Freshly Made Sketches #382

Trying something new with my Budding Peony set by Close To My Heart!  I am trying to break out of my box! It has taken me a bit to be able to get back to crafting.  In my time away sooo many new products have came out.  While I have mostly stuck to my old favorites, I have decided to branch out a bit.  I so love the look of watercolor...but I will just never be the messy watercolorer. (that is a word, Jennifer McGuire said so!) I branched out and purchased a Kuretake watercolor set.  I think I  like them!  This peony is my very first attempt using them!  I really like it, whether it be beginners luck or what...I love the end result.  Not to was quick!  And since, it was watercolor, I did not stress too much over the imperfections. Consider it my version of "clean" watercolor!  I created my card based on the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

After coloring my image, I die cut the flowers and leaves.  I applied my images to my layered card with pop dots to offer more dimension.  Then added a few sequins for a touch of bling.  Here is a close up-

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1831 Budding Peony Stamp Set
X6018 Raspberry Cardstock
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
X9003 Mix In Paper Pack
Distress Watercolor Paper-Tim Holtz
Z8000 Black Pigment Ink
Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder
Z4235 Gold Loose Sequins Mix
Z3342 Foam Dots
Watercolors by Kuretake
Banner Dies by MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge-Anything Goes
Double D Challenges-Watercolor
Southern Girls Challenge-Frame It

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Gorgeous! You did a fabulous job of coloring this Peony with watercolors! You are watercolorer expert!! Thanks for joining the Double D, "Watercolor" Challenge.

  2. Oh how gorgeous! I LOVE peonies and this one is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  3. Oh Allisa ... that flower is just gorgeous! Lovely creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Watercolor’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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  4. Beautiful peony! Nice job with the watercoloring! I wish I used mine more often!!

  5. You may have been away for a while, but you have not lost the crafty touch. I love my Kuretake watercolors I'm glad that you do too. This is a radiant card.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Double D Challenge "Watercolors".
    Barbara DT for Double D Challenge.

  6. What a stunning peony watercolour card you have made here which fits perfectly the Colour Crazy Challenge this week. I know what you mean about watercolours being more forgiving. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Colour Crazy Challenge Design Team Member).

  7. Love the colour, great flower! Thanks for joining Colour Crazy Craft challenge, good luck! Colour Crazy DT


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