Saturday, February 23, 2019


I spent the day with a friend, stamping and chatting, and laughing a lot.  Sometimes you just need that!  While I was there, I watercolored these blossoms.  I finished the card when I got home.
The flower stamp is from Magenta, Apple Blossom Bouquet C14655P.  I didn't realize it was an apple blossom when I was at my friend's house, or I may have thought about painting it pinkish/white.  But, I've never been a respecter of 'the way it should be,' so I probably would have gone with whatever struck my fancy at the time, which happened to be yellow.  Artistic license.

I water colored the flowers.  For the background, I added clear water around them, then added some distress ink.  I used colored pencils when I got home to add deeper shading and some highlights.  

I distressed the edges, and added some bits of a script background stamp intermittently in the background.  I do not know who the stamp is by, as it is one of my older wooden stamps, which I had unmounted and just use the rubber.  I neglected to write the company on it at the time.  
I added some yellow spatters to carry the yellow out further into the card and balance it out.

For the verse, I used a stamp from Penny Black's clear set Faith 30-409.  I stamped it with Versafine Claire Nocturne ink for a nice dark, crisp impression.

I am adding my card to these challenges:
Addicted To Stamps - Keep it simple
Allsorts Challenge - Spring flowers
The Flower Challenge - Use your latest stamps
The Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge 

That, my friends, is a wrap.  I hope you enjoyed your Saturday, or whatever day it is where you are.  I enjoyed the 'calm before the storm,' as tomorrow we are bracing for some extremely (almost hurricane velocity) strong winds and all-day soaking rain.  Praying we don't get too much damage, and that everyone stays safe.  They have already banned tractor trailors from the thruway.

Thanks for stopping by.  



  1. so beautiful Lynda, love the beautiful background, it tops off the flower perfectly :)

  2. Gorgeous card. My task for this week is to make some backgrounds. Might borrow yours if it's alright. Love your colouring in of the flowers x

  3. LOVING so very much about this wonderful card! First, it was your great watercoloring of these beautiful flowers that drew me in on SCS and I needed to get more details and see more views of your great artwork! Can you tell me what you used to watercolor these flowers? I haven't really done much at all using this medium other than some Twinkling H2O's and I would like to purchase at some point some watercolor paints, I do also have some Zigs brush markers... Being a child of God, it warmed my heart to see you use that wonderful bible verse and using black makes this verse an equal partner with the watercolored focal image on your card to me. This is just a wonderful card, Lydia!!!

    I'm in Southern Ontario, Canada, and we too are bracing for a major winter storm with very high winds of up to 120 km/hour--likely around 105 km/hour here, and it means that a planned supper for my sister and I to travel about 45 minutes to my brother, SIL, and much beloved nephew will need to be postponed. Today is a day to stay inside!!!

    What a joy it is to see your blog! I am very interested in starting my own blog and I am trying to figure out where to start, and to come up with a name and then move from there... But the next 6 months will be busier and likely I will have the blessing of the company of my sister who is on a sabbatical from her job as a school principal this semester and she will be here with me I hope for most of it. We are planning a last-minute cruise with two cousins, so 4 females together to relax and enjoy being together on this cruise at the end of March plus we hope to spend some time in SC with very beloved close family. But, in the fall or before I hope to start a blog as a place to share what I create as well as my walk with my Savior, and hopefully what I learn and how I pray I will grow.

    I look forward to the pleasure of browsing through your blog to see more of your artistic treasures, Lydia, you are extremely talented!!!

    Blessings to you on this Lord's Day, and I hope and pray that you and your loved ones stay safe and warm with continuing power in your area as that storm blows through your area.


  4. Thanks so much, Joanne! What a lovely and very encouraging comment. I loved reading about your upcoming cruise with your sister and cousins. I always love to hear from a fellow Christian. I wish you blessings on getting your blog up and going when you get back and settled. If you need any ideas, advice, etc., pleas don't hesitate to ask. To answer your question, for my watercoloring I mostly use Daniel Smith watercolor paints from Dick Blick (they have the best price). Here is a link to them: . I started with the Extra Fine Essentials set and the Primatek set. Each has six colors, and when you mix colors you can get any color you want in between.
    Thanks for visiting my blog. When you are up and running, be sure to let me know. I also blog at A Little Perspective; Living in Joy, Hope, and Grace.. I haven't been as active there, as I started designing for Impression-Obsession in December, and I design for two others. But, I am feeling convicted to get back to posting more on my Little Perspective blog. Here is the link: . I hope to see you there. Stay safe these next couple of days, and enjoy your trip in March!

  5. Wonderful work here! Thanks for dropping it off at Mod Squad


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