Friday, 26 June 2015

Watercolour Thank you


This card started as a card for the current Fusion challenge - I watercoloured a panel in pinks and yellows but couldn't figure out where the big black and turquoise element should come in (my brain is fried from all the end-of-school activities, but now that school is done, I'm hoping for more time and more creativity).

Anyway, I'm happy with this simple, pretty thank you (and now thinking I will use it for a set for the piano teacher). I started by watercolouring with Kuretake Gansai Tambi and cutting the smaller of the two Hero Arts flowers from that. I cut the larger flower from a white panel and inlaid the smaller one into the bigger one. I like the 'halo' effect. I finished the flower with a sparkly Doodlebug enamel dot and added a Simon Says Stamp sentiment.

Yesterday was Struan's 16th birthday. We spent the morning getting him his G-1 driving license (learner's permit). He's pretty happy about that!


18 comments:

Hannelie said...

LOVE!

Lisa Lara said...

Busy busy busy. Oh fun at the DMV. They had me in tears with my kids. Just love the white flower and pop of water coloring Ardyth.

Lynn said...

Way to go Struan! Love your card too Ardyth.

Pam said...

Beautiful!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous CAS card Ardyth! I love your water colored flower. How fun, well maybe not so much for you, but for Struan that he got his driving permit! I've been through it with 6 boys and lets just say that I'm glad that they are all grown now and I don't have to do it anymore. lol It is a huge milestone for the kids and a start of independence. Congrats to Struan!!! Hugs, Brenda

Lisa said...

Love this Ardyth, so pretty! Congrats to your son!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love this Ardyth, pretty blend of colours on the petals. Congrats to Struan on this milestone!

Bobby said...

Love the water colored flower with its halo.

I Card Everyone said...

Cheers all around, Ardyth!
=]

Leigh Penner said...

So pretty!

Deepti said...

Soooooooo incredibly beautiful!

Geri said...

Congrats to Struan! Now the fun begins!

Love the colors of your inked flower - so soft! Great sentiment too. I really like the halo effect too.

Happy Dance said...

Happy birthday to Sruan! It was also my sweet grandson Christopher's birthday too. Learner's permit. A bit scary for mom and dad, but when he can take over some of his own 'runs', you'll be so thankful! And what a pretty flower. LOVE that watercolored flower. The colors work so well together. And I like the bigger one in white. Nice font on that sentiment too. I like a good font... Have a great weekend. Bev

Kim Heggins said...

Congrats to Struan...how exciting to get his permit on his birthday. Beautiful card too...love your sweet flower, the colors are fabulous.

shirley-bee said...

Love that watercoloured daisy!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Amazing how you made a watercolour card still CAS. Love it!

Anita in France said...

Deliciously pretty, Ardyth ... LOVE! Had a smile at your brain being fried ... I'm in good company!! Congratulations and Happy Birthday to Struan ... cool step getting his Learners Permit! Bon dimanche ... bisous, Anita :)

Joyce said...

So pretty. Love the soft colors you combined. Congrats to your son on getting his driver's permit. I think I have that ahead of me pretty soon for both of my daughters.