Sunday, March 30, 2014

Meet Azalea



This beautiful new set called Azalea is a collection of blooms just waiting for you to add the perfect color!  With so many shades this flower comes in the sky’s the limit!  This 4" by 6" set was illustrated by hand with a whole lotta love by Marcella Hawley.

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I stamped this image on cold press water color paper with VersaFine black ink and watercolored it with various brands of dye reinkers and a paint brush.  I have a beautiful variety of azalea that has the most gorgeous shade of peachy orange blooms, so I wanted to recreate that on my card.  This is such a beautiful image and so much fun to color!

I used a Spellbinders die Fleur de Lis Squares to mat my image that I trimmed into a square and nipped off the corners.  The patterned papers are from the MME Mabel pad.  I used some satin ribbon and rustic twine to add a bow.  I added the sentiment cut with a circle punch and layered onto a hand cut banner.  
You are going to love what the Bloom Brigade has in store for you today! Check them out!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

25 comments:

Carol Dee said...

A stunning illustration, very pretty card.

Cheryl said...

I love the woodsy look and all the warm colors. Beautiful!

Julie Koerber said...

Love the woodsy feel you have got going on here Ms. Danielle -- just makes those gorgeous flowers POP! The stippled accents are a beautiful touch too!

KimCreate said...

Beautiful! :-)

Katie Sims said...

I have seen native azaleas in just this color so it seems only fitting that it should be featured like you have here in watercolor...so very natural and sooo completely gorgeous! I love this card, Danielle! :)

Karen W said...

Beautiful!! These sets are just fabulous!

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful, Danielle. I love the orange-yellow tone of your flowers. :)

Allison Cope said...

Wow Danielle... it's so beautiful! I love the water colouring - it just gives your card such a soft, warm feel! Gorgeous colours!

Cindi said...

What a great card,love your use of color. Thank you so much for sharing. Wondering if you could post the copic colors you used on this card? Thank you.

Leslie Miller said...

Danielle, you've been inside my head again! Our northwest garden is all woodsy and rustic and that's what I was feeling for these azaleas. Love your warm tones and the peachy orange color you chose. Takes my breath plum away and makes me want to go walk in the garden.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Danielle you rock the softer warm coloring! Great sketch and so very beautiful.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Danielle, I am so excited to see all the variations with this beautiful image, and I love the woodsy feel too that someone else mentioned! Beautiful! Hugs!

Liz Williams said...

The Bloom Brigade have some awesome azalea's blooming on their blogs today, and I love all the different colors that have been used. Beautiful job, ladies!

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Marcella Hawley said...

Danielle!! Your Azalea card has such a breathtakingly beautiful glow, it beams with creativity, warmth, and specialness. You've totally pulled off both rustic and mod in one super sweet card. I am such a fan of this color scheme, too... The way you played up the turquoise (even inside the letter I) and the polka dots... I'm even digging how the dotted paper picks up on the dots in the azalea petals! Dude. Rock on.

Becky said...

Your Azalea's are stunning!

Grace said...

Oh this is so beautiful! I knew immediately it was watercolored and I just love it!!! Love the warm tones and beautiful colors!!!

AussieParcher said...

The watercolouring is beautifully done. I love the look of things watercoloured. Love the subtle colours and background papers look terrific.

greenize said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Mmm...this is oh-so-lovely, Danielle! Love the rich background, and beautifully watercolored blooms! You make me want to get out my watercoloring!

Kathy Jones said...

BEAUTIFUL Danielle!!! The effects you've created with your watercolours are so gorgeous!!! The way you've done the sentiment is fabby too!! Wonderful card!! :)

Conniecrafter said...

Oh how I love these colors and your wood background is a neat touch to them, lovely coloring!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Your azaleas are so warm and rich with your beautiful coloring ! LOVE the framing and papers you used to highlight them too!

ChristineCreations said...

What a gorgeous job you did coloring this in apricot tones! LOVE!

Juliana said...

This is sooo beautiful!
I love your coloring!!

Beautiful new blog set up, too!!