Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Blue Birthday Flower......

Uniko is celebrating their 8th Birthday and I wanted to join in the party....
I have used the pretty Uniko Peony stamp set and water coloured in cool colours.

Here is my card.....

I tried the no-line water colouring technique but as you can see I am no water colourist
but I had fun trying......
The stamp set also has a smaller peony flower stamp, so I made a tag too.
I finished the set off with a few drops of clear raindrops and a stamped sentiment.
Bev and her team over at uniko are always so inspirational and creative 
and here's to many more years to come...
Still Wild, Windy, Wet and Very Cold weather here, where I live in Scotland...
Staying in to Craft!.....
Challenges I would love to enter.....
Uniko's challenge this month is anything goes 
and I have gone with the optional cool Winter colours...
Super Thrilled with my Win - Thank you x.
The Flower Challenge #41 - Add Leaves
Delighted with my Honourable Mention....Thank you x.
Day of The Month Card Club - Send a card to a Friend Day
This is going to a dear friend along with the tag and a gift x.
Thank you for my second place win x
Seize The Birthday - with the option of show us your white space

63 comments:

cuilliesocks said...

Stunning card, gorgeous floral images and beautifully coloured Mac, Kate x x

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love this card and tag. It is so unique and wonderful in those colors. What a beautiful flower in the purple and blue.

Susan said...

Don't be so hard on yourself, Mac! I think your watercolouring is great! And what a spectacular colour combination - love the tones of mauve and purple for the flower and the striking blue leaves.

I've heard about your winter storms on the news over here in Canada. And my cousins live in Sussex and they've mentioned the very wet stormy weather they've had on the south coast. It must be even worse up in Scotland. Take care - stay warm and dry!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such a Beautiful and Elegant card with gorgeous colouring Mac, I would say your colouring is fabulous. I hope you are dry, warm and safe in this dreadful stormy weather we are all having.
Faith x

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card/tag combo, Mac. The blooms are gorgeous. Love the colours. And wow what a fabulous first attempt at no line watercolouring. I’ve only tried no line colouring with Copics... no line watercolouring is on my to-try list.

Loll said...

You are amazing with watercolouring, Mac!! These are beautiful. Great job with this difficult technique. LOVE the colours you've used. xx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Mac! Both the card and tag are incredible! I am a lover of blue leaves - there is something so special when the leaves "compete" with a flower's beauty in this way. After all, there would be no flowers without the leaves! They are beautiful in their own way, yes? It's a fantastic way of celebrating Unkio's birthday! hugs, de

*Vicki* said...

Wow! You have mastered the no-line watercolor tech to me! It's absolutely gorgeous and I really love your choice of colors with it as well! What a stunning set of projects you've made here! Thanks for the inspiration! HUGS

I Card Everyone said...

Beverley, you really need to know these are so spectacular! Every painter has a style, your loose water coloring is just the way I like it!! Gorgeous combo of purple and blue... the tag is so wonderful, who would need a gift attached?? xx
=]

Maria said...

Such a gorgeous purple rose on your card and tag! Fabulous water coloring with the no line technique...simply fabulous...so pretty!!

Mia said...

Mac, I think you are a water colourist! I love your technique. Your card and tag are simply fabulous! Hugs, my friend.

Brenda said...

Wow! This card and tag are beautiful Mac! You did a great job at no line watercoloring. I wish I could do this good. I think you are being way to hard on yourself. It is fun trying isn't it? I haven't tried the no line stuff yet, want to at some point. Just trying to learn how to watercolor decently...which hasn't come yet. Don't think it is going to be my thing but I keep trying. I do better with pencils. Anyway, I think you did great! Hugs, Brenda

Viv said...

What an amazing colour for this beautiful peony Mac. A stunning card and tag. x

Liz said...

Stunning card, Mac, beautiful no line watercolouring. I've never tried this technique, thanks for the inspiration. xx

Bonnie said...

Your peony is gorgeous, Mac! I think you watercolor beautifully! A lovely card and tag, my friend!

Christine Alexander said...

Mac,personally I think you nailed the no line watercolouring, those blues are stunning and such a great tag also.
Keep safe in the rain and winds and I hope you haven't had too much flooding.

Ina G said...

Wow what stunning shades of blue you have here M. Such a beautiful CAS twofer with that tag. Your no line water colouring looks amazing to me. I haven't even attempted it as I'd fail for sure. I see GB are having WWW and VC weather. Great time to hibernate and craft. Love them!

Darnell said...

Your tag and card took my breath away, Mac! Not only is your coloring divine, but the colors themselves are unexpected and pure bliss!! Hugs, Darnell

Greta said...

What a beautifully striking card, Mac! Never thought to make blue leaves & I love them with the purple bloom!

aussie aNNie said...

Amazing colours Mac, I absolutely stunning colours used and gosh I just love this. I have just received another Altenew stamp so hope to get to watercolour that with my new paints...big hugs.xx

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunner Mac - loving your rich watercoloured peony's!! The raindrops are perfect.
We are still hot and dry - crunchy grass stuff - hanging out for rain, and praying no fires start, it's tinder dry and we are officially in drought.
Blessings
Maxine

Izzy Scrap said...

WOW ! Absolutely stunning, Mac ! I can't believe that it's your first attempt to the no-line watercoloring technique. You totally rocked it. And those colours, OMG, it is just a delight for my eyes. LOVE it so much. Thanks so much for sharing this beauty and for playing along at Uniko. x

Karen Dunbrook said...

wow...this is so stunning....I think you underestimate your wonderful talent!!! love it.
xx Karen

Cat Craig said...

Mac this is stunning and you are a fabulous WC colorist. YOu've left lovely highlights added depth. Spectacular.

Brenda in IN said...

