Friday, 9 May 2014

Peonies in a Jar


My practice card for today's Watercolor for Cardmakers Online Class - this is my attempt at Sanketi's beautifully loose style - I've been a follower of her blog for quite a while because I freely admit that I'm a watercolor wannabe!  I also admit I find this loose style challenging, as an "inside the lines" kinda girl!
The image is from Flourishes Garden Picks and the sentiment is from Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals.  I tried a lot of different embellishments including sequins and black and white twine, and ended up pulling it off - it stays as it is!
Thanks for stopping by today!

40 comments:

Charlene said...

Gorgeous!!!

Karen Kelly said...

Those peonies are beautiful--the wannabe watercoloring artist might be a full-fledged watercolorer! Ha--I think I'm making up words, but you get the point :-)

Carole said...

I love it, you have certainly taken the bull by the horns and gone for it! I love the vibrant colours too, amazing work. C x

Hannelie said...

Wow! Gorgeous!
( I am definitely in the wannabe category... but I am are trying!)

nancy y said...

I'd say you learned well! This turned out fantastic, wonderful card!

chera said...

this is just stunning

sweet art designs said...

Very nice...you really captured the technique. - Myrna Sweet

Carol Doggett said...

You did an amazing job!!! Absolutely gorgeous!

Debbie Selby said...

This is fabulous! I agree with all your comments. I don't realize what a control freak I am until I attempt to watercolour in an outside the lines way! I too tried to add sequins and pearls to some watercolour cards and they had to come off as they seemed to detract from the free flow of the water colour.

Linda said...

Beautiful job. Love it.

Kathryn A said...
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Kathryn A said...

Sorry--too many type-o's on my first comment.
I can totally relate to everything you've said here! "Loose" is something I will have to work at. Your flower is beautiful! I love your speckled background, too. And thanks so much for your comment on my dogwood card! (I stayed in the lines--Lol!)

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful water coloring, and stunning design! You did an amazing job on this technique!

Maria said...

Beautiful watercolour work. Love your card.

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful take on Sanketi's style! I love the bold colors!

Jean said...

Just gorgeous! Wonderful stamp choice.

ThePurplePlace said...

Absolutely Stunning!!! A wow wow wow card! Clearly you are one very talented water color painter and cardmakers!! Love it!!

Thanks for sharing....

Donna Nuce said...

Gorgeous loose watercolor! Beautiful job!

Pat said...

Spectacular! Love your card and I think that your painting "outside the lines" came out great and I understand where you are coming from re this.

Petti said...

Stunning!

Irish Cherokee said...

Exceptional coloring in this card Bridget. Gorgeous.

JD/ Jill said...

So Pretty!

aileen (mum) said...

Brilliant card, doesnt need anything else. Wonderful colours, great painting.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Brilliant! Love it so much!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! This is just beautiful! You are such an amazing artist~

Gerda said...

Wow, this is beautiful! You have truly managed the loose style and the card is perfect as is. Love it!

Kim Jolley said...

Completely amazing! YOU nailed it.

Loll Thompson said...

Wow ... beautiful card Bridget. You are not a watercolor wannabe ... you are a watercolor artist! Love the bold and saturated colors - amazing! Loll xx

Sharon Underwood said...

Excellent job! I love all the speckles around the flowers.

Yogi said...

beautiful. turned out really well. Have a great day

WickedPixie said...

Stunning! My jaw is on the floor!!

Lyndal said...

FABULOUS watercolouring!

Ellen Bornstein said...

Just beautiful!

Laura Elliot said...

Bridget, this is stunning. You are not a watercolour wannabe, you are a talented watercolorist. Your shading, blending, colouring is simply perfect. I adore the colour of the peonies. Gorgeous xxx

Scrapthat said...

Very pretty!

Marilyn Jensen said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You will go far with this technique because you have such good color sense!

Holly said...

This came out gorgeous... I love the colors.

Dana Joy said...

This is breathtakingly beautiful!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

You totally nailed this!!! Stunning!!!

sweet art designs said...

Wow...I can't say more than that....WOW!