Monday, 9 June 2014

Watercolouring for beginners

Hi there everyone! I hope you are well and being crafty today.

After I created my card for the current challenge at ATCAS (I used watercolouring), I sort of got the watercolouring bug and today I have been playing around. I had also remembered that Shery from STAMPlorations had shared a video so I went searching for it. This technique is so easy. I have never done anything like this before, so if I can do it then you can too!
 
 
Here is my card -
 
 

 


 
I simply used a watercolour pad (postcard size) and went to town with my SU inks and brush. The effect is pretty cool and I loved this considering it was my first attempt. 
 
The sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping called Everyday Greetings. As this set has never been inked up, I would like to enter my card into the brand new challenge being held over at DJKardKreations where Darnell is hosting a challenge for NBUS.
 
 
 
I would also love to enter this card over at TIME OUT challenges. I haven't had a chance to play along at this awesome blog yet. The theme there for this fortnight is Summer with the optional twist of flowers. I love my roses and I love summer. 
 
Over at The Kraftyhands Challenge blog, they would like to see Floral Fancy! Last but not least, at Live & Love Crafts the theme is Summer Garden.
 
I'm off to find different flowers to create and see if I can teach myself how to do the foliage a bit better ;)
 
Thanks so much for looking xx
 
 



29 comments:

  1. How cool to discover yet another talent you have, Kylie! I think you are a natural with watercolors if this is your first attempt!! I love your painting of roses!! Thank you so much for linking it up with my NBUS challenge!! I appreciate that very much!! Have a terrific week! Hugs, Darnell

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  2. Oh, so pretty, Kylie! You definitely should explore watercolours more. :-)

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  3. Those roses are beautiful Kylie, so soft with just the right amount of definition. I have my mojo back for w/cs after a long hiatus, more playing forecast! :)

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  4. What a fab job Kylie, I loved doing this from Shery's video too, makes you feel like a real painter! And your leaves look just fab as they are. I have a link on my ATSM last MYM challenge to a utube video that teaches you how to draw the flowers etc. I really enjoyed doing it. And we finally got you to join TIME OUT, so pleased you shared this card with us x

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  5. Wow that's gorgeous. Thank you for sharing it in the Kraftyhands Challenge.
    Sylvia x

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  6. Wow! Gorgeous watercoloring Kylie. Love the softness of the roses. Loll xx

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  7. Wow great card, I love the watercoloring, so glad I saw it at Darnells NBUS challenge! ~Diane

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  8. That is gorgeous....you make me want to find the water colors I purchased and never used now. I am so inspired. Too bad I am short on play time though! But soon!

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  9. Thanks for the links on water colouring , Kylie. A delightful creation with soft colours .
    Thanks for sharing on Kraftyhands Challenge Blog

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  10. Kylie, this is BEAUTIFUL! Like a painting to hang proudly on a wall. :)

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  11. The soft edges of the roses is marvelous, u should do this water coloring more often coz u r crazy good in this !

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  12. I guess it's time to pick up the water colors again. Beautiful for the first time. Keep it up. You are good with water colors.

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  13. Oh, this is absolutely gorgeous, Kylie! I love the softness of your flowers...such beautiful water coloring! Thanks so much for the link to the video, too!

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  14. These are beautiful roses, Kylie! You've achieved great depth! I feel like I'm looking down into a rose blossom and can almost smell it! Thanks for the links.

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  15. What a lovely card! Beautiful roses :-) Thanks for joining LLC's June challenge. DT Heidi

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  16. What a lovely card! Beautiful roses :-) Thanks for joining LLC's June challenge. DT Heidi

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  17. Beautiful job on your first attempt. I agree with Darnell, you are a natural.

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  18. Absolutely brilliant first attempt . . .can't see how you could improve! Well done.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  19. Beautiful card - the watercolouring is effective and perfect for your NBUS stamps too. I recently enrolled on the watercolouring for cardmakers class too and am slowly making my way through the lessons, enjoying it too ... just hope I get results as good as this in time :) Elizabeth xx

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  20. Oh wow this is sooo gorgeous. I am in love with watercolour too and roses and bright colours. You did an amazing job here :) Viv xx

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  21. This is just sooo pretty and eye catching, stopping by from Darnell's challenge.
    Linbyx

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  22. Great job on these watercolor flowers, Kylie!!! Love all the soft colors!

    ~Shery

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  23. Kylie, you're a natural! Beautiful roses.

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  24. Fabulous card lovely colours.
    Thanks for sharing at Kraftyhands Challenge.
    Hugs Julie xx

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  25. A stunning card. I love the colours.
    Thank you for joining in with the Kraftyhands challenge this month and good luck x

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  26. Hi Kylie,
    Beautiful card - perfect for our Summer Garden challenge. Thanks for joining us at LLC.
    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @ Live & Love Crafts

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  27. Beautifully done love the water color effect saw you over at NBUS hugs Nikki

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  28. Beautiful..it should be in a frame....lovely soft colors!! I am your newest follower...I would love to have you follow me and sign up fro my blog candy while there if you would like...I found you on Darnell's blog!! http://nelliesnest.blogspot.com

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  29. Simply gorgeous thank you for joining our challenge at "Sparkles Christmas Buddies Favourite Colour Combo Good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H x

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