Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Week 3


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Hi everyone! It's time for another Wednesday Challenge! I'm in my third week as the guest designer for the Wednesday Challenge!!


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This week's theme is Fantastic Florals and we are featuring Altenew. Can I just say how excited I was when found out I got to play with Altenew products!?! They are my absolute favorite stamp company. I love their floral images. I really like their inks, too. They're crisp and they dry relatively fast, which prevents smudging. My card features a whimsical floral set called Hello Sunshine. Check it out!


If you're thinking "Her watercoloring is terrible. It's not even inside the lines!" let me stop you right there because it was intentional.


 I very, very loosely watercolored the flowers after stamping them onto watercolor paper. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush to fill in the images. Let me add that letting go of control and allowing myself to be more free with the coloring was not easy. I am usually very meticulous.


However, I'm glad I stepped out of my comfort zone because I like the end result. I would be remiss if I didn't give credit to Margaret Berg, who designed this gorgeous illustration called Pastel Florals.

Inspiration: Pastel Florals by Margaret Berg

I'd like to challenge you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Then enter it into the challenge for the chance to win a $50 gift card to Simon Says Stamp.

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6 comments :

Lorraine A said...

This is just sop pretty Annette! the water coloured flowers are gorgeous and I love the CAS design, a lovely CASE of Margarets card, the whole design is stunning! LOVE it :-)

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Tracy Freeman said...

This is so beautiful Annette, gorgeous colours...so summer like and a really pretty CAS design xxx

Virginia Lu said...

Oh Annette! How I love your colors and stamping with Hello Sunshine!! So bright and happy! Everything is in perfect balance! Well done! :)

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Beautiful card! You really nailed the inspiration you took from, this looks so bright and happy :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Lin said...

Altenew makes the prettiest flowers, I agree! Love your card for this week, Annette!

M!R said...

So vibrant, so bright, Annette... beautiful job indeed!!!
I love it!
Mir

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