Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Double D Challenge

Hello again...

Well, I had a surprise visit from my brothers yesterday ... Though I see my brother Ron regularly, I hadn't see Rick and many years and yet it was just as though it was yesterday... That's family I guess and you know it was so lovely for us to all be together and made me so happy



 Rick is on my right in the jacket and there's only 14 months between us, Ron is big brother 4 years older than me.
I just had to share that happy news!

A new challenge starts at Double D today 


A Blue & White challenge hosted by team Diane


I wanted to try stenciling with watercolour and here's what I came up with


As always I just used plain card stock (not watercolour card) I like the brightness I get with ordinary card, but I hear Ranger does a pure white watercolour card so I may check that out.

The stencil was one given to me a few years ago by a blog friend and I used Gansai Tambi paints to work with


I die cut some feathers and then painted them too and added some splats of white paint...


...And a few droplets of Glossy Accents

Both teams at Double D have created cards to inspire you ... If blue and white are your thing, link up with us, we'd love to see your creations and you'll be in with a chance to win this fabulous stamp set too!


Thanks so much for stopping by - Have a great day!

~ Ros ~



20 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely family pic Ros, nice to be re-united.
Great card and that blue is so nice.x
[aNNie]

Stella said...

Family photos are the best; and such a lovely surprise for you. And you look great! I love what you did using that stencil; the subtle colours are stunning. If you want to try Ranger watercolour paper I'll be more than happy to send you some. Just let me know!
XXX

Donna Phelan said...

Oh what a fun visit for you, good looking family! Love your card! The background is so pretty and I adore your beautiful feathers!

Darlene said...

OH WOW! What a fabulous photo of you & your brothers and how awesome that they surprised you with a visit! God Love Em! Your card is FANTASTIC! You are always such an inspiration with your creativity! Thanks so much!

Mac Mable said...

So happy for you...thank you for sharing the wonderful family photos x Gorgeous card today. Love those vibrant colours and the water-colouring through the stencil has worked beautifully. Those die cut feathers look fabulous on this eye catching and amazing card x Love this one xxx

Mac Mable said...

Meant to say....let us know if you try the white water colouring card x Thanks x

Vicki robertson said...

Fabulous card, Ros! I love the whimsical design and shade of blue that you used. Family is the best...what a wonderful surprise visit with your brothers!

Maria said...

Wonderful family photos with your brothers, Ros...how fun!! You all look so stylish, great looking family!! And, your card is just lovely with the pretty flowers and feathers in blue against the white!!

Diane said...

What a wonderful surprise for you and fabulous pictures (I want to come and raid your closet as you have the coolest clothes)!!! I love, love your card, so peaceful and calm and just plain gorgeous!! Your stenciling is amazing!!

Carole said...

Oh what a lovely photo Ros...and lovely memories too...glad it made you happy...you deserve it! Stunning card...that blue is electric...love it! xx

Kathy Krug said...

How fun to have a visit from brothers. Love this watercolored stenciling and the fabulous feathers. Beautiful blue card.

Greta said...

So glad you got to have some time with both brothers--love the pictures! I really need to somehow see my little brother this year. While my dad was alive I took him regularly to see my brother & my sister would meet us there. Such happy memories just sitting around visiting. Anyway--I love your creative card, Ros! Never thought to try painting through a stencil--looks fabulous, as do the feathers!

Leslie Miller said...

Roses and feathers -- what a beautiful combination! And such a pretty blue with your expert watercolor technique. I love the bright white paper, too. The dull look of good watercolor paper is an unfortunate drawback. Some say the bright white WC paper isn't such good quality, but I don't know from personal experience. Your watercolors always look fantastic. And what a nice surprise to have your brothers drop in! I gather your brother, Rick, lives some distance away. Love that you shared the pics!

Barbara said...

This card is stunning! The brightness of the colors! Nice to see a picture of you and your brothers, too - it does look like you had a good time at this reunion.

Marina said...

Lovely family photos! What a treasure it is to have good relationships with your siblings in adulthood.

I love your blue feathers - loads of movement and interest on this.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a happy occasion, good to see the photos of you and your brothers!
I like this card, it is very pretty!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Lovely family pictures Ros - beautiful memories to treasure! Your card is absolutely stunning, I love the water coloring on the feathers - fantastic design too.

Carol L said...

What a gorgeous take on the challenge! I love your beautiful card! Great photos of your family, and I LOVE the soft colors of the room you're in!

Sylvia said...

Love your beautiful feathers in water color, Ros!

Tracy said...

Oh that must have been a lovely visit for you. As an only child I have no idea what it's like to have siblings but your smile shows how excited you were. The card is so pretty. Haven't tried watercolor with stencils yet.

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