03 March 2014

Watercolor Spring Blossoms

Hello my friends! After a good sunday rest, today feels to me like the official start of March... I can tell the weather's changing already... We had a lot of rainy, delightful days here, but now the warmth is starting to take over. It's still bearable, so I hope it doesn't end up too hot this year.

I have continued to experiment with water coloring, and today I have a beautiful CAS spring card that makes me think of a rose garden. Take a look:



Materials
Flourishes - Cherry Blossoms
Hero Arts - Friends are Treasures
Ranger embossing ink
Inkadinkado embossing powder in: Linen White, Glam Gold
ZAP! heat tool
Faber Castell watercolor pencils (032 - Pale Rose, 031 - Salmon)
Merletto Artistic brushes (red No. 4)
Merletto crystal stickers
Other generic materials
Hawaii cardstock in white
Textured cardstock in salmon

I wanted to create an unfinished frame stamping two corners of flowers facing diagonally. I heat embossed them in white, so that they would resist the water coloring. This way the effect is very subtle. I wanted to keep harmony with those delicate corners, so I embossed the sentiment in gold, on vellum and added some crystals. I used a salmon card base, which coordinated perfectly with the water colored blossoms.

I want to thank my friend Becky, from Tlady Designs, for her tips on water coloring, I appreciate it greatly! And something I did this time to get this soft coloring is I didn't dry colored directly on the image, instead I did it on a scrap piece of paper, and picked the color up with the wet brush, that way no pencil trace is left on the final design and the result is much more impeccable.

I hope this month brings you many good things, for your whole being to delight in. Be inspired and have a great week!


This card is participating in:

Virginia's View

Hiding in my Craftroom

The Card Concept

Spring Colors 
Fantasy Stampers Challenge
Paper Issues

Birthdays 
Naughty or Nice 





19 comments:

  1. Nice watercolors on your card and I like your words on creativity.

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  2. Absolutely breath-taking! I love the colors that you chose and the vellum is simply perfect in this! So glad that you join the first Virginia's View Challenge!

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  3. Such a gorgeous card! I love the soft salmon color and all of your feminine details...so pretty!

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  4. GRACIE!!!! THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) You ARE REALLY GOOD with these NEW WATERCOLOR PENCILS!!!:)IT IS SOOOO MUCH FUN playing with new medium, isn't it??? ;)I'm SOOO PROUD OF YOU!!!! FABULOUS DESIGN!!!!!!!;) EXCELLENT WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!:) JUST GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) (sigh!)

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  5. Beautiful! Love the white embossing and the watercolour on this elegant card! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

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  6. Your card is so soft and pretty. I love the embossing and the vellum sentiment. Thank you so much for joining us at The Card Concept!

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  7. Beautiful card, love the roses, just lovely. I really love the way you use your vellum, so perfect. Great job.

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  8. Beautiful card and fabulous technique. Thanks for joining us this week at Hiding In My Craft Room.
    Nancy, DT

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  9. Such a pretty piece. Love the soft colors along with the gold - gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us over at the Creative Challenge of Sparkle N Sprinkle.

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  10. Beautiful card! Soft and pretty

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  11. such a lovely card!
    thank you for joining us this week at the fantasy stampers
    hugs
    Debbi DT

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  12. What a beautiful effect with the white embossing and soft water colours - a lovely design. Thanx for joining us again at Fantasy Stampers for our Spring challenge.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

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  13. I like the simple elegance. Thanks for playing at HIMCR.

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  14. This is a fabulous CAS card and is absolutely stunning! Love everything about it! So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge and hope that you share more of your projects with us in the future.

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  15. WOW! Ths card is spectacular.

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Thanks so much for your kind comments!

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