Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Distressed Sunflowers


Hi everyone.  I'm back today with another watercolor.  This time I was inspired by the very talented and creative Dina Kowal ... Artist in Residence at Splitcoaststampers.  Dina is the Queen for the Day this week (#223).  I chose to CASE this beauty ... and I followed Dina's video tutorial that was posted on the Power Poppy website.  Check out the video to see the step-by-step instructions. FYI, Dina used Distress Markers on her card (hence the name of the post) ... but I used Stampin' Write Markers from SU!

Thank you so much Dina ... I learned A LOT from your tutorial.  I had so much fun doing this card! :)  Enjoy your special week - you deserve it! :)

I'm entering this into the current challenge at Crazy for CAS #51 - Watercoloring (my second entry)

This is also a reminder card for the current challenge at Mixed Media Card Challenge (#2 Summer with optional element:  burlap).  What better way to celebrate summer than with sunflowers??!! :)  The challenges closes on Aug. 25, so make sure to check it out soon ... we'd love to see you in the gallery! :)







Stamps:  Blooming Garden (Penny Black); Friendship Garden (Fiskars)
Paper:  Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Staz-on Black; Markers:  Daffodil Delight, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, paint brush


Challenges:
SCS QFTD #223
Crazy for CAS #51

19 comments:

  1. Stunning work Loll you've coloured your sunflowers beautifully love your background too

    Anne

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  2. Beautiful sunflowers, Loll! I love the background too! It adds so much extra interest!

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  3. absolutely gorgeous - love it done in the sunflowers and your whole layout is lovely!!

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  4. Wow this is beautiful Loll! I love the background and I love the watercoloring you did on those beautiful flowers. I will have to go watch the video. Hugs, Brenda

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  5. Oh my so pretty !! Love the beautiful BG :)

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  6. Gorgeous Loll. I love your bg. wow. I have been wanting to try this technique.

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  7. Gorgeous! I love how your background turned out and your sunflowers are just stunning! :)

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  8. Fantastic coloring Loll. Such a beautiful card and the background is perfect.

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  9. Beautifully coloured Loll and I love the dimension:)
    Val x

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  10. Absolutely stunning, Loll! I love the gorgeous sunflowers and the background is fab, not seen anything like it before x

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  11. So pretty!!! I love the colors!

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  12. Love that splatter background for your pretty sun flowers Loll!

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  13. Gorgeous card in every detail, Loll! The background is so striking; perfect for those amazing, show-stopping sunflowers. So beautiful...
    Hugs~c

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  14. Beautiful sunflower. (must be something in the air with the sunflowers!). This is stunningly colored and love the spatters. TFS the link (I think Benzi sent it to me as well, but have not had a chance to go enjoy it. I know Dina does marvelous tutorials though). This is another with your unique signature style. I love it! TFS &Hugs.

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  15. Love the sunflowers on your card! Beautiful!
    Thanks for joining at Crazy for CAS!

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)