Favorite Flower

It’s time for a new challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this month the theme is “Favorite Flower.”

We have another prize this month for the challenge so I hope that you can play along with us. Michelle from Clearly Besotted is our challenge sponsor and is giving away a gift card for £20.

Our Guest Designer this month is Therese Calvird, visit her blog Lost in Paper to see her beautiful creations and leave her a comment as well.

Ok, on to my card for this month’s challenge. This was a hard challenge for me, it was like asking me to pick my favorite child . . . it kind of depends on my mood. lol

But for this challenge I picked peonies since I love their beautiful blooms and the variety of colors they come in. It also tends to be a flower that I use a lot when stamping.

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This Peony is from The Ton and I love the close up flowers as they are so fun to watercolor. I started by stamping the flower on watercolor paper with Versamark ink and then heat embossing it with The Ton’s Rose Gold Embossing Powder.

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I painted the flowers in layers with Daniel Smith watercolors. For the first layer I used Wisteria and let it dry and then added some more shading in Imperial Purple. I added Quinacridone Violet in the darkest parts of the flower to add more depth. For the leaves, I used Phthalo Yellow Green and Viridian and added Quinacridone Deep Gold and Cadmium Yellow to the center of the flower.

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Once it was dry i added some additional shine to my petals with some Pixie Dust from Ink on 3. For the sentiment I die cut the words on white paper twice, glued them together, and then used Versamark ink to heat embossed them with the same embossing powder. To finish the card I added some clear droplets as embellishments.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a chance to play along in our challenge and check out the other beautiful cards the Design Team created! Have a wonderful day.

 


Supplies

*Listed below are the products I used and contain affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! All products were personally purchased.

The Ton - Peony Close Up
The Ton – Peony Close Up
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Pinkfresh Studio - Classic Words
Pinkfresh Studio – Classic Words
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Canson XL Watercolor Paper Pad
Canson XL Watercolor Paper Pad
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Hero Hues - Pitch Black
Hero Hues – Pitch Black
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Essentials by Ellen - Crystal Clear Droplets
Essentials by Ellen – Crystal Clear Droplets
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Ink On 3 - Liquid Pixie Dust
Ink On 3 – Liquid Pixie Dust
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The Ton - Rose Gold Embossing Powder
The Ton – Rose Gold Embossing Powder
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Ton
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tape Runner
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tape Runner
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Tsukineko - VersaMark Ink Pad
Tsukineko – VersaMark Ink Pad
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Daniel Smith Watercolors - Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue
Daniel Smith Watercolors – Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue
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Daniel Smith Watercolors - Imperial Purple
Daniel Smith Watercolors – Imperial Purple
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Daniel Smith Watercolors - Phthalo Yellow Green
Daniel Smith Watercolors – Phthalo Yellow Green
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Daniel Smith Watercolors - Quinacridone Deep Gold
Daniel Smith Watercolors – Quinacridone Deep Gold
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Daniel Smith Watercolors - Quinacridone Violet
Daniel Smith Watercolors – Quinacridone Violet
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Daniel Smith Watercolors - Verditer Blue
Daniel Smith Watercolors – Verditer Blue
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Daniel Smith Watercolors - Viridian
Daniel Smith Watercolors – Viridian
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Daniel Smith Watercolors - Wisteria
Daniel Smith Watercolors – Wisteria
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Hero Arts - Wagner - HT400 Precision Heat Tool
Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision Heat Tool
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MISTI Stamping Tool
MISTI Stamping Tool
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Silhouette - Pick Up Tool
Silhouette – Pick Up Tool
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TP
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Glass Media Mat
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Glass Media Mat
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