Thursday, December 31, 2020

Happy Little Stampers: Watercolour


Happy New Year's Eve (in my time zone) or perhaps, Happy New Year! 

Happy Little Stampers is back! After taking a six-month sabbatical, we are starting off 2021 with our watercolour challenge, and as long as it includes some kind of watercolouring, it's anything goes! 


I'm finding it hard to shift myself out of Christmas crafting, so had a false start with an ocean scene that quickly went nowhere. :D Instead, I went with this beautiful big floral image, and for an extra incentive for myself, finally tried my Daniel Smith watercolours. I've had them for ages, but felt, perhaps, a little intimidated by them! Now that I've used them, they'll be coming out more often. When I die cut the finished image, I also used the optional centre die to add some extra dimension to the flower petals. While trying different background ideas, I came across this patterned paper that matched the darker leaves perfectly. I added glue dots under the petals to make sure they keep that little bit of dimension, adhering the rest of the image flat. A simple sentiment was the only other addition. 


We are welcoming three new watercolour members to our team - Ashwini, Bhavya, and Penny! Be sure to head to the HLS blog to see their their beautiful designs, as well as those of my returning teammates Helen, Caz, Swapna, Barb, Susan and Sue. You have the month of January to add your own watercoloured creation!

Supplies: Bazzill marshmallow cardstock, Canson watercolour paper, Jillibean Soup Garden Harvest patterned paper, Concord & 9th Vintage Flower stamp and dies, Concord & 9th Everyday Bouquet stamp, Simon Says Stamp intense black ink, Daniel Smith watercolours, Creative Memories corner-rounding punch

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11 comments:

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

your card is beautiful, love the floral image you watercolored so wonderfully
Barb Housner

JulieP said...

I just noticed the rounded corner. Love that too! Maybe I'll actually play with this challenge this year. *wink*

The Dream Pages said...

So beautiful. .

Ashwini Rao said...

I can imagine why you'd hesitate with the Daniel Smith, but also very happy you got started with them. I imagine it would have been a lovely experience and with that beautiful image to color, too! I love the coloring and the look of dimension on those petals too! Gorgeous!!
A very happy new year to you!

Cazro said...

A beautiful coloured flower. Wishing you a happy and safe new year, Caz.HSL DT.

Chris Dring said...

Ooh! So pretty! Glad that you broke out those water colors!

Sue - said...

This is such a pretty card!

Bhavya Raghavendra said...
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Bhavya Raghavendra said...

Pretty card with beautifully coloured flower Lindsey! Hugs

Penny said...

What a lovely card and layout, I really like your colour choices

Helen said...

A beautiful card, Lindsey! I love the gingham background for your gorgeous flower! So pretty!! Take care! :)