Monday, 25 March 2013

Dreaming of Lilies

Two samples for Crafty Individuals today, don't you just love their vintage designs?


This beautiful Lily stamp just cried out to be watercoloured so I had fun playing with my distress markers and watercolour paper.

I was really only experimenting to see how the markers would work, but I finished with two images that I was quite pleased with and could work with.


This card shows the Lily image stamped with coffee archival and watercoloured from the craft mat and a waterbrush.  I just added some masking tape and other collage bits straight onto a craft card.



The second sample has the image stamped with Adirondack dye ink (pesto), given a blast of heat and then also watercoloured using the waterbrush with markers scribbled on the mat. I had to be very careful with this one though as the dye ink reacts with water, so the lines and patterns are not so well defined. I did use the fine end of the DM to draw the Lily back in, but in my style this time which is rather sketchy rather than distinct lines.



I love this simple detail.


These are the four experiments before I chose the two above to work with.


Hope your weekend was good and have a happy week ahead.

hugs {brenda} x0x

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28 comments:

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great new images. Both of your cards are fantastic.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love the little details too Brenda. Lovely colouring and design. Great images too. Tracy x

Lisa Jane said...

ooh gorgeous stamp and i agree it looks fab watercoloured
Lisa x

Karin said...

lovely new stamps, the cards are beautiful! Have a great week!

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely cards Brenda...a very pretty stamp. I've been playing with some watercolours too. Now just need to make some cards. Have a great day.
Joyce xx

Redanne said...

Both cards are beautiful Brenda and I love the additions you made to the cards too. Your samples are pretty enough to put on more cards, the bottom left one is gorgeous. Hugs, Anne x

catherine said...

Both of these look fabulous Brenda and have such fantastics effects from each technique. great stamp image too.
x catherine

Daniele said...

really effective Brenda, ove the soft watercolouring effect
hugs and best wishes

butterfly said...

Gorgeous colouring on that lovely image - I think the tall, elegant card is my favourite of the two - such a lovely delicate composition and palette, perfect for the stamp.
Alison x

Crafty Kitten said...

Both simply fabulous creations Brenda hun. Just perfect.
hugs
Dawn xxxxxx

scrappymo! said...

wow! Four experiments and every one is lovely.
I like the two cards you created here and it was fun to see the different cards you made with them.

Kathyk said...

Four smashing examples with the new image - love what you turned two in to too!!

Happy Monday

Kathyk

Kathyk said...

Oh - almost 4got - thanks for the suggestion about the FSC "paper piecing" challenge on my own blog

Kathyk

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful samples of what looks like a fabulous stamp! Love all the little details you have added, = great cards!!

Nan G said...

Lovely water colored images! Your first sample is my fave! The two images you didn't use would make lovely cards too. Love the new stamp!

inkypinkycraft said...

Beautiful cards that capture the style of the image beautifully, love the tape and other elements you have added hugs trace x.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

boah! ADORABLE creations!
Happy EASTER!

Sophie said...

Wunderschöne Kreationen, Brenda.

Sophie xx

2amscrapper said...

Love all your samples and the different effects.

Gio said...

Oh I Love how you used this stamp..
The first card is just perfect, from the colors to the composition. Beautiful!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

Wow! I love the way you used this stamp. Very cool. Of the four you show together I like the bottom left.

I, too,like all the little bits. Isn't it interesting how just a little something adds so much character!

Hugs,
Kay

Cheryl said...

oh hun you always,use your stamps to perfection and these are just perfection hun,you are such an inspiration HUGS Cherylxxx

Samantha Read said...

Beautiful Brenda. Lily's are one of my fave flowers, shall have to get this stamp now!!
Wishing you a lovely Easter time, big hugs, Sam xxx

Terry said...

Brenda, your coloring is gorgeous! Such a lovely grouping of cards and that is one fabulous stamp! Enjoy the week! Hugs!

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely beautiful creation Brenda the image is stunning so is the design I love it.
hugs
lorraine x

Marjie Kemper said...

Just gorgeous! Love all those torn edges and the layering, plus the b'fly tissue tape strips look meant to be there.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Beautiful cards! Love the sample pieces too,

Lucy x

Buttons said...

The painting works really well and I agree, you have mounted them beautifully with unobtrusive yet balancing details. Love these, hugs Jenny x