Saturday, January 3, 2015

Make it Colourful Challenge~USE WATERCOLORS

Gorgeous Flowers Blooming just for you!
Gorgeous Flowers Blog Hop
Happy New Year! We hope you have had a wonderful time over the holidays and wish you an amazing 2015! Today we are excited to be sharing a new release of beautifully illustrated flower stamps from Make it Crafty. They are intricate and delicate with lots of detail and are the perfect choice for many occasions. 

These gorgeous new flowers are available in both digital and rubber and the rubber stamps also come with a hand written sentiment, which of course you could use between all the different flowers.
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These are the rubber/digi stamps being released today:
Birthday Daisies Rubber Stamp 
Sympathy Lilies Rubber Stamp
New Digital stamps will be available HERE!
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To celebrate the arrival of these amazing and beautiful flower stamps, we are having a BLOG HOP! In addition, there are prizes hidden along the way so you'll definitely want to make sure you leave comments on everyone's blog! You only have 24 hours to leave your comments so hurry!

BLOG HOP ORDER
ANDREA – Magnolia for Mum
JENNIFER – Birthday Daisies
ROSEMARY – Roses of Love
MARIKA – Sympathy Lilies
STEPHANIE – Roses of Love
FAYE
Sympathy Lilies
Special Guest ELAINE 
DORINDA – Magnolia for Mum
CARLA – Birthday Daisies
DELPHINE – Roses of Love
SANDY – Sympathy Lilies
Special Guest ELLEN
ZOE – Magnolia for Mum
FORGOTTEN SCRAPS – Birthday Daisies
KAY – Roses of Love
RUBY – Sympathy Lilies
STORE BLOG
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 Zoe challenged the team to use watercolors for our flowers for the monthly challenge on the Make it Colourful Challenge Blog. Once again this was difficult for me! I've never used watercolors, and since I'm visiting my mom I didn't have anything with me. I ended up buying Crayola watercolors at Walmart...probably not the best for a professional result, LOL!

I learned some things throughout the watercoloring process. 
1.) I don't have the patience to watercolor, haha! Waiting patiently for layers to dry before adding more paint was tiring. However, my fellow DT sister, Andrea, said to use a heat gun to speed up the process! Yeah...that would have been nice to know ahead of time, hahahaha! 
2.) It helps to watch some videos first. 
3.) I found if I lay down a dark area first, let it dry, and then spread some of that color lightly outward, it works better for me. I didn't do that on the roses part. I figured that out when I did the leaves. I think if I had used watercolor pencils I would have liked it better.
4.) It helps to color in the background first. 
5.) If you lay down too much color, you can re-wet the area and dab a napkin over the area to pick up the watercolor!
 
 Now don't forget to head over to Marika's Blog to continue on with the hop! And we hope you join us in our month-long watercolor challenge HERE!

Hugs,
Rosie :)

69 comments:

Zoe said...

well I have to say - you did that with CRAYOLAS?? man you shouldn't be so hard on yourself because it looks awesome!

Judith said...

So pretty and I love the background you created hugs Judith x

Amy A said...

Roses are beautiful against that background.

anderyn said...

For someone who didn't have great watercolors, this is an AWESOME job. Well-designed and gorgeous.

Amelia Lamb said...

This is just gorgeous Rosie, and great tips!!

CarlavdM said...

Just wonderfull, it sure looks professional to me.

cosie said...

Your lovely background really makes these roses pop.

cass said...

Pretty card

cass said...

Pretty card

Denise Goeldner said...

So pretty love the colours of the roses and the background is stunning.

Charmaine said...

Pretty card. I love the background.

BeckyR71 said...

Very pretty! Thaks for sharing!

Thilda Hanna said...

Very colorful. The background is a work of art aside from the lovely roses.

Pat K said...

Very pretty card Rosie...love the watercolour background.

A Stitch Back in Twine said...

Wow! I think I need to stop buying expensive colouring tools if that's what can be achieved with cheaper materials .. Fantastic love love love it . Great detail

Melissa T. said...

You just made Crayola watercolors look wonderful! This speaks to your talent I am sure. Lovely flowers! Thank you for sharing. :)

Corinne said...

it turned out so awesome..
Hugs

Beachsidelynn said...

I think your water coloring is stunning.

Iris said...

Gorgeous card - love the background and the shading on the roses.
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Sandie Gough said...

Beautiful, the background is stunning xx

hugs

Sandie
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applejack cards by sue said...

So beautiful... I love your colour choice. Well done you... I haven't tried water colours so I am very impressed. x

louisevbg said...

so beautiful! Love it :)

Sandra van Blaricum said...

this looks so beautiful!! Love your background too!
Hugs,Sandra

Lady Fair said...

