Gorgeous Flowers Blog Hop

Zoe January 3, 2015 56
Gorgeous Flowers Blog Hop

Woohoo! 2015 has begun and I’m so excited to see where the year will take me! I have a bunch of dreams and aspirations and in fact releasing this gorgeous range of flower stamps is on that list! So I am super SUPER excited that you are joining us on this hop to see this new release!

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You should have arrived from my special guest Ellen’s blog,
but if you’re just joining us, head on over to Andrea’s blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

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PRIZES!!

Oh Oh oh… and of course there are prizes to be won too.
Leave comments along the way for a chance to win hidden prizes BUT there are also some FABULOUS prizes at the end. You’re nearly there!!

On with my projects!!!

Oh my golly! I have been so excited about offering these stamps in rubber as they are the PERFECT stamps to watercolour!! YUP! Shove those markers to the side and grab your Distress Inks or even the kiddies paint box and have some fun getting all inky with brushes, water and paint!

DH was ordering a few things from the USA for Christmas and I just had to sneak in one of those Koi watercolor sets. It’s just 24 colours but boy I have been having so much fun it should be illegal! LOLย  But to be honest, I HATED it at first. Having to WAIT for the paint to dry before you can add more colours?!? Paint flowing everywhere out of control and water dripping all over the place! OH MY GOLLY – can you imagine what this does to a COPIC control freak?!?!

Well… you know me. I was DETERMINED to conquer this watercolouring medium! And hours of YouTube and learning to calm down, be patient and WALK AWAY… I began to slowly understand the joys of watercolouring. ๐Ÿ˜‰

The excitement of those colours mixing and blending together. The excitement of not knowing how it will look once it is totally dry. Yup. I have fallen in love with watercolouring. I am even starting to imagine creating pieces I can hang on my wall. ๐Ÿ™‚

So finally…ย  after all that blabbering… let me show you what I have done. ๐Ÿ™‚

The gorgeous Birthday Daisies Rubber Stamp (Digital Stamp) were the first flowers I painted with my new paints.

I really enjoyed making the background and quite liked it at ‘arms length’ but I felt frustrated with it. I was a little impatient working on this one.

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After a few more videos and learning I need to be more patient, I painted the Roses of Love rubber stamp (Digital Stamp)

I have to admit I was quite proud how this turned out. I learned to walk away and allow it to dry each time returning to add more depth and more details.

The biggest problem I had with this was keeping the colour mix the same. In the end I had to keep coming back over the top of the roses with different tones to try and get them all similar.

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ย And before I went on my watercolouring craze I coloured the Roses with COPIC too.

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Finally my last fun with watercolours I went all out just having fun mixing the colours and seeing how they react to the water.
This one really liberated me and helped break me free from being so controlling.

And I LOVE the result. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sympathy Lilies Rubber Stamp / Peace Lily Digi Stamp

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I HIGHLY recommend having some fun with a different medium and stretching your comfort zone. You just never know how much fun it will be.
But just like I experienced, there will be pain during the transition and you’ll want to trow everything you try away. But with a bit of determination and some patience I know you can do it too.

Oh OH and guess what I have as an incentive to get you started?

WATERCOLOURING CHALLENGE!!

Yup. This months’ colouring challenge is ‘Watercolouring’. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oh and aren’t the new flower stamps the perfect stamps to try it out on?? *giggle*

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YOUR NEXT STOP ON THE HOP
IS my amazingly talented friend Barbara

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Thank you so much for taking the time to join the new release hop!

Big Aussie Squeezes

Zoe xoxo

56 Comments »

  1. Amy A January 3, 2015 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    I’m blown away! Your cards are colored perfectly! Love your layouts and design elements! Absolutely stunning work!! Xx

  2. Twila January 3, 2015 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    So many great cards on this hop and so many different and gorgeous flowers. Just on this post I saw several color schemes that I have to try. You rock, Zoe.

  3. Cass January 3, 2015 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous, all beautifully painted.

  4. Jeanette January 3, 2015 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    You will be the queen of watercolours as well as copics. Gorgeous cards Zoe.

