Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Watercolour Beauties- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.
It's time for another card for

Our theme this month is
This month we are casing a gorgeous card made by Therese Calvird.

I decided to make a very clean and simple card by using the French Marigold flower stamp from STAMPlorations.
First, I stamped the flower onto scrap paper and fussy cut it out to use as my mask.
I place the flower stamp into my Misti and stamped it into the corner with Versamark ink, sprinkled on white embossing powder and heat set.  I masked the flower and repeated that process for the second one.
Using my Zigs, I watercoloured the flowers then stamped the sentiment from Penny Black called
Growing Free (I think it's retired) with Archival black ink.





Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed- FANTASTIC FLORALS

Addicted to Stamps and More- CLEAN AND SIMPLE

STAMPlorations Never Ending- ANYTHING GOES



Hope you can come and play along with us!
Thanks for the visit.

Supplies:  stamps- STAMPlorations, Penny Black/ ink- Versamark, Archival/ wh. eb powder/ heat tool/ Zig markers/ MISTI/ paintbrush

31 comments:

Mary Jane said...

That is simply gorgeous! I am in awe!

Christine Enckhusen said...

Beautiful, Karen!
Hugs

CherylQuilts said...

WOW! Karen, this is gorgeous, and I LOVE this shade of blue...one of my favorites! And I love the masking and how you've used the ZIG markers. I need to spend some time with mine...I really love the effects! Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

Bobby said...

Beautiful, Karen!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh how awesome! This is drop dead gorgeous! You are the master water colorist!

Barb said...

A very beautiful card Karen and what a lovely sentiment. Barbxx

Pat said...

What a beautiful blue you have chosen for your flowers Karen and great colouring, and I also love the way they are placed over the edge, and a wonderful sentiment you have used too. x

Loll said...

This is GORGEOUS! Love that flower and how you've masked and double stamped it. Beautiful bright colours with your zigs, Karen. xx

Mac Mable said...

Had a little smile reading this....I have this stamp and I didn't recognise it. Great masking and gorgeous colours. I am off to get mine out so I thank you for the inspiration x

Nancy Stislow said...

This is just glorious, Karen! Your watercoloring is phenomenal! This is truly gorgeous!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh this card is absolutely magical Karen!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful flower, Karen! And I love, love, love that sentiment!

Ina G said...

Stunning card Karen. I am swooning over how you have coloured that stamp. I have it and love it. Simply beautiful water colouring.

Kate - Small Bits of Paper said...

Wow! Such a beautiful card! Love the sentiment too!

Cheryl Robertson said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors you used! What Zig colors are those?

papierelle said...

So beautiful!!

Susan said...

Beautiful interpretation of the Flower Challenge, Karen. Love your blue flowers - perfectly masked and layered!

Julie B said...

I didn't realize they were marigolds as you'd used such a gorgeous shade of blue!
Thanks for joining in for our CAS challenge at ATSM. :)

Tammy said...

WOW Karen, this is stunning! I love your watercolored flowers, so beautiful!
Hugs, Tammy

Karren said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! The flowers are beautiful and your colouring is amazing! I adore this card.

PJ said...

Gorgeous Flowers with a lovely sentiment. Fabulous job.
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Virginia Lu said...

Gorgeous Emboss-Resist! And nobody does BLUE better than you, Karen! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Fantastic Florals” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

Christine Alexander said...

amazing colouring with your zig pens, I love the tones you used.

Viv said...

Such a fabulous card Karen, love the pretty flowers and fab colouring again too ;) hugs Viv xx

Maria A. said...

Hello Karen: I absolutely love your card, there is something about white heat embossing a flower image and then water color it that looks simply spectacular.
The color blue is amazing and the sentiment beautiful.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Hi Karen I say you card linked up in a Challenge and had to come over and have a closer look...it is stunning!!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Marie B. said...

Wow, Kathy, this card is beautiful! I wish I could make something so beautiful! :)

Ruth said...

Another stunner in blue and I adore that sentiment - just perfect with the flowers. xx

lostinpaper said...

Watercoloured to perfection!

Aileen Ryan said...

Karen, my apologies for my late comments on your stunning card. Love the flower used and your colours, as always just perfection. As always you create such masterpieces for our challenge.

Tami said...

Wow this is just stunning!!