Wednesday, January 7, 2015


I'm ready for spring, aren't you?  I keep looking out the kitchen window wondering if I should get a start on plucking out those pesky unwanted plants in the garden; it's still too cold and wet but a few more degrees warmer and you know where I'll be.

Since I'm stuck inside, I've been practicing the watercoloring of flowers.  Most of them end up in the bin but I think this one a bit more successful--not as overworked--but also more realistic than I really wanted.  I'll keep at it!  I do like how the brick background I did freehand turned out.  I guess that's what I want out of my watercoloring sometimes--more a suggestion of an object/image.

The Details:  Gansai Tambi watercolors, Distress Inks Tea Stain, VersaFine Onyx Black, Hampton Art clear embossing powder, vellum, PSX Iris Botanical K-040, Hero Arts With Sympathy sentiment

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Something New (iris stamp) and Without Words Dreaming of Spring


  1. I've heard of these water colours so it's great to seem them used - fab card


  2. Absolutely beautiful! This one definitely stays out of the bin!

  3. This is stunning! Both the flower and the brickwork are amazing!

  4. A gorgeous card Toni, a beautifully coloured flowers with a fabulous background!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  5. Watercolour is a challenging, yet rewarding medium - keep at it, you've done a fab job on the iris - love it.
    Thanks for sharing your painting with us at Without Words

  6. Such a beautiful card, I love the image you have used, your colouring is fabulous.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x


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