Oh wow. Am I at the fifth in my watercolor flowers series already?!

Watercolor flowers series #5: Bloom!

I loved this Clearsnap stencil the second I saw it – I borrowed it from Jennifer and I think I snuck off with some mojo when I left the stencil behind with her! Well at least until I got to the card assembly. Watch the video to see how I solved the “unreadable” sentiment – that took me a bit to figure out! Check it out below or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube.

Once I had finished the flower, I came back home and made a card – but the design kicked my behind! I really really really struggled. The size of the flower was big yet detailed, and I was sad to cut off the purple petals, but I eventually found that the simplicity of the black frame really did set it off well. The contrast makes watercolor flowers look even brighter!

Sandy Allnock Watercolor Flowers 5b

I cut a strip of watercolor paper off the edge and painted it rainbow-style, and adhered it to the edge of the card. The diecut Lawn Fawn sentiment, diecut from two layers of watercolor paper, and adhered with this glue — it crosses the bright, busy floral and the plain black frame – to split the difference, I darkened the “h” and “e” so they’d show up on the flower.


I have a crazy wild watercolor flowers video to share next time I come back with one…just need to get ‘er edited – subscribe to be sure you don’t miss out! 🙂