Monday, June 2, 2014

HOC Blog Hop "Mothers Garden"

Hi, all!  It's time for an end of term blog hop over at House of Cards and we have a super fun challenge AND tons of great prize opportunities for those of you who join in the fun!!!:) You should have arrived here from Corneilia's Blog.  If you haven't please start all the way back at the House of Cards hop post and follow the list found in the blog of the hop post!
Photo Inspiration
I decided to play again with some watercolours, but was unable to print the digital image onto the watercolour paper so the image is printed onto regular card stock.  My image is taken from Stitchy Bear Stamps called Mothers Garden with Floral.  I also managed to make two different cards using the same digital image and highlighted the flowers in different ways.
Card number one is simply a single layer card using watercolours on the image.
 Card number two is the same image, however I printed the image twice and fussy cut our the leaves and the flowers after I had painted them.
 The overlay was placed onto the base of the same image but not before I had painted the vines and given the background a punch of colour to accent the flowers a little more.
The centres of the daisies are filled with seed beads.

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Now get to hopping'!  Your next stop is Robbie's Blog!  If you get lost along the way, you can always head back to the original blog hop post -- and don't forget to link up a project at the House of Cards blog after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too!

Thanks for stopping by.

Nancy

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38 comments:

  1. Beautiful CAS card. Love the seed bead addition. Very creative.

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  2. Beautiful card, I cordially greet

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  3. So pretty! Love those flowers! :)

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  4. Oh, these are lovely Nancy! You did an excellent job with the watercolors and I love the dimension and beads added to the second one-beautiful! -DT sister

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  5. Beautiful watercoloring Nancy. Like the seed beads in the flower center too. Have a great day!

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  6. Hi Nancy
    Both cards are absolutely stunning. Love em!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  7. WOW. I am BLOWN AWAY by the gorgeousness of these cards, Nancy! Super gorgeous coloring and amazing idea to do the beads in the middles!!! I'm so happy to be hopping with you! HUGS and enjoy the rest of your week! Mynn xx

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  8. Wow! I used this digi too but yours are gorgeous.

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  9. Hi Nancy,
    Wow, this is so pretty. love your coloring on the leaves.
    Ang HOC DT

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  10. Just beautiful - your popped up flowers are gorgeous!

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  11. Both cards are gorgeous, nice color combo and the flowers are very pretty!

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  12. So pretty! LOVE the bit of dimension, and great job with the trendy watercoloring!

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  13. Nancy, these are both beautiful, but I especially like the second one!

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  14. These are gorgeous Nancy! Fabulous watercoloring and I love the added seed beads!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  15. Very pretty, love the flowers!

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  16. Such beautiful colouring on such a pretty stamp and the beads really bring that card to life

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  17. Nancy, what gorgeous floral cards, so pretty! I love the colouring and the seed beads are the perfect accent! Ruth x

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  18. Beautiful work! Two lovely cards and fabulous colouring

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  19. Gorgeous. Love the seed beads too hugs.

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  20. Lovely projects! What a wonderful hop, Great sponsors and perfect challenge. Thanks for a chance to win!

    Gracielliedesign . Blogspot . Com

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  21. Such a lovely set of cards!

    Hugs, Vannessa x

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  22. The watercolouring worked well anyway! Actually it is beautiful, I love it!!! xx

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  23. Love the colors and your artwork!

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  24. Beautiful image and gorgeous colors!!

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  25. I really like the extra dimension on #2 and also your sentiment placement.

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  26. I love these two cards - so elegant yet not fussy!! The second one with the ribbon is delightful!

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  27. Hi Nancy, lovely cards and how you've used the inspirational photos, I love watercolouring on cards and you've highlighted the flowers and made them appear to be waterlilies - one of my favourites. Cheers

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  28. Very pretty cards. Love how you used those seed beads for the centers. Beautiful coloring too! So glad to have found you through house of cards!
    -Melin
    My Blog: MyPaperCrafting.com

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  29. really love your popped up flower looks so adorable and with soft color also elegant and beautiful...love your card

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  30. very very prtty, love flowers and great texture on this card!

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  31. This is a great Blog Hop Challenge. TY :)

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  32. Both are beautiful but I prefer the card without ribbon. I love how you highlighted these gorgeous flowers and the beads in their centers.
    Rosi x

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