Thursday, January 7, 2016

Beautiful Blessing Botanical ~ CCMC388 & TSOT252

Hi Stampers!  Today's card is for Create with Connie and Mary's color challenge #388!  I've also thrown in the sketch from Try Stampin' On Tuesday to help me out with my card.

I really DID use Bermuda Bay and Blackberry Bliss but they kinda came out looking like Tempting Turquoise and Rich Razzleberry because of the watercolor technique I used.  
I started with a piece of watercolor paper and spritzed the entire thing with water.  I then washed the colors over the wet paper....trying to add as much color as possible.  You can see that some parts of the flowers are darker then others.  
After the ink dried, I cut the flowers and leaves out with the new Botanical Builder Framelits.  They are so pretty, aren't they??!! I then sponged on the coordinating colors around the edges of the flowers and leaves to give even more depth.  I also added the little black centers to the flowers making sure to curl them up with my fingers.  

The flowers are arranged on a piece of DSP from Botanical Gardens which is available in the new Occasions Catalog.  The white dotted strips are from Wildflower Fields DSP pack, which is in the Sale-a-bration catalog.  
The sentiment comes from another fabulous new set in the Occasions Catalog called {Rose Wonder}.
The flowers were finished off with iced rhinestones and regular rhinestones.

I hope you be able to play along with us at CCMC!
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!


  1. Gorgeous! I just love how much dimension those Botanical Builder Framelits give to the flowers! Love the watercolored flowers, too! Great job with the color challenge this week!

  2. Oh my goodness, Jenny! This is a gorgeous card! The flowers are so pretty and look beautiful against the dark background.

  3. Jenny your card is beautiful; those flowers are amazing, so much dimension and very dramatic against the black background panel. Gorgeous!

  4. Your flowers are incredible! Thank you for describing how you created them, can't wait to try it. Gorgeous card!

  5. WOW - the flowers really pop off your card! They look amazing. :)

  6. Your big shot must still be smokin'! That's a lot of die cuts, but they are beautiful! Love the sponging you did on them to make them lifelike. Very pretty card!

  7. GORGEOUS! An absolutely beautiful color arrangement and layout using our sketch this week. Thank you for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday, Jenny! So glad you did! Crystal

  8. Jenny, this is such a beautiful card! Love all the flowers! You've used two of my favorite techniques too...sponging and watercoloring. :) I'll be playing with these framelits tonight. :) Thanks for sharing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.
    Sara H.

  9. This card is so pretty! The colors are beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Try Stampin' On Tuesday!