I think your water coloring is lovely. You have beautiful shading and depth to your flowers and I like the little added tag.

Marina said...

It's such a beautiful, delicate watercolour look.

Marcia Hill said...

What do you mean you're no water colorist?!! Your card and tag turned out absolutely BEAUTIFUL Mac! I love the colors and how you achieved the shading too! Lovely, lovely card/tag combo my friend!! :0)

Nancy said...

Oh My!!!! You are amazing with water coloring Mac! These are beautiful. LOVE the colors you've used too. So happy to see these beautiful flowers in our gallery at Seize the Birthday! If not I would have missed them!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning card Mac! I love the colours so much! My husband has just returned from visiting his folks in in Scotland and I heard all about the wild weather. Hope it gets better soon:)

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Absolutely stunning Mac. I think you've done and amazing job and I love the colour x

Barbara said...

Very well done. The card is incredible and so delightful too. Thanks for sharing it with us at Seize the Birthday Challenge. Good luck!
Barbara DT

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous card/tag combo, Mac ... so beautifully and richly coloured ... the sense of depth and dimension you created is awesome ... stunners! Hugs, Anita :)

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Your card is beautiful.

And I love your image being a teddy bear. (I use photos of my Teddy Bear each week in the T Stands for Tuesday Tea challenge.)

I found you from your comment to Felix the Crafty Cat, where I saw your adorable teddy bear image, so I had to come visit. :-)

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Loving the card and tag, very stylish. I think your watercolouring technique is perfect, I love the look of it. Pleased to see Anne found her way here too. Have a very happy creative weekend. Hugs, Angela xxx

Ros Crawford said...

You do yourself and injustice... This is one of the best and most beautiful no line water colourings that I've seen... Mac it's fantastic!

HilaryJane said...

Well, I think your water colouring is pretty amazing and the colours are stunning and the little matching tag is just perfect. Sorry to be so slow visiting you but I have been missing for a few days! Now catching up xx

pam said...

Wow fabulous work Mac! your colouring is gorgeous..love the image and colours..
Hugs Pam x

TK said...

I think your no line is pretty amazing, Mac! Beautiful image and colors. Our winter came in like a lion, dropping temps to teens overnight, a couple of light dustings of snow and then.... warm weather! Bizarre for us here for sure

papierelle said...

Your peony is amazing and your coloring is perfect. I especially like your choice of colors. It's a great idea to make the leaves blue. Thank you for sharing with us at DotMCC and we hope we see you next month again. Gundi

Rosmarie said...

Wow, what an absolutely stunning birthday card/tag! The colors are just fabulous and you really dit a great job with watercoloring, Mac!! I love peonies and I could drown in their sweet fragrance! Thank you so much for playing along with us at DotMCC! Rosi x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simply beautiful and such perfect colours for the challenge too. Gorgeous showcase of Uniko goodies and thanks for playing along in the challenge.

Viv said...

Such a fabulous card Mac! your watercolouring is perfect too! sorry the weather is so bad for you just now, let's hope Spring comes early now. Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' too ;) Viv xx

Jo said...

A bold bloom in special colours. Fabulous colouring too. A special Bday! xx

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card and I love your purple peony. The blue leaves are my favorite and I always love the color. Great job and thanks for playing along with us at The Flower Challenge.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, what an exquisite card and tag combo, Mac! Fabulous job of no-line watercoloring! I LOVE the shades of the purple and the blue! The clear rain drops are wonderful finishing touch! They give life to the peonies.
Hideko xx

Hannelie said...

Beautifully cool water colored flowers !
Thanks for playing along at Uniko!

Aileen said...

Such a beautiful creation Mac, I love the colours you have used look amazing. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning, I love your card and the tag with the beautiful flower.

Mrs A. said...

The colours are beautiful and so is your no line colouring. I love these. Hugs Mrs A.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such a stunning color combination! But then you cards are always swoon worthy! Thank you so much for playing along with us at DotMCC! Hugs, Cornelia

aussie aNNie said...

WOW Mac, and congrats on winning the Uniko challenge, well done so happy for you..xxx

Trina P. said...

Back again to say congratulations on your win at Uniko! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Wiebke Kommerell said...

Nice to see the Uniko Peony in action! :-) Your coloration and the choice of this stunning colour make it unique!

Thanks for your upload to the Uniko Challenge #57.
Greetings from Wiebke (Uniko Brand Ambassador Team)

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Stunning! Do not ever underestimate your watercolour skills as even the most professional of colourists will tell you that water colouring can have it's moments. You've defined each petal with perfection and what a beautiful choice of colourway too. This would make a wonderful Mother's day card and personalised tag. Thank you for sharing all that loveliness with us.
Hugs Tracey xx

BoΕΌenA said...

This card is so romantic ... The rose has a bit of a rustic look and it makes the card so nostalgic. I also love the tag, it creates a perfect set with the card.
xx

Linda said...

Just one word ....... WOW!!!! Thank you for joining in with the Uniko birthday celebrations xx

HilaryJane said...

Congrats on your honourable mention at the flower challenge, it just proves that no-one can resist the wonder and beauty of your cards xx

Pat said...

Somehow I missed this one Mac and it is such a pretty rose and the colours are amazing! Beautifully coloured too and certainly worthy of being an HM over at The Flower Challenge, so congratulations for that. x

TK said...

Congrats on your HM at The Flower Challenge! It's a beauty for sure

butterfly said...

I think your watercolour shading is working perfectly to create depth and detail on those beautiful roses. Such gorgeous colours too!
Alison x

Diane said...

Stunning floral design and colors.

Hugs Diane

Jo said...

You are amazing, This flower is a beauty, congrats on the win, well deserved! xx

Jeanne H said...

I went to you for some inspiration and found this peony card. Love it, especially the colors!!