7/26/2016

cQc #352 ~ Thanks!

Hello sweet bloggy friends! I'm here today sharing a card using our new colors for this week's ColourQ. I got kind of artsy after being inspired by my dear friend Michele's (I Card Everyone) card! Her {happy wishes} card nudged my creative mojo out of hibernation and into a watercoloring journey!




I pulled out my Painted Flowers set by Altenew and got busy. I used just two of the images for this particular flower. Then I added a color wash of orange using my water brush. Next came background colors letting the edges of my flowers and leaves blend with them. I used just a bit of yellow letting it run lightly down the panel leaving white space too.

After trimming around the blooms I adhered it to a panel that had a bit of ink blending, then to the Rose Red card base. Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins (4mm & 6mm) add the right amount of pizazz to just about any card!

Okay, now it's your turn! Looking forward to seeing your lovely works in our gallery this week. On the advice of my sweet friend, I'm linking this up at the Muse challenge. Their guest Muse Linda made such a pretty card floral card! Mine has the same sort of cut out along the edge of the flowers, similar sentiment placement and a sprinkling of sparkle too! ~Lisa



41 comments:

Karen B. said...

This is just lovely to look at Lisa! Well done!

Lin said...

This is lovely, Lisa - a perfect take on the inspiration! Beautiful work!

Annette Allen said...

wow wee totally gorgeous.. i love this

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty Lisa! Love the beautifully watercolored flowers!

Brenda said...

Ooh, that is so pretty Lisa!

LauraJane:) said...

LOVE the design of this one Lisa!! The colors are scrumptious too:)

Greta said...

Did you hear that?! My jaw hit the floor, Lisa--absolutely stunning card! My favorite!

Charlene said...

My fav stamp set of all time and you rocked it!!!!

I Card Everyone said...

You are very sweet, but don't need any nudging at all, Lisa! OH how gorgeous ... I just might have to play along with you!!! Gorgeous blooms, fantastic water coloring, and LOve that stamp!!! xx
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Sue Lelli said...

THIS is just STUNNING, Lisa! Your watercoloring and colors are totally STUNNING!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So pretty - love the font of the thanks too

Celeste Goff said...

Oh Lisa, this card is just gorgeous and it's the perfect color combo for the challenge!

LeAnne said...

This is gorgeous! I just ordered this set...my first Altenew purchase...and I can't wait to play with it. I hope my attempts are as beautiful as yours!

Rosemary said...

oh lisa!! this is absolutely gorgeous!! your watercoloring is stunning!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Beautiful watercoloring! Love how the flowers fade into the background! And they match the inspiration photo perfectly!!!!

Jen Mitchell said...

How wonderfully artsy this is! The flowers are so beautiful and your design is superb!

Nora N. said...

Oh wow!! This is totally stunning!! I LOVE the soft way you colored those flowers. You rocked this challenge!!

jamie vanskiver said...

Seriously! This is gorgeous!!!

Misscricri said...

This is just gorgeous !

Michele Henderson said...

Gorgeous watercolor blend on your beautiful card! I love this color combination!

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous colors and beautiful card! I bet you could add that to MUSE card club Linda has ha card up with a cut out kinda like yours.

Ardyth said...

Lisa this is absolutely beautiful! Love the colours and the softness! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Linda said...

Love your watercolored florals. So beautiful in those colors. And thanks for joining us this week at Muse using partial die cutting.

Patti said...

WOW! Lisa! both your card and the colourQ inspiration photo are stunning!! I love your interpretation so much! In my dreams I could CASE this one! only in my dreams!!

Patti

Leigh Penner said...

This is so gorgeous! I love it!

Brenda in IN said...

I came here via Colleen, the Muse and then to your beautiful card. I love the cut out and the gorgeous colors you used. Pretty, pretty card. That Painted Flower set is on my wish list and now I can't wait to get it after seeing your lovely card.

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful Lisa! Love your watercolored flowers! The sequins and such a nice touch!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WOW Lisa!!! This is absolutely AMAZING !!! So beautiful and the perfect take on that picture! You are soooo talented! Hugs!!!

Kay Miller said...

Oh my! Lisa that is one gorgeous card! Your watercoloring is amazing!!

Joyce said...

This is stunning, and I love that hand cut edge.

Claire said...

I don't know what it is about the Painted Flowers set Lisa, I always love this set when other people use it but never seem to like the cards I do with it! This is just beautiful - so soft and pretty and I love how you've cut the panel around the flowers

Geri said...

I do love where your little 'journey' took you, Lisa!!! This is just beautiful! Love how the bottoms of your flowers have just faded away to pale color! So, SO lovely!!! Love your PTI masterpiece, too, and of course your little Sweet Pea masterpiece...I know you're just a little proud of her! I saw the little thumbnail of her come through and thought...that. can. not. BE!!! Baby girl is growing up...and she is absolutely adorable and I'm sure the love of your life!!! Thank you so much for your visit, my sweet friend...I so appreciate it! I wanted you to know I'm still appreciating glimpses of your pretty projects even when I can't stop and say so...they still give me a lift and keep me inspired when I don't have time to create, myself!!! Thank you again!!!

Eliz Stewart said...

Just beautiful!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful, soft looking card. Love the colors. Wonderful interpretation of the muse card.

Tracey McNeely said...

Lisa what a beautiful take on Painted Flowers, so lovely with the watercolour wash!

stampwithsandy said...

This is SO pretty, Lisa! Love the colors and your watercoloring!

Sharron said...

Gorgeous! Love those flowers in the challenge colors and your watercoloring looks fabulous!

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Lisa! Beautiful job!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Stunning! Truly a gorgeous card❤️

TK said...

This card is just spectacular! Congrats on the HM at Muse! It's a no-brainer you got there...

Kim S said...

Absolutely stunning! I am in awe of your skill in creating these lovely flowers as they fade into a misty scene.