Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop

Friday, April 8, 2016

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Altenew’s 2nd anniversary blog hop. If you came from the Agnieszka Malyszek's blog, you are right on track. 



I make 2 projects for Altenew 2nd Anniversary. I challenge myself to make one layer card project. I hope you will enjoy it :)








For my first project, I'm using Watercolor Wonders for the florals and Wild Hibiscus for the sentiment. I'm using Spun Sugars, Shaded Lilac, Picked Raspberry and Vintage Photo Distress Ink for the large flowers. Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and Vintage Photo Distress Ink for the small flowers. Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint Distress Ink for the leaves. First I stamp it using Distress Ink and apply water with my brush. Before it's dry. I stamp the second layer and again apply some water with my brush. I repeat it for every layer. The sentiment is from Versafine Black.





For my second project, I'm using Wild Hibiscus for the florals and the sentiment. First I stamp the florals using Memento Dessert Ink and coloring it using Gouache. I make the outline from Guoache too because Guoache is more thicker than watercolor so the outline is overlaid after I apply it. Then I add some pastel pencil and smooth it with cotton swap to make some shadow. The background is from watercolor and I splash it with my brush. The sentiment is from Versafine Black.

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  • First 100 orders : 1 free mini stamp set (Starting April 7th at 9:00 AM EST)
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Giveaways 
Leave comments along the way for the opportunity to win one of THREE prize packs valued at over $100 from Altenew! 
There are 7 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments on each stop by Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win! 13 winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the hop list and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Apr 14th.

It is now time to head on over to the talented Marika Rahtu's blog to see her amazing creation.
Here is the entire hop list for you below. 


Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Melania Deasy

573 comments:

  1. Very pretty. I especially love the blue & lavender combo.

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  2. Your water color is gorgeous!!!!!

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  3. WOW your projects are gorgeous!!! I love the first card as it looks very muted and soft and the second card is just so gorgeous and full of beautiful color!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  4. Your mothers projects are so inspiring.

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  5. I love the dreamy feel of your first card, Melania. Love that you put both projects in frames, as they are truly works of art!

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  6. Beautiful cards; perfect for a frame.

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  7. Love the blog hop! It is very nice to see different designers using Altenew's great layering stamps with different techniques! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Fabulous Waterclors. I love the delicate shades of blue and lavender!

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  9. Both examples have beautiful colors!

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  10. Beautiful combination of colors!

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  11. Beautiful cards, Melania!! Lovely watercoloring!!

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  12. Love your coloring. so delicate. TFS

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  13. Fabulous one layer cards! Love the pretty colors.

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  14. Love the colors on your first card especially and the soft Watercolor flowers are so pretty!

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  15. awesome love your colors and the stamp used.

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  16. Very nice projects. Lovely colors.

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  17. Both your cards are very beautiful. You are in an unusual DT and you promote excellent stamps. Thank you for the opportunity to play for a prize.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  18. Both cards are amazing! I love the wild hibiscus stamp set!

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  19. Such a beautiful dreamy background.

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  20. Both are exceptionally beautiful, and love the white frame too :-)

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  21. Omgoodness, love both of these ! Love the ethereal feel of the first one, just like Cosmos blowing in the wind . The second one the colors are just happy and beautiful !

    Patty Williams
    pattywackwill@gmail.com

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  22. Fabulous projects, love them!!!

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  23. Both cards are amazing! Love the background of the first and simple elegance of the second! So pretty!!

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  24. I especially love your first card. In the white frame, it would make a perfect Mother's Day gift!

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  25. Beautiful cards! Love the colours and applications! Thanks for sharing your techniques!

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  26. Oh my, stunning! I love both of these, what wonderful gifts. I especially love the watercolors....just divine. Tfs....

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  27. Wow! Love these watercolored pictures!

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  28. Oh my world how beautiful! I'm totally in love with the first project! :-)

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  29. Love those watercolor projects. They are gorgeous and very elegant!

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  30. Both projects are just stunning! I love your use of colour!

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  31. Great projects! Especially love the watercolour flowers! :)

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  32. These projects are so beautiful. LOVE the smudgy look of the first card and the gorgeous colors on your second project:)

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  33. 2 great projects, I love the watercolouring

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  34. So pretty! Such a good mix of colors with white space! :)

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  35. Your cards are wonderful and such beautiful colors.

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  36. Love the watercolor on your cards. Absolutely amazing!

