Watercolored Magnolias

by Debby

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.

BUILD A FLOWER MAGNOLIA

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.

SUPPLIES

Altenew Build A Flower Magnolia
Altenew Layered Laurel

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margaret driscoll UK October 21, 2017 - 09:39

Hello Debbie
Love the Magnolias and I loved the Poinsettias too!
Love Marg

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Debby Hughes October 22, 2017 - 12:18

I’m still as addicted to my watercolours as ever!

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Clara October 21, 2017 - 10:11

Absolutely gorgeous!

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Michele F October 21, 2017 - 10:17

They have never looked more beautiful, Debby! This one is frame-worthy, my friend!
=]

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Debby Hughes October 22, 2017 - 12:19

Thanks, Michele!

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Patricia Higgins October 21, 2017 - 10:35

Positively gorgeous!

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Jeane Campbell October 21, 2017 - 10:37

Oh, my! You really did them justice. Truly beautiful. I would have to keep that card.

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Trina P. October 21, 2017 - 10:41

Absolutely beautiful.

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Rebecca Butterfield October 21, 2017 - 10:48

Your cards are always wonderful & this one does not disappoint.
It is just gorgeous.

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Maureen Killen October 21, 2017 - 10:51

Hello Debby,
I love it, it’s amazing!
Maureen

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Jane Crisci October 21, 2017 - 11:53

This card is incredible!!!

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Lori Ritchie October 21, 2017 - 11:53

Beautiful card Debby!

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Hanna October 21, 2017 - 12:00

This is absolutely a show-stopper! Thank you for the inspiration! It is beautiful!

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Debby Hughes October 22, 2017 - 12:19

So glad you like it Hanna :D

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Sarah O - across the sea October 21, 2017 - 12:16

Wow the colouring is awsome

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Lynne October 21, 2017 - 12:19

gorgeous !!

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Maja October 21, 2017 - 12:32

Stunning!

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Teresa Doyle October 21, 2017 - 12:53

Oh my word Debby, this is simply GORGEOUS! I am sure its the time it takes to do a video and edit it but I would love it if you did more videos, this would be amazing to watch you water colour! Thanks for sharing such beautiful cards.

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Debby Hughes October 22, 2017 - 12:20

I’m hoping for more video time this autumn. Crossing fingers as I know myself that I like to see a video :D

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barbara lassiter October 21, 2017 - 13:18

Sigh! Daily inspiration is right. This is beautiful, Debby!

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Karen Russell October 21, 2017 - 13:21

Hi Debbie,
All I can say is Simply Gorgeous!

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preeti d. October 21, 2017 - 13:34

Stunning!!

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Cindy C. October 21, 2017 - 13:38

Your card looks amazing!!

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BunnyD October 21, 2017 - 13:49

How absolutely beautiful!

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Carol Rossouw October 21, 2017 - 14:02

Beautiful!!

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Marcia L Rollins October 21, 2017 - 15:33

Lovely, lovely!

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Jane Hambly October 21, 2017 - 16:11

Stunning

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Jane Hambly October 21, 2017 - 16:12

Stunning card it’s spring here in NZ and all the magnolia are in bloom.

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Debby Hughes October 22, 2017 - 12:21

Oh, I’m very jealous! The flowers are putting on their last burst, but I’m expecting the first frosts any time here and then the flowers will disappear.

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Christine October 21, 2017 - 16:22

Gorgeous watercoloring. Great stamp.

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Eva R. October 21, 2017 - 19:18

OMG – this card is amazing! Hard to believe that it is hand made!!!!

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Jean marmo October 21, 2017 - 19:31

Simply gorgeous.

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Susan Wareham October 21, 2017 - 20:14

Stunning work so beautiful

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Helen October 21, 2017 - 20:18

This is such a lovely card. Not only are the flowers beautifully painted but your blue/green background coloring is a great contrast. tfs

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Debby Hughes October 22, 2017 - 12:21

I really had fun with that background :D

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Karen October 21, 2017 - 20:36

I have never left a reply until now! Your flowers are gorgeous! I wish there was a video to go with it cause water coloring is so lovely!

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Debby Hughes October 22, 2017 - 12:23

Gosh, thank you, Karen, for your kind words. I’m hoping to fit in more videos this autumn :D

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Barb macaskill October 22, 2017 - 01:04

Oh my! This is lovingly watercolored! The flowers are so realistic that I almost tried to smell them! TFS!

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Cynthia Johnson October 22, 2017 - 02:36

Absolutely gorgeous card! I love your watercoloring.

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Dasha October 22, 2017 - 05:43

Wow…gorgeous card! I love it

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Marjorie Dumontier October 22, 2017 - 11:42

That’s just absolutely gorgeous !

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Karthikha Uday October 22, 2017 - 12:49

OMG!! Stunning work!! Coloring is super gorgeous!!

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Rhonda Miller October 22, 2017 - 14:14

This is so pretty.

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Amy Seech October 22, 2017 - 14:31

This card is so gorgeous!

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Beverly John October 22, 2017 - 15:43

Debbie, this is just stunning!! Am loving all the flowers!!

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Doris Jones October 22, 2017 - 23:59

Love this Debby – the pink against the dark green really pop’s! the layout in the corners is a nice touch!

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Linda October 23, 2017 - 12:42

Beautiful card Debby, I can’t grow flowers but love to look at them. GREAT JOB.

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Tara Prince October 23, 2017 - 15:00

Just amazing!!

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Tammie Koehnen October 24, 2017 - 10:36

I love this gorgeous watercolored magnolia card Debby. You are so talented, you inspire me to go into my craft room and do some cardmaking and try this watercolor technique. I can’t wait to see a watercolor card video from you one day. ❤️

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Karen L K October 25, 2017 - 02:09

Wow Debby that is a super nice card! After looking at your inspiration on the gardening site and your card it’s a big WOW.

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Sonia J October 26, 2017 - 11:13

This is the most beautiful card I’ve seen Debby! It’s soooooo good I can’t believe it! Beautiful work!! Definitely frame it!

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