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Hi Friends! I hope your having a great week! Just sharing a quick card I made with the Maggie Holmes Rose die. Put your shades on :-)
 
 
Its a fun die and it comes in two different sizes! I chose the big rose for my card,  and instead of using patterned paper, I water-colored it with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors and I also have a cheap set from Michael's and there is a huge difference in the pigment. These are so strong and bright, but if I'm wanting the softer look I reach for the cheap ones, because I don't have to add water and mess with the colors to soften them like I do with these.
Here's another picture of what you can make with the Rose die
Maggie Holmes Confetti Products for Crate Paper-32
 
Have a wonderful day! Char

27 comments:

Annette Allen said...

that flower came out amazing.. i love this

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the watercoloring!! It looks amazing!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Deepti said...

This is such a beauty , love the bold colors of the flowers

KayM said...

Oh that is stunning! That flower is just beautiful! I must have that die! haha! Love your beautiful bright watercoloring!

Linda Breedlove said...

Beautiful watercoloring, Char... love your bright, bold rose!!!

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE your flower! I bought that WC set, too, but haven't had time to use it yet. You inspired me with your Beautiful card!

Jean said...

This is so pretty! Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

Carol from La Crosse said...

You really do a very nice job with your watercolors. Very pretty card Char!

Thanks for sharing!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your watercoloring is stunning! Love your pretty card!

Maria said...

Big, bold, and beautiful that flower is, Char...so pretty! I bought the water color set, too! I'm still learning with water colors, but I love the effect!:-)

Lisa said...

Shazam!! Vibrant, bold and oh so beautiful Char! My SIL would go crazy for this, she loves orange roses.

alexandra s.m. said...

GORGEOUS Char!
Thank You~

Darnell J Knauss said...

It a good kind of bright, Char! Just gorgeous!! And I love how you've designed your card around it! Thank you, too, for the tip on the w/cs. I have purchased the Kuretake, but haven't opened them yet. Good to know I should hang on to my drug store kid's set for some uses!! Hope you're doing well! Hugs, Darnell

Ros Crawford said...

What a super die!! Your card is amazing ... Love the art work!

~amy~ said...

I LOVE this...wowza.

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty Charlene! Love the beautiful vibrant rose! I bought my owl at Hobby Lobby :)

Ira Huberts said...

You and watercolours just go hand in hand Char! Gorgeous colours, so bright and bold, love what you did here! (btw, love your new blog look, too!)
Ira’s Crea Corner

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--stunning rose, Char! Love your card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

A bright and happy card, I need to check out that die, thanks for sharing!

Joni Andaya said...

BEAUTIFUL work of art Char! Love it to bits <3.

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, gosh, I LOVE the bold color here! That flower is stunning, my friend! Gorgeous watercoloring! LOVE the little dip of gold, too!

Linda R said...

Those water colors look so fun. Your flower look so beautiful. A wonderful card.

Hugs~

Lori said...

Beautiful and vibrant! Wonderful watercoloring! Have a lovely day...

Benzi said...

Awesome flower and I love the brightness....so cheerful and happy. I also like the distress look of your paper behind the flower. Beautiful card, Char.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, your card is amazing, Charlene! I love it!
I also love your new blog look.... however, I'm having a hard time reading what you wrote. That script font is so tiny...

Tracey said...

Stunning Spring creation....love the vibrant colours. hmmm Think I need to get that die!

Jinny Newlin said...

So, so pretty, Char! Love the bold color and your mixed-pattern background! What a gorgeous die!