Sunday, September 7, 2014

Water Color Roses

Hello!

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Before I share my card, I want to thank those of you who responded to the my last post and for your support and enthusiasm for the new Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenges! I really appreciate it! ♥

My card today was inspired by the amazing Dawn Woleslagle from WPlus9. She just released a couple of brand new stamp sets - Pretty Peonies and Pretty Little Peonies. She also shared a video in which she water colors these images and if you haven't seen it, make sure you do! It is definitely worth watching! She has an amazing talent that I admire so much!

Anyway, if you know me at all, you know I ADORE peonies! So of course I had to order one of the stamp sets. I couldn't wait though, to try Dawn's water color technique, so I used another one of her sets called Coming Up Roses.

Just as Dawn did, I applied a Worn Lipstick Distress Marker directly to the stamp. After stamping only the outline image of the rose, I used a small brush and water to move the ink around, blending where I thought I should and leaving some white areas too.


I did the same with the leaves and added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's Friendship Messages. The card base was stamped with Diagonal Stripes from My Favorite Things, using VersaMark, then embossed using Judikins Iridescent Sparkle Powder.

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I am back to work on Monday after 9 days off and I don't mind telling you, I could easily stay home longer - I'm finding myself wanting to work less and less. . . .

Thank you for stopping by! ♥
 

25 comments:

Cindy C. said...

Barb you did a wonderful job colouring these flowers!! Beautiful card!!

Alanna said...

This is beautiful.

Kelly Latevola said...

Barb! Oh my goodness! This is so beautiful!!! I absolutely love it. I love Dawn's videos. She is the reason I even decided to give watercoloring a try. I think you definitely nailed this technique :)

Cat Craig said...

Barb, fantastic watercoloring with this set. Gorgeous card.

Sarah Gray said...

Barb, your water colouring just gets better and better! This is stunning - so elegant!

Vicky said...

Such a beautiful card Barb!!! Love the background stripes and the technique you used on roses and leaves! Awesome!

Lynn said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous! Absolutely amazing Barb!

Dawn Turley said...

stunning colouring of the roses. They look so arty. I'm off to watch Dawn's video

joy said...

Fabulous results with the watercolor, Barb! I love this card.

icardeveryone01 said...

Holy fabulous, Batman!!! Just gorgeous, Barb!
=] Michele

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful card, Barb - you did a fantastic job on the watercoloring - Dawn's technique for those flowers is on my to do/try to do list!

Sue McRae said...

Beautifully done Barb!

Pam W Merwin said...

Oh my goodness, Barb, this is absolutely beautiful - love the softness of the colors on your flowers!

Laura Norris said...

Wonderful! So soft and pretty!

Barb Ghig said...

I feel like I'm always late for the party...honestly!!!

Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS, Barb! I enlarged it to get a close up of your beautiful roses and leaves, and it's just amazing! I love the sentiment, and the sparkle on the diagonal stripes is so pretty...bet it looks really great IRL, too!

Thanks for encouraging me to try this technique. I just bought the Flora and Fauna 2 set, and now I'm really looking forward to playing with it!

So sorry you have to go back to work :-( I hope your work days are pleasant and that they go by quickly ~ Hugs!

judkajudi said...

Barb, this is stunning! I am going to try that technique .. the result is so lovely. Sorry you have to work ... it sure interferes with stamping! But you do get to work with flowers!! Big hugs.

Laura B. said...

Such a gorgeous card, Barb!! Love that peony image and how you colored it!

Carol Perry said...

You have really taken this skill and out did yourself. You card is super gorgeous.
I've watched the videos too but need to give this a try. Such stunning results. Thanks for sharing.

alexandra s.m. said...

Your card is so beautiful Barb it takes my breath away!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card and background, I quicky put that EP in my cart as it was sold out last time I went for it. Beautiful watercolouring, thank for sharing.

Nora N. said...

Oh my!! this is STUNNING!! You did a great job with this technique!!

Nat said...

gorgeous!! :) !!!!

Martha said...

WOW, this is SO beautifully done, Barb! I love it!

Deepti said...

Wow so pretty !!

Karen L K said...

Wow great job Barb. You roses look fantastic!