Saturday, 6 June 2015

Hello Hydrangea

Happy Saturday.

I really love how this card turned out using Brushos to watercolour my flowers.  I was surprised at how easy it was to get the colour variations that I wanted for the flowers.
Playing along with the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast and this Pinterest photo:

 

This card also gave me a chance to use my new MISTI.  Wow...amazing stamping product...LOVE!!
Sometimes, when stamping onto watercolour paper, the lines are not clearly stamped because of the texture of the paper.  By using my MISTI, I was able to ink my stamp a few times and stamp a perfect, dark black impression.  
 
I began by stamping the flower with black Memento ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  By embossing it, the raised areas act like little dams to hold the colour while painting.
I sprinkled a bit of purple and blue Brusho onto my acrylic block and picked up the colour using a wet paint brush and applied to my watercolour paper.  I found it helpful to wet the area that I wanted to paint with water first to help the colour blend when applied.

 When my paper was dry, I stamped the sentiment with more black Memento ink. 


Adding my card to these challenges:

Just Us Girls- SUMMER

Simply Papercraft- ANYTHING GOES

Sister Act- ANYTHING GOES

Cute Card Thursday- SUMMER COLOURS

Our Creative Corner- WHAT MAKES YOU SMILE
(garden)


Have a great weekend and thanks again so very much for coming by to take a look.

Supplies:  Stamps- Technique Tuesday, Stampendous/  MISTI/ heat gun/ clear embossing powder/ Memento bl ink/ Brusho/ paint brush


 

31 comments:

  1. This colour is amazing! It's so rich and bold - you've really captured the beautiful shading of the hydrangea!

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  2. Beautiful card, the colours are so rich and vibrant. Karen x

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  3. Hydrangea - beautiful bloom and card.You asked me about the stamps on my mourning-card - this are Waltzing Mouse stamps.
    I love them...

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  4. Gorgeous!!!! The blues are so eye-catching! Glad that you are having fun with MISTI! Isn't it incredible? Enjoy your weekend!

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  5. Thank you so much for your info on how you work. Those hints are so valuable. I have not embossed my images, wasn't sure how it would work but your hydrangea is BEAUTIFUL. I love your work!!!
    thank you for sharing.

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  6. You have captured the colors beautifully. I just love those flowers. And embossing really does help to hold the colors in on each petal. I want to do more of that type of thing soon too but not for a couple weeks I have a hunch. Too busy otherwise. But keep inspiring me.

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  7. Oh, hello, hydrangea!! Karen, this is gorgeous...and one of my favorite images! Stunning coloring, and I just love the matting you chose for it!! Totally fab that you used your new MISTI too! I have played around with the embossed image for watercolor and need to try again. It sure helps to keep that color inside. Hugs!

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  8. Another amazing card! So vibrant, Jo x

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  9. Lovely card...pretty watercolor colors! Thanks for sharing at Simply Papercraft.

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  10. I love hydrangeas and your card is simply so colourful. I love how the flowers just take spotlight here and not overpowering. So nice to see you again at Just Us Girls this week. Thanks.

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  11. LOVE the colours of this beautiful hydrangea bloom. Gorgeous shades of purple and blue. Another great way to use the Brushos. :) xx

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  12. Beautiful card!! I'm loving the Misti too! Thanks so much for playing along at Just Us Girls!!

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  13. Absolutely stunning flowers! Really love the coloring you've done with them and a great card!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  14. Wow, Karen, this is GORGEOUS! Thanks for giving the how to! That Misti is a wonderful tool! I'm so glad I got one!

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  15. One of my most favorite flower, this is really Gorgeous Karen, love it :)

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  16. W O W!
    Just fabulous!
    Anni

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  17. Gorgeous Karen! I love the turquoise border!
    Lucy x

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  18. Stunning watercolouring with Brushos! Congratulations on winning the Craft Stamper blog challenge and two page publication with your gorgeous design in the July edition! ( I'm a regular subscriber to their fabulous magazine) Have a great day, Shirleyxx

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous, love it!
    Wendy xx

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  20. Stunning card Karen, your colouring really makes this image pop and the CAS design is perfect :) Donna ♥ x

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  21. Your hydrangea are every bit of gorgeous as the real ones, Karen. I'm glad you said you embossed the black. I was wondering how you had such control in with your Brushos.

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  22. Gorgeous card with amazing colours! xxx

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  23. You have done it again...another beautiful card Karen! Thanks for joining the team and I over at Just Us Girls for our summer challenge!

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  24. You really have a knack with the brushos! I am still struggling!! [I will try the block and brush idea though - TFS] Beautiful inspired card

    Thanks for joining in at JUGS~

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  25. This is gorgeous Karen, such a beautifully water coloured image.
    Pauline
    x

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  26. This is beautiful!...and congratulations on your Craft Stamper win! It was lovely to flip through and see your wonderful card featured!

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  27. Hi Karen, what beautiful vibrant flowers, they made me smile! I love the intense colour Brushos create. Thank you for joining in my challenge at Our Creative Corner

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  28. This is simply gorgeous, the watercolouring is beautiful and it is very soothing but interesting and uplifting all at the same time. What a beautiful project and thank you for sharing it on Our Creative Corner that allowed me to come over here and have a closer look. Candice

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