Sunday, 22 May 2016

Pin-Sights Hello Friend

I'm playing along with the current Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge - here's the inspiration:


I used the centre portion to inspire my washed background and black sentiment and then added a flower to pick up on all the florals in the photos.

I'm still getting used to the watercolours - I found it difficult to get the two colours to really fade out towards the centre. The flower was fun, though - it's about 4 different layers of different reds and purples and I love the variation in colour this technique gives.

I used:
-Essentials by Ellen Bohemian Garden and matching die
-Essentials by Ellen Fancy Thanks
-Essentials by Ellen All Inside
-Kuretake Gansai Tambi


Lynn said...

So soft and beautiful Ardyth.

Rose said...

Wow! This is so pretty! The softness of the blue & pink with that gorgeous flower is beautiful.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card Ardyth!!

Sandra (Sunny) said...

wonderful card, great soft colours, really love it.

Thanks for sharing.

Suchi said...

Outstanding! Brilliant! Love the watercoloring! :)
Suchi xx

Maxine D said...

What great use of the water colours Ardyth - this is a beautiful result.

Marianne said...

So pretty, Ardyth. The trick with getting a gradient effect with water colours is to prepare enough paint to cover the area you want to paint and then adding a little water with every next brush stroke. Still, it requires practice, and maybe a little luck, as with my card here:
Have a wonderful week!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful Ardyth!

TK said...

Amazing card, and I just LOVE your flower! Soooo great!

Anita in France said...

Soft and so pretty, Ardyth ... such a lovely dreamy feel ... as though that sweet bloom is drifting along a gently moving stream! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! =) Such a BEAUTIFUL Card!! I LOVE the Design!! Such AMAZING Watercoloring!! =) THANKS SO MUCH for playing along this month for the Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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

You've even managed to make watercolour CAS ... so soft and light.