Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Friends, Flowers & Giveaway

This card and design incorporates lots of different stamp sets to get the look I wanted.  It was made for a dear friend's birthday celebration.


Front sentiment:  If friends were flowers, I'd pick you.

This is watercolor using my new Derwent Inktense colored pencils.  This is my first try with the pencils and I have to say that these are fabulous to work with.  Adding the water brush transforms the pencil detail into watercolor paint and very vivid too.  I can tell these are going to get a ton of use.

Link Ups:
Unity Stamp Company Friends With Flair
Sister Act Card Challenge #73
Craft Your Passion Challenge 230
Pile It On #36
DL.Art September
Artbymiran Challenge #14
Simply Create Too #69

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. stamps from KOM sets March 2014 The Reason Someone Smiles, June 2014 In Love With Love, February 2014 Grow Into Spring and Party All Day for the inside. Lil' Inker Designs rectangle die, My Creative Time Scalloped Circle Die, Derwent Inktense colored pencils, water brush, watercolor paper and Papertrey Ink liner die.

Have a wonderful day. :)

28 comments:

  1. Wow! This turned out beautifully! I would never have guessed this was your first try with the pencils! Thanks for playing along with us at Pile it On this week!
    Tracey, DT

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  2. This is so pretty I love it. The red is perfect and the flowers frame the card so beautifully.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes September Linky Party. Have a blessed day, Gaylynn. I am your newest follower I hope you wil come follow me to. Thanks for the chance to win the unity stamp that is such a nice thing to do.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  3. You've done fabulous work on this card. I am still not getting the knack of Inktense.

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  4. Your card is so gorgeous! That red just pops! I am a new follower, thanks for the chance to win that stamp! The card you created with it is amazing!
    Beth
    Beth's Beauties

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  5. SO pretty, I absolutely love the vibrant red flowers all along your edges. Love this!

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  6. This card is stunning. This stamp is one of my favourites.

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  7. Beautiful cards! I love the red flower border in the first one!

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  8. Beautiful card Gaylynn....I think I'm already following you on Google?? If not I'll make sure....

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  9. This is just gorgeous,love the image.xxx

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  10. Both cards are beautiful! I really like the red in the first one!

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  11. Breathtakingly beautiful Gaylynn:-) xxxx

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  12. Beautiful cards, but I'm especially fond of the image on the first! Those red flowers look beautiful in that vivid red color!!

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  13. LOVE what you did with this stamp.... Thank you for the inspiration-can't wait to use mine !!

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  14. Love your LO and your stamp combination. Your girl is beautiful.

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  15. HI Gaylynn. The birthday card with the lady is so pretty with the floral borders. I also like the way she is placed on the Lil' Inkers background with the faux stitched edge. As for the wedding card, you made magic with the stamp, paper and that sweet tag.

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  16. Beautiful card and thanks for the chance at the key stamp--I like the card you made with this stamp too.
    I follow with GFC as Sue D
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  17. Wow, your first card is gorgeous -- beautiful colouring! (If I didn't already have a ton of watercolour pencils, I would definitely want the Inktense ones!) The second card is great, too, love the touches of lace and pearls.

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  18. Lovely cards, Gaylynn. I like the floral frame on the first card.

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  19. These are beautiful creations with great details. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our 14th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  20. Both cards are great, but the first one is breathtaking - the coloring is wonderful! Great design!

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  21. I love how detailed this simple card is.

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  22. I just bought watercolor pencils not long ago! I love seeing all the great examples of how I can use them. What a beautiful card. And the color is so rich!

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  23. Wonderful, love the watercolor pencils and the red is perfect and the flowers frame the card. TFS.

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Thanks for visiting. :) Gaylynn