Friday 25 June 2021

In the garden

Nat has set our challenge at Daring Cardmakers this week. As gardens and outdoor spaces became so important to so many people over the last year, she’d like to see us celebrating the garden.

My garden at the moment is a riot of flowers and foliage so I went down that route. I could also have opted for molehills but I figured that would make a less attractive card! Looking out of my lounge window, most of the flowers I can see are blue, hence the colour choice.

I’m playing again at Let’s Squash It where the current challenge is to combine a nature themed folder with a watercolour medium. I embossed my piece and then painted the raised areas and gave the background a very light wash of green, fading out to nothing in the middle.

Flower frame 3D folder (Nellie Snellen)
Watercolour paper
Winsor & Newton watercolours
Happy Stamp n Cut (Hero Arts)
Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)
Stitched rectangle dies A6 size (Paper Rose)

Thanks for stopping by. 


Wavejumper said...

How nice to see this first thing in the morning with my tea!
SO beautiful! Your water coloring is excellent-not only the blends but how neatly you stuck to the raised embossed flowers.

hugs Margot

Robyn Oliver said...

Lovely card Joanne, and beautifully watercoloured, Robyn

Handmade by Natty said...

Great card Joanne. :) That blue is sooo vibrant. Had to laugh at the option of including molehills... well it's not every birthday card that features those!

Dotty Jo said...

This is lovely and shows just how versatile that folder is. Thanks for playing at Let's Squash It! Jo x

Chris Dring said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous!

ionabunny said...

Oooh, gorgeous. Love blue flowers. This is so pretty. You should move to Norway. We don't have moles. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It!! Hugz