Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Summer Bouquet


Hi everyone.  I was inspired to make this card by the Addicted to Stamps & More photo challenge this week ...




Love those bright and beautiful gerbera daisies. :)  I used a flower stamp from Penny Black, stamped it twice onto mixed media paper, and coloured in with my Zig Watercolour pens.  They are so bright and vibrant.  I fussy-cut them out and tied my "bouquet" together with a small piece of raffia to finish.  A few of the background flowers are adhered flush to the card front, and a few are popped up for added dimension.  I used a sentiment from a second Penny Black stamp set.

I'm entering this into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes, where they are highlighting Penny Black stamps.  I do LOVE PB and have many of their sets. :)








Stamps:  Efflorescence (Penny Black); enjoy (Penny Black)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Mixed media (Strathmore)
Ink:  Black Archival, Black Memento, Zig Watercolour Pens
Accessories & Tools:  waterbrush, raffia

Challenges:
ATS&M #155 - Photo Challenge
SSS Wednesday - Anything Goes

25 comments:

Bonnie said...

What a big, beautiful bouquet, Loll! Love these vibrant colors!

Dawnie401 said...

Love this card, colors so vibrant.

Betty Keefe said...

what a beautiful bouquet, Loll - i love PB too and so many are perfect for coloring with the zig brushes.

MaryH said...

Brilliant watercolors in this summer bouquet. Liked the raffia tie too! Very dimensional with the shaped flowers. Great job with the Zigs too. Just love this! TFS & Hugs

Susan said...

Gorgeous in those lovely vibrant colours! Can't wait to try the Zig pens when we get together - you get such great results with them.

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE the color against the white! So fabbyous ☺

Karen Mead said...

Your bouquet is so gorgeous Loll and I love the pretty colours:) xx

Linda said...

What a beautiful bouquet...... gorgeous colours! Xx

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Gorgeous card! The flowers look so beautiful against the white background! Xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Beautiful bright and cheerful looking bouquet against that beautiful crisp white background. A great design that really pops, yet still manages to remain stunningly CAS! Love it my friend! Hazel xx

Birgit said...

Loll, this is such a sweet little bouquet of flowers! The colors really are so rich and vibrant. I just got these Zig pens and have much practicing to do. ;0) Your card is simply lovely!!

Karen D. said...

Such a beautiful, summery card mf...love the dimension.

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous bouquet, Loll ... luscious colours and such wonderful dimension! Anita :)

Lee-Anne said...

Such yummy colors, Loll! Love the touch of raffia and the popped up flowers...beautifully done!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Loll!! I love how you layered all your flowers, creating such amazing dimension for your bouquet, so beautiful! hugs :)

Maura R said...

Love your bouquet, Loll! Tying it up with raffia was the perfect detail!!

Valerie Nolan said...

What a stunning bouquet Loll, love the colours!
Val x

Pat said...

I love these bright and beautiful flowers Loll and the raffia ties them together perfectly. The way you have popped some of them up gives them great dimension too. x

jenn shurkus said...

beautiful bouquet of flowers :) thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

When I saw this card, I thought about the wonderful bouquet of wild flowers that once I got. This card reminded me of those beautiful moments. Thank you very much for this, Loll. Beautiful card and fondest memories :-)
hugs,
BozenA

Carol said...

A beautiful card Loll, so pretty. Carol x

Barb Ghig said...

Another stunning card, Loll! I love the vibrant colors of the blooms and that you chose raffia to create your bouquet...it's so elegant and such a lovely take on the inspiration photo! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Cathy said...

Beautiful bouquet of flowers Loll, perfect take on the challenge pic, Cathy x

Nicole Diedrichs said...

Loll, this is such a beautiful card and a perfect use of the photo inspiration! Really great balance between CAS design and layering! Soooo nice! Thank you so much for joining our ATSM challenge this week. We hope to see you again. Creative regards from stempelfrida
http://stempelfrida.blogspot.de

Bobby said...

I love PB, too, but don't have this one, Loll. Love the flowers and the Zig coloring. Nice sentiment, too.