Friday, 20 March 2015

Watercolour Rose

Hello Friends,

I started feeling better (just a cold) yesterday so I practised painting some flowers. First I painted two white daisies, using different techniques on each one, and then I plunged in and did a pink rose. Pink roses and white daisies are my absolute favourite flowers. Perhaps someday when I become more adept at painting I will buy myself a mixed bouquet of both and paint them. That will be one to hang on the wall for sure.
These are mini paintings, just the right size for practice and to mount on cards. I haven't done anything with the daisies yet, so more about them in another post. On to my pink rose.

For each flower I taped off the edges while painting so I would have a nice border all the way around. When I pulled off the tape from my rose I had a little paint on my finger. When I tried to dab it away, I grabbed a very used paper towel, which added even more colour to my white border. But, as any artist knows, mistakes are only opportunities to do it differently; which is how I ended up with a lady bug on one of my daisies, but that is for another post.

So I wet my border and started adding paint until I was satisfied with the look. All in all, I think it was rather serendipitous - a lucky mistake.
I finished this card last night and took a picture. Yuck.
So I took another picture this morning. Much better.
Then I decided to add a birthday sentiment. All set.
I also created a new inside-card sentiment which I will share with you here. I actually cut the Happy Birthday from it and used in on the front of the card.
Thanks for visiting my blog today. I hope you like the sentiment and can use it on your cards.

Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Challenges:
Scrap & Craft - Flowers
Colouring Crazy Challenge -Spring colours
Path of Positivity - Serendipity
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - 2 word sentiment
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - anything goes/your favourite something
Little Red Wagon - All tied up 
QKR Stampede - Think spring 
Inspiration Destination - anything goes

22 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your floral painting, so pretty, you have made great cards with them- Hugs, Valerie

Chasing the Dream said...

This is a stunning floral beauty. Love the colors and how you created the side border. Nicely done.
Blessings

Sherri said...

Nothing says spring like beautiful flowers & this one certainly fills the bill! Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge!

Billie A said...

really pretty painted rose. Great look. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our two word challenge.

Penny said...

Yep, every mistake is an opportunity. So you got to add a lucky ladybug to your daisy! I love that! :^)
BTW, both daisies are gorgeous and I look forward to seeing them on cards! As for your rose, that turned out beautifully, too, and I love your card design for it! The embossing, twine, and sequins really finished it off! Love it! :^)
Hugs, Penny
P.S. Really nice inside sentiment, too, and thank you!

Andrea Norris said...

Yep I know that feeling, I'm alsway covered in pencil or paint :) beautiful roses and card - your"mistake" paid off! Thanks for joining us at TTCRD this week and good luck
Andrea x

Kathy S said...

Beautiful Florals. I'm always so impressed with people who paint. I love the sequins embellishment you created on the edge too. Very fun. Thanks for joining us at The House That Stamps Built.

Eve's Card Designs said...

What beautiful projects! Thanks so much for joining in the fun challenge of 'Spring Colours' at Graph'It Markers Colouring Crazy Challenge. Yvonne (DT)

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Teresa,
The rose has such depth, I noticed in the thumbnail on the blog, great art. Thank you so much for posting your entry with us at Word Art Wednesday this week.
Many Blessings, Carole

bellaelysiumcrafts said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays :) -Esther

Michelle said...

Your card is great but you didin't linked our challenge blog.
Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
Hope we see you again a next challenge.
xxx Michelle (DT)
Here is the link:
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.de/

Claire said...

Wow beautiful make, love it! Thanks so much for joining our 'Spring Colours' challenge at http://graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk/
Claire (DT) xx

caroline said...

wow stunning work, thanks for joining us at http://graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/spring-colourswk-11-graphit-colouring.html good luck
caroline dt

Angela Hoynes said...

Fabulous flowers Teresa x

Tracy Penney said...

Your flowers are painted beautifully. That is such a great person touch to put them on cards also. Thanks for sharing and playing along with our All Tied Up challenge at Little Red Wagon.

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so gorgeous Teresa, I like the colours,Thank You for playing along with us at Graph'It Colour Crazy Challenge this time, hope to see you again, Good Luck.
Kevin Graph'It Colour DT xx

Julie said...

Beautiful flowers. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments in our 2 Word Sentiment challenge
Julie T

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

This is so pretty!

Thank you for participating in the last {PIN}Spirational Challenge. A new one has just begun... I hope you'll check it out and play along with it, too!

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet card. Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

Pat said...

From experience, I know that water color painting is serendipitous. At least in my case, as I haven't decided yet decided why one sitting can delight me, and the next cause me to sweep the paper, still wet with sweat and paint, into the trash can. I love your flowers, T. And I'm glad you found your way down the path of serendipity at the Path of Positivity challenge blog this month. Thanks for sharing!

Desire Fourie said...

Wow Teresa these are stunning painting of flowers and thank you for the lovely sentiments. This is so perfect for our SERENDIPITY theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Path of Positivity DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Penny Light said...

Just beautiful!