Let the colouring beginPosted: July 5, 2016 Filed under: Brusho, Sweet Perfume | Tags: Brusho, Canson Moulin du Roy watercolour paper, Penny Black stamps 32 Comments
Today is day 1 of Kathy Racoosin’s latest ‘30 Day Coloring Challenge‘. If you haven’t heard about it click on the link and read the details. It is a no pressure, loads of inspiration, tutorials and prizes type of challenge. Kathy is a colouring wizard and she shares her tips and tricks on her blog and in her very friendly conversational videos.
I had fun colouring this large scale floral design with brushos. I embossed the image on watercolour paper with silver pearl powder. I limited myself to four colours from the brusho range and I created different shades and values by mixing and diluting. The pink flowers are a mix of crimson and cobalt blue; some have little or no blue mixed in. The central flower is a mix of yellow and crimson. To make sure my greens blended in with the colours of the flowers I mixed some crimson with leaf green and created muted green-browns. In order not to loose too much of the panel behind a sentiment strip I embossed on vellum and added a half pearl over the adhesive. I didn’t have any black half pearls but a sharpie did the trick.
I have something quite new to share tomorrow. See you then.
Stamps: Sweet Perfume, Special Thoughts (PB)
Paints: leaf green, cobalt blue, crimson, yellow brusho
Ink: Versamark ink
Paper: hot pressed Canson Moulin du Roy watercolour paper, Neenah Epic black cardstock, vellum
Also: black & silver pearl embossing powders, half pearl
Oh, Heather this is gorgeous, and I LOVE your soft watercoloring…wonderful palette! And the sentiment on vellum with your half pearl is perfect! Beautifully done, sweet friend, and I look forward to tomorrow! Hugs!
Oh, WOW – this is amazing – gorgeous coloring, swooon!!!!!
STUNNING first 30 day coloring project Heather!!
Absolutely STUNNING Heather!!!!
Thats truly beautiful! I’m going to join the challenge too, thanks for sharing.
Oh my God! this is sooo beautiful!!!…. im speechless!
Oh, how beautiful!…the softness of the blended Brushos is so very different from how we typically see them used. I can’t wait to try something like this…absolutely gorgeous! My curiosity is peaked!…Joyfully awaiting tomorrow’s inspiration! 🙂
This is one of most stunning cards I’ve seen in months! Absolutely gorgeous!
Beautiful card! How do you paint with brushos….tap the powder into a palette?
yes you just need a few specs of powder and add some water to make liquid watercolour.
Thank you Heather, I appreciate you taking the time!
Simply stunning! Such gorgeous coloring!
WOW! I stared at this for such a long time and was even more amazed at your wonderful description! I would never have guessed you used cobalt at all! Impeccable painting and the effect, incredible! If I lived anywhere around there I’d be asking to watch this happen!
Amazing use of colour!
This is just lovely – I want to keep looking at it!!! Thank you so much for sharing!
Gorgeous! I skipped a breath!
So beautiful – love the colours
I love all your cards but this is my favourite so far, the colouring is wonderful and love the colors you chose. I just get so frustrated that I can’t always buy the stamps you use as I am in France. Very inspiring though.
Breathtaking! Gorgeous coloring.
The way you’ve coloured with those brushos Heather is truly breathtakingly beautiful !!!!
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x
So beautiful. I will be checking out brushos though I guess I should be improving my skills with what I have……..
Incredibly breathtakingly beautiful. I so love your style.
Your card is beautiful, and you are a master with the water coloring.
This card is gorgeous Heather! It looks like there is a light shinning through the flowers ! Gorgeous!
Hello Heather, I’ve just started following you as I love your work and I think it will help me with my own blog. I really like this card and the colours and I’ve just ordered some Brushos but didn’t quite know what to do with them but thanks to you I do now.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.
Love Alli Xx
Your card is just lovely would you consider doing a video tutorial to show us amateurs how its done?
WOw, love your colours and the design. Stunning card.
So beautiful! Thank you for sharing this.
This is simply gorgeous, Heather! Love the colors, and the coloring 🙂 I’m definitely not adept at coloring, but am inspired by beautifully crafted cards. Thanks!