Bloom With Hope Watercolour Daisy For The Paper Players

by Joanne James19. April 2015 10:00

It's Sunday - my favourite day of the week! - and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players. Thanks to everyone who joined in with my colour challenge last week - the standard of entries was incredibly high. This week it's 'Clean and Simple' week and the amazingly talented Nance has chosen watercolouring as her theme:


It's been ages since I did any proper watercolouring, so it was nice to dig out some paper, re-acquaint myself with my aquapainter and get painting. I played around with lots of different watercolouring techniques and once I had started, couldn't stop and ended up whiling away a pleasant few hours in my sunny creating a few different cards. Here's my clean and simple creation for today, using this week's sketch over at Pals Paper Arts, although with a little less slant to the horizontal element (hopefully I'll be forgiven for this slight stray from the sketch!):

There really isn't much to explain here: I stamped the daisy from the Bloom with Hope hostess set in Versamark onto watercolour paper and heat embossed it in white, then using my aquapainter and a variety of inks I coloured my image. I adhered it to a base of Daffodil Delight and finished it with a bold Pacific Point blue 'hello' cut using my Expressions thinlits and adhered it using some rolled glue dots to give just a little dimension.

So before you reach for your paper and inks, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile
Claire Broadwater
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Debbie Mageed
Karren Johnson
Shannon Jaramillo
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 

I hope you like my creation - I'm already looking forward to seeing your watercolour cards and projects in our gallery this week. I love the bright colours of today's card, but if it's a little loud for you come back tomorrow to see an altogether more subtle watercoloured card!

Back tomorrow with another watercoloured card; until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (14) -

Michelle Gleeson
Michelle GleesonUnited States
4/19/2015 12:36:21 PM #

I would never have thought this was a stamp from Bloom with Hope.  It looks so different embossed.  The watercoloring is bold and bright making such a striking statement.  Another beautiful card Joanne.  Thanks for playing with the Pals this week.


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
4/19/2015 3:19:51 PM #

Joanne, this is absolutely stunning!  I love that you used such bold colors with the soft look of watercolor.  The subtle changes in your watercolored background are amazing--so many layers of color create such dimension.  Brilliant idea to emboss on watercolor paper and love the die cut sentiment.  All 'round CAS perfection!


BonnieUnited States
4/19/2015 3:23:23 PM #

This is gorgeous, Joanne! Love that vivid blue background!


Debbie Mageed
Debbie MageedUnited States
4/19/2015 5:27:27 PM #

Wow! I love this watercolor card! Absolutely gorgeous! I will have to pin this for inspiration!!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/19/2015 10:19:02 PM #

So pretty, Joanne!  This is how I WANTED to do my watercolored creation, but I guess I need some lessons or something!  Love the had me at BLUE!


KarrenJNew Zealand
4/20/2015 6:41:12 AM #

Beautiful!  The watercolored background looks so loose and free - just how watercoloring should look.  


Patti MacLeith
Patti MacLeithUnited States
4/20/2015 5:50:11 PM #

beautiful watercoloring, Joanne!


Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
4/20/2015 6:27:41 PM #

Stunning! I LOVE this! That background is just awesome, and I love how you added the sentiment.


Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
4/21/2015 11:36:44 PM #

This is stunning! I absolutely love what you've done with this stamp, Joanne. Your watercolored background is gorgeous!


Kerry Willard Bray
Kerry Willard BrayUnited States
4/22/2015 2:05:31 AM #

Your watercoloring is absolutely fabulous, Joanne! This card is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts this week!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
4/23/2015 12:01:27 AM #

Joanne, this is just gorgeous!  I love this stamp set and you have created a true beauty!  I just love the blue and yellow!  XXXX


jaydeeUnited States
4/24/2015 2:18:28 AM #

Joanne, I love your watercolor background - it has the perfect look and freedom of watercolor.  The flower is gorgeous and I love the die cut sentiment that carries the same color scheme.  Fabulous


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
4/24/2015 5:16:48 AM #

Beautifully watercolored, Joanne! The white embossing is so striking against the blue background!


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
4/25/2015 5:48:48 AM #

I LOVE your card, Joanne! The colors are gorgeous together and your watercoloring adds so much depth to the card. Wow!


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