Friday, February 12, 2016

Watercoloured Azaleas



I’m having fun with Ally’s challenge over at Power Poppy pulling out some watercolours to play today.    I stamped the beautiful Azaleas set that I love so much and stamped it in a softer brown VersaFine ink on watercolour paper.  I started colouring in the petals and leaves with watercolour pencils, and then finished it off with reinkers to get that really watery background, after I die cut that with a stitched oval die I ran my Krylon Gold pen around the edge and added some gold touches to the flowers and leaves.  

I also created a windowed design for the background and washed that in to give it a really dreamy look.  

The sentiment is from amother Power Poppy set, Dynamic Duos:  Peonies and Tulips and I embossed it in gold to go with the overall theme.  



A few gold and clear sequins and it’s complete!  

Here’s the Switch Up Your Shades Challenge again, pick up some colouring medium that isn’t your go-to and create!   Play along and you could win a Power Poppy set of your choice!  With a new release coming very soon, you’ll have some really exciting new choices too!  



Here’s the Bloom Brigade playing along today...


Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan



13 comments:

Davi said...

Wow that is stunning, love the watery background and colors, gives that feel of walking thru and shady garden :)

Karen W said...

Gorgeous card and coloring!

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Christine! These colors are so gorgeous and vibrant together - and dreamy with the watercoloring. I love your technique and really love the touch of gold around the stitched edges! And the sentiment with the gold sequins are perfect finishing touches. You never disappoint! Hugs, sweet friend!

Allison Cope said...

This is amazing Christine! I love all the hues you used. love the gold embossing too!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Christine
Gr Karin

Maria A. said...

Oh my gosh Christine, this is unbelievably gorgeous!!! Love the beautiful colors you used and the touch of gold just finishes this lovely card perfectly. Love the sequences and the gold embossed sentiment, just beautiful.
Thank you for sharing.
Maria.

Late Blooming said...

oooh, pretty.

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Oh Christine... this is just so very beautiful. What a wonderful card. Cheers to you.

Conniecrafter said...

The watercoloring is just lovely and like the gold touches you have brought to it also!

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful! Love the gold and your awesome watercolor background! Fun to get those watercolors out for a change.

Traci M said...

So gorgeous, Christine!! Love the soft dreamy colors and the accents of gold!!

Ashwini Rao said...

Oh, it is absolutely stunning!! Love the way the shades change, both on the flowers and in the background!

D.Ann C said...

Those papers complement your terrific coloring wonderfully!