Monday, January 02, 2017

Pen and Paint

Hi there...

I spent New Year's day playing with my paints... We'd been out celebrating on New Year's eve and we were both really tired so we had a lazy day

I thought I'd try something a little different for me ... Mixing some watercolours and then drawing over it... I had so much fun and I have one of my cards to share which I'm entering in 2 challenges
  Happy Little Stampers - where I've never played before

 ...and The Mixed Media Card Challenge where the theme is change
 

Well a butterfly is all about change


Can you believe last week there were butterflies in my garden? In december!
The only stamping on here is the word smile and the flowerhead


I drew the butterfly once the paint was dry and drew a stem for my flower
As always I just used plain cardstock and I'm still experimenting with how it handles... I found that once I dried this I could go back and add more paint...

My hubby has gone to the match today and it's given me time to do some de-cluttering on my computer.

I hope you are enjoying your day - I'll be back tomorrow for the new challenge at CCCB

Take care

~ Ros ~
 

28 comments:

Barbara said...

This is really gorgeous! Love the combination of waterolor, drawing and stamping!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Absolutely adore this card! Loving the watercolour splash so much and I can't believe you've had butterflies in your garden at this time of year! Thank you also for your comment on my blog... I felt really moved by that story and I just couldn't believe it at the same time... You are such a great person and you have such a beautiful soul. Your friend will know that looking at us from above... Sending you lots of hugs xx

Melissa L. said...

This is beautiful, Ros! I love how you combined the watercolors and the stamping. Your drawing and the lovely colors are superb. Great design and perfect for both challenges. Thanks for playing along at HLS Watercolor Challenge and at The Mixed Media Card Challenge.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow Ros! Your butterfly is fabulous - do you design stamps? I love your watercolour background. I find it depends on the cardstock - some bead more than others, but I just use less water. It's hard to find a very white watercolour paper. Thanks so much for joining us in our last challenge at the MMCC:)

Mona Pendleton said...

Happy New Year Ros! Your card is beautiful! Love the inky background!

Davi said...

Your card is FABulous Ros!! I love your background and the line drawing looks wonderful on the background! Super job on the drawing too :) YOU must come on over to our new anything goes challenge and enter! http://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com/

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

YOu did an awesome job with the mixed of color media, great card Ros!

Anke said...

WOW absolutely stunning, I love it.

Greetings from Germany
Anke

Mac Mable said...

Oh Ros...this is so amazing. Love how you did your background and the black line of the flower stamp over it...perfect. Clever you on drawing the butterfly. Artistic and clever...love it! x

Diane said...

Wow, how beautiful this card is and you drew the butterfly, you have some wonderful art talent Ros, the card is gorgeous!! I might have a 2nd post today to announce my surprise, so far 2017 has been good...lol!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Ros, love your background and the drawings...had to catch up, had company all last week...my son whose birthday was the first, came for his Christmas visit after Christmas! Happy Tuesday, first of the New Year!

nancy littrell said...

So artsy and pretty, Ros. Love how you hand drew your butterfly and flower stem. Your watercolouring wash is so vibrant...love it! TFS Happy New Year, Nancy

Stella said...

This is your first try to mix watercolours and drawing over it? I never would have gusessed that. It looks great! You're so very talented. Love this!

Kathy Krug said...

Ros, I love the background you created for that wonderful drawing. Beautiful.

Maria said...

Such a gorgeous card, Ros!! It's a true beauty with the water colored background, flower, and amazing butterfly!! What an artist you are! I love seeing your fabulous creations!!

Rema said...

Love this! Super stunning background.Thanks for playing along with us at the HLS Watercolor Challenge.

Sara Barker said...

And now I'm going to clutter it up again with some love. Love, Love, Love your watercoloring and wow! You really drew in some great details--I'm so impressed! Great bold color to set off the simple stamping and hand drawn details!

Leslie Miller said...

Wait... what? You drew the butterfly? Next thing you know I'll be buying your stamps. Always the most fabulous watercolor backgrounds. I'm thinking I'll have to try watercolors on plain card stock. You get the most amazing results! Colors are beautiful, too! Happy new year!

Michelle said...

Ooh! This card is spectacular! I love the loose watercolours and your butterfly is awesome! Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at the HLS Watercolour Challenge!

Greta said...

My jaw dropped when I got to the picture of your work, Ros--totally amazing & gorgeous!

Barbara said...

What strong colors! And that splash is in the perfect position in relation to the stamping. Amazing!

maria f. said...

Stunning, Ros. Love the composition, the colors, your drawing! Thanks for playing at the MMCC with us too this month.

Inkyfingers said...

This is just gorgeous Roz! I love the watercolour background and your drawing is amazing! The butterfly look so 3D it could fly off the page!
Hugs
Carol x

shirley-bee said...

This is absolutely stunning, Ros! I love the background colours and your butterfly is amazing. Thanks for adding it to the MMCC gallery :)

Tracy said...

Your drawing is spot on Ros. Pretty mix of colors too.

Kelly Szafron said...

Beautiful card! Lovely water coloring and drawing! Thanks for sharing it with us at HLS!

artful-notions said...

Hi Ros! Loved having this beauty entered in HLS Watercolor challenge. Your drawing is fabulous, and that bg is stunning! Hope to see more of you!

Greta said...

Congrats on the well-deserved HM, Ros!

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