Thursday, June 4, 2015

Pretty Pink Posh Watercolour Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop! Yay!



 Watercolouring is currently a massive trend with the cardmakers. So this hop is going to great fun and also a great resource for watercoloured cards.

I have three projects for the blog hop. Here is my first card.

Happy Birthday card

I have used Addie's garden stamp set from Winnie & Walter to stamp and white heat embossed on watercolour card stock. Then I have used the Zig Real Brush watercolour pens to colour the images and the background. Once dry, I die cut the stitched rectangle panel from Pretty Pink Posh Stitched duo 2 die set. I also die cut three more of the rectangles using scrap cardstock. All the rectangle die cuts were stacked and glued with the watercoloured rectangle die cut on the top. 

I adhered the watercoloured rectangle frame on the card front using foam adhesives. Then inlaid the stacked stitched rectangle panel back in its place. I then stamped the sentiment from The Party stamp set also from Winnie & Walter. Then the gorgeous Sparkly Clear sequins accented and pulled the card together. Here is a closeup!

Happy Birthday clsoeup

Here is second card for the hop.

Most amazing friend

On this card, I have used Bohemian Garden stamp set from Essential By Ellen which I have stamped and  white heat embossed on watercolour card. The flwers and leaves are watercoloured using Zig Gansai Tambi Watercolour.  I then spattered some black Mr. Huey on the panel. The frame is from Taylored Expression called Frame in a Frame die set which is adhered using foam adhesive for some dimension. The sentiment is from Amazing Women stamp set from Essential By Ellen. Finally accented with Pretty Pink Posh's Onyx sequins. Here is a closeup!

Most amazing friend closeup

And finally the last card for the hop.

Happy birthday to you

I stamped and watercoloured to create my own pattern paper. The stamp sets I used are from Simon Says Stamp's Friendly Flowers stamp set and Wplus9's Fresh Cut Florals. I inked them with distress inks, misted with water and stamped on the watercolour paper. That gave a lovely watercolour look but I wanted the edges to wash out and not be perfect. So I sprayed the entire stamped panel with water to get the colours to bleed and soften the edges of the images. I used Mama Elephant dies to die cut the scallop panel. The panel looks so pretty but very bold. I then die cut a vellum panel using the same Mama Elephant die set to layer over the panel. Then sentiment is stamped on the Stitched Banner Duo die die cut using white cardstock which is layered on the vellum. The sentiment is from Strictly Sentiment 5 stamp set from Wplus9. Finally accented with Orchid, Lime Sorbet and Amethyst sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Here is a closeup!

Happy Birthday to you closeup

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The blog hop officially opens June 5th 6 am and ends at June 8th 11.55pm PST. You can add your entries to Pretty Pink Posh Blog after June 5th 6 am. We like to see you all participate in the blog hop. The more the merrier. We have so many fabulous prizes. In addition, if we can get 100 entries, Paulina will donate a $20 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson or Simon Says Stamp. 200 entries? She'll donate another! For every 100 entries (up to 500) there will be an extra $20 gift certificate!  How cool and mega generous is that? Love you Paulina! 
So what are you waiting for. Watercolour your projects and link up your entries.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Happy Hopping!
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Jackie Parkins said...

These are beautiful. Your coloring is perfect! I jumped on the Zig Clean Color bandwagon and expected to color as well as this right off the bat, of course - but that wasn't exactly what happened. I need lots more practice. Lots.

Brandi said...

Beautiful cards!!!!!

Shalu said...

Wow......all three cards are very very beautiful...so soft n elegant look they hv ...love the beautiful watercoloring on the cards !!

Ann W said...

Just love all 3 cards especially the middle one. You know I love your cards Gayatri xx

Kate said...

Absolutely beautiful cards Gayatri :)
Kate xx

Debbie Selby said...

The first card is simply stunning.

Jessica said...

These are all so beautiful and vibrant! Love them all!! :)

SonjaK said...

OMG those cards are breathtaking! Especially the first one makes me want to touch it and look at it in real life immediately.

Lady Fair said...

I don't even know where to begin - all of your cards are FAB-U-LOUS! I mean, seriously, CRAZY good!

Anca Banca said...

They are all .. well ...AMAZING. The firs one with such great colors took my breath away.

maria f. said...

