Sunday morning spent watercolouring a tulip.

I want to enter a few challenges with this card. The starting point was Little Tangles challenge for April whch was to use watercolours. Unfortunately I cannot enter it on thier site as I didn’t use the stamps but hope to properly participate next time. For now thanks for the inspiration! I was more than happy to get my paints back out and I think they really lend themselves to spring flowers.

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The second challenge to enter is the spring themed challenge over at stempelgartenchallenge. I think the colourful tulip effortlessly fits with the colourful spring theme of this challenge. I also want to eneter the AAA cards challenge for a CAS spring card

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I first used a pencil to very lightly sketch the main shapes then quickly washed a pale green for the background and added shades of green to the leaves and stem, adding subtle depth to the scene.

I made a very pale yellow and panted the whole tulip in this first as a base colour to blend onto. I then created a purple red colour to streak across the petals of the tulip to add some definition and once that had dried a little I created the top layer of fuscia red fianlly i went round the flower again and again with various shades of these colours occasinally creating a more orange tone for shadows.

It took me almost an hour to paint but I am so very happy with the final results.

I felt the tulip was enough for the card so I trimmed the size to fit onto my white card and then Β finished with a simple sentiment stamped onto pale blue with just a thin strip of pink polka dot card to highlight the words a bit more.

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13 Comments Add yours

    1. fibee5 says:

      Thank you very much πŸ™‚

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  1. Jane says:

    How amazingly realistic your watercolouring is, could be a photo. Thanks for linking up at AAA Cards.

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    1. fibee5 says:

      Wow thank you so much

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  2. Sarah says:

    Absolutely stunning watercolouring, beautiful colour tones and a great take on our spring challenge. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards this week.

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    1. fibee5 says:

      Thank you very much πŸ™‚

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  3. Wow thats incredible Fiona! What gorgeous watercolouring, you’re a real artist!!

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  4. This is absolutely lovely, Fibees. Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

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    1. fibee5 says:

      Thankyou πŸ™‚ it turned out a bit bolder than i would have liked but I spent years of art using acrylics to paint so I need to get used to watercolour paints

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  5. Kuni says:

    A wonderful card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Stempelgarten Challenge.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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    1. fibee5 says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚ so relaxing to sit and paint

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  6. Claudia says:

    Hi Fiona, what a wonderful tulip you painted, this is so lovely with the colours you chose!

    Thank you very much for joining us at the Stempelgarten Challenge.

    Hugs and good luck
    Claudia

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    1. fibee5 says:

      Thank you very much πŸ™‚

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