Sunday, 1 June 2014

Watercolour Blossoms

I decided to use the Hero Arts Floral Blossoms stamp to make a sympathy card. I have liked every card I've made with this stamp, just love the versatility of it! My favourite technique is using distress inks on watercolour paper. Even though I had enrolled in the recent Watercolour online class, I've been too busy to go through all the lessons! I'm hoping to catch up whilst I'm holidaying in Phuket. This stamp was inked up with various distress inks (the smaller ink pads would be handy for this), stamped and then brushed with a water brush. The background colour was added when the other stamped inks were dried. I've added a couple of photos of batik painting I've just completed today. It was a wet day today and the Batik artist was running an activity class. The techniques used are very similar to water colouring!  Thanks for dropping by!
Catered Crop - Garden Party Winner
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Cards - Neenah Desert Storm, Watercolour paper
Stamps - Hero Arts  Floral Blossoms and Sentiment
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Inks Seedless Preserve, Barn Door, Evergreen Bough, Ripe Persimmon, Victorian Velvet and Broken China, Ranger Archival Jet Black
Others - MME Enamel dots


  1. Beautiful card, but I really like your batik painting - especially the first one with that lotus-like flower - wow - you are so talented!

  2. Love the watercolored look of your card, Celia. The colors as wonderful. Your batiks are gorgeous. They took me back to a time I played around with batik as a craft, but nothing as elaborate or gorgeous as your work .

  3. I'm in love with your card! The colours are absolutely beautiful! Good to see you still have time to blog as well as relaxing and having fun! My son was supposed to be going to Thailand with school in Sept, but they cancelled it due to unrest. What is it like in Phuket?

    1. We are on an island in Phang Nga bay. There is a 12am - 4am curfew here and in Phuket. No problems at all. Guests that travelled from Bangkok had no problems, but occupancy is low due to the unrest.

  4. Cecilia, your card is so lovely. I am an ardent fan of watercolor cards. It is now my favorite medium. Your batik pieces are stunning. Enjoy your holiday.

  5. Very pretty watercolour card!

  6. fabulous Cecilia. Your batik pieces are stunning.

  7. Beautiful cards Cecilia! Love all the water colored blossoms!

  8. Nice cards.great work you have done with watercolors. I like 2nd one. Very clean piece of art.


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