Love the colors on that first one! Beautifully done.

Christine Kiehl said...

Wow! You went crazy creating for this new hop! You had a ton of fun! What an amazing trio of cards! There are going to be some happy birthday folk and friends! Thank you for taking the time for us hoppers!

Christine Kiehl said...

Wow! You went crazy creating for this new hop! You had a ton of fun! What an amazing trio of cards! There are going to be some happy birthday folk and friends! Thank you for taking the time for us hoppers!

Christine Kiehl said...

Wow! You went crazy creating for this new hop! You had a ton of fun! What an amazing trio of cards! There are going to be some happy birthday folk and friends! Thank you for taking the time for us hoppers!

JAVAGIRL said...

just gorgeous

jamie vanskiver said...

Wow simply gorgeous! All three cards are painted beautifully!

Melissa F said...

Love all your beautiful cards, the vibrant colors from watercolor are stunning! I like that you used different ways to watercolor, thanks.

Michelle said...

Your cards are just beautiful. I especially like the layering on the first one.

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! I love them all, but the first one really catches my eye!

Heather Sudduth said...

Amazing cards! I wish my watercoloring was as good as yours.

Sue McRae said...

What a wonderful assortment of beautiful cards! The first one is my fave with the stamping on two different layers.

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow you really were busy painting...really love the first with the raised panel and embossing.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Beautiful cards. Love the Addie's garden stamp card! Gorgeous!

Cindy said...

Beautiful cards with lots of inspiration and great water coloring. Thank you!

Pam Crusberg said...

Beautiful cards!

Sarah said...

I love, love, love everything about the second card! Gorgeous colors and fantastic layout!

Annheidel said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the first one especially, with its fun layering and colors.

Irene Grau said...

Wow. They're all fantastic! Love the popped up center square -- nice touch of texture.

Jeri said...

Beautiful card samples. Great inspiration!

Justine Hovey said...

Gorgeous! love the embossing against the colours. I will have to try that! Thanks for sharing with us :)

Cecilie @ ancema.dk said...

All three cards are absolutely gorgeous but I must say that the first one is completely stunning. It is such and inspiration and I think I might have to CASE it during the blog hop. Thank you for the inspiration.

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francesca said...

amazing cards!!! :)

Lucinde said...

Love the bright colors you used

Cindy C. said...

Very pretty watercolours!!

Donnadoll said...

I love how you can make the cards soft yet vibrant at the same time. Very clever!

jenn shurkus said...

gorgeous cards!! love all 3 :)

SuprFoxDesigns said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the flowers and colors, super pretty!

Karyn Penno said...

These are super gorgeous cards! Love the colors and the different techniques, stunning!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Love all three!

Tinstar said...

OMGeeee fabulous card - love the inlaid die cut.

Shanna Shands said...

Love the layering and bright colors of your cards. Amazing job!

Cindy Pryor said...

All 3 of your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I'm already a fan of yours, so I wasn't surprised. Nice watercoloring techniques and use of sequins.

Creative M said...

WOW! I am speechless..They are ALL Beautiful!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting With Creative M

JAVAGIRL said...

This is an amazing cards I lov the water color...
The colors are so perfect.

Scrapthat said...

Gorgeous cards Gayatri! TFS

Karen Louder said...

pretty cards

Deeps said...

Gayatri, I loved seeing all your cards. They are fantastic.

Megan said...

You were busy! I've been seeing so much about the Zig watercolor markers... this has to be one of the best cards I've seen done with them. Love the more vibrant watercolor look you achieved!

BARBARA SCHMIDT said...

Beautiful cards, think the first one is my favorite. Your watercoloring is great.

Michele Henderson said...

This is just so pretty! I'm amazed at how you can do this! Very nice work!

Brandi R said...

All 3 are beautiful. The first one, though....just gorgeous! Love the colors and the design ♥

Kim Faucher said...

I love all your cards... That first one is uniquely beautiful the way it is layered and stamped on the varied levels!!! So interesting

Kristie Goulet said...

So gorgeous, Gayatri!

Jean Bullock said...

Gorgeous cards. I especially like the first one. Definitely going to try that. Thanks for the inspiration.

Michelle Lupton said...

Gorgeous, Gayatri!

