Monday, May 29, 2017

Power Poppy Challenge~ Frame It Up!

Hi and welcome to my blog!
Today I am sharing a couple of framed water colored blooms I made for this month's Power Poppy Challenge~"Frame It Up!"
Both use one of Marcella's images from Flourishes, Lenten Rose.  I wanted some practice water coloring. I am definitely still a beginner; but I love the look!

I think this one, in a variety of  amethysts and purples is my favorite. I framed it very simply and just used a few pearls for embellishment.

I wasn't as happy with the actual coloring of this one; it became muddied after too much work trying to apply layers of color. So I stopped (good idea!) and then went over some of the blooms with prisma pencils for shading. I also used a sweet bow to "frame" the image...kind of a fun look and adds a bit of whimsy!
Thanks so much for looking and always look forward to your comments! Have a blessed day!


  1. I think the shading is marvelous! And that is a good technique, the prismas come in handy for those occasions!

  2. Both cards are beautifully done!! Thanks for playing in the Power and Spark challenge this month!

  3. Ooh, I'm so behind, Traci! I love both of these cards, and I love your watercoloring. I know how much I still need to practice my watercoloring, but you're right that pencils can really help add some definition. Beautifully done, each one! Hugs!


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