Sunday, July 27, 2014

Watercolored Sunflowers

 Hello crafters! 

It's been a minute since I've blogged. I have been working on some projects but they are mostly for my design teams. Deadlines, deadlines :) 

I had a bit of playtime last night and decided to play along with Lawnscaping's current challenge of watercoloring. 

As most of you know I've only recently jumped on the watercolor band wagon. Since I have I've had the Lawn Fawn set Our Friendship Grows in mind. So glad I finally got to use it :) 

I used distress inks and markers to stamp all my images onto watercolor paper. I did do some masking to get the images to layer how I wanted. I used mustard seed, vintage photo, tea dye, walnut stain, mowed lawn and broken china as my colors. 
Originally I had intended to make it a one layer card but I didn't pre-stamp my sentiment and it was SO crooked. Let that be a lesson to me right?! Since I was already invested in the card I certainly wasn't going to pitch it! Enter the sentiment banner to save the day :) 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!



  1. SWOONING! The dimension of your watercoloring is fabulous. I particularly like the vase and shadow which grounds the whole composition. That third sunflower seems to be saying, " HEY!! I'm here too!"

  2. dude.
    this card is brilliant!! i LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE how there are no harsh lines!! the dimension is stunning and the coloring is soooo wonderful! i am even crushing on that shadow! yeah...i'm head over heels for this card! thanks so much for playing along at lawnscaping challenge! :D

  3. I love this Kelly - such a great effect!! (If you get this twice, sorry, my google went a bit wonky :))

  4. What an absolutely Beautiful card Kelly ..your watercoloring looks just awesome !

  5. Wow, this is sooo beautiful! I'm absolutely impressed.

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous! I would love to know how you masked your scene. With liquid frisket or just masking/post-it paper? It turned out just stunning! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  7. Gorgeous card! Those sunflowers are so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping! :)

  8. Kelly, this is fantastic! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this. Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Lawnscaping Challenge!