Monday, June 8, 2015

Watercolored Quilt

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This is my second post today, and I'm entering the following card into the Watercolor Blog Hop hosted by Pretty Pink Posh.


I added color to the watercolor card background with yellow, orange and pink reinkers and used an aquabrush to blend and move the colors together. After it dried, I sponged circles of assorted sizes with white pigment ink; which is called the Bokeh technique. If you click the photo to enlarge it, you will see some of those white circles which really enhance the watercolor design. I used a MFT stitched quilt die to cut the colored panel along with a black panel, and swapped the colored pieces back into the black frame, adding 2 punched flowers done with a SU! punch and a black mini brad to the center. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and seemed perfect to blend with a cozy and warm quilt.

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check out all the beautiful water color entries in this challenge - you'll be inspired to get out your watercolors and play along!

Carol

18 comments:

Di said...

Really beautiful card Carol! Such a great idea to add the flower in the centre too.

I knew it was a Playmate I got the heads up for this wonderful die from :) Guess you won't want this week's prize then?

Hugs

Di xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That's really neat. It makes me think of a tie-dye quilt.

jimlynn said...

This is like looking through a stained glass window! BEAUTIFUL! Love the watercoloring behind that die. So pretty!
Lynn

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is just gorgeous, Carol! Incredible watercoloring and bokehing, both! They suit each other well and the die suits the background, too! All in all: a fabulous design!! Hugs, Darnell

Jean said...

This looks fabulous Carol, I love the pretty blend of colours you made the really show off the lovely quilt die cut.
Jean x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wonderful watercolour card, I know very well it! :))) Fantastic!

Kris B said...

Beautiful background! I've need to try this technique! love the quilt die! Wonderful card!

Fifi said...

Such a pretty card, lovely colouring

Stampsnob. said...

Oh this is gorgeous Love the background...Lis

Brenda said...

Wow Carol, this is stunning! I love your water colored background and I love that you did the bokeh technique. So cool looking! I also love your sentient. Hugs, Brenda

D.Ann C said...

Love this... the black makes it pop!

SARN said...

Brilliant watercolouring and Bokeh-ing! You've made a wonderful card and I love the sentiment.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Super fab design. Love the colour combo too.xx
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Donna Hanley said...

Carol forgive me but I'm way behind on commenting. I have just gone through your blog for the past week and have seen all of your sweet cards. They are all great but I have to say that dog card is my favorite. I have always loved that image. The colors in this quilt card are just gorgeous and I love the minion creatures also. We were gone on vacation for a week and have been frantically trying to catch up in the yard since we got home: mulching, plating, rearranging plants and on top of that having our carpets replaced which is a ton of work taking all the items out of all the rooms. So I'll try to keep up but forgive me if a miss a day here and there. Enjoy your day.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Well I am sure glad I am not the only commenter that has disappeared for a bit (Donna). What a fantastic was to use your quilt die. You have really been branching out!

nwilliams6 said...

Gorgeous! Love the watercoloring, the bokeh technique, and your great design. Super pretty!!!!!! Hugz

scrappymo! said...

Stunning!

Jessi Fogan said...

Watercolouring is so addictive - combining it with this gorgeous piecing, it just makes my eyes happy :)