Carol H. said...

Wow! I love all of your cards! Your watercoloring is beautiful!

Amy Adams (aka Scrapitgal) said...

Wow... your cards are amazing. I love them all.

Nancee Purdum said...

All three are just so pretty! Love them all!

Unknown said...

Lovely Cards!!

Kristina B. said...

They're all beautiful, but I LOVE the first card!

Patricia Barber said...

Just love all your Cards!!!!!!

Karen King said...

The blue background on your first card really makes the images pop! All three are wonderful!

Colleen Howell said...

My favorite is the first card, it is gorgeous. I really want these new pens, I will be getting some for sure

Louise Dubord said...

Beautiful cards!

GodMom said...

I can't believe how vibrant the colors are of those Zig brush pens. Have to get me some. Love your cards and water coloring.

Angeline Choo said...

All your cards are so pretty!! Love it. I have to go check those Zig real brushes out soon.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow! I'm always a fan of your work and these are just stunners!

Patsy Hamm said...

I think all three cards are so pretty and they each offer a beautiful color range

Caroline Marty said...

Wow, so beautiful!

Carol McCready said...

Your cards are stunning. Just love them.

Carisa said...

Omygosh, your cards are absolutely stunning!!!!

Snoopy said...

So gorgeous! Love the way you've framed and stacked them all. Stunning.

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Karen Oliver said...

Gosh these are gorgeous. Hard pressed to pick a favourite but the first one is simply stunning.

Corilyn Noreen said...

Wow. I especially love the water coloring on your first card, with the blue around all the flowers.

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

These are absolutely lovely cards you created !

Suchi said...

Hats off to you lady! Lovely and absolutely gorgeous cards!
Suchi xx

Suchi said...

Hats off to you lady! Lovely and absolutely gorgeous cards!
Suchi xx

Engineered Baker said...

I love the layering in the cards!!

Sue R said...

Very nice card

Houses Built of Cards said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Love your gorgeous coloring - and how vibrant and happy your card is!

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Maaike Uijthoven said...

all gorgeous, i htink the second is my favourite though, thank you for sharing and all that effort

Sheryl said...

Hard to choose a fave, they are all gorgeous!

Sharbogast said...

Now that is some very vibrant water color.. I love those pens!! Thank you for sharing.

Jaimie Ramsey said...

Love your use of layering, and those zig pens are definitely on my 'must have' list! Wonderful cards, thanks for sharing!

Dawn Turley said...

What stunning samples to inspire Gayatri. Very impressive.

Catrinel wright said...

Beautiful colouring, very inspiring! Lovely cards...

Berina RGA said...

All 3 cards are awesome Gayathri.. love your style!! love the first card!!

zehra said...

gorgeous cards, love the inlaid one, amazing coloring.

Hussena said...

All three of your cards are beautiful. I love your watercoloring on the first card!!

jengd said...

Stunning cards! The white embossing looks great on these. I love the pop of the flowers on the blue background and the way you raised the center panel on the first.

Leigh Penner said...

Gorgeous cards, Gayatri!

Tracie said...

Just beautiful. I love how soft it makes the flowers look.

Nana Griffin said...

Very pretty! I like the vellum over the background piece.

Sabrina said...

Such lovely and beautiful watercolored cards!!

Stacie said...

Beautiful cards! I just got my Zig markers & am loving them. I need to try the heat emboss next!

Rita Wright said...

Fabulous as always! I love all three and LOVE your style. :)

Debbie Lou said...

All 3 cards are drop dead gorgeous. I particularly love
the first card, so exquisite!

barbara macaskill said...

Holy shazam! This trio of cards have my breathless!! All three are spectacular but my favorite is the first one! The colors are scrumptious and I love how you did the stamping!! Magnifico! TFS!

Nancy Richards said...

Love the cards! I especially like the Walter and Winnie stamp set. Thank you for sharing!

Susie Sonnier said...

How fun is these card!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE ALL of these!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

M R Leech said...

Gorgeous colors, gorgeous cards! I am inspired to use my Zig pens now! And of course all of my PPP dies and embellies! Thank you!

Lynndee Georganas said...

OMGsh! Your cards are fabulous, I love each and every one! The dimension on your first card is fantastic!

krismybliss said...

