Thursday, 21 May 2015

CC&S #125: My favourite flower colours

I'm back today with my second choice of colours in my hostess month of May at CAS Colours and Sketches. As I banged on about irises being my favourite flower in the challenge post, I thought I should rise to the challenge and see what I could come up with!

OK, I know I still need to practise a lot to perfect my watercolouring skills particularly in the light and shade areas but I had so much fun colouring this. The iris is a drawing I found on the internet printed onto proper 300gsm watercolour paper. I simply transferred ink from three different ink pads onto a plastic lid and used a watercolour brush with water and the inks to colour the image. I had a couple of goes at it and left it to dry in between in an attempt to capture the shaded areas. The sentiment is computer-generated and the piece matted and layered onto a piece of coordinating cardstock.

Supplies Used:
Iris drawing:  Found at

Ink Pads: Dusty Concord & Mowed Lawn (TH Distress), Cantaloupe (Memento)
Paper: 300gsm watercolour paper (Papermill Direct)
Sentiment font: Ar Berkley
Snippets: Purple cardstock

So much looking forward to seeing your creations. You have until Wednesday 27th May to link up your design.

Have fun!
Stef x


  1. Gorgeous colours Stef. Loved using them and think they're going to be popular just like your last sketch.

  2. I think you've done a super job watercoloring your irises here. It's a gorgeous card.