Take Time To Smell The Flowers

Hello. I have a card to share in which a water-coloured the main floral image – something I haven’t done for absolutely ages:

The flower is from a collaboration stamp set with Altenew and Hero Arts. I stamped the flower and the two leaves onto a piece of white water-colour card, then heat embossed in white.

I then sprayed water onto the images and used Distress Inks to colour – well – I dabbed the colour onto my glass mat, picked it up with my wet brush and kinda just let it go and flow……I ‘helped’ the flow a little to reach the ends of the petals and leaves, but generally let the water and the inks do their thing…..my idea of water-colouring!

Once dry, I fussy-cut – my least favourite crafty job – and I think the white heat embossing helped cover a few little flaws with the scissors – but it also helped to guide the scissors somewhat.

I found some matching lilac/purple card stock, and then layered the WPlus9 trellis onto the top. I did have to cut the trellis twice and layer it to make it longer, trimming off the bottom of one and the top of the other – the flower and leaves cover the join quite nicely.

I placed the flower and leaves as you see, and then the sentiment, all added to the card with 3D foam.

I added some clear cabochons, and as I had stamped the sentiment in black I also added some black gems too.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Catz anything goes – option to say it with flowers

Allsortsflora or fauna or anything goes

The Paper Playersgreen thumbs – plants/flowers/foliage

Colour Crazyweek 26 – anything goes with colouring (any medium)

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friendsanything goes

11 thoughts on “Take Time To Smell The Flowers

  1. Your big purple flower looks fabulous! Your watercoloring technique is absolutely valid and it turned out great. Love the watercolor look with the white embossed outline. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players!

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  2. Just beautiful Lynda! You had me at purple, but your watercoloured bloom is a triumph and I love the diecut background too. Great job! Thanks for sharing along over at The Paper Players this week!

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