Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Watercoloring on Chipboard

Hey everyone!

I hope your week is going well! I've been playing with some watercolors again, getting ready for the newest online class, Watercolor for Card Makers. This time I colored onto some chipboard flowers.


I started by adding a thin layer of Gesso onto the flowers, then white embossed the Hero Arts, Old Letter Writing woodblock stamp. I then added the blues and grays with some watercolor paints. Here's a close-up of the flowers.


I love how they turned out! I added white enamel dots to the centers. The die-cut sentiment is this one from Simon Says Stamp, and that adorable embossing folder is called, Cross My Heart, from Cuttlebug.

We've still got really cold and wet weather today - I even saw some snowflakes coming down not too long ago - yuk! But I am very thankful we are not getting the severe weather some folks have in the Southeast. My heart and prayers go out to all those affected - the pictures on the news are so heartbreaking with so many losing their homes -  it's devastating!

Thank you for coming by - I so appreciate your visits and comments! ♥

24 comments:

Laura Jane said...

The chipboard flowers turned out so well Barb!

Lin said...

Love it! And this reminds me of the canvas Prima flowers - may give them a try and CASE your card........

Betty said...

love the silver/greys with the aqua and the flowers are darling!

CinnamonSally said...

Beautiful flowers Barb!!

scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Barb,
Wow... you have created texture and it looks fabulous on these blooms.
Smiles:)
Sue

Kathy (krolski) said...

Gorgeous flowers! Such a perfect card, Barb!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous flowers, Barb! I love the organic pattern that you achieved with your water coloring...so pretty! Love your embossed hearts, too! Such a lovely card!

Cindy C. said...


Absolutely gorgeous flowers and very lovely background too!! Thanks for sharing Barb!

Nat said...

love the soft colours and texture, beautiful! :)

Arlene said...

Snow? It was about 88 degrees here in California.

Love your card!

Greta said...

I've just been watching the heartbreaking pictures of the tornado & flood damage & I truly feel blessed to be where I am. This is a wonderful card--love the colors & those flowers are sensational! Think I need to use my chipboard--you've inspired me, Barb!

Martha said...

Barb, what a BEAUTY you created in your "play" time! YAY...Gesso! The pretty flowers are fabulous against the darling embossed background. Love everything about this card! ♥

Malika said...

Lovely card

Malika

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous Barb. You are doing so well with your watercolouring, you should be giving the classes!

Lynn said...

This is fabulous Barb! The flowers look so very cool.

Karen L K said...

Great looking card Barb! Those flowers look really nice. Thanks for sharing what you did.

Helen F. said...

What a beautiful card, Barb! I love how you created your pretty flowers from chipboard! The hearts embossing folder is really sweet too, have to look for that one from Cuttlebug you say?

Robin K. said...

What's been happening in the Southeast sure puts my complaints about our weather into perspective..... I really love how your flowers turned out! That Hero Arts stamp is a fave of mine:). And how sweet is that embossing folder?!!!

sideoats + scribbles said...

Oh Barb!!! Those are just gorgeous!!! xo

Vicky said...

Barb this is a gorgeous card! Love the colors, the embossing and the stripes at the edge. They all make a great design. But the artsy flowers really make this card special! Tons of hugs from you Greek friend.

Laura B. said...

gorgeous watercolored flowers! really love that embossed card front, too!

alexandra s.m. said...

stunning Barb!

Shirley said...

Well, the flowers are gorgeous! TFS how you did them. I really like the enamel center too! Love the colors and how your white hello stands out too! A very beautiful card, Barb!

Leni said...

Love these cool flowers!