Watercoloured Tilda!!


Okay, so you all know that when it comes to watercolouring, I'm no Sophia and I'm no Claudia, that's for sure!!! I mean, these girls are pros and I simply drool when I check out their blogs every day!

I enjoy colouring with my Copics and my SU markers but watercolouring is not something that I've picked up right away and I just haven't really had time to sit down and practice. So this weekend, when I had a little extra time, I thought I would give it a whirl again. Now, it's definitely not a masterpiece, but I actually think it turned out pretty well! I hope you like it too!

I stamped Tilda and her little Bird on SU watercolour paper in Archival Versafine Black Onyx ink. Then I used a watercolour brush along with SU reinkers and water to colour her in. The dp is Sweet Pea by Fancy Pants and I took the colours from the paper. I used Close to Cocoa in her hair, Pretty in pink for her wings and cheeks, Blush Blossom for her skin, Bashful Blue for her sweater, Certainly Celery for her skirt, grass and bird, Creamy Caramel for her boots and So Saffron for her socks and blending around her. I drew in the grass with a black pen too. It's not perfect, but I think I'm getting there.

SU watercolour paper is fantastic! It's nice and thick and takes the water and ink very well. The only thing I don't like about it is that it's not white. It's creamy and I would really like to find a bright white watercolour paper of the same quality. Anyone have any tips??? Anyone know of such a paper??

I ran the bottom piece of dp through my Cuttlebug using the D'vine Swirls embossing folder and added some pink taffeta ribbon. I attached the Prima flowers with a large fancy snap by Making Memories and put three pink SU brads in the corner. The sentiment is from Rain or Shine by My Favorite Things and I finished her off by adding Stardust Stickles to her wings and pop dotted the whole focal piece. Not bad, I think.

Oh and I suppose you'd like to know who won the Bunny Tilda???? Well there were 10 lovely entries for the sketch challenge and the random winner is..............LEONIE!!! Yaaaaaaaaaay!!! Please email me with your mailing address and I will get that in the mail to you!

31 comments:

Maria said...

Great job Kim! You wouldn't know that you don't watercolour on a regular basis cause it looks pretty darn good to me - just like a pro!

Krisstee said...

Hey Kim..........don't sell yerself short..........yer water-coloring is just fab!

Crestajune said...

Beautiful card, Kimmie! Your coloring is FABULOUS!

Michelle said...

Your card is stunning Kimmie and I think you did an excellent job on the colouring, so beautiful. I know what you mean about the watercolour paper, it looks great if you have a coloured background but not too good if it white, I haven't been able to find any in in the UK as of yet though!

sam said...

Hello Kim, Verry verry nice card! love it!
If you like it, come take a look by my log. great card!

MichelleO said...

Kimmie I think you did fantastic... pull out the watercolors more often! This card is just so pretty and so springy!

Donna said...

you are your own worst critic. Your watercoloring is AWESOME, own it, girl! Love your card

Kelly Schelske said...

Awesome, it looks great!!

Claudia said...

Kimmie, i agree with krisstee.. your watercoloring is fabulous.
love the yellow shadows. iam scared to add this iam always worried it will ruin my image the very last moment :-) great job.
love the pink stickles - i just got yesterday cotton candy :-)

Alexandra said...

I think it is gorgeous!!! Your watercoloring is great - this card is sooo very cute! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Leonie said...

Great card! The colouring is gorgous!!!!

Thanks so much for the Bunny Tilda!!

~ Leonie ~

Nina Grann said...

Hi fab cards!!
Nina

janneke70 said...

Wauw what a beautiful card ;-)

Melissa said...

Wow Kimmie, this is gorgeous! You did a fantastic job watercolouring :)

Belas Creating Place said...

Hey Congrats to Leoni....she has Tilda.
Kim....your card is gorgeous..the water colouring is amazing. I just took a small class on it and I can't wait until I get my supplies. You did a super duper job once again.
Bela

Kirsten said...

Your coloring is just beautiful, Kimmie! I love this card!

Deborah said...

Fantastic card! Your coloring efforts are pro! Deb

Marja Sch said...

You did a great job colouring. I love it. Hugs Marja

shel9999 said...

I think your coloring is fantastic! I'm so glad you're on that Magnolia DT. All of your cards are adorable!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

I feel the same way about the watercolor paper, it is too dull. I want it to be a brighter white then it is. I only use it for images I am going to cut out, or on things that I am painting a scene on and it covers the whole paper!! I love your watercoloring, it looks fabulous!!

Aimee said...

What a beauty... you did really well with your watercoloring... gorgeous

Trina said...

Great job on the watercoloring!! And I just love that big beautiful flower!!

LittleSeaOtter ~KH said...

Your watercoloring is beautiful. I think you've been holding out on us. What an incredibly professional look.

Elizebeth said...

Ummmmmm.......your coloring is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I just love what you do with Magnolias.

Ila said...

What a Gorgeous card!!..and your watercoloring is Amazing!!..You must be a natural!!
The lightest I have found for water color paper is Canson or Bienfang(I think I bought the Beinfang at Walmart)..but this still is not real white and is 90 lb. An art store might have a whiter one.

Maya said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the colouring!

Hugs from Maya

catt871 said...

It is gorgeous as usual!!!! Have you tried going to an Art store and checking out their watercolour paper? We have some at school that we buy direct from an Art Supply company (not sure the name) and it is whiter than SU but not BRIGHT white. It is good quality too!! Only downfall is it comes in sheets that are 3 x 2 feet!!!

Kim said...

This is fab Kimmie! I love my copics too but do watercolour sometimes and am buying the SU markers - are these the same as the re-inkers?

Joan and Amy said...

Wonderful Watercolouring. Seriously something I need practice on! Joan

sophia landry said...

AWSOME, AWSOME!!! I love it, you did an amazing job! You just don't give yourself enough credit! Such a treat to come and check out your work!!

Cami said...

You did an excellent job! Beautiful water colouring. I enjoy all your cards!

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