Sunday, March 13, 2016

Watercolour Flowers.

I got my water colour paints out the other day
and had a little play.
This is the resulting card.
I started by giving the water colour card a wash
 with a large wet paint brush to cover all over.
Then I just selected pinks and mauves and colour washed
to give a subtle background which I left to dry.
The stamp is by Imagination crafts which  I stamped
using 'London Fog' to give a very light inpression and then
coloured in using the paints which I pulled out using more water.
I''m quite pleased with how it turned out.
Once competely dry I trimmed down and adhered to a purple base.
This in turn was adhered to a sheet of vellum  that was
adhered to the mauve card base.
I used silver peel off stickers  and then because
the card was for a swap which the theme was
'Use Something from the Trash to Recycle
I set about transforming a used bottle top. 
This top was already a purple colour so
it didn't need painting. I already had some previously 
made shrink plastic butterflies and this pink  one
was not only the right colour but the right size too.
I simply placed a circle of purple card in the base of the 
cap, popped in the butterfly and then commenced to put 
several layers of glossy accents into the cap to fill it up.
As each layer went from an opaque  to a clear as it set
I put another layer in.  

Sentiment is a Britannia Die.
The card is in Australia  now and my partner is a tad disappointed
that I hadnt' really used  Fish Bones on the card  as I had joked I would.
All I can say is Merry,  watch this space!!!!

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Merry said...

I just walked passed my desk on the way to the computer and had another look at this wonderful card. Love hearing how it all went together. Such a lovely card. Lol about the fish bones…..maybe it's one of those moments I should watch what I wish for. :-)

Margreet said...

Beautiful, stylish creation!
Happy Sunday!
xxx Margreet

brenda said...

You have achieved a lovely misty feel to the pretty floral stamping Mrs A and so prettily offset with the butterfly embellishment.

Fortunately didn't see any white coats so they didn't throw the key away and I made it home again.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

Veerle said...

Gorgeous ValeryAnne, love that water colouring. Hugs Veerle

scrAPpamondo said...

Thanks for the explanation of your card, it's so beautiful! Love the watercoloured background and the image and I just adore the vellum layer that makes it so delicate and sweet! The cap with the pink butterfly is a lovely detail, you have made a great work with all these layers of glossy accents!
Have a sweet Sunday!

Mac Mable said...

Well done you on the water colouring. Loving the shrink plastic butterfly and the bottle cap. Lots of techniques on this gorgeous card x

Barb said...

Wow this is beautiful Mrs A. I love your recycled bottle top. I'm usually rubbish at shrink plastic. Barbxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

So wonderful spring like colours Mrs A, great use of the bottle top. I'm also looking forward seeing the fish bones. Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Love and hugs

Jennifer Bradley said...

Beautifully delicate card. I love the way you have created the background and gorgeous flowers. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty. Good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

nini78 said...

pretty card,
Thanks for joining us at craftyourpassion

sue k said...

Beautiful card, great technique. Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks.

Sue - 2 Creative Chicks DT

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Valery, beautiful delicate card from you today, your colours and design are gorgeous, love the little butterfly too, Kate x

Regina said...

That is so very pretty!

KandA said...

Wonderful card Mrs A. Love the soft colours and the bottle top is brilliant xx

Donna Ellis said...

oh my! how beautiful your watercolor techniques are, Mrs. A! The flowers look amazing, especially in those soft colors! What a great idea to use a bottle cap for dimension and visual interest, and include your trade-mark butterfly! Love your card! I would like to thank you for visiting my blog today and leaving such a sweet comment! Thank you! hugs, de

Kathleen said...

Very, very pretty card, love the subtle colours of the flowers.
Kath x

Andree said...

This is so pretty. Your wonderful flowers look so delicate and I love the butterfly bottle top xx

Andree said...

This is so pretty. Your wonderful flowers look so delicate and I love the butterfly bottle top xx

aussie aNNie said...

How fabulous is this gorgeous show, love it ...xx {aNNie}

Asha said...

What a sweet project, Mrs A.
x Asha

Sari Jokinen said...

such a sweet and adorable card! talking about my easter always, i make far too many of them! *lol* But just can't stop making them...If you would like one, pop me your adress and i'll send one over to you =) Do you have some color that you prefer more? Have a wonderful day! Hugs and sunshine

Zue said...

Watercolour lends itself nicely to lovely backgrounds.
What kind of butterflies did you see?
I bought myself a new indntification book from the National Trust. It doesn't always help as they won't keep still.
I used to know a lot of them, but my memory is not as good as it was!

Brenda in IN said...

I love, love, love that bottle cap and butterfly. The watercolor is beautiful and soft. This is such a pretty card. I laughed so hard when I read your comment on my blog. If the trunk of my car wasn't already loaded with things to donate to the nursing home, I would store some of my stuff in there. That's a great idea! If I keep buying stuff I may have to get another car to store it in.

Diane said...

Wonderful colors and fun use of the bottle cap. I recently bought a cheap set of watercolors to play with.

Hugs Diane

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
what a brilliant card, and a very super design too.
The water colour is fab, and that butterfly in the bottle top is amazing.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

Sandra H said...

Gorgeous card Mrs A as always x

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Denitsa Andreeva said...

Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Our Crafty Corner.

Deni Xx

Tamie said...

How cool is that? I am loving the bottle cap, I would have never, never thought to use one. Loving the wonderful inspiration. Thank you for playing with the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge.

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