Friday, 7 June 2019

Blue Roses

It is only the 6th of June and I have actually made a card for this months CAS Watercolour Challenge which asks for something blue. Just for a change inspiration came quite quickly and I got out my Uniko pure florals rose stamp set and chose to use the bud to make this card:

I stamped the bud rose repeatedly in a line on hot pressed watercolour paper with versafine black ink and then painted the roses with Zig clean colour real brush pens. When I finished I used a white gel pen just to add highlights and I roughly did the background with a grey pen. I used a stitched frame die to create the 2 pieces for the panel, stamped the sentiment in Catherine Pooler something borrowed ink and attached the panel to the front of my card. The sentiment is by Uniko too. I have used it a lot I really like the fine detail of it.

I am still not very good at watercoloring but I can see that I am making slow progress. Here is a close up:

I am also going to enter this in the HLS Watercolour Challenge.


Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it.


Mac Mable said...

What a striking card and I love your rose buds in the shades of blues. Great addition to use the white gel pen and your water colouring looks wonderful Hilary and so very pretty x. Fabulous CAS card x

Bonnie said...

These blue rose buds are so pretty with the gray background, Hilary! I love the look of texture in the background and how beautifully the blue flowers show against it! The white dots add even more interest! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

papierelle said...

That's so beautiful and your coloration ist sensationnel!!

brenda said...

What an extremely elegant card Hilary, the bluey purple buds sits nicely against the grey background.

Cat Craig said...

Hilary, what a beautiful card. Something about blue flowers intrigues me and I love seeing them on cards.

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous CAS card and love the beautifully watercoloured flowers.
Carol x

Susan said...

Very elegant and sophisticated! Rose growers are always hoping there will be a blue rose one day, so lovely to see yours! Beautiful colouring and great addition of the white gel pen. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

Cheryl Morgan said...

This is sooooo beautiful, I love what you have done with the flowers. X

BożenA said...

Great card. Perfectly designed, I love the background on which you put flowers
Thank you for joining our Happy Little Stampers game.
Bożena DT HLS

Mac Mable said...

Such a well deserved shout out (at CAS water colour) with this unique card Hilary. Such a fabulous use of the one lone rose bud...An absolute stunner x.