Watercolored Flowers – With A Twist

Hello! The card this time has a couple of twists. Its doesn’t look like it upfront, but for me the techniques used are a first. 🙂

Watercolored Flowers - With A TwistHere’s what I did – I first die cut the flowers using Flower Layers and Leaf dies from Sizzix. I then drew the flowers on the die cuts using my sketch pens. The sketch pens, by nature react to water and release the pigments – I made use of that for watercoloring.

The twist for me here is that I didn’t use any stamps, but instead relied on the shape of the dies for drawing the flowers! 🙂 The technique of watercoloring using the sketch pens too – although I knew about this technique from my childhood, its my first time successfully using in a card like this! Super happy! 😀 Along with curving the leaves, I also foam mounted some and directly adhered other flowers to achieve a look of dimension.

Watercolored Flowers - With A Twist (close up)Coming back to the rest of the card – I stamped the stripy background using Good Day Sunshine from We R Memory Keepers in Hero Arts Tide Pool. The sentiment, Hero Arts All Occasions Messages is stamped in Faber Castell green ink.

And that’s my card! How do you like it?

Submitting this to a lot of challenges –

Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch #26

Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch #26Just Us Girls #296: Word Week: Summer

Just Us Girls #296: Word Week: SummerTGIF Challenge: #06: Watercolor Challenge

TGIF Challenge: #06: Watercolor ChallengeInkspirational Challenge #84

Inkspirational Challenge #84Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop

Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂


46 thoughts on “Watercolored Flowers – With A Twist

  1. The flowers look fabulous, goodness so many challenges in one card is amazing! My head spins with just one challenge. 🙂

  2. Very impressive and NO stamps! It turned out great! Thanks for joining the team and I over at Just Us Girls for our summer challenge!

  3. Wow! Ashwini, what a twist, hand drawn flowers on die-cuts, smart idea. Love your take on Sovushka Slavia sketch and how you played with the depth. Thanks so much for joining in!

  4. The flowers look super gorgeous….your hand drawing skills are pretty good I say 🙂
    Thank you for playing with us at INK for our Photoinkspiration Challenge. I would love to see you again for our next challenge 🙂
    Pia xx

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