Thursday, March 05, 2015

March 5, 201 Happiness Blooms Birthday


I am really loving the new set from AMuse Studio special for March Happiness Blooms.  Plus I got a "new" set of water colors, the Peerless Transparent Watercolors also carried by AMuse Studio - these are small 2 x 2 swatches of transparent watercolors and they are so much fun to work with.  Talk about portable - a ziplock baggie and a water brush plus your image and you are good to go just about anywhere.  As you can see I need "practice" but as this was my first attempt I had to share.  I love tulips and you can make tulips just about any color so I went with blends of purple and a blue vase.  I attempted to do a "wash" in yellow but really didn't accomplish the look I wanted but....This card sketch was totally cased from Stamped Blessings Chris Franco a fellow AMuse demonstrator.  She has so many great ideas.  Anyway depending on how long this last snow sticks around will be my time manager for playing in my craft studio.

8 comments:

Loz said...

Fabulous flowers and card Shirley..Loz

Cheryl W. said...

Tulips = Spring! Love your card - I can almost feel the warmth of the springtime sun on my face. I think your water coloring is great. I had to look closely to see that it actually was water coloring. At first I thought you had used markers to get that lovely shading on your tulips.

Donna said...

That is absolutely gorgeous Shirley! And with the weather forecast we should be seeing tulips soon!

Pam Sparks said...

So pretty Shirley! It's a tulip time of year for sure! I have to try these paints.. I've had them for years and just haven't sat down and used them! crazy me! Enjoying the sunshine today and it won't be long 'til the tulips are all over here. We're 20 minutes from Pella, IA which is known for their Tulip Time event every May.

Diane said...

Gorgeous colors and card design Shirley.

Hugs Diane

Laurie Unger said...

I think you did a good job with the new watercolor set and like you, I like the portability of them. Thanks for sharing!

Patti J said...

Beautiful card, dear friend! Love those soft colors you used for the background. The vibrant colors in your image just pop against the background! Thanks for sharing - this really is a nice set!

Monika Reeck said...

beautiful flower and lovely coloring
nice sketch too and in one word
this is a beautiful card with flower
I am not good making card with flower Shirley its always not so pretty..also I am specialisation for Manly card hehe ;)
Hugs, Monika