Watercolour Wish Flowers – CAS C&S #260

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!

Love,

Lady Joyful

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Challenges included:

CAS Colours & Sketches – Colour Palette

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes

HLS Watercolour Challenge – Anything GoesSeize The Birthday – Anything Birthday

Stamping Sensations – Anything With Flowers

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Check out what the rest of the DT made:

Beverley

Cathy

Charlotte – Guest Designer (that’s me!)

Emily

Fiona

Jeanne

Karen

Marsha

Patricia

Samantha

Wei

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28 thoughts on “Watercolour Wish Flowers – CAS C&S #260

  1. It’s lovely to see you enjoying your Uniko Pure Florals Cosmos stamp and I simply love your no line colouring. You are inspiring me no end with your CAS creativity with this stamp! Wonderful use of the challenge colours and a delight to have you GD with us at CC&S. Hugs Bev x

    PS – You can enter the Uniko 6th Birthday Link up as many times as you like! Hugs x

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