Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Watercolored Blooms


Greetings, Stampers! I'd like to say todays card came together in a flash, but this was actually my third try at it. Though the first two wound up in the trash, I'm pretty happy with the way this one came out. I'm not the best watercolorer (is that a word?), but I was inspired by a beautiful creation by the amazing Kimberly Wiener and I tried to emulate her style.




Challenges galore! I'm playing with four of them today. The amazing layout is from CAS(E) This Sketch. It's Anything Goes at Seize the Birthday. The Classroom at Ellen Hutson wants us to mix it up using Essentials by Ellen and Altenew products. Finally, the 30 Day Coloring Challenge is to color something every day. 


To make my card, I first heat embossed the floral images with white embossing powder. I put some Distress Ink on a clear block, and used a paint brush and water to color my images and background, going darker in the flower centers. Then I cut a rectangle out of the center with a Lawn Fawn die. I lined it with black card stock and popped the panel up with some foam tape.

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Bohemian Garden (Essentials by Ellen), Label Love (Altenew)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Distress Watercolor Cardstock (Tim Holtz), Basic Black (SU)
Ink Pads: Onyx Black Versafine, Versamark (Tsukineko), Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Tools: Heat Tool, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories: White Embossing Powder (SU), Moonshine Sequins (SSS)

Thanks for paying me a visit today, and I'd be ever so happy if you left a comment!

Inky hugs!

15 comments:

Chriss Blagrave said...

Truly beautiful Sandy! I love the softness in the petals that you watercoloured and the bold sentiment on black, truly stunning!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! I wish I had jumped on that watercoloring challenge, I love to do watercoloring! And I think you are a fabulous watercolorer!! This is so soft and pretty!

Aileen (mum) said...

Sandy this card is so beautiful, the colours so soft. Very nice watercolouring.

Joanne James said...

This is so pretty Sandy - I love your watercoloured corner feature. Just beautiful!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, this is so pretty Sandy. The white heat embossed flowers are beautiful with the soft coloring.

Jenny Engelke said...

Oh, so pretty Sandy!!!! You really have a flair for subtly fading out the colors on your cards (like I've seen on some of your masked template cards in the past)! It looks so beautiful!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Michelle said...

LOVE the soft watercoloring and the bold sentiment.... a wonderful interpretation of CTS#126!

Hannelie said...

So very beautiful soft and subtle!
Thanks for playing at Case this sketch and Seize the birthday!

Anni said...

Fabulous card! Love the soft background!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!
Anni

OttawaMom said...

Glad you stuck with it because this card is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Magic Flying Boots said...

This is so beautiful! Really love it xx

aufspapiergebracht said...

This card is sooooooo ;)))) gorgeous !!!
Greetings from Germany Elisabeth

Kathy said...

Simple and elegant.LOVE it. Thank you so much for participating in The 30 Day Coloring Challenge and I hope you will be up for the next one.
Kathy/The Daily Marker

Daria said...

So beautiful! It's simply perfection. TFS. Daria