Saturday, January 16, 2016

Watercolored Flowers

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I've been scolding myself for buying the Zig Clear Color Real Brush markers (24), but finally I had success with them--yah!  My card is to remind you of the challenge at Penny Black Saturday Challenge--still lots of time to enter & it's Anything Goes this month.  
I used a gorgeous image from the PB set delicate florals which I white embossed on watercolor paper.  The blue pens are Cobalt Blue & Persian Blue and the green ones are Pale Green & Light Green. After adding water & letting it dry, I added a bit more of the darker colors.  The sentiment is from an Oregon company--Peddler's Pack--& I used the Tim Holtz splatter brush with Distress Ink salty ocean. Jill Foster, a PB Designer, often sponges the edges with 2 or 3 colors.  I didn't want to ruin it, so went the safe route just using antique linen.  Finished off with PPP Marshmallow sequins & black floss before mounting it to a black panel.  This is going to a blogging girlfriend, so I'm entering at Penny Black and More.  I'll also join in at Addicted to Stamps and MoreCropStopSSS Wednesday, Stamplorations January challenge & CAS challenge without the twist--thinking this is pretty CAS.  So glad you took time to stop by & I'd love for you to join in at PBSC.
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41 comments:

  1. What a real stunner Greta and a gorgeous colour palette as well.

    Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

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  2. Beautifully colored, Greta! Glad you persevered with those Zig markers!!

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  3. Fabulous card Greta... I love those Zig pens... Gorgeous colours...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  4. Gorgeous card, beautiful watercolouring and in one of my favorite colour combos! Happy Weekend, Shirleyxx

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  5. So pretty, Greta! Love the beautiful blue! Wonderful water colored card!

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  6. You did a fantastic job with the Zig pens. That is a beautiful color combination and the stamp is so pretty.

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  7. Beautiful card Greta - love the watercolour effect you got...gorgeous colours too!
    Helen x

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  8. This is a gorgeous card. Love the colors and those clear drops. So perfect!

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  9. Just love how you colored the delicate flower stem, Greta - so pretty!

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  10. I love watercoloring effect, and yours is awesome!

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  11. BEAUTIFULLY done Greta, so delicate! Now that you've had success can you clue me in, those markers drive me nuts!! I need to watch a video instead of trying to do my own thing I guess ;)

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  12. So beautiful and artistic Greta!
    Your watercoloring is dreamy!
    xx

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  13. What a great take on our 1st CAS Card challenge! Love the combination of a delicate embossing and a bright water-colouring. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge. -Ksenija, DT

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  14. gorgeous card, greta!! amazing that it works for so many different challenges, too!!

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  15. Lucky Lucky Blogging friend, fabulous card Greta. The colors your chose look great together and white embossing...one of my favorite water coloring techniques. If you don't want to used water with the brushes, try using bristol paper they seem to blend well on that. I never could get them to blend dry on watercolor paper.

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  16. This is gorgeous Greta. The colours and your colouring is lovely. You have perfected those pens absolutely , I bought some ziz pens but haven't tried them out yet. Hugs Mrs A.

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  17. Wonderful Greta, you have used the zigs to perfection. What a stunning card, love the loose watercolouring.

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  18. This is beautiful, Greta! I'm still struggling to grasp the basics of my Zigs - some days I think I've got it, but when I try again I realize I haven't got it. :) Your card is so beautiful! I love how you used the colors and blended them out. Just gorgeous!!

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  19. Beautiful! I love this Penny Black image, it's one of my favorite floral images. You've made it look amazing!

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  20. A very lovely water colored card, Greta! So soft and pretty with beautiful color for the flowers!

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  21. Wow Greta! What a stunning card! Those watercolored blossoms look amazing!

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  22. Lovely watercoloured card, Greta! I've been thinking of getting the zig thing as well but I kept on telling myself that my simple watercolour set and distress inks are good enough.

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  23. You had a massive success with your zigs! This is beautiful!

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  24. Wow, this is a stunning card Greta, well done on the zigs!!!

    Enjoy rest of the weekend!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  25. Wonderful card, Greta! I must say I have not visited your blog in awhile and it is so beautiful done. Nice work. I am very impressed!

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  26. YAY!! I'm so glad you had success, Greta! This is utterly gorgeous! And I love that you just used the antique linen around the edges. It's perfect!! Hugs, Darnell

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  27. So beautiful Greta...love your flowers, they are simply stunning.

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  28. This is gorgeous Greta...FYI my computer is kaput so I will not be able to post my card until this weekend at the earliest!!! Darn it!!!

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  29. OH, Greta, what a BEAUTY this is!
    You used the ZIG markers SO beautifully!
    I love this card!

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  30. gorgeous Greta Love the painterly look you have achieved.

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  31. Gorgeous card Greta, I love the greeting it adds such a nice personal touch!

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  32. Beautiful watercolor flowers! Love these colors!

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  33. Such a pretty design, Greta! So glad you played with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  34. WOW WOW WOW Greta I love your card, absolutely stunning.

    Hugs
    Anke

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  35. Oh my! this watercolor effect is so soft and pretty. Love the colors. Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM blog!
    Olesya, DT

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  36. Applauding your success with the Zigs; wish I could say the same! Grrr...Anyway, your water-coloured flowers are wonderful...so dreamy!
    hugs~c

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  37. Aaaah what a stunner and i must dig my stamps out and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month and good luck, luv Sam x

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  38. This is stunningly beautiful - and in my fav color. Absolutely loving this. Thank you for joining STAMPlorations January challenge, hope to see you in February too.

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  39. Fabulous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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