Sunday, April 6, 2014

Avery Elle's Watercolor challenge

As I said in a previous post, I was treated to some new stamps, heavy on the Avery Elle side, recently, and now I can participate in their challenges!  The current challenge at the AEI♥U Challenge blog is water color, and here's my entry:


Starting with a panel of watercolor paper, I stamped this beautiful floral bouquet from Thanks a Bunch using picked raspberry and peeled paint distress inks.  I love that the image is broken down into about 6 different stamps, which enables you to vary the colors.  Next I wet a fine paint brush and went over all of the stamped images, softening the lines and filling in the white areas.  Then I overstamped 1 more time with the leaf veins stamps, again using peeled paint, and stopped there.  Next I smooshed the 2 distress inks on acrylic blocks, mixed them well with water, and then loaded that fine paint brush and flicked some color in the background.  To finish I added one of the gorgeous sentiments from Oh Happy Day, and glued on a silk ribbon.  I'm really pleased with the way this turned out!

Challenge 4

Thanks for stopping by today - enjoy the rest of your weekend!

35 comments:

Laura Jane said...

BEAUTIFUL ribbon bow..love the subtle curl at the ends!

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful water coloring, Lin! I love your technique of filling in details with a fine paint brush...such a beautiful effect! I also love how you draped that gorgeous pink ribbon...WOW!

Bonnie said...

How beautiful, Lin! I love the bouquet and your splatters are so bright and pretty! Most of all I love the bow! Looks like a winner to me!

Sarah Gray said...

Gorgeous watercolour effect - love the pink and green splatters and the wonderful sentiment stamp!

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful! Love the watercolor effect. :)

Virginia Lu said...

Truly beautiful!! Love the water-color effect! Way to rock this challenge, Sistah!

donna mikasa said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Lin! I love the colors you chose and those splatters are the perfect touch! Thanks for linking this up to the AE Watercolor Challenge!

Bridget said...

Oh, I absolutely adore this! Gorgeus, vibrant colours and your technique is beautifully done! Love the splats! Lovely stamps!

Barb said...

Oh, what a pretty bouquet! Love the pink and green combo, and your splatters looks perfect, Lin! ♥

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!!

mimijudy1975 said...


Oh Lin,there is so much beautiful detail you created in your card. The rose bouquet almost looks real. i especially love the pretty pink ribbon. . This looks like a winner to me. Good Luck in the challenge.

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness Lin you did an amazing job!! This is just beautiful!

Jeanette M. said...

So beautiful, Lin!

Claire Boyd said...

This is gorgeous & what a beautiful stamp. I love the bow too

Dawn Turley said...

Beautiful Lin. The flower bouquet is so pretty.

Malika said...

lin the fiowers are fab

Malika

debby4000 said...

Oh beautiful card, now I've more stamps to add to my wishlist.
luv
Debby

Pam said...

This is gorgeous! I bought that set and haven't used it yet, but I have to now.

Karen said...

just a beauty Lin...

Theresa said...

Beautiful card with the watercolor effects. Love the spattered background and all the details. Sure to be a winner.

Trinh said...

This is lovely! The pretty bow is the perfect finishing touch.

Susanne Vargas said...

Very pretty!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful! I love the watercolor and the splatter and that sweet bow!

jintyoo7 said...

YAY, for "heavy" treats :)

Beautiful, Lin - have fun!

Cat Craig said...

Lin, this is so prettily put together. The pinks are awesome (I am a yellow girl, but some deep pinks are just wow!) The fine splatter is really enhancing to your gorgeous bouquet. The ribbon with its flow is a perfect embellishment for this piece of art!

Robin K. said...

What a beautiful work of art Lin!

Jacqueline said...

Lin, this card is just beautiful, has such a special quality about it!

maria f. said...

Such a joyous card, Lin. It really comes to life with the 3D ribbon.

Hollie Shepard said...

I really love this, it is beautiful and clean!

Diana Fisher said...

This is a really pretty card! Thanks for playing along with Avery Elle!

Yana Smakula said...

looks absolutely stunning! Love it! Thank you for joining us at AE's challenge!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Oh my goodness, Lin - this is amazingly beautiful!! I love how you articulated each step that you took to create this lovely project! Absolutely amazing!! Thanks so much for playing with us at the AEI♥U Challenge - we're so happy that you did!

Cornelia W said...

Hi Lin, congrats on being runner up at Avery Elle - fabulous card - well deserved!

Manuela said...

your card is so pretty, the bouquet of flowers looks gorgeous

craftytreen said...

lin, this card is so pretty. the ribbon is done so well. its gorgeous!