Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Ice Cream Bouquet

Greetings, friends!  How lucky was I when I won a GC for Graciellie Designs digital shop?  Very lucky, I tell you!  So I went shopping, of course, and took my time browsing, looking for something different from other stamps in my collection.  I loved this ice cream bouquet!  The set is called Sweetness.




I watercolored with Gansai Tambi paints; really just splashed on the colors and didn't leave much in the way of highlights, but I don't miss them.  It feels okay to me.  Ordinarily I'm excruciatingly detailed with watercolors.  I used sherbet colors and added a strip of designer paper that had all the same colors, stitched it up and good to go.  The sentiment is from the set, too.  Printed separately and popped up.  I lightened the image just a bit before printing.  It's not 'no-line', but 'light-line'.




It was nice to sit down and throw some paints around.  Watercolor is my favorite, for sure.  What's next?  I'll have to peek in my project bags.  See you soon!


22 comments:

Glenda said...

I love this! The colors of the flowers just speak to me and all set up in a ice cream cone. Well done my friend!

crafty-stamper said...

WOW brilliant image and fabulous watercolouring -absolutely beautiful
carol x

Cat Craig said...

Oh this is gorgeous, perfectly colored in that lovely loose style and the stitching and that cute colorful strip border all come together perfectly.

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

I just love this set! I will have to show it to my friend who is an ice cream finantic!! Your coloring is beautiful as always! I love how it all came together with the perfect colored DSP and stitching.

Donna Ellis said...

Leslie, I believe you could turn anything into a masterpiece, let alone a gorgeous image like this one! For some reason, I thought Gracielle had closed her shop. So I just took a look, and she is alive and well! How exciting! Your card is so pretty with the ice cream colors surrounding the nosegay. Truly beautiful! It's glorious! And the detailing in the cone and yellow flower are pure GORGEOUSNESS! hugs, de

Kathy Krug said...

Gorgeous, Leslie. Such beautiful bold colors. Love water colored background for the card.

Yogi said...

LOVE IT. the cone is colored wonderfully. Love the flowers. I think I need to try something like this... Have a great day

Loll said...

You are a master at watercolouring, Leslie! This is gorgeous. I love the image with the waffle cone flower holder. The sentiment is just perfect! xx

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous sherbet colors and waffle cone for your beautiful watercolored Digi flowers, Leslie. My mouth is watering:-) TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Pauline said...

Be still my heart! Wowzy, this is absolutely beautiful Leslie. Your watercolouring blows my mind. Congrats on your win, what a nice surprise. Love the 'sherbet' colours, so rich and colourful! That bit of dp along the side just ties in so perfectly. Another masterpiece! Okay, now I want to go water colour! Thanks for the inspiration. Looking forward to your next post. Have a wonderful day!

laurie said...

The colors are so bod and beautiful!! Awesome job!!

Conniecrafter said...

Congrats on your win and I do believe you picked something you don't see every day, how fun is that image, and I just love your watercoloring, even the background is so pretty. Like your touch of highlighting on the flower stamens and the stitching does top it off nicely!! Do you use a special watercolor brush, I bought some cheap ones from Michaels but watching these watercolor videos they are using some expensive brushes, I am thinking about upgrading to some nicer ones but not sure what to get.

Christine Alexander said...

Congratulations on winning some cool digi stamps. Your water colouring is amazing, Leslie you are one talented lady :)

Cindy Beach said...

GASP! I discovered Graciellie's beautiful digis thanks to you! And I bought this one also. Your bright and bold splashes of color are beautiful! And you've inspired me once again. I just love this card, Leslie! Hugs to you!

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

You will never cease to amaze me! Companies should pay you to use their stamps. Really, I have bought countless stamps just because of some spectacular masterpiece you have made with them. I am really, really in love with this one!

Diane said...

Beautiful card and image, and use rather unique, I LOVE it!! Colored so beautifully and designed beautifully as well...always a pleasure to come here and see what you have done!!

aussie aNNie said...

Leslie wow you rock your colours and love love love.xx

Ros Crawford said...

Another stunner Leslie and so beautiful!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Dear Leslie, I'm so sorry for this late comment, I've been a bit preoccupied and away from my craft room.
But I want to say this card is gorgeous, I wish I could create a watercolor background like you, it's stunning and so are your flowers, Beautifully done!!!!!!
XO

Darnell said...

I came in to comment on your gorgeous bowl of beauty, Leslie, but I caught a glimpse of this prior post and was gobsmacked! I can see why you had to have it! It's so original and fun and you have made it sing with your brilliant coloring!! Hugs, Darnell

Sue from Oregon said...

Dang, I have been such a slacker-but glad to be catching up on all your lovelies. Another beautifully colored creation! ♥ Sue K

Stacy Morgan said...

You are lucky and a great choose for your win. Been seeing this one and I adore the sherbet coloring. The strip of paper and stitching is great touch. Simply delightful and pretty.

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