All of your cards are beautiful Gayatri! I couldn't pick a favorite since they are all so pretty!

Carol McGregor said...

Beautiful cards. Love the watercoloring. Thanks for sharing.

Lori Barnett said...

They are ALL simply stunning! wow!

Pocono Pam said...

These are all beautifully done!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your work always makes me gasp, Gayatri! I hope you do some watercoloring on canvas because you are a pro!! Hugs, Darnell

Nancy Lee said...

so far...your card is my favourite, cant wait to try the popped up technique.

Cat Craig said...

All three of your cards are amazing. Lush colors beautiful designs.

Debbie Strotz said...

Gorgeous!

Janet said...

Your cards are stunning!

Kris Engler said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Shannon McComb said...

All of your projects are stunning! Your watercoloring is seriously gorgeous!!

Andrea La Vigne said...

Love the bold colors in your cards. The inlaid panel on the first card is an amazing idea! Reminds me of the triple-time stamping/inlay technique, but the design is not "interrupted" with mats around the panel. I'll definitely be pinning that for inspiration! Also a great idea to have the vellum overlay on your last card, to help "tone down" the background, so the focal panel shines. Tfs! ~ Andrea

Ruth G said...

Gorgeous cards! The watercolored images really pop against the white and are so very lovely! TFS!

Patt H. said...

All three are stunning cards! Too hard to pick a favorite. Your coloring is superb no matter what medium you use. Awesome work!

Becca Cruger said...

I am always amazed when people can line up those raised panel cards so perfectly. When I try, it looks like something out of a Picasso painting, except not worth as much money. Gorgeous makes!!

Tammy Mohr said...

Hi Gayatri. All 3 of these are so pretty. My favorite is the first one. I just got that set and will have to give it a try.

Lenae said...

Wow these are stunning. The colors are so beautiful and vibrant

Ruthich said...

Absolutely stunning! Three such beautiful and elegant cards. I'm in awe! Xx

Marianne said...

Gorgeous cards!

Cathy Homan said...

Beautiful cards! I am inspired by your talent. Thank you for sharing!

Jen Carter said...

Wow!! Gorgeous cards!! Love your coloring!

Sue R said...

Very nice cards.

Saundra said...

These are simply beautiful! Love all the watercolor that is happening!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Wow, Gayatri! These cards are just gorgeous!

Sadie Gros said...

love the bright colors, good job!

Jacquie said...

I just found your blog and your cards are exquisite. Beautiful!

Gina Furman said...

Really like the first card you showed. I like the contrast between the bright and muted colors, and the inlaid die cutting. Wonderful!

Dana said...

Wow! Wow!! Just gorgeous!!

jimlynn said...

All three are stunning! I can't even pick a favorite! Love all of them.
Lynn

bzyPTmom said...

Gorgeous colors--love all the textures you've used--the vellum is yummy!

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

All your cards are gorgeous! The first one is my favorite. Love how you outlined in blue and die cut/popped up the center!

D.Ann said...

They're all fab, but I love, love, LOVE the first one!!! The colors and the blue outline.... exquisite!

Carol H. said...

All three of your cards are awesome! The first one really catches my eye! Beautiful!

Darla said...

Wow! These are amazing!!

Sandy said...

I like the vibrant colors on your cards!

Laurie B. said...

Beautiful cards. Love how the bright colors and white embossed outlines create a batik look on the first one.

Laurie Brown said...

So very pretty!! Love your bright cheerful watercoloring!!

Melissa denny said...

Wow! These are so beautiful. I espeially love the first one. It's such a work of art. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Heidi said...

All three are perfect - love the different techniques!

Brithzi said...

Stunning cards, Gayatri. Love the colors.

Sue McW said...

Such beautiful cards!! I especially like the first one.

Sue D said...

Very pretty cards. My favorite is the first one.

Liz O. said...

All your cards are gorgeous Gayatri! Love them all, thanks for the inspiration!!!

Teresa said...

All three of your cards are beautiful!

Rosy Newlun said...

You went with vibrant colors and how lovely!!! Your watercolor painting is pure bliss - TFS these!!! ♥

Diane said...

Your cards are beautiful. I am especially drawn to the vibrant colors. Appreciate that you prepared three cards and that you used different techniques. Thanks for sharing.

