Friday, March 25, 2016

Watercoloring Garden in Bloom


So this month we get to do some watercoloring. I love to watercolor! Do you?? It's probably one of my fav things to do. I might not be the best at it but still love it. 

I used the Garden in Bloom Stamp Set as I searched the catalog for images that could be watercolored. There were several or a lot really but I wanted to give this a shot. Garden in Bloom is a Two-Step Stamp but I decided to color it in rather than do the 2nd step. 

As you can see I used the same flower for the whole thing just used a lot of different colors for this beautiful bouquet! 
So I bet you are thinking that I cut the flowers out, right? Nope!
I did masking on this one. So I stamped the first flower the yellowish one in front. Put a stamped image over it that had been cut out on a post it note and stamped the one to the left and so forth. I ended up with three masks to get the effect I wanted. Colored them in one at a time and then thought....now what? 
Of course I got a smudge of ink under the flowers and thought....hmmmm I need a vase. 
So out came my Circles Die and I cut a circle but no way was it going to line up with my flowers. 
So I cut the top part off and then used my Exacto Knife and cut around the base of the flowers and  leaves and slipped that vase right under it. It worked perfectly.
btw.....I embossed the vase and taped it down before sliding it under the flowers. Then I trimmed the rest of the circle off the bottom and matted it onto black. 
Yay!! I covered up my mistake!
...but wait....I got ink at the top too....someone needs to wash her hands I think! What to do? Well I stamped the bee and popped that little thing right over that spot. Don't tell anyone, okay?
Phew! Glad that's done! lol

Here are the supplies I used to create this. 


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13 comments:

stampwithamyk said...

Beautiful card Lee! Your flowers are so pretty and I love your little bee...and I promise that I won't tell that he's covering up a smudge. ;)

Sandi MacIver said...

turned out beautiful Lee - a whole vase of SPRING.....

Shannean Moncrieff said...

Such a cute idea Lee! And I adore the bright colours. Your water colouring is so bold and beautiful too.

Arddy Farrell said...

Bright and bold! Can't wait to try when I get home.

Shelagh Freemantle said...

What a beautiful vase. Love the coloring on the flowers. Spring really is in the page.

Alison Solven said...

Lee this is absolutely over the top brilliant! You cut around those flowers?! WOWZA - love the colours so much. This card makes me smile!

HJ said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors, the vase and bee. Thanks for your tips on how you made it.

Heather Wright-Porto said...

Soooo sweet! Such a uplifting, beautiful Easter card too :D

Erna Logtenberg said...

your card is very pretty, the flowers are popping out really well! xx

Patrice said...

How clever are you creating a vase for your gorgeous flowers. I must admit I did look twice to see if you had cut the flowers out or masked them lol.

Nadine said...

Beautiful card and the little bee is the cherry on top!

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Marine Wiplier said...

I would love such a beautiful vase for real in my home ! Congrats Lee !