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.

Watercolor Flowers Series #24: Roses (Crimson Blush)

Watercolor Flowers Series #24: Roses (Crimson Blush)

 

Roses (Crimson Blush)

I haven’t added to my Watercolor Flowers Series in ages but with spring around the corner…maybe it’s time! I bought these pretty roses from Penny Black and stamped them in a faded ink pad – and turned them into washy flowers. Enjoy!
Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

It takes some practice to get loose and washy, but it’s so worth the effort!

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 Flowers Series #22: Sketchy Flowers, Zig Twin Tip Markers

Watercolor Flowers Series #22: Sketchy Flowers, Zig Twin Tip Markers

 

Watercolor Flowers Series #22: Sketchy Flowers Twin Tip Markers

This beautiful Sketchy Florals stamp set from Altenew is a lot of stamps in one set- lots of florals! You can turn it any number of ways to use a few flowers or a lot of flowers….and I used a lot! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

A Copic version, trying to create a similar stone-looking background in reds…

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.

 

Compilation: Watercolor Flowers (Plus a FREE watercolor class!)

Compilation: Watercolor Flowers (Plus a FREE watercolor class!)

Today’s compilation post is my Watercolor Flower series “updated”! I had started an official series a while back, and stopped numbering them – as of now they’re all in the playlist and numbered up to 20, so let’s get started…..don’t miss the free class linked at the end of this post, too!

Watercolor Flowers 1: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 2: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 3: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 4: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 5: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 6: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 7: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 8: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 9: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 10: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 11: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 12: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 13: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 14: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 15: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 16: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 17: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 18: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 19: (watch on YouTube) (see blog postsee blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 20: (watch on YouTube) (see blog postsee blog post)

Free watercolor class!

If you were part of my “Paintalong” series a few years ago, you’ve already seen the videos…I’ve compiled them along with a new pre-class video over at Art-Classes.com – feel free to take it again if you’d like a refresher!

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No-Line Watercolor Mothers Day Flowers

No-Line Watercolor Mothers Day Flowers

No-Line Watercolor Mothers day Flowers

Mother’s Day is around the corner – but this stamp could be used for the holiday, or combined with any stamp set to create a card for any time! I used Avery Elle pigment inks to stamp with; if your stamp only has red flowers, you can use red to stamp with – mine had flowers and leaves, so a yellow (mimosa) made the most sense for mine. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I nearly discarded the outside frame – then realized I had actually centered it well (which is rare!) so I tossed some loose watercolor on it and adhered both down to the card. So simple and pretty – and no waste!

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 Flowers Series #13: Mondo watercolor flowers

Watercolor Flowers Series #13: Mondo watercolor flowers

NOTE! It’s a holiday weekend, and that means a sale over at Ellen Hutson! Click HERE for all the mondo flower sets. I’m off to clear out my wishlist, because…

  • Spend up to $75 and receive an automatic 10% off
  • Spend between $75-150 and receive an automatic 15% off
  • Spend over $150 and receive an automatic 20% off

Without further ado…your inspiration!

It’s the last throes of summer….let’s play with flowers once more, shall we?

Soft Watercolor Floral

The Mondo Flowers series of stamp sets at Ellen Hutson – designed by the amazing Julie Ebersole – have a bunch of different flower shapes now. And guess what? They look like a beautiful garden when they’re together! I decided to make a watercolor background out of them all, and deployed the MISTI to make it come together. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on  YouTube.

This technique would certainly work with other flowers – but these big Mondo stamps are particularly easy to paint with large open shapes. All are linked in the supply list below!

Sandy Allnock Watercolor Flowers

Yesterday on Instagram, I shared a set of cards made from these same sets, so you can see them more clearly as individual flowers…I cut 4-1/4″ square cards, with 4″ panels, fussycut the flowers and popped everything. I used the same “Lovely” sentiment set with them all.

Sandy Allnock Mondo Hydrangea Sandy Allnock Mondo Magnolia Sandy Allnock Mondo Peony Sandy Allnock Mondo Poinsettia

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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