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4/07/2016

Watercolored Flowers and Hugs

 
Good evening and welcome. Also a warm welcome to a new follower, Sid of Harpies Crafty Corner.  Thanks so much for joining as a new follower;  it's exciting to have new followers after losing some with the Blogger antics a while back. Please take time to pop over to say Hi to Sid. You might him know I sent you to visit, and enjoy a beautiful blog in the process. It's lovely to have some fellas blogging with us, isn't it?

 
This card is another 'bits & pieces' card. The ?Rubbernecker? image was colored with Zig Brush markers and spritzed with water, stamped. Used the marker to add some highlights, cut out with a S/B circle, and into the Crapalanche it did go - for a while.
 
 

- S/B die cut out the mat, from a previously sprayed piece, and it's been so long, I'm not sure what products were used to make the background. Probably some Dylusions and Tattered Angels sprays as it has some glimmer which doesn't show in the photo.

- PTI Sentiment die cut & layered to create some dimension, colored with copics, with WoS clear as a topcoat to add a little shine.

Last minute addition of some sequins that matched the background color, and the card base is a light turquoise that has been in the paper stash for a long time!!!

Little by little, some snippets are turning into cards for the stash. Just need to add an inside verse, and this one would work for many occasions.

Thanks for stopping by to visit this evening. We had some loud whistling wind today, and it was cool as well. Did some house chores, caught up some visiting, and tomorrow will be out running some errands. Hope you will have a wonderful Friday too. Hugs.

44 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the water spritzed image Mary! Gorgeous background too. Overall gorgeous!

Mrs A. said...

Glad you managed to pull this one out of the pile and make into this gorgeous card. The blue background is exactly what the flower image needs. Hugs Mrs A.

Andrea W said...

Very pretty! I love the colors.

Loll said...

LOVE that gorgeous sprayed background Mary ... so pretty. And your flowers are gorgeous too. Great combination using complementary colours. xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous work, Mary ... love the cheery colours and freshness that water colour brings! well done on using some snippets.. you could join in the snippets playground .. one entry a week over at Miss' blog.
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Lovely card.

Hope you have a fab Friday. Sue

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a very wonderful snippets card.
A great and wonderful stamped flower, and it's coloured wonderfully.
I love your background also.
The colours look perfect together.
That wind doesn't sound nice, and I mean the weather. LOL.
Household chores are using a naughty word. LOL.
Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kath said...

A beautiful floral card - I love the colours you've used too.
Kath x

Maxine D said...

What a pretty card Mary - love the contrast of the yellow and orange tones in the flowers against the blue background.
Blessings
Maxine

Redanne said...

Such a beautiful, bright and cheerful card Mary, the flowers are gorgeous and I love that big HUG! This card would brighten up anyone's day for sure! Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

Petra Swart said...

Your bg looks amazing, Mary - really love the beautiful blues!!! - and the flowers are very pretty!!!! The orange and blue go together beautifully!!! So lovely!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a beautiful work of art you turned your 'snippets' into Mary my dear friend! That flower is just so beautiful, it's bright, cheery and looks like a painting. I love how you gave it centre stage! . . . crapalanche . . . you do make me laugh! Have a great weekend my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Barb said...

I love it. That background looks amazing. Well done using snippets. I keep using them and the pile keeps growing! Barbxx

Marilyn said...

Beautiful!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous watercolour lilies and beautiful card. I hope you are doing well, Hugs, Shirleyxx

Pat said...

A gorgeous card Mary and the background complements that beautiful flower so prettily. The straight to stamp watercolour technique had given it a lovely loose watery finish. x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, the "HUGS" sentiment pop out soooo well from the card! And love very much your diecut background, this is a great recycling!! Beautiful image, too!
Hugs!

aussie aNNie said...

This is one adorable image and card, your colouring and colours are adorable....enjoy your weekend.xx
 {aNNie}

Team Clark said...

This is absolutely beautiful Mary!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful daffodils, my friend! I love how the yellows pop off the pretty blue background!

Donna said...

Mary, this is so beautiful! Lovely color combo and great coloring. Really gorgeous background. Found our way to Wilmington for a couple days to visit another of my hubby's sisters. Had a really nice time over there. Back again doing jobs in Clayton. Leaving for home tomorrow but probably won't arrive until Sunday. We have to take a more southern route home since there is supposed to be 8=10 inches of snow up north. I'll certainly miss the nice weather here. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sandy said...

I do admire you Mary - you throw caution to the wind and just do. I over think and mull and stew. Love your flowers Sugar, they are really pretty!
sandy xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my this is absolutely gorgeous Mary those water coloured flowers look so pretty, the background is superb
hugs
lorraine x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, what a beautiful Spring card with the Daffodils, and such gorgeous colours. Spring flowers are always so beautiful and gives us hope of warmer weather.....usually, Kate x

Birgit said...

This is so pretty. I love the spring colours, so very bright and cheerful

Lisa said...

This is stunning, Mary!! The flowers look amazing!! I love the colors and the background!! What a gorgeous card!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Veerle said...

Super gorgeous Mary.
Hugs, Veerle x

pam said...

Beautiful water coloured image Mary, love the spring colours and gorgeous colour background.
Pam x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very pretty flowers and fabulous blue background. Good job on finding sequins the same blue color.

Kathleen said...

Another beautiful card Mary, great colours and love the gorgeous blue background.

Kath x

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card, Mary. Love the colours you used and that stamp is wonderful.

Pia S said...

A pretty image, so well colored and I like how its colors look with blue. Love big added sentiment too. Nice!!

Olga Fink said...

What a beautiful card! I love everything about it!
xoxo Olga

jimlynn said...

A total beauty! WOW! Love the background and way you did that and the colors are so vibrant and beautiful. Gorgeous, gorgeous card!
Slowly but surely I'm getting around to blogs today. It's been a crazy time in my life once again you know.
Lynn

Brenda said...

Oh my Mamma Mary, this is a beautiful card! I love those flowers and the way you watercolored them. Your background is pretty, love that die cut panel. This one is a keeper Momma Mary! Hugs, Brenda

Brenda in IN said...

I'm so proud of you for using the snippets and making such fantastic cards. That is a wonderful way to use up the things you already have and putting them to good use. Good for you for being such a role model for us. I love the background piece and your coloring is so pretty. I know what you mean about the wind. I wish it would go away as it has caused so much havoc here.

Kim Heggins said...

Mary...this is so beautiful. Your water color flowers are simply gorgeous and what a fabulous background too, just amazing.

Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! Mary this is so very beautiful, beautiful die cut background and love the orange sentiment

Pippa said...

Lovely watercolour effect Mary and beautifully framed. x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous background and love the water colour effect image
Carol x

Anita in France said...

So very pretty, Mary ... those bright blooms are gorgeous against the awesome background ... and that's one of my fave PTI sentiments ... fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

cm said...

My two wonderful weeks of Spring Break sees me falling behind in comments, but I'm catching up right NOW! I'm so glad your lovely water-coloured flowers came out from the 'crapalanche' (too funny!) to become the focal point of your gorgeous card! The colour combination: swooning! Gorgeous!
Hugs~c

Gerrina said...

Wow, that background looks so good with the beautifully coloured flowers! A beautiful card! Hugs, Gerrina

ellyscard creatief said...

Very pretty. Love the color off the background.