Wednesday, July 10, 2019

happy birthday, darnell!

There's a birthday bash happening at CAS Watercolor Challenge in honor of the one and only Darnell K. You know her. And if you don't... you absolutely should. Don't drink coffee and read her blog posts at the same time though ;) You may end up with coffee all over your screen. Don't say I didn't warn you...

So here's my watercolor bouquet on its way to the belle of the ball.

Zig Clean Color Brush markers
Distress ink - Mustard Seed

I totally CASEd Erum T.'s amazing no-line watercoloring card, right down to splatters and some attempted shading (gag). I'm making another one without shading that's for sure!

But I do love the addition of the light stenciling to "ground" the bouquet.

Dear Darnell, you ARE my kind of wonderful. Hope your 71st year is as wonderful as you.

I'm hooking up at:
STAMPlorations - World Watercolor Month
Time Out - Inspired by Words
CAS Watercolor - Flower Bouquet

18 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Maria this card is absolutely stunning...a work of art x. Glorious colours and amazing colour and love the subtle stencilling too x One very special card for one very special lady x

Bonnie said...

Your bouquet is bright and vibrant like Darnell's smile, Maria! I love how you've added the stenciling! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous tropical colored flowers, Maria for Dolly's 70th birthday. Love your stenciled background too. TFS Hugs..Nancy

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautiful 😍

Darnell said...

Thank you, dearie! I have to start saying things like "dearie" and "back in my day," now, lol! Especially when I'm old enough to be yo mama! But seriously, thank you so much for your compliments, my friend, and your beautiful no-line watercolored bouquet! A stunning CASE of Erum's card and from where I'm sitting, your shading is fab! Mwah!! Love and hugs, Darnell

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous no-line colouring!

Shelly said...

Absolutely, STUNNING! Love!

Susan said...

Wonderful colours - so warm and summery! Fabulous watercolouring! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

Loll said...

WOW! Totally amazing card Maria! I LOVE your no-line watercolour with the shading. You have really brought these flowers to life! Gorgeous colour combination for your blooms. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Super gorgeous! Love the colours, thesplatter and the shading:)

Anita in France said...

Gaspingly gorgeous, Maria ... 'nuff said! Hugs, Anita :)

Anita in France said...

I was so taken with this loveliness, Maria, I missed that you're playing along with us at Time Out ... thank you so much! Hugs again, Anita :)

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh this is killer gorgeous!!! And so well suited for Dear Darnell! Such a wonderful combination of stamps and stencil. Your watercoloring is awesome,a nd the sstencil and spattering around that plumeria image is fantastic!!! It is always wonderful to see your work, Maria. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us at Time Out!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Oh Maria - that is GORGEOUS! Wow!

Kara Lynne said...

Keep on shading, Maria, I think it looks great! Everything about this card is wonderful!

Lynn said...

Wow! These colors just pop off the card! Love, love, love!

Thank you for playing with us at Time Out!

sandie said...

Congrats for getting Honours at Time Out Maria-this card was a stunner x

Pink Unicorn said...

The colouring on this card is simply divine!! I could look at it forever :) Thanks for joining in with World Watercolour Month xx

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