Friday, June 7, 2019

Blue Peony

Hello and welcome!  I hope this Friday finds you in the pink, but today I'm sharing blue.  I sometimes forget how enjoyable it is to color in a monotone.  I stamped this flower in SU's Bashful Blue and watercolored with one Tombow #535 marker.  After coloring I fussy cut and layered onto an embossed background with a sentiment stamped in turquoise.  Very CAS and that's the point because I made this for the CAS Watercolor Challenge.  The theme this month is "Something Blue".




It's a beautiful stamp, isn't it?  Called Vintage Peony Inspiration, it was designed for Sparkle N Sprinkle by my friend, Donna Ellis, and sent to me as a gift.  Sparkle N Sprinkle is closing their doors, I believe at the end of this month.  They really do have some nice stamps.

The translucent blue embellishment dots are Viva Decor Glass Effect Gel - Crystal Clear - over Copic B05.  This clear gel is something in my stash I forget to use, but it's a favorite medium.  Never plugs, always goes on perfectly, dries firmly.  Great stuff!




Well, I think that's all the particulars.  Most of my posts this month were scheduled way ahead of time as I expect to be away a lot, but while I'm here I'll squeeze in a little something extra.   These things I find comforting and restful:  Coloring, gardening, and my Golden Retriever bubble.  Especially the latter.  Wally and LuLu have a most wonderful way of drawing me and Rich in when they sense we need some emergency happy.




Everyone should have some kind of bubble.

I'll leave you with a wish for a happy day and see you back here again on Monday.

CAS Watercolor Challenge - "Something Blue"





28 comments:

Glenda said...

I love the color blue but sometimes it can be "In your Face" when used with flowers. Your blue peony is stunning and has perfect shades of blue! The embossed background is lovely and the little corner pieces are just the ticket for pulling the whole thing together. Then there are Wally and LuLu my two favorite blog doggies! Oh those sweet faces...sigh!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and love that shade of blue. Enjoy your weekend and hugga to Wally and Lulu from Monte.

Pauline said...

WOW! The richness of your blue tones against the white background is absolutely stunning! This is such a pretty flower. Great accents with the tiny blue dots around the edges, and your embossed background is perfect for the backdrop. Thanks for sharing a snippet of Wally and Lulu, so adorable! Have yourself a wonderful weekend Leslie!

Joan B said...

Blue and white is such a striking combination. Amazing that you did this with only one marker!! it's gorgeous

Diane said...

Stunning blue flowers and water colored so beautifully and a SNS stamp I don't think I have, terrible isn't it I don't know..tells you I have too much, yes I will miss their stamps!! The pictures of your fur babies made my morning, what a peaceful pair they are, sweet babies!!

LeAnne said...

This is stunning! Reminds me of blue Delft...so very, very pretty!

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous cards, these shades of blue look amazing with the white embossing! Great watercolouring!
Your doggies are so sweet!!! Furry angels with tails and wet noses :)

Christine Alexander said...

Love your colour choice, blue and white are my favourites :)

I also love Wally and Lulu snuggling in bed. We have 2 every morning, one of which licks you is she sees your eyes open. It's her way of saying feed me or I'll lick you to death.
Christine

Yogi said...

beautiful card. love that peony. have a great day

Ros Crawford said...

Oh so gorgeous!! I love the shades of blue that give it almost an enamel look. Gotta love that photo of your fur babies!! How I miss mine. Enjoy your trip(s).

Pam Sparks said...

WOW! What a beauty! Gorgeous coloring and presentation Leslie! I love it!

nancy littrell said...

Beautifully colored blues for your gorgeous fussy cut flowers, Leslie. Love your beautiful textured white background too. Love those pups and they Love you and Rich:-) Hugs...Nancy

Cindy Beach said...

Leslie, this is such a beauty! The serene blues on this gorgeous flower pop against the white. Love the texture and bit of sparkle you've provided too. You are so amazing with digital stamps. Sorry to learn of another craft business closing it's doors.
Enjoy your travels! Love today's extra of the pups.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Leslie! There is something so magical about monochrome coloring, and then, when Leslie Miller pairs her watercolor skills with the technique even MORE magic occurs! GORGEOUS color choices and amazing outcome. So glad you made this beauty so I could see your hand at work with it. Thank you! (Don't you just Wonder at our fur children's knowledge? They know when something is not right and we need a little cuddle) They are precious. hugs, de

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

I love this card! The stamp is beautiful and the watercoloring is breathtaking! Bashful Blue is oe of my favorite SU colors. You definitely did such a great job fussy cutting as well. I think my flower would have been minus a few leaves!! Love seeing any pictures of Wally and Lulu. Have a great weekend!

Darlene said...

WOW! This is OMG GORGEOUS! LOVE your choice of colors ... SO striking! Once again I'm in awe of your talent ... colored to perfection!! LOVE IT!! How sweet of Donna to send you this beautiful gift ... she had to have known your coloring skills would really make it SHINE!! WOW!

Bonnie said...

A Gorgeous blue flower, Leslie! It's so pretty with the embossed white background! Wow! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness, you just amaze me all the time, this is just gorgeous and so hard to believe it was colored with just one color. Love your beautiful embossed framing with it, lovely CAS card!!

Denise said...

What a beautiful card. The blues are so vibrant! And I love the contrast.
Thanks for sharing. PS love your "bubble" too!

Margaret said...

wow! Just gorgeous. Love the beautiful blues against the stark white and the little crystal dots are just perfect.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I absolutely love this. It is gorgeous in all the shades of blue. And, I tried to order things earlier this week from Sparkle N Sprinkle and everything says Out of Stock so I am assuming there are no sales left at all. I missed the boat so to speak. Like you I thought it lasted until the end of the month. And, Donna sure made a wonderful stamp set too.

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Leslie!! You've colored that peony just beautifully and with so much depth for only using one color! And it looks just lovely against the crisp and clean embossed white background too! Lovely, lovely card!! And Wally and Lulu are absolutely adorable...we used to have a cockatiel named Lulu and she was a he but my daughter didn't know that when we got him...hahaha!! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful blue flower and love the embossed background
carol x

Evelyn S. said...

This is so striking! I love the combination of the bright blue image and that elegant embossed background.

pam said...

Beautiful striking card Leslie, love the gorgeous image and wonderful colouring..
Your dogs are so adorable.
Pam x

Viv said...

A fabulous card showcasing a colour that I don't use often. Beautiful.

Karen Dunbrook said...

how gorgeous Leslie...love that flower on the eb bkg.
Thanks for playing along with us at the CAS Watercolour Challenge.
:) Karen

Loll said...

STUNNING card Leslie. Your watercoloured flower is AMAZING. And I love how the shades of bright blue pop off the white background. Too bad about your friends shop closing. This is one gorgeous stamp! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Oh my gosh ... Wally and LuLu are so sweet. This really made me feel warm and cozy ... I can feel their love! xx

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