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.


  1. Wow both your cards are simply gorgeous! You're so talented!

    1. Oh my, this is just too kind! Thank you so much!!

  2. Absolutely stunning, your bouquet is divine Katerina!