Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Inspired Peonies

Yet another card for the CAS Watercolour April challenge of Green and Pink.

It's also for the SCS Inspiration Challenge to choose an image from a Pinterest board called Floral Arrangements.  I chose this image:

And here's the card I was inspired to make:

I stamped my Penny Black image in Versafine Smokey Grey so that it was a bit lighter than stamping in black. Then watercoloured the image, splattered a tiny bit around the edges, added a sentiment, die cut with a stitched edge die, bordered in green, and popped up on a cream card base.

I used a new sentiment stamp that I really like.  I recently spent a few days with my sister who lives 3,000 miles away so I'm going to send it to her.

Stamps - Penny Black Centerpiece, Impression Obsession sentiment
Ink - Versafine Smokey Grey
Paper - watercolour paper, green and cream cs
Size - 5.75" square
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, fun foam, Lil Inkers stitched square die


  1. Gorgeous card Susan!! Beautiful watercolouring of a beautiful image. Your sister is going to love this. xx

  2. So pretty! Great idea on the gray in.

  3. Such a lovely sentiment and such a pretty card. So artsy and the grey stamping works so well...your sister is going to love it! x Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind comments. The flower stamp I used is by Wplus9 as is called Beautiful bouquets:ranunculus. The beauty of it...it comes as one very pretty stamp and no masking! Thanks again Susan x

  4. I always love to see what you do with this stamp, Susan! Another beauty! Your sister will be so pleased!

  5. love this and the script is wonderful!
    xx Karen

  6. Susan, Your beautifully watercoloured bouquet and sentiment will probably bring your sister to tears (it would me). So beautiful and filled with love. TFS my friend. Hugs..

  7. great sentiment, so perfect with your vase full of flowers, Beautiful watercolouring:)

  8. This should be framed, Susan! It's a beautiful floral work of art that your sister will treasure!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. I love the soft colors of your watercoloring as well as the stamping in Versafine gray! I may have to have that pad. You did an exceptional job on grounding your image too!


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