Wednesday, May 21, 2014

More watercolouring.... using Fireworks spray inks

I was thinking about my May CCC card (for those of you who don't know about CCC - see here)  I haven't had my email telling me who to send it to, but I've done it tonight.  I wanted to try some watercolouring with spray inks and I recently got a set of 3 Fireworks inks.  So found a lovely rose from a Hero Arts set (AC037) and off I went.

Hello Friend.

I started by using Dusty Concord and Bundled Sage Markers to colour the rose.  Spritzed with some water and stamped in the corner.  I then used water colour brushes and water with the spray inks to colour the flower.  I let it dry and then using the markers again, over stamped moving ever so slightly.   I then used the three spays to spritz the card.   When it was all dry, I used the Winnie & Walter stamp to ink my sentiment.  Just loving these bold and typewriter sentiments together.  So much choice. I then decided to layer it on an angle on the mat, for a bit of variety.  Finished with some sequins.

As I think this is CAS despite all the sprays... I'm entering it into the challenge at CASology ~ Cue word Flower and into the Monday Challenge at Simon Says ~ Botanical.

And I'm leaving you with a photo I took last evening.


I could hear a bird singing and when I looked up I saw this Thrush in the plum tree.  He had a beautiful voice.  

11 comments:

PJ said...

Beautiful card!

Betty said...

your card is so pretty done in those colors! i have a robin's nest on my deck with 4 babies - mama is never happy with me when i go out to water my flowers!

Lin said...

Beautifully done, Dawn, and a lovely pairing of that fantastic sentiment stamp with the watercolored rose! Love the splatters and the sequins, too.

Dotty Jo x said...

Goodness, I wish I was your recipient this month Dawn as this is one heck of a fabulous card! Jo x

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Very pretty - love the splattered look on the background, I'll have to investigate! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Popped in to leave you some love on your SGC sparkly gorgeous card, but found this divine one instead. Love your experiment with inks. I have to get messier and inkier. Love your amazing layouts and designs. This one is gorgeous! Hugs, Wends x

Maxine D said...

Dawn this is amazing - the hidden artist is no longer hidden :-).
I was walking the other day and passed a tree with a thrush singing beautifully. We also have tuis around us this time of year through until spring - bliss.
Blessings
Maxine

Arlene said...

What a beauty of a card.

I sent your CCC card to you on Monday this week.

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous card Dawn! I saw it in my reader and thought how beautiful! Love the spray of purple mist! Thanks for sharing your botanic inspiration with us at SImon Says Stamps Monday Challenge!

Gillian R said...

Beautiful card and I love the spray of colour. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

Greta said...

Wow--you got such a great picture of the Thrush! Hurrah--this beautiful card is coming to me! I've looked at those mists, but haven't gotten any & now I'll see them in person!