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Watercolor Anemones

I\’ve been off for a bit because we hosted my daughter\’s wedding in our backyard and then we went on a lovely extended vacation to The Outer Banks.  We are back home now and I\’ve been working on several projects.  I especially like this card.
I was in a watercolor mood and wanted to play with a three color palette.  I love how pink, yellow and orange combine.   I started by gold embossing Jane\’s Doodles Anemone on watercolor paper.  I wanted each flower to be slightly different and selected Daniel Smith\’s Quinacridone Pink, Cad. Yellow Deep Hue and Cad Red Scarlet Hue.  I love how vibrant the colors are!
gold embossing and watercoloring

I finished the card with pink, orange and yellow paint spatters.  I always love that look on other people\’s cards but don\’t often use it on my own.

I included this second picture because I love the gold shimmery glow the heat embossing creates.

I\’ve entered this card in:
  The Watercooler Wednesday \”Anything Goes\” Challenge.  I love their prompts and frequently submit a card.

Addicted to Stamps Anything Goes Challenge  I love their broad prompts which make it easy to play along.

Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge  I go through a lot of Get Well cards so this Challenge is great for me.

Update:  I was so pleased to see that I was selected as a Watercolour Challenge Favourite at Happy Little Stampers!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

7 thoughts on “Watercolor Anemones

  1. Beautiful card, Karen. I love the bold colours you've used to colour those anemones. The heat embossed gold really adds a lot of elegance as well. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

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  2. I agree Karen, those colours are glorious and bold. Thanks for the second picture highlighting the gold embossing, so shimmery. Lovely card. Thanks for joking us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

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  3. The flowers are so bright and happy, Karen! The gold embossing really helps them to stand out! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

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  4. Firstly, Congratulations on your daughter's wedding! As for your card, I really love how you water-coloured your flowers and with my favourite paints too, LOVE Daniel Smith, they have amazing colours don't they? Thanks for sharing it at our Anything Goes challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More and I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations again! Hugs, Gwendolyn

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