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Sunday, 5 July 2020

Painted Flowers

Hi everyone.  Here is a recent card I made for a lovely blogging friend Darnell whose birthday was a couple of days ago and which I hand painted, and now I know she has received it I can show it here.  I have seen several people lately doing their own flowers and so had a look on line to see how to make them and so mixed it up a bit and this is what I came up with.   I used some very old watercolour tubes that I have as I thought the pigment would be stronger, and after experimenting with them and also with my inks I thought that the tubes scored better.  I used my Bristol Smooth watercolour paper to work on and two or three different sized brushes, and when I had finished and cut it back slightly to fit the 6" square card I ink blended with a complementary shade of Distress Ink and added a sentiment using Versafine Imperial Purple Ink.


I was fairly pleased with the result but perhaps a bit more practice is need to get the strokes a bit smoother although it works better if you don't overwork the paint.  The person who has done this style of the all over flower look is Heather Telford and there is a link to her blog on my side bar...she is very skilled with a brush and her laying down of colour is something I aspire to.  I did enjoy this and may try doing some more along the same lines.

Thanks for visiting my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.







I am entering the following challenges:

The Flower Challenge - No 46 Summer/Winter.
Country View Challenges July 2020 - Do What Makes You Happy.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Bright and Cheerful.
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - No. 278 Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist.
Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday July Challenge - Summertime.
Allsorts Challenge - No. 579 Summertime.

20 comments:

  1. Well ins't this a pretty card Pat and everything about it say's Summertime to me, the pretty blooms, the colours and something very adventurous and new as well. And I see you are a Bristol girl as well, it's my card of choice as it behaves so well to all you throw at it.

    Many thanks for joining in our 'Summertime' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

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  2. Such a pretty card and some clever painting there, not sure I'd be able to do that

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous card Pat and your hand painted flowers are so beautiful, well done you. beautifully designed and pretty colours, Kate x

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  4. Stunning, Pat! I'm sure Darnell loved it! Your flowers are so soft and delicate, and give the whole card a wonderful calm feel! Very feminine! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

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  5. Very pretty card Pat and I'm sure Darnell loved it

    Anne

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  6. What a stunning card Pat. I am sure Darnell loved it x Your watercolouring and hand painting is amazing. You are so creative and I am looking forward to seeing more of these hand painting cards Pat, as they are absolutely beautiful x.

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  7. So beautiful, love your flowers, very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

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  8. Wow Pat, I think you did this so well!! I thougt at first you had stamped the scene, but you did it all by yourself! The roses, flowers, berries and leaves look gorgeous!!

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  9. Beautiful card Pat. Lovely colour scheme and design. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

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  10. Beautiful and fabulous card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

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  11. I can attest that this card is even more beautiful in person! Honestly, Pat, it looks to me as if you've been painting freehand for years, it's that good! I hope you do it often!! Thank you again for sending it to me! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. Amazing Pat, I'm sure Darnell love the card and cherishes that you hand painted it. When I first looked I thought you had stamped it :)

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  13. Wonderful project. Thank you for joining in with the Challenge at Country View Crafts.

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  14. Fabulous card Pat, your painting is just amazing. I'm sure Darnell was thrilled to receive it. xx

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  15. WOW! LOVE your hand painted flowers, Pat! Great work! Especially love the soft roses in the the center of your card. They are STUNNING! Darnell must be crazy happy to have a 'Pat original"! xx

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  16. Oh wow! It's beautiful Pat... I love the roses... So beautiful!

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  17. Simply stunning, Pat!
    Thanks so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge as well as Allsorts challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

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  18. Gorgeous card Pat and I love the soft colors you used along with the beautiful roses. Great job and thanks for playing along with us at The Flower Challenge.

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  19. I'm excited to see you painting your own flowers, Pat. They look beautiful. I am continuing to experiment and some work out, others don't! Thank you for your kind words above. I'm happy to have inspired you.

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  20. this is so gorgeous...love, love it!!
    xx Karen

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