Sunday, May 25, 2014

Fun with Flowers

I seem to be in a floral mood this weekend.  My last few cards have all been on a floral theme.    I wanted to get a couple of last minute entries into the Hero Arts sketch challenge using some watercolour techniques.  Both the following cards used Sketch #2


HA Sketch #2

This one used the Hydrangea stamp and Distress and Tombow markers to colour up the stamp and water to activate the inks to blend.  Sentiment was white embossed.  I added to a dry embossed card for some texture.


I used a similar technique with the Dogwood stamp for this one.  The pink was a Marvy Marker and the green a Distress marker.  For the tag I traced around a Tim Holtz die cut tag and then hand cut it around the flowers.  Added the faux stitching and some gems.  Very CAS for this one.  As it is CAS I will enter into the CAS-olgy challenge Cue Word Flowers.


Monika Reeck said...

dear Dawn wooww woooww wooowwww Love both of your card, the first one I love the flower in purple lovely bow and crisp embossing in white and lovely Background too...the second one I loovee that flower I have the same stamp too and you made it looks like you painted...lovely card, hope you like to see my Hero Arts sketch card too dear Dawn...Both are woooww them, hugs, Monika

Virginia Lu said...

Both cards are awesome, Dawn! I love the shimmers and shades from the Hydrangea! And the Dogwood Flowers are gorgeous against that blue!

alexandra s.m. said...

Absolutely beautiful Dawn!
The depth in your flowers is amazing!
Thank You~

Barb Ghig said...

Really beautiful water coloring on your flowers, Dawn! I love how you maintained their details, yet created a soft feel to them, too! Love all the texture with your embossed background on the first one, too! You did a really great job on the Hero Arts sketch...Good luck!

Greta said...

2 beauties, but I really love the hydrangea! Gorgeous work, Dawn!

Arlene said...

Such beauties. That gorgeous hydrangea is incredible. WOW