Friday, March 7, 2014

Watercolored Flowers

Happy Friday!

It's been a busy week with not much time to create. My DH is doing really well and has been given the green light to go back to work, half-days, starting Monday - yay! Then, the following week he'll be back full time. Such a relief!

I work today and then have 8 days off, so I'm really excited about that too! 

I do have a card to share with you today. It's another one for Virginia's View challenge.


Watercoloring can be done in so many ways. That's what makes it so fun! For this card, I stamped the flowers from Hero Arts' Dauber Bunch clear set with Jet Black Archival Ink. Then I added my colors with a water brush and Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Inks.


I wanted to add another bright color so I created lots of dots with a yellow Copic Marker. (added some blue ones too.) And I love the heart-shaped, Sugardot Stickers from Prima - so cute! The Sentiment is from Hero Arts and is included in their It's Your Day clear set. 

I'm also entering this into the Hero Arts challenge, in the Floral Birthday category.

I'm working on another (3rd) card for Virginia's challenge and will be sharing that soon.

I hope everyone has a fun, crafty weekend and thank you so much for stopping by! ♥



17 comments:

Virginia Lu said...

First of all, so happy to see your DH is on the mend and back to his routine (almost)!! I am glad that you have a few more days off to catch up, relax and create! I love the dauber ink and water combo! This card truly is delightful , Barb! I also like the yellow that you added! I can't wait to see your 3nd!!! xo

Michelle said...

Yay that your hubby is recovering! Yay for 8 days off! And Yay for this beautiful flowery card! I love it!

Lynn Mangan said...

Barb, awesome news that your hubby can go back to work part time next week. Awesome! And your card is stunning...love the blue/yellow against the black/white. It pops!

joy said...

So good to hear that your hubby will be able to get back to work, Barb!

Love your pretty card - can't wait to see what you create on the 8 days off!!!

Deepti said...

Good to hear about ur husband :) and ur card as always is amazing !!

~amy~ said...

Glad to hear about your DH!

Your card is wonderful...I've been eyeing that HA set!

Betty said...

such good news about your hubby, have a wonderful, restful 8 days off and love your card! i'm getting to really enjoy all this watercoloring inspiration from Virginia!

Martha said...

Hi, Barb! OH, it's SO good to hear the wonderful news about your husband!

What a beautiful card you've created! I love the pretty blue & yellow! It's such a HAPPY card. I love it!

Enjoy your 8 days off! ♥

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb I am so glad to hear that you hubby is doing so well--green light is such a good sign and really so quickly! Sending him good wishes on continuing his recovery!

Your card is awesome, love the blue and green against t he black. I take it that archival ink will not bleed with watercolouring?

Enjoy your weekend, and you good news.

alexandra s.m. said...

such a pretty and cool card Barb!
Love it!!
Thank you~

donna mikasa said...

So very happy to hear your DH is getting stronger--must be the TLC from you! LOVE your daubed flowers--so cheery and fun! Have a wonderful weekend, Barb!

Leni said...

Beautiful card, fresh colors!

Kathy (krolski) said...

I'm so glad to hear your hubby is doing better, Barb! I love your card! I love the colors and the cute hearts. Beautiful!

Laura B. said...

So happy to hear that your hubby is feeling better!!!! Love your cheerful birthday card! I too love those sugar dot hearts with a passion.

Greta said...

Such happy news that your hubby can return to work! Love the look of this card, Barb--brings a smile!

Barb Ghig said...

I'm so glad your hubby is doing better, Barb! I will continue to keep you both in my thoughts and prayers for a full recovery!

This is such a gorgeous card! So clever too, to create your own pattern, and I love how you used 2 different distress inks for your flowers...so pretty! Loving the pop of yellow, too...and those charming hearts are fabulous!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Good to hear!!!
I love your card! Such a wonderful design! Love it!