Friday, March 21, 2014

Coral Lily


Hi everyone.  I seem to be stuck on flower cards these days ... and on the yellow and coral color combo :)  I'm going to enter this into the Crazy for CAS (#40 - photo inspiration) as a second entry into this wonderful challenge.



Today I used a beautiful background paper from SU! that I received from my good friend Nancy.  She sent me a package with a lovely hand-made card and lots of goodies for me to play with (designer papers, vellum with gold accents, lattice die-cut, twine, etc.).  I LOVE this designer paper that has the look of watercoloring.  I wanted something bold to play off the soft colors of the background, so stamped and white embossed the lily on coral card stock and then added shading with my sponges of more coral and red to give it lots of oomph! :)

I have been working the past few days on catching up on visiting and commenting on other's blogs.  I got about a week behind and it is amazing how many wonderful creations I had missed in that short time.  I have been around to most everyone's blog by now ... sometimes I left messages, but if not, I did see all the lovely cards and appreciate each and every blog that I visit!  Life has been crazy.  My DMIL has cancer and was moved to a hospice just over a week ago.  It's tough, but she is in good spirits and is in no pain ... we are so thankful.  The wonderful nurses and doctors at the hospice are taking good care of her ... making her as comfortable as possible.  Hubby is here every day to spend time with her ... and I go usually every other day so that I can spend time with her and she also has time with just Gord.  It's hard to see her getting weaker and weaker.

I managed to make a few cards this week, even though my time in the studio is limited.  Card making gives me an escape from the realities of life ... if only for a short time.







Stamps:  Fifth Avenue Floral (SU!); Chit Chat (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Watercolor Wonder Designer Paper, Calypso Coral (SU!)
Ink:  Versamark, Calypso Coral, Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  white embossing powder, heat tool, sponges



Challenges:
Crazy for CAS #40








27 comments:

  1. Oh my Loll, this card is gorgeous! I love flowers, so I'm ok if you are stuck on flowers. lol This one is simply gorgeous. I love how you have colored the coral lily and I love how you placed it in the blocks. Such a pretty CAS card! Hugs

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  2. Oh the colors on this are just glorious, Loll! Your gifted paper is so pretty and your sponged lily is shown off so well with it! My continued good thoughts and wishes as you go through the days ahead, my friend.

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  3. I love the contrast of the strongly coloured flower with the soft muted background paper. It makes for a beautiful card. Take care of yourself as well as of everyone else.

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  4. Gorgeous background with your DSP squares. I love how you chose bolder colors for your Lily. I also love how you white embossed and sponged your beautiful Lily. I am going to have to try that technique.

    Please know I am thinking of all your family during this very difficult time. Hugs, Nancy

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  5. Stunning card Loll - I love the gorgeous flower and pretty colours:) Sorry to hear about your DMIL - life can be so hard sometimes - please know I am thinking of you & your family - Big hugs xx

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  6. Your card is elegantly beautiful, Loll. I'm so sorry to hear about your Mother-in-Law. Thinking of you and sending you {{{hugs}}} from across the world.

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  7. Beautiful card Loll, love the white embossing against the rich corals, gorgeous design too. Sending hugs to you and your family at this difficult time, Cathy x

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  8. What a beautiful lily! I love how you've embossed it onto colored paper and shaded it, and the soft background is perfect for showing it off! Creating keeps beauty in our sometimes trying lives. Be sure to take the time....

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  9. It's definitely got oomph, Loll! The depth of colour on the lily is gorgeous and goes perfectly with that background. Thinking of you x

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  10. Loll, that lily is just beautiful and so is that gorgeous paper and design you used. Coral is one of my favorite colors. What a sweetie Nancy is to send you all the goodies.

    It's so hard to watch a loved one growing weaker. My thoughts are with you.

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  11. SUch a beautiful card Lol and those papers are gorgeous...sorry to hear about your DMIL my thoughts are with your and your family...

    Anne

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  12. OMG! I love your work!! I have copied so many of your designs. This will be another.

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  13. This is gorgeous LOll. Love the image, backing papers and colours, beautiful.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. This is so beautiful Loll - these colours work so well together. You and the family must be going through such a hard time at the moment and please know my thoughts are with you.

    Hugs.

    Karen xxx

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  15. Such a beautiful card, Loll, lovely colours and such a wonderful soft look! So sorry to hear about your DMIL, I'll keep her and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Anita :)

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  16. Hi Loll, I'm sorry to hear about your DMIL. all my best wishes for you and your family on this hard time. Your card is so beautiful -I love the soft colors and the water color look. xx

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  17. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Loll! I love the rich tones of the coral lily against those beautiful papers...really stunning!

    I am so sorry for all that you and your husband are going through with your DMIL...I will keep her in my prayers. It's so difficult to watch someone we love dealing with this dreadful disease, so please take care of yourself, and don't worry about visiting anyone right now. Hugs to you ~ Barb

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  18. Beautiful, gorgeous and lovely. I love it when you make cards with stamps that I have. I'm going to try my hand at this one too. So sorry to hear about your Mother-in-Law but happy that she's not in pain. The Hospice experience was wonderful for mine and our family. Hugs, Jacquie

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  19. Loll, this is super lovely with the coral lily. I'm loving this color kick you've been on, so keep it up! Liked the layout design that you chose, it really sparkles. Very modern & Picassa-ish (is that a word? Looks like a painting in a museum is what I'm trying to say!). So sorry to hear of your DMIL's illness. This is always such a difficult stage of life for us to go through. But we all face it. Do what is most important. All of us understand and will be here waiting when your life is back to normal. God Bless all of you, and give you strength to help your DMILgo in Peacefulness as she takes the next stage of this journey called Life, going on to Life Everlasting. Hugs to you & your family too. TFS

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  20. How fabulous is this. A gorgeous card Loll
    Love Lea x

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  21. Your floral is so beautiful on this Loll! love the squares as well!

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  22. This is really beautiful I think we all long for spring so keep on coming with these flowers. Thank you for joining us over at crazy for CAS.

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  23. Absolutely beautiful, Loll!! Your lily is stunning and I'm loving the bright colour against the soft bg. Lovely design.
    So sorry to hear about your MIL. Thinking of you in this difficult time you're going through.
    Have a lovely day!!
    Greetings from Africa!!

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  24. So BEAUTIFUL this card. Love it!. Thanks for joining CFC.

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  25. Oh..Loll What a Gorgeous flower. So love the way you colored it!!!

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  26. Okay, your card is fantastic! I like the white embossed edge to show off the really vibrant color of the flower and it really shows off the DP and the accents the sentiment! Beautiful!!

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  27. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crazy for CAS. Ellen

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