  5. Denise January 3, 2015 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    I’m absolutely speechless, your cards showcasing your new images are out of this world. FANTASTIC xx

  6. Charmaine January 4, 2015 at 12:03 am - Reply

    Zoe, your cards are stunning. I have followed you for a long time and you always amaze me with your talent. I really love the background on the daisies.

  7. Pat K January 4, 2015 at 12:58 am - Reply

    Amazing work Zoe…I could look at them all day.

  8. Melissa T. January 4, 2015 at 1:20 am - Reply

    Wonderful coloring, loving the roses the best with all of that nice deep red. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Kristyn mcinnes January 4, 2015 at 1:20 am - Reply

    Beautiful cards . Amazing how different a look that can be created .. Thanku for sharing

  10. Kim Sharabba January 4, 2015 at 2:07 am - Reply

    And how out of the question would it be for YOU to do a watercolor video for all of us out here who have the same problem? You’ve obviously done your homework and would have some GREAT tips for us. These cards are freakin’ amazing. The backgrounds are gorgeous.

  11. Iris Soscia January 4, 2015 at 2:18 am - Reply

    Amazing cards – love the water coloring and the flowers look so real.
    isoscia@aol.com

  12. Lynn Greenberg January 4, 2015 at 2:21 am - Reply

    Roses are beautiful, but the daisies and lilies are breathtaking. Love your watercoloring. Stunning creations.

  13. Sandie January 4, 2015 at 2:23 am - Reply

    OMG stunning Zoe, totally stunning xx

    hugs

    Sandie
    sandie.gough@ntlworld.com
    http://fairytaledaydream.blogspot.co.uk/

  14. louisevbg January 4, 2015 at 2:32 am - Reply

    They are so beautiful! Love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Corinne January 4, 2015 at 2:42 am - Reply

    you always AMAZE me with your talent.. Stunning coloring, Fab cards!!
    Hugs

  16. sandra January 4, 2015 at 2:46 am - Reply

    I just love all the cards Zoe!! And the images are all sooooo beautiful!
    ๐Ÿ˜€ great for the new challenge, LOL
    Hugs,Sandra

  17. Sue Peck January 4, 2015 at 2:51 am - Reply

    Cooo… Zoe they are gorgeous!!! Are you going to frame them? I especially loved the Daisies – they look so dramatic!

  18. Dorinda January 4, 2015 at 2:54 am - Reply

    You are such an inspiration to eveyone to touch. I love your projects, your talent and just love you to bits. Thank you for all you do

  19. Jess S. January 4, 2015 at 3:10 am - Reply

    Some amazingly beautiful watercolour cards. I love the new stamps.

  20. Lady Fair January 4, 2015 at 4:08 am - Reply

    Your floral stamps are gorgeous and your water coloring is absolutely stunning! If I hadn’t read your blog post, I would have thought you had many years of experience. And, of course, your Copic roses are marvelous. I hope some day to have your talent!

  21. Donna Dacy January 4, 2015 at 4:22 am - Reply

    I love each and everyone of your projects shown here. Your coloring is marvelous. The colors for the roses are spot on and the background on the lilies is fabulous. Daisies are my favorite flower and your background and coloring sets them off just right. You did a nice job on all your cards. TFS

  22. Theresa January 4, 2015 at 4:41 am - Reply

    Amazing cards! Love them all …..you are so talented at water coloring.

  23. Mika January 4, 2015 at 5:02 am - Reply

    Love all your cards, they all have a diffrent personality, but I must say I love the last one the most! XOXO Mi

  24. Ellen Bornstein January 4, 2015 at 5:04 am - Reply

    Zoe, what stupendous cards and I loved that you die cut into the image. All beautifully colored.

  25. Peggy January 4, 2015 at 5:58 am - Reply

    Amazing. All the cards are absolutely beautiful. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Bunny January 4, 2015 at 6:37 am - Reply

    These are so lovely. I want to learn to watercolor. Good advice about walking away. I think the daisies image is my favorite. I would want to frame these.

  27. Rosa A January 4, 2015 at 6:48 am - Reply

    Beautiful work Zoe!

  28. Linda K. January 4, 2015 at 6:55 am - Reply

    Amazing cards. I must try watercoloring more now that I see these. I love all the ones you did but must admit the water colored ones are my favorite even tho I love my copics!!

