Saturday, May 3, 2014

Mother's Day Tulips

Hello Friends! Happy Sunday! Today I have a Mother's Day card to share. I used this image a few months ago on THIS card. I love the tulips because they are so much fun to color.

This time I opted not to use the Mason Jar and my color palette was inspired by the patterned paper I used. It's from Stampin' Up! and it's called Watercolor Wonder. The colors and patterns in this paper pack are so pretty and fun!

Anyway...back to the card. I stamped the image onto watercolor paper using Versamark ink and I embossed it with brown embossing powder. Then, I watercolored the image using ink that I transferred from various ink pads. Stampin' Up! has gradient shades of the same color in some of their ink pads. So, I put those to use to create shade and shadow on the image. I used Distress Ink to color the blue background. I mounted the focal image with dimensional adhesive. I added a few sequins and a sentiment to finish it off.

After the image was dry, I added lots of sparkle with a Wink of Stella glitter brush. Can you tell I'm having a love affair with the Pretty Pink Posh sequins?! Oh my goodness! They are getting adhered to EVERYTHING that I create these days! The sparkle on these sequins is AMAZING! 

Well, that's all I have for you today. Thank you for visiting!


stamps: Friendship Jar Spring Fillers(Papertrey Ink)  Mother(Anna Griffin)
card stock: Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe(Stampin' Up!)
specialty paper: Tim Holtz WaterColor card stock
patterned paper: Watercolor Wonder(Stampin' Up!)
ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso(Stampin' Up!)  Broken China Distress Ink(Ranger)  Versamark(Tsukineko)
punches: Word Window, Modern Label(Stampin' Up!)
bling: Lemon Meringue sequins(Pretty Pink Posh)  chocolate pearl(Recollections)  Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush(Zig)
other: Early Espresso embossing powder(Stampin' Up!)


Jeanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Barb! I remember that first card and what a lovely job you did on it. This card is just as beautiful! Love the gradient colors and the blue background. Gorgeous work!

Sheila H said...

Your delicate blue background really makes the tulips stand out, Barb. Your coloring and shading is just magnificent. You really work the WOS - love all the sparkle! I wish I had even half your coloring skill :)