Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Watercolour Daisy Birthday

Hello Friends,

I have another birthday card for you today. This one uses an original water colour painting and the palette at The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge. Their twist is birthdays. I'm trying to build up a bit of a stash before I start getting my April birthday cards ready to go out so this twist is great timing for me.
Ursula, a good blog friend of mine, chose the inspiration photo. You just have to pick three colours out of the five shown. I went with the first three - blue, yellow and green. I used a Z-fold. I hadn't used this fold in a very long time, but my blog friend, Karon, inspired me with one of her creations. You can see Karon's crafty creations at Karon's Krafty Korner.
 The sentiment on the front of the card is public domain so I can offer it to you at the end of this post.
And the inside sentiment is my own creation so I can offer it to you as part of the set.
The flower - daisy or sunflower - is also my own creation, done with water colour pencils and a bit of water to activate them. I'm not so pleased with how the leaves turned out, but they are what they are.

And here is another shot of the whole card. I must apologize for the dullness of the photos. Natural light is in short supply the last few days as we have just come through another blizzard and there is another one on the way to begin this evening.
And here is the sentiment set for you to enjoy. I actually coloured the leaves in the front quote after I took these pictures. Totally forgot about doing that.
Thanks for visiting my blog today. I appreciate you taking the time to see what I have been doing and I just love reading your comments.

Hugs & smiles,

The Outlawz Colour Challenge - 3 colours from pallete; twist birthday
613 Avenue Create - anything goes/optional twist caffeine
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
Graph'it Colour Challenge - Spring colours
Polka Doodles - Birthdays
Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - more than one fold
Party time Tuesdays - anything goes


Diana said...

Very nice card. Thank you for the saying.

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card, love the fresh colours! Keep warm hugs, Valerie

Laurian said...

A beautiful card Teresa,someone will be very happy to receive this one!
Thank you so much for the sentiment - just the sort of thing I love to use, so watch out for it featuring on one of my cards very soon, lol!



Nancy said...

Beautiful card, Teresa! Your sunflower is so pretty! Don't you just love watercolour pencils? :o)

Desire Fourie said...

Teresa this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Such beautiful water colouring and thank you so much for the stunning sentiments. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Penny said...

Have you dug out yet? Geesh, sure glad I don't have to worry about snow in March!! I do remember years and years of that when I lived in Montana and Minnesota though...
What a beautiful birthday card! Love the Z-design, and the color palette! And that flower is so beautiful! I love the warmth that it makes me feel looking at it! Really pretty with the doily behind it, too! :^)
And great sentiment--thank you! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Patricia St Martin said...

Teresa, Just stunning. I love to watercolor. You did a beautiful job with your flower. You blended your colors so well. It is so beautiful. I'm sure she will just love her card. Love the sentiments, perfect for the card.
Hugs, Pat/♥

Leanne said...

Wonderful sentiment, and the flower is coloring awesome. Great use of the die as well. Love it! Thanks for entering our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Leanne DT

Debi said...

Very pretty card. I like the z fold and the way you placed the gorgeous die cuts so the inside corner peeks through. Lovely. Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Throwdown. Good luck.
Debi Team B Tuesday Throwdown

Karon said...

Beautiful card and love the flower! Fabulous sentiments too! TFS

Sasha Jundt said...

Very beautiful! I like these spring colours you used and the flower looks great! Thank you very much for sharing your project with us this week at 613 Avenue Create! Good luck!

Lise Cooke said...


Denise Goeldner said...

Lovely spring card, great shape and style, beautifully done. Thanks for joining us over at Lil Patch of Crafting Friends, wish you luck and hope to see you for C#7.
~ Denise ~
Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

NanaConnie said...

I saaw and commented on this magnificent flower over at Outlawz but just had to come here for another look. It's stunning, my friend! My birthday card has arrived, and I do love all the sweet little goodies but mostly I'm just gobsmacked over that fancy fold. I did use your link to get the tutorial and I am going ot make some time this weekend to make at least one of these, maybe more. Seeing your card IRL is even better inspiration. No photo could do it justice. Thank you so much!

Angela Hoynes said...

This flower is beautiful Teresa xx

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

Gorgeous card . Thanks so much for joining our Spring coloures Graph'it colouring challenge at http://graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk
Susan ( DT)

Karen Hasheck said...

Lovely card!​ Thanks for sharing ​it​ with us at Through the Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again soon and good luck in the prize draw!


Bonnie said...

What a delightful card Teresa! Thanks so much for participating in our Party Time Tuesday Anything Goes Challenge.I am now your newest follower and would love it if you visited my Make Time To Craft Blog and became a follower too.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Party Time Tuesdays. Good Luck and come back and see us soon! Lori - on behalf of Party Time Tuesdays DT.

Scrappy Scatty said...

so Beautiful
Thank you for
joining in the Graph'it Markers Colouring Challenge for our 'Spring Colours' Challenge.

Rae Ann said...

You did a wonderful job with the flower and I think the leaves look fabulous! Thank you for the sentiment as well. Love all of the different fonts you used to create it.

Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.