It's Kelly here, I know twice in one week! Don't worry you'll be seeing the super talented Anika soon. We just pulled a little switcharoo :)
I can't seem to get enough of watercoloring lately and today's card is no exception.
About a year ago Dawn Woleslagle posted a video where she did a flower arrangement in a sweet little mug. I adored her card and as soon as I got my hands on Coffee First I wanted to try to do something similar. The flowers in Botanical Love are quite a big bigger than Dawn's but so is my mug ;)
I used Distress Markers to do all my stamping, except the sentiment. The reason I like the markers for this instead of the pads is because they don't put down as much color and it allows for selective inking. So not only can I stamp my flower parts in yellow, pink, and green all at the same time I can also leave parts uninked. Like the corners of my mug where I knew the leaves would hang over.
I stamped and masked all my images before beginning my watercoloring.
I'm so far from a professional it's ridiculous but here's how I do it. I lay down an initial wash of color on select parts that don't touch each other. Before it completely dries I drop in some additional color for shading. After it's all dry I revisit each part. I add any extra shading I want to and blend it in. Once all my coloring was done I added little details such as Wink of Stella and some white gel pen dots.
The sentiment is a combination of other sentiments. The "You're" was created by using letters from the "take your time to" in Botanical Love. I could have just used the "Your" part but's it's grammatically incorrect lol. It's the little things ;)
To add shading you can scribble some ink on your craft mat/acrylic block and pick it up with your block or use the fine tip of your marker directly to the paper.
My design is not your typical fluid watercolor. I used very little water. If you want a looser look add more water but it will distort your stamp shape more.
You don't have to take the time to mask if you don't want to. You can just either not ink that portion of your stamp or wipe the ink away before stamping.
We are having a kit party over on Facebook. Head over there to check it out! Lots of good stuff :)
Thanks for visiting today!!
This is totally gorgeous!! Your watercolouring and composition are stunning :)ReplyDelete
Kelly, as always such an inspiration. Love your watercolouring, composition, everything.ReplyDelete
How lovely!!! Beautiful coloring!!ReplyDelete
Stunning and so creatively made! Love how you turned a coffee cup into a flower pod! Amazing colouring as well!ReplyDelete
You say you aren't a professional?Okay, maybe you are not professionally trained, but your coloring skills are amazing! Wow! Thanks for the tips you shared. Again, wow!ReplyDelete
This card is so beautiful, Kelly! Love those white dots.ReplyDelete
Kelly, you know how much I LOVE your mad colouring skills - what a stunner card this is!ReplyDelete
A beautiful combination of the stamps,i like it so much!ReplyDelete
Absolutely GORGEOUS work of art, Kelly! Thank you so much for all of your tips and tricks, too...one of these days I'm going to try it!ReplyDelete
You are so flipping amazing!!! You MUST teach me the next time we are together. <3ReplyDelete