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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Watercolored Gladiola


ETA: A huge thanks to the Allsorts Challenge DT for selecting this card in their top 5!

I took a break from my copics and decided to watercolor my image with ink pads and an aquapainter. The beautiful gladiola is one of the birth month flowers from Sweet N Sassy stamps. The image was stamped with versafine onyx and watercolored with soft sky, blue bayou, and olive ink pads from SU. I accented the flowers with crystal stickles.

here is a close up of the flower


stamps- August Gladiola from Sweet N Sassy stamps
paper- blue bayou, blue bayou dp, SU watercolor paper, paper temptress cryogen white, soft sky
accessories- crystal stickles, pearls, ek success border punch, ivory satin ribbon, aquapainter, sewing machine, polka dots cuttlebug embossing folder

I am submitting my card for the following challenges:

All Sorts
- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes

Well LOTS of stuff to do today so I'm off. Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great day!


Jacque said...

Oh!!! How beautiful this is...your coloring is stunning and that color is so delightful!!! Beuatiful job....thanks for visiting me!!! Hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and will have a splendid New Year!! Big Hugs...Jacque

brenda said...

Hi there

I am thrilled you have joined in my "Free and Easy" theme at Allsorts this fortnight and confess to being astounded by the huge response - over 500 so far !

I usually like to visit every entry and say a few words about their creations, but the sheer volume so far along with the holiday preparations we all have to juggle means this is a "copied and pasted" message, for which I apologise.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

B x

Have you entered my new candy

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

wow... this is such a beautiful card.
i love love your coloring.

Mummylade said...

wow, this is absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge with this project and good luck!

Dorcas said...

Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on your Allsorts win. Well deserved!