Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Favourite Flower

Over at The Flower Challenge blog they are celebrating their 1st birthday so Happy Birthday to everyone involved.  As a nice birthday treat they are offering lots of lovely prizes so why not pop over and take part showcasing your favourite flower.  If I'm lucky enough to win, I'd like to pick the Dies to Die For prize.

Onto my card and it could only be the gorgeous Echinacea, I love the varying colours and the way they stand proud in the garden during Summer - well, lets say during the months its supposed to be Summer!

I decided to do a no-line watercolouring image this time and after a little practise piece first I'm quite pleased with the results.  I used Gansai Tambi in various reds, pinks and oranges for the petals, I must admit I like having an artist license and not being so restricted to staying in the lines.

Me being me, I couldn't resist adding a few splatters in chilli red... and yes I still smile every time I flick the brush - what is wrong with me, I'm middle aged for goodness sake lol.

I cut the 'hello' from an unbranded die and added a few pearls in varying sizes to match the colours of the flower.


The Flower Challenge - Favourite Flower
Less is More - Hot & Spicy Colours

Supplies: TH Echinacea stamp and tea dye Distress ink, Gansai Tambi watercolours, Inktense, unbranded stitched circle and 'hello' die, Queen & Co and Kaiser Craft pearls


  1. Gosh, this is really lovely. Beautifully painted and I love the splatters xx

  2. I really like this beautiful flower and how you did some no-line coloring! I must give that a try one day! Good luck with the challenge!

  3. Wonderful job no line watercolouring. Great depth of colours and the limited splatters to maintain white space and keep it CAS. Beautiful card, Claire. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More.

  4. Hi Claire, a gorgeous card, love the Echinacea flower with the ink splatters, splattering can be fun but messy... have a wonderful week... Megan

  5. Such a pretty card. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  6. It's a really beautiful card Claire and I love the splatters. Barbxx

  7. Really pretty - the no-line technique is very effective.

  8. Super amount of white space on your card Claire and that Echinacea looks incredible! Fantastic water colouring because you've made it look like it has a wonderfully soft and velvety texture. Great use of the hot and spicy colours. Thanks so much for popping this into us at Less is More xx

  9. Wow such a beautiful card Claire, your design is wonderful and the flower is coloured perfectly. Thank you so much for joing us at The Flower Challenge Aileen DT


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