Friday, 5 June 2015

Watercolour Blog Hop (Teacher Thank you 5)


Pretty Pink Posh is hosting a Watercolour blog hop today. Make sure you visit for all the details.

I'm still working away on the teacher thank you sets and thought it would be fun to play some more with my Zig Clean Color watercolour markers. The process was the same for all my colour combinations (see below) - I started by scribbling a dot of my centre colour and then drew a ring of the outside colour about the size of my Ellen Hutson Bold Blooms rose. Then I simply used my waterpen to blend the colours. I then die cut the roses, but when it came time to pop out the extra bits, I really didn't want to lose the intensity of the beautifully bold colours, so I just left them all in. I finished the card with a big and bold Papertrey sentiment.






42 comments:

MeredythG said...

These are quite gorgeous! Particularly striking as a group. A lovely gift for the teachers!

Carolines Charms said...

I love the simplicity of these cards! The vibrant colors add a lot of POP!

Geri said...

Hello Ardyth!!!!!!!!! Long time, no see! I love your cards and the subtle variance you've given your blooms! What beautiful pops of color!!!

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous set, Ardyth, Love the intensity of the colours and I am sure the teachers will love them!

Susie Sonnier said...

How fun is this card!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous set of cards! Love how you water colored

diana said...

Great colouring! Would you share those marker numbers with us? ;-)

Geri said...

Bold, vibrant beauties! Amazing cards Ardyth!

natashakara said...

These are gorgeous!I have not started mine yet, need to get cracking. ;)

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous card set. Love your bold colors.

Christine Kiehl said...

Perfect! They will be cherished I'm sure! Always nice to get a thank you card. They are beautiful.

Nancy Lee said...

great cards...love how you used the colors

Virginia Lu said...

I think you've earned an A PLUS for making these thank you cards! Love the bright and crisp designs!

Darnell J Knauss said...

These are so vibrant, Ardy! You are a pro with the markers and I love that you left the beautiful blooms intact! Have a great weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Jen Carter said...

Great set of cards!

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful idea! This is really a pretty card!

Lindsey said...

Such a wise decision to leave the die bits in! These are beautiful.

jamie vanskiver said...

I love how you left the die whole! This set is so pretty and the colors are so vibrant!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful cards with fabulous colors and what a great variation by leaving the die cut whole...that's stretching your dies!!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! You just rock originality Ardyth!
Crisp, clean, gorgeous, CAS and WOWZERS they are awesome cards.
Great watercolouring and colours. x

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

SO bold and vibrant!

Brithzi said...

Fantastic cards, fabulous technique.

Brenda said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous! I love all the amazing beautiful colors! Hugs, Brenda

Renee's ramblings said...

The intensity of your flowers is so striking! Love them all!

Laurie Brown said...

So very pretty- love all your color combinations!

Jessica said...

These are so pretty! Love the fabulous colors! :)

Fifi said...

I really like these clean and simple cards, they work so well

Karen King said...

Wonderful card set! Fantastic pop of color.

Diana K said...

What a gorgeous set! Seriously stunning.

D.Ann said...

These are gorgeous!

Celeste Goff said...

Love these CAS cards! They make a fantastic set!

Kristina B. said...

Great card set!

Jen W. said...

These are gorgeous, Ardyth! Love how you left all the pieces in place!

Brandi R said...

These are beautiful! GREAT colors ♥

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

Beautiful card set! Love all the colors! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

Taunya Butler said...

YOU are a color genius - this is awesome and I really love the bold, bright blooms you put on these cards!! So excellently done!! In awe!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Absolutely gorgeous Ardyth!

Localeyez said...

Simply striking! Love them all!

Localeyez said...

Simply striking! Love them all!

Joyce said...

Gorgeous card sets. The flowers look amazing with all the bits left in.

Anita in France said...

Wow, Ardyth ... so gorgeous ... love the rich intensity of the watercolours against the crisp white ... delicious! Anita :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Great group of cards with beautiful rich and vibrant colours! The teachers will love these!