Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Back to watercolor

What fun to go back to watercolor. That is the first way I learned to color when I starting creating cards. Then, a while back Copics came along and I got hooked on them but I still love watercoloring.
I noticed a card Dawn Burnworth made to honor Leslie Miller (tutorial) as she leaves Flourishes  and  and I decided that would be fun, soooo here it is. This is also in honor of Leslie, a person with super talent.

I got out my Tombow markers, water, watercolor paper, and brush and away I went. I'm using a Flourishes stamp set called A Year in Flowers 2  (May Iris). This is for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Blog Challenge FTTC134. You can use water images, water elements, do watercoloring, water mist, or color wash. Just be sure water is included.


Challenges I'm entering:
Charisma Cardz Challenges #35-Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Challenges #1-Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew-Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday #127-The Skys' the Limit (create anything you want)- I did watercoloring for a change...something I haven't done in a while.
Gingerloft Challenge GL 24--Create a Sky


Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes A Year in Flowers 2
Paper: PTI white and Plum Pudding cardstock, Canson watercolor paper
Ink: StazOn jet black
Accessories: paint brush, Tombow markers, water

25 comments:

Pam~ said...

Great job with water coloring! I've never been brave enough to do a whole card ... very impressive, my friend! Love those irises!

Dang, from shorts to long sleeves and pants in one day. Bring back some heat!

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL!!~

Bernie said...

Wow this is stunning!! Love those irises and your water coloring is superb! I have a lot of irises in my garden. Every year I am so happy to see them begin to bloom and so sad to see them go. These will last a lifetime.
Blessings Bernie

CraftygasheadZo said...

Really pretty. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Boots. Zo x

Dr Sonia S V said...

It is so beautiful Benzi!

Cheers
Sonia
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

Benzi, this is so beautiful. Love the watercoloring...wow is this ever gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday. Thanks for your wonderful comments on my blog.

Carol L said...

This is so pretty and I really should get my Tombows out and use them too! Copics seem to have taken first spot in the coloring field lately, but getting back to our roots always feels good again! Nicely done - love that sky!
Still raining here in PA.......and it's in the forecast until Monday now!! I don't think we've seen the sun in over a week!

PinkAngelCrafts said...

Oh totally stunning!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week and good luck!

Dawn B. said...

Oh do I love to watercolor. So does Leslie. This is so pretty Brenda. You did a fantastic job. Sorry I have not visited lately. Will be back soon.

Emily Keaton said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love to see your watercolor painting, and I've definitely missed it. So good to see you painting again, Benzi. Don't be a stranger!!!! (to your paintbrushes, I mean!!)

Yolanda said...

Beautiful. I've been a little afraid to use my Tombows for fear of the card running if someone gets a drop of water on it. Do you know if they do or am I being completely unrealistic? Can you recommend a tutorial?

Hussena said...

nice job with the coloring,love how u have done the shading it looks so pretty.

Nikki Byrne said...

What a beautiful card! Your sky is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Gingerloft. Good luck; Hugs

NIKKI DT

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful watercoloring, Benzi! This is lovely! Thanks for joining us for Timeless Tuesday!

Makiko Jones said...

Wow!! What a beauty Brenda!! I love the watercolor background! So glad you played along with us at FTTC! Thank you!!

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful Benzi. I love the scene you created. Thanks for playing at FTTC. :)
Hugs~

Kellylouj said...

a lovely card, thank you for sharing wit hthe creative card crew.

Lynne in NI said...

Wowsers, what a fabulous sky! Wish ours looked like that instead of grim and cloudy! Beautiful flowers ... we shifted a lot of plants about our garden last year and I've just realised after seeing your card that our Irises didn't survive it!

Silke Ledlow said...

Brenda, this is WOW! Perfect way to use the markers and water....gorgeous card GF!!! Hugs ~S~

E.T. said...

Truly beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft "Make a Sky" challenge.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous card, I love your sky.

Thank you for joining the first Crafty Boots challenge.

Dionne

Amy Tidd said...

What beautiful watercolouring! Thanks for playing along with the first crafty boots challenge! Amyxx

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous sky detailing and card design, Brenda! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC water challenge!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Fabulous scene of a morning/evening sky with the pretty irises (one of my fave flowers). I know Leslie must've loved this!

Shirley said...

I say frame it! How very pretty and lovely too!