Tuesday, 1 May 2018

The Tulips are Finally Blooming

We've had a cold wet spring so far but things are finally starting to happen in the garden - lots of my spring bulbs are blooming, the lilac is about to flower, the perennials are growing very quickly now that it's warming up.

So when I saw the Paper Players Tic Tac Toe challenge, I had to go with one of the lines that included flowers.


I went with the left hand vertical column - flowers, birthday, yellow.  And chose tulips for my image.


I stamped the image and watercoloured it, using yellow for all of the tulips in the foreground and more muted oranges for the background ones.  I trimmed the panel with a stitched rectangle die and mounted it on fun foam on an embossed panel.

It's getting tucked away in my birthday card file for a friend who loves yellow and orange!





Supplies:
Stamps - Stamplorations tulips, SU sentiment
Ink - Archival Jet Black
Paper - PTI Vintage Cream cs, watercolour paper
Size - A2
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, Lil Inker stitched rectangle die, SU embossing folder, fun foam



14 comments:

  1. This is such a cheerful, happy card, Susan with your color choices. It's the kind of card that makes me smile, especially since spring has finally arrived here. You did such a beautiful job with your watercolor and once again, LOVE that stamp!

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  2. This truly is a work of art, Susan, already framed and ready to decorate someone's home! The coloring and texture of the frame is divine!! Hugs, Darnell

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  3. gorgeous Susan, what a great summer birthday card. I love the brightly coloured tulips with the textured bakground.

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  4. WOW... what a fun stamp. I love your watercoloring, and especially the embossed frame around your piece! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players.

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  5. The beautiful and varied textures you've used really showcase that lovely coloured image. Stunning! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players.

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  6. Your friend is going to love this. Great stamp with pretty colouring. Loving the texture too on the background x

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  7. What a lovely card with that wonderful embossed frame (I have that and must get it out!) Your yellow and orange water coloring on the tulip stamp is gorgeous framed with the stitched edge panel - a beautiful birthday card! Julia xx

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  8. Beautiful tulips Susan and love the background embossing which has the look of a very ornate picture frame. x

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  9. Such a lovely card. Beautiful texture with the embossed frame. xx

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  10. Pretty card Susan. Great watercolouring of your pretty tulips. LOVE the added texture and dimension from your beautiful tulip embossed background. xx

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  11. I love that pretty watercoloured panel Susan and perfectly framed with your tulip embossed border - a proper miniature work of art! Thanks for playing along with my Tic Tac Toe challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

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  12. Beautiful coloring and layout. Love the embossed background framing the image! Thanks for playing along over at The Paper Players this week!

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  13. What a gorgeous image...and our tulips have finally bloomed too! This is perfect for the Paper PLayers this week, so glad you played!

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  14. Such perfect framing for that tulip stamp. Just like the ones in my front yard, the exact colour combo for tulips, love them and your beautiful card. xx

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