#743 – A Vintage Hello

Hello! Here’s a card I made to say hello to a dear blogging friend, Pooja. I had already sent it to her.. like six months ago… and totally forgot to post about it..

Vintage Hello

I hadn’t started with any particular idea, just though of doing some no line watercoloring with flowers. I chose a combination of images from a couple of Honey Bee Stamps – Zen Bouquet and Zem Floral. After stamping out the basic design in a light color, I watercolored them using distress inks. The colors inadvertently turned out to be a vintage style.

Once done, I trimmed the panel. It was pretty big, and I didn’t want to trim too much, so I ended up with a piece totally different from the standard size. I also distressed the sides a bit, to enhance the vintage feel.

Vintage Hello

Anyway, I adhered this over an off-white cardstock. The sentiment comes from Memory Box Hello Script die, which I stacked a few times before adhering it on the watercolor panel. I also added a couple of lines in gold using my Uniball gold gel pen, both on the watercolor panel and just outside it, as a sort of a frame and added accent.

I am joining the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

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Happy Little Stampers: April Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

A2Z Scrapbooking April challenge: Flower Power

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

18 thoughts on “#743 – A Vintage Hello

    • Thank you so much Pooja! I kept wondering whether you would actually like it, since it is a completely different style. But I am glad that you did! 😃

  1. I love how you combined different flowers and leaves and got this totally awesome vintage flower garden. The background is fantastic too. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  2. It’s really beautiful, just like those master paintings!! Thanks for playing along our Flower Power challenge at a2z.

  3. Beautiful watercolor creation! Love the bold colors! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us in the a2z Scrapbooking Blog’s April “Flower Power” challenge!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, a2z DT
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    Love To Scrap!

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