Thursday 9 June 2016

Enjoying Watercolouring, Three Cards

 This is a fair size post as I have done three cards. Enjoy

This first card I did with the Addicted to CAS Challenge in mind. This weeks challenge is petals so I had a bit of a play with the stamp. This stamp is from Inspired to Stamp and is new to me. It comes with the main small bunch of flowers and a single petal. I stamped the main bunch then added the single one, but covered one of the petals on it to infer that that petal has fallen.

I then stamped the single flower falling and two single petals this time covering the other three petals and only stamping the one. A bit of the line didn't stamp so I drew with the versa emboss pen to add it back in. All the stamping was white embossed.
I watercoloured with Zigs and got a lovely pink/orange mix but kept fiddling around and ended up with quite a dark flower. Too late to do it again so will use this one and continue on my quest for soft colours.
I finished the card off with the 'Awesome' gold foil cardstock die  cut and then decided to add the stamped sentiment 'you are'. You have already guessed haven't you, it was not a clear stamp so hard to judge and ended up crooked. My fix was to stamp again onto the same watercolour cardstock and cut as a little banner.

This stamps is another from 'Inspired to Stamp'. I have combined two separate stamps to make a cluster and I love how it turned out. Again stamped and white embossed and zig watercolours.

I haven't added any Wink of Stella but will do so later. Just forgot before I took the photo.
Finished the card off with the 'congrats' which is from silver mirror cardstock and die cut. All finished off with some randomly placed sequins.

Now the final card for tonight  is the W9Plus birds stamped and clear embossed as I like the control for watercolouring.

My birds are a very unique rainbow coloured species that like hanging out with my rainbow coloured flowers in my imaginary perfect garden. There is a very strong theme at the moment for making a scene on your card so I thought I would do that. Here we have the family at home which is up on the branch.

Their getting a bit skittish as mum is late with dinner and has rocked up with a french fry and they were rather looking forward to worm burgers. Mum can never work out these teenagers, so thats why she's standing there with leaves dropping down all around her and yelling out 'what? Whats up???'

So there you go, have I set the scene for you?.

Right now for challenges:

Bird card of course

my birds card

The first card with the petals dropping down the front.

Frangipani the first card is definitely a summer garden item.

My purple flower card watercoloured as my mark

the purple flower card

The purple flowers card

The purple flower card

Ok I think I got them all. Thanks for coming to have a look and I hope you come again soon.


Sazzle Dazzle said...

Aileen your watercolours are perfection! Love each of these and I'm now yearning to get some watercolouring in myself. Totally adorable and I'm thrilled to see you've played along at AAA Cards and ATCAS. Thanks so much. Sarah

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Aileen these are three wonderful creations your colours always look so vibrant and juicy the flowers are beautiful the last one is fun they are all top notch
lorraine x

Ashwini Rao said...

Oh, they are gorgeous!! Love the coloring in each and every every one of them!

SewPaperPaint said...

You have colored each of these so beautifully!

Cara said...

Beautiful cards. The purple flowers are my favourite I think, but your bird story was hilarious! Cara x

Susan said...

What beautiful cards, I just love the colors you used! Perfect! Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my, Aileen...your watercoloring is absolutely beautiful! Love, love your flowers and those sweet little birdies are just darling! Great job combining all of these challenges, too :)
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS and ATSM!

lostinpaper said...

I had definitely decided that I don't need the Zigs... now you are making me second guess myself lol. These are all brilliant Aileen!

Monika Reeck said...

you are really great at coloring with ZIG
I adore all
the flower card number two especially cause you play along with us at ATSM
great cards all

Greta said...

Such gorgeous watercoloring & love all these cards, Aileen! The birds are just so fun--love the story!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Aileen: WOW!! beautiful trio of cards, love the vibrancy of the colors on each one of them, the white embossing on both the flower cards looks amazing.
The bird card is as beautiful as it is whimsical, love this little birds with their colorful feathers, just adorable.
Thank you for sharing.

Ruth said...

Hahah! Love it - your scene setting with the bird is hilarious! Adore the colours on the flowers you've done. They are really vibrant. Xx

brenda said...

A fabulous post Eileen, stunning floral creation and a real fun birdie card, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More June challenges.

B x

Pat K said...

Oh what a fun post Aileen. Beautiful colouring and love those birdies. Pat K x

Esther said...

These are really stunning Aileen! What beautiful colouring and layouts. Absolutely love your LIM entry with those fab sequins sprinkled around.

Lou said...

Wow you've achieved such lovely vivid colours with your watercolours! Lou x

Neets B said...

A fabulous showcase of your watercolouring. Love both your floral cards and those rainbow birds are such fun.
Thanks for linking up at Less is More and ATSM this week, Anita x

Chrissie said...

Great cards, I love the use of an embossed image to contain the watercolouring. These are all fab!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Great to see you've linked these beauties up at Less is More Aileen. Gorgeous colours and I still need to go play with my ziggies!!! Thanks Sarah

Peanut said...

These cards are AWESOME, Aileen.
x Asha

Coralynn Murray said...

Stunning! I love them all. Those flowers are wonderful and the birds are adorable. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Anne said...

That combination of white embossing and watercolouring looks super! Your purple LIM card is great, however i LOVE those birds!
Thanks so much for joining us this week
"Less is More"

TaeEun said...

I love the bright orange flowers and falling petals on your first card, but am looking forward to seeing a soft version of it! The story of the rainbow bird family is so fun :)! Have a wonderful weekend, Aileen!

Kara Lynne said...

Beautiful flowers, Aileen! Your Zig coloring is flawless! Those teen birds... are you sure you're not talking about my two daughters?

pinky said...

Wow loving your colouring birds, truly amazing. Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month.

Emma Williams said...

Such pretty cards and I love the one with the pink flowers, that is stunning! Thank you so much for sharing your projects and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

crafty amy said...

What brilliant cards! :D I love those bright colours


Crafty Amy xx

maria f. said...

Fabulous coloring with those markers! I love the birdie scene! No kidding, teenagers ;)

Sally H said...

A fabulous cute creation! Great vibrant colours! Thanks so much for sharing it with us for our Creature theme at stamping sensations this month and good luck!
PS I have blog candy

Anonymous said...

these are all so colourful and beautifully watercoloured aileen!! i especially love the pink flowers and the rainbow birds with a story that perfectly suits your scene. i don't have zig markers, i have tombow markers; have you tried scribbling them on an acrylic block first and picking up colour with a wet brush or adding a drop of water to obtain a 'soft' colour?

thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more!