Handmade, watercoloured magnolias card by Debby Hughes using the Build A Flower Magnolia set from Altenew. Find out more here: http://altenewblog.com/2017/10/21/watercoloured-magnolias/

Hi,¬†Debby¬†here today with a no-line watercolored card using the Build A Flower Magnolia set. When I set out to colour a flower I like to have a reference point to work with and so I enter a quick search into Google images looking for things such as the way a flower grows, colors etc. Well, today’s card was totally inspired by a photo I saw on Google, which when following the link took me to this gardening website. I found the grouping of magnolia flowers popping off the rich tones of the background really inspiring.

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Handmade, watercoloured magnolias card by Debby Hughes using the Build A Flower Magnolia set from Altenew. Find out more here: http://altenewblog.com/2017/10/21/watercoloured-magnolias/I stamped the magnolia image in a light, water reactive ink and watercolored. Being water reactive, the ink blends with the watercolors as you paint to leave a no-line watercolor look.

Handmade, watercoloured magnolias card by Debby Hughes using the Build A Flower Magnolia set from Altenew. Find out more here: http://altenewblog.com/2017/10/21/watercoloured-magnolias/

Once I’d watercolored the flowers, I painted around them with rich tones of green and blue for the background.

Handmade, watercoloured magnolias card by Debby Hughes using the Build A Flower Magnolia set from Altenew. Find out more here: http://altenewblog.com/2017/10/21/watercoloured-magnolias/

I kept the rest of the card really simple, I trimmed the panel down until it was slightly smaller than an A2 card base and stamped a sentiment from the Layered Laurel set in a black pigment ink.

Handmade, watercoloured magnolias card by Debby Hughes using the Build A Flower Magnolia set from Altenew. Find out more here: http://altenewblog.com/2017/10/21/watercoloured-magnolias/

I mounted the panel on a kraft card base and then accented with sequins.

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

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Altenew Build A Flower Magnolia
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