Sunday, March 23, 2014

Watercolor Secret Garden Flower

I am really enjoying my play with watercoloring.

Actually, I use re-inkers not watercolors.

Does that still count?

Here's my latest attempt.

After I had the panel colored, I wasn't sure what to do with it.

I checked in on the sketch challenge at SCS this week and thought it would work.

Here's the sketch....

I took some liberties with the sketch but I think it's still visible.

One thing I've learned about watercoloring.  
I have to be patient and let one color dry before applying another.

I hope you like this as much as I do.

since I used a snippet of watercolor paper and matting.

Thanks for stopping by.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Secret Garden
Ink: SU Markers (Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight)
Paper:  Watercolor (Strathmore), Pear Pizzazz (snippet)
Other: Needlepoint Border EF, Primrose Petals Stitched Ribbon, Aqua Painter, Re-inkers


Sandy said...

Bonnie this is gorgeous and I do think your image could stand alone it is so beautiful!
sandy xx

Loll Thompson said...

I can see you are really having fun with watercoloring Bonnie ... and we get the benefits of seeing your beautiful creations. You are so inspiring ... I have been thinking about watercoloring for days now!! Just have to find some time as I know it takes a while ... as you said, I need to find time and patience :) Gorgeous card ... love the embossed border and the little tab of ribbon. Loll xx

Sue said...

Hi bonnie, just been looking at all your wonderful cards I've missed..blogger has been a right pain and then I went to a craft show over here and met some of my blogging buddies we had a great time..your cards are so pretty! lots of huggles Sue xx

Carol L said...

That's a beautiful background to show off the pretty flower! Beautiful card!

Benzi said...

Absolutely beautiful, Bonnie. Watercoloring agrees with you, that's for sure.

Sue - said...

Of course re-inkers count they're colour aren't they? And you use water so water-coloured! Really pretty panel you've made too. Sorry I've been a bit lax in commenting lately - seem to be a bit short on time as doing a lot of work in garden when weather permits.

jimlynn said...

When it's something this pretty, of course it counts! Gorgeous!

Dragon said...

Lovely elegant card Bonnie, really like the background.

Irene said...

Beautiful watercolouring Bonnie, your background is fabulous as is the image. Ithink I need to check out the ink refils.

Debs Willis said...

Hi Bonnie, this is beautiful! Great use of colours
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog re: stencilling. Some of my ladies are a bit heavy handed too, we used ink duster brushes & once they'd done a couple they learned to lighten up!!
Debs x

Brenda said...

Oh Bonnie, I love this card! It looks like it should be framed and hung in a gallery. I can see the sketch in your card. I can't believe you did that using re-inkers! I love the background and the flower, oh my the flower is stunning. I also love that embossing on the side. Hugs

Di said...

So pretty Bonnie - love this card, as I do all of yours anyhow!



Faith A said...

I love water colouring and you certainly have taken to it like a pro!, love this card.

Marybeth said...

Beautiful watercolor flower. I see the sketch and love the way you used it softly..........I probably would have done everything in what you did

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I am quite sure that reinkers count. In fact, I'm impressed by how many folks use reinkers to color with. Gorgeous card. I love the marbled background. That's spectacular.

Cathy said...

Beautiful watercoloring Bonnie, love the pretty background too, Cathy x

Deepti said...

This is so pretty, I love the background :)

Aileen said...

It's good to have some fun and just play isn't. Your flower looks super. So soft but vibrant. x

scrappymo! said...

Your talent with watercolours is lovely...Your card looks wonderful.

Shirley said...

So glad I can hop again so I don't miss all the great art! Love your flower and BG and yes dye inks count!!! I use watercolor all the time. Love yours. It is beautiful!!