May 25, 2016

Water Colour Wednesday - Flowers

Hi Everybody,

Everything about this card is hand done ... no stamps, no stencils, no tracing ... all right out of my head !!

I used Water colour paints and lots of water to get the look for the flowers and then once it was done something was missing.

So in I went again and painted in the fence behind the flowers and then I was happier with it.

It is a lot easier to do than you might think so you don't need to be able to draw or even paint.

All you need is the courage to put the paint on the paper in the first place, and if you don't like it nothing is lost.

It's only paint and paper and some water ...  but you will gain a whole lot if you just try it in the first place, especially confidence if you like what you have produced

It's being scared and lacking that confidence that stops us doing lots of things but we need to take the plunge and try.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. That's fantastic, well done, always something new from you
    cheers Kaye

  2. Beautiful card, really lovely.


  3. Morning Christina, this is a fabulous work of art there is no way I could do anything like this I'm afraid my stretch is stick men, but this is gorgeous.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Morning Christina,
    Wow!, gorgeous.

  5. Wow Christina that is gorgeous .you say any one can do it but i wouldnt no were to start. you are very clever.
    Marion H

  6. WOW! and WOW ! again , there is no end to your Talent Christina your card is beautifully done .
    I agree with you a blank card or canvas is really frightening to me .
    Take Care
    Elaine H x

  7. very soft and pretty colors. hugs xx

  8. Beautiful card, Christina!
    Your colouring is wonderful and the flowers look gorgeous :))

  9. Oh this is stunning Christina, gorgeous colours and blooms, Kate x

  10. Really pretty - You say its not hard? It takes me all my time to get a straight line with a ruler . LOL xx

  11. Fantastic Christina, really dont think mine would turn out like this beauty.
    Love Val in Spain x

  12. This is amazing well done Christina. It's stunning.

  13. Wow this is just amazing Christina, a braver lady than me....a super card...luv Ursula xxx

  14. I love this card Christina, your talent is endless thank you for the inspiration.
    Kind regards Anne Owens xx

  15. Hi Christina
    Love this idea and the card is lovely. I'm not confident enough with paints but have been doing a lot of colouring with pencils and have really enjoyed it
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  16. so pretty, and wow!!! all on your own. Well done!!!
    this is a must try, I have the card , I have the paints, now just to get some courage and away I'll go!!!! xxxx

  17. What a lovely card, you are so talented.

  18. Awesome card and awesome did an awesome job
    Well done Christina

  19. Good Morning Christina :) OMG!! Wow, Wow and... More Wow!!! This is totally AWESOME!! I'm in! I'm going to give it a go. I may go through all the water color sheets I've been hoarding, but I'm in. Dear Lady You are Simply AMAZING!! Thank you so much for sharing this BEAUTIFUL Card. Enjoy a fabulous day! You've made mine Perfect! Big Hugs.

  20. Goodness me, you really are multi-talented. This is just gorgeous.
    Many thanks for sharing it with us.
    Sue Mac

  21. This is stunning Christina, loving the floral display! Great sentiment too.
    Linda xxx

  22. Wow, this is gorgeous. You are so talented. There is no way I could do this without the help of a few stamps. Well done.

  23. My first thought was... There is a stamp like that?
    Then I read on. Beautiful watercolour, I like it better than a stamp because it is looser.
    I love the composition it is very pleasing to the eye.
    Another special eye candy

  24. Christina- This card is very impressive! Wow you are a great artist as well. To freehand all this work is amazing! Great job & I love this card so much! It is to pretty to send away. It is worth framing! Awesome job on this master piece!

  25. Hi Christina,
    Good grief, woman...I remember you once saying that you weren't the best painter and now you show us this wonderful card. It's a piece of art and anyone would LOVE to receive such a beautiful card that has been created with so much joy.
    I have to agree that the fence has really finished off the composition a treat.
    Well done, Christina. You've made me want to get out some watercolour card and have a try :)
    Bejay xx

  26. STUNNING, would NEVER think to try this....thanks for the inspiration CHRISTINA!!!!!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  27. I think this is one of your best cards to date. Beautiful.

  28. Lovely just simply lovely Christina and exactly what I would have expected you to make. You are such a wonderful source of courage and inspiration. Hugs from miles away, Linda

  29. What talent you have, beautiful work. The fence just sets if off perfect and is a nice filler. Thanks for showing us your work. Dianne Crowe

  30. Wow! This is gorgeous. Love it Christina. Thank you for sharing this.

  31. Absolutely beautiful and so very elegant the colours are perfect in fact everything about it is perfect.

  32. Brilliant card. thanks for giving us all the courage and inspiration! All your beautiful flowers on your cards has obviously given you lots of inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

  33. I think this is the first card of yours I've seen where you painted it all w/o stamps. Result: Stunning, Awesome, Gorgeous! I love it! Thank you for sharing this 'new' talent!


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