Carte/Card

Altenew – Magnolias & Brushos

Bonjour !

J’espère que vous avez passé un excellent Week-End ! Ici nous avons passé un week-end estival avec des températures inhabituelles pour un début de mois d’Avril ! Nous en avons donc profité pour nous promener et savourer toutes ces bonnes odeurs d’herbe, de fleurs et d’arbres ainsi que pour faire un barbecue entre amis !

Hello !

I hope you had a great weekend! Here we spent a summer weekend with unusual temperatures for a beginning of April! We took the opportunity to walk and enjoy all the smells of grass, flowers and trees as well as to make a barbecue with friends!

J’ai quand même pris un peu de temps pour jouer dans mon atelier ! Ma soeur m’ayant demandé une carte pour une collègue partant en retraite, j’ai sorti les Brushos et un nouveau (pour moi !) tampon d’Altenew.

But I took some time to play in my scraproom! My sister asked me for a card for a colleague who is retiring, so I pulled out the Brushos and a NBUS and new (for me!) Altenew stamp.

Cette collègue faisant beaucoup de peinture, j’ai pensé qu’une carte à l’aquarelle était parfait pour elle ! Ayant beaucoup aimé le résultat du mélange Brushos + Stamping dans une de mes cartes précédentes, j’ai voulu réessayer !

This colleague doing a lot of paintings, I thought a watercolor card was perfect for her! Having loved the result of mixing Brushos + Stamping in one of my previous cards, I wanted to try again!

Sur du papier aquarelle j’ai tamponné, à l’aide de masques, les différentes fleurs de magnolia à l’encre Distress. Puis avec un pinceau humecté j’ai dilué l’encre vers l’intérieur des pétales. Sur un block acrylique, j’ai mélangé l’encre distress avec un peu d’eau pour pouvoir rajouter un peu plus de couleur sur certaines parties afin de donner plus de relief et de profondeur aux fleurs.

On watercolor paper I stamped, using masks, the different flowers of magnolia with Distress ink. Then with a moistened brush I diluted the ink towards the inside of the petals. On an acrylic block, I mixed the distress ink with water to be able to add a little more color on certain areas to give more relief and depth to the flowers.

Sur un autre papier aquarelle, j’ai joué avec deux teintes de brushos verts combinés avec un smooshing de deux verts Distress ! J’ai laissé sécher et j’ai ensuite découper deux bandes. Si c’était à refaire je ferai en sorte de découper en un seul morceau pour ne pas avoir de raccord ! J’ai aussi découpé l’image de magnolia en laissant dépasser seulement quelques pétales qui au montage de la carte se retrouveraient sur le fond vert.

On another watercolour paper, I played with two (NBUS) green tones of Brushos combined with a smooshing of two greens Distress inks! I let it dry and then I cut two stripes. If it were to be done again I will make sure to cut in one piece in order to not have to join the two stripes of paper ! I also cut the image of magnolia by leaving only a few petals overlaping the green background when mounting the card.

Les bandes vertes sont collées directement sur la double carte de base avec de l’adhésif double face et l’image du magnolia est d’abord collé sur une mousse adhésive avant d’être monté sur la double carte.

The green stripes of paper are directly mounted on the base card with double sided adhesive and the image of the magnolia is first mounted on adhesive foam before being adhered to the double card.

Ma soeur ne voulant pas de sentiment (personnellement j’en aurai bien mis un car je trouve qu’il manque quelque chose !) j’ai donc mis trois sequins pour ajouter un peu d’intérêt à la carte. Et voilà ! Toujours est-il que je me suis bien amusée une fois de plus à colorier ces fleurs et à jouer avec les Brushos !

My sister did not want sentiment (personally I will have put one because I find something is missing!) So I put three sequins to add a little interest to the card. And Voilà ! Anyway, I had fun once again to watercolour these flowers and to play with the Brushos!

Merci pour votre visite et n’hésitez pas à me laisser un commentaire, je suis toujours ravie de vous lire. À très bientôt j’espère ! 😀

Thank you for your visit and feel free to leave me a comment, I am always delighted to hear from you. See you soon I hope ! 😀

Juste pour le plaisir des yeux… / Just for the pleasure of the eyes…

        

Our magnolia in bloom. It is quite dark compared to the one I watercoloured. And some pics from our walk….and the BBQ !

