Loosely Painted Buttercups: Easy watercolor!

Hey Buttercup – Chin up! Easy floral watercolor

A while back I shared how to loosely paint poppies HERE – today it’s buttercups! You knew I had to have this stamp set with yellow flowers, right!?? Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Fall Flowers Series 2018 #3: Painted Poppies

Fall Flowers Series 2018 #3: Painted Poppies

 

Fall Flowers Series 2018

I love creating a little series of videos for you sometimes….kind of like a mini public “class”! I had a bunch of flower stamps in my growing stash that I haven’t shown yet, so they’ll be collected together this week into a series. Enjoy!

#2: Painted Poppies

These elegant poppies just cried OUT for watercolor! And in this video I’ll show you how to do kind of a cheater “loose” style….it’s fun and isn’t as out of control as you’d worry it might be! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The card front is layered onto black, then the pink card base, setting it off nicely. One flower was masked for the stamping of the sentiment “HAPPY”….I didn’t have the right color pink ink, so used some red with some Picked Raspberry on top of it to get close to it!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Watercolor Bokeh Cherry Blossoms

Watercolor Bokeh Cherry Blossoms

 

Cherry Blossoms with Watercolor Bokeh Background

Recently I created a bokeh background for Mondo Sakura (also cherry blossoms) in Copic Marker. So I thought – look, here’s another pretty cherry blossom stamp set, why not see if I can pull it off in watercolor? Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Distress Ink Flowers (Dies by Alexandra Renke)

Distress Ink Flowers (Dies by Alexandra Renke)

Distress Ink Flowers (Dies by Alexandra Renke)

The new line of lovely dies from Alexandra Renke have even ME excited. And I’m not usually one to be thrilled by flower stamps and dies! There are just so many, but I know you guys like them and want to know how to color them. And thus I do. But boy when I find flowers that get even me excited, you know it’s pretty special! See the thumbnails of (I think) all the flower dies in the supply list at the end of the post; I got five of them just to see if this distress ink technique would work. And I used them for my Easter cards – I didn’t have them in time to share before Easter, but Mother’s day is on the way! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.,

Crocuses die – beautiful elegant flowers, and I paired it with a Lawn Fawn stitched hillside die – some of you might see it as snow since we’ve had such crazy weather in the beginning of spring this year!

For size comparison, I’m sharing these photos too:

Tulips…I love the ones with the ripply edges!

Poppies – and in the video I show you a simple way I figured out to make a vase with a little Tumbled Glass ink.

Tendril….For the gardeners…

Snowdrops….I’m  hoping they’re yellow, because aren’t they sweet in sunshiny yellow??

 

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Alexandra Renke Dies – with pics:

The rest of the supplies:

Avery Elle Watercolor Bloghop: Handdrawn Floral

Avery Elle Watercolor Bloghop: Handdrawn Floral

 

Welcome to my stop on the Avery Elle Watercolor Bloghop! So much exciting inspiration to be had….so let’s get to it! Bloghop details and supply lists are at the end of the post. Let’s go paint!

Watercolor Flowers Series #26: Handdrawn Floral

I’ve been doing floral watercolors for quite some time now – there’s a giant playlist you may want to go sit through sometime if you haven’t yet. Tons of techniques! This one creates a very soft look with washy layers, over images stamped in Avery Elle Daisy Pigment Ink. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The finishing touches on the card were to trim the panel to 4″, then pop it onto a card base using dimensional adhesive. I also stamped the sentiment in Avery Elle Mermaid ink and clear-embossed over it.

Here’s the chart I made recently of the colors….go pick some favorites and get busy painting!

Avery Elle Watercolor Bloghop

I’m the last stop on the hop – so you’ll want to go join in from the very top.

  1. Avery Elle
  2. Julie Ebersole
  3. Caryn Davies
  4. Lisa Spangler
  5. Heather Campbell
  6. Emily Midgett
  7. Yainea
  8. Melania Deasy
  9. Carissa Wiley
  10. Katie Gehring
  11. Amy Kolling
  12. Carly Tee Minner
  13. Ashley Marcu
  14. Elena Roussakis
  15. Laurel Beard
  16. Sandy Allnock

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

DT Bloghop! Watercolor Flowers Series #25: Watercoloring Transparent Tulips

DT Bloghop! Watercolor Flowers Series #25: Watercoloring Transparent Tulips

Even as a seasoned card maker, I enjoy learning tips & tricks from other crafters. My favorite tip/trick is one that applies to all of us whether we are stampers, colorists, diecutters: create something every day. If all we do is look at our pretty crafty supplies, or run our hands through a cup of gorgeous sequins, but never use them….we’ll never learn our craft! So even on days when I make something totally ugly – I make sure I make something.

With that, welcome to my stop on the Ellen Hutson Design Team bloghop! I’m so excited to be on the team! Keep on scrolling to see a pretty watercolor project, then get to the bloghop info!

Watercoloring Transparent Tulips

While wanting to do a comparison between the old and new Quinacridone Gold paints (the planet recently ran OUT of the pigment for the old one, and Daniel Smith engineered a replacement)….if you know me, I got bored just doing swatches. Let’s paint something! How about tulips, since Easter and Mother’s Day are around the corner? Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

 

Hope you found these tulips bringing a little sunshine to your spring – Easter and Mother’s Day are on the way!

 

The watercolor class mentioned on the video is here – click to go see more details….the class is on a special sale THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

Bloghop plus some silliness…

  • Coffee or tea? Oh goodness, neither. LOL! I live in the Seattle area and don’t drink either, can you believe it?
  • How did you come up with your blog name? Well it was going to be icantstopembellishing.com at one time —back when I embellished the heck out of everything. (I still own the url!)
  • Tell us one silly/random/interesting tidbit about yourself! There are soooooo many! A recent one…I like to play along with random challenges on the interwebs from time to time. And while I was on vacation, I saw one on twitter that I couldn’t resist: it’s called the #hobbylobbychallenge but lots are doing it at whatever store is in their area. The idea is to go to the florals section and take dreamy pics that look like they’re in a garden! I got laughed at while I was there, but figured, what the heck, I’ll never see these folks again, right? Here are the ones I took!
  • I shared a little about why I’ve joined the team earlier this year…see the video HERE…..and now the hop list!
  1. Ardyth Percy-Robb  
  2. Carissa Wiley 
  3. Carly Tee Minner 
  4. Carolyn Peeler
  5. Elena Roussakis
  6. Emily Midgett
  7. Heather Campbell
  8. Julia Stainton 
  9. Julie Ebersole 
  10. Justine Hovey  
  11. Kelly Griglione 
  12. Kittie Caracciolo
  13. Laurel Beard
  14. Lisa Adametz
  15. Lisa Spangler
  16. Lydia Evans
  17. Michele Ferguson
  18. Sandy Allnock <—that’s me
  19. Sharon Harnist 
  20. Therese Calvird

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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