Hello and welcome
Today I’m back with HLS Watercolour Challenge for November, 2021. This year it’s Anything Goes so long as it features watercolour. So easy to join in!
This month, I decided to use the Paper Rose stamp set – Wattle. This Golden Wattle is the Australian floral emblem and is why Australia uses Green and Gold colours for sporting uniforms. There are many different species of wattle and are found in every state of Australia. This Golden Wattle is one of the most common with small, soft, fluffy, pom pom like flowers in late Winter to Spring.
After stamping, the image was watercoloured using Distress Inks and Tombow pens.
The side of the image was fussy cut for a little more impact and added to the black card front panel.
A strip of black and gold was also added.
The sentiment from the same set was white heat embossed.
Please head over to our blog and check out the wonderfully inspirational work by the rest of the Design Team! I hope you will find the time to join our challenge this month.
I look forward to seeing what you create! Good luck!
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit. I love to read your comments.
Allsorts Challenge – Week 648 🖋 Add a Sentiment
16 thoughts on “Thinking of You (HLS – Watercolour)”
Beautiful water coloring! Love the design!
Thanks so much Leslie!! You’re very kind. Much appreciated! Stay sae! 🙂
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So beautiful Helen! I think you’ve sold me on this stamp:)
Thanks so much Jen. It is a beautiful stamp. Can’t believe I haven’t used it till now!! LOL!! Just had to decide how to colour all those little flowers!! 🙂 : ) Take care. Enjoy your freedom!! 🙂
I didn’t know about Wattle being the Australian floral emblem – thanks for the education Helen! You’ve created a really dramatic look with this beautiful stamp! Vicky x
Thanks so much Vicky! I don’t think a lot of people outside Australia know much about the wattle. Only gum trees!! Ha!! I always enjoy learning a little snippet about another place!! Useless but fun!! Stay safe! 🙂 x
sooo beautiful Helen, your colouring is gorgeous!! (I love Australian natives it’s a shame that so many of the flowers are either so intricate or small to colour lol)
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Thanks so much Therese! I know, I feel the same. I’ve had this one stamped and partially coloured a while but wasn’t sure how these little flowers would look best. Paining is easier but on a stamped image not so easy to add the details and highlights to something so small. Pleased I finally used it though. Now to grag out a couple of others!! Ha! Ha!! 🙂
Beautiful water-coloured image for this type of card, thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.
Thank you so much for your very kind comments Lorraine. I really appreciate them. Stay safe! 🙂
A really striking colour palette, many thanks for sharing another card with us at Allsorts challenge this week.
You are very kind Brenda!! THanks so much!! Take care! 🙂
A striking card in this limited colour pallet. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.
Thanks so much for your very kind comments Lynn!! I appreciate them. Stay safe! 🙂
This is so pretty, Helen! I love how you’ve partially cut the flowers, so we can appreciate its beauty against the white and the black background. Stunning effects! ❤
You are very kind Ashwini!! I really appreciate your very supportive comments. Thanks so much. Stay safe! 🙂