Sunday, 15 March 2015

Watercoloured Tulips

Hi guys

Today I'd like to share the card I made for my wonderful mum for Mother's Day.  She regularly looks at my blog so I couldn't post this until today!

This card is quite different from my usual creations.  I experimented with a bit of splattering but still wanted to keep my card clean and simple and I love how this turned out.




I stamped the tulips with VersaMark and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I then coloured them with my Daler Rowney watercolours.  Once dry I then splattered some more paint in the same colours to add some interest to the white space.  I cut down the watercolour card to the size of my card base and then used a die to create the stitched curve.  This was just a stitching die, it doesn't cut an edge so, using my scissors I carefully cut along the length of the curve.  I then stamped the sentiment.  I adhered some co-ordinating patterned paper to my cardbase and then popped up the watercolour card on 3D foam.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Spring Blooms and Fresh Flowers
  • Ink: VersaMark; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Watercolours: Daler-Rowney
  • Die: Paper Smooches - Stitched
  • Patterned Paper: Avery Elle - The Brights Collection (6x6 paper pad)

Challenge entries:

The Paper Players - Challenge #236 - Clean and Simple Floral













Just Us Girls - Challenge #284 - Trend Week - Splatters











Virginia's View - Challenge #13 - All Things Embossed














Thanks so much for popping by.  I have made a couple more cards this weekend so I'll be sharing those over the next few days.  I hope to see you again soon.



10 comments:

  1. This is so pretty Anita, I'm sure your Mum will have loved it. :)

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  2. Your tulips are beautiful! I love this design with the soft splatters which back a beautiful backdrop for those flowers. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

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  3. Those tulips are water colored gorgeously! Love the splatters to compliment the flowers! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  4. Really beautiful Anita. I'm sure your mom was thrilled to receive this very special card made with love. Loll xx

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  5. Such soft, delicate splatters and yet so effective! Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for joining us the week at Just Us Girls!

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  6. I just love these beautiful watercolored tulips, Anita! The splattering is gorgeous, too! I know your Mom will love it! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

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  7. Sweet Mother's Day card...love your beautiful tulips.

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  8. Totally DELIGHTFUL!! Love the soft coloring and inking! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “All Things Embossed” Challenge! Hope to see your lovely work soon again!

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  9. Beautiful, Anita! Your watercoloring is so soft and perfect. The splatters add just the right touch! I love the pattern paper you selected. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

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