Thursday, June 30, 2016

SSCB#57 Just Add Water - Roses

Thanks for stopping by! Sorry I haven't been around much lately. .. more problems with my choppers.. I mean.. my teeth.   Seems like it's just one thing after another for me lately.  I've got a mouth full of stitches and I'm not done yet.  Fortunately I've got some pain killers, but they make me sleepy!  It's times like these that I really appreciate my crafty hobby.  I can surround myself with beautiful images and colors and escape for a while.  It really helps so much to take my mind off my problems!  Thanks for your kind words and understanding.   I hope I can return the smiles back to you some time soon! 

Are you ready to play?  A new challenge starts at Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!  This month we're asking you to "Just Add Water"!  I know for lots of this that's really a challenge.   It's taken me so long - not to mention piles of failed attempts to get comfortable with water coloring!  But here's the good news.. you don't have to watercolor to play along with the challenge - why not ink up a stamp, spritz it and stamp it?   You can also use an image that has a water theme - something nautical or seaside perhaps?   
I chose the Rose image and embossed it on watercolor paper. It was fun splotching on some Peerless Watercolor and watching the image appear!  I used two shades for the flowers - a rose and an orange.  I think using more than one shade of color adds more depth. 

Before adding the "splashes" "spots" not sure what to call them I made sure to cover up the green leaf area.  I didn't want the orange/rose spots mixing in with the green. 
Instead of a sentiment (I didn't want to cover up my coloring) I added a die cut.  The Bloom die seemed a perfect pairing with this beautiful, intricate rose.  The die is so unique with the flower "O"'s and little leaves at the beginning and the end.
Yes, totally embracing the watercolor.   I've colored this image with Copics several times but it never came to life like this before for me! 
Ready for more water inspired creations? Our design team has got you covered! Just click on their names to jump to their blogs! We have two new members joining us today too! Say hello to Patti Kehl and Carol Mayne!

Want to go shopping? The 50% off Stamp of The Month is this great Sprinkler scene. 

We're also having a sale! 
Buy 3 items and the 4th one will be free (be sure you have at least 4 items in your cart!)
Buy 8 items and 2 will be free – and so on, and so on…
Lowest priced items are free
Clearance, $1 Stamps etc are included (but do you want your freebie to be a $1 stamp?)
Good through Monday July 4th

Mary's having a yard sale too!  Lots of odds and ends at great prices here! 

I hope you'll join us at Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!   It's a great place to play! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Serendipity Rose
Die | Sterendipity Stamps Bloom Word | Avery Elle Wonky Stitches
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh


Mary Dew Lee said...

Jeanne this is gorgeous! Love the combination of colors on the roses - just like those pretty orangey red roses. And the touch of gold with the Bloom die is perfect!

Joyce said...

Gorgeous, Jeanne. I love those roses and how you painted them--I don't think I have ever seen that stamp--it is so very pretty.

Sarah Ashley Posch said...

Couldn't be lovelier! I haven't used watercolors this way in a while...with the embossing, and it is so pretty. Your colors are perfect. Hope you feel better soon, Jeanne!

Nora Noll said...

Wow!! This is fantastic!! I LOVE the colors you used. I am such a dud with watercolor. I try but it never comes out how everyone else does!!

BenteS said...

A gorgeous card! Your coloring is amazing, so beautiful!
I hope you will be better soon! Good luck!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

So pretty, Jeanne! Love the bright summer colors w/ the white embossing. Hope you're feeling better!

cm said...

First, sending big hugs as you deal with your 'chomper' are far braver than I would be (visualize: sobbing mess!). Second: breath-taken-away at your gorgeous flowers! The embossing and loose water-colouring has such this!!

Unknown said...

These roses are gorgeous .