Thursday, May 18, 2017

Stampin' Friends May Blog Hop - Flowers/Sympathy

Welcome to the Stampin' Friends Flowers/Sympathy Blog Hop!  This month we have 1 amazing guest hopper so be sure to check out all the hoppers, including Lori Mueller's blog.   I love flowers - I know Stampin' Up! has so many floral sets - and it's because of me - I buy them all.  I had originally started out to make a card that met both aspects of this hop - Flowers and Sympathy - but as i started to make it - I just could not - even though it does look pretty lovely in blacks/grays-
This card just shouted give me color - have some fun - so the Flowers won out, but just for awhile. I do need sympathy cards, and might just have to adapt this one.  So out came my color -
I love watercoloring - for this month's projects I used inks and my aqua-painters.  If you look at my last post I used watercolor pencils and blender pens, and the post before that I used a set that mimics the watercolor look.  There are so  many different ways to achieve a watercoloring look on your cards.  So here are my projects after the color was added.  On the card I used the Spotlighting technique which is my Technique for my technique clubs this month. 
Carrying just a little of that floral image into the center of the card to give it a finished look inside also - 
Then, to finish off my ensemble - I created this beautiful little basket that could hold all types of birthday treasures - it starts with a 7.5" x 7.5" square of whisper white.  I randomly stamped and watercolored the flowers.  Scored the cardstock like a tic tac toe with even sections of 2.5" x 2.5" - cut in on the score lines on two opposite sides, and pulled those corners together to make the basket.
Added a 1" x 7.5" handle that was also stamped and watercolored.  Along with some bling on both the basket and card - and here you go!
Hope you like the projects - please leave a comment.  And maybe this will inspire each of you to do some watercoloring.  Now hop along to the rest of the bloggers and see all their creations!  See you all soon ~Maureen
Check out these Awesome Bloggers
1. Kathie Rotti  
2. Elizabeth Jeanne  
3. Sue Vine  
4. Raquelle Clifton  
5. Lynn Streifert  
6. Lana Staab  
7. Steph Jandrow  
8. Maureen Rauchfuss  
9. Lori Mueller  
10. Melissa Thomas  
11. Barbara Welch  


Lori Mueller said...

I had the same intention to create projects that covered both Sympathy and flowers, but ended up with only flowers. Thus, I'm left with the same need for Sympathy cards. Love your ensemble...simply beautiful!

The Lady & Her Stamps said...

So very pretty! I love the color you used and the black trim! Awesome!

Lynn Streifert said...

love both your projects Maureen!

Stampin' Cafe by Lana said...

Beautiful cards!

Maureen said...

Thank you so much! I love watercoloring!

Stampin and Scrappin with Steph said...

So pretty great color combo!!!!!!

Kathie Rotti said...

Cute! great ideas!! TFS!

Sue Vine - MissPinksCraftSpot said...

Beautiful colouring, you flowers are just stunning - love the colours you have chosen. tfs

Barbara Welch said...

Both projects are beautiful. I need more practice when it comes to watercoloring!

Unknown said...

I LOVE your beautiful card! You used one of my favorite sets too! I think i'll get it out again!