Wednesday, 11 July 2018

*NEW* Craft Stash Blog Hop



Good morning! I am so excited today to be hopping on Day 3 the New Craft Stash Blog Hop (full blog list below)! This is a 'just for fun' Blog Hop where participants are using something new--"New" meaning - new to the papercrafting market, new to the participants, or newly discovered in our Craft Stash - you know the stuff you bought, tucked away and forgot about! 



The Blog Hop is split over three days, so if you missed Day 1 or 2 you can go to Ingrid Blackburn's blog to get a list of links for the participants. By following the hop and commenting on each stop, you have a chance to win one of 6 prizes plus there are a few other prizes along the stops of the hop.

I used a new Concord & 9th stamp set and matching dies, along with new-to-me Arches Cold Press watercolour paper. 

I started by embossing the rose with WOW! Opaque White embossing powder.

I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi and started with a watery wash over the whole panel in soft yellow. I used the same colour with a little less water in the rose, to intensify the colour. Then I used a darker yellow to add depth in the shadows and finally some dark pink to blend and bring it to life. This rose is so big that you get a lot of variation in colour and it's so fun to experiment and see how the colours blend. I used the same process with the leaves, but they are much smaller so I only used two colours.

Once the panel was dry, I used a grey Copic marker to add a shadow along the bottom of the rose. Next,  I used the matching die to partially cut out the leaf on one edge before trimming my panel to 3.75x5. I cut the sentiment in Essentials by Ellen Slate cardstock and inlaid it into the watercolour panel. I added a narrow white mat before adhering it all to a Slate card base.

Here's a quick video:





We have some amazing sponsors & Prizes:


Stampscapes – 2 prizes – choice of Nature Sheet Stamp Set ($26.50 value)
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps – $25 gift certificate
Catherine Pooler Designs – $25 gift certificate
Right at Home – $20 gift certificate
Stamplorations – $20 gift certificate

Prizes will be drawn on Monday, July 23, so be sure to hop along for your chance to win!

Ardyth Percy-Robb  <<You are here





43 comments:

Ingrid said...

Loved it - of course! GREAT video too. Now I want that set...:)

Ebrown said...

Beautiful card! Love the watercolor wash...

Jean said...

Love the watercolors! A beautiful card!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love the beautiful colors in your flower! The blend of color is so pretty and is such an amazing focal point in your card! Gorgeous!

Susan Powell said...

Beautiful card Ardyth!

Nurse Ratchet said...

Sooo pretty!💛

Lisa Harrolle said...

Gorgeous card Ardyth! Thanks for the video too. I love watching the magic happen!

Debra Rumpza said...

Gorgeous! I really love the yellow rose and how you watercolored it! Someone will truly be blessed receiving this little piece of art!

Vaye S said...

That is so beautiful!!!!!!
You make it look so easy.... I'll have to try that
Thanks

Karen Kreider said...

Beautiful Ardyth! Love your videos!!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Wonderful piece of art!!! Great colouring!!!

Dawn Spengler said...

LOVELY!

Donna said...

I always love whatever you do. You make it look so simple. I love the shading. I am hoping to learn how to shade with watercolor.

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful card. Love your watercoloring..
Thanks for sharing...

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

Love your flower ... like sunshine!

Jill D. said...

Beautiful card. Love water coloring on cards.

Ruth Shanahan Allmart said...

Beautiful card Ardyth! I love the dimension you achieved with the shadows you added and those yellows are just gorgeous.

Dee Earnshaw said...

lovely card - beautifully made:)

Cat Craig said...

fabulous card Ardyth. lOve the watercolor and the background wash.

Anne-Marie said...

Such a beautiful card and I technique I’d really like to try.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! Love the beautiful flower and the inlaid sentiment!

Denise Mlady said...

This is a beautiful card. I really like how you painted the rose.

Tinstar said...

Love the wash effect you've achieved on this card - beautiful

Karenladd said...

Your card is so pretty and I love that water colored rose!

Nanette said...

Very pretty!

Jean said...

This is just so pretty! thank you for the inspiration!

Nance said...

So gorgeous, Ardyth! Great watercoloring and shading. Loved watching your video.

Tammy TWP said...

That rose is so absolutely gorgeous!!!

Amy Lemmon said...

Ardyth,
Gorgeous card.
Amy

Cindy Holmes said...

GORGEOUS Yellow Rose! Your water coloring is absolutely amazing!!

Sue D said...

So pretty. Love the watercoloring and the shading.

Elizabeth Roberts said...

Beautiful card

Sharon Perehudoff said...

Gorgeous card! Love it and very simple. Thank you for sharing and being here for this fabulous Blog Hop.

Leanne said...

Fabulous card!

Diana Soling said...

Such a beautiful card. Thanks for the video. Can't wait to give this a try.

jean said...

very pretty, i love yellow roses!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is so full of gorgeous goodness!

Dana M said...

Wow, beautiful card! Your watercolored rose is just stunning. So elegant!

Kathy Doyle said...

Very pretty card! I love the yellow flower!

Amy Seigler said...

Gorgeous card! I love the watercolored rose!

Papercrafts by Cindyellen said...

pretty pretty pretty!! i used my brand new water brush/pen today for the first time with some distress ink as water color. that was new to me!!!

Cynthia Koop said...

I love your card! The colors are beautiful and you make it look so easy! I want to paint some flowers right now!

Barbara Brennan said...

a beautiful rose awash in yellow watercolor. A beautiful card!