Watercolor Crimson Blush Roses

Watercolor Crimson Blush Roses

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!

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

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No Line Watercolor Flowers

No Line Watercolor 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 made the most sense for mine.

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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!

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  • Avery Elle Clear Stamps, Mother’s Day – no longer available
  • DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolors:
  • Silver Brush Black Velvet Round #8 EHBLICKAMZ
  • Arches Cold Press Paper: EH BLICK
Soft watercolor flowers

Soft watercolor flowers

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.

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

I made 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.

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

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Watercolor vintage roses

Watercolor vintage roses

You ARE amazing. What better than a card to tell you that?

Recently I saw a piece of fabric with a vintage design on it – roses galore, that were all a vintage brown color with pops of green for leaves. The empty space between the clumps of flowers was a soft, watercolory, distressed area that got darker at the edge of the flowers. I totally should have taken a photo, because all I have for reference is what’s in my head! See it come to live by watching the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Gotta love a sentiment like this too….so many amazing people out there we can send cards like this to!

Sandy Allnock Vintage Roses

I also colored a similar card with Copics – and black ink.

Sandy Allnock Antique Roses Copic Card

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Painting with Thirsty Brushes: Mondo Hydrangea

Painting with Thirsty Brushes: Mondo Hydrangea

I am delighted that I got my hands on Mondo Hydrangeas….because I was itching to watercolor some big flowers with my Daniel Smith tube paints…and this was the perfect excuse!

Supplies for this project are linked at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

The bigger the blooms, the better, right? Especially when working with watercolor – if you’re new to it, bigger blooms have more area for you to get used to pushing around the paint. If you’re new, don’t try that solid background though – yeesh, I was worried for a while that I might have to scrap it and start over!

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For the sentiment, I used the Totally Fabulous die set (no longer available) – I cut the totally from vellum and made it along a banner, and attached the fabulous – I put some Be Creative tape on the back before diecutting, which made it nice and sticky to attach to my card!

Sandy Allnock Watercoloring with Thirsty Brushes

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Watercoloring flowers with Clean Color pens

Watercoloring flowers with Clean Color pens

I don’t know if you like Google as much as I do. What did we do before it? I wanted to know what color Freesias were when I got this stamp set – and there are SO many! And the red and yellow one was by far the one that caught my eye. So that’s what I used for coloring today’s flowers – and I included a trick I found for those colors that just don’t like to break down with water.

It’s a pretty slick tip that can work with lots of markers! 

The colors used on my flowers: Blue 032 for the background, Green 043 and 046 for the leaves, Red 022 and 024 plus Yellows 050 and 052 for the flowers. Clickable links in the supply list below if that helps you!

Sandy Allnock - Watercolor Freesias Clean Color Marker

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