Thursday, June 4, 2015

Pretty Pink Posh's Watercolor Blog Hop

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Welcome lovely ones!  It is me, Shay, joining in for w&w on this wondrous Watercolor Blog Hop hosted by Pretty Pink Posh!

The blog hop officially opens on Friday, June 5 at 6:00 a.m. PST and ends June 8th at 11:55pm PST.

You will not want to miss joining in because look at the sponsors!  What?!?  Are you kidding?  We love them all.

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Honestly being included among these incredible group of companies is dizzying and humbling.

For more information please go to the Pretty Pink Posh blog!

Okay, with a pinch (or a handful) of trepidation I am sharing my watercolor project with you (being among creative giants can make you feel a bit like an ant! lol).  Maybe my project will make you feel that if I can create a watercolor project you can too! :-)

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All the stamping is courtesy of the In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya stamp set...this set has so many options and possibilities!  I was really inspired by this breathtaking card by Heather Hoffman.  Heather used Copics for her card, but I decided to take watercoloring with the bottles and vase.

I began by stamping with some masking the bottles and vase in Versafine in black on a panel of watercolor paper. All of the watercolor is Tim Holtz Distress Ink + a waterbrush.  For the bottles I used tumbled glass (obvious choice!) and broken china, the background is picked raspberry and spun sugar, the leaves are shabby shutters and mowed grass and the flower is mustard seed, scattered straw and spiced marmalade.  I stamped the leaves first on the main panel and then stamped the leaves on another piece of watercolor paper that I then colored in, cut out, used a black marker around the edges and adhered over the leaves on the main panel.  The flower was stamped first in mustard seed with the large solid flower and then stamped around with the larger outline flower in black.  I then drew out the color from the solid flower to the outer edges.  I stamped the ray circle and then more solid ring and painted in the center.  I painted over the petals with Studio Calico Mister Huey's in shine for some shimmer (can be seen in person).  I attached some little 4mm marigold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh in to the flower's center.  I attached the flower to the main panel with foam dimensional adhesive.  I also added some sweet 4mm marshmallow sequins by Pretty Pink Posh to the budding branches.

I colored a piece of scrap paper with mustard seed ink and then die cut the "celebrate" from The Big, the Bold and Party Cutaways from the scrap paper.  I glued the word over the vases.  Last, I added the main panel to a piece of black cardstock with the the larger scalloped layer of Essentials: Audrey Cutaways and then added it all to a white card base with foam dimensional adhesive.

That's it from me.  Now get your favorite watercoloring supplies ready so you can play along too! :-)

Remember to check out the Pretty Pink Posh blog tomorrow Friday, June 5 at 6:00 a.m. PST when the blog hop officially begins!


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151 comments:

  1. Lovely card Shay how cool are those sequins in the middle of the flower :)
    Kate xx

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  2. Fab card. Love the sequin centres x

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  3. That is so cute. Love the big yellow flower. Hugz

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  4. Beautiful card. I love the pretty pink background.

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  5. Beautiful. Love the symmetry.

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  6. So pretty and
    love the colors!
    Carla from Utah

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  7. Love this card! Cool how you put the sequins in the middle, how creative! Thank you for sharing this card with us!

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  8. Gorgeous card - I love it. I just ordered some of your stamps for the first time and can't wait until they arrive :) I will be linking up tmrw as well :)

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  9. So pretty! Love the vibrant colors and pretty stamps! :)

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  10. This turned out just lovely. Love how you lined all the bottles up across the card.

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  11. gorgeous shay! I love how you filled your whole card with watercolor yumminess!!! :)

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  12. Water-colour luscious, Shay! The flowers...so gorgeous!
    ~c

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  13. A wonderful card! LOVE it!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  14. Love how the flower center was done with sequins!

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  15. Your card turned out fabulous. I'd say you are right in there with the giants!

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  16. So pretty! I like the dimension you got from layering cut flowers and leaves on top of the watercolored layer.

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  17. Great job Shay - love the arrangement of the bottles, and the centre flower looks amazing!

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  18. Very pretty line of bottles...love the colours you chose and the layered sentiment.

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  19. What a cute idea! These flowers pop right off the page! Terrific color!

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  20. Beautiful colors and I like the sequins.

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  21. Beautiful! LOVE the addition and placement of the sequins. ♥

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  22. Very pretty! Great use of the sequins!

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  23. It IS a fabulous group of sponsors/bloggers/crafters, isn't it?? I count you guys and equal among them. Lovely card!

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  24. What a fun design! I love the bright colors!

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  25. What a great card! Simple, but elegant!

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  26. I love your watercolor project. The flowers look great I those cute vases.

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  27. Watercoloring is such a great technique for Winnie & Walter stamps! They bring out the best in each other!

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  28. Love this! Such a cute little scene

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  29. Beautiful card. Love how each vase is layered up! Nice.

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  30. Heather is pretty amazing...your take is really gorgeous as well!

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  31. This is beautiful, Shay! I love the soft colors of the vases and background with the pop of the yellow flower!

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  32. very beautiful Shay!! love your coloring!! soft and beautiful..

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  33. Such a pretty card. Love those bottles.

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  34. Fab card! So fun and festive. Definitely makes me want to celebrate.

    Hugs,
    Snoopy :D

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  35. Its such a lovely card, love the bright colours and how you used the sequins.

