Saturday, 17 May 2014

Watercolour Love

Among the many things I've learned whilst taking part in the online watercolouring card class over the last week or two is that it's an art form which needs patience. If my husband ever read my blog he'd be laughing hysterically by now as patience is not something I'm known for (I can almost hear him saying, somewhat ironically, "Really? I've never noticed . . . . ")

But another thing I've learned is that it's an art form I love, and that's also the theme of this card:

One of the class techniques was demonstrated using a flower stamp with large petals. Not having any similar floral stamps I searched my stash for an alternative & decided on this Docrafts bear.

He's coloured in Aquamarkers, and he took a couple of hours from start to finish - see what I mean about patience? The patterned background uses another of the techniques I learned, and the flag is cut from card which has been painted with a wash of the same colour as the heart. The embellishment is a wooden button which is floral on the other side but as that didn't match I chose the plain side. I've stamped the greeting onto a piece of vellum. This is my second entry for this month's challenge at Stamping Sensations where "Anything Goes", and I used the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches

Here's the original sketch:
And here's a little close-up of the bear, I hope you like him -

Base cardstock: Lidl
Watercolour cardstock: Winsor & Newton
Stamps: Docrafts FFS 907117 "Best of British - Great Big Hugs"
Darkroom DoorDDBS003 Floral
Papermania greeting
Inks: Distress Antique Linen (main image), Memento Rich Cocoa (greeting)
Aquamarkers: Mocha, Raspberry, Eggshell
Embellishment: from stash


  1. What a sweet card! I love the soft colors. You must have more patience than you think if you could hang in there that long to make this. I'll bet you get faster and faster the more you practice. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. WOW! What a stunning card Helen. I love how you have painted the bear and the whole design of the card is perfect. Definitely a labour of love but so worth it! Thank you so much for advice regarding the Cricut mat, I will give that a go :)


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