Friday, June 5, 2015

Watercolor Blog Hop


Hi there!

I'm joining in and sharing a card for the Pretty Pink Posh, Watercolor blog hop.

http://prettypinkposh.com/2015/06/watercolor-blog-hop.html

Who doesn't love water coloring? It is so on trend right now but I have to be honest. I still struggle with it but love practicing! I have to continue to remind myself to NOT be perfect and just LET GO!

For my card, I pulled out an older Hero Arts flower, which is in the set called, Making the World a Better Place. I used the, Kuretake Zig, Clean Color Real Brush Makers to add my water coloring. They are so fun to play with! My sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp's set called, Friendship Messages.


Hey, look at that! I actually "let go" a little more on this one! Lol! You can probably tell though, that I started with the flower on the right because it's not as imperfect as the others. That's okay - every flower is different, right?

Are you hopping along too? It's open to everyone who wants to play and you even have until Monday, June 8th to link up your projects. There are lots of sponsors and prizes too! Just head over to the Pretty Pink Posh blog for all the details!  

I've been REALLY enjoying my week off from work! Lots of gardening, crafting and cleaning. Well, not THAT much cleaning - ha! If you'd like to see some pics of the peonies from my garden, head over to my Instagram feed, scroll down and you'll see them there. I am amazed at how huge they are this year!

Thanks for the visit! ♥

 

57 comments:

Ink Stained Roni said...

Such a pretty card - your flowers are beautiful! Love that stamp!!
TFS!

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous card Barb, your coloring is lovely and the bits of black speckled really give a nice watercolor feel to your creation.

Leni said...

Lovely card! Seeing all our friends playing with these markers, I went to a store in Rotterdam, filled with all kinds of paints and markers, but didn't find them. I want to see it in real life before I buy them. Your result is awesome. Your peonies are gorgeous! They look so filled and rich, and what I love about peonies is, that they look at the same time so strong and so fragile.

Nora N. said...

This is so pretty!! I am waiting for my marked set and cannot wait to play with them!!! Stunning design!!

Dorothy C. said...

Beautiful card! I too am waiting for my set to get here - can't wait to use them.

pcm said...

lovely!

Karen King said...

Pretty card! Lovely watercoloring.

Susie Sonnier said...

How cute is this card!!!!

Pam said...

Beautiful, Barb!

Sue McRae said...

Love the variations in colour on these flowers Barb, so pretty!

Kelly Szafron said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors.

walchowDesign said...

Oh! Your colouring is beautiful, Barb!

Jen Carter said...

Very pretty!

Rosemary said...

so amazing, barb!!

maria f. said...

I think you've achieved perfect results watercoloring those beautiful flowers, Barb!

Beaumonde Designs said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors! Your flowers cards are always so amazing! Love! - Payel (Beau Monde Designs)

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your card dear barb!
So fresh and delicate!
Thank You~

Darla said...

Love your water colored flowers! They are so beautiful and they caught my eye right away!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous watercolouring! I actually love that the three flowers aren't "perfect" since that is what makes watercolouring so enchanting. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kimberly Rendino said...

Love this! I have a hard time letting go too.....but I really do like the look of the more organic flowers best! Sometimes it pays to let loose, lol! Beautiful card...

Janet said...

This is lovely, you did a wonderful job water coloring!

Michele Henderson said...

Wow! I love those vivid purples!

Lisa Furbush said...

Stunning

TK Watson said...

Oh, your card is so beautiful -- I just love your watercoloring! And your peonies? I need a lesson, mine has two blooms this year :o(

Virginia Lu said...

Stunning card, Barb! I am on the fence of getting these ZIG markers. You just inched me one step closer! You did a beautiful job. I couldn't tell which one is the "imperfect" one! :)

Rachel Bergfeld said...

Beautiful card! I just ordered the Zig brush pens and I'm hoping they help with my non-existent watercolor skills, lol! You've honestly made this look effortless.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, you let go brilliantly with this card, Barb! It's absolutely breathtaking!! Hugs, Darnell

Dawn Turley said...

WOW - you let go beautifully Barb. Love the colours of you watercolouring and of course your splatters are fabulous.

Sharbogast said...

Very beautiful card. Whether you let go, or not, I think it turned out perfectly. Thank you for sharing.

Nancy said...

I saw this masterpiece on Flickr, and had to stop by! Simply gorgeous, Barb!

Lynn said...

So glad you are having a wonderful week off work Barb. Your card is beautiful!

Nicole Parmentier said...

Gorgeous card Barb! I love the splattered bg and you just have to embrace imperfection, that is what makes it perfect!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Don't know why you didn't like the right-hand flower, Barb - it looks great! Such a pretty card!!

Nancy K said...

Gorgeous card, Barb! Each flower is a beauty and the design is wonderful! I'm just now getting back to visiting blogs of my friends and you were my first stop, sweet friend! So glad you enjoyed your time off; you deserve it!
blessings!

Shanna Shands said...

So elegant and gorgeous. I love your card!

Ruth G said...

Oh, my, your flowers are gorgeous! I love the lovely detail the flicking of paint adds! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you 'let go' with your water coloring on the flowers, Barb! This is so artistic, and I love the soft shade of lavender! Beautiful sentiment, too!

Renee's ramblings said...

Your flowers are exquisite! The details are incredible!

Fifi said...

Such pretty colouring, lovely

francesca said...

oh this is beautiful Barb!! :)

Ruth said...

What a beautiful card!

D.Ann said...

SO very lovely!

Shannon McComb said...

Your coloring is gorgeous!!!

Celeste Goff said...

What a simply gorgeous card!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous no line work of art!

Brandi R said...

Wow! This is beautiful. GREAT job ♥

Jessica said...

This is so beautiful!! :)

RachelV said...

Beautiful card!

Allycat said...

Simply beautiful, flowers look so watercoloury! Very pretty

cissi said...

So Beautiful love how it turned out!

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

This is so beautiful! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

Taunya Butler said...

Gorgeous and so pretty - love those flowers, they look so real and so lovely!! Details and your watercoloring make this card a stunner!! I would like to invite you to come to my blog where I am hosting a giveaway!! daisiesgirl.com

Robin Cooper said...

Beautiful Barb!!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

I think this card is gorgeous Barb! The flowers are beautiful!

Martha said...

OH MY, Barb...this is simply beautiful!
I love the striking color combination & the gorgeous shading you achieved.
Every detail is so beautiful done! ♥

Nat said...

gorgeous flowers!! love this one :)

Greta said...

Oh what a beautiful card, Barb! Love the look you achieved with those pens!