Thursday, May 9, 2013

Watercolor Roses

I was taken with Jennifer McGuire's watercolor card that Cath featured in her samples for the current Wonders of Watercolor challenge at Moxie Fab World, and thought that this beautiful Penny Black Bed of Roses stamp would lend itself to the technique.


I stamped in VersaMark ink, white embossed, and then smooshed distress inks on an acrylic block, spritzing them with water to make my watercolors.  I used worn lipstick, shabby shutters, faded jeans, and tumbled glass for the background. The sentiment is also Penny Black, from their Eloquence sentiment set.....I thought the flourishy font went well with the soft colors.  Then, following Jennifer's example, I just added some gems and pearls.

As always, thanks so much for visiting!

17 comments:

Nat said...

so beautiful, I always love seeing your flower designs!! :)

Pam W Merwin said...

Wow, Lin! I love this - it is beautiful. Such beautiful colors. I haven't been brave enough to try anything with a watercolor technique.

Jackie said...

So soft and pretty. I love the watercolors on this stamp.

Barb said...

Wowsers! This has to be one of my faves of yours! The pinks and blues look so beautiful together! Gorgeous card, my friend!

LauraJane:) said...

Well done!

Brenda said...

This is simply beautiful and soft and feminine Lin!

lostinpaper said...

Oh Lin, this is breathtaking. I rarely use pastel colours and you have inspired me!

Cindy C. said...

The colours are so dreamy, what a lovely card Lin!

Maureen Morton said...

This reminds me of one of my vintage tablecloths - love the faded softness and the pop of the cute embellishment (especially the heart!). Sweet, sweet, sweet!

Robin K. said...

This is so soft and pretty Lin! This was a perfect image to use with the water coloring technique!

Gita said...

Lovely!! Love the embossed flowers and the watercoloring!

Karen Davis said...

A real beauty Lin.

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, beautiful card.
luv
Debby

Elizabeth Allan said...

Lin this is breathtaking.

Virginia L. said...

So soft and pretty! The water-coloring adds so much lovely effect to this design! Well done, big sis!

maria f. said...

Beauty-full.

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Lin! Thanks for linking this up to the Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)