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Watercolour flowers


I hope you all had a good weekend and a wonderful Mother’s Day!

I had a wonderful Mother’s day. It was sunny and warm and we spent most of the day outside. The boys were very sweet to me and I was spoiled all day! I now have a spa day to look forward to as well!

This card is the result of combining two challenges from SCS. The inspiration challenge from Saturday featured some beautiful sun catchers from the Dreaming in Color website, which really sparked my imagination. Then, yesterday, the technique challenge asked us to emboss and watercolor.This is the inspiration piece, Revelation

I used a mix of watercolor techniques. For the smaller flowers I stamped them in Summer Sun ink, then used watercolor markers to highlight and shade with a blender brush. The large sunflower on the left was done by using watercolor marker directly applied to the stamp after it was inked with summer sun. I then went in and blended a bit with the blender brush after it was stamped. The butterfly is inked, and highlighted with watercolor marker by thumping. Then I further blended the colors with the blender pen on the paper. I used the watercolor markers direct to paper for the grass leaves and stems, and blended on the paper.

I embossed all the images in stages. I brayered the sky and landscape using post it notes to mask areas. I also added in some sponging in the sky and the base. Thanks to Michelle Zindorf for the inspiration and general technique for this! Check out her blog for detailed tutorials! She has the most beautiful brayered scenes!

Hope you all have a creative day!


  1. Beautiful card Deena for both challenges! love the bright yellow colors and the techniques you used for watercoloring – super card!!


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