Monday, March 10, 2014

A watercolor card using distress inks

Another card for Virginia's challenge, which can be found here.
Note, I did not use watercolor paper because I didn't have any, until today - so I am still practicing at the moment and do not have anything ready worthy of showing you.



I used distress colors (three) on an acrylic block, sprayed generously with water and let the paper sponge it up. I used the Hero Arts 'Garden Star' outline flower stamp F5429, stamping three times diagonally. I stamped the sentiment afterwards and added three small pearls to the centers of the flowers.

We are having the most beautiful Spring weather at the moment and the trees and shrubs are budding and blossoming, a lovely time of the year!

Jacqueline


24 comments:

  1. SO lovely, Jacqueine! You make this all look effortless! Send some of that spring across the pond, would you?

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  2. Such a beautiful card. If I could compose like this I would definitely create cards. My Christmas cactus just finished blooming and I have a potted Gladiolas that is 2.5 feet high but no buds yet. Our yard still has snow and where it melted is a bog. lol. our weather is in the 40's and 50's this week but can't get out to enjoy it.

    Blessings

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  3. I saw this earlier this morning over on Flickr and loved it! The background is so pretty and I love how you stamped the flowers! In my fave colors too - yum! Beautiful work, Jacqueline!

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  4. It's a beauty. Love your design. Love the colors you have used. Anneke.
    www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

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  5. Such a beauty! I love the colours

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  7. Oh my...how.I.love.this, Jacqueline! What a stunning result! So glad that you keep playing this challenge. What a treat to see this card! Thanks so much for linking up to the first Virginia's View Challenge! xo

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  8. Delicacy sure is your middle name Jacqueline, this is exquisite!
    Ira’s Crea Corner

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  9. It's beautiful!!! You make it looks so effortless!!

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  10. Wow!!! Absolutely gorgeous watercolor background! Lovely flowers, too!

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  11. What a Gorgeous card Jacqueline!!! So love the background :)

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  12. This is a beautiful card Jacqueline, like a piece by Picasso!

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  13. Exquisitely beautiful, Jacqueline! Love the softness of this card and the sentiment is a great one.

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  14. Beautiful, love the background and your pretty stamping!!

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  15. Lovely card and you got such a beautiful background A wonderful sentiment stamp too.
    Here in Southern California, it is also beautiful here. The flowers are blooming and getting their daily visitors of bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
    Have a beautiful day.
    Blessings to you and your family.

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  16. Simply beautiful, Jacqueline. Love the soft color palette.

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  17. What a wonderful way to create a randomness of color which is so hard to consciously do. I will be trying out your technique. Thank you.

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  18. Wow such a great card Jacqueline, well done :) Viv xx

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  19. Breathtaking work of art, Jacqueline! Congratulations on the well-deserved win at V's View!! Hugs, Darnell

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