Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Sweet Pea

Hi there!  I hope your week is going well so far!  I wanted to watercolor a spring image and found just the right one in my stash of Suzy's Watercolor Prints.  This lovely image of Sweet Peas just made me smile.

I used Distress inks in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry to water color the flowers, and Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint for the leaves and stems.  When those images were dried I took a large round paintbrush and covered the background with very diluted Peacock Feathers.

After the panel was completely dry it was die cut with a stitched rectangle die, then the strip of vellum with the heat embossed sentiment was wrapped around and the panel mounted to the bright pink card base with foam tape.  I love this sentiment, it's from such a special set from Hero Arts with wonderfully inclusive and uplifting messages!

Next I used an Aqua Shimmer pen to paint some shimmer on the edges of the sweet peas, then added Nuvo drops and sequins as a finishing touch.

Thanks so much for visiting, it's always so appreciated!  I'm joining three challenges with this card.  I've included links below, so be sure to head over all three challenges and enjoy all the amazing inspiration!


Product details
Stamps:  You Are Love Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Doll Pink (Simon Says Stamp), Vellum, Suzy's In Full Bloom Watercolor Prints (SSS)
Ink:  Versamark; Distress Inks:  Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers
Other:  A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax Set 1 (MFT), Wow Super Fine Opaque Bright White embossing powder, Simply White Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Spring Meadow Mix sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen


Viv said...

This is so very gorgeous Stef ! just love your pretty sweet peas and the lovely pink coloring too.Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge'once again ;) Viv DT xx

Annie S. said...

Wonderful watercoloring and embossed sentiment! Sweet peas are one of my absolute faves and you've captured them beautifully! Thanks for sharing them over at The Paper Players Pink Challenge this week...stunning card!

LeAnne said...

This is GORGEOUS! What beautiful sweet peas, especially the way you colored them....they could bloom right off the page! Just beautiful! The embossed vellum is a sweet touch, just right without detracting from the main image! What a stunner! Thanks for sharing this with the Players this week!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Stef your sweet peas are stunning - so delicate, I can almost smell them! I love the floating sentiment too. Thanks for joining in with my Shades of Pink challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

ElizStewart said...

Stef... JUST FABULOUS! Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

JoAnn said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the pretty sweet peas and the sentiment embossed on vellum. Great design.

Nancy said...

This is gorgeous Stef! So glad I saw it over at TPP so I had to stop by and tell you how lovely this is!

Mac Mable said...

Popped in to say congratulations on your cut above award and also to say that I love your beautiful card. My blog is called The Sweetest of Peas and your card stood out in the gallery for me x

Karen R said...

Love, love, love this card! So soft and sweet and I love the vellum sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa Kline said...

stunning card, luv those flowers! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Helen said...

Such a pretty card, Stef. I love those gorgeous sweet peas - always one of my favourite flowers. Your soft, delicate colouring is just perfect!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful water coloring, love your mix of colors!