Saturday, 16 October 2010

Playing with Watercolour...

Hiya!

I am so thrilled that SU are now carrying watercolour paper in our new catty - I've been waiting for this for AGES cos I absolutely adore watercolouring! There are also some lovely new stamp sets that are perfect for colouring and my favourite of these images is the flower from Happiness Shared. I combined this week's Colour Q challenge with this week's sketch from the Sweet Stop to create this:


The colour challenge was to include Concord Crush, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Whisper White - it was meant to be Halloween themed but I'm not into Halloween so I went botanical instead. I coloured the image with Concord Crush and Old Olive with a little touch of Pumpkin Pie in the centre of the flower. The DSP is from the Brights Patterns pack. I used the Music Notes wheel with Old Olive ink to create the background strips - love, love, love this wheel! The greeting is from Notably Ornate and I cut it out and layered it on a 'designer label' punched from Old Olive card. The Sweet Stop sketch had a twist of adding sparkle so I added some self-adhesive rhinestones to the corners of the image panel. I also added some black ribbon and olive button to finish.

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

7 comments:

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card Amy!
Beautiful watercoloring.
Thanks for playing with us at The Sweet Stop!

Sylvia said...

This is a brilliant card, Amy! You made wonderful use of the colors! I like that you made a traditional and not a Halloween card. Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge this week!

Sue Kohler said...

brillant mix of all the colours Amy! I love the music paper background, and what fabulous colouring on the flower! :)

Christina said...

What a fabulous non-Halloween card with these colors! Your water coloring is wonderful, and I just love the music notes. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week!

LeAnne said...

Very pretty---I always think of getting that musical note wheel but then I FORGET....beautifully used here!

LeAnne said...

Very pretty---I always think of getting that musical note wheel but then I FORGET....beautifully used here!

dstandard said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop!