Pink Whimsy Watercolored Flowers

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Hi everyone.  It is Holly posting today.  Chrissy is away on a road trip, so I’m jumping in to share this watercolored flower card with you.  I pulled out this stamp from the Flowers and Whimsy sheet from Art Neko because I wanted to try watercoloring it.  I stamped it with Versamark onto some Fabriano Studio Hot Press watercolor paper and then covered it with clear embossing powder.  After shaking off the excess powder, I melted the powder with a heat tool.

Zig Clean Color markers are water based, and they have some very fine brushes on the coloring ends of the markers.  I pulled out three colors – a pale blue, a deep green, and a deep red.  I outlined the flowers and leaves with the pale blue color first, and then I went back over the blue with a wet paintbrush to pull the color out.  After I waited a little bit for the paper to dry, I colored in the edges of the leaves with the deep green color.  I did not fill in the entire leaf – just the edge.  Then I used my wet brush to drag some of the green color over each leaf.

Once again, I waited until the paper was dry before starting in on the pink flowers.  I used a deep red color on just one edge of each petal, and then I used the wet brush to pull the color out onto the rest of the petal.  That deep red color turned into a vibrant pink during this process.  That was a fun discovery!

After my piece was completely dry, I cut the paper down to a smaller size (3″ x 4″) and matted it with a dark green cardstock.  I stamped this sentiment with green ink onto a scrap piece of the same watercolor paper and cut it out with a circle die.  The sentiment can be found on the Friendship, Get Well, and Thank You’s sheet from Art Neko.

I found a small length of this pink ribbon which coordinated beautifully with my flowers, so I tied it around the bottom of the floral piece.  This piece is attached to a sandy gray card base with some foam tape.  I added some more foam tape to the sentiment and adhered that next to the flowers.

I hope this card inspires you to experiment with coloring.  It is fun to see what happens when you try new things!

 

 

 

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6 Responses to Pink Whimsy Watercolored Flowers

  1. Kia Gibson-Clapper September 19, 2016 at 6:43 am #

    Oh my gosh Holly – I just love this beautiful floral image. I wanna I wanna … love the way you have done it too.

  2. AnneAnne September 19, 2016 at 8:44 am #

    This is GORGEOUS! I adore it! Thank you for the tutorial and inspiration!

  3. Sabrina F September 19, 2016 at 11:58 am #

    Beautiful soft watercolouring, Holly – I love the effect of stamping with Versamark and embossing for a soft outline. And what a fab sheet of images – I hadn’t come across that one before.
    Don’t you love it when you have ribbon that’s just the right colour!!

  4. Leah C. September 20, 2016 at 7:14 am #

    Such a beautiful card Holly! I love the colors 🙂

  5. Shirley Qu-wannabecre8tive September 24, 2016 at 2:19 pm #

    Holly, your card is beautiful. I love the soft color and pretty ribbon.

  6. chrissyd723 September 25, 2016 at 5:54 pm #

    Girl- Thanks for filling in for me! Your card is gorgeous – I do have to really say, I LOVED the way it looked BEFORE you colored the flowers too!

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