Friday, March 26, 2010

Morning Marigold

This gorgeous marigold is from Stampin' Up! I haven't been water colouring for a while, you can tell my highlights aren't very good, I've always had trouble with highlights and painting. If anyone knows of a good website that gives tips on watercolouring please let me know in my comment section. I did this card for three challenges; the first one is Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential. The challenge was to make a birthday card the colour of my birthday. Mines in January so the colour would be garnet which is a deep red. Bravo burgandy comes close but doesn't have the gorgeous hue that a garnet has, but close, lol! The second challenge is on stamptv and is a sketch challenge. The third is One Stop Craft Challenge and that was to make something shine. I took the photo of my card on an angle so you can see the embossing on the background(which is shiny) and the glitter on the marigolds(which is also shiny). Great challenges!
Stamps: Stampin Up morning soft, Floral, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Vintage Vogue
Paper: Bravo burgandy, whisper white
Ink: Bravo burgandy, garden green, basic black, versamark
Other: clear embossing powder, ribbon, swiss dots embossing folder, sakura glitter pen, curely label punch, ticket corner punch


  1. WOWZER!! Dawn, the garnet color looks just GORGEOUS!! I love the beautiful flower and sparkle too!! Thanks for playing along with us at Saturday Spotlight sweetie!! HUGS

  2. This is so pretty Dawn!! Love your use of your birthstone and your stunning image! Thanks for joining us at Sat. Spotlight this week!

  3. GORGEOUS!!! LOVE this image and beautiful color combo!! Thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!

  4. Such a beautiful card. The colour looks so rich. Love the image and it's beautifully coloured.
    Thanks for joining us at the OSCC.
    Sharon xx

  5. Such a lovely image and the colours and sparkle look great. Thanks for joining in with this weeks oscc.
    Hugs Shelley xx