Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Watercolored Hollyhocks

It may be a bit early for hollyhocks, but maybe this will help chase the last of winter away!

Watercolored Hollyhocks

supplies: Sea Glass card base, watercolor paper, Impression Obsession Hollyhocks die, Spectrum Aqua markers and water, Simon's (retired) Summer Garden sentiment, Winnie & Walter Audrey Cutaways

I recently got a birthday card from my sweet friend Mary Anne, and she featured a watercolored flower die on that card - so the seed was planted.  But it wasn't until I saw this card by Reni that I knew which die I wanted to play with.  So I cut out a bunch of these dies this weekend and had a fun afternoon watercoloring them!  This won't be the last you'll see of these......

Hope you're off to a good start for the week!  

10 comments:

  1. This is beautifully watercolored. I have that hollyhock die and love it!

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  2. Lin, this is such a lovely design. I love the background and the colored blooms. Perfect!

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  3. So soft and gorgeous! Your water-coloring is superb, Lin!

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  4. Sigh..this is so delicate and beautiful Lin. LOVE it!!

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  5. Ohh this is fabulous Lin - love your hollyhocks on that gorgeous background.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. Just beautiful, Lin! I love the soft background!

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  7. Beautifully done, Lin, and it's never too early for any flowers! I love the watercoloring! Hugs!

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  8. That's a beautiful card, Lin! The watercolored look is gorgeous! I didn't think of keeping the inner parts of the die-cut... But I'm quite happy that my card could inspire you :) Thank you for linking me.
    Reni

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  9. Oh Lin, this is fabulous! What beautiful, beautiful watercolor!!!

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  10. Your hollyhock cards are gorgeous! The splash of color behind them is fantastic!

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