Saturday, June 14, 2014

Watercolor Roses for JUGS #245

For the first time in over a month, I'm back on the challenges. This week, Just Us GirlS has a challenge based on watercolor technique.

This stamp is from Rubbernecker and it's called Roses in Bloom. It's one of their newest stamps and I find these a little more difficult to work with than their last releases.

The others all had a stamp which had a solid black outline of the picture. I thought it really helped make the image look professional. These are gorgeous but you really have to work with the watercolor to give it definition.

I used all Tim Holtz Distress Inks. This piece took about 3-4 saturations-meaning, I would place water and color, then dry. The roses took four so, while they don't have line based definition, I felt the shading came out pretty decent.

I used Graphic 45 Botanical Tea, some vellum, SU! Thank you, Kindly and two pearls I colored with copics. I really try to keep it basic with watercoloring. It's WAY too easy to distract from the image and take the piece way over the top.

Trust me when I say I'm a MASTER of 'over the top'. heh heh

Challenge is over next Thursday so get to it!!! Click the picture above and join us, why dontcha??


  1. Fabulous flowers!! Love who the red pops against the blue. Thanks for joining us at Just us Girls.

  2. Your flowers turned out beautifully! They truly look hand painted, so soft and watery. Great job with this technique and thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  3. Love your card! They do look hand painted as Sue said! I think this is perfect and not over done...but I must say I understand your comment about going over board...sometimes I just can't leave well enough alone! LOL Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!