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No-line watercoloured handmade magnolia flower card by Debby Hughes using the Build A Flower Magnolia set from Altenew. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/10/watercoloured-magnolias/

Today I’m sharing this no-line watercoloured card using the Build A Flower Magnolia set from Altenew. 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, colours etc. Well, today’s card was 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 inspiring. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.

No-line watercoloured handmade magnolia flower card by Debby Hughes using the Build A Flower Magnolia set from Altenew. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/10/watercoloured-magnolias/

I stamped the magnolia image in Antique Linen Distress Ink and watercoloured with my Daniel Smith palette. Being water reactive, the Antique Linen Distress ink blends with the watercolours as you paint to leave a no-line watercolour look.

No-line watercoloured handmade magnolia flower card by Debby Hughes using the Build A Flower Magnolia set from Altenew. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/10/watercoloured-magnolias/

Once I’d watercoloured the flowers, I painted around them with rich tones of green and blue for the background. Don’t you just love the granulation of these watercolours – the pigment settles into the valleys of the watercolour card to create lots of interesting texture.

I painted this panel while away on holiday and all I took with me were a few prestamped panels, a couple of brushes and my Daniel Smith watercolour palette. The colours I have in my palette are the ones included on this dot sheet. The little dots of paint allow you to experiment with which colours you like before investing further.

No-line watercoloured handmade magnolia flower card by Debby Hughes using the Build A Flower Magnolia set from Altenew. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/10/watercoloured-magnolias/

I kept the rest of the card 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 Versafine Onyx Black ink.

No-line watercoloured handmade magnolia flower card by Debby Hughes using the Build A Flower Magnolia set from Altenew. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/10/watercoloured-magnolias/

I mounted the panel on a Neenah Desert Storm card base and then accented with sequins.

SUPPLIES

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I truly appreciate your support.

Altenew BUILD A FLOWER MAGNOLIA Clear…
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Altenew Layered Laurel
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SSS Daniel Smith Debby’s Set…
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Daniel Smith UNDERSEA GREEN 5ML Extra…
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Daniel Smith ULTRAMARINE BLUE 5ML…
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Daniel Smith QUINACRIDONE ROSE 5ML…
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Daniel Smith HANSA YELLOW LIGHT 5ML…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink
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Arches COLD PRESSED WATERCOLOR PAD
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Winsor & Newton Series 7 Brush (size 00)
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Winsor & Newton Series 7 Brush (size 1)
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Little Things From Lucy’s Cards…
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Little Things From Lucy’s Cards…
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Martha Stewart MINI SCORING BOARD
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SSS SMALL TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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SSS LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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MINI MISTI
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MISTI MINI GRID PAPER Pad
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MAGNETIC BLOCK
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No-line watercoloured handmade magnolia flower card by Debby Hughes using the Build A Flower Magnolia set from Altenew. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/10/watercoloured-magnolias/

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