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.


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

  2. Gorgeous card x

  3. 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!

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

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

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

  7. 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

  8. Sweet Mother's Day your beautiful tulips.

  9. 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!

  10. 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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