Sunday, May 11, 2014

Watercoloring With Fresh Cut Florals!

Hi everyone!

I'm up very late once again, trying to catch up with my homework for the Watercolor For Card Makers class. It's okay though - it's homework I WANT to do!

I had so much fun tonight creating this card! It's for the lesson from day 5, which was watercoloring stamped images. I was inspired by Swarup Murthy (Sanketi) who is an amazing watercolor artist! Before I started my card though, I also watched this video from Dawn over at the WPlus9 blog. She used their Fresh Cut Florals set to create a beautiful card! I wanted so bad to try it and never thought it would turn out but it did! I'm really excited about this one! Take a look.


The card measures only 3 x 41/2 inches. I selectively inked up each separate, little stamp with Distress Markers, then added a bit of water with a small paint brush. I was so surprised that it turned out the way I wanted it to - yay!

Both Dawn and Swarup have some wonderful tips for watercoloring stamped images and I have learned so much!

Okay, I'm off to bed - another long day at work tomorrow. My only worry, after today, is that I did not order enough plants or bouquets - I hate running out but it's a tough thing to predict.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope all you moms out there have a wonderful Mother's Day! Love and hugs to you each of you! ♥

42 comments:

Kathryn A said...

Awesome! Your shading on the vase and the shadow underneath are very realistic!

Barb Ghig said...

I'm up really late too, but I had to stop by to wish you a Happy Mother's Day, and to tell you how much I LOVE this card! Honestly, it looks like a real water color painting, Barb...it's Stunning!

Michelle said...

Barb, this card is awesome! So beautiful! I can't wait to try this out with these stamps, too! (They're on their way to me finally).

Dawn Turley said...

A stunning card Barb, So beautifully done.

Lynn said...

Can you see me sitting here with my jaw on the floor? This card is absolutely amazing Barb!

Carol Perry said...

Happy Mother's Day Barb! Having to work on a day celebrating you must be hard but what joy it must be selling all those beautiful flowers for all those Moms out there.
Your card is so gorgeous and beautiful. I say frame it since this will be hard one to give away.

Lisa Kind said...

This is stunning Barb! You did an awesome job with the watercoloring!

MariClaudi said...

Your card is breathtaking! Thanks for sharing.

pcm said...

gorgeous!

Lin said...

BEAUTIFUL results, Barb! I saw Dawn's video yesterday, too, and went right to work, but my results were less than stellar.....will have another go today. Just love your card!

jintyoo7 said...

Absolutely exquisite, Barb! Hope today is not too stressful. Happy Mother's Day :)

Betty said...

Barb - you did a fantastic job - i watched the video too and loved it - and your card is done so beautifully!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow Barb this card is fabulous, I love the watercolouring, just perfect!!

Laura Jane said...

AMAZING job Barb! I am so behind in class..UHG...I'm tempted to jump ahead and see this days videos:)
Happy Mother's day to you!


Sue McRae said...

Such a pretty work of art Barb!

Leni said...

I' m in awe! Such a pretty card! Looks like a real watercolor painting!

Tracey McNeely said...

Wow Barb this is so gorgeous! Artwork, seriously!

Linda said...

Barb, so beautiful. I would say you nailed this technique.

Heather Maria said...

Wow Barb, your card is stunning! You did an amazing job with this technique! Hope work isn't too hectic for you today. Happy Mother's Day to you:)

craftytreen said...

oh barb, your card is lovely. it does look so professional. its so soft and the colors are wonderful. I love it. these distress markers can help us do some wonderful things.

shirley-bee said...

This is absolutely wonderful, Barb!

Linda J said...

Beautiful card Barb! I watched that video, and love your results.

Sarah Gray said...

Stunning card - it looks like a 'proper' painting! I would put it in a frame :)

Pam said...

Fabulous card, Barb! I also watched Dawn's video. You rocked it!

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous card Barb, you took to the lessons very well. Happy Mother's Day.

Nancy K said...

That is so beautiful, its like you've been water coloring forever. I'm totally inspired, Barb!

Dawn said...

This turned out absolutely beautiful!

Virginia Lu said...

This class really brings out the ARTIST in you, Barb! What a gorgeous water-colored card! Love it!

Michelle said...

So pretty, Barb! You really got this technique so right! :-)

Rachel said...

this is so stunning! you nailed it

wandaguess said...

SOOOOOOOOO gorgeous and soft! Wow I love this so much Barb. XOXO

judkajudi said...

I am enjoying all of your homework projects! Beautifully done, Barb .. and in the middle of the Mother's Day madness!! Lots of hugs!!!

Dawn Turley said...

Totally awesome Barb. A little piece of art for sure.

Nora N. said...

This is STUNNING!!! You could make another one without a sentiment, include a small frame and give it as a gift after they are done with the card!!! I watched this video too and LOVED it!!

Greta said...

You should be happy with how it turned out--beautiful! You really nailed the technique, Barb!

Carole said...

Just catching up, this is awesome! C x

Bobby said...

I watched both videos, too, and your card is just a wonderful. I have this stamp set and been wondering how to use it. Now I know. I don't have a vase, but I'll just paint one freehand.

Bridget said...

This is just stunning, I absolutely love it!

keeleykats said...

Barb, Your card is beautiful! I keep watching the videos and waiting for my stamps to arrive. What set is the vase from?

Shirley said...

How very elegant! Every detail is lovely! Frame it!

Jo Nevill said...

Absolutely stunning x

Michele Clay said...

This is so very stunning! Do you do videos? I would love to see you in action on this card, please! I need all the help I can get!