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  37. This card is like being in a dream!

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  38. These designs are so different from each other. The first is more artistic and the second is more traditional and they are both BEAUTIFUL. This shows the versatility of the Altenew stamps. Whatever your design style you can use these stamps to make lovely cards!

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  39. wow these are both so beautiful! i really LOVE the first Monet like one-breathtaking!

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  40. Happy Anniversary Altenew!!! Beautiful cards. Love the techniques.

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  41. Both are beautiful cards, but I have to be honest, the first one is my favorite! The images are so colorful yet soft and wispy at the same time.

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  42. they are both so lovely and feminine - looove the look a lot :)

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  43. I love your projects, especially the dreamy, soft watercolor!

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  44. Love these two projects. You make the colours seem so soft and gentle.

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  45. So lovely and elegant. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  46. Such artistic creations, love how you play with colors and shade them! Gorgeous!

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  47. Both of your projects are so beautiful and I think I will try to make something similar for my Mom for Mother's day. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  48. Lovely use of distress inks.

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  49. Wow. Really nice these watercolors

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  50. Fabulous Projects for this blog hop.. Thank you so much for the inspiration..

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  51. beautiful technique , love the effect

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  52. Absolutely love the colours and watercoloring!

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  53. excellent techniques on both cards. i especially like the second one and how to gave a suggestion of texture to the petals!

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  54. Beautiful. A picture worth 1,000 words.

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  55. Love these cards! Love these products!

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  56. Beautiful projects! Love the dreamy feel of the first piece!

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  57. Love these projects! The colors are so perfect!! xx

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  58. Great ideas for Mother's Day! Thanks

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  59. Love the blue an lavender colors, they look so delicate.

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  60. You were right to put these in frames...they should be hung in a gallery. Gorgeous work.

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  61. love how you watercolored your first card - am going to have to give that a try!

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  62. Beautiful!!!!!! The colors are awesome.

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  63. Wow!! These are really Beautiful!!

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  64. They're both pretty, but I really love the watery watercoloring.

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  65. Love the colors! Watercolor is my favorite!

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  66. What a great way to show multiple uses for stamps...completely different looks!

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  67. Gorgeous! They both came beautiful and should be framed and given as gifts. Thanks for sharing.

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  68. I love both of those cards.....wonderful colors and techniques. Thanks for sharing.

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  69. I just flipped when I saw your water color wonders card. Awesome color combo.

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  70. So pretty! Thanks for the inspiration

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  71. Your designs and colors are wonderful!

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  72. Totally in love with the first project!
    And yes framing these works up is another great ideas =)

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  73. Beautiful cards Melania. Thank you for the great inspiration!

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  74. Oh wow your projects are amazing!!! Love them and Altenew:)

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  75. Striking water color cards,both with different looks. Beautifully done.

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  76. Both of these are absolute perfection! LOVE the background on the first one and your flowers on the second one are utopia! You color choices are so yummy! TFS!

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  77. Your watercoloring is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  78. Both cards are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  79. Beautiful cards! I love your color combos.

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  80. Holy moly these are stunningly beautiful! What a gorgeous mother's day gift!

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  81. Wow! I love the water color designs you created on your cards. I am just trying to do a bit more water coloring myself so this is very inspirational to me.

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  82. Amazing! I love the colors, bright and beautiful! Gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  83. the cards are amazing - the watercolor one is my fave

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  84. great use of water color techniques

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  85. Little shadow boxes... so pretty

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  86. Love that first frame, it looks like a watercolour and the colours are beautifully chosen.

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  87. Love both looks! Kathy Sammartano ksammartano@gmail.com

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  88. Very pretty projects...love the hibiscus flowers.
    DebbieC

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  89. Love the water colored one also like the purple and blue together on the second one. I really like the frame you put around each one. Really sets it off.

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  90. These are so pretty! Perfect for Mother's Day!

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  91. Beautiful card. Amazing use of color.

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  92. I love that dreamy, watercolor background. Gorgeous!

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  93. Beautiful cards and colors! Love your water coloring.

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  94. Your cards are very sweet. Any Mom would be happy to receive one. Lovely!

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  95. Oh so nice! How feminine.

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  96. Oh! I love the first card and that technique with a brush and water . I've never tried that but sure want to! It's beautiful!

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  97. Beautiful framed art for two lucky mothers, Melania! Interesting you kept layering color and water to make such interesting flowers - have to try that sometime.

