Thursday, July 24, 2008

Blooming with Beauty

One of the new sets I received on Monday from the Spring Mini Catalogue was Blooming with Beauty, and a beauty it certainly is.

I had great fun watercolouring this image on watercolour paper using an aqua painter and Watercolour Crayons.

I then mounted the image on a square of Summer Sun and set an eyelet in each corner.

The background came from a triangle scrap of Always Artichoke that I had which I matched with a specially cut triangle of Elegant Eggplant.

The sentiment was stamped on Watercolour paper and mounted in the oval frame from the Pewter Hodgepogde Hardware set. This was attached with 2 purple rhinestones brads. The base card is Really Rust.

This image was also coloured with an aqua painter but this time I used ink pads on Watercolour paper. I then shaded in the background as well to soften the image.

I used my CM cutting templates to cut the image into an oval and to cut the 2 mats - Chocolate Chip textured and Creamy Caramel.

The base card is Cameo Coral onto which I mounted a rectangle of Cameo Coral textured cardstock which had a Pewter brad in each corner and I also sponged the edges with Cameo Coral ink. I then decided to sponge the edges of the 2 oval layers as well. I attached the ovals together and then to the rectangle background.

The ribbon is Kraft Taffeta with an oval "buckle" from the Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware threaded on it.

I had a lot of fun playing with these images. I hope you like them.


Theresa said...

These are beautiful, Sharon! Your coloring is wonderful.

Lin Mei said...

I agree with Theresa, Sharon. Your watercolouring technique is great and your cards are really lovely.

Sue Madex said...

Love your watercolouring!