Sending Love & Healing

Hi there lovely peeps. How’s it going? Vera here today for a mid week inspiration from The Ton.

As I have mention previously, I am currently watercolor obsessed. Granted, I am no where close to the amazing watercolor artist out there, but for I sure am having fun practicing.

For today, I am playing with the beautiful Coming Up Dahlias set.

I started by stamping the flower with very light color ink. Then I watercolor the image with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor. What I notice is I tend to do watercolor using wet on dry technique. The color doesn’t bleed as much and you can see the color transition more. I am only recently really getting into watercolor & still on my way to really find my style.

Once I am happy with the coloring, I then enhance the flowers outline with just slightly damp watercolor brush. Adhere the panel to the card base. For the sentiment, I used Brushed Hugs set and stamp & heat embossed the sentiment on a piece of black cardstock.

I can’t resist adding a little butterfly from Beautiful Butterflies 1 to complete the card and of course, my favorite embellishment, some Mixed Dew Drops.

So, which way is your preferred way to color flowers? Copic, watercolor or colored pencil? I love using both, Copic & watercolor. But, for now I am leaning toward watercolor. All I can say is that I am so glad that The Ton has so many gorgeous flower sets for me to practice on.

Well peeps, I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration and may your week be a fabulous one. Cheers…..


5 thoughts on “Sending Love & Healing

  1. Andre M. says:

    The colour palette on this card is lovely. I’m also new to water colours and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. I don’t own any Copics, but my 13 year old is a budding artist and has been asking for them, so we’ll eventually get some. Thanks for the inspiration.


  2. Becky Green says:

    BEAUTIFUL JOB on this Vera! I like Water Colors on pieces that are large for sure, but I also enjoy using Colored Pencils too, for those little areas I want depth if I think it needs it! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve found Copic’s or Alcohol Markers produce RICH, DEEP, VIBRANT COLOR, even with the pastels at times. So, it depends on what you want for each piece. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  3. Billie A says:

    Your card is so pretty. I love the colors and added butterfly. It depends on the flower. So speak pencils some copics and a lot water colors. Guess it depends on size of image. Your card is inspiring.


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