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Friday, April 12, 2013

Muse 12: Watercolour Flowers

Hello Everyone,
This week's Muse card is designed by Therese Calvird. I love it! Instantly I was drawn to the watercolour look of the flower and the large bold sentiment. I was over at Jill Foster's blog and she does some amazing things with watercolouring. I used one of the techniques she demonstrated with Distress Markers. It is really simple. I coloured the flowers with spiced orange, mustard seed and worn lipstick; on the leaves I used pine needles and crushed olive. Then I spritzed with water and sat back while the colours blended. Heat and fussy cut. I wanted them to have a little more sparkle, so I added some rock candy distress stickles to it. The background leaves are stamped with a Hero Arts shadow ink and the sentiment with Ranger jet black Archival. I love the way it turned out. Thanks Therese for the wonderful inspiration and thanks to everyone else for stopping by!

Happy Stamping,


  1. So so beautiful and the added shimmer is perfect (I'm thinking I might just *need* me some of that rock candy stickles lol)

  2. Gorgeous work, Meg! Love the sparkles! :-)

  3. These flowers are awesome!The sparkles are perfect! Great take on this week's Muse - thanks for playing along!

  4. Such a great take. I love the glitter flowers. TFS AJ-

  5. This is so awesome, Meg. Your sparkly roses look like stained glass kisses!! Well done!!

  6. These glittery blooms are wonderful, Meg ... awesome technique on the colouring and I love that you added the Stickles to make them really pop! Love that big bold sentiment too! Thanks so much for your visit and sweet words ... Happy Sunday! Anita :)


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