Winter Flowers Take 2

Happy middle of the month! I hope your January is going well. It’s time for the reminders post for the Flower Challenge. This month is all about shaped cards.

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This month’s challenge is being sponsored by Alex Syberia who has a Etsy store filled with gorgeous digital images. She is also giving the winner of the challenge two digital images of their choice.

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I’m featuring the Winter Flower digi from Alex’s store and this time I’ve pulled out my Daniel Smith Watercolors to do a little painting.

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I love this image and I decided to print it on watercolor paper using a lighter line color so that I could get a no-line watercolor look. This time I made the print larger (another benefit of using a digital stamp) and then cut the paper down to 4 1/4 x 8 1/2  to get a rectangle card.

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To see the colors I used, check out the links in the supplies. If you would love to get your hands on some artist grade watercolors at an affordable price check out Lydia Fiedler’s Daniel Smith Watercolor FB group where she creates splits of these beautiful watercolors. Make sure to answer her questions in order to be admitted into the group.

So the above picture was my work in progress. I started taking Kathy Racoosin’s Online Card Classes The Coloring Challenge Road Trip and picked up a couple of techniques on the first day to incorporate into my card. Here is the before and after picture.

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To enhance my image I added some colored pencils to my watercoloring in the darker sections on the flowers.

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I also added additional gray shading in the nooks and crannies to help the image pop.

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I can’t wait to start the second day of Kathy’s class to see what other fun things I can incorporate in my coloring!

To finish off my card, I used this sentiment from Pinkfresh and added some sequins.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week. Check out Kathy’s class and all of here great tips!

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Supplies

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

Pinkfresh Studio - You've Got This
Pinkfresh Studio – You’ve Got This
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Canson XL Watercolor Paper Pad
Canson XL Watercolor Paper Pad
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Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix
Pretty Pink Posh – Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix
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WOW Embossing - Bright White Ultra Fine
WOW Embossing – Bright White Ultra Fine
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WOW Embossing - Clear
WOW Embossing – Clear
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Hunkydory - Double Sided Tape
Hunkydory – Double Sided Tape
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Tsukineko - VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad - Onyx Black
Tsukineko – VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad – Onyx Black
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Tsukineko - VersaMark Ink Pad
Tsukineko – VersaMark Ink Pad
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Faber Castell Polychromos Color Pencil Set - Tin of 120
Faber Castell Polychromos Color Pencil Set – Tin of 120
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Daniel Smith Watercolors - Aussie Red Gold
Daniel Smith Watercolors – Aussie Red Gold
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Daniel Smith Watercolors - Cascade Green
Daniel Smith Watercolors – Cascade Green
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Daniel Smith Watercolors - Graphite Gray
Daniel Smith Watercolors – Graphite Gray
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Daniel Smith Watercolors - Indanthrone Blue
Daniel Smith Watercolors – Indanthrone Blue
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Daniel Smith Watercolors - Lapis Lazuli
Daniel Smith Watercolors – Lapis Lazuli
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Daniel Smith Watercolors - Naples Yellow
Daniel Smith Watercolors – Naples Yellow
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Daniel Smith Watercolors - Payne's Blue Gray
Daniel Smith Watercolors – Payne’s Blue Gray
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Daniel Smith Watercolors - Permanent Violet
Daniel Smith Watercolors – Permanent Violet
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Daniel Smith Watercolors - Phthalo Blue Red Shade
Daniel Smith Watercolors – Phthalo Blue Red Shade
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Daniel Smith Watercolors - Phthalo Green Yellow
Daniel Smith Watercolors – Phthalo Green Yellow
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Daniel Smith Watercolors - Quinacridone Violet
Daniel Smith Watercolors – Quinacridone Violet
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Daniel Smith Watercolors - Rare Green Earth
Daniel Smith Watercolors – Rare Green Earth
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Daniel Smith Watercolors - Verona Gold Ochre
Daniel Smith Watercolors – Verona Gold Ochre
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Daniel Smith Watercolors - Wisteria
Daniel Smith Watercolors – Wisteria
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Ek Success Powder Tool Applicator
Ek Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Hero Arts - Wagner - HT400 Precision Heat Tool
Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision Heat Tool
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Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Glass Media Mat
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Glass Media Mat
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Waffle Flower Water Media Mat
Waffle Flower Water Media Mat
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12 thoughts on “Winter Flowers Take 2

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  1. Ericka, I love the intense colors on this big and beautiful flower, I can see the difference in the before and after picture, simply amazing.
    I’ve always been a bit intimidated by coloring big images, but you make it look so easy.
    Awesome job.
    XO

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  2. Wow, Wow and Wow Ericka!! Your flowers is stunning and oh so vibrant. I loved seeing the before and the after. The before was beautiful but, the enhancements took it to the next level. Thanks for the shout out and Bravo!

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