Sunday, July 27, 2014

Blue Poppy Garden

Hello, I hope your Sunday has been a good one so far!  It's Bridget here to share 
a watercolor creation with you today. I used the beautiful set,  Precious Poppies.
The medium sized poppies have been stamped three times across 
the bottom of the card in Versafine Black Onyx ink on watercolor paper.  
Versafine works well because it's waterproof and won't run. 
I masked the poppies once or twice so that the images could overlap.  
I then sprayed the whole panel with water before brushing
 in the color using Ranger Distress Shabby Shutters 
and Peeled Paint for the green areas and
Broken China, Peacock Feathers, and Stormy Sky for the blue areas.
When doing this kind of watercoloring, it's hard to make a mistake,
 it's meant to be outside the lines - fun, when you get used to the idea!
It works particularly well with flower images, such as these in
the Precious Poppies set.
I then sponged and splattered ink for some extra color
before adding some gems in various sizes.
The sentiment is from the fantastic Birthday Word Art.
My card is also for the Featured Stamper Challenge at Splitcoaststampers 
today where we're being inspired by Heidi Tekunoff, aka Stamptek, and
here is the lovely watercolor card which inspired me.
Thanks for stopping by today!


Pam~ said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors and technique!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Bridget, this is stunning! I love the colors! I can't wait to have some time to try some watercoloring again.

diane (cookiestamper) said...

I just had to come back and stare at this again. LOL. I can't get over how gorgeous it is!

Cathymac said...

This is gorgeous, Bridget…I pined it!

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Love the vibrant colors in your card! Tfs!