Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Blooming Buds


Hi everyone.  The other day I saw THE most beautiful watercoloured card by my friend, Deepti.  Not only is the card gorgeous, but the images are designed by Deepti (Dee's Artsy Impressions).  I've had this set for a little while, but this is my first time inking it up. :)

After seeing Dee's card HERE, I had to give no-line watercolouring a try.  I just did it on a small scrap of watercolour paper, thinking it would just be a practice piece and be tossed afterwards.  But I was really happy with how my first attempt turned out, so made it into a card. :)  Thanks Deepti for the wonderful inspiration!

I'm going to drop by Snippets Playground since I used a small snippet of watercolour paper for this card.  Di and the gang are celebrating the 200th challenge!  Congrats!

Also, this reminds me of this week's Muse card #139 - Tracey McNeely, so I'm entering there as well.  And Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is Anything Goes.

In a personal note, life continues with it's challenges for our family.  Hubby has to have surgery this Friday.  Luckily it's only day surgery, but he has a lot of health issues, so any time is he under general anesthesia, it's a concern.  I would appreciate any good thoughts you'll send his way.  Thank you!

Thanks for dropping by!








Stamps:  Blooming Buds (Dee's Artsy Impressions); Fun Birthday Sentiments (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Watercolour Paper (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Smoky Slate (SU!); Distress inks:  Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Water brush, Black permanent marker (sharpie), gold embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
Snippets Playground #200
Muse #139
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes

36 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Beautiful water-coloured card. Love the layout on the small square, works really well and so glad you didn't bin it! Hope all goes well on Friday as this must be a real worrying time x

Carol said...

A beautiful watercolour card Loll, I do love the softness achieved with this technique. Sending good wishes to hubby too and hope all goes well on Friday. Carol x

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, Loll! That snippet was just perfect! Prayers going out for Gord, his Drs. and you.

Donna said...

This is beautiful, Loll :)
Hope all goes well on Friday.
Take care... x

Pam said...

This is gorgeous! Your watercoloring is beautiful. Prayers for your hubby.

Bobby said...

Beautiful coloring, Loll. I had a similar experience with a practice piece - turned out better than I planned. Prayers for your husband, and for you, too.

nancy littrell said...

No line watercoloring is on my to do list for a new technique...for me! Now it is high on my list Loll after seeing your gorgeous card. I had already seen Dee's card and commented and.....I have her beautiful set. TFS Loll and always inspiring all of us. Will keep Gord and you in my thoughts on Friday. With Love, Nancy

Pat Jandacek said...

Your card is beautiful, but all your cards are beautiful. Best wishes to hubby (and you) for successful surgery and a quick and easy recovery.

Lee-Anne said...

Fabulous no-line watercoloring, Loll! Each time I see a card with that set...I want it more...I see more shopping in my future...thanks :) Seriously gorgeous card! Will be thinking of you both on Friday...take care!

Kylie said...

This is something I am really bad at no matter what I do. You look like an expert on your first go! Beautiful card xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm not at all surprised that your first attempt at no-line watercoloring turned out as perfectly as this, Lolly! You are so talented! And it is wonderful to see you joining in the fun over at the Playground! The parties have been full-on blasts this week!! Hugs, Dolly

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous no line coloring!!

Susan said...

Your practice piece was definitely worth turning into a card - it's fabulous. I've tried no-line colouring and it didn't turn out at all well!

Suchi said...

Your first attempt at no line water coloring has turned out to be perfect! Gorgeous card Loll! :)
Suchi xx

Julie B said...

Must admit that I love this stamp of Dee's and my go to image at the moment. For a first attempt this is a fab no outline image, well done.
Hope things go OK with your OH tomorrow, fingers are crossed. :) xxx

Linda said...

This is so beautiful ..... don't you just love it when things go according to plan.
Will be thinking of you both on Friday ...... he'll be home before you know it. Love & hugs. Linda xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Loll and gorgeous no line colouring

Anne

SARN said...

Hi Loll . . .this is truly gorgeous (as all your cards are) . . . beautiful watercolouring and lovely CAS card.

Sending you and your family LOTS of good wishes .

Hugs, Sarn xxx

JosieD said...

Your water coloring skills continue to amaze me. This no line look is so soft and natural looking. Warm thoughts and prayers that your husband's surgery goes well on Friday.

Linda said...

Gorgeous no-line watercoloring. Can't believe it's your first one.

Di said...

Loll - this is really fabulous! Wonderful water colouring, and as Sarn says, your cards are always gorgeous.

Will be keeping you, hubby and your family in my thoughts tomorrow! Hope all goes well.

Hugs

Di xx

Deepti said...

Oh my goodness! I am so honored :) you made my day, such a lovely water coloring... it makes my stamp look so pretty. Wait!! you said it's your first attempt... no way!! Truly a work of art :)
Will keep your family and your husband in my prayers and thoughts!

Sue said...

Lovely image and beautiful watercolouring!

sandie said...

First Loll, I hope the surgery goes o.k and (oh I see you just sent me a mail!!) send my love and prayers. And wow to your first try at no line water colouring. Amazing and I love the dimension you added. Great take on Tracey's card x

cm said...

Prayers, healing thoughts, positive vibes and hugs heading your way, Loll! Hope you husband's surgery goes smoothly and that he'll be in fine fettle in no time. A most stunning water-coloured poppy; you've mastered the technique!
Hugs~c

Barb Ghig said...

Positive thoughts and lots of prayers coming your way, Loll! Please let us know that he is fine when you have a chance, ok?
I'm so impressed with your no line water coloring! I love how you blended your distress inks...the colors are gorgeous! I have this set, and you have really inspired me to try it...Thanks!

Jeanne said...

A beautiful card, Loll. Sending caring thoughts to you and your hubby for a quick recovery. I imagine you are the best caregiver!

Nora N. said...

This is stunning!!! Sending healing thoughts your way!!

Rahmat said...

Loll, this is lovely, perfect water colored flower.

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Loll, best wishes for a speedy recovery for your hubby, Cathy x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE that loose look that that technique gives Loll, it looks like a miniature painting! I think I might give the Muse challenge a go, it looks interesting! Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way for your husband! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx

Karen Mead said...

Your card is stunning Loll and the flower is so pretty:) Sending good thoughts your way for hubby too and I hope everything goes okay - hugs xx

Ardyth said...

Beautifully watercoloured, Loll! Hope everything goes well - thinking of you! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Loll ... this really is lovely! Good thoughts heading across the miles for you and DH ... hope recovery is going well! Hugs, Anita :)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wow, this is a fabulous card, Loll, very beautiful colouring. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Gayatri said...

One word: Beautiful! Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge :)
Gayatri xx