Monday 31 July 2017

Papertrey Ink Year of Flowers: Morning Glory watercoloured birthday card.

Hello everyone,

At last, I have been able to do some crafting and I have to say I have really enjoyed myself. My husband continues to do well, and I have just discovered that my first grandchild (due in November) will be a little girl, so all is well in my world right now. Thanks so much for your lovely comments while I have been absent, and I hope to be around a bit more from now on.

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge, and our optional theme this month is Bloom.

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

I came up with this card

1) I used an old stamp from Papertrey Ink called Year of Flowers: Morning Glory and white embossed it onto watercolour paper. This is one of my favourite summer flowers, and we have one just like it in the garden now.

2) Color with Gansai Tambi Watercolours.

3) Die cut a stitched rectangle from navy blue card and mat the watercolour paper onto it, before sticking it to the base card.

4) Die cut an oval frame from the navy card using a My Favorite Things Pierced Oval Frame die, and adhere this to the card so it frames the flower.

5) Die cut a Simon Says Stamp banner from watercolour paper and stamp the sentiment from Papertrey Ink Scene It: Celebration. Fold the banner and apply a couple of layers of foam tape behind it to give some dimension before sticking it to the frame.

6) Finish off by adding some rain stones around the flower.

There's lots of inspiration over on the HLS Blog, and you can link up your entry there. You have a month to play along, and in case you haven't joined us before, the theme is optional so you can enter any kind of watercolour project.
Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x


Carole said...

Oh Wow carol...this is so fresh, clean and stunning! Love it...that blue is really electric. So glad hubby is improving and thrilled for you regarding your future Granddaughter. xx

Elise said...

Hi Carol! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the colours you've used on here!!! And a huge congratulations on your new upcoming Grandbaby!

Big hugs,

Cara said...

This is gunning and your watercolouring is perfect. So pleased that things are looking up in your household and that you have a wonderful granddaughter to look forward to x

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Carol, fabulous watercolouring - a stunning card.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Unknown said...

Beautiful the blue and the banner sentiment :)
Hugs Kaz x

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your beautiful morning glories. I used to grow some in that color too! When I got up early to go to the barn to milk cows I always glanced at the morning glories and was so refreshed to see them blooming in their pretty colors. Otherwise, getting up six in the morning was not so pleasant. LOL

Sarah said...

Oh wow, what a stunning card, love that shade of blue and the frame really makes the morning glory pop. So pleased that Hubby is continuing to improve and how lovely that you have a little Granddaughter to look forward to. We are totally besotted with Mollie Rose who is now six months old!! xx

Chris said...

Love how you've framed that stunning morning glory stamp! A beautiful card! Thank you for sharing with the Southern Girls.
Congratulations on your exciting for you!

Brenda said...

I've been away from blogland myself Carol and so I'm out of the loop. I take it that your husband was sick, so glad he is doing so much better! A BIG congrats on the upcoming first granddaughter too, how exciting!!!! Nothing like being a grandma and pa! Now your card is totally stunning! My mouth fell open and my jaw hit the floor. I love, love, love it! Hugs, Brenda

LeAnne said...

This is stunning...some of my favorite childhood memories feature morning glories by my dad's barn! They're colored beautifully, and I love the little banner! Thanks for playing with our Paper Players challenge this week, too!

Darnell said...

I've been waiting to hear whether it's a boy or a girl! How wonderful to know, Carol!! And I'm delighted that John continues to heal and that you are back in the craft room playing! I've missed you!! Your morning glory card is truly divine!! Hugs, Darnell

Judy Woodland said...

This is just beautiful! I am such a fan of white heat embossing with watercolor and you have done it perfectly here. And those rain stones are just the perfect final touch, well done!! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Just Us Girls!
{Judy's Happy Place}

Annie S. said...

Wow, Carol, those morning glories just pop off the card with that beautiful blue watercoloring. Thanks for sharing over at The Paper Players this week! ~ Annie

Sheryl said...

Oh this is just stunning.
Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Ros Crawford said...

What fabulous news!! I'm so happy for you and your hubby... And what a fabulous card!! Oh my this is stunning and your watercolouring is gorgeous!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Carol your watercoloured morning glories are fabulous - the intensity of the blue is amazing! I love the clean layers and added clear 'rain drop' enamel dots too. Thanks for joining us for TicTacToe over at The Paper Players this week!

Words and Pictures said...

Lovely watercolour detail in your flower petals, creating great depth and dimension - delightful card!
Alison x

Nora Noll said...

Congratulations on the news of your new granddaughter!! So exciting!!
This card is so pretty. I love the choice of colors that you used and the way you used that frame around the bouquet. Lovely design.

Kelly Szafron said...

Beautiful card! Congratulations on things going well for you :-).

Kylie said...

oooo, we both have our first grandchildren due in November!! Woo hooo, I'm so excited. Your watercolouring is simply stunning, Carol. Gorgeous card xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful the blue and the banner sentiment

Jenny Colacicco said...

Congratulations on the imminent new arrival! What a stunning image, the painting is gorgeous, I love it. Jenny x


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