Tuesday, August 18

Erin Lee Creative New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the ELC Release Blog Hop!!! Today is the big day---- the newest release over at Erin Lee Creative is available and ready for you to shop, shop, shop!
I chose this framed watercolor piece for my blog hop project today. A lot of the products in today's release remind me our great state of Kansas. I used the Sunflower background stamp, Arches watercolor paper and watercolors to create this vibrant piece. 
I stamped the image onto the watercolor paper with Amalgam Ink then started the watercoloring process. 
The first 3-4 layers are all watercolor, making sure to let the colors dry before adding the next layer. 
Once all the layers of watercolor were added I went back and added color in the nooks and crannies along with a few details with fine Sharpie markers. 
I just could not bring myself to cut it into a card. So this I framed it! Besides photos, this is my first ever framed piece of art that I have created.
I simply trimmed up the edges and found a couple of 8 x 8 frames from Hobby Lobby. 
The watercolor sunflower piece was layered on top of a piece of water cardstock to create the mat.  

Here is a photo of all the new release products that are available. 

Don't forget to leave a comment before heading off to the next blog, for a chance to win one of 3 gift certificates for $25 each from Erin Lee Creative. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments left on all blogs listed below. Comments must be made by August 24th, in order to be entered into the drawing. Winners will be announced at the Erin Lee Creative blog. 

 Erin

Cheryl 

Jennifer 

 Michelle 

Lynnea 

 Eva :You are here!!!

Next stop: Ceal 

 Amy 

 Thanks for hopping along with the ELC Design team today!

Eva

 

29 comments:

sharon g said...

This is so pretty. You are so skilled, I'm going to go back and read about how you achieved this amazing look. It is perfect in every way...

MadeByMeghanK said...

I am so glad you framed this because it's STUNNING! What amazing coloring!

Lisaa728 said...

That is gorgeous! Water coloring has always intimidated me but this may just make me give it another shot! Thank you for such a wonderful inspiration piece.

Ceal said...

Your project is amazing!

stampingbowd said...

Oh, wow! That flower makes amazing wall deco! Your watercolor is exquisite! I am a Kansas girl at heart! I spent my first twelve years in and out of Kansas and it has my heart. Lots of memories of seeing little sunflower patches in home gardens! :) Thanks for sparking happy memories!

Woendi Levitt said...

Beautiful

JaneRN said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Andre M. said...

Lovely decor piece and colouring, thank you for sharing.

Becky C said...

I LOVE sunflowers and this is beautiful - thanks so much for sharing!

ummekulsumhk said...

Love the sunflower.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful sunflower design! I love the way you colored the image for your card, and the background looks awesome in that pretty color!

Ms. Tamp said...

Nice coloring examples. Good framing.

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow what a stunning piece of art - love the coloring

Debbie Br said...

I’m in love with sunflowers 🌻 and your card too!

Pyng L said...

I thought this was Copics when I first saw your piece. So vibrant and beautiful! Great idea to hang this piece up to enjoy!

Eva said...

Thank you! What part of Kansas? I am near Salina.

Eva said...

Thank you for your kindness! I struggle with w/c but you gotta give it a try and keep trying! Funny thing... I painted on the back of the “good paper” which means I had to work harder and it didn’t come out as well as it could have with color blending. I learned that after I did this. We all start somewhere, lol! Keep trying!

Eva said...

Thank you so much for your kindness!

Eva said...

Thank you Ceal!

Eva said...

Thank you ❤️

Eva said...

Thank you❤️❤️

Eva said...

Sunflowers are amazing... ‘tis Sunflower season here in Kansas now, looking forward to finding some blooming fields.

Eva said...

Thank you! Thanks for stopping by!

Eva said...

Thank you so much!

Eva said...

Thank you for the compliment! Much appreciated!

Eva said...

Thank you for your kindness and for stopping by my blog!

Eva said...

Thank you... sunflowers have such bright and happy faces! Makes ya happy to look at them!

Eva said...

Thank you! I need to color this with copics and pencils and see how it looks. I appreciate your kindness, thank you for stopping by!

Eva said...

Awe... still working on building skills! Watercolor was the medium used on this one. Thank you for your kind comment!