Friday, July 25, 2014

Vellum Flowers


Hi everyone.  Today I tried out a technique I saw on Jennifer McGuire's blog.  She embossed onto vellum and colored her image with markers, using a soft cloth to blend the inks.  The only difference is that I colored on the front of the image so that the colors were more vibrant.  I love how it turned out.  I made a few of the flowers and leaves (leaves are simply stamped in ink and fussy cut), so also made a tag (below).

This card is for the latest challenge at Simon Says Stamp - Emboss It! ... and for SCS Free For All Challenge (F4A230 - bright and beautiful) from last week (just catching up!).  The colors used for the flower are bright (orange, pink and red).

And the tag below is for a couple of challenges ... Tag, You're It! Challenge #2 - to create a CAS tag inspired by Lauren Bassen's beautiful tag (I kept the same colors and used a grid for my background, along with vellum accents) ... and for SCS Mix-ability Challenge #78 - summer tags (I used markers for coloring the vellum, and sponged ink for the background grid).

Here's the tag ...










Stamps:  Fifth Avenue Floral (SU!); Lots of Thanks (Simon Says); A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White; Vellum (Bazzill)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Real Red, Smoky Slate (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  White embossing powder, heat tool, soft cloth, harlequin stencil, sponge, Tangerine Tango 1/4" satin ribbon


Challenges:
Simon Says - Emboss It!
SCS Free for All #230
Tag, You're It! - #2
SCS Mix-ability #78

25 comments:

  1. beautiful, Loll - have wanted to try Jennifer's coloring too and just haven't done it - thanks for inspiring me to get going and do it!!!

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  2. These are fab, Loll. Well done on having so much patience in fussy cutting those leaves. Loving the colour combo too :) x

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  3. Wow, I love your coloring on vellum flowers! SUPERB job on the card and tag, Loll! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  4. Oh my! Both are so lovely! I must use vellum more - you've inspired me to get some out.

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  5. Both beauties, Loll! I love the colored vellum...will have to check out Jen's blog.

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  6. Theses flowers and leaves are so pretty, Loll! Love that tag!

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  7. Beautiful card and tag Loll love your use of vellum

    Anne

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  8. Loved your vellum flowers, and also very much liked the brilliant color you achieved by coloring on the front side. So very elegant & so very pretty. And you can join me on the swing anytime you would like! Would love to have you, and we could have such fun. TFS & Happy Wkend. Hope you are feeling all recovered and ready to enjoy something fun & play with your little one too.

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  9. Love the vellum flowers. Did this many years ago with a different stamp and no watercolor. Also like Jennifer's site! Be well and keep inspiring all of us.

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  10. Lol your tag is fabulous love the embossed/vellum flower! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Tag You're It

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  11. Absolutely tremendous Loll. I love it.

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  12. I love that flower Loll, must investigate this technique. :)

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  13. Some awesome flowers and creations. I love, love, love them! Hugz!

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  14. This is so pretty and the coloring on the vellum looks stunning :)

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  15. Gorgeous CAS vellum card and tag Loll. I love your colors and cool technique. TFS my friend.

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  16. FABULOUS! Love the white on the vellum - I think I'll be doing that soon :)

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  17. This card is STUNNING!! I love your embossed vellum with the colors you used. Great take on the challenge!!

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  18. Stunning card! The flower is beautiful, I love this stamp! So pretty! Xx

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  19. So beautiful, Loll ... these vellum flowers are gorgeous ... both card and tag are stunning! Anita :)

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  20. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Your vellum flowers are stunning - vivid and oh so pretty! What a wonderful duo you've created to feature them! WOW!!
    Hugs~c

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  21. This is beautiful! Your vellum flower looks awesome! Thanks so much for playing along with the Emboss It! Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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  22. Beautiful projects! Wonderful take on Laura's tag!

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  23. This is beautiful, I love the subtle pattern in the background and the soft look of the colored vellum. Thanks for playing along at Tag You're It!

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)