Friday, July 25, 2014

Orchid Sympathy Card

I attempted this card a few times these last few days, inspired by the previous Muse but I just wasn't feeling it until I just let the ink do what it wanted to do.  Unruly stuff!  ;-)   I'm feeling this might read "happy" although on my monitor the Seedless Preserves reads pinker than it is.  Thoughts?  In any case, I love the simplicity and balance with the curved flowers and curved corner.

I decided to try to take another pic; this time outside.  The color reads more accurately purple now but the texture of the watercolor paper is lost.

Exciting news:  my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors have arrived!

The Details:  Clearly Besotted Thinking of You stamps, Distress Inks in Seedless Preserves, Mustard Seed, and Peeled Paint, Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz watercolor paper, mystery card base cardstock

I'm entering this in CAS on Sunday #38 SympathyAddicted to Stamps & More #105   


  1. Beautifully simplistic. I too love how you've echoed the curve of the bloom by curving the opposite corner of the card. Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM, hope to see you again, Anita x

  2. Beautiful water coloring, and I love your CAS design! Love your choice of flowers for this card, too!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week! Hope you'll be back again soon!

  3. Hi Toni. Fabulous watercoloring. A beautiful CAS design which is perfect for a sympathy card. Thanks for joining us at ATS&M.

  4. Just lovely - beautiful colouring


  5. Simple stunning! I adore those fab orchids! Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  6. Such a beautiful take on this week's inspiration photo! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

  7. Those orchids are gorgeous, love your design too! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  8. Simply stunning. Love your way of balancing your card by rounding one corner. Great watercolouring too. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week. Monika


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