Watercoloured Peonies

by Debby

Watercoloured peonies by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: https://altenewblog.com/2017/11/20/watercoloured-peonies/

Hi, Debby here and I am taking a little break from Christmas projects to bring some watercoloured florals to you today.

PEONY BOUQUET

Watercoloured peonies by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: https://altenewblog.com/2017/11/20/watercoloured-peonies/

The Peony Bouquet Stamp Set is one of my all time favorites and when I needed a little downtime the other day I pulled it out for some no-line watercoloring.

Watercoloured peonies by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: https://altenewblog.com/2017/11/20/watercoloured-peonies/

I stamped several of the Peony Bouquet images in a light, water reactive ink on watercolour card and watercoloured. Being water reactive, the ink blends with the watercolours as you paint to leave a no-line watercolour look.

Watercoloured peonies by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: https://altenewblog.com/2017/11/20/watercoloured-peonies/

I started by watercolouring each petal separately in a light tone and then added deeper colours to the shadow areas, for example, where petals meet or overlap. I worked my way around the flowers and leaves and as the petals dried I added further layers of richer colours of paint.

Watercoloured peonies by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: https://altenewblog.com/2017/11/20/watercoloured-peonies/

For the sentiment, I kept it simple and stamped a greeting from the Sketchy Floral Stamp Set in embossing ink on ivory card and heat embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder. I trimmed the sentiment to a skinny banner and mounted it with foam adhesive before in turn mounting the panel on a kraft card base with more foam adhesive. Finally, I added a trio of gold sequins to accent.

Thanks for joining me today and I’ll see you next time.

SUPPLIES

Stamps – Altenew Peony Bouquet, Sketchy Floral
Inks – Altenew Embossing Ink
Embossing Powder – Altenew Rose GoldAltenewfooter

Peony Bouquet Stamp Set
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Sketchy Floral Stamp Set
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Embossing Ink
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Rose Gold Crisp Embossing Powder
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Diane J November 27, 2017 - 09:14

This is absolutely stunning!!

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Kelly Fusco November 27, 2017 - 10:10

In a word, WOWZA! This warms the soul and brightens the mood! I love this! Great job!

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Beverly Parkison November 27, 2017 - 10:26

Thank you for sharing.Deb your choice of colors are beautiful.

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Cheryl Cain November 27, 2017 - 10:33

Debbie Hughes!! You are amazing, so very talented. Every time I think I’ve seen your best, you post something else that utterly blows me away!

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Laura McPherson November 27, 2017 - 10:38

Debby, this is the most beautiful card that I have laid eyes on in a long time! The colors are stunning, and your technique is amazing. You are truly gifted! Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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FD91354 November 27, 2017 - 10:51

So beautiful as always. You have such a way with colors and water :).

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Karthikha Uday November 27, 2017 - 11:09

Wow!! Gorgeous coloring!! I’m in lovvve with this card :)

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Tara Prince November 27, 2017 - 11:21

Such a beautiful card!!

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Jean Marmo November 27, 2017 - 11:21

Simply lovely!

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Maureen Killen November 27, 2017 - 11:23

Stunning, just stunning.

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Maureen Reiss November 27, 2017 - 11:27

Sooo Gorgeous!!!

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Ginny November 27, 2017 - 11:38

Speechless!!!!

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Rosa M. Vasquez November 27, 2017 - 11:48

Lovely!

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Marie Siler November 27, 2017 - 12:05

Super pretty! I now want to do so water color.

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KarenHTK November 27, 2017 - 12:09

Beautiful! Which ink did you use to stamp the Peony outline? I Love Peonies! Great Work of Art! Well Done!

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Debby Hughes November 27, 2017 - 13:15

Thanks Karen, for no-line watercolouring I usually start with Antique Linen Distress Ink :D

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Iris Soscia November 27, 2017 - 12:21

So beautiful.

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Andrea Hastilow November 27, 2017 - 12:29

Deb, your work is stunning on this set of watercolour peonies, the colours you have used blend so well & the flowers look so realistic & soft. Thank you for showing us your amazing talent x

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Daria Zender November 27, 2017 - 12:48

This made my jaw drop, Debby! Absolutely beautiful.

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barbara lassiter November 27, 2017 - 12:58

Beautiful. Everything you create is so inspiring!

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Sue Geyer November 27, 2017 - 13:24

This card is absolutely stunning. I love your work.

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LaurieJ November 27, 2017 - 13:29

This is truly beautiful.

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Patricia Wilson November 27, 2017 - 13:52

Beautiful cards. Love this stamp set.

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Keanna Sion November 27, 2017 - 17:32

This is a beautiful card! What was the (name & color) of the water reactive ink you used to stamp the image before water coloring ?

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Debby Hughes November 27, 2017 - 17:33

Thanks Keanna, for no-line watercolouring I usually start with Antique Linen Distress Ink :D

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Carol Kerr November 27, 2017 - 18:23

Thank you for sharing.You are such a gifted artist.Stunning.

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Marianne Boulejiouch November 27, 2017 - 18:46

Stunning, beautiful, magnificent!!!!

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Teresa Doyle November 27, 2017 - 19:24

Oh my goodness Debby, this set is my all time fav. Altenew set too. It took me a while to get it but I ďid and I love it. Your no line water colouring, esp. with the Peony Bouquet set , is simply gorgeous, TFS.

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Celeste Goff November 27, 2017 - 19:56

Debby, this is positively stunning! I absolutely love the gorgeous colors you used!

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MelissaF November 27, 2017 - 20:11

So pretty, love your watercoloring and this card design is so elegant

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Nicole November 27, 2017 - 20:31

This is absolutely gorgeous!!

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Laraine Randall November 27, 2017 - 20:31

Amazing watercoloring!

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Clelie November 27, 2017 - 20:43

I was scrolling down…noting the beautiful layering and blending of colors and saw your sweet face and thought, “Aaahhhh…of course…it’s Debby!” I’m always amazed at your gorgeous work!…it’s a ‘Gift’ to my day!…and Senses! ♥♥♥

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Linda November 27, 2017 - 21:28

Debby, I absolutely love this stamp set. You do amazing work. BEAUTIFUL

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Patricia R. November 27, 2017 - 22:04

Debby, I want to be you when I grow up! I have that stamp set and it never looked that good. You are simply amazing!

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Shona Austin November 27, 2017 - 22:32

Very Beautiful card. The watercoloring is to die for.

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BeverlyBL November 27, 2017 - 22:34

Bee-u-ti-ful!! I love it.

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Doris Jones November 27, 2017 - 23:02

WOW! that is perfect! I’m still not used to no lines! Stunning!

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Patt H. November 27, 2017 - 23:26

Absolutely gorgeous, Debbie! Love the awesome colors!

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Marjeta November 28, 2017 - 02:42

Gorgeous card. Perfect colouring.

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Maureen Chandler November 28, 2017 - 06:52

This is just gorgeous – I love this stamp and you’ve done it beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing!

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Barb macaskill November 28, 2017 - 16:19

These are slap yo momma amazing! Your watercoloring is total perfection! TFS!

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Henriëtte November 30, 2017 - 16:00

What a very gorgeous card, the flowers are so great colored. Great job Debby, thanks.

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Marjorie Dumontier December 1, 2017 - 01:22

Oh my Debby ! Your card is just so beautiful ! You did an awesome job on coloring these flowers. margessw@icloud.com

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andrea December 2, 2017 - 16:24

Lovely.

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