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  36. BEAUTIFUL card Shay!!! Adore how you did this (and...thanks for your sweet words!) - stunning watercoloring!

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  37. the yellow is perfectly chosen with the pink (or the pink with the yellow flower), it really pops

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  38. Adorable, sequins on the brunches look super cool.

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  39. sweet card, love your coloring, i think i will try it too

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  40. What a gorgeous card. Totally love it !!

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  41. I love the idea of sticking leaves out of the vases! Too cute.

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  42. Oh my goodness. It's so pretty!

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  43. Great card and techniques… Love the watercoloring!
    ~God bless~

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  44. Cute! I really love the pop of colors on this.

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  45. Beautiful water coloring. The colors are so cheerful and pretty. Love the sequins.

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  46. Terrific card for the blog hop!!

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  47. Such a pretty card! Love the marigold sequins you adhered to the center of the flower!

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  48. Love this card design, so beautiful!!!

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  49. Beautiful card and love this blog hop...!!

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  50. Beautiful card. Love the watercoloring. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Great design for the water color technique. Love
    all those bottles.

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  52. Such a bright and cheery card! Love the watercoloring!

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  53. Absolutely stunning! Your card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  54. Your card is totally FUN, Shay!! It made me smile all over!! Hugs, Darnell

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  55. So pretty! You are really inspiring me to give water colouring another go myself.

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  56. This is one of my favorites, beautiful card!

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  57. Well an ant you are not, my dear. I'm pretty sure after this lovely card and all of your bloggy success you can happily climb right up into the giant world with the rest of them! GORGEOUS work!

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  58. Wonderful card! Love the way the yellow flower just pops!!

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  59. beautiful! i love how the sentiment takes up the whole card front!

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  60. So pretty! Love the sequins in the middle!

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  61. Very pretty! Love the touch of bling. Thanks for sharing!

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  62. Gorgeous card!! Love the vases!!

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  63. Lovely! Thanks for sponsoring the hop!

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  64. I love how the black makes the pink really pop, you did fabulous! And thanks for sponsoring the hop!

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  65. Such a pretty card and a really cute stamp set. Thank you so much for sharing the inspiration.

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  66. This turned out lovely! I like the die over the vases.

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  67. Well, Shay - we are applauding you! This fits right in there with the giants' watercolors!!!! Your background is superb and makes the vases and flowers POP ♥

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  68. Nice card.. Thank you for sharing.

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  69. Terrific card...I love the colors you chose! I must try masking some vases, I really like the look!

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  70. stunning. Love the watercolouring you've done. So pretty

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  71. It´s so pretty. And I need these sentiment dies…. :D

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  72. A lovely cheerful card Shay, pretty colours and great watercolouring

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  73. I love the blue up next to the pink like that - I'd be scared the would bleed into each other - but clearly, it can be done! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!

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  74. Love the colors you chose. The card makes me happy.

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  75. Such a pretty card! I love the little clear seqins you added, too!

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  76. Great job! I really like the black outlining...makes a card POP!

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  77. Love your choice of bold colors! I tend to pick light colors when I watercolor, this is beautiful!

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  78. Great job--I love coloring with distress inks, really fun thing to do. Love all the colors you have chosen.

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  79. Cute card. Distress inks make it easy to watercolor.

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  80. This is lovely! I need to try watercolor with distress inks! It looks amazing.

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  81. Absolutely STUNNING
    love that pink and all color combo on your card
    your watercolor so lovely and I wish I can do like you did
    STUNNING card with watercolor

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  82. That's a lot of steps, but you made it all worthwhile. The sequins were a perfect final touch to make the card explode off the page. Lovely!

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  83. Your card is gorgeous. You can't convince me you don't know what you are doing! Although I will admit, water coloring can be very intimidating.

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  84. The card is absolutely beautiful, love the colors.

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  85. This is beautiful! I love that big yellow flower in the middle, too.

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  86. A really lovely card! I love the colors and the sequins in the middle of the flower! TFS!

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  87. Very pretty card. I love that "celebrate" word die and the way that you colored it. Thank you for sharing and sponsoring. This hop is just amazing and I am enjoying it.

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  88. Fantastic card...the colors are great!

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  89. Love the design, stamps and water coloring.
    Thanks!

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  90. This is a beautiful, cheerful card! Love it!

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  91. Such a stunning card! Love how you added the sequins to the center of the flower to really make it pop!

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  92. Wow! The coloring is ohh soo pretty!!

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  93. I think you did great for all your trepidation! Your watercolor skills are wonderful. Love the colors you chose--so bright & happy. Tfs! ~ Andrea

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  94. Picture perfect vases!!! Beautiful card!

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  95. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  96. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing and for being part of this blog hop!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  97. Beautiful water effect in the vases!!! Lovely card!
    <3 J

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  98. Wow, wow, wow!! This is gorgeous!!

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  99. Beautiful card! I just love the vibrant colours !

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  100. Gorgeous card, love it! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

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  101. AWESOME!!!! This is so lovely and those colors are just so rich and luscious!!! Gorgeously done!!

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  102. This is so pretty!! I LOVE the watercolor and the way you used the sequins in the middle of the daffodil!!

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  103. Gorgeous card! Love the row of bottles!

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  104. Loving that collection of jars! Great card!

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