Thursday, 13 September 2018

Hand Painted Blooms!

Good Day to Everyone and hoping the day finds you well and enjoying whatever you've got planned.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my little Sprite, and also a warm welcome to Donna who is my latest Follower... my goodness I'm up to 140 Followers.  Who would have believed it. Mind you there are folks who are no longer around in blogland for whatever reason, I do hope they are all okay.

Anyway, I have something a little different today, see what you think;
Using the new Altenew Watercolours I created these blooms....now don't laugh lol!! I had such fun doing them. I'm no artist...as you can see, and my flowers are more stylised than real looking, I was trying to give them a quirky look. I've doodled with my Micron pen and added a lovely sentiment from CB.  I masked around the edges, but the paint seeped under nevertheless, but I quite like the edges so decided not to tidy them up. I splashed gold paint over it all and added black sequins. I've matted on to grey card and used a lovely deep eggplant shade for the base card.

Alistair is always telling me that I should try to paint something. I think one needs a bit of artistic talent to do so, but with looking at a few You Tube tutorials, and this lady in particular  http://www.creationsceecee.com This is is her Blog, couldn't find the link to her You Tube channel. Anyhow she is marvellous, so well worth a visit.

Alistair, bless him, thought it lovely, but promptly stared to tell me that I could have done this and that, and next time, he'll show me how to do leaves, all sort of constructive criticism I suppose, but it pricked my happy bubble a bit, he has such a patronising tone at times. However, I love it  and will do more. 

I had good news from my latest blood results yesterday, my HBa1C is down from 72 to 48. So pleased with this, all the tweaking and careful eating has help. For anyone wondering what this is, my blood glucose is measured over the last three months. I'm now hoping that I will be able to reduce my insulin doses a bit, and this will mean that my weight should reduce too. 

That's me then for now, see you soon, take care,
  

20 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

I absolutely LOVE this Kate, it is so pretty and very artistic in my eyes. I have seen the new Altenew watercolours on their blog and waiting for them to be in the online store here in Australia. What are your thoughts on them, any different to any other water colour sets? Anyway this card is really pretty.xx

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful card, love your water clolouring,
I have been trying to do a water clolour picture with total disaster results, well done on your picture they really look like flowers

Wendy L said...

So long as you enjoyed Kate that's the main thing. I think it looks great, xxzz

meg said...

Beautiful card Kate love the colours you used on the wonderful blooms, congrats on getting your HbA1c down, hope your insulin is reduced.

dutchess said...

I think you have created a fabulous card Kate ...loving the watercolour effect you have achieved...it’s great....
What great news and I hope you continue to improve and can reduce your insulin....I am having a little break from my crafting as my back is playing me up...I have sat colouring for far too long...it’s amazing how time flies when I get absorbed in colouring.....but so much fun....
Hope your having a great day xxxxx

DIMI said...

Hello dear Kate! I’m so glad with your blood results!My mum was diabetic.
Such a gorgeous card you created! Love the colors and the bloom theme!Well done!
I tempted to learn painting with watercolors but I find it so difficult!
Wishing you a afternoon!xxx
Dimi...

Mia said...

I wish you always to be healthy, Kate. I am glad for you.
Your your is AWESOME!!!!!!!! I love these watercolour flowers.
Kisses, my friend.

Marlene Atkinson said...

I am so glad your health is getting better. I just love your card the flowers are awesome. Marlene

Jennifer Johnston said...

This is lovely Kate, loving the watercolour flowers,
so delicate and pretty.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Jannet said...

Beautiful flowers and wonderfully painted Kate. Glad you had good news about your blood tests results xx

Lisa said...

They are so stunning, Kate!! Your flowers look so artistic and beautiful!! I love the colors and the entire design!! So glad your blood results are good news, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
that's wonderful news on the health front.
You must be very relieved.

I love your wonderful creation you have done a super job of that it looks amazing and I thought at first you had stamped it and coloured it till I read your post.
The leaves look brilliant to me.

Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks for the info re the paints Kate, they are actually quiet cheap here when I did a conversion from what you paid in pounds, excluding the postage of course. I have gone ahead and purchase some through my online store here in Australia, so will let you know how I like them...thanks for your help...hugs...

Mac Mable said...

Such an artsy card and well done you on giving it a go. The colours are so pretty and I think you've made a fabulous card and looking forward to seeing more. Well done too on your blood sugars x

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Kate, your flowers are fabulous - so pretty.
Brilliant news about your glucose levels - well done.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

pam said...

Wonderful news regarding your health Kate.
Fabulous card you have created.
Pam x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great news on your results well done. This is gorgeous, he shouldn’t be so critical, I can’t draw or paint but your flowers are so pretty

Zoe Tant Stampin' Up! UK Demo Lincolnshire said...

Wow you are cleverer than you give yourself credit Kate. I love your flowers and wish I had your talent for doodling. I think that's why I stamp as I can't draw. Love your flowers. Zoe x

rachel said...

Great news about your bloods Kate - thats fabulous. Love your card - really pretty Kate. Big hugs rachel x

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Hello Kate,
OMG, this is soooo lovely. I really like the speckled background too. So sorry, I haven't been blog hopping much. So busy with work and other things. Have a wonderful day.