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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Watercolored Tulips in Pitcher

Hello, again, friends!  I thought I'd better share this tulips card before I forget its scant details.  I made it last month for a birthday, but held off posting until it had been received.  Then along came the Valentines and the Double D challenge and. . . well, this got set aside, but we're here now. 

The stamp is Power Poppy's Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher, a digital stamp, printed nice and big on Arches 140 lb Hot Press watercolor paper.




I used Tombow markers for watercoloring.  It never ceases to amaze me how few markers I can get by with.  The rust color is in both tulips, the table top, and the light splattering over the painting.




The photos were taken on a dark day with my old camera just as it was going on the fritz.  My DSLR and my pocket-sized Elph gave up the ghost at the same time, tsk tsk, and have joined the graveyard of electronics in our spare room.  Anyway, I think this might have looked better in real life.

The card base is SU's Core'dinations card stock, lightly sanded.  Image panel popped up.




The sentiment is from a Power Poppy clear stamp set -- Tree of Life.

And that's that!  I'm off to the start of a beautiful day.  Hope you enjoy yours, as well.  See you again soon!



28 comments:

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Still a beautiful photo of your lovely card. I love tulips and yours are simply gorgeous girl! This makes me crave Spring! I've been thinking gardening this morning!

Joan B said...

it takes talent to use a few colors and know when to stop. this is gorgeous!!

aussie aNNie said...

Leslie, this has to be one of my favourite stamps which I have not used for a while. Gorgeous card and colours.xx [aNNie]

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Lia said...

You've got talent!! I like the colouring of the stamps you used.
Lia xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Such fabulous coloring of this card design. It is so gorgeous!

Darlene said...

OMG ... STUNNING coloring! You are amazing and such an inspiration!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

WOW!! Sooooo gorgeous Leslie!!! I think by now, all of us who are enduring this Winter Season are longing for Spring to arrive, I can't wait to see my Tulips and Daffodils start peeking through the mulch on the flower beds.
I have this amazing image from Marcella Hawley from her Flourishes days and it's slightly different than this one but still beautiful in every way.
Your colors are stunning, so true to life, love the shade you created for this delicious blooms.
Gorgeous card, my dear, thank you for sharing.
XO
Maria.

Kathy Krug said...

hmmm... This looks familiar. I think i got one just like it in the mail. You are right the picture did not capture the elegance ans subtle details you added. Just gorgeous.

nancy littrell said...

Your beautifully watercolored tulips and pitcher were so worth the wait, my friend:-) I am always so inspired by your beautiful coloring. I love the font on your sweet sentiment too. TFS, Leslie. Hugs..

ednamburgess said...

Beautiful. I love tulips anyway and your coloring is perfect. Great job of shading also. Edna

Yogi said...

Beautiful Tulips. Now if only they were popping up here... At least we're on the plus side today, but dropping again tomorrow and more snow. Have a great day

Donna Ellis said...

Be still my heart, Leslie. Your watercoloring is so gentle and flowing - absolutely breathtaking! The "table" looks marvelous, and the hints of brown/burgundy in the purple blossoms is lovely. Exquisite card, Leslie. (darling little seal in the photo!) hugs, de

pam said...

So gorgeous Leslie, beautiful colouring on this gorgeous image! looks amazing to me, love these colours together, roll on spring.
Hugs Pam x

crafty-stamper said...

WOW stunning card and fabulous image and colouring -my printer refused to print on anything over 120gsm and has now dies----RIP--useless thing!!!-thank you for the lovely comment on my blog too
Carol x

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness this is just outstanding, it's amazing the coloring you achieved with those few markers, terrific shading and love the colors at the base too and how your sentiment is above and below the line, another wonderful creations, I am sure it has brought much happiness!

laurie said...

Another stunning card ....I need lessons on coloring from you! It's SOOOO pretty.

Have a great Valentines Day!

Lisa Dolson said...

Oh my goodness, Leslie, but your watercoloring is amazing! Absolutely beautiful. You are so talented. Hope you are well! Lisa

Pam Sparks said...

So beautiful Leslie! Love your coloring/painting of this lovely image! Lucky gal that received it! :D

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

This card is so pretty! I love how you colored in the pitcher and tulips. We were just out food shopping and Joe brought me some of the lavendar tulips for Valentine's Day as he knows I wait every Spring for mine to pop up! Happy Valentine's Day!

Cindy Beach said...

These tulips are amazing and so beautiful, Leslie! I love the way your coloring is so rich but not overworked, wish I could watch you at work! You are so talented my friend. Your attention to every detail brings wonderful results! I'm noticing how well the distressed card stock blends with the image.

Susie said...

Leslie, this is gorgeous! I marvel at your expertise with Tombow markers - always have. I would have guessed that you had used professional tube watercolor. There is a beautiful glow to the tulips and the greenery is rich in depth. Even the shades of grey behind the bouquet bring this piece forward so nicely. I love it!! Hope your Valentine's Day was a sweet one.

Diane said...

Beautifully colored tulips, such pretty soft colors!! A gorgeous card once again!! I love Tulips, but all my bulbs get eaten but maybe a few by 'critters', but I try each year. Thank you too for my Valentine card, I LOVE it and will treasure it!! Once again I feel through the cracks with mailing my cards, in fact I never even got one to my hubby yesterday and that was a first time ever, talk about feeling guilty as he had a wonderful card for me!
I vow to get better!!

Lynette said...

So beautiful, as always:) Love your coloring.

Pauline said...

Well it goes without saying, what a fabulous artist you are to be able to colour with so little markers. Absolutely stunning! Your colouring always amazes me no matter what medium you choose to use. Love how you created the table top, and those splatters are just perfect. Sorry for such a late post on this card, I've been out of town for work all week - (doing training for my new job) just got home tonight. I tried to comment one night from my tablet in the hotel room, but I ran into a snag and wouldn't let me post it. Thanks for sharing Leslie!

Loll said...

AMAZING!! WOW ... what a gorgeous card Leslie! I bet your friend was so excited to receive this beautiful card. Your watercolouring skills are incredible. Love the shading to bring this flowers to life. xx

Stacy Morgan said...

My gosh woman... you can color and I tell you every time I just gawk.One of my favorite images and the softness of your colors is perfect. The shading around is great and I need to try that more. Fabulous.

Ros Crawford said...

I'm speechless... Really! This is stunning!

CherylQuilts said...

Leslie, this is gorgeous, and I love how you've achieved such beauty with just a few markers. Amazing! This will always be one of my favorite images by Marcy, and I love the colors you've used for the tulips...and amazing background to bring it forward. Stunning, sweet friend! Trying to catch up, but I always feel inspired and refreshed by your posts and artwork! Hugs, sweet friend!

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