Freshly Made Sketches #382

Trying something new with my Budding Peony set by Close To My Heart!  I am trying to break out of my box! It has taken me a bit to be able to get back to crafting.  In my time away sooo many new products have came out.  While I have mostly stuck to my old favorites, I have decided to branch out a bit.  I so love the look of watercolor…but I will just never be the messy watercolorer. (that is a word, Jennifer McGuire said so!) I branched out and purchased a Kuretake watercolor set.  I think I  like them!  This peony is my very first attempt using them!  I really like it, whether it be beginners luck or what…I love the end result.  Not to mention….it was quick!  And since, it was watercolor, I did not stress too much over the imperfections. Consider it my version of “clean” watercolor!  I created my card based on the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

After coloring my image, I die cut the flowers and leaves.  I applied my images to my layered card with pop dots to offer more dimension.  Then added a few sequins for a touch of bling.  Here is a close up-

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

D1831 Budding Peony Stamp Set

X6018 Raspberry Cardstock

X6027 White Daisy Cardstock

X9003 Mix In Paper Pack

Distress Watercolor Paper-Tim Holtz

Z8000 Black Pigment Ink

Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder

Z4235 Gold Loose Sequins Mix

Z3342 Foam Dots

Watercolors by Kuretake

Banner Dies by MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:

Colour Crazy Craft Challenge-Anything Goes

Double D Challenges-Watercolor

Southern Girls Challenge-Frame It

Thanks so much for stopping by!

8 thoughts on “Freshly Made Sketches #382”

  1. Gorgeous! You did a fabulous job of coloring this Peony with watercolors! You are watercolorer expert!! Thanks for joining the Double D, "Watercolor" Challenge.

  2. You may have been away for a while, but you have not lost the crafty touch. I love my Kuretake watercolors I'm glad that you do too. This is a radiant card.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Double D Challenge "Watercolors".
    Barbara DT for Double D Challenge.

  3. What a stunning peony watercolour card you have made here which fits perfectly the Colour Crazy Challenge this week. I know what you mean about watercolours being more forgiving. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Colour Crazy Challenge Design Team Member).


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