Saturday, March 08, 2014

Twinkling H2Os

I needed to make a birthday card for a co-worker and I knew I wanted to make something with watercolor flowers, so I dug out Twinkling H2Os to play.  

With this many H2Os to choose from I didn't know where to start... I pulled out a butterfly embellishment and used it to pick the color scheme.
I've had these for many years as you can tell by the original labels.

Yummy, yummy colors!!!

I put them in a tray and spritzed them several times with water to soften them up.
Working on a heavy watercolor paper, I started laying out the line work and flowers.

I started out with a pale gold background, but it was just a bit too pale for my taste so I mixed some colors and added some shading.

Once I had all the flowers and vines in place, I started doodling.  
Some swirls and dots to fill in the spaces.
You can't really see them in the picture, but I also have swirls in white scattered throughout. 

...and the finished layered card.

Products Used
Twinkling H2Os
Staedtler Pigment Liners
White Gelly Roll pen by Sakura
Butterfly Embellishment by K & Company


Sandee Setliff said...

Beautiful card!Since it's so hard picking from all those colors, you can send me some...just thinking of you, trying to make your life easier, yep, that's the kind of friend I am! lol

Sandy said...

You can send me some too think I am just about out of yellow... Your card is beautiful I love all the swirls and am drooling over all those little pots of sparkly goodness..
Sandy :)