Gina K. Designs September Blog Hop: Santana Rose

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The Gina K. Designs September Kit has arrived and it is GORGEOUS! The coneflowers in this kit are perfect and huge. They really fill up a card. Don’t you just love the color palette in this kit?? The colors are- Faded Brick, Charcoal Brown, Honey Mustard, Plum Punch, and Prickly Pear.

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I just had to make a 5×7 card with these coneflowers. I love the blank space surrounding them. Not too busy! I no-line watercolored these flowers by stamping them in Antique Linen and watercoloring them with Distress Ink.

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This is one of my favorite incentive stamps yet! This rose is so large and also very easy to cut out with fussy cutting. Since it is so large, it is very easy to watercolor. I find that images with very tiny details are difficult to color.

This rose is called ‘Santana Rose’ which is a scarlet-orangey color. I used a mix of Distress Inks to get my orange tones. The colors I used are Carved Pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade, and Ripe Persimmon.

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I am glad Gina named this rose ‘Santana Rose’ so I could go out of my comfort zone with colors a bit. I never would have thought to paint a rose this orangey shade, but I love it so much! The orange really complements the green so nicely. I painted a very faint grey in the background to ground the images a bit.

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I really enjoyed trying my hand at no-line watercoloring with this release. The first flower in this picture you may remember from yesterday. 😉

I hope you enjoyed the inspiration! What is your favorite color scheme from these flowers? I was so surprised at how beautiful these colors are together. My favorite is leaning towards the orange.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Make sure to stop by Susie’s blog for more inspiration! Don’t forget to comment, and you will automatically be entered into a giveaway for a Gina K. Designs $50 gift card! Imagine how many new fun things you could buy… If you can’t wait and want to buy any new release products, you can buy them at the Gina K. Designs What’s New section!

Emily ❤️

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    1. All of your cards are just gorgeous. Your watercoloring is phenomenal! I am not a big fan of orange but those roses have my favorite color scheme.

  1. Wow!! Beautiful cards!! I love them all and I cannot wait to receive my kit to start playing!!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  2. Emily your coloring is so amazing (and if you are doing this as a first time mom with a newborn) that is even more amazing!!! Your orange flowers are gorgeous but I think the Coneflowers are my favorite.

  3. So beautiful! I just ordered some things and was only at $72. I didn’t know about the incenticve stamp. Going back to shop again and get it!

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