Tuesday 15 August 2017

Watercolour Dahlias | ft. Wplus9 and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

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

I created this card for my Mom's birthday, this is one of my absolute favourite floral images. While I'm sure there is a traditional way to colour dahlias, I typically let my imagination take flight and colour with what calls to me.

This is also my first time joining the Flower Challenge as well as the Cards Galore Encore Challenge. Check out their links below and I hope you'll play along!

To begin, I prepped a piece of Strathmore 140lb coldpress watercolour paper with my powder tool and used VersaMark ink to stamp the beautiful Dahlia image from Wplus9 "Beautiful Bouquets" and heat embossed it with white detail embossing powder.

I then used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to add a tiny bit of colour where I wanted the petal or the leaf to be the darkest and used my Prisma waterbrush to pull the colour out. After all the petals and leaves where done, I traced around the lower right side of each area with my light grey and pulled that out to create a shadow.

The greeting from CTMH's "Sending Smiles" is heat embossed with detail silver powder.

I used some super sticky two way tape to adhere the watercolour paper to a piece of coordinating patterned paper and then put the entire piece on a standard A2 sized card base.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't all ready, please follow me over on the right side bar. If you are viewing this via mobile device, scroll to the bottom and click "View web version" first. You can also follow me over on Facebook. Toss me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

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Selected as Design Team Favourite by Denyse and Carole For the August 2017 Challenge #44
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  1. This is so beautiful Trina,such pretty delicate stamping here too and love the flowers also.Thank you for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

  2. Such a gorgeous, delicate card! I love the embossed stamp and the watercolour palette you chose. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore August Challenge, “Anything Goes”. Good Luck and hope to see you again next month!
    Carole x DT
    Craftilicious Creations


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