Watercolored Hibiscus Bouquet

by Debby

Watercolored Hibiscus Bouquet birthday card by Debby Hughes. Find out more by clicking on the following link: https://altenewblog.com/2017/01/02/watercolored-hibiscus-bouquet/

Hello it’s Debby here. Before I take a look at today's card I wanted to wish you all a happy and creative 2017!

There's a new Altenew release around the corner, but have you had chance to check out the Hibiscus Bouquet and floral ink bundle yet? This is a special bundle with a yet to be released Hibiscus Bouquet stamp set. What a great opportunity to pick up this set early.

Hibiscus Bouquet

Hibiscus Bouquet with floral ink bundle

The set comes with both line and filler images, however, for this card I used only the line images. On watercolor card I stamped two of the larger blooms and one bud in Blush ink. Having got the bigger images in place I then dotted leaves around which I stamped with Frayed Leaf ink.

Watercolored Hibiscus Bouquet birthday card by Debby Hughes. Find out more by clicking on the following link: https://altenewblog.com/2017/01/02/watercolored-hibiscus-bouquet/

These light inks gave me an outline to watercolor and yet blend in beautifully with the painting to give a final soft no-line look. I finished the flowers with colored pencil details, glitter pen and white gel pen accents.

I'm always trying to fill my stash of birthday cards as these are the ones I send most of. So I picked a sentiment from the Floral Frame set and stamped it in black ink. I mounted the finished panel to kraft card and sprinkled with sequins to finish.

Thanks for joining me today and I'll see you next time :D

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BunnyD January 7, 2017 - 10:06

What a fabulous card you’ve created with you watercolouring Debby! Absolutely gorgeous!

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Debby Hughes January 7, 2017 - 16:49

Thank you Bunny!

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Celeste Goff January 7, 2017 - 10:08

Debby, this card is just stunning! So beautifully colored!

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Debby Hughes January 7, 2017 - 16:50

Thanks Celeste :D

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Gloria Reynolds January 7, 2017 - 10:11

Such a gorgeous painting, Debby…you inspire me to attempt this technique with my Altenew florals today.

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Debby Hughes January 7, 2017 - 16:50

Have fun painting Gloria!

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Carolynne Schley January 7, 2017 - 10:12

Which color pencils did you use, this card is beautiful. I like the no line effect and the detail you got vary nice.

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Debby Hughes January 8, 2017 - 05:53

I use Faber Castell for adding details. I like how you can get a nice sharp hard point to them. If I’m coloring a whole image then I prefer Prismacolor as they are softer and easier to blend :D

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Debby Hughes January 8, 2017 - 05:55

I used Faber Castell pencils Carolynne. I like how you can get a nice sharp hard point to them for adding details. If I was coloring a whole image with pencils I’d use Prismacolor as I find them softer and easier to blend :D

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Debby January 8, 2017 - 05:56

I used Faber Castell pencils Carolynne. I like how you can get a nice sharp hard point to them for adding details. If I was coloring a whole image with pencils I’d use Prismacolor as I find them softer and easier to blend :D

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Cathy January 7, 2017 - 10:17

Hi Debby,
I love your hibiscus painted card!! It’s so pretty and soft. I can’t wait to add this set to my stash. Hibiscus are one of my favorite flowers.
Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Cathy

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Debby Hughes January 7, 2017 - 16:51

Hibiscus truly are beautiful!

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Anne H. January 7, 2017 - 10:18

Goodness! What a gorgeous card!

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Debby Hughes January 7, 2017 - 16:51

Thanks Anne :D

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Jeanne Beam January 7, 2017 - 10:32

What a beautiful card!!

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Debby Hughes January 7, 2017 - 16:52

Thanks Jeanne!

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Kimb January 7, 2017 - 11:01

Absolutely beautiful!!!!

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Debby Hughes January 7, 2017 - 16:52

Thanks Kim!

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janet January 7, 2017 - 11:15

Beautiful :-)

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Debby Hughes January 7, 2017 - 16:53

Thanks Janet :D

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sharon mesdag January 7, 2017 - 11:20

Your coloring is so beautiful! I wish there was a video to go with this amazing watercolour. It’s hard to imagine just how to begin a piece like this.

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Debby Hughes January 7, 2017 - 16:54

Thanks Sharon. Sorry I didn’t have time for a video but now the Holidays are over I hope to video more often.

