Saturday, May 31, 2014

Day Four–Dynamic Duos

The last beautiful new set from the very talented Marcella Hawley is Dynamic Duos: Peonies & Tulips for Power Poppy.   These two images are the same ones released in May as digital only.  This set contains both the Peonies and the Tulips images and several new sentiments.

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These florals are two of my very favorites and I’m so happy to have them in both digital and polymer formats!   I tried something fun with my card today.

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I stamped the peony image with VersaFine ink on watercolor paper, then I used various re-inkers and a paint brush to watercolor the image.  I wet the entire image and dropped color onto it with the paintbrush, letting it flow loosely around it.   Then I used the same paintbrush to splatter paint randomly around the image. 

I cut out the image with a Blossom Five die from Spellbinders.  The patterned paper is from the Market paper pad by MME.  I hand cut the banners the sentiment is stamped on and added a simple tulle flower and some punched leaves.    I thought I was pretty savvy when it came to plants and flowers, but Marcy schooled us on the terminology of the peony bloom…it’s called a bomb.  Cool, huh?  Mine should be blooming any day now and I can’t wait!

Some of the Bloom Brigade ladies have samples to share today so don’t miss them!

Danielle Kennedy (you are here!)
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Tosha Leyendekker

11 comments:

Katie Sims said...

Oh Danielle...I love your beautifully watercolored peonies! The sweet background paper add so much charm and that darling little tulle flower on your sentiment strip just puts this little beauty over the top! :)

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Danielle, this is gorgeous! Your watercoloring is beautiful and so fabulous with your paper and matting. And the tag with that beautiful tulle flower with the leaves and decorative button finish it off! Fabulous! Hugs!

Carol Dee said...

Beautiful peonies. Ours are just opening. Only pink one. Those are such a pretty color on your card!

Carol Dee said...

Beautiful peonies. Ours are just opening. Only pink one. Those are such a pretty color on your card!

loulou said...

Beautiful card. I like your loose watercolouring. You learn something every day. I didn't know about peonies being called bombs.

Karen W said...

Beautiful! Love that you are trying something new and how exciting to have it turn out so gorgeous!

Celeste Goff said...

OMG, how pretty is this?! I love it all...the Copic coloring (amazing btw), the patterned paper, and the color scheme!

Traci M said...

This is so beautiful...the watercolors fit peonies, I think! Love your card!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, the water coloring is awesome. This is simple beautiful girlie.

Leslie Miller said...

Danielle, I so love the way you did the soft watercoloring on these blooms! It is watercolor perfection!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oooh, would you just look how beautiful those peonies are watercolored??! Good NIGHT, that is gorgeous!