Thursday, 20 March 2014

Purple Peony

 Hi, I've been having fun with watercolor effects again and a couple of new dies from Memory Box.

I diecut the background peony from watercolor paper and the peony outline from typing paper just to see what it looked like.
 I thought it would be good as a stencil to guide where I coloured the base, so held it there while I added some colour with a tombow marker. I kept the stencil in place while I blended the colour out with an aquapainter. I quite liked the white outline that was left behind.

Here's a pic of the outline stencil.

I'm going to link up to a few challenges.

At Less is More the theme is masking or stencilling.
At Addicted to Stamps & More the challenge is to Make your Mark with pens, pencils or similar colouring mediums.
At The Card Concept the theme is to create a birthday card in one of the designer's styles. There's a range to choose from so there's something for everyone. I think this card fits into the Clean and Simple category.
My black and shimmer paper layers are cut from leftover snippets so I'm also visiting the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Edited to add: I'm also going to link up to the  Moxie Fab World where the theme is Stencils: Styling with Stencils Challenge. I've used a diecut as a stencil.

Materials used: Memory Box Lovely Peony Outline and Background dies: Tombow marker; bling & sentiment sticker from stash.

Thanks for visiting :)
Cathy x

29 comments:

  1. WOW this is nice - bring it when you visit nxt please... Mxx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Cathy, your card is absolutely beautiful, with gorgeous colours.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a gorgeous flower and the silver makes it even more elegant. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. This looks like a winner to me. What brilliant shading.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This peony came out beautifully! Great technique!

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is fabulous.Thanks for the description of how you made this little beauty.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Okay, you clever, clever artist, this is breathtaking!! What a fabulous tip, Cathy, thank you so much!! I'm bookmarking this post! Have a great day!! Hugs, Darnell

    ReplyDelete
  8. very creative Cathy and a fabulous colouring

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is such a gorgeous flower, Cathy! Very clever to use the die cut as a stencil for this!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Very pretty, I do like the watercolour effect. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

    I think the painted "waste" would look pretty on a card too!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Stunning card and love the colour too. Hugs Mrs A.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Beautiful watercolored peony Cathy!! Such a great idea with how you created the layers of petals with using a thin mask from typing paper!! Will have to give that a try! Loll xx

    ReplyDelete
  13. Gorgeous card, Cathy! Quite clever, how you created that!

    ReplyDelete
  14. How clever Cathy - such a great tip too for the white outline. Beautifully coloured flower there honey!

    Hugs

    Di
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great card Cathy and what a fabulous Peony too :) Viv xx

    ReplyDelete
  16. Your beautiful flower looks fabulous on the black background. Great use of the diecuts too.. x

    ReplyDelete
  17. OH this is such a lovely card and very beautifully executed! The stenciling is great! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept! :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Cathy this is stunning, love it!
    Thanks for taking the Less is More Challenge this week
    Anne
    (Guest commenter LIM)

    ReplyDelete
  19. This is one of the most fabulous floral images I've ever seen! WOW! Your coloring is gorgeous, and I do love that fine white outline around the bloom! Well done!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Absolutely stunning Cathy, love the colour, love the technique, love the style of the card and just love it! xx

    ReplyDelete
  21. Wow! Really beautiful card.
    Your watercolouring is stunning.
    Caroline xxx

    ReplyDelete
  22. That's a gorgeous water colored card. That die stencil will make another great card too. I had a brief moment of madness where I thought about trying out some water coloring. I lay down until the feeling passed. Whew! Dodged a bullet! ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  23. Gorgeous shading on your watercoloing! Like that idea of using the outline on typing paper as a stencil too. The purple & lavender shades are so striking against the black & silver matting too. You're nailing this watercolor technique, Cathy. So very beautiful. TFS & Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  24. Gorgeous stencilling and the fi nished card is really pretty

    ReplyDelete
  25. Wow, this is so eyecatching, Cathy ... such a beautiful colour palette ... love how the peony pops off the black background!
    Thanks so much for popping over to see me for my surprise belated birthday bash ... and leaving me some sweet wishes ... it was so lovely of you! I had such a wonderful time ... thanks for helping to make it so special!
    Anita :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. Beautiful card, stunning watercolour.
    Elaine

    ReplyDelete
  27. Oh this is so lovely! What an absolutely stunning flower!
    Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

    ReplyDelete

I love having you visit, and enjoy reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time! :)