Watercolor Flowers – handpainted!

It’s been awhile, I’m sorry blog-land. I’ve been having a little fun with watercolor paints lately, and while I was at the Paperie Scrapbook Retreat one short month ago I had a LOT of fun with my Twinkling H20 paints.

I actually hand-painted these pretty little flowers and I was so proud of myself (maybe too proud). I was just fooling around with paint on some scraps of watercolor paper and was so pleased with the outcome. With a Hero Arts sentiment, it turned into a perfect thank you card.

My next card was my favourite of the two. Again, I just fooled around with my Twinkling H20 paints and painted these pretty pink flowers. Once I added my Hero Arts sentiment, I decided to add a few dots to the flower centers with a black Pitt pen to tie in the black.

I also made a matching envelope for this card, which is something I really ought to do more often while I still have all the supplies on my desk. Now if someone could just teach me how to take a decent photograph, these cards might be more impressive. To me, they’re very special and I can’t see myself ever giving them away. But recreating them? Absolutely!

I shared both of these cards on The Paperie blog for our May card kit release (there are still a few kits left – call 726-5323 to snag one for yourself). The pink Twinkling H20 paint came in my kit and the rest of the supplies came from my stash. I can’t wait to play with the July kit – that is my next task!

I’m going to challenge myself to start making 5 cards a week for the next two months. While I can’t promise that I’ll share all the results here, I hope I can at least stick to this goal and start creating more clean & simple cards.