Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Watercolor Flowers...

The Design Team challenge at Inspiration Emporium for May is flowers. I love flowers! 

 Here are a few cards I made using some Dylusion stamps. I've been dying to use them. I made the yellow card first by stamping several flowers onto watercolor paper to create a background with Jet Black Archival Ink. I used Archival Ink because I wanted the ink to be waterproof so I could use the new Water Brushes by Ranger.  

 Color the flowers with the NEW Seasonal Distress Inks. Love the bright colors. I started by applying a little ink directly to my craft sheet. Using my Detail Water Brush I picked up the ink and colored my flowers. For the background I watered down the ink with the 1/2" Flat Brush so it would be lighter. This brush is amazing for doing large areas. 

 I also stamped a few extra flowers and cut them out to add a little dimension to my card. The word Journey is stamped on a die cut Styled Label Movers and Shapers than I inked it with a blending tool using Peacock Feather Distress Ink.

For this card I had an extra flower and I couldn't let it go to waste. The card is die cut using the Ornamental Movers and Shapers die. I die cut one from white card stock for the back of my card and one from Chipped Sapphire Distress Coredinations. The white card is scored about 3/4" down from the top and glued to the Sapphire card only at the top. From watercolor paper I die cut the Mini Ornamental Mover and Shapers. I did a wash for the background using my 1/2" flat water brush. Next stamp the stem, leaves and words on the background of the watercolor paper with Jet Black Archival Ink. The stem was stamped using one of the leaves stamp but do not ink the leaves only the stem, I had to stamp two times to get the steam long enough. You could draw it in too. 

 The flower is pop dotted to the card. 

What's your favorite color of Distress Ink from the 
new Seasonal Distress Ink?

Shaded Lilac
Squeezed Lemonade
Peacock Feather?



Cindy Stewart said...

Beautiful watercolor cards, Richele! You are such a talent!

Redanne said...

I love Dyan's stamps and putting them together with Tim's distress inks is just a marriage made in heaven - but it took your skill to bring them all together - wonderful.

LisaMarie Mendoza said...

Love the colors and the Dyan's stamps! Fun card Richelle, miss you!

j3xs said...

Peacock feather is my favorite from new collection. Your cards are wonderful. Thanks for tips.

Chrisd said...

Great tutorial and my favorite new ink is Peacock Feather.

Denise Bryant said...

Peacock Feather is my favorite. I just got the set of pads and haven't even opened them yet! Now I see they're releasing a SUMMER set!