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Thursday, 4 March 2021

Waterlily

Hi everybody.  I bought this Creative Expression Waterlily stamp set a while ago and have just used it for the first time.  I have made it a one layer card to enter the Less is More Challenge which asks for flowers and also I used yellow and blue which are the colour choices for the Colour Hues Challenge this time.  I mixed the yellow and blue together for the leaves making more of a bluey green though it doesn't really look like that in the photo.

I stamped the main image in the set using my Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and then heat embossed it with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder and coloured the flowers with a waterbrush using first a lighter yellow - Adirondack Sunshine Yellow, and shaded with Fossilised Amber, and then painted the water with Broken China.  I also used the blue on the stamens of the flower.   I then mixed the two colours and coloured the leaves with a more watery version and then a bit stronger to shade.  I also stamped the smaller dragonfly using the Nocturne ink and coloured with the same colours and added some Clear Wink of Stella on the wings and also a little on the stamens of the flower.  

I finished by adding a sentiment again using the Nocturne ink and heat embossed with the Clear EP.

Thank you for visiting me here today and I hope you will come again soon.






I am also entering the following challenges:

NBUS Challenge - No. 24 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Happy Little Stampers March Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes.
Stamplorations March CAS Challenge - Anything CAS Goes.


23 comments:

  1. Fabulous CAS card, Pat. I love the stamped image and you’ve coloured it beautifully. xx

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  2. This is now my newest card design you've made, Pat! I love this image and all the movement which you really brought to life with your incredible watercoloring! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

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  3. such a beautiful Water Lilly stamp and love your CAS card :)

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  4. Beautiful card Pat and thank you for joining us at Less is More.

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  5. Lovely CAS card using this beautiful stamp. Great colouring.

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  6. Delightfully spring like card and beautiful colouring

    Happy Friday to you Pat

    Kathyk

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  7. Wow, your card is stunning. It looks so real, I feel like I could touch the water lily !!!

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  8. Love water lilies Pat and this is a gorgeous card! x

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  9. What a fabulous stamped image beautifully coloured Pat. The tonal colours of the yellow and blue look wonderful and love the addition of the dragonfly. The font on the sentiment looks so pretty too x.

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  10. I saw it on Instagram and wondered if you had this on your blog and you do! I love the image and the colours used. The colouring with a waterbrush is bautiful and subtle, a lovely card!

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  11. Love the little dragonfly on your pretty waterlilies Pat, can't wait for them to be buzzing around our ponds this summer.
    Thanks for joining us at Color Hues this time around. :)

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  12. This is such a beautiful design, and your watercoloring is exquisite! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

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  13. Amazing watercolouring of this beautiful scene, Pat. You have made the flowers pop off the card front. xx

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  14. Beautifully CAS Pat and your colouring is superb x

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  15. That stamp is gorgeous and I love those soft colours, they blend beautifully. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

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  16. It's absolutely beautiful Pat!!

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  17. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge

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  18. Lovely card! Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

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  19. Beautiful creation, looks so real!

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'Happy Little Stampers Watercolour' this month
    Stay safe
    Hug's Shell xx

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  20. beautiful..love the Spring colours.
    xx Karen

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  21. Gorgeous, love your colouring. It's nice to use a treasured stamp for the first time isn't it. x

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  22. A stunning CAS card, Pat! Your watercolouring is absolutely perfect!

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  23. Such a lovely card. Very pretty indeed x

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