Saturday, March 21, 2020

Watercolored Flowers, Two Ways - Pretty Pink Posh March Release Blog Hop


Hello Friends! Spring is officially here in the Northern Hemisphere, and although (or maybe because) it's a Spring unlike any other, we're especially anxious to start seeing pretty things popping up in our area. I've got two cards to share using watercolors for this Pretty Pink Posh hop from the Ellen Hutson Design Ambassadors. You may have come from Emily Mydlowski, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with Julie Ebersole!



This new Tulips stamp set is really versatile ... you get two main tulip images and one tulip bud image. These are more than enough to create your own giant field of tulips with a little masking, like I did here.


Then once you have your scene built, you can go to town with the coloring. I've been loving watercoloring, so I pulled them out again for this card. 



The sentiment is from another cute new set, Lady Bug Friends. It's stamped in a soft blush color to keep most of the focus on the field of tulips. Of course, a little gold spatter never hurt anyone!



This card features watercolored flowers as well, but instead of watercoloring inside a stamped image, these flowers are watercolored die cuts from the Spring Scene die set. So yay ... no lines to stay inside of!!



The nice thing about coloring die cuts, as opposed to stamped images, is that there are no lines to follow, so you get to add your own doodled details. You can certainly be very dramatic with these, but I went pretty simple and just added darker centers, various dots, shaded petals, etc.


The vellum clouds are from the Essentials by Ellen Clouds die set and are the perfect size to add to this scene. Also, the sentiment is from the Esentials by Ellen Every Day Punnies set.


Let's not forget to admire the adorable butterfly, which is already scored so you can easily bend up his tiny wings. What a great little detail to add to any of your floral cards!

Speaking of adorable little things, you may have heard that Paulina's sweet baby boy is here! Baby Zion Asher was born Saturday, March 7th. He spent a few days in the NICU but is already home and surrounded by his fan club. Big congrats to Paulina and her entire family!!


Prizes:
We’ve got prizes! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Wednesday, March 25th at 11:59pm PST. The winner will be notified by email.

It is now my pleasure to send you to the fabulously talented Ashlea Cornell who has some really wonderful things to share with you!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and stay safe!
- Kelly


Supplies Used: (please click on the affiliate links if you're interested in the product, thanks so much for your support!)



Tulips, Pretty Pink Posh Clear Stamps

Tulips, Pretty Pink Posh Dies

Spring Scene, Pretty Pink Posh Dies

Ladybug Friends, Pretty Pink Posh Clear Stamps

Everyday Punnies by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps

Clouds, Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies

Black Jack, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad

36 Pan Set, Altenew Watercolor Paint

Uni-ball Impact Gel Pen, White



29 comments:

  1. Beautiful tulips and spring cards! I LOVE these both!

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  2. Both cards are beautiful, but I especially love how you water-colored the flower die cuts. Oh & that butterfly is so cute! Congrats to Paulina!

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  3. I love both of these cards, very beautiful!

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  4. Beautiful watercoloring on your lovely tulips Kelly, and the circle framed flowers are so pretty with the striped gray paper behind them!

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  5. Oh Kelly, these are BOTH simply gorgeous.

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  6. The tulip card is positively elegant! SO wonderful to see stamping on the card rather than plopping on die cuts..

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  7. Love your pretty florals cards!

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  9. Kelly, your beautiful watercolor flowers look absolutely amazing! I love your pretty color combinations!
    Warm Hugs,
    Michele K. Henderson
    crimsonowl@comcast.net

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  10. Both are lovely but the tulips steal the show!

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  11. These are spring prettiness Kelly!

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  12. Both are beautiful! I really love the tulips and the striped background is a great idea on the second card .

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  13. I would not have thought about watercoloring the die cut flowers, but what a great idea. The gold for the sentiments is so pretty.

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  14. Such gorgeous cards! I love the pink tulips...something wonderful about spring pink and green together! ♥

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  15. Good coloring. I like the tips for use of the die sets.

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  16. You went from the rather formal field of tulips to the whimsical circle of posies and both are wonderful, Kelly.

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  17. Supercute cards! Congrats Paulina! Such an exciting time!

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  18. Beautiful cards. I especially love the first one with the gorgeous tulips. The colors (and your coloring) are amazing.

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  19. So pretty! Love the little details!!

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  20. Love your spring flowers! Beautiful cards! My tulips are blooming on my front deck! Happy Spring!

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  21. The shading on your flowers looks wonderful.

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  22. Pretty tulips card and I like the cute butterfly and flowers.

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  23. Love the shading on the tulips.
    The die cut flowers are wonderful.
    Great cards. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. So cute! Both cards are darling. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  25. That little frame of sweet blooms is so pretty, Kelly, especially enhanced with the tiny butterfly ... and your field of tulips are just gorgeous, such fabulous, watercolouring, I love how you kept the focus on the flowers by making the sentiment a soft pink! Hope you and yours are staying safe ... hugs, Anita :)

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  26. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

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  27. Those tulips are lovely! Congrats to Paulina and her family!

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly