Monday, January 13, 2014

Watercolored Gladiolus

Hi everyone!  I had to make a sympathy card for someone at work, and while I was making it I got a message that the mother of my partner teacher passed away today.  So I'll be posting another sympathy card.
I've known for a few days about this sympathy card, and I've been batting around some ideas about what I wanted to create.  I've been seeing Anna Wight doing some awesome watercoloring lately, especially this one!  I fell in love with it and knew I had to create something along those lines.  So this is my card, but it is no where near Anna's lovely creations!
I started by stamping the flower with Archival ink on watercolor paper which was cut with a pierced rectangle.  Then I used SU reinkers in Pink Pirouette, Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral, and Old Olive to color the flower.  Soft Sky reinker was used around the flower for some shading.  I went over the flower with a Wink of Stella brush for some shimmer.  It wasn't enough, so I added a dot of Star Dust Stickles in the center of each flower.  The sentiment was stamped in Archival ink also.  The background of the card was stamped with SU's En Francais in Smoky Slate.
I'm already thinking about the next sympathy card I have to make.  I've got to see what other stamps I have that would be good for watercoloring.   Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Year of Flowers: Gladiolus, Boutique Borders:  Sympathy (PTI), En Francais (SU)
Paper:  Vintage cream, watercolor paper, black, Delightful (Authentique)
Ink:  Pink pirouette, blush blossom, cameo coral, old olive, soft sky SU reinkers, smoky slate, Archival jet black
Accessories:  Pierced rectangle stax die, Wink of Stella shimmer brush, star dust stickles



Cheryl said...

Love it and think you did a beautiful job watercoloring your flowers!
Sorry you have to make so many sympathy cards lately.

Jodi Collins said...

This is SO beautiful Lisa!! GORGEOUS watercoloring!!

diane zechman said...

Beautiful coloring, Lisa!


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