Monday, March 20, 2017

Magnolias for her

I've been trying a little more no-line coloring with this beautiful stamp set, Magnolias for Her from Altenew.  I stamped onto a watercolor block by Winsor & Newton Cotman, cold pressed using tattered rose distress ink by Ranger.  Initially I planned to trim down the piece to fit an A2 card base.

I'm still participating in the 30 day coloring challenge.  Even though it's not a requirement to color each day, I've managed to do just that, so far this month.  I lost track however of how many days I worked on this project.  Perhaps 4 days?  I believe this early picture was my progress the first day, pretty tentative with my color.  I actually used water with my CretaColor Aqua monolith pencils (I've been using them dry lately, they are so creamy and blend nicely). 

At this stage, I was really happy with the result, it put a smile on my face!

I drew in branches with a sepia Sakura Pigma micron and added some background color.

And the full final version.  I'm so happy with it that I can't bear to trim it down....I spaced the blooms too far apart for an A2 card.  It may be a keeper.  Or I may make a larger card than usual...


  1. Thank you for coming over to comment on my blog! You're so sweet to have done so. I also wanted to tell you that I think this water coloring is BEAUTIFUL!!! I found you over on Kathy's Blog! Florals are a favorite of mine! ;) SO BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!! LOOOOOVELY JOB!!!!!! ;)

  2. Its so beautiful why not frame it so you can admire it long term. It is truly eye catching.

  3. I love these special spring magnolias. You caught their essence so well