Sunday, January 31, 2016

Watercolor Class Cornflowers


Here's another card using a technique from the Online Watercolor Class.


This technique was so much fun!

I didn't realize you could make flowers with a flick of a brush and some paint.

(You did know they were flowers.  Right?)

DH is amazed that I can get so many colors out of 3 tubes of color.

It is amazing.  But I'm still having problems getting the right amount of water.

I'm waiting for that aha moment when it all comes together.

This is how it looked when I finished painting.


I stamped a sentiment at the top.

Then I decided to do some scoring.

Yikes,


Should have let the ink dry first.

I'm glad you are enjoying my blunders and bloopers.

Rest assured that there are much worse that didn't get their picture taken!

I'll take this over to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge where it's
ANYTHING GOES.
You've got to check out those designer cards if  you haven't already.


Thanks for the visit.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri (SU), Fun Birthday Sentiments (Happy Little Stampers)
Ink:  Whisper White, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Watercolor (Strathmore 140 lb. cold press for base), (Arches 140 lb. cold press for design), Brilliant Blue (retired SU), Whisper White
Other:  Watercolors (French Ultramarine, Aureolin), White EP, Bitty Butterfly Punch (SU)




26 comments:

Barb said...

Your card is so pretty Bonnie and if you chop the top off your bloop it can also become a lovely card. You certainly are doing well. Money well spent for sure. Barbxx

Betty Keefe said...

your flowers are wonderful - am seeing so many great cards from this class!

jimlynn said...

Whoa! These are beautiful flowers - and YES, they're flowers! Gorgeous!!! Love all the blue.
Lynn

Daffodil Cards said...

BEAUTIFUL work Bonnie, love the flowers.

MaryH said...

I did INDEED know they were flowers - and beautiful blue ones too! Love the free & easy style you've developed, and the water addition will get to be 2nd nature to your hand I'm certain. (speaking as one who's not even looked at the 1st video). I'm amazed at what you've accomplished - although I don't know why I am! You're a master at whatever medium you choose to work in. Love the way this carded up so pretty too. TFS & Hugs

Virginia Lu said...

This is so very lovely, Bonnie! The blue inking is awesome! GREAT touches with adding that little butterfly, too! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

Carol L said...

YOur flowers are beautiful and look stunning on both cards! I really like how the birthday sentiment has the look of watercoloring to match the flowers too! Well done Bonnie!

Deborah345 said...

Regardless of the smear of the greeting ink...I like the layout of the card and the flowers are wonderful.

JD/ Jill said...

Your water coloring is amazing. You can tell that you are getting a lot out of these classes. Thanks so much for sharing.

Greta said...

You ended up with a beautiful card, Bonnie! I wouldn't even attempt painting--that's why I have a million stamps--haha! Love the little splatters!

Maxine D said...

Fabulous card Bonnie!! Love the blue layer behind the featured panel.
I am so glad you showed your 'blooper' - I've had one of those days too!
Blessings
Maxine

Loll said...

Great job with your cornflowers Bonnie. Two beautiful cards. I'm with you on the ration of paint to water ... can't seem to get it right. But I'll keep practicing. I hope my Ah-ha moment comes soon! :) xx

OH Babs said...

No one would ever know there was an "oops," because the card is gorgeous.

nancy littrell said...

Bonnie your cornflowers turned out beautifully. I love how you kept your finished cards CAS so your flowers are the stars :-) I agree, the pigment to water is the toughest part. Paper towels are my best friend when watercoloring! TFS my friend.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my heck! Your card is perfect! That wee butterfly in that flowered field--so lovely. And the bloopers, that's nice so we all know there is hope for us yet!

Susan said...

I knew immediately that they were cornflowers (they're one of my favourite wildflowers). Beautifully done! And the final card is a perfect recovery from your smudged ink in the original!

laurie said...

Great post!It was fun to see the progression of the card, those flowers turned out gorgeous!

Gramma Sarah said...

I truly love this cornflower card. Your ability with watercolor seems so natural. You have the "eye!" You do inspire...

Linda said...

Great job Bonnie. I love your bright blue flowers. That was one I was able to do.

Gail Townsend said...

Beautiful flowers, love the card xx

JoAnn said...

Very pretty cornflowers. I love the blues.

Sandy said...

I am trying so hard to catch up and it is to my delight -- this is fabulous - keep it up!!
sandy xx

Jolie Samuel said...

Those flowers are amazing! great job

nailgirl said...

what a beautiful cards!! your flowers came out so nice!!!

Bobby said...

Your flowers are great, Bonnie. I just wish I could be consistent with the brush strokes.

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome water coloured card Bonnie, shame about the mishap.