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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Tulip Block

Hello again!  I'm back with some sparkly watercoloring today.  First time to watercolor a Bugaboo digi (ordinarily use Copics), but I'm loving those Spectrum Noir sparkle watercolor pens just a little too much to put them down.  The image is called 4 Block Tulip Square.




I certainly could have cut out those blocks and popped them up, but decided to leave it whole because I so often go to way more trouble than necessary and, hey, it's summer so the beautiful days are calling to me.

In the rather glaring photo below you can see the sparkle from the watercolor pens (much prettier IRL), plus the glossy sentiment (Paper Smooches Hello Words) and the glossy dots throughout the image.  The sentiment was cut from a small scrap of black mirrored card stock -- my last little scrap.  It's incredibly glossy, isn't it?  That's what gave me the idea to carry the gloss through to the image, so I touched the dots with a black Sakura glaze pen.  Easy and quick.




I popped up the whole panel on a textured white card base.  No matting.  Sometimes I just like it very clean.

Today I'd like to thank my friend, Donna, for this and one other Bugaboo that she emailed to me with Bugaboo Jodie's blessing.  I tell you, I do get by with a little help from my friends.  When I think about some of the things I've received...  I'm a lucky girl.

Playing along with the following challenges today:


It's fun to join some challenges.  I need to do that more often.

That's it for today!  Have yourself a sunshiny, but not too hot, happy day!


25 comments:

  1. What a delightful card to see first thing in the morning! Beautifully done Leslie, love how you coloured this with your Spectrum Noir pens - I just might have to look into getting a few of these. Love the sparkle and love that you kept it flat with no matting. White on white is good! Oh and that glossy 'hello', perfect! Have a delightful day today - enjoy the outdoors!

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  2. Oh my word Leslie... What an amazing card! LOVE your watercolouring and I can see the sparkle... It's beautiful! I bought some zig clean markers and haven't even opened tham yet! Never enough time... Have a great day my friend!

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  3. love this so much. your coloring and the sparkle are perfect!! the white textured paper and glossy black paper are the bomb!!

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  4. Oh Leslie, I love this!!! I haven't had much chance to even try my sparkling pens yet, but I'll for sure need some pointers from you. You are amazing:)

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  5. that's an interesting block stamp, pretty car too. Have a great day

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  6. So gorgeous. I can see all the sparkle. Love all the lady bugs in this image.

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  7. Oh I really love how you colored this Bugaboo digi image. It works perfect for our "Bug Me" challenge at Cards in Envy. Thanks so much for joining us in this challenge!

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  8. Simply Gorgeous and beautifully colored, Leslie. I love all the glitter and your CAS design. Your card is so crisp and clean. TFS my friend. Hugs

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  9. So happy to see this stunning card over at The Paper Players AND Cards in Envy challenges this week! Your beautiful coloring and shiny details make for one great card. Thanks for playing along and hope to see you again! Take care, Annie

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  10. Oh Leslie this is FABULOUS! LOVE that shiny black sentiment and what a great idea to carry the shine throughout your image with the dots! Beautiful coloring (no surprise there! lol) and you are such an enabler!!! Now I need to go find those Spectrum pens ... ugh! LOL Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents with all of us and yes by all means ... get outside and enjoy these beautiful days! It has felt so good to turn the A/C off and have the windows open all day & all night (except for the other night when a skunk decided to pay the neighborhood a visit!) PeeeeeYew!!

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  11. Just gorgeous! Those pens really make the colors in your florals SING! SO happy you shared this with us this week at the Players!

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  12. Hi Leslie! I love your lady bugs! Perfect for our bug challenge and I love the design of your card! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

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  13. Hi Leslie! It just seems like I've slowed down to a crawl in my old age. I feel like all I get done is design work but I do love Heartfelt Creations! I will be so happy when the weather turns cold and I can be inside and play! I love your card...great coloring!

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  14. Beautiful! I LOVE the sparkle and shine. AND the glossy hello!

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  15. What a nice card to send someone!! Love the coloring and the cute ladybugs!! The sparkle really highlights the card!

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  16. You are doing a lovely job with the coloring with those pens, love the sentiment with the gloss, so pretty!!
    I agree with the beautiful weather you have to enjoy it, the cold days will be here before we know it

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  17. Hi, Leslie! LOVE this beautiful tulip stamp, and I had already chosen it for a rubber stamp set for next year. Isn't it beautiful? And so many possibilities. Your cheerful coloring once again captivates my heart, with the bright cheerful colors, and amazing highlights full of light and life! Thanks for tipping the card so we could more fully appreciate the glossiness in the words, and pretty glitteriness of your image! xx

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  18. What a fabulous stamp and you colored it beautifully. I love the whimsical feel of the sentiment - it really works with the images. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week
    jaydee

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  19. Love this stamp! And it is so YOU! Bright, cheerful, and perfect! I love the sparkle & shine! And the sentiment is perfect for the CAS style of your card! The more you talk about those watercolors, the more I want them...but my results would be nothing as fabulous as yours! Enjoy your warm weather!

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  20. I'm behind on your posts! I love this tulip block, and the sparkle is wonderful. Again, the colors you've chosen are so vibrant, resulting in such a happy card.

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  21. This is so fun and whimsical! Beautifully done as are all of your cards. Are the pretty daisies from your garden? You're blog and your photos always look professional.
    I've haven't been around lately, but I did see your remodeled craft room and I think is is gorgeous!

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  22. Wow! So gorgeous! The watercoloring is so beautiful and I like the added sparkle. So sorry you had to use up the last of your black glossy paper. That is so spectacular! I know it is much more vivid IRL.

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  23. Beautiful water coloring, I have been looking at those pens, but am trying to hold back..lol...I love your Bugaboo card, those digis are the cutest!! Have been gone 5 days ..again, I will never ever get caught up and sometimes I feel like I haven't even enjoyed summer, then I think about all the time we have spent 'up north' as we like to call it and realize just how lucky I am!!

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  24. Such a pretty card! The glittery watercolouring looks fabulous - and I just love those sweet little ladybirds!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  25. Very fresh and pretty Leslie. I do like those sparkle pens, another great job with them.

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