Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Water Color Blue Bonnet Card


Hi all, here is a card for my native Texas heritage and my love of flowers as you already know! But first, it will soon be my 5000th visit hit and time for another BLOG CANDY giveaway! This time you will choose what the candy will be. Leave a comment on this post from now and through the day the hit counter hits 5000 and vote on your choice of three BLOG CANDY giveaways!
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The choices are:
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1. A QUILLED/or STAMPED CARD made by me,
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2. or A WATER COLORED STAMPED IMAGE FOR YOU TO ADORN A CARD MADE BY YOU,
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3. or YOUR CHOICE OF DIE CUT EMBELLISHMENTS, SHAPES, OR THINGS (ANIMALS, BIRDS, BABY RELATED, ETC, LOTS TO CHOOSE FROM)
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To enter leave a comment below with your choice, your link if you have one, LINK to this BLOG CANDY page on your site, and enter now and through the day the counter hits 5000! Winner will be chosen with at random from all who enter!
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Now for the card. The bluebonnets and other wildflowers are blooming in Texas and it is an awesome display of God's beautiful glory! You will see many cars stopped on the side of the roads where there is a field of blue, red, yellow, a rainbow of colors, taking pictures!
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I used one of my 2 new stamps, a bluebonnet and water colored and cut it out with my Tombow markers. It is has iridescent glitter on the white areas of the flower as a highlight but isn't showing well in the photo as it is overcast and sprinkling as I took the photo! It is done in the style of Faith Hofritcher and you can see her site here.
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I love her color combos and style. She really does it much better than I do! I like to attempt to replicate/CASE (Copy And Share Everything) styles and designs of other great card artists to learn new techniques. When I do I will always interpret it with some of my style and try to make it my "own" a bit. It is always that way anyway when you try to recreate something you see, it will always be a bit different from person to person and that's what makes it art!
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The bluebonnet image and sentiment is popped up with dimensionals. I shaded the edges of the card stock with a darker ink color and added the dots as Faith does. Decorative brads and a brown metallic ribbon finish the card. Tomorrow I will post the other of the set, the Indian Paintbrush card. Remember enter to win the BLOG CANDY!
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Until tomorrow,
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Shalom,
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Sonya
Click on "comment" to enter!

4 comments:

catdidit said...

These are sooo gorgeous! Your watercoloring is right on with these! I was just out in a field of them today (before it started raining that is, lol) I so need these stamps too!

Lisa Phillippi said...

I just love the Blue Bonnetts being a native Texan, they are my favorite! Your card is GORGEOUS! LOve the watercolor technique!

Birdnest Creations said...

I love your work. I have just started Quilling.

JoAnnC. said...

Again, STUNNING work! You are cranking out these works of art a mile a minute and each one is more beautiful than the last!