Saturday, June 6, 2015

Watercolor Blog Hop


So I thought I would join in on the fun at the Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop
I haven't done any watercoloring in a really long time so here's a couple of cards I made for the hop.
My first card uses the colors from ColourQ

I started with a panel of Strathmore watercolor paper cut using MFT's Blueprints #20. I did my watercoloring using Rangers Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade. I flicked on little flecks of color in Peacock Feather. After it was dry I stamped images from PTI's Doodlie-Do in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The sentiment is PTI's Graceful Greetings.


This next card was made using PTI's Nostalgic Notions to create this faux watercolored scene. I inked up the stamps in the colors of choice and then spritzed them with water and stamped them on Strathmore watercolor paper and allowed the ink to absorb into the paper before removing the stamp. I enjoy the watercolor look the stamps give when sprayed with water. This is sort of the cheaters way to watercolor, but when you don't have good images for watercoloring, this is a good second choice. I realize I don't have many images that are good for coloring in so I hope this will still count for the hop.


My last card uses Simon Says Stamp "Best Mother Ever". I stamped it on Strathmore watercolor paper in Rangers Antique Linen ink and then watercolored the flowers. The background of the card base was stamped using PTI's "Watercolor Wonder". A button, some string and a little strip of washi tape finish it off.
I'll also be adding one of these cards into the Word Art Wednesday Challenge.

Have fun on the hop!
Thanks for visiting! Blessings~ Birgit

21 comments:

  1. Your cards are gorgeous!! You did a great job! Love the PTI card and really love the last card with the roses. I'm going to have to check that flower set out.

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  2. Gorgeous floral cards! I love your designs! Thanks for including colourQ!

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  3. Beautiful watercoloured cards Birgit! xx

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  4. Beautiful water color Hello card, I do love how you used the colors in your water colored area! So glad you could join us at the colourQ.

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  5. Beautiful cards! You did a fabulous job. Never would have guessed you hadn't watercolored in a while. Awesome ♥

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  6. Beautiful cards, Birgit! I especially love the amazing colours on your first card.

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  7. Beautiful cards! Love the watercolour detail. Thanks for sharing with us at WAW!

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  8. The background on the topmost card is wonderful

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  9. What a beautiful collection of cards!

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  10. They're all lovely, but I especially like the first one!!

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  11. These are great cards and love how you incorporated the colours in the first card with the challenge. The 2nd card is very pretty and so summary.

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  12. Simply beautiful collection of cards. Your ColourQ card is fabulous, love your style. Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

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  13. Oh, Birgit, these are really amazing. Your second card is the first thing I have seen ever that has made me want that Nostalgic notions kit. It is really amazing how you have water colored and arranged those flowers.

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  14. These flower cards are all adorable. Great job! What a blessing it is for us that you joined our Challenge last week. This week, our Challenge is still ongoing so, please stop by again and join us at Word Art Wednesday! Leaving you the blessing found in God's Word from Hosea 10:12 which says, "Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you." Hugs, always!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  15. Fabulous set of cards!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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