Watercolour Fuchsias

watercolour fuchsia Heather Telford

I’ve been cutting up watercolour panels again; it really is a great way to use up experiments or abandoned projects. Sometimes I have panels that were my ‘practice’ for something else or part of a class where I demonstrated a technique but then moved on. The colours in the panels are pretty but the pattern might be a bit random or unattractive. Using a die cut means I can cut from the sections where I really like what the colours are doing. These panels were painted with Gansai Tambi paints.

watercolour fuchsia Heather Telford

I put stick-it adhesive on the back then cut all these fuchsias from a couple of panels featuring the same blue green tones. I arranged them then attached them all to a white panel and then to a white card base. My photography didn’t pick up the texture on the white panel as it is quite subtle but it is a cute trick if you want to try it. The cutting base panel for my die-cutting machine is very well used all over so when a piece of cardstock is run through the machine the base transfers an intricate pattern of intersecting lines which creates subtly textured cardstock. I am going to include this card in the Casology ‘Watercolour’ challenge. 



Stamps:  Sprinkles and Smiles (PB)

10 Comments on “Watercolour Fuchsias”

  1. creatingincolors says:

    This is a great way to put everything to use. I have a hard time discarding my practice pieces or when I wind up with something other than a specific look I wanted. Every creation has its own beauty!

  2. Pent says:

    great idea for using those ‘abandoned’ experiments, and so beautiful. Lovely card

  3. Jan Castle says:

    Very clever Heather….I cannot see the texture on-line, but have done this before and know how interesting it can be! Lovely card!!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  4. Pat says:

    These fuchsias are so pretty Heather, and what a great idea to cut them out from some experimental panels so you can use the colours you like together and make your own design from them. x

  5. CM Taylor says:

    My leftovers are no way as pretty as your! Love what you did with yours.

  6. Beautiful card, the colours are striking. Love your technique and I must try it.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Love Alli Xx

  7. ardythpr1 says:

    The variations in colours are really gorgeous, Heather! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  8. Jen W. says:

    Your colours are amazing, Heather – your cast offs are better than my good attempts! Ha ha! Love that those patterns found new life through the dies. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  9. Bozena says:

    Hi Haether,
    I have long been watching your blog and I’m delighted with it. There are a few cards that took away my speech and breathing. You make so beautiful cards! Thank you for the great inspiration. I especially love your watercolors. They are very unique and distinctive.

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