Watercolor Peonies

Saturday, March 3, 2012


Have you ever seen/used Wild Asparagus papers from My Mind's Eye?  I no longer have any scrapbook stores near by, but when I did I always went straight for this paper line.  I just loved the prints and colors.  Playing around in my craft room last night, I came up with a design that reminded me of those papers.  I tapped my spring rain and spring moss ink pad directly onto my craft mat.  I added just a bit of water with a paint brush and mixed the two colors together on the mat.  Then I took the solid peony stamp and stamped into the the ink/water mixture.  When I stamped that onto my watercolor paper it didn't give me a crisp flower shape because of all the water.  I decided to then stamp the outline peony over the solid image in kraft ink. 
I loved the effect! 



Hope you are having a good weekend so far. 
I'll get those projects pinned for this week soon. 



Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Watercolor Paper
Stamps: PTI Pretty Peonies
Ink: PTI Kraft, Spring Rain, Spring Moss
Other: PTI Kraft Ribbon

19 comments :

  1. So pretty! Love the earthy color and the ribbon with it is just perfect. Lovely job!

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  2. Wow..beautiful card Kara. I love how soft the colors are. Thank you for including me in this weeks Friday Inspiration. It's alway an honor to be among your list. :)

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  3. This is beautiful, Kara! I loved the Wild Asparagus patterned paper line, too!

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  4. This is so BEAUTIFUL! Love your stamping and coloring and the colors are true favorites of mine = WONDERFUL card!

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  5. Kara this is so beautiful! What a great result from playing with ink and colour! :-)

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  6. Gorgeous. Your combination of greens came out so pretty. Love the kraft outline on the greens.Gives the flowers some nice definition.

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  7. Gorgeous!!
    The colors are so stunning...
    and really have that watercolor effect...
    just love this!:)

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  8. Wow that is a gorgeous card, Kara. Isn't it fun when an experiment produces such a lovely image!?

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  9. Absolutely beautiful! I haven't watercolored in forever. You've inspired me!!

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  10. Very soft and pretty, Kara! I can't wait to ink up this gorgeous flower myself and will have to give the watercolor technique a try.

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  11. What a neat techinique!! I love how it turned out - these look like a hand painted design! Beautiful.

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  12. Oh Kara, this is lovely. Your watercoloring looks stunning. SO subtle yet still vintage-y!

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  13. YES I totally remember those papers and your card so reminds me of them....awesome job!!!

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  14. Water coloring was definitely the perfect choice for the peonies...wow!

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  15. What a beautiful jaw-dropper! Love the wash of colors and the placement of the peonies. Very very pretty.

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  16. What a neat technique - it turned out beautifully. And, yes, I remember the Wild Asparagus papers - I still have some in my stash! :)

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  17. This is gorgeous I love the card and the colors! Beautiful coloring and stamping!

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  18. Very classic and elegant card!

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