Friday, April 25, 2014

Azaleas In Bloom

North Carolina is awash with the colors of azaleas right now.  They are so pretty.  We are blessed to live in such a colorful climate in the spring.  The earth comes alive.

Today I have a card for you from the newly released Azalea set from Power Poppy.  

I chose to watercolor my azaleas with markers.  I haven't water colored in a very long time.  It was great to get out the paint brush. I use a cold pressed water color paper and it blends like a dream.  I then cut them out using my Spellbinders circle dies and added some sponging with Tim Holtz's distress ink.  I also finally got my sewing machine fixed and had to try it out on my card.  This card has all the things I, sewing and water coloring.  

This past week my family traveled to Washington, D.C.  My favorite places were the tour of the Capitol building and the Arlington Cemetery.  Here are some pictures I took of both.  The trees were so pretty this time of year.  Everything in D.C. is free to tour.  It is a must see for everyone.  

Arlington Cemetery is so beautiful and serene.  The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the changing of the guards was fascinating.  What an honor to be able to see this. 
 We got a guided tour of the Capitol Building and saw where the President gives his State of the Union addresses.  This building has so much history.  

Lastly, I had a blessed Easter.  I made my daughter and I an apron to where.  We were a little homesick for our family but cooked up a storm and went to church.  It was a gorgeous day.  

Next week is release week at Power Poppy so stay tuned.  


  1. Oh, Dawn, this is gorgeous! I just LOVE this set!! And what a beautiful time you had in D. C. I love the photos! What beautiful aprons, and my, your kids are going to be taller than you are! All so beautiful! Hugs, sweet friend, and thanks for sharing another fabulous card!

  2. This is a beautiful card! You did an awesome job coloring the flowers & I love the whole design of your card. The lace, the bow, the's all perfect! I'm glad the flowers were in bloom while you were there! It looks amazing & I bet it smelled great too! You have a beautiful family, Dawn!

  3. Gorgeous card, Dawn! Your water coloring is lovely! Thanks for sharing your photos! Looks like it was gorgeous while you were there! I'm glad you had a wonderful trip and Easter. Hugs!

  4. Beautiful card, Dawn! Your family is precious! Thanks for sharing them, and your trip photos too!

  5. Girlfriend this is gorgeous! LOVE that lace. And gorgeous DC pictures. I would love to take the kids there.

  6. Chevron and lace. So cool. Beautifully designed and colored.
    Washington is on my Bucket List, but I doubt if it will happen. Hubby doesn't like to go places. But I'm like a puppy when you open the car door in in.

  7. This is gorgeous Dawn! Love the colors.

  8. Your card is such a joy Dawn. I'm not very good at watercoloring so I'll leave it to experts like you. Glad you had a wonderful trip. Hugs!

  9. Hi Dawn! I see I missed commenting on this the mix of soft pinks with the black and your watercolor with markers is amazing!!
    Love your pictures of D.C...that is the best time to visit! And your aprons on all of you is precious!! Great job!! You are always so industrious. Hope your family are all well.

  10. Lots more pretty flowers Dawn and lovely Aprons too! I'm going for a lie down now!!! Hugs, Lesley


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