April 13, 2015

Watercolor Blooms

Happy Monday! I am so loving my card today, which if kind of interesting because I never use these flowers because I don't really like them... Today I'm playing along with the challenge at Your Next Stamp. This gorgeous image and color combination are fabulous inspiration!


These flowers are from Secret Garden. The smaller blossom is my usual go to, but I decided to try some watercolors on this daffodil-ish flower. I actually don't really like this image, but am so pleased with the outcome. I found these pearlescent watercolors at the craft store this weekend and was eager to try them out. It's almost a little too pearly, and sometimes gives off a grayish look when adding more color, but overall, it turned out pretty nice. I know you can't tell at all in the photos that they are pearlescent, so you'll just have to trust me. :) I die cut the flowers and layered them over some patterned papers. The ribbon is from Sale-A-Bration last month and I love it how it ties. The Scripty Words die from YNS was a perfect match. Hope you like it!

Paper: Artist's Loft 140# Watercolor Paper, Basic Gray Cardstock, Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack In Color 2011-2013, Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Secret Garden
Ink: Versamark
Embellishments: Best Year Ever Accessory Pack
Tools: Pearlescent Watercolor Pan Set (Artist Loft), Scripty Words Die Set (Your Next Stamp), Secret Garden Framelits Dies, Stampin' Dimmensionals


  1. oh my goodness Nina, I LOVE this card! You used not only my favorite color (teal!), but my favorite flower too (a daffodil!)!!! This is such a beautiful card, I love everything about it, and how it all just pops right off the black background... <3 <3 <3

  2. Very beautiful card! Love the watercolours and your use of colours for the challenge!
    Thank you for joining us at Your Next Stamp!

  3. Your card is beautiful and I love those flowers! Thank you for joining our challenge at Your Next Stamp!

  4. This is absolutely beautiful! Love those flowers against the bold background! Awesome take on the sketch and great use of the colors! Thanks for playing with us at YNS!

  5. Beautiful card, the blooms are so pretty and make such a statement. What a wonderful take on YNS's color challenge #11. Thanks for joining in the fun!