Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sweet Violets

I have been watching and waiting for the Stampendous Build a Bouquet cling stamp set to order it - it has been sold out everywhere since CHA, it seems!  Last week it popped up for a mini-second at Simon Says Stamp, and I dropped everything and ordered it.  Had a play today and I am SO pleased with it!

And how nice of Curtain Call to design their current challenge just for me!  Here's my first play with this fun set:


supplies: Stampendous Build a Bouquet, Spectrum Aqua Florals and Essentials watercolor markers, water brush, tumbled glass distress marker, PTI tiny tags and Friendship Jar sentiment, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, silk lavender ribbon, Penny Black cardstock, watercolor paper

I white embossed, watercolored, and fussy-cut the flowers and leaves from watercolor paper, but the vase I stamped right onto the background panel and carefully watercolored it in.  Then I played with my flowers and leaves until I had an arrangement that pleased me, and then I glued them down.  I think these flowers are meant to be hydrangeas, but here and at this time of year, they make me think of 2 little handfuls of violets.  


19 comments:

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Lovely coloring! Great card. :)

Lisa Elton said...

It was worth your wait Lin, this card is gorgeous!!

Sue McRae said...

What a beautiful card Lin! Love all that purple water colouring and the glass bowl with the pebbles is such a unique container image! ! I just had to follow the link to check out the stamp set and have put it on my wish list!

Aileen said...

Lin, this is just he most beautiful card. It made me think of the big bushes growing in my mums garden, I miss those so much. Your watercolouring is perfect, just perfect.

Cindy C. said...

Lin this bouquet is ultra pretty!!

Kara said...

beautiful!

adele holcomb said...

Very pretty! Worth the wait, methinks.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a gorgeous violet bouquet, Lin! I see that stamp set is out of stock at SSS; I can see why - looks like such fun!

Tenia Nelson said...

Just gorgeous!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful distress ink watercolouring Lin! Thank you for sharing at the Curtain Call!

Jacqueline said...

Perfect stamp for you Lin! What a beauty you created!

Dawn T said...

What a pretty arrangement Lin. It looks amazing.

Michelle said...

Beautiful watercolored hydrangea!!!....violets ;)

Joan Smith said...

Your vase of violets is so....SO beautiful. WOW. You truly did one super outstanding creative job!!
Geeze girl talk about patience.....your fussy cutting skill are amazing gosh I'm totally impressed. Your card will so make someone feel extra special....and so loved.l You totally outdid yourself.
YOU ROCK!!

Julie B said...

What a pretty bouquet, I can quite see why you wanted this stamp set. Love the colours you used and the white embossing. :)

walchowDesign said...

I can see why you hunted for this stamp - beautiful colouring on the white embossing, Lin!

jintyoo7 said...

*gasp* - absolutely beautiful :-)

Dotty Jo said...

Stunning! Such a feminine, pretty card - gorgeous watercolouring, Jo x

Lillian M said...

BEAUTIFUL !!