Before I get started, I wanted to let you know that today’s Thankful Magnolia set is part of a new release from Simon Says Stamp. You can check out the Happy And Joyful release here. The release is full of beautiful florals not just this gorgeous Thankful Magnolia set, so you will want to pop by and take a look.
is romantic style dead?
The beautiful large flower on this Thankful Magnolia set was calling to me to paint! I just couldn’t resist some no-line watercolouring in all the soft, muted shades.
On this occasion, I chose to use the matching die to lift the flower for dimension so that I could also do some stencil background detailing too.
but i still love florals!
I very lightly stamped the flower in Pumice Stone ink on watercolour card before taking my time with lots of light layers, slowly building the contrast and details.
I die cut the flower with the matching die and then set aside while I worked on the background.
I lightly applied Pumice Stone and Milled Lavender Distress Ink minis through the Fanfare Stencil on the lower third of a panel of the watercolour card. I then added the magnolia with foam tape before liberally splattering it with white gouache and left-over paint.
For the greeting, I stamped a sentiment from the Celebration Rose Corner set in Pumice Stone ink on an Ivory card cut with the Itty Bitty Tag die. I added this to the card with foam tape and embellished it with a bow and enamel dots.
Perfectly imperfect. These daffodils with their beautiful flower heads peeking out and yet their leaves are slightly scraggy from growing in less than ideal circumstances here in Scotland where they have to combat the slugs, deer and often wet and cold weather. However, from that comes simple beauty.
I feel like those daffodils, where some things could do with a bit of work. In fact, I scheduled this post in advance because by now I should have had my operation however I am not sure how quickly I will recover, so scheduling it seemed the safest choice. Hopefully, I will be back on my feet in no time and with some hard work ahead of me, my time will come again to achieve my goals. I’m not looking to run a marathon or climb a Munroe, just a walk up the hill behind where we live with the dog will do.
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No!! Not dead!! I love your style!!! Stunning card!!!!
Absolutely beautiful card! I love your water coloring skills!
I love your romantic style, Debbie! It will never get old for me. Your detail is amazing! I hope your recovery goes smoothly and look forward to many more romantic cards in the future.
Romantic flowers are definitely not dead. I’m not nearly as talented as you when it comes to painting, but I use silk and paper flowers on my projects all the time. And Prima is certainly keeping romance alive!