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Scrap Watercolour Flowers

Over the years painting with so many different mediums plus using lots of different crafting tools has made my interest in crafting just grow and grow.

There is a down side though, because we absorb and learn so many different techniques over time when we move on to new things everything else tends to get stored at the back of our mind.  It’s only when we see something that we haven’t done for a while that we remember how much we really liked doing it.

Lauren loving the CAS look has revived my interest in watercolour paints again.  So much so that at the end of my class this week I gave everyone a piece of scrap watercolour card and we had a play around with watercolour paints.  (This was a first for them.)

When all was finished, tidied up and packed away I came across my play around piece of scrap card.  Hadn’t the heart to throw it away because it looked really pretty so decided to make something with it.  This is what I came up with – another CAS card.

Watercolour Flowers

Used the circle die from the Sizzix  Scribbles and Splats set.  Cut out three circles and glued them onto my scrap watercolour card then fussy cut around them.

Next with my black Versafine ink I stamped three stems onto fresh card stock before placing the scribbled circles on top.

Shirl

11 Responses to “Scrap Watercolour Flowers”

  1. Shirley says:

    Gorgeous I love your watercolour flowers xx

  2. Sandra says:

    Your roses do look lovely Shirl. I agree with what you say about moving on and then returning again at a later time and enjoying a style or technique all over again. I always think that watercolours look really artistic, whether they are being used by a beginner, or by an accomplished artist. I love that you can achieve so many different shades out of one colour just by adding more water. I’m pleased that you didn’t have the heart to throw away your play around piece! Wishing you a happy crafting week. Sandra 🙂 X

  3. Donna Ellis says:

    Wow! did that die ever make your “castoffs” look fabulous, Shirl! FANTASTIC idea! Isn’t it amazing how inspiration comes to us? I love this idea, and the die cut really does make it look like flowers or little balls of colorful, dancing energy! Like souls! LOL I can’t stop myself. I love seeing what I see in art and nature. Try to take pity on me LOL Beautiful share – thank you for explaining how it came about! (and yes, like you, I do have lots of older supplies I once adored, and would like to use again). hugs, de

  4. brenda says:

    Well Shirley, this is certainly a little bit different for you and proves you do CAS very nicely indeed, it’s such a pretty card with three retro looking Roses.

    B x

  5. Meggymay says:

    Beautiful card Shirley, its good to revisit techniques not used in a while.
    Yvonne xx

  6. Craftyfield says:

    You’re so right… I do need to use my watercolours too both in small (cards etc..) and big projects!
    Great CAS card, love the dies too Shirley. xx

  7. Carola says:

    Hi Shirley , your CAS card is fantastic. Great technique.
    Hugs Carola

  8. Anne R says:

    Oh what a wonderful way to use the Sizzix scribble circles Shirl, I love the watercolouring – you have inspired me to make a few of these to keep in my ‘birthday box’. Hugs, Anne xx

  9. I sometimes think that the cast offs were just made ahead of their time. Waiting for new stamps and new ideas. This is a very modern card, using a CAS style, using up scrap pieces. It is fun to re-discover and have fun with mediums that you haven’t used for awhile…it has turned out beautifully Shirley.
    Dot x

  10. coco says:

    I have loved reading your post Shirl… You’re so right and this is so well said. I’m sharing your feelings at the moment, I think that I should refocus at least a bit on the techniques I know already and loved learning and experimenting… otherwise they will be lost probably forever, and this is a pity.
    Your cards here are very clever and beautiful!!!
    Warm Hugs from me too
    Coco xxx

  11. Claire C says:

    Hi Shirl, ooooh this is pretty! So effective and it’s lovely to revisit old favourite products. You’ve given your watercolours a fabulous twist with this technique
    Claire xx

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