Saturday, April 4, 2015

Indescribable Gift for JAX Starz Blog Hop

It's the first Saturday of the month so you know what that means.....Time for the April JAX Starz Blog Hop.  We challenged ourselves to make paper crafts that have flowers and that really made me very happy!!!  I love, love, love coloring flowers.
You may just be starting the blog hop or you may have come from Rose Ann Marr's blog.  You can follow the full blog hop lineup below to move along from blog to blog so you can see all of the new projects.

With the discontinuation of the Stampin' Up! Blendabilities I was forced to go back and use an old technique to color the blossoms from Indescribable Gift.  I love how my card turned out and hope you do too!!!
I embossed the blossoms in white onto watercolor paper and then used an Aqua Painter and Strawberry Slush ink to flood the blossoms with color.  Gotta say I'm really going to miss Strawberry Slush when it retires on June 2nd as it is part of the In Color 2013-2015 collection. 

I started out by spritzing the watercolor paper to get it wet and then picked up some ink with the Aqua Painter and dabbed it into the center of the blossom and allowed it to spread.  The embossed edges do a pretty good job of keeping the ink inside each petal (provided you don't use too much water).  I colored each petal individually.  I admit it takes a little extra time to do this, but I think it's oh so worth it.

Your next stop on the JAX Starz blog hop is Amanda Sevall.

Full JAX Starz blog hop lineup....

If you would like to recreate my card following are the products I used.
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Please let me know if I can help you with any of your stamping needs.

I hope you enjoy the blog hop and I appreciate you visiting with me today.  If you have time, please leave me a comment....I love hearing from you!!

Come back again soon.  


Cari Verschueren said...

Wow! Your coloring skills are beyond expert. This card is truly stunning! I definitely need to work with my aqua painters more!!!

Card Bomb said...

Susan! Wow!! I love this card! You have got some mad watercoloring skills! I'm am going to be trying this soon as I've been itching to use this stamp set. Cute little bow too. Great card!

Rose Ann Marr said...

Stunning card Susan, you did a great job with your colors. The bow is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Amanda Sevall said...

I so wish we could sit down and make cards together-- I'd love to see your process. I love your watercoloring!!! Such a beautiful card Susan!!! :)