It’s time for another colour challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches, where I am guest designing this month. The colours this week are pink, peach and blue, and I used them for some no-line watercolouring.
I started by stamping the flower from Uniko’s Pure Floral: Cosmos stamp set with Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige ink. I then started on the painting. I used my Gansai Tambi paints and a little water brush to paint the flowers. I aimed to use both the peach and the pink in the petals of the flower, then used the blue for the stems.
I spent a lot of time working on painting this image. I worked in layers, building up and adjusting the colour as I went, and allowing layers to dry back a bit in between. It started getting too dark, so I went back in with white to lighten it up again.
I let the colour dry back completely, then started adding detail using some coloured pencils. I used peach, pink and white pencils. I used them to add some more shape and definition to the petals, and of course the white helped lighten up the colour even more!
With the colouring completed I moved on to adding the sentiment. This stamp is from the same Uniko stamp set. I put the painted piece into my MISTI, lined up the sentiment, then stamped it in place using MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.
This was actually my second attempt at making this card. If you follow my Instagram you may have seen my first try at colouring the flowers. Whilst I was really happy with that colouring it didn’t seem quite right for the challenge colours. It had got a little too dark. So I set that aside and started over, making this card instead. It still got a little darker than I would have liked, but it’ll do!
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CAS Colours & Sketches – Colour Palette
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations – Anything With Flowers
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Charlotte – Guest Designer (that’s me!)