16 June 2016

Watercolour Two Ways

Hello there, today I have the honour of participating in The Ton's Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop. If you are following the hop, you should have arrived here from the amazing Kymona Tracey, but I have a full list of participants below in case you get lost :)


Today I am using two gorgeous new floral stamp sets - Graceful Rose and Lucy Tulip. I thought these would look pretty coloured with watercolours. I decided to make one card using loose watercolour and one more controlled with the no-line technique.
 

My first card uses the new Graceful Rose set. I took a piece of cold pressed watercolour paper and stamped the rose on top using Versamrk ink. I then coated this with WOW! Bright White embossing powder and heat set it. I added the piece to a board and coloured it with Peerless Watercolours. I went with more of a loose technique using wet-on-wet. This leaves the water to do the blending.
 

I cut the panel down slightly and then stamped the sentiment from the same set on top using Archival ink (this goes over set embossing powder without a problem). I took a piece of SSS Island Blue cardstock and made this in to an A2 card base. I added a strip of black cardstock to one side and then adhered the image panel on top with foam tape. To finish off, I added sequins from the Ton's Evening Shoot Couture Mix.
 

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If you would like to see how I painted the image, using Peerless watercolours, I made a speed paint video:
 


 
SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links.


PEERLESS WATERCOLOURS: Butterfly Wing Blue, Turquoise Blue, Grass Green, Dark Green, Peacock Blue.
 

My second card uses the beautiful Lucky Tulip set. I took another piece of watercolour paper and stamped the tulip on to this with TH Antique Linen Distress Ink. For this image, I went with more of a controlled watercolour.


I used Winsor & Newton Professional Tube Watercolours and I did wet on dry. At times, my paintbrush was very dry so that I could control where the colour went. Once the image was dry, I enhanced the colour using Polychromos pencils.
 

The panel was then cut using the largest of the SSS Stitched Rectangle dies. The sentiment, from the Graceful Rose set, was stamped on to more watercolour paper (just so that the papers matched) and then cut out. The image panel was adhered to a white A2 card base with ATG and then the sentiment piece with foam tape. To finish off, I added sequins again from the Evening Shoot Couture Mix.
 

VIDEO:
 
I also have a speed paint of me colouring the tulip:
 



SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links.

 
W&N WATERCOLURS: Cobalt Violet, Permanent Mauve, Hooker's Green, Aureolin. POLYCHROMOS: 160, 134, 168.
 
BLOG HOP DETAILS:

Here is a full list of everyone taking part in the hop in case you get lost along the way:
 
Kymona Tracey
Michelle Short
 
As you can see, I am last on the list for the hop but if you have missed anything, you can go back to the start, over at The Ton's Blog.
 
Oh and before I forget, there is prizes to be won! Four $25 gift certificates will be won randomly from the comments on the blogs, so please make sure you leave a comment on everyone's blogs for maximum chances to win :) You have until Saturday June 18th at 11.59pm EST / Sunday June 19th at 5.00am BST and the winners will be announced over at The Ton's Blog shortly afterwards. Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great day!

72 comments:

  1. Oh goodness! So exciting! Two videos today as well. Both of the cards are stunning, but I have a fondness for blue roses, and I love the loose watercolour technique. Absolutely gorgeous!! Xx

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  2. Wow, thanks for the inspiration. Love the different looks.

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  3. These cards are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for inspiring! :)
    Suchi xx

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  4. Amazing cards using such awesome stamps from The Ton. I really appreciate the videos! Thank you.

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  5. Yowza! What amazingly beautiful cards!!

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  6. Such amazing cards! I am loving all this water coloring!

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  7. WOW... stunning and gorgeous cards! I love your coloring technique! Thanks for the video!

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  8. Love the different techniques you used! Beautiful cards!!

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  9. Your cards are so organic and pretty!

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  10. Both beautifully water coloured cards!

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  11. I love the electric blue rose! So unique!

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  12. Wow, I love your watercolor cards. They are lovely.

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  13. Both watercolor flower cards are stunningly beautiful, thanks for the wonderful videos too!

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  14. I love both your cards!!! The rose and tulip are my favorite sets of this release! I love to watercolor an embossed flower image as well...it is so easy and fun! ;)

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  15. I'm in awe of your gorgeous coloring. Your cards are both stunning.

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  16. Fabulous work on
    these cards, so
    pretty.
    Carla from Utah

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  17. Your watercoloring and accompanying shading is fabulous on both these elegant cards.

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  18. OH Michelle I do so love your cards. Beautiful, beautiful water coloring. My favorite of the giveaway blog. Tfs your talent and the chance to win.