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margaret driscoll UK January 7, 2017 - 12:12

Hello Debby
This looks like another must have stamp!
Love what you have done with it the colours are Beautiful!
Love Hibiscus!
Love Marg

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Debby Hughes January 7, 2017 - 16:56

Thanks Margaret and yes Hibiscus is beautiful :D

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Maja January 7, 2017 - 12:43

Love it! It’s amazing!

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Debby Hughes January 7, 2017 - 16:56

Thanks Maja!

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Isabelle January 7, 2017 - 13:31

Wow, gorgeous !

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Maureen Reiss January 7, 2017 - 13:38

Wow!!! Gorgeous!!!

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Debby Hughes January 7, 2017 - 16:56

Thanks Maureen!

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Susi January 7, 2017 - 15:02

Debby’s watercoloring is just dreamy on this card!

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Debby Hughes January 7, 2017 - 16:57

Thanks Susi :D

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Maureen Chandler January 7, 2017 - 16:15

Gorgeous card and stamp set! Thanks so much!!

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Debby Hughes January 7, 2017 - 16:57

Thanks Maureen!

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Teresa Doyle January 7, 2017 - 17:50

Absolutely STUNNING Debby!

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Debby Hughes January 8, 2017 - 04:32

Thanks Teresa :D

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Ana Carolina January 7, 2017 - 17:50

Congratulations!!! I loved!!! Kisses of Brazil

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Debby Hughes January 8, 2017 - 04:33

Thanks Ana :D

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Michel E January 7, 2017 - 18:05

Gorgeous card. Love this stamp set.

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Debby Hughes January 8, 2017 - 04:34

It is a gorgeous set isn’t it Michel :D

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treen January 7, 2017 - 19:12

Oh Debby, so so gorgeous!! this makes me want to watercolor so much. I’m still working on my planner. do you think i might finish it before next year? lol hugs, treen

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Debby Hughes January 8, 2017 - 04:34

Planners are beautiful works of art in themselves! You could always squeeze a little colouring in your planner :D

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Kirsty Vittetoe January 7, 2017 - 21:30

Oh gorgeous!!!!

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Debby Hughes January 8, 2017 - 04:35

Thanks Kirsty :D

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May Sukyong Park January 8, 2017 - 04:08

OH MY!!!! Your coloring is absolutely stunning!!!!!! So beautifully done!!!

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Debby Hughes January 8, 2017 - 04:35

Thanks May!

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Dasa January 8, 2017 - 05:10

Wow amazing card! I also wish there was a video…I wish I could make cards like this ☺

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Debby Hughes January 8, 2017 - 05:55

Thanks Dasa!

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Debby January 8, 2017 - 05:56

Thanks Dasa!

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Harriet January 8, 2017 - 11:42

My goodness your card is gorgeous!!! I would love to ‘see’ a video of your techniques. Especially ‘dotting’ around the leafs…don’t understand what you mean. Thank you for sharing this beauty!!!

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Debby January 8, 2017 - 12:20

Sorry I’ve not got a video for this one. Still trying to recover from the Holidays LOL. Ah the dotting around – a bad choice of language on my part. I meant that having stamped the flowers I stamped the leaves at various places around the blooms to give balance to the arrangement. Hope that makes sense!

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Harriet January 8, 2017 - 13:13

Thank you, Debby, your explanation does make sense. Beautiful, beautiful card, colors are terrific. You are very good. Thanks for answering my question.

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Debby Hughes January 8, 2017 - 16:02

:D

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Kimberly Rae Forde January 8, 2017 - 14:13

Beautiful piece!! Where did the birthday wishes come from?

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Debby Hughes January 8, 2017 - 16:03

Birthday wishes was from Floral Frame ?

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KimberlyRae Forde January 8, 2017 - 14:13

Beautiful piece!! Where did the birthday wishes come from?

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Diana B January 8, 2017 - 17:12

I love your cards, Debby, but you have really outdone yourself with this one – it’s truly a work of art.

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Debby January 9, 2017 - 13:21

You’re too kind Diana. Thank you!

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Jane Sirak January 8, 2017 - 23:04

Those are so pretty you guys make the most beautiful flower stamps you really do they are just gorgeous and just when I think I have every kind of flower there is in the world you come out with a new set that I feel like I have to have

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Debby January 9, 2017 - 13:22

Altenew do flowers so well don’t they Jane. Always room for one more flower set LOL.

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Tara Prince January 9, 2017 - 12:20

The coloring is just fantastic!!

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Debby January 9, 2017 - 13:22

Thanks Tara!

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