Friday, September 22, 2017

A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet...

Hello everyone Debs here with  Blossoming Rose a stamp set I designed for Rubber Dance.  



I love roses, as they bring me so many memories of childhood. I would wait until the petals had started to wilt then whip off the heads  and put them into bottles with water. I would wait until the petals had given off their scent then strain off the petals to give me rose water. I thought I was  so clever making perfume, hehe! 

Back to my card



The paper I'm using is handmade and absorbes lots of water so you can really get the colours flowing. I stamped the Rose, heat set it, then spritzed the page with water. Using a large round watercolour brush, (mines a Sable which I love, as it holds lots of water/ pigment) I sploched a light wash of Raw Umber around the rose with touches or burnt Sienna. I the dried off the paper with a heat tool. For the rose I used Alizion Crimson again applied wet in wet. It was difficult to stop the paint seeping outside the lines. Quick tip - use a dry brush to soak up unwanted paint. Or wet the area and lift the colour out with a dry clean paper towel. The highlights on the roses were created by taking out the colour.

For the background of the card I played around with some colours on a mixed media card. Dried the card then spritzed to give some visual texture. 

What I used 
Blossoming Rose and Sennellier Watercolours 


      
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Thank you for stopping by
See you all soon
Hugs xx




10 comments:

  1. LOVE this and need, want, have to have that stamp.,...xx
    Have a lovely weekend.xx♥ [aNNie]

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    1. Thanks Annie, glad you like it. Hugs Debsxx

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  2. So delicately beautiful Debs
    hugs
    Donna xx

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  3. Ohhh, is so beautiful, Debs! Love how you lifted paint off to make the highlights, and the brown background you painted around the rose makes it look quite vintage. Absolutely gorgeous! I also love the handmade paper with flower petals embedded - just perfect for this stamp. Thank you so much for sharing with us! ♥ ♥ ♥

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    1. Thank you Bibi, I think the stamp lends itself to vintage so well. Hugs Debxx

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  4. This is just beautiful Debs, and what a fabulous quote xx

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    1. Thanks Sue, the quote is one of my favourite, and so poignant for me xxx

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