Sunday, May 11, 2014

Watercoloring Dogwoods

I've seen so many beautiful cards being made that have been generated by the OCC Watercolor class, and wanted to play along, too.  

Watercolored Dogwood

This uses Hero Arts beautiful Dogwood wood stamp, colored in with worn lipstick, peeled paint, and a touch of vintage photo (in the flower centers) distress markers, spritzed with water, then stamped on heavy watercolor paper.  I can't stop using these big words from Winnie & Walter (The Big, the Bold, and the Happy), and added my own "spring", which was masked out of an old Hero Arts word stamp.  After everything was dry I smooshed some worn lipstick distress ink on an acrylic block, mixed it with lots of water and then used a fine paint brush to flick some of the color onto the card background.  The panel was added to a Carnation card base. I really love how this turned out!

Here's another version.  I thought I'd try to mimic what most of the dogwoods I've seen look like (white) and used antique linen and vintage photo distress markers for the flowers.  The sentiment is from a Hero Arts Sympathy set, stamped in Memento Luxe Toffee Crunch.

Sympathy Dogwood

25 comments:

  1. Love these - the second one is very elegant and classy.

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  2. They are both so beautiful Lin! Happy Mother's Day to you! ♥

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  3. Very beautiful cards Lin, great stamping.

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  4. these are both so gorgeous, Lin! think i'll have to CASE them!

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  5. Oh what beauties Lin! After seeing Barb's post and the link to the WPlus9 video I gave the watercolour thing a try but heck, yours are way more amazing! So back to work I go!

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  6. Lin, your second card with dogwoods is STUNNING! You have truly captured the beauty of the blossoms with watercolor, a VERY difficult task indeed!
    Wishing you a Blessed Mother's day!

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  7. Lin, these are both fabulous cards! Love the soft, dreamy watercolour look you've achieved and the colours are so pretty!

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  8. Lin Such lovely cards, I especially love your second offering...the muted tones are so perfect together.

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  9. Lin these are beautiful and you did a great job with the watercoloring!! The dogwood are in bloom now and so pretty!!

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  10. such beautiful cards. I particularly like the white and cream one. I too am in love with the Winnie & Walter bold sentiments.

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  11. Both of your cards are so beautiful, Lin! Hope you had a great Mother's Day. Must get out my paper pad and do some water coloring.

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  12. Beautiful cards, Lin! I love seeing the 'older' stamps being used.

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  13. Gorgeous colors and designs Lin.

    Hugs diane

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  14. Oh, Lin. That sympathy card is the epitome of gorgeousness. Perfectly done.

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  15. Very pretty! I want to try out too!

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  16. This is what simple yet SUPERB stamping is about! Love both versions! Congrats on the Hero Arts Tweet, sistah!

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  17. These are gorgeous Lin! I love how different they look just by changing the distress ink colors. Congrats on the HA tweet!

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  18. Love your watercolor techniques - they are fabulous! We are glad that you can't stop using them :) Thanks for continuing to include us in your projects.

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  19. Beautiful work Lin! Can't wait to catch up on what you've been doing!

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  20. Your cards are beautiful and love your watercolor. Do you offer tutorials as I'm new to your site? Thank you.

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  21. beautiful selection - i think i have quite of them pinned already - happy 2015!

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