Jun 14, 2015

Muse Challenge 121: Blueberry Love with Waltzingmouse


joan bardee dear paperlicious waltzingmouse watercolor

Muse Challenge #121 contains an awesome card by the talented Michelle Ferguson, who blogs at I Card Everyone.  Michelle's card has 3 white flowers with large blue circular centers and a very fresh and summery blue, white, and green palette.  I fell in love with those colors. 

Since I'm fruit obsessed this summer, I saw blueberries and drew my own, adding a wonderfully scripted sentiment from Waltzingmouse. 

WANT TO MAKE THIS CARD?

Supplies:
  • watercolor paper
  • watercolors (I used Zig Gansai Tambai paints, which I just received)
  • paint brushes (sizes 4 and 6 round)
  • water
  • paper towels
  • black micron pen
  • Waltzingmouse Your Sparkle  (love this set!)
  • Ranger Archival Black dye ink
  • Waltzingmouse Scalloped Stitched Rectangle Dies  (also love)
  • die cut machine
  • adhesive
  • A2 white card
Steps:
  • trim watercolor paper to A2 size
  • check out pinterest for watercolored blueberries
  • draw blueberries
  • paint blueberries
  • draw leaves and paint
  • stamp sentiment
  • tear notebook paper and roughly cover berries as a loose mask
  • load up #6 paint brush with water and black paint and splatter.  Hope for the best.
  • stamp sentiment
  • die cut cute scalloped border using two dies to make frame
  • adhere frame
  • adhere frame to A2 card

MOOD WHEN DONE = happy!

15 comments:

  1. Mood when seeing in gallery: MIND BLOWN =] Fantastically original, Joanie B! [though not a popsicle? I'm totally in love with blueberries!]
    =] Michele

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  2. Oh my gosh, I love this card so much! It jumped out at me in the MUSE gallery. I love blueberries too, but heavens, they have never looked this good!! You are so talented, and this is such an awesome take on Michele's muse. Wow!

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  3. Fabulous job! I love the bold colors and the modern flair!

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  4. LOVE this! I don't think you ever need to buy a fruit stamp again! Your drawing and watercoloring are wonderful!!

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  5. Wonderful take on Michele's card,Joan! Love your hand drawn berries.

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  6. Wow! You're seriously talented - I've been watching and enjoying your hand-drawn fruits! This is a fun take on Michelle's buttoned-up navy blossoms! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Joan!

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  7. Beautiful take on Michele's card and your water coloring is just amazing!

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  8. Fabulous, and definitely a winner! (and we're neighbors...I am in So. Maryland)

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  9. You've found a real talent in yourself, Joan! Your drawing and watercoloring are fantastic! I, too, love these fresh, pretty colors.

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  10. Beautiful card! Hooray for your drawing experiments!

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  11. Such a beautiful card! The blueberries are amazing -- good enough to eat! :)

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  12. Gorgeous blueberries! Love them!!! Love your card!

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