Being There.

This flower from Gina K. Designs I love for its movement, which makes for a beautiful display with just one flower.

Today I visited the CAS Watercolour Challenge for February and found it was to use Red and Black. I immediately knew this flower was the perfect flower to use for this challenge.

The challenge is to watercolour, so in my mini Misti I stamped the flower and leaves on Fabriano 140lb Hot Press watercolour paper using VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne.

I decided to again use my Nuvo Aqua Flow pens to watercolour, picking the Apple Red and French Wine for the flower and the Black for the leaves.

As I work on a large piece of marble I am able to lay my colour down on the marble and pick it up with my watercolour brush to paint and wipe it up when done.

On the flower I put down several layers of colour to get the depth on the flower that I wanted. The black is watered down to give the grey black appearance. I fussy cut the flower and leaves as I did not want any white space left around them.

Once I finished the watercolour I moved on to stencil the a portion of the card. I picked up the wrong stencil, but it still worked, so that is okay. I used Distress Ink in Black Soot for the stencil, doing several layers to get that strong black.

To finish up I stamped the sentiment using the Nocturne Ink and splattered the card base with black acrylic paint. I styled the flower and leaves for more movement, and attached the flower with foam squares and the leaves with glue.

A few clear sequins finished my card. I am happy with how this turned out, and hope you have enjoyed today’s card too. I will be entering this card into the CAS Watercolour February 2020 Challenge.

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5 Comments
  1. Amazing design and fabulous watercolouring, Kia! This is such a striking card with your large, gorgeous red bloom and black stenciled background. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  2. Your flower is absolutely GORGEOUS Kia! I love the shading with the reds you used and the leaves look so striking in the black/gray! Great job on the fussy cutting too! And I really like the stencil behind the flower along with the splatters! Lovely, lovely card! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)

  3. OH WOW WOW, I just simply love this card Kia….beautiful strong colours on your superb flower and lovely design using the stencilled strip to ground the image…. thanks so much for sharing with CAS Watercolour, Robyn

  4. What a beautiful flower Kia – the black and red work perfectly here – love the stenciling you did along the bottom and the wonderful splatter! thanks for joining us in the CAS Watercolour Challenge! xx

  5. What a beautiful flower, Kia! The reds are so rich and the shading beautiful! Love the stunning stenciled strip that shows the flower beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

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