  29. Mary Draper January 4, 2015 at 7:32 am - Reply

    These are stunning

  30. Rafi January 4, 2015 at 7:39 am - Reply

    Me han gustado todas, la primera la he encontrado preciosa, y tu liberaciรณn de la รบltima ha sido genial!!,

  31. Shirley Wilson January 4, 2015 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Your coloring is wonderful. I’d say you are well on your way to mastery. I really like your new designs and am glad they are available in both rubber and digital.

  32. Trish January 4, 2015 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Breathtakingly beautiful!!! Your coloring is out of this world!!!! You have a gift for coloring, no matter the medium!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Sharman January 4, 2015 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Zoe, Zoe, Zoe..Oh my God, I Love these stamps, I love the sentiments, I love what everyone did with them and I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you did them all. For a cheap set of watercolors you did an AWESOME job. My God girl, is there anything at all that you can’t do. FANTASTIC…

  34. Shell Seward January 4, 2015 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    omgosh do you want my addy? Lol I love the blue one! Your work is amazing!

  35. Jeannean M. January 4, 2015 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    I LOVE all of your cards! They are totally inspiring. The release rocks!

  36. Jennifer Leicht January 4, 2015 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    HOLY RUSTED METAL BATMAN!!!! These are all STUN-NING!!!! I cannot believe you’re just getting started. Your work is unbelievable.

  37. Teresa January 4, 2015 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    These are out-of-this-world-crazy-good! I think these need to go on your wall Zoe!! Hugs! Thinking I should have grabbed all the stamps, not just a couple – congrats on another awesome release. xxx

  38. Carol MJS January 4, 2015 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    Amazing results with your watercolouring, Zoe! All of your cards are gorgeous, but I especially like your last one – spectacular!

  39. Lisa January 4, 2015 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Wow! I like them all, but my favorite is the watercolored roses. You got such depth of color and very nice shading. That takes so much patience! Great job!!

  40. Larisa January 4, 2015 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    So bright and beautiful cards!!!. I love this.

  41. Patty E January 5, 2015 at 12:44 am - Reply

    Wowzer!! You outdid yourself!! All of these cards are stunning Zoe!!

  42. sherry butcher January 5, 2015 at 2:47 am - Reply

    Happy New Year and may it be even better than last year. Thanks for the chance to win, this is a great hop and I’ll be back. TFS. http://scrapbookingandcardmakingbysherry.blogspot.com/

  43. Sari January 5, 2015 at 3:56 am - Reply

    I saw that first card on a challenge and it just amazed me, gorgeous, love it.

  44. Debra January 5, 2015 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Zoe I absolutely love these flowers! You have done a remarkable job with the water coloring as well! Beautiful blog hop!

  45. Key January 5, 2015 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    Wow your coloring is pretty spectacular! Great work!

  46. LaVerne Mulvey January 5, 2015 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    Your projects are really beautiful….all of them. I’ll definitely be following you for future projects, etc.

  47. Lisaerica January 5, 2015 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    Wow, just stunning. The Daisies look like they’re planed in the ground in Martha Stewart’s garden. The rose petals look so real I can smell them. Thank you so very much for sharing your works of art.

  48. Maggie N. January 5, 2015 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    Wow. Love the daisies.

  49. Tanya McAlexander January 5, 2015 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Oh my all these carads are beautiful and I am in love with those Roses and the daisies. You really are good at watercolors I need to practice. I love them I can’t wait to color these with my twinkling H2Os

  50. Beth January 5, 2015 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    So pretty Zoe!

  51. Rosalie January 5, 2015 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Beautiful!

  52. Carol Doggett January 6, 2015 at 12:22 am - Reply

    I *adore* your daisy card! Swoon!

  53. judith January 6, 2015 at 9:49 am - Reply

    such beautiful stamps and gorgeous colouring hugs Judith x

  54. Michelle January 6, 2015 at 10:12 am - Reply

    WOW Zoe! Fantastic! I love them all but the one that I love the most is the last one with the Watermark Thanks. If you have them both for sale please let me know LOLOL I gotta have that! LOL

  55. Linda Johansson January 6, 2015 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Love all your cards, but if I must choose the sympathy lilies was my favorite.
    Great coloring.

    Hugs from Linda in Sweden

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