Fournitures / Supplies :
  • Arches : Hot pressed Watercolour paper
  • Altenew : Magnolia for her (NBUS)
  • Distress : Picked raspberry, Peeled paint, Mowed lawn, Twisted citron
  • Brushos : Sea green, Leaf green (NBUS)
  • Little things from Lucy’s card : Rainforest sequins

Challenges

CAS watercolour April 2017 : green & pink

AAA cards #87 : Shiny Spring

Inkspirational #132 : word prompt “Spring”

Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge April 2017 : Blend (I blended brushos together with distress inks)

Addicted to Stamp and More #236 : Anything goes

NBUS Challenge #11 (NBUS Brushos and NBUS stamp)

              

 

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31 réflexions au sujet de « Altenew – Magnolias & Brushos »

  1. Amazing watercolor background, wonderful colors that blend beautifully. I love cards where the image is partially cut and creates a unique edge. This is really a great project.
    Thank you for joining our challenge in HLS.
    Regards,
    BożenA DT HLS

  2. Wow!! So many things caught my eye. First the gorgeous pink flowers. Then the lovely green edging. Next I noticed how you created the cutouts of the flowers so they would lay over top of the green. Great job!!

  3. Goodness, this is beautiful, Isabelle … such delicate colouring of those lovely magnolia … they’re splendid hanging over the gorgeous, rich brusho background … such a work of art! I’m sure your sister loved it … and her colleague too! We too have been having wonderful weather … what a joy! Your photo’s are fabulous … spring looks as though it has arrived … and the barbeque looks (and no doubt tasted) scrumptious! Bises, Anita 🙂

  4. Wow Izzy this is a work of art! I want to try out this coloring technique too, thank you so much for the inspiration! The brush bg looks wonderful and is the perfect backdrop for these pretty flowers. Stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  5. Gorgeous card, Izzy! You captured the beauty of the magnolias perfectly. Great work with the Brushos. I have Color Bursts and struggle with using them. I love your design and how you have the flowers extend onto the beautiful green strips. Love it! You just reminded me to pull out my magnolias set.

    1. Thanks so much Trina for your sweet comment ! You know what, I also struggle with Brushos and with smooshing but that’s the result ! So it worth struggling 😄 !

  6. Oh it’s beautiful Izzy! I think you have captured the tones of the magnolia beautifully. I love the design of the card and the way you have let the flowers overhang the green Brusho backdrop – so pretty! I would have also wanted to add a sentiment as I never seem to make cards without one and I enjoy the distinction, BUT I think here it works perfectly to add the sequins. Your Brusho work is amazing and I would love to have seen the mess on your desk with smooshing and Brusho! And enjoyed seeing the pictures of where you live, so beautiful . We spend many of our holidays in France, and love it there. Hugs, Lisa xx

    1. 😄 Thank you Lisa for your lovely comment ! In fact not such a mess, the first time I tried I got trapped so now I figured out !
      Hugs xx

  7. Oh my, this card is truly spectacular! The Brusho borders and the perfectly colored flowers (now I want this set!) that go beyond the edge – a fantastic piece of art!
    Thank you for sharing photos of spring in your area! We finally had some warm temperatures but nothing blooms yet.
    Btw, I cannot pin any of your pictures on pinterest (I do that for my inspiration) – is that intentionally? If yes, I didn’t even know there was a setting for that…

  8. Your watercoloured blooms are gorgeous, Izzy!! Great job with adding shading to give them lots of dimension. And I love your design the the flowers going outside the box and overlapping the bright and bold colours from your green Brusho background. Fantastic!! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  9. Your magnolias are so beautifully watercolored, Isabelle! And the combination of Brusho and Distress ink make a gorgeous and interesting companion! Your photos are beautiful too! Isn’t spring grand? Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

  10. Beautiful photos from your gorgeous weekend, Izzy! The photo of the magnolia shows just have fantastic the Altenew artist was in creating this stamp and shows how perfectly you watercolored them! I think offsetting your card panel with the vivid Brusho background is genius! It’s sensational and I like it with just the sequins because that way the eye is drawn to the flowers and that amazing Brusho strip! It’s a winner in my book in all those challenges! Thank you so much for joining in my NBUS Challenge #11!! I hope your lovely weather continues!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Stunning contrast between the two colourways and I love that you shared your inspiration photos. Totally gorgeous card Izzy, swooning! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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