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Monday, 14 April 2014

Curing the Monday Blues!

Today I have been curing the Monday Blues with a spot of water colouring. Last week I saw the photo for the latest Fusion Challenge and loved the string of roses. I immediately thought of having another go at painting water colour roses...no stamps just 'real' painting! The challenge this week at Just Us Girls is water colouring, so this fitted in with my thinking. However thinking was as far as I got with this until I saw the photo at the Curing the Monday Blues Challenge-another vase of roses! All these little nudges made my mind up to act and think no more!!

I have made a couple of cards using this technique before but to be honest had forgotten how to do it! So I watched this fabulous video tutorial by Shery and then decided to give it another go. And this is my finished card:




I followed Shery's video except that I used a water colour pencil to add a little more definition to my roses. I fussy cut one out and popped it up on a foam pad for dimension.Naturally I managed to get in some enamel dots! I am quite happy with my card and enjoyed making it. There are no longer Monday Blues!!

I will enter this into:
Fusion-the photo was my inspiration this week
Just Us Girls-water colour technique
Cure the Monday Blues-photo-the roses and colours inspired me

       

16 comments:

  1. Sandie - big round of applause on your gorgeous "no stamping" water-coloured roses! Beautiful, eye-catching, stunning! Water-colouring is so not my thing (I've come to that conclusion...just can't do it), but I love seeing the magic others create when they dabble with the paints and inks. Yours is top-notch amazing!! You've cured my Monday blues, too, with this delight!
    c

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  2. Wow Sandie this is amazing and what a very talented crafter you are!!
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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  3. Sandie, this card is a beauty because of your awesome watercolor roses! So proud of you. Looks like your crafting mojo is in full gear! Hugs :o)

    ~Shery

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  4. Oh my goodness. You must keep doing watercolor Sandie. Your creations are gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing with us at Fusion.

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  5. This is so pretty and so very impressive to freehand it!! I hope you have some of your art framed and on your walls :)

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  6. This is such an elegant card, your watercolored roses are gorgeous and I like how you popped one rose on foam for dimension. Nice way of using ribbon too!

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  7. Stunning card! I love the layout and you are so good at water coloring these roses. xxx

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  8. Your watercolored flowers are absolutely gorgeous! Great take on the challenge. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

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  9. Great how it almost looks classic, but with the colours so modern! Hugs, Gerrina

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  10. This is very pretty and reminds me of the technique I used on my card. Great job!! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week!!

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  11. Wow, this is so lovely, Sandie ... how fantastic is that real watercolouring ... love the dimension! Anita :)

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  12. oooohhh....love your watercoloring! Those blooms are wonderful!

    Thanks for joining us for Cure for the Monday Blues - hoppy eggstravaganza!

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  13. Very pretty watercoloring and love the colors too! Beautiful card Sandie! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

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  14. Your watercoloured blooms are stunning and I love the colours you chose from the inspiration! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

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  15. Oh your watercolor blooms are just dreamy!! Lovely card. Thank you so much for joining the Fusion Challenge!

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