Sandhill Crane

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Watercoloured Dahlias

Hello everyone! Hope your week is going well. I'm back today to share a birthday card I made for a long distance friend - Carla (AKA cardsbycarla on SCS).

I didn't want to post this until I knew she had received it and she has.   The image I'm using is from WPlus9 called Beautiful Bouquets - Dahlias.

I started by embossing the flowers onto some prima watercolour paper using white embossing powder.  I then coloured the images with Prima Watercolour Confections.  I used colours from both of these sets: Tropicals & Decadent Pies.  This is the first time using these paints and I love them. 

Once the paint was dry ( let it sit overnight) I splattered some blue paint onto it.  I then cut out the image using the outside die from a set by Creative Expressions - Frames & Tags - Isobel.

I was undecided as to what colour do layer my image onto, so after several attempts of blues, yellows or greens, I decided on a medium gray.  I embossed the gray using a SU embossing folder by Sizzix called Modern Mosaics.   Some fun foam was added to the back of the floral piece before adhering to the gray c/s. I then embossed in white the birthday sentiment onto a piece of black c/s and popped it up for some added dimension.  Added sequins and a silk bow to finish this off.

Have a wonderful weekend!



Leslie Miller said...

Ohhhh, Pauline! Your watercoloring! I haven't tried the Primas, but you have sure made them look fabulous on this card! Wow! You know I love the flowers, and watercoloring and white embossing... sigh... Lucky Carla to have such a beauty in her possession. The die adds a very pretty edge, and the gray is a perfect backdrop for the blues and yellows in your painting. When in doubt, go neutral. Exquisite!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh your painting is beautiful! Love your card and that frame is so pretty!

Traci M said...

I really love your card, Pauline! I've not heard of those watercolors; your coloring is exquisite and so beautifully framed with that die!! I agree with Leslie; a lucky girl to receive such a card in the mail!

Stacy Morgan said...

LOVE the water coloring! I can never get mine to look quite right, this is wonderful. The embossing adds such a beautiful touch. FABO!