Thursday, March 04, 2021

The Flower Challenge #54

Hi everyone.  It's the start of March's The Flower Challenge #54.  This month we are playing with purple. :)

We are excited to have Beccy's Place as our wonderful sponsor this month with a prize of a $10 AU gift code voucher to be redeemed for any digital stamps in her online shop www.beccysplace.com. Beccy has also provided digi stamps to our team too, see below for details.

I chose "Spring Tulips" from Beccy's digital stamps.  I love the thought of spring not being very far away.  I started by printing the digital image in soft gray and then watercoloured the flowers and leaves with Seedless Preserves and Hickory Smoke distress inks.  I then watercoloured the watering can with Milled Lavender, but it was too pale, so I did a second coat, this time with a light wash of Seedless Preserves.  Happy with how it looks.  The sentiment is from a retired Technique Tuesday stamp set called Cosmos - I love the font of the sentiments in that set. 

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We are happy to have Colleen (Irish Rose Creations) as our Guest Designer this month.  Welcome Colleen!

I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see all the amazing "shades of purple" cards from our Designers and wonderful Guest Designer, Colleen.

Hope to see you in The Flower Challenge's gallery!

Products


Stamps:  Spring Tulips (Beccy's Place); Cosmos (Technique Tuesday)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Seedless Preserves, Hickory Smoke, Milled Lavender (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   water brush

Challenges:

34 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

Loll, this watering can was ALMOST my pick! I adore tulips, and would love a whole bucket of them right now!
So pretty!
=]

Brenda in IN said...

This color is so vibrant and gorgeous. Beautiful coloring that brought this bouquet to life. I can almost smell them.

Pat said...

I love the grey with the purple Loll and the watering can full of tulips beautifully coloured by you, is such a delightful image and perfect for this time of year. A great sentiment to finish it too. x

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Loll. I love how you’ve printed the digi stamp in grey, very effective against the beautiful purple. xx

Mac Mable said...

Beautiful shades of purple and against the cool grey they look fabulous. Wonderful CAS card and so very pretty.....Spring is on the way xxxx.

Viv said...

Such a stunning card here Loll! I love all the shades of purple you used and the grey goes so beautifully with it too. Super card ;) hugs Viv xx

Cardsncraftsnyc said...

That’s such a beautiful purple you’ve used there. I loved your card Loll

Bonnie said...

What gorgeous tulips, Lolly! I LOVE the color and that's the prettiest watering can ever, my friend!

Susan said...

Love the purple tulips and the way you left the foliage grey! And your shading on the watering can is perfect!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Loll! I love that you watercolored the tulips and watering can in purple...especially how they pop against the natural leaves and stems...WOW! xx

conil said...

As I stare at my blooming iris (much too early). and compare them to your gorgeously colored tulips, I think I made the wrong bulb choice. This is such a lovely arranngement in that watering can. So pretty.

nancy littrell said...

Love your grey and light purple tones for your beautifully watercolored digi , watering can and tulips, Lolly. Thanks a bunch! Love and Hugs..Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

I still haven't tried digital stamps, wonderful inspiration with this beautifully coloured watering can of tulips ♥

TK said...

Beautiful image, and your gray and preserves color mix is terrific!

Daffodil Cards said...

"Simply" Stunning Loll.
Faith x

Ros Crawford said...

Holy Moly this is a stunner... Not only do I LOVE those colours but your painting is amazing!

HilaryJane said...

That purple and grey colour scheme looks truly sensational. It just goes to show that often simple is best xx

Marcia Hill said...

I'm a big Tulip lover, so you had me at the very start with this card Loll, and then that awesome watering can and PURPLE, well this card is a STUNNER in my book!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Hugs. :0)

Carol L said...

Your coloring is fabulous and since purple is my favorite color, this one speaks to me! Gorgeous!

Anita in France said...

Your purple tulips in their purple watering can are just gorgeous, Loll ... a beautiful showcase of these fabulous blooms (one of my favourites!). Hugs, Anita :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Exquisite work Loll - loving this bunch of perfectly coloured tulips in the bucket!!
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Leslie Miller said...

A beautiful bunch of purple tulips in their matching watering can! Beccy has some pretty flower digis (had to look, of course).

BożenA said...

What a beautiful picture, Loll. I love your tulips, the beautiful, unusual color of these flowers. I can't help but admire the sun's reflections on this watering can. It looks so realistic! Your watercolor is perfect.
hugs,
BożenA

Nora Noll said...

This is gorgeous!! I LOVE the gray and purple!!

Trina P. said...

So pretty in purple! Beautiful watercolouring. Tulips screams spring to me which I’m sure we are all looking forward to!

Colleen said...

Wow, Loll, this is just striking. I love the color you used, it certainly speaks spring and maybe even Easter! Heart Hugs, col

Darnell said...

What a brilliant bouquet of tulips! They look magnificent in purple inside a fun purple watering can! This is great inspiration for the challenge, Lolly! Hugs, Dolly

Aileen said...

Beautiful soft watercolouring Loll, love this card. xx hugs Aileen

Papercraft Boutique said...

You know what I'm going to say about this card, Loll. :-) I LOVE it!! The color and the way you watercolored the tulips and the watering can are absolutely fabulous! And I didn't know the light gray went so well with the purple. Thank you for your inspiration!
Hideko xx

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty! I love the colors!

Bobby said...

Fabulous watercoloring, Loll. That image is a sure sign of Spring.

Unknown said...

The purple tulips are beautiful, Loll! I'd love to have them in my garden! They look gorgeous with gray leaves!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Loll, I love, love these beautiful tulips, coloring the leaves gray just enhances their color as well as the watering can.
I also almost pick this image.
Stay healthy and safe.
XO

Jo said...

Such a great colour combo. Beautiful dimension with that canister of tulips. Love the light on the tulips too.