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Tuesday, 14 August 2018

CAS Watercolour Sunflower

Hi there everybody.  I am a bit busier these days and I tend to run out of time to enter those challenges which I really hate to miss and this is one of them.  CAS Watercolour Challenge has the theme of Sunflower this time and I couldn't find one in my stash, so I searched on line and found this digital image which was quite pretty with its mass of rather crumpled petals, a bit more random than some..lol.


I started by cutting a mask for it and then after putting it in place I used my Brushos to create a background, and I did the stencil monoprinting technique using one of the That Special Touch of Masks called Orbit.  I sprinkled  three colours over it and spritzed using Ultramarine, Leaf Green and Turquoise, and I think the Leaf Green which has quite a lot of yellow in it mixed with blues has given a predominantly green look with very little blue, but that's the nature of Brushos which give a different finish every time.  I did add quite a lot of water to keep it fairly light as I didn't want it to dominate.  I removed the mask and then coloured using some of the Brusho powder on my glass mat and applied with a waterbrush using Yellow, Lemon, Brilliant Red and Dark Brown for the flowers, and some more of the Brown and red for the centre with a little Black.

I finished with a die cut sentiment from The Works which has two layers but leaving it white means it doesn't stand out too much.

Thank you for taking a look today.






I am also entering the following challenges:

Happy Little Stampers August Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes - Optional Twist Flowers.









16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous brushos background Pat. So pretty! Looks beautiful with your arsty sunflower. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

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  2. A super Sunflower Pat, always such cheery blooms and 'B' for Brushos is a great one, don't think anyone has come up with that before, great thinking for our 'I Spy' theme at Penny Black and More, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

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  3. This is a lovely card Pat and I always have a special affection for Sunflowers. I think it's because they never fail to make me smile. Your colouring as always is so very delicate and I love your background too. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

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  4. What a stunning card Pat, I love the sunflower image and beautifully coloured it is too. Fabulous background.
    Started back at Choral last night and began rehearsing Karl Jenkin's the Armed Man, don't know if you know it at all, it's a fabulous piece of music, this is for out November concert, Kate x

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  5. Beautiful card Pat! LOVE your Brusho background and your Sunflower is colored just beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)

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  6. Love the brusho background and how you did the masking and then the beautiful colouring of that wonderful sunflower image. Such a happy card x.

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  7. This is so pretty, Pat. The background is beautiful and I love how you've coloured the sunflower - just gorgeous. x

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  8. A super card here Pat, lots of "b"s for our theme this month, many thanks for sharing this with us at Penny Black and More Challenges. xx

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  9. It's beautiful ! I too loved the brusho background and the sunflower looks more brighter on it :)

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  10. Wow! I'm amazed at that beautiful Brusho background, Pat! I have trouble getting it as light and I do love that! Your sunflower is gorgeous! Beautifully colored and I love the image with the crumpled petals! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

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  11. Your sunflower is really beautifully executed, Pat! I love the way you did your background and how you painted with your Brushos! (Oh, why don't I have enough hours in the day to do all these amazing things?! Wait. What? It's not the time, it's how slow I'm getting? Oh.) I also love the sweet white love die cut you chose!! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. Beautiful background and excellent watercolor technique. I love your sunflower.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at HLS Watercolor.
    BożenA DT HLS

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  13. Oh it's absolutely gorgeous!! I love that you did such a beautiful Bg to show off you amazing painting skills in that wonderful sunflower!

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  14. Me again Pat, all behind checking comments on the PB&M blog and only just saw yours, thanks for mentioning as I honestly didn't take it in about the image and looks like I wasn't the only one from the team. Regardless it is a beautiful Sunflower.

    B x

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  15. A gorgeous card, Pat! Your background is beautiful and compliments your sunflower. I love this 'raggy' sunflower image and you have coloured it perfectly! Thanks so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge this week!

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  16. beautiful, sunny, happy card mf.
    xx Karen

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