24 July 2023

VIDEO | Soft Watercolour Flowers

Hello there, I hope you are well. Today I have a card and video to share using the Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Fragrant Peony Layering Die Set. My go-to for colouring these flowers is to use ink blending, but I wanted a soft watercolour look, so I grabbed my dual tip pens and had fun watercolouring! 

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I started off by die cutting the Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Fragrant Peony Layering Die Set from Altenew Watercolor Paper. I then added colour to the flowers using Altenew Dual Tip Pens and an Altenew Round Size 4 Watercolor Brush

I used Eastern Sky and Hydrangea for the blue/purple flowers and Pink Pearl and Coral Berry for the pink flowers. These colours are from the Altenew Tahitian Terrace Dual Tip Pens set. For the leaves, I used Bamboo and Grass Field from the Altenew Islands of Fiji Dual Pens set. I set them aside to dry and then assembled and adhered using liquid glue. 

I took an Altenew Terrific Tags die and partially die cut it (just the bottom part) from a panel of white cardstock. I wanted a fishtail banner piece to add to my card to add the flowers on to. By partially die cutting it, I could cut the rest off the top with a mini guillotine and create a banner, rather than a tag. It was then adhered to a US A2 sized white card base using Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape

I adhered the flowers and leaves on top using liquid glue. I stamped a sentiment from the Altenew Soft Blossoms Stamp Set on to black cardstock using Altenew Embossing Ink. I applied Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut into a strip and adhered to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Iridescent Bubbles embellishments. 


Here is the video showing how I made the card:

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It was really nice to use a different colouring medium/method for the flowers and I must do it more often. The colour combination was inspired by this photo I took of the hydrangeas in my garden. 

Whilst the hydrangeas are definitely brighter, I really love the different tones - blue, purple and pink on one bloom! Instead of doing that for my card, I thought I would have a pink flower and a blue/purple one. The photo was taken as part of the Altenew July 2023 Inspiration Challenge. If you are inspired by the photo, I would love to see what you make! You have until 31st July 2023 to enter. 



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1 comment:

  1. Absolutely lovely, you got the colours just perfectly for hydrangeas which are one of my most favourite flowers. The soft watercolouring is so pretty on the flowers and I love how the tag turned out. I thought it looked gorgeous where you placed it on the card too xx


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