Thursday, 19 March 2015

Watercolour Hibiscus Dream

Hello Friends,

I have been fighting a cold, but feeling much better today. Still dealing with blizzard after blizzard here on beautiful Prince Edward Island. But, you know, of all the types of storms there are, snow is probably the least destructive. And it is certainly the prettiest when the winds calm down and all the world is white.

Anyway, on to my project. A couple of weeks ago I painted a hibiscus, following a tutorial at The Frugal Crafter. I didn't do mine exactly like Lindsay's and I got tripped up for a bit.

Here is the beginning, drawn with a permanent black marker pen and a watercoloured background.
I didn't quite get the finishing touches right here. I really to soften my lines in the flower and try to give it a little more dimension. I got a little carried away with the black.
After letting it sit for a few days, I tackled the flower again, using an experimental mixed media approach. I even got out my gold gel pen. I was more satisfied with the final results and decided to make it into a card.
Thanks for dropping by. I hope you are having a good day, evening or night, depending on where you live.

Hugs & smiles,
Teresa

PS - If you go to this blog post - you will find a free image. Suggest a name for my little ducky and you could win some happy mail from me.

Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Spring inspiration
Scrap & Craft - Flowers
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Inspiration Destination - always anything goes

The House the Stamps Built - Photo Inspiration

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Pinspirational Challenge #136 - Photo inspiration
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/141581982011762507/
Papertake Weekly - Happy anything
Party time Tuesdays - anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - always anything goes

8 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Its really gorgeous! Hope you get rid of your cold! Stay warm hugs, Valerie

Angela Hoynes said...

Www Teresa the final image really "pops" out. Lovely flower.

NanaConnie said...

It's amazing to watch something go from a line drawing with no depth to the final product, a gorgeous flower with overlapped petals. Marvelous work, Teresa!

Penny said...

Wow, what a beautiful image and card! Love how you show us the progression from start to finish! Really wonderful art, Teresa! :^)
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Penny

Patricia St Martin said...

So beautiful and love the water color. Like Penny said it is nice to see how it turns out with each step. I see sparkles and that looks so nice. The gold looks so pretty.
Hugs, Pat/♥

Jo Nevill said...

Gorgeous card.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Jo x

Jingle said...

Such beautiful colors! Very nice! Thanks so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so beautiful Teresa,Thank You for playing along with us at Scrap & Craft this time, hope to see you again, Good Luck.
Kevin Scrap & Craft DT xx