Thursday, 7 April 2016

Fusion - Thinking of You


A lady at our church was in a serious car accident earlier this week. She is 'ok' but has a long recovery ahead. I made this card for her, using the inspiration from the current Fusion challenge:



I was inspired by the colours, layout and the flloral theme. I took the 'plunge' so to speak, into watercolouring and used both my Kuretake Zig Clean Colour Markers (for the flower) and Kuretake Gansai Tambi (for the background). The stamps and matching die are Ellen Hutson's Mondo Hydrangea.

ETA: Look what I got!! So excited (and thankful to Michelle W, who chose my card!)

22 comments:

Hannelie said...

Beautiful job Ardyth! Looks like a seasoned watercolor attempt to me!

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful card Ardyth - love the colour of the flowers and the gorgeous wash behind them
Blessings
Maxine

Darnell J Knauss said...

You plunged into the deep end and swam all the way across the pool with your first watercolor outing, Ardy! I love it!! Hugs, Darnell

Lynn said...

Wow! The vibrancy of this card is amazing and I'm sure it will be appreciated by your friend. I'm glad she'll be okay! Thanks so much for playing with us at Fusion!

Sue - said...

Beautiful watercolouring Ardyth and a veer pretty card.

Pam A said...

Just beautiful! Your a pro at watercoloring! Hope your friend is recovering and is ok.

Geri said...

A very, VERY successful dip into the watercolor world! BEAUTIFUL results created an awesome backdrop for the beautiful flower! Sweet smattering of bling too!

Your card will definitely make your church lady feel better :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Ardyth you were so right that the three of us were on the same page! Love this beautiful card and the colours are just fabulous! See watercolouring is fun. It will really be appreciated it, so glad that she is okay.

Lea Brawn said...

Beautiful card Ardyth. Love the flowers....just fab x

Lindsey said...

Lovely get well card. I was starting to think from Tracey's cards lately that I only wanted to see this hydrangea embossed in white from now on... but now I can like it again in black, too. ;)

TK said...

Stunning! Love these beautiful flowers, and you made them even more gorgeous!!!

Lisa said...

I'm so happy that she is ok. Your card will bring her some cheer and warm her heart with the love and thoughtfulness that went into making it. Beautiful card Ardyth!

Petra Swart said...

Stunning, Ardyth!!!! (as always!!!) Your flowers are beautiful against the lovely blue bg and I love the black strip at the side!!!

Karren said...

Beautiful card, Ardyth! Your watercoloring is fabulous and the black strip really ties in with the bold sentiment perfectly. Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion Card Challenge.

Anita in France said...

Come on in, the water's lovely, Adryth!! It definitely is on this gorgeous hydrangea and background wash ... what a beautiful card ... sure to brighten spirits during a long recovery! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Jen W. said...

Wow wow wow. Just wow!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Ardyth, this is so lovely, a perfect card for your friend. Thanks for joining FUSION!
I adore your style, makes me smile!

artful-notions said...

What? 1st time? Well, keep it coming, cuz I sense 'pro'. Gorgeous bright, vivid colors, and wonderful 'technique'!

Cris G said...

Gorgeous card, love the water coloring. Nice gesture too, hope the lady will be better soon.

Helen Gullett said...

Ardyth, this is GORGEOUS!!! Love the colors!

Michelle said...

Outstanding! I hope your friend from church recovers as quickly as possible. Your card is rather un-Ardyth, but still super-beautiful (as always). Gorgeous colouring. :-)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Look. I knew it! You are a winner right off the bat! Congratulations on the Fusion win!! Hugs, Darnell