Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #185 {Watercoloured Blooms}


Watercolouring! I am enjoying it! I wanted to create some watercoloured flowers for my card at Freshly Made Sketches this week and I wanted to play along with the fun challenge at Verve Stamps which is all about flowers and the Simon Says Stamp challenge to use Coral. I used the Abandoned Coral distress ink to make my watercolour flowers.


Simon Monday Challenge Blog

I stamped the flowers from a stamp set called Contemporary Roses by MFT Stamps (designed by the lovely Mona Pendleton). That stamp set is retired now but I think Verve's Poppy Birthday set would work. I stamped the flowers on watercolour paper in distress inks and then I used a water brush to "paint" and soften the lines of the flowers.


Once I had the flowers all painted, I stamped the small leaf from a retired stamping up set and soften the stamped leaf image with water as well. Using my heat gun, I dried the paper and then added some blue highlighting around the flowers. I got the paper really wet with water and then dropped some of the colour onto the wet spots. The colour spread and that it how it dried. Then I stamped the sentiment from Verve's stamp set called Kind Words.


Here is some more watercolouring I did. I want to try making some one layer cards this way.

25 comments:

  1. Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous Lesley! Love the watercoloring you've been sharing!

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  2. Wow, this is fabulous, Lesley! I love all the watercoloring you are doing lately!

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  3. Beautiful Lesley! Must try that technique!

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  4. These are both gorgeous! I love the salmon/coral flowers against that sweet blue stripe background paper. Beautiful cards!!!

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  5. Lesley this is gorgeous!! I have been loving seeing all of your beautiful watercoloring on Instagram!

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  6. Gorgeous! Love the sentiment that you chose and the watercoloring is beautiful!

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  7. Lesley, this is GORGEOUS! I love it! The striped paper behind those beautiful flowers is perfect! Just lovely! XXX

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  8. Gorgeous! Your watercoloring is stunning and I love that sentiment.

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  9. I really love what you're doing with watercolors Lesley. Each card I see is more amazing than the last! This is absolutely beautiful!

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  10. I love everything about this card! The striped paper works so well behind those stunning flowers.

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  11. So very gorgeous! I might just need to pull out some watercolor paper again soon! :)

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  12. Wow, so beautiful! Love the colors.

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  13. Beautiful card, those flowers are gorgeous!

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  14. The painting on this is amazing. Such a beautiful card!!

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  15. Okay. This just may be my favourite Lesley Croghan card EVER! And that's saying something. This is really lovely, Lesley :o)

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  16. Wow! This is so gorgeous Lesley! That watercoloring is amazing! Those flowers are stunning! Your creativity amazes me!

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  17. Absolutely lovely Lesley! I adore the colours you've used as well as those stunning flowers!

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  18. I just LOVE the softness of those beautiful blooms Lesley! Your colouring of them is superb, they look like you have actually painted them! Thank you so much for your inspiration over at FMS! Hazel xx

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  19. Your watercolored flowers look amazing Lesley!! So so pretty!!!

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  20. Oh, this is beautiful, Lesley! The watercoloring is stunning, and I love the striped background paper with it.

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  21. So pretty, Lesley. I am loving all your crafty inspiration lately! You are on a roll.

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Lesley :)