Friday, August 7, 2015

Sparkle and Shine Challenge

Happy Friday, folks!  I made a card for the current Sparkle and Shine Challenge, just look at this lovely graphic and you'll see why I HAD to make a card for this!!!

Isn't that picture positively JUICY?!  Orange is one of my favorite colors and I wanted to make something that would capture the essence of this glorious orange arrangement.

I knew I wanted to do some watercolor for this card, and I actually used several different kinds of watercolor here, my Zig watercolor pens, some Gansai Tambi Kuretaki watercolors, and DI Orange Marmalade.  I am by no means an expert at watercolor, far from it, so I just played around with this piece until I got a look that I liked.  The flowers are from MFT, the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp, and the sequins are Pretty Pink Posh.   I do love how this one turned out, and it makes me want to play some more with watercolor!

Thanks for stopping by, have a terrific weekend!



  1. Wow...just GORGEOUS! LOVE the soft layers and the freestyle feel with the watercolors - those flowers just pop! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle and Shine!

  2. Wow is this gorgeous Diane! Love the background and the contrast with the crisp die cut flowers!

  3. Diane, this is beautiful! I love the watercolored background you created and the pierced flowers are just bursting! So happy you joined us at Sparkle and Shine! XX

  4. Oh, I love this so much! The crisp white flowers really stand out against your awesome watercolored background! And lots of wonderful details add to this card's beauty!