1001 CARTES ON AIR – Watercolored flowers

Hi everyone! Today, I’m back with a video tutorial for Create A Smile featuring the beautiful Magic Flowers stamp set. I used the watercoloring technique for my project. Here is my card: 

Watch the video to find out how I created the card: 



Stamps: Magic Flowers & Bad Day (Create A Smile)
Inks: Versafine (to stamp the sentiment)
Mini Distress ink pads: Tattered Rose & Forest Moss (to stamp the flowers and the leaves); Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Fired Brick & Aged Mahogany (to color the flowers); Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint & Forest Moss (to color the leaves); Tumbled Glass, Broken China & Weathered Wood (for the background)
Papers: smooth watercolor paper, white cardstock (for the card base)
Various: paint brushes, water, non-sticky craft sheet (Ranger), trimmer, score-tape (to fix the watercolored panel to the card base), masking paper/post-it, etc. 



Don’t forget to let each petal dry before you go on or work with an area that is not adjacent to a wet one.

For a transparent look, don’t add too much color. You can still come back and add another layer if you want more saturation.

Work quickly and don’t try to color the image "perfectly". For the background, allow the colors to run over each other and let some tiny white areas here and there. It gives a beautiful watercolor look! 

Don’t forget that you can share your Create A Smile creations with us! Upload them on the Create A Smile blog, right in the sidebar. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day…

♥ Francine


Suchi said…
Beautiful water coloring Francine! :)
Suchi xx
Genevieve said…
Superbe!!! Merci pour ce beau vidéo, c'est toujours un plaisir de te voir peindre!! Félicitations!
Mendi Yoshikawa said…
This is stunning Francine. I am in awe of you once again. Loved watching you color this beautiful card--I'm inspired to try it too! :)
This is such a beautiful card.
Unknown said…
This is so beautiful, Francine - makes me smile and feel warm around my heart. Perfect coloring of the image.
Have a lovely day...
Tami said…
Gorgeous Card! THANK YOU so much for the Video!!
Rosy Newlun said…
I loved watching just how you painted this on YouTube - marvelous! Thank you ♥