Wow, love the depth you were able to create with, of all things, Crayola watercolors! It just shows a true artist can work with any medium. :)

Dorinda K said...

love, love, love your watercolors. Stunning

Jessica Strider said...

Wow, that's a gorgeous picture. I really like the shading on the rose petals, and your background is so pretty.

Mojca said...

Waw such amazing flowers and colours! Beautiful! Hugs! Mojca

Donna Dacy said...

I love the colors you used..especially on the background. And the roses looks so real. TFS

Theresa said...

Amazing card! Love the background....great job!

Mika said...

Love your colouring! Beautiful! XOXO Mi

Rosa A said...

Love it!

Bunny said...

The Crayola Company ought to be shown this. It's beautiful. I want to try watercolors, also. They are so beautiful. Thanks for the tip on using the heat gun.

Peggy said...

Love it! The watercolor effect is beautiful. I love the dimension.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Wow what an amazing effect you got on this card. Love the colors and of course the image is fantastic. Wonderful card.
Linda K.

RAFI said...

La tarjeta te ha quedado muy elegante, y el pintar con acuarelas esta genial

crafty said...

This is beautiful

Shirl said...

Very interesting background. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on watercoloring.

Teresa (Smeared and Creased) said...

I love the background - I would not have known you were a brand new watercolourist!

Sharman said...

So beautiful against that background.

Carol said...

Spectacular results - gorgeous watercolouring, Rosemary! Amazing for a first attempt using watercolours, especially considering the ones you had access to using. You'll definitely have to play more with some quality watercolour paints.

Michelle Seward said...

Holy cow! No patience. No way cause your work is Amazing! Ya I'm gonna need this one too...

Jeannean said...

I think you rocked the Crayola watercolors! It turned out beautiful! Thanks for sharing all the tips you found out along the way too!

Patty said...

Oh WOW!! Beautiful coloring!!

Jenn Beautiful said...

Oh these roses came out gorgeous!! Roses are my absolute favorite! Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiration. ♡♡♡

Julie D. Richards said...

Very pretty.

halomom said...

I think you are way too hard on yourself! You did a great job! Water-coloring does take some patience, though. You never quite know how it's going to turn out.

Larisa said...

Nice colouring, and great background paper you made - Fantastic job!!

Sherry Butcher said...

Happy New Year may it be even better than last year. wonderful card, love your tips. TFS.

Sari said...

Beautiful Roses and love the backround.

Cyndee Scholet said...

Gorgeous card! Love the watercoloring!

Cyndee Scholet said...

Crazy about watercoloring!

Candy said...

Way to go - great work!
I appreciate your tips.
Happy New Year :o)

Debra Grace said...

Beautiful roses and thanks for the tips!

Lisa Jelenic said...

Wow, who knew crayola watercolors could make something that pretty. Well it's not the paint it's the painter really. See just goes to show a true artist can use cheap paint and make something that gorgous. I must also say how resourceful you are, lol. I started following you, can't wait to see what you make next.

LaVerne Mulvey said...

Really love the coloring you did with the roses. Very pretty.

DazzlingKiwi said...

I love it!

Melanie Smith said...

Rosie, your roses are so beautiful!

Maggie Nale said...

Wow.great job and the roses.

Tanya McAlexander said...

For not watercoloring before and with it just being a crayola set this sure looks awesome...crayola watercolors must not be that bad after all lol. sadly can't sell them cause I don't think they have the lightfast quality needed but they still look good enough to make a card for someone evidently cause your card is amazing...the flowers are awesomesauce seriously!!

Tanya McAlexander said...

For not watercoloring before and with it just being a crayola set this sure looks awesome...crayola watercolors must not be that bad after all lol. sadly can't sell them cause I don't think they have the lightfast quality needed but they still look good enough to make a card for someone evidently cause your card is amazing...the flowers are awesomesauce seriously!!

Beth said...

So pretty Rosemary!

Rosalie Barone said...

Beautiful cards!

rovianne said...

Such gorgeous stamp and coloring

Carol Doggett said...

Amazing!!!

Deb said...

Awesome! I've never used watercolours but I could see trying them with this stamp.

Myndi Fraser said...

I think you did a fantastic job! I'll have to go but some Crayola water colours now.

Maureen Chandler said...

Wonderful job - give yourself a pat on the back! Your card is lovely!

Michelle Vata said...

WOW! Awesome colouring of this image! Thanks for the inspiration

Linda in Sweden said...

Oh my, I could only wish that I someday will color an image that good.
Love it.

Hugs from Linda in Sweden