Massive Peonies To Brighten Our Day

Massive Peonies To Brighten Our Day

Hi Crafty Friends,

Here we are again today to bring you a fabulous and gorgeous floral display by Lisa Tilson of My Card Trip blog. She is using the Massive Peony stamp set by Gina K Designs and she has transformed it into a watercolor beauty.


Hello everyone! After a little break, I am delighted to be back on the blog today. I have recently moved house so it has meant that my craft room has been out of action for a while. But I was itching to start making cards again and couldn’t resist this beautiful floral stamp from Gina K Designs. Peonies are one of my favourite flowers and I thought I would do some no-line water colouring on my card today.

I took a panel of Arches Hot Pressed cardstock and stamped the image using Antique Linen Distress Ink. This is a great ink for no-line colouring as it kind of disappears as you start to paint but it is distinct enough for you to see clearly where your lines are before you start.  For my water colouring today I used a selection of Daniel Smith watercolours and enjoyed an hour or so watching the image appear in front of me.

Hint: Get an awesome selection of Daniel Smith watercolors by using one of their dot cards. You can do oodles of projects with them and you have a plethora of colors to choose from (see supply list below).

As always I went bolder than I had intended! This often happens with me! I was originally going for quite a soft coral for the peony but adding interest and layers definitely meant it deepened a bit more than I had wanted. Once it had dried, I spattered some of the same watercolours over the panel using a No2 and No6 round brush. I also spattered on some white gouache and some Perfect Pearls. When you tilt the card you can really see the pearly drops – it’s very pretty in real life.

I trimmed the panel down so that it would mat onto a 5” x 7” Neenah 110lb base card and then I stamped a sentiment from the set using Versamark Ink. I applied Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder and heat set.

This is a beautiful image that looks gorgeous in any medium. When I have a bit more time I shall take out my pencils and give that a go too.

Note: Daniel Smith Watercolours used – Quinacridone Sienna, Quinacridone Gold, Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet, Quinacridone Coral, Quinacridone Red, Green Gold, Serpentine Genuine, Kingman Green Turquoise Genuine, Cascade Green, Aussie Red Gold


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