Wei Wei said...

Three amazing cards!

Amanda said...

So many beautiful watercolors cards! I especially like the blue background on your first one.

Nancy Ball said...

Your cards are STUNNING!

Kris in Alaska said...

Wowsers! Those are all stunning!

Colleen said...

all three cards are fantastic but my favorite is the first...it is simply stunning!!

Julia said...

I love your cards! They scream for summer. :)

Birgit said...

These are all beautiful! Your water coloring skills are amazing!

Ruth said...

These are all so beautiful! Love them!

Kris said...

Breathtaking and stunning...especially your first birthday card. The colors pop and my eye was so drawn to the design.

Craftin Caly said...

These cards are beautiful. I have not tried emboss resist - but you've made them sooo opretty - I have to try very soon!!!

junglebarrya said...

Your watercoloring is absolutely stunning! I love the first card!

Monika Reeck said...

Gayatri they are all adorable card
and my fav is the first one so stunning
and great coloring the flower and the leaves Love that blue too
oh my I wish I get this beautiful card for my bday
you are so talented at coloring with water color Gayatri
hugs, Monika

Barbara said...

These are all three gorgeous and stunning. I think I like the first one the most, because of the way you water colored and created the dimension, but they are all great.

Lucy Schmidt said...

I like all three cards, but the first one is my favorite. The colors are so vibrant. I like the way you popped up the inner image. I have much to learn. Thanks for a great lesson.

Thordis said...

Your cards are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing :)

Melody said...

Your work is always so inspiring! These cards are little works of art!!

Cheryl said...

What beautiful, vibrant watercolored cards! Love them!

Shona Austin said...

Wow 3 gorgeous cards. Thanks and I really like how you did the bold colors and softened with the vellum.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...you are amazing at watercolors...and the card designs are amazing!

Fifi said...

Three stunning cards, the top one is my favourite, I really like the colours and images used here

mtscrapgal said...

All of your cards are beautiful. Your coloring is outstanding on the flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Gayatri. Love the pretty flower images, the white heat embossing... your coloring is amazing. The shading is wonderful.

Neets B said...

Three beauties, Gayatri! Your watercolouring technique is lovely, such fab shading x

Pippa67 said...

Really what a gorgeous cards. Love the 'bright' colors you used.

Kamila R. said...

What gorgeous cards! Love the flowers and the watercolours!

Lucy said...

Beautiful floral creations!
I really love the 3rd card-so vivid and bold!

Lynne said...

I may be in the minority but I loved the first card best. Took me a couple minutes to figure out how you did it and can't wait to try it.

Ruby said...

Stunning cards. Love them.

Celeste Goff said...

Three simply amazing cards! Love the overlapped panels on the first one especially!

Lynnette H said...

They're all so pretty.

Daria Z. said...

Your watercoloring is amazing! Three beautiful cards.

WhoMom said...

Beautiful, stunning, lovely cards! The pop ups really add so much to the look of the cards.

Taunya Butler said...

Wow - you are so amazing!!! Works of ART are what you have created!! Your talents really shine!!

Alicia Merline said...

Beautiful cards. I love the look of white embossed images with watercolor.

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

helenbrendan said...

All three cards are beautiful but, for me, the first one is a stunner! I want that stamp set!

helenbrendan said...

All three cards are beautiful but, for me, the first one is a stunner! I want that stamp set!

natashakara said...

Wow! You have been busy! I am always in awe of how many cards you make. I love all of them especially since they are all so different.

jc said...

Love all your cards, but I especially love the first one!

Gwen said...

Wow! These are so gorgeous, you are inspiring!

Rose said...

Your colouring is so beautiful! Such stunning cards!

Rebecca Wong said...

I just love all your cards so much, awesome projects!

Janis said...

LOVE the vivid colors in the white embossing. Pinned! :)
<3 J

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Oreety said...

Gayatri-- As always, absolutely stunning!!

Oreety said...

Gayatri-- As always, absolutely stunning!!

Juhi said...

Such pretty cards, gorgeous watercoloring, love the bright colors

Nancy Allin said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful!!!

Carol Doggett said...

Beautiful floral cards!! <3

Chark said...

wow--beautiful work!

Craftychris said...

These are all stunning! xxx

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