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Saturday, February 17, 2018

watercolor flowers...

Hey there!!  Popping in with a card to share.  This one is for the current Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge, Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches.  I have been working on watercoloring, again.  Not sure if I'm improving much, but I'm having fun!!  I absolutely love the Concord & 9th Hello Lovely stamp set and just had to watercolor it for the WCMC9 challenge.  I have a couple of Daniel Smith dot palettes from Simon Says Stamp and I used those to watercolor all the flowers in the CTD colors.  The image was stamped using VersaFine Smoky Gray.  I seem to be using that ink a lot lately... I just love it!  When the image was dry I trimmed it down and then die cut the center flower using an AJVD Polka Dot circle backdrop die.   Because I wanted the watercoloring to show through I used vellum for the strip elements found in the FMS sketch.  I adhered the main panel flat to the cardstock base, added the vellum strips and then adhered the circle with foam dimensionals.  The sentiment was stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black.  I finished will some tiny Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins.   Also adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.



Have a wonderful day!!

Supplies:   Cardstock:  SSS fog, Canson watercolor paper; Stamps:  Concord & 9th; Ink:  VersaFine; Watercolor medium:  Daniel Smith; Sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh


11 comments:

Greta said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Rosemary! Your watercoloring is beautiful & I totally love how you used the sketch!

Betty Keefe said...

so pretty, Rosie - love that stamp set too

Lisa Elton said...

What an incredibly beautiful take on the sketch! This is fantastic card Rosemary and your watercoloring looks good to me!!

Marcia HIll said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL...love it!! :0)

Terri Trotter Earley said...

Your watercoloring is beautiful!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wowzers, this is such a gorgeous take on the throwdown colors! Love your card and am always thrilled to see your creations in the gallery!

Viv said...

Great water colouring Rosie! and I love your colour choices too ;) hugs Viv xx

Anita in France said...

So lovely, Rosemary ... your water colouring is beautiful ... and I love the subtle vellum strips with the delicacy of the flowers! Hugs, Anita :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh wow! What a totally gorgeous flowers and leaf image - so perfectly coloured too! thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Rosemary! It's so elegant and pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Justin said...

One of my favorite stamps and you make it look great! Thank you for playing along with us over on the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Blog!