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. 


  • 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
  • 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



I Card Everyone said...

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

Unknown said...

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!

Lisa Silver said...

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

Mary W P said...

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

Marybeth said...

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

Ardyth said...

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!

Karen Dunbrook said...

I love it Joan...

Tenia Nelson said...

So Fun!!

Kristie Goulet said...

WOW! This is amazing! Love this!

Barb Ghig said...

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

Cat Craig said...

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

Leslie Miller said...

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

Cindy O said...

Beautiful card! Hooray for your drawing experiments!

Kim Ross said...

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

Jill Norwood said...

Gorgeous blueberries! Love them!!! Love your card!