Friday, June 5, 2015

Blue Flowers

Now I realize this may not look like much, but you need to keep in mind that I DO NOT do watercoloring! But then again......I guess I did!  There's also a lot of white space on here - which I do like but it doesn't always like me.   Working with white is like wearing a pair of white pants!  I mean, come on.....you put on a pair of white pants and within 30 minutes they're smudged somewhere.  I usually just hope it's where I can see it and not in the rear end after sitting down in something I shouldn't have! 

Anyway......I was scooting through Wally World the other day and found some Canson watercolor paper!  Grabbed the paper and got so excited since they actually had something like that, I paid for it and then high tailed it out of the store - without getting what I originally went in there for.   I sat down to do my thing with the card and of course immediately got a smudge on it.  Uck!  Started over......I used a stamp from Mark's Finest Papers and then colored it using some new Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  I'm not real good controlling how much water to use but think this one turned out pretty good with the shading.  I really like the bright colors with those markers.  Finishing it up, I stamped a simple 'thank you' sentiment and added the pearls.

I'll enter this in the Watercolor Blog Hop hosted by Pretty Pink Posh.



Thanks for stopping by.........
Lynn

49 comments:

Anne Temple said...

This is gorgeous Lynn! I agree with you about the white pants and white cards, but I think you're the Queen of white space. You always do it so well. Don't you love those new watercolor markers?

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous watercolouring, Lynn! Beautiful CAS card! What do you think of the Zig Clean Color Brush Markers?

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous Lynn! I love that image and your beautiful watercoloring, so colorful!! Enjoy your weekend!
Hugs, Tammy

Doreen said...

Love this, what a fab image.xxx

Margaret said...

This is gorgeous, Lynn! You are the second person today to mention the Zig markers. Now I'm thinking I need to check them out... Had to laugh at the white pants comment! This is why I never wear white!!

*Vicki* said...

Lynn, the flowers look absolutely gorgeous!! I love how much they stand out against all of the "white space"! Really amazing job! :) Have a great weekend! HUGS

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Lynn!! The watercoloring looks amazing!! Love those flowers!! And you did a perfect job with the white space!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Jacee said...

Just perfect Lynn.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sue said...

Wow! Lynn stunning watercolouring absolutely fab and I've been catching up on all your fab makes..have a great weekend lots of huggles Sue xx

Maaike Uijthoven said...

very pretty and lovely cas card

Chrissy said...

Beautiful Lynn...love your water colouring on the flowers...a perfect CAS card.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Susie Sonnier said...

How cute is this card!!!!

Irene Grau said...

You're wrong. It looks like a lot! Just beautiful in its simplicity.

Jen Carter said...

Very pretty!

Tammy said...

Really beautiful Lynn, love the gorgeous blues you used and I think you do magic with white space!

Joyce Casaldi said...

What a lovely card, and beautiful coloring!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Lynn, fabulous colouring of the flowers!!
Kevin xx

Carol L said...

I just love how you colored and shaded those flowers, and all the white space adds to this card's beauty! Well done Lynn!

Susan said...

I just got the zig watercolor pens and I can't wait to try them out! Your coloring here looks awesome I hope mine does that well

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful coloring!

NanaConnie said...

OK, my friend, having had this marvelous coloring success, you're now hooked! :-D I love the blue you chose for the flowers. If I could find some real ones in that color, I'd plant them in my flower garden. Exquisite CAS, Lynn.

Becky said...

Beautiful card Lynn and beautiful colors.

Maxine D said...

Awesome card Lynn - and I sure know what you mean about smudges!! This is gorgeous, you really nailed it this time.
Blessings
Maxine

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your watercoloring is fab on this lovely card, Lynn, and you've left such a scrumptious lot of white space! Well done!! Hugs, Darnell

Mary Marsh said...

I think you did a great job on the watercolor Lynn- the flowers are so pretty and the shading looks good- I hear you about getting smudges on while - paper and clothes

Kim M said...

Beautiful! Love the design and your colouring is wonderful! :-)

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

This is so pretty! I love the simplicity of the design!

Chriss America Real said...

So simple yet so lovely!

Bunny said...

This is simply lovely. I do love blue. I just got some of these pens. Love them. I still need practice. I got them just in time for the PPP watercolor blog hop.

Cat Craig said...

Striking flowers. Fabulous clean card.

Shanna Shands said...

Excellent thank you card!

Monica said...

Lynn, blue and you are wonderful together. LOVELY card, so dreamy and pretty. I think the theme at Case this Sketch is similar to this one for this week.

Hope hubby is doing better.

Love,
M

Sassy Raggedy said...

Beautiful watercolor Lynn. The flowers are just lovely. Hugs, joann

Fifi said...

Lovely colouring :)

Brenda said...

Wow! I think you did a fabulous job with your watercoloring Lynn!! I love this card, so simple, but so elegant! Sounds like you are enjoying your new watercolor markers. I just gotta get me some of them. lol I shouldn't read what people use cause then I want it too. lol I have to keep telling myself I don't need everything everyone has!! Maybe one day it will work. lol Hugs, Brenda

D.Ann said...

LOVELY!!!

Linda Simpson said...

This is so pretty, loving the flowers.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Daria Z. said...

Such a pretty CAS card. I think your watercoloring is wonderful!

Celeste Goff said...

What vibrant and beautiful flowers on this card!

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous blue flowers! You done good, my friend!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful flowers. Lovin this card ♥

Davi said...

This is beautiful Lynn, I love the way you colored the image which is one of my favorite :)

Kat W said...

You say it may not look like much but your are right that leaving lots of white space is actually really tough, partly from the smudge risk and partly in achieving the right balance of elements...and guess what? You nailed it! I love the pretty shading too :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

mtscrapgal said...

I love your card and your super attitude, girl. I struggle with clean and simple design too. It scares me -- all that white space!!! You did a great job. I can't wait to get my Zig markers. Thanks

Taunya Butler said...

Super card and just so simple and CAS - so great, so soft, and so airy!! Beautiful florals!! I would like to invite you to come to my blog where I am hosting a giveaway!! daisiesgirl.com

Jessi Fogan said...

that's my problem with white space too...so when it works it's quite the happy dance! Love how this turned out - and I found out recently? There isn't a scrap of wc paper to be had in my town. Or the next town. Gotta drive to the Big City to find some!

MaryH said...

Awesome! I had a laugh at your white (ain't it the truth!) and the bit about Wallyworld, and forgetting what you really went in for. Was just browsing the cards I missed, and headed for the most recent, when I read that you had the new Clean Color Real Brush markers. I've been eyeing those, so I'll be interested in a critique. You did a fine job with the w/coloring too, BTW. This is not my strong suit either, but looks like you did just swell. Love the pretty image, and the brilliant wash of color you achieved. I used the Canson for a lot of the mixed media, as it's not so heavy on cards, as is the 140# papers. Good job, Miss L. TFS & Hugs.

Deepti said...

This is so very pretty, Love this CAS beauty

Nancy in Iowa said...

This is stunning!
I agree with you - white pants and white cardstock! The white pant debacle is usually my own fault. Why do I think I need a brownie, Frappuccino, or chocolate ice cream while wearing white pants!? And I can NOT - NOT smudge when working on white backgrounds....
Back to the card - it is truly stunning and lovely. Those colors just POP! Love the classic look and simplicity!
Distracted by a "must have" while at WallyWorld - been there done that...