Real Flowers & Watercolor Petals

Hello my friends! I was inspired by Yvonnes layout here and it reminded me of this technique, so I decided to make a card for the Fanatical About Botanical Challenge over at the Moxie Fab World. Here is what I came up with.

For the background piece, I stamped the leaves from Hero Arts Watercolor Petals set using peeled paint and shabby shutters distress inks with spritz of water on watercolor paper. The piece is then covered with scrunched up tissue paper.

Here is a close up of the texture that I love about this technique.

For the sentiment panel, I covered the trimmed watercolor paper with scrunched up tissue paper first before I stamped the flower from the Real Flowers set with spiced marmalade and barn door distress inks. The sentiment from the Find Joy set is then stamped with vintage photo distress ink.

I have a couple more cards made for this challenge and hope that I'll be able to post them before the deadline. =)

Purple Onion Designs is releasing 7 new stamp/stamp sets on Wednesday August 10th. All the new stamps have a name starts with the letter "B." Leave a comment on this post with your guess for a chance to win some of the new stamps!

One more thing:

I was featured on the Best of the Web: Be @ Home website here with other fun blogs including my sweet friend Donna. Hope you can hop over and have a look! =)

Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!

cardstock: (kraft) Papertrey Ink, (off white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
stamps: Hero Arts
inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
other: tissue paper, Mod Podge, foam squares
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


WOW Alice what a stunning effect this is!
I love it. The texture looks amazing.
Fabulous technique.
Well done on being featured on the be@home website. Just has a look.
Love, Mel. xx
Elizabeth Allan said…
You are always full of creative surprises Alice. Fabulous card with a great technique. Congratulations on "Best of the Web"! It is easy to see why your blog was selected!
Lin said…
Beautiful texture, Alice - thanks for the closeups! And congratulations on being featured - that is quite a lineup of talented ladies!
Jodi Collins said…
How BEAUTIFUL Alice! What gorgeous flowers and I love all the texture!
donna mikasa said…
This is so beautiful, Alice! Reminds me of handmade papers--I just love the texture! I'm proud to be featured with you at Be@Home, too! Love ya! Have a super weekend!
Marlene said…
Wow - that is quite an interesting technique - one I had never seen before - and it's lovely!
Virginia L. said…
I HAD to comment on this one---just came back from the Rockies! Totally gorgeous!! I love your good old stamping, Alice! Keep them coming!
Kelly Booth said…
Soooooo Pretty Alice I Love this Beautiful Card!!!
alexandra s.m. said…
Gorgeous card Alice and CONGRATS for being featured!!
farmhouse-story said…
oh, beautiful texture and stamping! love the crinkley look:)
Joy said…
Don't you just love that technique, I need to have another go at that again and you have inspired me to do so with this gorgeous card.
Tasha said…
Wow what a wonderful technique, this is really beautiful and ever so creative
love tasha xx
Renee V said…
Beautiful card! I've tried that technique before and made a suede-like background, think I found it over on Swirlydoos forum. Anyways, big congrats on being featured, and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to own some Purple Onion stamps!!!! Thanks so much!
Anonymous said…
Great card - that texture effect is so fun! Never tried it myself but it looks totally impressive ;)
Congrats on the feature and thanks for the chance to win POD stamps - I'm itching to see the new releases, maybe some Bats, Balloons, Banners in there? Fun!
Hey Alice! Thanks for linking this up to the Fanatical About Botanical challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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