Sunday, April 9, 2017

Plum Blossoms, PP339

Hi everyone! It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players. This week the wonderful Joanne is our hostess, and she has a fresh and lovely color combination for us. This trio of colors is so pretty together and I really loved working with them.   

First, I stamped the floral images in Versamark Ink on watercolor card stock and heat embossed with white embossing powder, doing some masking on the lower left side. Then I watercolored them, matching the colors as closely as I could to the challenge colors using Distress inks.  A little border of black and a sentiment embossed on black card stock provide some contrast.

I'm also playing along with the flower theme at the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge.

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Beautiful Lady (Altenew)
Card Stock: Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up), Black (Simon Says Stamp), Bristol Smooth Watercolor Card Stock (Strathmore)
Ink Pads: Versamark; Evergreen Bough, Mowed Lawn, Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Old Paper Distress Inks (Tim Holtz)
Tools: Heat Tool, Watercolor Brushes (Tim Holtz)
Accessories: White Embossing Powder (Simon Says Stamp)

Thanks for paying me a visit today! Please visit the rest of our Design Team at The Paper Players, and we hope to see your creation in the gallery, too! 

Inky hugs!


LeAnne said...

This is GORGEOUS! Love the coloring and shading, and that little black mat makes the whole thing pop! Just beautiful!

Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

Absolutely stunning Sandy. Love those colours together and how you've coloured your flowers is really beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper. Carolyn xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card!! Those flowers just blossom right off the card, due to your awesome coloring job. Thank you for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week.

Unknown said...

Love how you played out the flowers! Looks full too. Thanks for playing with Stamp Ink paper.

laurie said...

Your water coloring is perfect! What a gorgeous card Sandy!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Sandy your card is the card I wished I had made!!! It is beautiful - your watercolouring is so perfect and the white on black sentiment totally inspired me this week. A wonderful use of my colour palette this week!

Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, this is so beautiful! I love those big, gorgeous blooms. Your watercoloring is amazing! Congrats on your win, too! Have a wonderful week, My Friend! XX

Nancy said...

This is really gorgeous Sandy! You inspire me!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, your flowers are so beautifully colored and the black border with the black sentiment really help the colors to pop. Gorgeous, my friend
jaydee said...

Wowzers this is gorgeous Sandy!!!!!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

WOW!!! Beautiful flowers and very sweet coloring, Sandy.