Monday, February 05, 2024

IDEAS

Hi everyone.

I have a lot of NBUS (never-before-used-schtuff) items in my stash and play along with the NBUS challenge as much as possible.  When Darnell mentioned last week that she is challenging herself  to create a card every Monday using the acronym below, I wanted to play along.  Thanks for the inspiration Dolly!

This is a self-challenge ... and we'll see how I do. :)  I will try to stick to her list of products each week, but as long as I use any NBUS item, I'll be happy!  :)
I have a package of 48 watercolour markers (Arteza) that I bought not too long ago after watching a video tutorial by Jill Foster.  She used them and the colours were lovely.  I just haven't had the time to try them out, so today is the day! :)

I picked a large floral image that is also a NBUS item (Bouquet ballet - Penny Black)  I stamped it in black pigment ink and heat embossed in clear before watercolouring with my markers.

I had fun colouring with these new markers and I LOVE the periwinkle blue that I used for the largest flower ... it fades to a pink, which is so pretty!  To finish the card I added a sentiment (Smiles - Penny Black) stamped in black ink and clear heat embossed.

Close-up ...
I was inspired by the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge - Mood Board #13.  Adding this to their gallery.

I'm adding this to NBUS Challenge #59 after using two NBUS items from my stash. :)

... and ... I'm sending this to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge for February.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Bouquet Ballet (Penny Black); Smiles (Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Obsidian Black Pigment ink (Altenew); Watercolour Markers (Arteza)
Accessories:   Clear embossing powder, heat tool, watercolour paint brushes

26 comments:

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

Beautifully done! Super colours!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Love the effect of the blue, a beautiful card, stamp, and colouring. x

Darnell said...

Thank you for the shoutout, Lolly! I love that you are joining me and I love that we both posted blue flowers today! Under your talented hand, those NBUS markers worked brilliantly to shade and color the pretty bouquet! I'll add this sweet card to the I.D.E.A.S. Pinterest Board and thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS, as always! Hugs, Dolly

I Card Everyone said...

Now THAT is bouquet that would make anyone smile from ear to ear, Loll! I agree that Periwinkle is a gorgeous blue - one even I CAN love!
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nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous colored Bouquet of beautiful flowers, Lolly:-) I would love to play along too...I LOVE your new markers and I agree..the periwinkle color is really Stunning, my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

BożenA said...

I love your beautiful coloring. I love how the color flows with the water, creating such delicate colors. This bouquet is fantastic and the sentiment complements the card beautifully.
xx

Pat said...

These flowers are beautiful with such pretty colours using your new Arteza watercolour markers Loll and I also have said to Darnell that I will try to do a card using the I.D.E.A.S. acronym each week as it does sound like a great idea. x

Nstiz said...

Your watercoloring just glows on this. It's so beautifully done and blended so perfectly. You make me want to run out and buy a set of those. Outstanding coloring on this one!

Bonnie said...

These flowers are so pretty, Lolly! Love that periwinkle and the other colors are beautiful too!

Lisa Elton said...

Love the pretty blues on this darling bouquet! Delightful card, Loll!

Cat Craig said...

So beautifully done.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Such a beautiful bouquet in those vibrant colors, Loll - that periwinkle really pops!!

Susan said...

Love that periwinkle blue! Next time we have a crafting get-together, I'd love to give your new markers a try. A beautiful card with a gorgeous image and wonderful colouring.

TK said...

Wonderful colors -- your water coloring did the job for your pretty flower. What a great idea to play along with Darnell, and adding NBUS sounds perfect.

Julie B said...

Darnell's acronym is a great way to get the ideas flowing and this card is just fab. Such a pretty bunch of flowers. :)

Marcia Hill said...

GORGEOUS flower and BEAUTIFUL blue Loll...such a pretty card and you have made those new markers SHINE! I have a set of the Arteza markers too, but like the Zigs, I have just never been able to get them to work for me! Maybe I need to try again?!! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Bobby said...

This is beautiful, Loll. Keep on using those markers.

HilaryJane said...

This is so pretty. I am so glad you found time to try out those markers. The colours are wonderful xx

Leslie Miller said...

New watercolor markers, ahhh... it's hard to resist all those beautiful colors! And what a stunning image to try them out on. I agree that the periwinkle shade is extra dreamy, and all of it is gorgeous against the white. Beautiful photograph, too!

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous bouquet of flowers, and the periwinkle blue is so pretty ♥

Izzy Scrap said...

Oooh ! I love this pretty bouquet in blue shades, it even has my favourite flower (hydrangea). It is so satisfying when one can try its new stuff. And you made wonder with your new markers ! Hugs xx

Linda said...

A stunning bouquet of flowers, beautifully coloured xx

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous bouquet Loll - the new markers worked wonderfully for you on the coloring! Julia xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

I'm loving the gorgeous blue and violet tones complemented by the lime green! Beautifully coloured! Thanks for sharing at PBSC:) Hugs x

Helen said...

Beautiful - those markers have given you such a pretty result.

Thanks for joining us at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge.

Helen x
DT

baileyrosy.com said...

Such a beautiful card and you have coloured those blooms flawlessly.Good luck with our self-imposed challenge.

Marie