Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Watercolored Flowers

Yeah! I managed to squeeze some stamping time in today. (Boy, I am SICK of having my house on the market ALREADY--and it has only been on three days!)

I pulled out this adorable set from My Favorite Things called Bundles of Bouquets. The flower vase is stamped in Brilliance black ink on watercolor paper and then I watercolored the image. I am not great at watercoloring but I still like to do it!

The background is stamped with Stampin' Up! Weathered.

I pierced around the edge and then used my olive marker from Stampin' Up! to connect the piercings (faux sewing!)

The piece of blue cardstock is from Bazzill Boardwalk collection and was a gift from my sweet friend Tosh!

I used my Cuttlebug and little tag die to create the mini tag. I stamped the word "friend" on it on olive and faux sewed the edges of it too.


Materials used: Stamps-Bundles of Bouquets (My Favorite Things), Weathered (Stampin' Up!); brilliance black ink; watercolors; aquapainter; old olive SU marker; Cardstock-mustard, olive, cranberry crisp, watercolor paper (SU!); Bazzill Basics-Boardwalk; hardware (We R Memory Keepers); Cuttlebug and tag die and Mosaic embossing folder; dimensionals (SU!); hemp (SU!); mustard ribbon (SU!); paper piercing tool and mat (SU!).

Fun stuff:

Check out the Craft Critique review for today--that's me!

Kim (The My Favorite Things lady) is having a cool contest on her blog. Check it out here.

If you have the Framed Flowers set from Gina K Designs and want to win a $25 gift certificate to her store, check out this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

29 comments:

Judi said...

Beautiful card. Good luck on the house.

Lee said...

Ooooo........just gorgeous!! Like a framed artwork!! I love how painted...I still cannot figure out how to use those aquapainters!! LOL The hardware is awesome!! I sure hope your house sells quick so you don't have to live in that stress too long! You've got little ones too.......HUGS as you try to stay sane!!!

My Paper World said...

it's really beautiful!

Robyn said...

This is GREAT!! I love the embossed background on top of a regular inked background. The image is really cute, too!

Julie Masse said...

What a beautiful card!! Those flowers are so pretty!!

silke said...

Cammi - this is lovely!!! Great coloring!!!

Carla said...

This is gorgeous, and I think you are terrific at watercoloring! Hope your house sells soon, so you can make a mess again!

theysaywordscanbleed said...

the design is simple yet so pretty!

Arlene,
Bainbridge Island florist

Shannan Teubner said...

Totally gorgeous, Carolyn! Love it!

Ila said...

Gorgeous!! I love all the background textures...the colors and your Fabulous watercoloring!! I can remember when we had our house up..all the tension watching (and yes nagging) everyone so it wouldn't get dirty..so happy when someone finally bought the darn thing!!

Karen said...

I really like the color combo you used on your card--not too feminine, but still beautiful.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Gorgeous card -- I love that it has so much texture and interest, yet still has a clean look -- wonderfully done!!!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

This is so pretty!! I love the colors you used! you're coloring is awesome! :D

Joan and Amy said...

This is beautiful. The water in the jar looks so....real. Joan

Joan and Amy said...

This is beautiful. The water in the jar looks so....real. Joan

Stampmouse said...

its gorgeous you have a talent for color

Susan (rainy) said...

You are GREAT at watercoloring. Honestly this is beautiful.

Jennifer Buck said...

Just beautiful! ...can't believe he kept the drama queen...yes, she's beautiful but please!...so much drama! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous card Carolyn! I love those rich colours! Good luck with the sale of your house!

Jessie/knightrone said...

I love this card!!! Great colors and I love the hardware!!

Rae said...

What a beautiful card Carolyn, love that weathered background!

Juanita B said...

Fantastic card! I love the different backgrounds and the hardware. Your coloring is fabulous and used a wonderful color combo too. TFS.

beate said...

Gorgeous card, Carolyn. I love the rustic colors and all the texture!

Carolina said...

What a pretty card! The embossed background is perfect for the beautiful colored image.

Mel M. M. M. said...

Gorgeous! I love love love how you used that hodgepodge hardware. I always find it so tricky! :0) Mel

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

I love it! Your work with the vase & flowers is beautiful! The colors and design are all perfect together!

~Bev

Rose Ann said...

Your card is so pretty! I really love the colors too!

I will check out your review of the CM cutting system. I never really got the hang of correctly sizing them.

My Little Hobby said...

You ARE great at watercoloring. I appreciate the instructions and will have to try it out. What is Brilliance ink and where can I get some? Very nice.

Jennie Skaggs said...

This card is beautiful and I love the layout. You always do a fantastic job. Have you already found new house? Jennie