A Wild Rose Two Ways — FMS431

It’s Wednesday again (in case you’re keeping track) and that means it’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our hostess is Lee Ann Barrett, who does amazing things with all types of coloring mediums.  Take a look at the fun sketch she has for us:

I pulled out a set I hadn’t used in a while, To a Wild Rose, and stamped the flower several times, some on card stock and some on watercolor paper.  I also hadn’t watercolored in a long time and I’ve seen some really pretty watercolored cards recently, so I wanted to give it a go too.  Coloring is always a stress reliever for me, so it sounded like a good idea for these days.

Here is the watercolored card.

I am not a Purple person, but this Spring I have been drawn to it.  The card base is the new In-Color, Purple Posy.  I used a mix of Purple Posy, Highland Heather, and Gorgeous Grape inks to watercolor the purple flower.  The yellow flower has Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and Mango Melody inks.  The leaves have Granny Apple Green and Old Olive inks.

While I was waiting for these flowers to dry, I used the stamps to color in the flowers on this other card.  The stamp set includes three stamps for the flower — one is an outline, which I stamped first with black ink.  The next stamp adds a base layer of color for the flower, and the third stamps adds a top layer of color.

Here is the stamped-only card.

I started out by stamping off the base layer stamp once to obtain a more muted color, and then stamped the top layer of color with full strength ink.  I used Purple Posy and Daffodil Delight inks for these flowers, and Pear Pizzazz ink for the leaves.

So which one do you like better — the one with watercolored flowers or the stamped flowers?  I think if I was better at watercoloring, I’d like the first card best.  The colors are more vibrant.  However, I kinda like the softer look of the second card.  Hmmm…..

We’d love for you to join us and create your own card using the sketch!  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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7 thoughts on “A Wild Rose Two Ways — FMS431

  1. I love them both! Purple is my color! But, if you make me choose between these two, I prefer your watercoloring. So pretty!!

  2. These are so pretty! I am not a fan of purple either, but I am smitten with it here. Especially that watercolored version. And I love that you put your flowers to the left side- has a completely different look than how I did it. Fabulous!

  3. This is such a gorgeous card Amy! I just love those flowers! The colours are so pretty! I am not really a purple person either but have loved it this spring!

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