Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Live Life with Joy and Flower Watercolor

Hi Everyone!

I'm so glad you've come to visit me today. I hope this isn't your first time visiting my little blog here, but if it is, welcome! Today, I'm sharing a card that I wasn't sure I wanted to post here or not. I like it, but it didn't come out exactly the way I had envisioned. Sometimes, I think I overestimate my artistic abilities! However, I decided that I should probably just go ahead and share it and put my flaws out there for all to see!

Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad card. I just had some difficulty with the stencil staying in place...even after securing it with painters tape around the edges. My original thought was to watercolor the flowers through the stencil; but the stencil moved a bit, so when I pulled the stencil away, the edges were a little splotchy in places. Then I tried to outline the flowers; but I didn't have the pen I wanted, so I ended up just using a simple ball point pen, which is pretty obvious in a few places!
Finally, I decided the cure all would be sequins! Sequins always make things look pretty, right?! And I also used some gold stickles! I added the sentiment which is from Hero Arts. A set called "Live Life" which I don't think is available anymore.
That is it for me today, have a great Wednesday; and I will see you all again on Friday!


1. Lemon Shortbread
2. Sunny Day Crafting: 
3. Through the Craft Room Door
4. Crafty Gals Corner:
5. Simon Says Stamp

(Non-Affiliated links)
Paper: PTI True Black
Stamps: Hero Arts Live Life
Ink: SSS Doll Pink

Affiliated Links (If you decide to purchase these products through the links here, I will receive a small commission of the sale, at no extra cost to you)


Janis Lewis said...

Nice job! Great colors. Thanks for linking up at Sunny Day Crafting.
~DT Janis

Dewi Lestari said...

Superb! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

Gayatri said...

A beautiful and colourful card. great work. Thanks for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge! Gayatri xx

Theresa said...

the splotchiness give your card a watercoloured effect. it works really well. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx.

Amy Cohen said...

I love this post- thanks for sharing your art with us at Crafty Gals corner.