Monday, July 31, 2017

Altenew July 2017 challenge

I started this one off with watercoloring the biggest flower in the middle and then got stuck trying to decide which color to choose for the roses. I considered orange or yellow, but then stumbled across a challenge at Altenew, which coincidentally was all about red roses. I considered it a sign (was pretty excited about it actually) and painted my roses red. So here goes!

Simon says stamp watercolor paper, my kids' no-name #5 brush and watercolors and a gorgeous Blooming Bouquet stamp by Altenew. It's just a blank notecard, so there's no sentiment (I'm in the process of creating a set of simple white notecards with watercolored florals on them).

Loved this stamp so much I actually tried to recreate the look by free-hand painting these flowers using my brush marks and a different color combo (well, not too different, I only have four watercolors -- red, yellow, blue and green, but at least I mixed them differently this time). Here's how it turned out:

My brush is too small, I believe, a larger one would make much better strokes, but at least I tried! It was super fun and super quick, less than a minute. It took me much longer to watercolor the previous image.

Thank you very much for looking! I so appreciate you stopping by.