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  19. I love your cards and your coloring technique. You did a fabulous job.

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  20. Two STUNNINGly colored blooms:)) I enjoyed both videos...yeah, I'm a video junky...LOVE to watch the blooms come to life:))

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  21. Your flowers are so beautiful. I love that blue rose. tFS

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  22. Love them all!!! Your coloring technique is awesome. Love the color combos you use!!! Beautiful cards as always

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love your cards and watercoloring!

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  24. Both cards are rich, elegant beauties!! Thanks for sharing details and videos!

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  25. Truly beautiful work. Wow! You make it look so easy and flawless.

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  26. Amazing cards! That tulip is really beautiful!

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  27. Amazing coloring of the rose and the tulip! Gorgeous cards!

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  28. Love your colors very pretty cards,

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  29. Both your cards are stunning! Gorgeous watercoloring!!!

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  30. Wow!! Your coloring is gorgeous!!! Stunning cards!!!

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  31. Wow!! Your cards are fabulous! Great job of coloring! I am envious!

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  32. Loving your watercolouring! I am super excited for all the new Ton goodies

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  33. Thank you for the time you took to make your videos and share your skill set. You have taken monochromatic work to another level!

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  34. I love the cool bright blue on the first card. Well done!

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  35. Beautiful cards made! Loving the large floral! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. I like both of your cards (who wouldn't!?!), but there is something about the blue one that is especially catches my eye. It is just beautiful! Your talent for painting is fabulous!

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  37. Beautiful cards and love the water coloring. Thanks for sharing your techniques~

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  38. Beautiful cards!! Love your coloring of both flowers!! Awesome!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  39. Love both of your lovely cards.

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  40. Wow!! These cards are stunning! Thank you so much for the videos showing how you created them too. You're an amazing artist1

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  41. Hey Michelle!! Totally awesome. I wish I could watercolor like you. The cards are beautiful.

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  42. So beautiful - whichever technique you've used, your watercolouring is fabulous!

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  43. Both of these cards are amazing but I especially love the second one. I too use colored pencils to reinforce the darkness of my shadows. You should be proud of your coloring, it is simply fabulous!

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  44. Oh my lord Michelle - that blue rose is SO STUNNING!

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  45. GORGEOUS cards Michelle!!!
    Your rose and tulip are DELIGHTFUL, it was PURE MAGIC watching as you coloured them - WOW - THANK YOU for sharing!!!
    PS - I'm convinced that I try to put down too much colour too fast and was wondering how long it took to colour each panel in real time?

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, Tracy :) The rose watercolour with Peerless took about 20-30 minutes. The tulip with the paint and pencils took about an hour to colour. I tend to put less colour down first and then work in layers but everyone has their own style :)

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  46. Gorgeous coloring. Thank you so much for the videos. They are enormously helpful!

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  47. I love the rose stamp set! Wow the ton has released some beautiful stamps!!!

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  48. Both are beautiful! I really can't pick a favorite, so pretty!

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  49. Both cards are unbelievably beautiful and stunning!! Your coloring skills are so en pointe!! Super impressed with these!!

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  50. Absolutely lovely work - thank you so very much for the videos!!

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  51. Absolutely amazing Michelle. Two beautiful cards. X

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  52. So beautiful...they look almost real!

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  53. Just beautiful. Love your colors and details.

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  54. wow! stunning. love your colour choices for both cards. thanks for the inspiration!

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  55. Love the colors on your flowers.

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  56. Hi Michelle ~ Your coloring is absolutely stunning. I have been "afraid" to try the no-line watercoloring but am going to head over to watch your video and get a lesson on it. Your first card, with that gorgeous blue, is exquisite and adding the touch of black cardstock along the side really sets it off. Thanks so much for sharing and for including a video for each card.

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  57. Wow, your colouring skills are out of this world!! Both flowers look incredible, I've never heard of using pencils after water colouring but must give it a go. Especially if I can create a flower as beautiful as yours!! Thanks so much for sharing your techniques.

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  58. Gorgeous cards!!!! Love the peerless!

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  59. Thanks for the videos! Both are beautiful

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  60. Both cards is so lovely thanks for sharing your video

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  61. Your cards are gorgeous! I love your watercoloring, especially the colors you used.

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  62. Oh, what amazingly BEAUTIFUL cards - simply awe-inspiring!! Thank you very much for the tutorials!!

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  63. Oh my gosh these cards are beautiful!! Thank you and thank you for the videos.

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  64. Really GORGEOUS cards, Michele! Thanks so much for the videos...I really enjoyed watching them!!!

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