Thursday, February 4, 2016

Watercolor Class Flowering Vine

This is my last post of homework for the Watercolor for Cardmakers Intermediate Class

There are till techniques that I haven't tried.

Fortunately they give lifetime access to the class.

I can go back when I have time to really dig in to the last techniques.

Hopefully it will be soon.

For this card I did a bit of wash in the background, dried it,
painted the vine through a stencil and used brushstrokes for the flowers.

Debbie Hughes demonstrated this technique.

I love the softness and unstructured look.

(I say that so I can get by with these weird flowers.)

If you're interested in learning more about watercolor techniques,
I highly recommend this class.
You can find the class at

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Sending and Wishing (SSS)
Ink:  Bermuda Bay (SU)
Other:  Watercolor Paint (Koi Travel Set), Sequins (PPP)


PJ said...

Your card is beautiful. Thank you for sharing the watercolor class link. Something to think about here ☺

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful card Bonnie - love the soft look of this gorgeous card.

Maria A. said...

Bonnie, this card is beautifully water colored, I love the pop of red/orange/yellow of your flowers and this beautiful aqua flourish.
I've never been able to do a color wash like you did here, as much as I love water colors, I'm always very apprehensive about doing it.
Thank you for sharing the beautiful cards you are making on this class.
I tried the link but it's not working for me. I think I will check this classes out.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This has a beautiful, ethereal, painterly feel Bonnie! Reminds me of some of the French Impressionist paintings! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Sandy said...

Beautiful Bonnie and the little bobs you added are so ideal for the design and color.
sandy xx

Doris said...

Thanks for sharing what you learned! Your card is beautiful. I've learned a lot from several of the online classes, but I skipped this one because my attempts at water color usually end in a messy failure. My happy "medium" is colored pencil.

Loll said...

Another watercoloured beauty Bonnie! You have really embraced this course and done amazing designs. xx

Susan said...

Bonnie, you have done so well in the watercolour class! Another beauty that I would be very proud of if I'd painted it!

Gloria Lee said...

The watercolor flower is so beautiful!

MaryH said...

Once again, something beautiful. If you're still not happy with your flowers, look at some of the old 'Masters' watercolors, - it's the suggestion of a blossom, not the actual realism - that is 'the look'. I think you've captured it just great, and I think I like this one best of all that you've shared. (well, then I think that each time I see one of your class projects!) You've done marvelously in this class. TFS & Happy wkend.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Your watercolors are so beautiful! I love the look a hazy, very nostalgic ... It is in them a yearning that sits well with me.

Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! Bonnie this is beautiful, I agree with Mary H about the suggestion of flowers the great artists did. In fact viewing a picture recently, I thought it so very beautiful, then saw it in close up and it was a mess, not saying yours is a mess, just the artist had given the idea of flowers and people rather than actual flowers, I think I'm getting myself in a mess LOL. I just needed to say, your work is beautiful so are the colours. x

jimlynn said...

Not weird at all - just beautiful! I love the flowers and everything else about this card. You're knocked 'em dead with all the beauty of the watercoloring for homework. A pretty, pretty, card!

Barb said...

Such a beautiful water colouring Bonnie. It is so fresh and delicate. The colours are beautiful and I like the addition of the sequins too. A really lovely card. I look forward to seeing lots more of your beautiful water colouring. Barbxx

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh I love your card Bonnie!
I'm always interested on learning more watercolor techniques, thanks for sharing the info!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card, and a great job with the watercoloring! (something that I find intimidating.)

Linda said...

Bonnie, this turned out so beautiful. Love the colors and softness.

Susan Joyce said...

This is stunning Bonnie, love this one too. I haven;t had time to participate in this class but I might have to try to later on.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I really like this. The sequins really add to it.