Thursday, May 08, 2014

Coral Blossoms x 2


Hi everyone.  Today's card is made in honor of a very talented stamper at Splitcoast Stampers.  Angela Maine has an elegant, sophisticated CAS style of card making.  I am always in awe of her cards.  Today's card is a CASE of this beauty by Angela.  I kept the same layout, stenciled background and floral theme, but changed up the colors and used vellum for the sentiment banner.  I absolutely LOVE this layout and will use it again.  Thank you Angela for providing such amazing inspiration!!

I hope you aren't sick of seeing my hydrangea blossoms.  It is my go-to flower and I know I use them A LOT.  I just love working with them.  I'm also stuck on coral right now ... just can't get enough of it! :)

I wanted to try using my glass bead embossing gel again.  I sponged over the harlequin stencil with Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive inks, and then added the glass bead gel.  I used this a little while ago for the card I made for my son's birthday, but I wanted to try adding it to a stencil to see how it would work - LOVE IT!  I wish you could see it in real life - it's so pretty!  I'm including a close-up so you can see all the lovely sparkle ...






























I'm also entering this into the latest challenge at ATS&M #94 - CAS, and Simon Says - Spring Flowers.


Stamps:  Love Bug sentiment (Fiskars)
Paper:  110 lb. white (Neenah); Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral, Vellum
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Staz-on Black
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Fresh Foliage die (Simon Says), Hydrangea Punch (Martha Stewart), Silhouette Cameo for cutting harlequin stencil, Glass Bead Gel Medium (Golden), palette knife, sponges, white gel pen, stylus and mat for shaping flowers



Challenges:
ATS&M #94 - CAS
Simon Says - Spring Flowers

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One other quick card to share with you today.  This is a couple of techniques from my on-line watercolor class I'm taking.  The background was supposed to have more white space in the middle ... but the ink had other ideas :)

Other than that, I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.  LOVE this Too Kind stamp set from SU!










Stamps:  Too Kind (SU!); Chit Chat - sentiment (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Cameo Coral, Calypso Coral (SU!); Black (Memento); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Acrylic block, paint brush


19 comments:

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Loll :-) The 1st one is gorgeous and I love the glitter bead gel, the whole design is beautiful and I love the 2nd one too, lovely watercolouring and the yellow background looks fab too :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Betty said...

love both your cards - great design and colors on the first one - have been looking for a flower so i can make one with that watercolor card technique

Charlene said...

What beautiful cards!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous cards Loll, the sparkle on the harlequin background looks amazing, love the design too. Cathy x

aileen (mum) said...

The harlequin background looks brilliant, you can see the beads, they add a brilliant look to the design. Fantastic card, its so eye catching.

Deepti said...

Gorgeous cards, Love the sparkly green diamonds on ur first card, beautiful !! Thank you for sharing with ATSM !!

Barb Ghig said...

Both cards are really beautiful, Loll! I love the harlequin background on the first one, and your details are gorgeous! What a lovely tribute to Angela's inspiration! I also love how your water colored card turned out, too! It seems that water colors have their own mind but you've managed to reign them in to create this beauty!

Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely cards Loll...love the design of your first card and that hydrangea punch makes lovely flowers ...beautiful water colour card lovely colours

Anne

Lee-Anne said...

No Loll, I'll never tire of those gorgeous hydrangea blossoms...always so pretty in any color! The glass bead gel looks simply awesome in that shade of green...LOVE!

Brenda said...

Your CASE card is just stunning Loll and I am always in aw of your cards just like you are of Angela's. I love your inked background and love, love the glass bead gel. I never tire of those blossoms either. I love your second card too, I think your water color background looks amazing. Love that stamp set too. Hugs

nancy littrell said...

Both cards are gorgeous Loll. I love your glass beads on your stenciled background, gorgeous bouquet and colors. Your watercolored card looks like a really fun technique. TFS my friend.

Susan said...

Two lovely cards! I especially love the first one - the coral flowers are so beautiful and I love the beaded gel - can't wait to see it in real life next time we get together!

Sue said...

The glass bead gel looks amazing on your lovely stencilling. The coral flowers are stunning. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

Karen B said...

Going to definitely have to get some bead gel Loll......the effect is gorgeous. Love the green harlequin and the pop of red - stunning.

Karen x

Anita in France said...

These are both lovely, Loll ... I especially love the first one ... beautiful hydrangea blossom (always wonderful to see!), gorgeous harequin background and that amazing shimmery bead gel ... beautiful! Anita :)

Deborah Frings said...

I love the texture on the card and the lovely colours. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

MaryH said...

Both are drop down gorgeous!!! TFS

Frk. Bogstad said...

HI :)
I new to glass bead gel, so your blog is an inspiration ♥

Loll said...

Thank you very much. I know you will love the glass bead gel ... it's so pretty!! Loll