Sunday, March 2, 2014

virginia's view. . . .

is a new challenge being hosted by the super talented Virginia Lu on her Yes, Virginia blog. 



Her first challenge is to use her inspiration photo for our guide plus add watercoloring.  Here is my card:




I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder that is a frame of flowers.  My Derwent inktense watercolor pencils were fun to use for coloring the flowers.  I then added some pearls and gems randomly to the centers.  The Hero Arts sentiment was heat embossed with my clear sparkle powder.  Then I used my Sakura glitter pen (in lieu of having a wink of Stella) to outline the raised edges of the flowers and frame.  The tiny Memory Box butterflies were also watercolored and then covered with the Sakura glitter pen.

Thanks, Virginia, for a fun new challenge! 

Also sending this to Simon Says for their current challenge  which is anything goes with pearls.


16 comments:

MarcyK924 said...

Your card is GORGEOUS, my friend! Those colors are so pretty and I adore the sweet b'flies around the sentiment!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a clever idea to use your embossing folder, Joy! I love your water colored flowers and butterflies and all the sparkle you added to this card! Very pretty!

Lin said...

Oh what a delightful creation, Joy! Just what I need on this, another snowy day! Those tiny butterflies are the perfect addition! Love that you added it to the Simon challenge, too - thanks so much!

Cat Craig said...

Joy your card is delightful. I love that embossing folder and what you have done with it. The colors are just perfect, and I love the intensity you got with your pencils.

Betty said...

your card is lovely - such a good idea to use an embossed area for watercoloring!

Virginia Lu said...

LOVE what you created with the gorgeous water-colors, Joy! I love the shading of the flowers with the subtle scored lines! Truly beautiful! So glad that you join the first Virginia's View Challenge! xoxo

Rosemary said...

beautifully done, joy!! it just says "spring"!!

Robin K. said...

Oh Joy! Your beautiful card gives me hope that Spring will come some day- as I type this the thermometer says it's 5 degrees:(. I would not have thought to use an embossing folder this way- must try this!!

Heather said...

Susch a pretty card - a lovely design and wonderful embossing, fabulous colouring of the gorgeous flowers!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge,
hugs
Heather xx

Seth said...

This is so beautiful Joy. I love the colors and it makes me think of spring (and no more snow)!

Linda said...

this lovely sprinkle of blooms brings such a smile to my face Joy. It can't be too long now before Spring really does arrive!

Greta said...

Beautiful springy card, Joy! I haven't had time to check Virginia's challenge, but looks like fun!

Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous watercoloured flowers, Joy! I love your new photo, too!

walchowDesign said...

Truly a piece of art, Joy! Lovely watercolouring on the flowers!

Ange Kelly said...

A beautiful spring card!

Cindy C. said...

This card is really bright and cheerful, and very pretty!!