Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday

Today's Timeless Tuesday challenge, wasn't really a challenge...Silke said we HAD to use our favorite Flourishes set! :) They are all great sets, but Lilac is my favorite. We love when you play along with the challenges, so see all the details on the blog: Flourishes Newsletter.
I love Lilacs. Growing up, there were lilac bushes on the entire property line. The smell in the late spring was heavenly and the shrubs were alive with the humming of busy bees. They remind me of home. We also bring lilacs to my grandmother's grave every spring. I never knew her, so Lilacs are my memory of her. I took this photo at my parent's house one Memorial Day weekend. It will always be one of my favorite photos.

Being inspired by the photo, I stamped the image onto watercolor paper (little note here, Flourishes just got some new watercolor paper in and yummy! it is thick and takes color like nothing you have ever used. its worth every penny!) and used my watercolor pencils. I have a couple of waterbrushes (fine and broad tip) and I pick the color off the pencil. I always keep a scrap of watercolor paper next to me, so I can remove excess color, or get a softer wash of color. A paper towel is also handy for cleaning the waterbrush between colors. The rest of the card is pretty basic, but the photo corners are chipboard pieces that were covered with cardstock.
thanks for stopping by!!

Make sure and check out what the rest of the team has created:
Becca Feeken
Betty Wright
Cindy Haffner
Dee Jackson
Silke Ledlow

Stamps-Flourishes (Lilac)
Watercolor paper-Flourishes
Patterned paper-Crate, My Mind's Eye
Ribbon-May Arts
Chipboard-Making Memories
Punch-Martha Stewart Butterfly
Pearls-Kaiser (Pewter), Hero Arts


Amber said...

What a beautiful picture and the perfect card to match!!! So elegant and lovely!

Susan said...

Exquisite and a perfect way to start a day of Terrific Tuesday inspiration! Now is we would just be able to get rid of the snow that remains! sUSAn

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS!!! I can see why this is your favorite Set...you've made it look amazing!!! Your watercoling is devine!!!

Diana said...

Love, love, love the watercolor!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful, work Kim.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Kim this is stunning! Oh I love the real picture you gave of the butterfly and the lilac. Your card is fantastic! Stunning job missy. :0)

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Beautiful, Kimberly!!!! Love the inspiration picture you took and the wonderful story!!!! Your card is gorgeous and beautifully colored!!!! Great work, girl!!!!

Latisha said...

Just beautiful!!

Melissa Bickford said...

Absolutely beautiful picture and card, Kim! Your watercoloring is just perfect!!!


Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Kim!!

Jane Wetzel said...

this is stunning....

Lisa (lakind) said...

Nature surely provides great inspiration! Your card is lovely!


Anonymous said...

I love this luscious card. It reminds me, too, of my grandmother's garden. Thank you for sharing this stunningly beautiful card. And for the information about the watercolor paper. I am really learning to appreciate the beauty of watercolor.

Joan said...

Beautiful card - love the photograph too.

Jeanne Forsyth said...

This is a beautiful piece of work - your watercoloring is so pretty. Lavender is my fav!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhhhhh MY! I love these papers and your coloring. What a FANTASTIC looking card. Yum-o!!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Absolutely beeee-u-ti-ful Kim!! Your coloring is awesome, you brought those lilacs to life girl!!