Sunday, 27 March 2016

Watercolour | Apple Blossom Birthday


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you are having a great day.

While I was very inspired by Tracey's card (shown at the bottom), the full idea took a few days to come to me. I wasn't sure what image I wanted to use nor did I know what kind of card I wanted to create.

Once I knew what I was looking for, all that was left was choosing the colours. The versatility of design is great, I can easily swap in a Mother's Day or Sympathy Greeting and still have a very elegant piece.



To create today's card, I began by stamping the image in Versa Mark, a clear sticky ink, and heat embossing it with clear embossing powder, on 140lb coldpress watercolour paper.

I then used Tim Holtz Distress inks to watercolour the image. The colours I used were: Tattered Rose, Picked Raspberry, Bundled Sage, Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs, Ground Espresso, Wild Honey and Tumbled Glass.

I stamped the greeting using archival black ink and mounted the panel on a standard A2 size card base.
I thought it needed just a touch more so I added the shimmering clear sequins with Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own.

This card is for:
Inspired by Tracey's Card


Update:
Thank you so much to everyone that voted for my card in the Muse Challenge! Thanks to you, this card won "Featured Member"!

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Trina. Your watercoloring is impeccable on this gorgeous image. Fantastic take on Tracey's card! Just wonderful. Happy Easter. Bev

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  2. Trina sometimes letting the inspiration brew for a few days yields the most gorgeous results! Love your card and thank you so much for sharing with us at Muse this week!

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  3. I guess waiting for a few days really paid off, since you came up with an awesome card, Trina! Love the coloring (though I couldn't figure out where the Wild Honey is - the flower centers, maybe??)

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  4. Absolutely beautiful, Trina! Your watercolouring is just stunning! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

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  5. What beautiful colouring on this lovely card!

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  6. Oooh you've coloured your flowers beautifully!

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  7. Oooh you've coloured your flowers beautifully!

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