Friday, March 22, 2019

Watercolored Spring Star Flowers

Hello on a Friday, friends!  I'm wrapping up the week with some soft and simple watercoloring of the Star Flowers from Power Poppy's Spring Border Two digital set.  I used Tombow markers and the no-line print, which is actually a very visible gray print.  It's surprising how it completely disappeared.




An easy layout.  Just some stitching and a peeking edge of ancient designer paper.  A few sequins.  Gosh, when a card is this simple there's not a whole lot to say about it, is there?  I should try this more often.  Now that the weather is warming up I'll need to streamline my stamping.  We've had some unbelievably beautiful days this week.  Spring arrived right on time!  Have a wonderful weekend!


25 comments:

Pauline said...

What a gorgeous card to end the week. Your watercolouring is beautiful, love the shades of blues/violets and how you did the shading around with the pretty green. The sentiment sits well with me today- to find strength to continue on as after all the turmoil of 100 job loses we found out late yesterday that our boss has been transferred. We are all devastated, she was an amazing boss! So with that said off to work to finish my week, last day with our old boss, someone new on Monday! Thanks for sharing today Leslie, so glad you are getting 'spring' weather, it's starting to warm here a bit, it can only get better. Enjoy your weather and weekend!

Sherri said...

I'm amazed at your watercoloring talents! No matter what I do mine always look horrible! And flowers are so hard yet yours always look perfect! Wow, Leslie!!

Glenda Brooks said...

Well, how gorgeous is this? I have to say those lovely shades of blue just speak to me! And then we move down to the sentiment and it also was just made for me today! Hope you have a lovely weekend my friend!

Diane said...

Your card is like a breath of Spring air on this cold day today...so soft and pretty and would cheer anyone up! We are to get snow today, I am ignoring it!! Of course I always love the stitching you do on your cards!!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What a lovely card! You're right - it is soft and pretty! I just love the shades of blue you used. Just right for this sentiment! Enjoy your spring weather. Have a great weekend!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Bravo!! This is exquisite, Leslie. :-)

Darlene said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Love the soft, spring time feel to this card! And of course, the stitching is always a sweet touch! Well done my friend!! Happy Weekend to you & your hubster!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful no line coloring of your pretty star flowers, Leslie. I love your background wash, double sewing and how you OLD DSP peeks out. Perfect sentiment for your thoughtful card, my friend. TFS Hugs..Nancy

Yogi said...

Oh pretty flowers. nice card. Have a great day

pinky said...

I don't think the words simple come into the description of this beautiful card Leslie. It's absolutely stunning. Beautiful colours, eye catching embellishments and wonderfully coloured. I love it!!
ps, love the name of your blog!!

pam said...

This is really is a gorgeous card Leslie, love the beautiful stitched detail and lovely coloured image.
Pam x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Outstanding no line coloring. I can see how much I need to learn about this technique. This is so gorgeous! I love the pretty colors and the beautiful floral design. And the stitching is a wonderful addition. Perfect for Spring and Easter too.

Margaret said...

Leslie, this is so beautiful. I love the soft coloring you did on this and it looks great without the stark black outlines. It's warm here today - up to 77. I hope that it is the start of our Spring also and we don't have any more cold days.

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Leslie, I always struggle with No line colouring, thanks for the inspiration to keep trying :)

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful stamp and amazing colouring.xx

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Leslie you have done an amazing job once again with your lovely coloring, the softness you have achieved with the watercoloring is stunning, Beautifully done, so love the pretty spring scene you have created!
Glad to hear you are enjoying beautiful springtime weather

Darnell said...

Another beautiful work of art, Leslie! It looks like you colored on parchment or vellum! Love the soft and dreamy look! Enjoy the springtime!! Hugs, Darnell

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Leslie! You may say your card is simple, but I say it is a glorious masterpiece of Love! Wow! The layout is fabulous with the 3 sided blue border, and your stitching is impeccably straight! I have to make mine deliberately crooked because no way I'm able to do anything straight these days! Your colors and technique are exquisitely applied! I especially like the tiniest, thinnest of lines around your "no edge" petals, and the delicate pastels on the interior portions. The softness is wonderful - I can smell these delightful beauties clear across the country! Leslie, I love everything about this card! hugs, de

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card and stamp-fabulous colouring and love the stitching and sentiment feel I could do with that at the moment!At least the grandaughters are well.
Carol x

Stacy Morgan said...

Leslie this is beautiful. Very soft edges and the stitching is fantastic. Springy for sure!

Lynette said...

So beautiful, Leslie. I have been missing your stitching, but this is awesome!

Ros Crawford said...

This is incredible and so beautiful Leslie... I;m in awe of your skills... those flowers are so lifelike!

Loll said...

STUNNING card Leslie! Your watercolouring is amazing. The colours, depth with shading, background ... all perfectly done. Your stitched border adds a special detail. xx

laurie said...

"Just some stitching" you say...wish I could do that..I love that look! So pretty!

CherylQuilts said...

I am so behind in my commenting, but I just had to visit and tell you how much I LOVE this card! Your watercoloring is exquisite! I so love the blue flowers and the beautiful background. Just amazing, my friend! Hugs and love! xoxo

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