Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Splatter Meadow


Today's lesson at Watercolor for Cardmakers was all about freehand and splatters!


Jennifer Rzasa showed us how to make a fabulous tree using splatters, and
I'll definitely be trying that, but wanted to try a meadow look first.  I did the sky
first then added some wet on wet splatters for a
background as Jennifer demonstrated, then randomly added
some larger dabs of paint with the brush.
Next I brushed in some grass, dried it, and added
some black fine line marker stems and 
grass - it just seemed to pick up on the black of the sentiment.
The sentiment was done freehand - I recently got some ink and a 
few dip nibs and have been giving modern calligraphy a go.
Inks used include Ranger Distress Mowed Grass, Spiced Marmalade, 
Barn Door, Broken China, and Mustard Seed.
I sponged with Mowed Grass ink along the bottom for extra depth.
It's finished off with some random sequins.
Thanks for stopping by today!

33 comments:

Maria said...

Love this take on one of today's techniques. Beautiful card.

Amber Kroening said...

Amazing work!

joyceglee said...

I love your unique take on the technique! Really nice!!

Debbie Selby said...

Magnificent is the only description for it. Wow.

aileen (mum) said...

Beautiful, very well done. Would love to receive this card.

Laura Jane said...

SO WELL DONE!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Absolutely stunning! And I am so impressed with your handwritten sentiment- lovely!

Luckysmom said...

Beautiful. Your background is gorgeous.

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Wow! Amazing watercolouring and such a beautiful card!

Laura Norris said...

Beautiful! This is just perfect!

Petti said...

Very pretty!

JD/ Jill said...

Great watercoloring. You are getting so much out of your classes...you get A+

Loll Thompson said...

Wow!! This is stunning Bridget! Love your meadow of sweet blooms! Great job with the calligraphy! Loll xx

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

I enjoyed looking at all your watercolor cards. Great job on them

Barb

Marilyn Jensen said...

Excellent work, Bridget! Love the colors and your hand crafted calligraphy .

Avital said...

This is extraordinary!

Kylie said...

Beautiful!!

obee said...

Simply gorgeous!

Irish Cherokee said...

Love this water color. Much closer to a painting than moder freeform. More substance.

Ellen Bornstein said...

what a beautiful card, perfectly executed.

shirley-bee said...

This is just fabulous!

Hannelie said...

An absolute delight Bridget!
Stunning!

Julia Aston said...

Wow Bridget! LOVE this field of wild flowers - this is SO pretty! what a great technique you learned!

Tori Bissell said...

Love it! Love the colours. Love the ideas. Love the script. Love the grass. Love the flowers.

Miriam Prantner said...

This is gorgeous! So bright and colorful! I love that you made your splatters flowers!

Sharon Underwood said...

This is one of my favorites in the gallery. So awesome! Love the meadow and love your writing!

Cat Craig said...

So very lovely Bridget! A standout in the gallery.

Calico said...

Love this, you should be teaching the class instead of taking the class.

Kate said...

Such a pretty card really like how you did this x

Michelle said...

Wow! Your meadow is beautiful, and your hand lettering is spectacular! :-)

Jo Billups said...

Oh my gosh, Bridget, this is totally awesome! Love it!
(jodylb @ SCS)

Carol said...

Such a spectacular card, Bridget! Love the warm, sunny feeling it portrays.

Rosy Newlun said...

Wooo this is GORGEOUS! Makes me want to give it a try now -- splendid!!!