Thursday, May 5, 2016

Watercolor Daffodils

Aloha dear friends ~ I hope you are enjoying spring weather and new flowers everywhere. We have been going through a rough patch in life over the last couple of weeks so this post is over a week putting up. Technical troubles abound here, as well. This card has been ready to go for over a week and I'm just now getting it packed to send out.

I learned that my favorite medical doctor of all EVER died unexpectedly. This woman took as much time as needed with each patient, up to an entire hour if needed to examine, test, listen, write orders, and had a close to photographic memory for each of her hundreds of patients. 

Paki believed everything the patient said, ordered appropriate tests, filled out oodles of paperwork if someone was truly disabled, proved her findings to support each of the diagnoses and treatment required for every patient. She never made people feel like they were a burden or exaggerating. What will we do without a true one-in-a-million Paki Myers, MD? She spent over 30 yrs in emergency medicine on the mainland then here in Hawai'i. She then opened her own private practice at Midori Wellness on south Kona coast of Big Island. She was and still is loved and appreciated by me and everyone who ever knew her. Big big big sigh. Moving forward...

I used the latest kit by Gina K. Designs, "Sending Love." It is filled with amazing stamps, card stock, new colorful envelopes, printed designs ready to foil or color and sumptuous pattern paper! I've just started to get this inky!

Now don't flip out but I cut off the top of the daffodil stamp. I wanted the image to look finished on the top without the partial flowers and stems on the top. I stamped this in VersaMark then applied clear embossing powder, heated it and began the painting, wet on wet technique.

Gina has various butterfly images in this kit. I used two, stamped onto vellum, sprinkled holographic embossing powder (it's iridescent and sparkly!), heated, then fussy cut them out. "Dries Clear" adhesive dries super fast so I used it to put the butterflies onto the card and to hold all the pearls and vellum.The sentiment is stamped onto yellow cardstock then covered with vellum. I die cut a straight stitched strip above and below the sentiment and cut the ends into fish tails.

This is a bigger card, 9-1/4 x 6 inches. The stamp set has a large corner flourish which I stamped onto two corners of the inside with VersaMark then heat clear embossing powder over them. The sentiment is stamped in VersaFine and heat embossed with clear embossing powder over it.

Stamp Set: Sending Love by GKD
Card stock also from GKD
Inks: VersaFine Gray, VersaMark Clear
Paint: Gansai Tambi Watercolor
Vellum: Grafix 24# Iridescent
Die: Paper Smooches Straight Stitched edge
Ranger Embossing Powders: Clear and Holographic
White half pearls
Dries Clear Liquid Adhesive

  • Memento Bamboo marker to add signature along leaf. I tried New Sprout but it disappeared into the watercolor. The signature really is not as bold as it appears in the picture.


front of card
9-1/4 x 6 inches



inside--- (remember to use your pattern 
stamps with clear embossing powder whenever possible,
as well as over inked sentiments to add glow)



close up---



Thank you to each of you
for encouraging me with your sweet comments.
Aloha ♥