Jul 9, 2014

White Flowers (and a Pinterest/Blogger Tip)

I Make I Talk Joan Bardee

A watercolored panel, using the Ditsy Floral stencil from Plaid.   Laid the stencil on watercolor paper and colored the background and centers, leaving the flowers white. 

Used Ranger Peeled Paint distress ink for the background.  It has a brown undertone, which wasn't the look I wanted, but it is growing on me.  Used some markers for the centers -- rubbing the markers on an acrylic block and picking up with water and a brush.

Tag is from Avery Elle Thanks a Bunch.  Love that tag!! 

MOOD WHEN DONE = Dreamy

Pinterest Tip:  If you have a blog on blogger and want to make sure that when folks pin your images, you get credit for creating the image, do the following:

After you've inserted your photo in your post, click on it and click on "Properties".   Type in your name or blog or whatever attribution you want under "title text" and "alt text."  When someone pins your photo, your attribution will automatically appear in Pinterest.  

21 comments:

Susan Raihala said...

Thanks for the tip!

This card is gorgeous, Joan. What a clever way to use a stencil, and the results ARE dreamy!

Liz Rydwin said...

Love this card and it Monet-like quality. Beautiful

~amy~ said...

gorgeous....Love it and thanks for the tip!

IamDerby said...

Great tip and beautiful card!

Nadine said...

Love the colorful panel against the white base. Really makes it pop! Thanks for the Pinterest tip.

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Thanks for the tip about Pinterest! And I love the touch of brown in your watercolor!

karen h said...

Gorgeous!

Leah said...

This is gorgeous!! Love that you left the flowers white..it is dreamy. Thanks so much for the tip about Pinterest!! Going back and doing that to some recent posts :)

Dolores said...

The black and white twine adds just the right contrast. I would have never thought to do that, it's lovely.

Joan B said...

appreciate the comments!!

Susie said...

Thanks for the tip. Still haven't gotten back to blogging but if and when I ever do, this is a good tip. Love, love, love the card. Saving it to CASE in future.

Kathy said...

Beautiful! I love all your cards, but this is a favorite. Think I'll have to try this. TFS

Leslie Miller said...

Love this! Favorite stencil I've seen so far, and the colors are wonderful. Interesting tip about the photos.

Mary said...

Your card is lovely Joan. I don't use blogger but that's a great tip for people who have blogger and use pinterest. :)

Mary

Helen said...

Love this card! The black and white twine is perfect.

katrynka said...

Lovely card!!!

Barb said...

Beautiful card Joan! Would you share which stencil you used to make this? Thanks

Joan B said...

Yes, it is the Small Ditsy Floral stencil from Plaid. http://www.plaidonline.com/folkart-painting-stencils-small-ditsy-floral/30623/item.htm

Thanks!

Sabrina said...

This too I love - what a wonderful watercolour effect. It makes me think of summer holidays!!

Barb said...

Appreciate this information. Thanks so much Joan!

Tanis Scott said...

So gorgeous! I seem to be all about this color scheme today.