Saturday, June 14, 2014

Roses aren’t just for Valentine’s ~

Hi there!  Thought I’d pop in with a watercolor rose card made for my mom’s birthday.  The rose is embossed in white on watercolor paper and painted with everything from my son’s Crayola watercolor set to a very nice set I received from a friend.  The roses use a mixture of pink, red, orange and yellow while the leaves are two different greens, brown and even a little black.

mom bday 2014

Once I’d tweaked the colors to a semblance of how I wanted them, {I find watercoloring a bit of a pain, but worth it in the end!} I embossed a sentiment from the Winnie & Walter set – The Big, the Bold & the Happy.  I sincerely adore this set for the fun large sentiments and the plethora of phrases that you can create.  The only issue I ran into was when embossing the sentiment over the embossed rose, the two melted together and didn't give the crispness I was after.

rose detail

  These colors fit well with both the Winnie & Walter Playdate 2 challenge as well as the inspiration photo for the Fusion challenge for June.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

  Have a wonderful weekend!

8 comments:

Dannielle Robeson said...

wow...amazing watercoloring and such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at fusion.

Danielle Flanders said...

So incredibly gorgeous, Alyssa!

Julia Aston said...

Your watercolored rose and leaves are just beautifil Alyssa! You mixed the colors perfectly! thank you so much for being inspired by the Fusion Challenge this week!

Debbie said...

What a beautiful card!! I'm sure you're Mom will love it!!

Deepti said...

So gorgeous! beautiful coloring on the roses :) Thank you for sharing with Fusion !

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! This is a work of art! The coloring is AMAZING!!!! So gorgeous!

Wida said...

this is beautiful!!

Lisa Petrella said...

This card is absolutely STUNNING, Alyssa!!! Hope you are doing great! Haven't seen you in Blogland recently.