Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Watercolouring with Distress Inks and Making Flowers

The other day, I decided to have a flower-making day. I wanted to try out some ideas using some of the newer punches I've got. And to make them a bit more interesting, I first prepared some card coloured with distress inks. (Thanks, Jack, for the tip to dry each colour separately - it definitely worked better that way.)

Some of the flowers looked great, but there's no way I could use them on a card - they'd be much too big - but I've put them away for boxes and such. But some others were fine, so I made a card to show them off.

Since I had the distress inks out, I decided to have a go at watercolouring with them. (Well, the brown is actually Momento ink because I don't have a brown DI.) I'm not sure how well it'd have gone if I'd had very specific colours in mind - or if I'd been doing a flesh tone - but I was happy enough with the result. The image is one I was lucky enough to win from Digi Doodles recently. I printed it on watercolour paper. (If any of you are lucky enough to have a Clas Ohlsen near you, check out their art supplies - the watercolour paper I used is from them and it's light enough to go through my printer with ease.)

The flowers used a mixture of a Martha Stewart cornflower punch and various sun punches, and all colour is distress ink.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Daisy Doodles where anything goes (providing you use a digi)
Paper Creations Ink where they want flowers,
I Did it Creations where the theme is nature,
Sparkles Forum where the theme is 'punch it',
Jellypark Challenges where the theme is 'punch it',
Papercrafting Journey where anything goes,
Digi Doodles where anything goes,
Totally Gorjuss where the theme is 'as you like it',


Nannieflash said...

Oh Josephine that is gorgeous I love how youve coloured it, its so peaceful. And your flowers are fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Arts by Sara said...

Josephine... I love that image and you have colored it so beautifully! Wow... your flowers turned out awesome! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Have a wonderful rest of the week! Happy Creating! Sara

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card. And did I give someone a tip or was it another Jack, lol. I used to use my Distress Inks for watercolouring all the time but at the mo my favs are SU. I use a brown for the flesh tone as it goes just the right colour if you water it loads - might work with your Momento ink. xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Josephine this is quite beautiful that image is delightful those flowers are gorgeous a super card.
Lorraine x

dj1952 said...

Your card is awesome! You did a fantastic job using the distress inks as your medium. I love your flowers, too. Thanks for joining us at DDSC and giving me some inspiration. Hugs, dj

Jennifer Scull said...

this is so very pretty! love those flowers you have made!
thanks for joining us in the die cuts/punches challenge at Jellypark Friends. :)

Jacq said...

Hi Josephine,
What a beautiful card!!! Love the image,the dp, the colour scheme is beautiful. Love the layout, and those flowers are just Gorgeous. Coloured so beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Forum and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Anonymous said...

You've coloured the image so beautifully and your flowers look fantastic.Very pretty.Thanks for joining us at DDSC.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Miranda said...

lovely Josephine, very cute
thanks for joining the PCI challenge this week

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Creation I Love your work and hope to see more of it

Thanks for Joining us atPaper Creations Ink

Cindy Groh said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for playing at I Did it Creations last week. I hope you will join us this week for our girly girl challenge.


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