Blog Hop/Giveaway Winner Announcement

handmade card for sale

This post is a Winner Announcement for the Blog Hop and Giveaway from my previous post.

Winner Winner Winner!!!

I am so delighted to post my winner announcement for one lucky blog hop winner from among the comments on my post.

And the lucky winner is ….. Drumroll……

Mamaw Cindysays:EDIT

Your card is Gorgeous. Love how you printed the image in light beige. I love your water coloring. That flower image is so pretty.

Congratulations Mamaw Cindy for winning the entire release by VaradaSharmaDesigns. Thank you for the comment. Please email Varada Sharma at varada.sharma@gmail.com to claim your prize.

The winner was chosen randomly by picking one number out of all the comments. For those who did not win the prize, thank you for your comments and visit on my blog. I highly appreciate it.

And Thank you Varada Sharma for organizing and sponsoring for this hop.

Hugs

Jyoti

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Watercolor Floral Card And Blog Hop/Giveaway

Watercolor card using watercolor markers

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing great. Today I am sharing a watercolor floral card I made using Karin Watercolor Markers. Ever since I bought these markers I have fallen in love with them.

Me along with some talented cardmakers are celebrating Varada Sharma’s August Release Wings and Petals. This beautiful floral image if from one of her digital stamp set Awesome Blossom.

Giveaway

We are giving away THE ENTIRE RELEASE to one lucky blog reader – selected at each stop in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, August 16th, 11:59 pm CDT. in the blog hop post the following Tuesday.
To win simply comment below.
Want one extra point? Subscribe via email to https://VaradaSharma.com.
Want two extra points? Become a member of the FREE Silver Membership subscription at https://varadasharma.com/product/monthly-digital-stamps-silver-membership/

Don’t forget to comment on my post and hop along other designers blog post for a chance to win. The full list of artists with their blogs is listed below.

Watercolor card using watercolor markers

The Focus

Started by printing this stamp set in a floral arrangement on a mixed media paper.

I wanted to create a 5 by 7 card because I preferred to paint a bigger flower not tiny floral clusters.

watercolor floral card

I printed the image in light beige color so I could create a no line coloring effect.

Colors Used

Started water coloring the flower using Karin Watercolor Markers. Pale pink concentrating on the base of the petals and fading towards the tip, leaving a pale wash of color for highlights. After two layers of pink I added a little olive green to the base of some petals and added a light wash of gold on the highlighted areas for a warmth. Finally, I added warm grey wherever it is supposed to be shaded.

The leaves on the top are colored with olive green and the leaves on the bottom are colored with curry.

watercolor floral card using karin markers

I added some splatters of white acrylic paint and some gold watercolor paint.

gold embossed sentiment from wplus 9

Sentiment

And then, I used the sentiment from Wplus 9. It is a very old set of sentiment stamp. I stamped the sentiment directly on top of the colored image with Versamark ink and embossed using wow gold embossing powder.

For embellishment, I added a few gold sequins from my stash. I then layered this panel on a gold foiled cardstock and then adhered it to a 5 by 7 side folding cardbase made of heavyweight cardstock.

That finishes my card.

If you came here from


@anaa975 – https://stacksofcards.com/

Your next stop on the hop will be

@crafty_sistahs –  https://thecreativetwins.blogspot.com/

Here is a full list of talented desiners:

@anaa975 – https://stacksofcards.com/

@cardsncraftsnyc – https://www.cardsncraftsnyc.com/blog/ 
@crafty_sistahs –  https://thecreativetwins.blogspot.com/
@itsapreetiworld – https://www.itsapreetiworld.com/
@mugdhagujarathi – https://craftomania123.blogspot.com/ 
@tenianelson – http://jazzypaper.blogspot.com/
@terispracklin &  @varadasharma – we will share our creations together on my blog – https://varadasharma.com/

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EDS/HSD AWARENESS MONTH AND HOP

Hello Everyone! May is EDS/HSD awareness month.

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a disease that weakens the connective tissues of your body. Connective tissues are tendons and ligaments that hold parts of your body together. EDS can make your joints loose and your skin thin and easily bruised. It also can weaken blood vessels and organs.

There’s no cure for EDS, but the symptoms can often be treated and managed only if it is diagnosed.

I feel so proud to be a part of this special event where a bunch of card-makers and crafters join hands to raise awareness about EDS/HSD DESEASE.

Our card-maker friend Natasha Davies who suffers from this illness herself also found out about this disease from an awareness campaign on a radio.That is why she wanted to give back to the community by raising awareness to other people who may be suffering from this illness and do not know about it.

We,

Natasha Davies

Natasha Vacca

Sandhya Iyer

Coleen Balija

Deborah

Amanda

and I

are teaming up and hosting this event where a lot of Card-makers and crafters are joining hands to spread this awareness among the crafting community.

The Card

Here is my special card I made for this event.

This beautiful digital image is by Alex Syberia. And here is a link to where you can purchase this image:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/793379658/almond-blossoms-digi-stamp-set?ref=shop_home_feat_2

For this card I colored this image using copic markers in pinks and greens.

handmade card using digital image

The background is created using Cover Die from Neat and Tangled. I love how this creates texture but the white on white is still not taking away from the beautiful floral image.

Stay strong sentiment

The floral image is adhered on foam tape for extra dimension. I added this to an A2 size top folding card base made of heavyweight white card stock.

Copic coloring on digital stamp by Alex Syeria

I finally added some silver sparkling Stickles on the stamens of the flowers.

This completes the card. Here are some other images of the card.

Card featuring digital image by Alex Syberia

Related Links

Here are some links that are related to this hop and may be interesting to you

The Ribbon

Let me share this Ribbon I drew with black and white to represent the EDS/HSD awareness month with some fun intricate henna patterns. I used Micron pen in Pt3 to draw and fill inside this ribbon.

EDS/HSD AWARENESS ribbon filled with henna patterns

I feel so proud and honored for my friends wanted to use this design as their logo in this hop.

I am very thankful for my friends and I will always cherish them. The saying CRAFTY FRIENDS ARE THE BEST proved itself to be true.

Hugs

Jyoti

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