PE: Altenew January Challenge Winner!!! Yay for me!!
Rocker at Watercooler Wednesday challenge!
Hello!! Its the start of a wonderful new year! Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year! I’ve even got a happy news to share today – I’m joining the Happy Little Stampers Challenge Team for their Watercolor challenges! Yay!! Thank you very much Kylie, for the invitation!!
And now for the very first challenge of the year. The watercolor challenge has changed so that it is an ‘Anything Goes’ challenge. So now, you are free to join in with any of your watercolor creation!! Yay!!
And here’s what I made –
I wanted to make something that could carry a message for the whole year. And of course, what better companions to that than flowers!
I used Altenew Magnolias for Her stamp set, and distress inks to stamp the images. I then added a hand drawn branch for the flowers and leaves to grow on. Then I watercolored the scene using distress inks.
Once everything was dry, I trimmed down the panel to a standard card size and adhered it on top of a white card. Finally, I stamped the sentiment, from Concord & 9th Painted Rose, with a dark grey ink.
And that’s my card! I’m joining the following challenges with my card –
Watercooler Wednesday challenge: Marsha’s Special 3-Week Anything Goes Challenge
Altenew January Inspiration challenge
Do hop over to the Happy Little Stampers blog. We have plenty more fantastic inspiration from the rest of our fabulous design team! We have the Watercolor Challenge today, followed up with the other challenges coming up every few days! Take your pick and join the fun! 🙂
Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂
Your card is beautiful. Glad to have you on the team.
Thank you, Barb!
This is lovely!
I am in awe of your talent! This is the best use I have seen of this stamp! Thanks for the inspiration:)
Thank you so much!!
OmG Ashwini ! To say your card is beautiful would be an understatement..it looks just like a beautiful vintage postcard ! Amazed by the watercolor texture you achieved on flowers as well as on bg . Congratulation for you DT term ! And a very Happy Healhty and Creative New Year.
Thank you for coming back yet again for commenting Pooja! It really is encouraging! A very happy new year to you as well! ❤ ❤
Congratulations on a very well deserved DT stint, sis – so proud of you! ❤ Way to start off the new year with a beautiful watercolor card. 🙂 I'll be looking forward to more of your watercolor creations this year.
Thank you so much sis!! ❤❤❤ Me too – looking forward to all that we will create this year!! ❤
Congratulations on joining that design team. What a good fit as watercoloring is one of your special talents. Love this design, beautifully soft and subtle xx
I am so very flattered, Helen! Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement!
This is just stunning. . I can only imagine myself doing anything like this in my wildest dreams. . Ao so so beautiful
I believe I felt the same about your card, Swapna – no kidding! But thank you so much for your kind words!
WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning, I love your card, so beautiful …
Thank you so much, Anke! Appreciate it!
Beautiful card! I like your watercolor technique.
Happy New Year!
Thank you so much Maja! And a happy new year to you too!
Wow, Ashwini!! Your card is absolutely stunning! I fell in love with it the minute I saw it! Your colouring is superb! I would love to be able to colour like this! I hope all is well with you and your family Take care and Happy 2021!
Thank you so much for the kind words, Helen!
This is amazing!
Thank you so much Hannelie! 💕
Welcome to the team! Your magnolias are beautifully coloured, love them.
Thank you very much, Susan! ❤️
Love how you colored the magnolias Ashwini! Hugs!! Bhavya
Thank you Bhavya!
This is so beautiful. Great watercoloring work my friend
Thank you so much my dear friend!
You should just drop the mic and just walk off stage! WOWZERS! I told you I was in awe of your watercoloring talent. This is over the top! So glad I decided to drop by!!! Amazing!!!!!!
😁😁😘😘😘 Wow, Nancy!! Thanks for being such a sweetheart!!!
Whoa.. whoa.. this is absolutely stunning.. gorgeous! My Goodness.. you are just amazing with your designs and uff kya talent with watercolors!! Happy 2021 Ashwini. I wish this year, you are more frequent on IG, so that I don’t miss any of your cards 😉
Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for the compliments, Ishani!! 😘😘 I took your advice and finally and landed on Instagram!
I guess everyone already said it all about your jaw-dropping card… as for me, I’m still checking all details, like shadows and light, depth, and so on… Am I sounding like an expert in water colors? Well, I am in fact thinking how I’ve never seen these stamps before, especially knowing that I have them. Weird, right?
Your water coloring skills are truly amazing!
You flatter me so much, Cris!! Thank you so much for the sweet compliments! 💕💕💕
Teammates! You’re a perfect addition to the team, and this card is WOW gorgeous.
Thank you so much Lindsey!! I am glad!! 💕
oh my what amazing colouring, simply stunning
Thank you Penny!
Absolutely beautifully watercolored Ashwini!
Thank you very much Rahmat!
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If you don’t mind, I would like to be the first to congratulate you on your win… I wasn’t expecting at all 😂🤣
Thank you Cris! 😘