Thursday, March 13, 2014

Watercoloured Rose


Hi everyone.  I had some fun playing with watercolor paper and re-inkers.  I heat embossed this large rose from SU! and then wet my paper and added re-inkers with lots of water.  I splattered the rose with white and also with Crystal Effects.  For the leaves, I simply die-cut them from watercolor paper, sponged on the green ink and then used my Aqua Painter to add water.  A simple sentiment finishes the card.  It's fun playing with watercolor paper ... you just never know what you're going to get! :)

I'm going to enter this into a new challenge blog run by the very talented Virginia Lu ---  Virginia's View Challenge #1 is Watercoloring.  There are lots of very beautiful entries ... so much to look at!

And I'm entering this into the 1st challenge at the new challenge blog - Time Out, run by two of my friends, Sandie and Nonni.  The first challenge is to be inspired by these words:  Dancing in the Rain.  My rose has been out dancing in the rain :) .... can you see the raindrops on it??

On another note, I am honored today to have one of my cards featured at Paper Smooches - thanks Kim!  Check out this link to take a look.







Stamps:  Fifth Avenue Floral (SU!), Be Happy Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah); watercolor
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Smoky Slate, Garden Green (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  clear embossing powder, heat tool, brushes, aqua painter, sponge



Challenges:
Virginia's View #1
Time Out #1

23 comments:

sandie said...

Congrats on PS! And I absolutely love your unique take on our fist challenge and so pleased you joined us. Yes, I see the raindrops, and wow to your water colouring xx

Anita Liedtke said...

Your flower is wonderful - I need to learn that !!!

Nonni said...

Oh yes Loll, I can see the water drops! Very inspirational take on the challenge, a stunning card. You are super at water coloring! xxx

Anonymous said...

Love the colors and your card was the cutest one on Paper Smooches! Sending hugs.

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Loll and your colouring is amazing..I have this embossing folder but never really had much success with it you have inspired me to have another play..

Anne

Benzi said...

Beautifully colored and I do see the raindrops. I feel I can almost smell the rose.
Congrats on your featured card at Paper Smooches. It's just the cutest thing.

Ann P. said...

One of the nicest WC roses i have seen! You never cease to outdo yourself. Your work is pristine! :) Ann

Susan said...

Congrats on getting your owl card featured at Paper Smooches! And I love today's rose card - I never would have thought of splattering with Crystal Effects - what a great idea for raindrops!

Bonnie said...

A beautiful rose, Loll! Very clever take on the challenge! Congratulations on being featured at PS with that adorable card!

aileen (mum) said...

Beautifyl card Loll, as always an inspiration.

Virginia Lu said...

This is just gorgeous! Beauitufl job on water-coloring the rose! So glad that you have fun with the first Virginia's View Challenge! Your kind words mean so much to me, Loll!

Karen B said...

Gorgeous card Loll. This rose is gorgeous. Congrats on the PS feature.....gorgeous owl!

Karen x

Laurie Unger said...

Beautiful!!!

Deepti said...

gorgeous water coloring :)

Julia Aston said...

Your watercolored rose is just gorgeous Loll!

Lisa Kind said...

Your rose is absolutely gorgeous, and I love your take on the challenge! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Loll ... and yes, I see lovely raindrops! Congratulations on the PS shoutout! Anita :)

Karen D said...

This flower is so beautiful Loll. So fabulous against the white.

Gerrina said...

Beautiful colored rose! Thank you for playing along at Time Out Challenges.

Chark said...

really lovely!

Lynn Mangan said...

Hi Loll, your card is so soft and beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my...I don't know how I missed this spectacular card, Loll! Your watercoloring is just beautiful, and I love your CAS design! This is really stunning!!!

Beverley said...

Stunningly beautiful & wonderful interpretation of the TO Challenge inspiration. Thank you for taking the TIME OUT to join in on the challenge :) Hugs Bev x