Monday, June 29, 2015

Rose Watercolor painting

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to go take a Color Burst class with Ken Oliver.  He's a great instructor and we all had lots of laughs.  The class was held at the Scrapbook Village in Glasgow, KY.  You can also have a scrapbooking retreat there at the Butterfly Haven Retreat with some of your closest friends.

This was my first attempt at watercolor painting an actual flower (that wasn't a die cut or a stamped image) with Color Bursts, based on tips Ken shared in his class.  Lots of room for improvement, but I'm pretty happy with it. :-).

The background die is a Die-Versions die (Pebbles Background) that was inked up with VersaMark, covered with Sparkle embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle, and heat set.  The side of the card was die cut using a Sue Wilson Designs die (Gemini Collection:URSA).

To highlight the negative spaces of the die cut more, I added a strip of watercolor paper, using more Blue Color Burst, to the inside.  I also added a small strip of rick rack on the inside to cover the seam.

The sentiment, a Memory Box die (Thanks), was also die cut from watercolor paper.  I added a darker Blue wash to it so it would stand out more and used my favorite technique to add dimension behind it - fun foam.

I love learning new things!  Any suggestions for improvement would be much appreciated.


Lori Kobular said...

Anne this is so beautiful!! You did an awesome job painting the rose! I love it, and that Sue Wilson die is perfect!! I have to get that one!

E. Marie said...

How fun and you did great!! I have only used the color bursts for backgrounds but will have to try this.

Lena's Creations said...

You did great, Anne. This is gorgeous! Love the blue and yellow combo. Very striking. Wonderful colouring!
Have a great week.
♥ Lena
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Shona Erlenborn said...

So you used the color bursts as watercolors, using a palette? Love the effect you achieved Anne. Great layout too.

rachel said...

gorgeous painting anne and your class sounds brilliant. beautiful card x

NanaConnie said...

This is really incredible, Anne! I love your yellow rose and that border cut is so wonderful.

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Anne, this is stunning!! The watercoloring looks amazing!! What a gorgeous flower!! You did a perfect job with it!! The dies you added are fabulous!! This is so beautiful - I love, love it!! Have a great day :)

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Patricia St Martin said...

Anne, Gorgeous! Love the water coloring the yellow rose is just stunning. The colors are wonderful and love the die.
Hugs, Pat♥

Jacee said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous Anne, so very pretty
hugs Jacee
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Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

So gorgeous! I just love the rich colors, and how everything works so well together! Beautiful.

nwilliams6 said...

This so lovely. So many beautiful elements. Love the flower. Hugz

Diane said...

Wow...beautiful, beautiful!!!