Thursday, 15 May 2014

Watercolour Flowers

I've been following the latest watercolour class at Online Card Classes this week but I've been struggling with it as a medium and really didn't think it was going to be for me.  However, I finally found a technique that works for me - and it's totally against my normal need for control and everything I ever learnt about colouring - going outside the lines!


I was inspired by the current challenge from Clearly Besotted - http://stampingsharing.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/clearly-besotted-challenge-11-colour.html which is these gorgeous set of colours and I used some blooms from Fresh Flowers and a sentiment from Fabulous Fuchias.   I simply embossed the flowers in white and then coloured them in with a mix of pan water colours and luminarte shimmer watercolours but on the first layer I made the colours very light and loose and let them flood outside the lines - I know shock horror right!  I added hints of the 3 main colours around and about to get a soft background and balanced feel and then when it was dry I went back to the images and added a couple more layers of detail.  I finished with some strips of card and washi for balance.   I have to say it is just about my favourite card ever.......



9 comments:

  1. very pretty card Tara

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the flowers, such a pretty card!

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  3. This is truly stunning and probably my favourite card I've seen using this set - work of art and when I'm at my laptop I'm going to pin it - hope that's okay :) x

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  4. Beautiful card Tara :) You know i love it well done letting go and going out of your comfort zone you nailed it.
    Kate xxxx

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  5. gorgeous, beautiful work.x

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  6. Such a stunning creation Tara x

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  7. It's just beautiful Tara! Vicky x

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