Wednesday 25 March 2020

Spring Flower and Flourishes

Hi everyone.  Hope you are all well and finding things to do at home in these difficult times.  I have been feeling rather unsettled and my mojo has gone walkabout, probably bored with having to stay put at  I know this is necessary but not easy to cope with.   Anyway, I needed a card for a friend's birthday and I already had the flower made and fussy cut out, so thought I would work a card around it.  I made a card with the same flower from this freebie set here.

I coloured the flower and leaves using a set of Staedtler Watercolour brush pens.  I added the colour starting with the palest pink and then a darker pink and purple, and two different greens for the leaves.  After each application I used my waterbrush to spread and blend the colour.  Not a perfect blend but considering these were not very expensive I thought they worked well, and on ordinary smooth card, it pilled a little but not too badly.  I used a circle mask and stamped using a Chocolate Baroque stamp called Edgy Edges and heat embossed using WOW Metallic Platinum Embossing Powder.  I stamped it twice to cover the circle.  I then added some Adirondack Shell Pink Ink blended over the embossed circle.  I finished by adding one of the Crafty Individuals Floral Flourishes and Swirls heat embossing with the same EP, and added a sentiment from the freebie set using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss EP.

I would like to introduce a new follower to my blog called Willy who is a DT member over at Art Journey and whose blog you will find here.  She does some beautiful work and I'm sure she would love you to visit.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I'll see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

AAA Birthday - No. 11 Flowers.
Stamping Sensations - March - Spring Flowers.
Penny Black and More - March - Spring Flowers.
Addicted to CAS Challenge - No. 180 Circle.  (I'm not sure if this is CAS enough, but there is quite a lot of white space so I am taking a chance).
Daring Cardmakers - Floral Focus.
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge - No. 382 Make Your Mark.
Happy Little Stamper March Watercolour Challenge  - Anything Goes (optional Flowers).
(so pleased to be chosen the winner of this challenge)


Anna M. said...

Stunning card! I love how you watercolor the flower. Beautiful!

Thank you for sharing your work in our Happy Little Stampers watercolor challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next HLS Challenge!.
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brenda said...

A beautiful floral creation and the soft flourish stamping really draws the eye to the vibrant focal bloom, thanks so much for joining in with our 'Spring' themes at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

B x

Dora said...

Beautiful card.
Thank you for joining at stamping sensations.

Jane said...

Purplelicious! Such a very pretty card, love it! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Keep safe, stay home and craft!

Viv said...

Such a pretty card Pat, thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.
(Also finding it hard to try and conjure up any motivation at the mo!)x

cuilliesocks said...

This is so beautiful Pat, gorgeous floral image and beautifully coloured. I love the flourishes framing the flower and your colour pallet is so pretty.
I hope you are keeping well and staying safe, Kate x

Lindsey said...

This is such a pretty card! Great setting for the beautiful central flower. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers for the Watercolour Challenge!

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous flower Pat, and love the flowery swirl frame :)

Ros Crawford said...

Wow! That flower is stunning Pat... I love that it was your starting point to make such a gorgeous card... Your friend will love it!
It's tough right now for everyone...The uncertainty, the not knowing... I'm trying to focus on the positives and having beautiful weather these past few days makes it easier. Thinking of you and sending a cyber hug.

Dawn said...

This is just stunning. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. xxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely focus rose! Pretty color combo too. Thanks for joining in at ATCAS

Mac Mable said...

A beautiful card and I love how the circle draws your eyes right into that pretty flower. The stamping and heat embossing looks wonderful x.

Ina G said...

Simply beautiful - even more so in my favourite colour. Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week.

Miri said...

I think your colouring is stunning! You created a great floral spring card. Thanks for sharing it with the Daring Cardmakers this week.

Marjan said...

Such al lovely card for your friend! Very feminine and romantic and the flower is so beautifully coloured!
We all have to make the best of it, hope we can still continue go outside to catch some sun and fresh air. Stay safe!

Heather Telford said...

Your flower is beautifully coloured and pops beautifully on the neutral background.

Loll said...

Gorgeous card for your friend's birthday, Pat! Your bold pink flower is gorgeous! Great watercolouring skills that brings the flower to life. It really does look 3D. Fantastic work Pat! xx

Wei said...

Such a stunning card. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Birthday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

Kathyk said...

Fabulous make and well deserving of your win over at HLS - Congratulations

Stay well