Thursday, March 28, 2019

Spring Tulips

Hi eveyrone.  The sun is shining and it's a warm, beautiful day.  I felt that I needed to post a spring card to celebrate the new season. :)

I was away for a week last month, staying at our favourite place on Galiano Island.  I always take some stamped images with me, along with my zigs.  Easy to pack and doesn't take up too much room.  This is one of the images I watercoloured while I was there.  This is from the new Penny Black release called Timeless.  Have to say that I have a lot of the stamps from this release.  So many gorgeous images.

Here's a close-up...
Went slightly off the edge with this to give it a little bit of a different look.  Used my waterbrush and zigs to watercolour and then stamped the sentiment once I was back home.

Entering into the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Mach Challenge - Anything Goes with optional challenge:  Clean and Simple


Seize the Birthday #162 - Spring - I added the toppings. :)



My cards are featured on the Penny Black blog.  I'm so excited!!  Hope you'll check out the link.

Thank you!







Stamps:  flutterby, smile today! (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 series)
Ink:  Zigs; Distress Oxides Ink:  Gathered Twigs (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  water brush

Challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Optional: CAS
Seize the Birthday #162 - Spring



34 comments:

Susan said...

So beautifully watercoloured! I like the way they go off the edge of the card. They're making me want to go out and buy a bunch of tulips for my kitchen table!

Cath Wilson said...

I adore tulips and these look so beautiful - wonderfully coloured to perfection! A great thing to help you relax on a holiday. I love PB floral stamps :-)
Cath x

Brenda said...

Wow, so gorgeous Loll!!! I love the image, but I really love how you no line watercolored it! I need to get lessons on how to watercolor like this. lol Just stunning as always-you never, ever cease to blow me away! Hugs, Brenda

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Loll. Your watercolouring is amazing and I love how the image goes off the card. xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Beautiful... Loll - I love Spring flowers my mum grows tulips and miss the spring flowers living in the tropics after I grew up with four seasons

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful water colouring Loll, I struggle with zigs and tend to use them just to tough up areas. Your flowers have so much depth of colour :)

Darnell said...

You are becoming the Queen of no-line watercoloring, Lolly! This is beautiful and so realistic! And I really love the sediment you chose!! Hugs, Dolly

nancy littrell said...

OMG..Loll, another no-line watercoloring beauty, my friend. I Love your CAS design and wonderful stamped sentiment too. TFS Hugs..Nancy

Anke said...

Absolutely stunning, I love your card, Loll. Your tulips look so beautiful ...

Anita in France said...

How beautiful, Loll ... your watercolouring is gorgeous ... love the off the edge placement of the tulips! Hugs, Anita :)

Jeanne said...

These are so lovely. I like the colors in the flowers and the shading. The sentiment is great, too. :)

Maria said...

A gorgeous spring card with the pretty tulips, Loll!! Love the placement off the edge and lovely color!!

Marcia Hill said...

SOOOOO pretty!! You've colored the tulips just beautifully my friend...it's almost like they have light shining through them! I've had this stamp for over a month now, played with it once and trashed it, and haven't tried again yet...need to get it out and try again!! Lovely, lovely card and makes me want to put a vase of these on my dining room table!! :0)

swldebbie said...

Just gorgeous, Loll. The color of your blooms is so beautiful and I like the slightly off the edge look.

Sue said...

I love this! Beautiful tulips beautifully coloured.

Mac Mable said...

So very pretty with wonderful colours and fabulous colouring x.

JoAnn said...

Love the colors of your beautiful spring bouquet. Such a pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous no-line watercoloring and such a beautiful color palette, Loll! I'm so glad the weather is improving for you...You have certainly brightened my day with this lovely card!

Pat said...

Such beautiful tulips Loll and finished with a wonderful sentiment too, and great to see you over on the PB blog too. x

Happy Dance said...

Tulips are some of my favorite flowers. Mine are up, but not close to blooming just yet! Yours, however, are so pretty and full of Springtime! And that orange!!!! Reminds me of a certain blog header...so you know I do love it. Glad you had the chance to get away. Lucky girl!! Have a wonderful weekend. Bev

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, these are so beautiful. Your coloring made them come alive right on the paper. I, too, adore the new Penny Black and got quite a few of them. I need to practice my watercolor so I can do them justice.

Momo said...

Wow, woooonderful !!! I love tulips. Great card !!!
Greetings Momo

Linda said...

I love tulips and these are gorgeous, the colour is so striking. I do love Penny Black stamps, I need to take another look at the latest release xx

Trina P. said...

Another masterpiece showcasing your incredible talent of no line watercolouring, Loll. Gorgeous depth and spring colours. Cool design stamping it off-the-edge. xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your tulips have brought spring to my room, Loll! Your watercoloring is simply stunning and I sense a relaxing/mellow feeling from it (maybe because you were watercoloring this at your favorite place). Love the layout of the flowers a little off the edge and the sentiment balancing the weight.
Hideko xx

Bonnie said...

Beautiful, beautiful tulips, Loll! Wonderfully colored! I love all of this release too. So many pretty flowers and other fun stamps and dies too.

Jo Manna said...

Spring tulips, they definitely are full of sunshine and made me smile. What great depth achieved on the watercoloring too. Congrats on the Penny Black blog, totally awesome xxx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow Loll this is stunning! Beautifully coloured:) Thanks for sharing at PBSC.

ALI said...

Stunning tulips, fantastic colouring in x

Bobby said...

Amazing coloring with your Zigs, Loll. The tulips are beautiful.

Karen Dunbrook said...

how gorgeous...can't wait to see tulips here, we just got more snow on the wknd. ugh.
xx Karen

Nancy said...

This is sensational Loll! Love the sentiment too! I have not mastered no-line coloring. You apparently have! Thanks for being with us at Seize the Birthday!

Mac Mable said...

You are on a roll my friend...And rightly so with this stunner....Congratulations with the win at Seize the Birthday x

Cathy said...

Beautifully coloured card Loll, the tulips look amazing! Congrats on the win at STB, and on the PB feature, Cathy x