Saturday, 18 July 2020

Birthday Roses

Hi everybody.  This is another experiment at making my own handpainted watercolour card.  I tried something different using a wet in wet technique but I don't think it worked as well as my last card and looks a little dark and muddy.  I ended up with a rather splodgy background so did go over it a bit to get better leaf shapes, and consequently it doesn't look as fresh as the last one.  A definite learning curve.

I added a sentiment using Versafine Olympia Green and heat embossed it with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder and ink blended around the edges with Adirondack Sunshine Yellow Ink.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I'll see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenge:

The Flower Challenge - No. 46 Summer/Winter.
Uniko Challenge - No. 60 In my Garden (optional twist hot summer colours).
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday July Challenge - Summertime.
Country View Challenges July 2020 - Do What Makes You Happy.
A Vintage Journey - Watercolour Wonders.
Allsorts Challenge - No. 581/582 Flowers All Over.


  1. This is beautiful Pat and it looks like a hand drawn painting xx

  2. Looks beautiful to me. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. A really lovely card with great images and colours. Thank you for joining our 'Flowers all over' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  4. Looks amazing to me, love the beautiful roses :)

  5. Watercoloring is difficult, especially when you use the wet in wet technique! I am amazed that you managed to get this beautiful result, even if it is somewhat "hazy". You could also see it as dreamy! The flowers are beautiful!

  6. A very beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

  7. Your hand painting is amazing Pat! LOVE those roses and leaves! xx

  8. This turned out so beautifully, amazing job an painting those roses! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge as well as my Crafty Wednesday challenge!

  9. Beautiful roses, gorgeous painting, lovely card.
    Thank you Pat for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  10. Oooh lovely, I like the softness of this one. I have five or six experiments lying round here at the moment and I'm wondering which will get turned into something and which will be recycled. Practice makes progress.

  11. Your hand painting is gorgeous the colour of your roses...stunning card


  12. Looks great to me, the technique gives it a vintage look. Super card. xx

  13. So unique and artsy and so beautiful x.

  14. wow...I'd say gorgeous and totally artsy looking, frame worthy for sure.
    Thanks so much for playing along with The Flower Challenge.
    :) Karen

  15. I actually love the effect you achieved Pat! You can really see that they are roses... don't be hard on yourself...In my book there are never mistakes in art.

  16. These are charming, and beautifully done. Thank you for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  17. Hi Pat ! So happy to see this beautiful card in the Uniko gallery !
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us !


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