Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Watercoloured Altenew Card

Hi there!

I have been having fun lately playing with different colouring mediums.  Today I played with my new Daniel Smith Watercolours and did some no-line watercolouring.

First I stamped the largest flower from the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set using Tim Holtz Distress ink in Antique Linen onto some Tim Holtz Watercolor cardstock.  I then made a mask for the same flower using a full adhesive post-it note and put this right over my stamped flower.  I then added leave and spray flowers in an arrangement that I liked using the same Antique Linen ink pad. 

Once my stamping was complete, I chose some watercolours to use for the images.  For the flowers I used Daniel Smith Quinacridone Pink, Quinacridone coral and Cadmium Red medium hue.  I also added a small amount of Graphite grey for some darker areas. For the leaves I used Sap Green and 
Graphite Grey. 

For the background I used the Indigo colour and make stripes using a 1/2" flat brush on another piece of Watercolour cardstock.  

Once the floral piece was complete, I fussy cut it out using my Cutter Bee scissors, leaving a small white border around the images.  

With my floral piece temporarily in place on my background piece I stamped the sentiment from the Altenew Painted Greetings stamp set using Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink pad. 

Lastly, I adhered my floral watercoloured piece to the striped background using 3M Mounting tape to give the finished card some dimension. Then I added the whole panel to a top folding standard cardbase (4 1/4" x 5 1/2").

I hope that you like my card, I am so so happy with how it turned out.  I think I now need to focus on adding more detailed shading to make the flowers look more realistic.

If you like this card, or have any tips to give me, please leave me a comment below, I love to read the comments!


Jodie xx