Friday, July 25, 2014

Day Lilies

I'm not much of a gardener but I do love my day lilies.
I have some really old ones that I moved from our old house.
They have bloomed beautifully this summer and I have
enjoyed them so much.

So when I saw this stamp by Inkadinkado, I grabbed it up!

I'm not expecting to be able to color a lily as well as God can.

But I would love to get a little closer than this.

And hopefully I will get closer next time.

The Make it Monday Challenge
at Papertrey ink 
is a watercolor technique with a wonderful video
by Heather Nichols
it's called No Outline Watercolor

Maybe I'll do better with an outline?

I'll leave you with
what a day lily is supposed to look like.

Although these lilies look a lot more orange IRL.

Thanks for stopping by.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Day Lily Bunch (Inkadinkado, Meadow Greens (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, SU Marker (Chocolate Chip)
Paper:  Watercolor 140 lb. cold press (Strathmore), Tangerine Tango 
Other:  Re-inkers, Aqua Painter

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted


Dana & Glen said...

Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it.

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

I think you did an amazing job and your card is beautiful <3

Bobby said...

You did a great job with the coloring, Bonnie, and I love the background and the frame.

Loll Thompson said...

Great job with your watercoloring Bonnie. Gorgeous colors and love the soft watercolored background. I struggle with this technique, but you have mastered it ... I need lessons from you! Loll xx

jimlynn said...

Beautiful day lilies and a beautiful card to go right along with them. LOVE the color of both but your card is just gorgeous!

Irish Cherokee said...

Nicely colored Bonnie. I have a ton of day lilies in several shades.

Jules said...

Hi Bonnie

Loving the finished look you have created here .. great card .. .. beautiful sentiment too.

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Brenda said...

Your card is gorgeous Bonnie, and I think you did a great job watercoloring them. Your real day lilies are beautiful too. I love lilies as well, and have the white ones around some trees. I just love when they bloom, but unlike the other ones they only bloom once and then they are done. I need me some of the other lilies like you have. God does make everything so beautiful! Hugs, Brenda

Sue - said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie. I think you've really cracked the water colouring!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Bonnie. Love the fantastic water coloring... and the thin red around the main panel.

Anonymous said...

You did great! Beautiful card! I love your double day lilies! I have some single orange day lilies that I have had for over fifty years.

Susan said...

You're being too hard on yourself, Bonnie - you did a great job watercolouring your day lily. Thanks for the link to the video tutorial - your card has inspired me to try it. I have day lilies in my garden too - they are so lovely and so easy to look after.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Oh, I think your colouring is stunning Bonnie, it's a fabulous card with a fantastic water colour feeling to it.

Warm hugs

Cynthia said...

WOW. Your day lily is just GORGEOUS!! Love it!!

artful-notions said...

Oh Bonnie, I spy a talent at watercoloring! Wonderful! God truly does ALL things better, but don't you love trying to get as artsy as this? Beautiful!

JD/ Jill said...

I think they are beautifully colored! which made for a very pretty card!

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful watercolour card!
I will check out that video later...

Your old fashioned lilies are lovely. Loved seeing them...the variagated colur in the petals is gorgeous!

MaryH said...

Honestly, I think you did a fab job with the watercolor lilies. You are a dab hand at that technique, and liked the brilliance you achieved on the flowers especially, but also the softer background you have behind the blossoms. This is just beautiful, Miss Bonnie. Your Nature painted ones are lovely as well. We have yellow ones. TFS & Hugs

Greta said...

Gorgeous card, Bonnie--great job with the technique!

Marybeth said...

Wow,you sure did a great job with the MIM ,your no lines painting is gorgeous!

Deepti said...

I love the water color wash BG and stunning water coloring u did :) u recreated the real lilies on ur card !

Flower Shoppe Cards said...

Thanks for visiting my new blog. I think it's awesome as I am finding lots of awesome art on other peoples blogs I didn't know existed before I started my own blog! I think your "This Time" effort of the Lily is lovely!!!