Tuesday, August 23, 2016

August 2016 Blog Hop Challenge

This month our inspiration photo is full of soft colored brushstrokes. I love pink and brown together, a long time favorite.


I needed a birthday card for a coworker, and thought she'd like some pink and a teacup!


I started with applying my inks using Watercolor Wonder, and then I took a wet brush to soften and spread the color. After my background was dry, I added the teacup, made with Cocoa Bean. The steamy froth and design on the front were watercolored and highlighted with a Wink of Stella clear pen.  The sentiment is from Friendly Flowers. 

Happy Hop Day!
Luanne


15 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty, Luanne! I love your gorgeous background!

artful-notions said...

Beautiful, Luanne! Can't wait to use this incredible set!

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful!! your background came out fab! Have a blessed day
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Jacquie Southas said...

The teacup is perfect on the warm, inky colors in the background!

Julia Aston said...

What a sweet card for your friend - the teacup looks so pretty against your wonderful watercoloring!

Susan Watanabe said...

I think your inspiration from the challenge came out beautifully! Nice job!

Marybeth said...

Oh this is so pretty Luanne! Your background looks amazing! Great job with the colors!

Colleen said...

Beautiful background for the awesome cup...so very pretty!!

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Luanne! Your tea cup is just so pretty against that gorgeous background...your friend is going to love this!! :0)

Diana K said...

So pretty, Luanne! Can't wait for my teacup to arrive now. :)

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty! Love the inky background and fancy teacup! Happy hopping!

Kay Miller said...

Oooh how pretty! You did a gorgeous job with this new set and incorporating those lovely colors from the inspiration photo!

maryrose said...

Love how the soft background sets off the tea cup! So pretty!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Wonderful background for that sweet tea cup!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Very pretty Luanne! You created a great watercoloured backdrop for that pretty tea cup.