Friday, March 14, 2014

Backyard Basics in Watercolor

I love the look of watercolor.

I'd really like to be able to do it myself.

So I'm trying.


Sanketi of The Storyteller blog has been inspiring me to try.

She makes the most incredible cards!

There are a lot of other watercolor artists out there that also inspire.

So..........

I made a card from some watercolor paper and inked up this stamp from Backyard Basics
with markers.

Then I squished some ink from inpads and dipped the damp Aqua Painter in the ink 
to color the flower.

I added some accents on the petals with a marker.

Then I tried to splotch some green and yellow around the flower to add a sort of wash.

It looks kind of muddy.

I'll have to work some more on the technique.

But I was happy enough with this to share it.

I added some score lines to the top, rounded the bottom  corners, and added pearls.

is having an ANYTHING GOES challenge.

says COLOR ME PRETTY
I inked the stamp with markers
and colored in the flower with my Aqua Painter

this month is
JUST ADD WATER

is a new challenge on the block.
Her first challenge is Watercoloring.
She has some wonderful inspiration photos 
and the gallery is full of beautiful watercolored cards.

has a lovely inspiration this month...


I'm so glad you stopped by!

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps: Backyard Basics, Blooming with Kindness
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Elegant Eggplant, SU Markers Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz)
Paper:  Watercolor (Strathmore)
Other:  Aqua Painter, Simply Scored, Basic Pearls

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted





38 comments:

Irish Cherokee said...

It is rare to ave perfection on one try but you have managed a very respectable card. I think you will do very well in your efforts. Very nicely done.

Irene said...

Bonnie, your card is beautiful.I love it. The watercolour technique you used is brilliant.. Well done.
thank you for the link to the blog.
luv
irene
xxxx

Judith said...

Nice, Bonnie, I love the watercolor cards.

Have a good weekend.

Deepti said...

I agree Sanketi is so inspiring :) I love ur card, colors and layout. Water coloring looks awesome :)

Benzi said...

Oh, I really like this, Bonnie. Very pretty watercoloring. Your score lines look pretty, too.

Cynthia said...

Oh. My. Gosh. This is amazing, Bonnie!!! And the background looks great--definitely not muddy! Love love love!!!!!

Virginia Lu said...

Oh...Bonnie, you are a PRO in water-coloring! I love how you shaded the flowers and the coloring has just the right touches! I also love your scored lines and tiny pearls...FABULOUS! Thanks so much for playing the first Virginia's View Challenge!

Hayley Kew said...

This is beautiful Bonnie! A watercolour wonder :) Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More, sure hope you will play along again soon :)

Bobby said...

You did a wonderful job for your first watercoloring, Bonnie. It's so much easier using stamps. My daughter is a watercolorist and I've always been in awe of her work.

Cathy said...

This is so pretty Bonnie, love the softness of the watercolour, perfect with this gorgeous image, Cathy x

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Bonnie. Your watercoloring turned out fantastic. You are a natural! I love your wash background ... it really adds a subtle interest behind your iris. Loll xx

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Bonnie! Your watercolouring is absolute perfection and I really love how you highlighted around the flowers!

Karren said...

Wow! Love this, Bonnie! It looks gorgeous with the wash around it. And your scoring is a perfect finish.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Very well done, Bonnie! This is such a pretty image and so perfect for that lovely color inspiration and the other challenges, too!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell J Knauss said...

P.S. Ooops, forget to say a special thank you for joining in with ATSM!!

Doris said...

This card is awesome, Bonnie! I love the extra touch at the top with your score lines and pearls. You really outdid yourself on this one! The colors say Spring (which is long coming this year in NJ) the stamp is perfectly placed and the wash is the perfect background. Definitely one of your best!

Brenda said...

Wow Bonnie, this looks fabulous! I love the watercolor look too and looks like to me you have done it well. Love the embossed lines on the card and love your pretty sentiment. Hugs

Susan said...

Well done with the watercolouring - I see more and more cards done this way and must get around to trying it!

Patti said...

Beautiful card Bonnie. I think you did a great job with your water coloring. And I love the simplicity.

Faith A said...

This is beautiful, well done on this fab card, looks like you have been doing watercolour for a LONG time!

Cori Kozak said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!! I love your water coloring and the score lines and pearls add just the perfect touch!! So glad you joined us over at Stampin' Celebration!

MaryH said...

Bonnie, I think this is lovely. I struggle with W/Color. Will have one tomorrow that I tried - and it didn't look nearly as pretty as this one did! I couldn't get the ink to 'squish' on the inkpad cover, for one thing! Used an water brush, kept it dry. I love this look, and think you did an awesome effort. Love the pretty colors too. TFS & Hugs - Happy Wkend

Heather North said...

Lovely CAS watercolored card. I've always wanted to be able to watercolor too. Your card is beautiful and I love the added detail of the middle scored line with pearls on either end. Nice touch. Thank you for joining us at Stampin' Celebration!

Mrs A. said...

Bonnie this is lovely. Your a natural! I have just started a water colour class. 1st lesson was the dreaded still life, last week drawing pots (no chance) but next week is flowers which I am really looking forward to. If mine turn out half way as god as yours I will be pleased. hugs Mrs A.

Mary Marsh said...

this is so beautifully done Bonnie-I love watercoloring as well and am always in awe of those who do it well-this is one of those cards

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a GORGEOUS card Bonnie! Oh so love this watercolor effect. Just Fantastic :)

Kylie said...

Yummo! I love this, Bonnie. You look like a watercolouring expert to me :) Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

Susangail Powell said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the little addition at the top of your card - very nice!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Bonnie. Love the watercoloring and the the scoring.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wowzah! Your watercolored card is wonderful in every way. You really took to this technique, that's for sure. One secret I know about water coloring (which isn't really a secret) is that you should use water color paper otherwise it forgetaboutit!

Miriam said...

Very pretty card! Love the watercoloring...

Laura said...

Bonnie, Your card is very pretty! Love your coloring. Perfect!!

LynB said...

Beautiful card!

jimlynn said...

Totally gorgeous!
Lynn

Karen D said...

So very pretty. Love the colours.

Anita Krul said...

Bonnie, your card is just gorgeous in it's simplicity. I don't see ANY problems with your waterolouring at all... it's perfect! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Celebration this month!

scrappymo! said...

I am so enjoying these watercolour cards you are making lately. This is beautiful!

Greta said...

What a beauty you created, Bonnie! I adore your scored lines, too!