Friday, May 16, 2014

Freehand Watercolor Flowers

Hi again!

I'm back tonight with another card using a lesson from day #10 of Watercolor For Card Makers.

I chose to give Tasnim's technique a try. She created some fabulous firework flowers that were so cool looking! I decided to create mine a bit different by making them a little taller, less round, adding some leaves at the base of the flowers and also stems.


 I think they turned out fun and whimsical, don't you? I could definitely use more practice, especially on the leaves but I loved learning how to use the brush in a new way - turning it as I swiped the paint to create each flower petal. The sentiment is from the Hello Sunshine Daisies set by Hero Arts.

Short and sweet tonight - trying to get to bed earlier. We've got our good friend, Greg, coming to stay with us for a week or so starting tomorrow. It's always so fun to see him! He's my hubby's best buddy, he was in our wedding and he makes us all laugh! Can't wait!

Hope you all have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by! ♥


22 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

Barb, I have to tell you that you don't need any practice on this technique...this is GORGEOUS! The colors, your design, your details, just everything about this card is amazing!!! Actually, every card that you've created for this class has been truly beautiful, but this is my fave...Amazing work of art, Barb!!!

Dawn Turley said...

Impressed Barb. Your flowers are stunning. I still have to watch the video for Day 10.

donna mikasa said...

Oh, so pretty, Barb! I love the colors you chose, too! Don't you wish that class would never end?? Have an inky weekend!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Beautiful! Love the clean and simple look and your colour choices. Way to go!:)

Lynn said...

Barb, I hope you have a wonderful visit with Greg. This card is so vibrant. The class sounds incredible!

Karen said...

how beautiful Barb...well done.

JLBates1971 said...

These are beautiful

Deepti said...

These are beautiful :)

Dorothy C. said...

You are becoming a wonderful watercolor artist! I'm so jealous :). I've enjoyed all your posts so much this week - looking forward to more.

Betty said...

love your take on tasmin's flower - you are so creative to make them the same way but still different - fantastic!

Laura Jane said...

FUN freestyle Barb!Love that you chose blue..a color hard to find in the flower world. I'm working on a blue one as well.

Pam W Merwin said...

Amazing, Barb - love the results!

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful take on the lesson! I like your version better.

Sue said...

Hello Barb,
You have found your calling, this card is just gorgeous, you should now progress to a canvas and make some wall Art, you are that good at this form of creating.
Smiles:)
Sue

Greta said...

You need more practice?! This is incredible, Barb--love your work of art! Have a great time with your friend!

Linda said...

Barb, such pretty flowers. Love the colors. I haven't done this yet, cause I can't even draw stick men....

Martha said...

Hi, Barb! What a sweet card!
I love the pretty colors! ♥

Nat said...

totally beautiful flowers you have created! gorgeous card :)

sideoats + scribbles said...

This is gorgeous Barb!!!! Just love!

alexandra s.m. said...

You're a Natural Barb!!
Bravo ;))

MagsB said...

Oh my, this is so good! Your colours are just gorgeous!! Lovely!!

love Mags B x

Shirley said...

Gad, I can't wait to take this class! Whoever gets this will want to frame it, I kid you not!! Lovely!!