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  98. WOW, what a gorgeous card. Love the watercolor effect.

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  99. Love this card! Framing it is such a great idea!

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  100. Love the colors in the second one. Both are beautiful.

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  101. Beautiful cards, I love how fresh those flowers look watercolored.

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  102. I love both projects!!! Watercolor in first card is stunning!!! Thanks for sharing. Hugs ;)

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  103. Blue and purple works so well together! Beautiful card and frame!

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  104. Luv your card coloring and design.

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  105. Awesome projects for mother's day. Thanks for this inspiration. :)

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  106. What wonderful projects! They are both so beautiful!

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  107. Your first card is STUNNING! I could sit and look at that all day long! Beautiful artwork, Melania!

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  108. Melania, these are gorgeous!!!!

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  109. Both the card and the framed art are lovely. I especially like the technique and the look using the distress inks.

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  110. Very pretty cards! Thank you for sharing!

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  111. So pretty, love the water-colored effect!

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  112. WOW both cards are stunning. Thank you for sharing, I will be trying out your ideas.

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  113. great cards, love the contrast in the two cards.

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  114. Gorgeous! The colors really made me smile.

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  115. Very pretty cards. I especially like the first one with its soft colors. Thanks!

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  116. These cards are so pretty. he framing is a great idea.

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  117. Watercolor cards and art are my favorite. Your work is exceptional!

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  118. Beautiful cards and great inspiration!

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  119. The first one is impressive! Thanks!

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  120. The colors in both the cards are gorgeous! love them!

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  121. Wow, these are both
    beautiful! Great way
    to use the inks.
    Carla from Utah

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  122. Both of these cards are just lovely. I especially love the second one.

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  123. These are both beautiful but I confess the first is my favorite!

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  124. Wow...what wonderful gifts these will be for someone special! :)

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  125. Beautiful creations! Love your first one, such soft, subtle colors...like that old song....like a water color running in the rain....just BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  126. Such different styles.
    One is free-form and the
    other is more regulated.
    Both are wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  127. I love the first card so much! beautiful!

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  128. I love the colors of the first card! Thank you

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  129. I like these a lot, makes me thing of spring.

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  130. Two beautiful floral cards! But love the second card colored with gouache more!

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  131. Oh my word...that first card is just stunning (they are both beautiful) you always make beautiful!

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  132. Oh boy ...love these 2 so much. Great to frame them too.

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  133. These are both beautiful. Thanks so much.

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  134. Wow so pretty - love the colours.

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  135. Beautiful watercolouring cards, Melanie! Great idea to frame them!

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  136. Love the water coloring. These are beautiful cards

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  137. The first card reminds me of a floral print shirt that my grandmother used to wear. Fond memories. Thanks!

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  138. Wow love your project. So besutifull

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  139. Stunning cards, love the watercoloring. Just gorgeous!

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  140. Great idea for Mother's Day!!!!

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  141. Such pretty cards. Just beautiful!

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  142. These cards are fabulous! Love the colors - so bright and lovely TFS

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  143. WOW really pretty! Water coloring is so great!

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  144. Wow they are simply stunning!!! Loveeee the watercoloured flowers!

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  145. Lovely cards. I especially love very the watercolour one.

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  146. Beautiful cards! I love the color tone blending in the first one especially! Thank You for sharing with us!

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  147. Absolutely LOVE the watercolor flower card.....Fran Smith

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  148. Love the cards the water color technique is wow

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  149. These are great Melania. I love how you loosely water coloured your card. Very nice, I want to try this. TFS!

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  150. Very pretty, love the color choices.

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  151. Great color combination! Thanks for sharing.

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  152. Absolutely stunning and such a clever idea, I especially adore those sweet soft watercoloured flowers!

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  153. I love both projects, but the first one is my favorite. Now I'm inspired to make something for my mom! Thanks for sharing!

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  154. I love the colors that you chose. Very pleasing to the eye.

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  155. I adore your first card with its soft watercolour wash look. So ephemeral! It's gorgeous!

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  156. Both cards are beautiful but I really love the colors in the first card.

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  157. Very different but both awesome beautiful. I would have loved to see a video, especially of the first card. It seems very impressionistic. Gorgeous.

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  158. Very pretty. I love your flowers on the first card. TFS

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  159. Beautiful projects! I like the first one. It reminds me of an Impressionistic painting!

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