Thursday, February 11, 2016

Enjoy your Day!


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card I sent to my good friend Nancy.  She is recovering from a bad fall and I wanted to let her know I was thinking of her.  She has now received the card, so I'm sharing with you. :)

I started with a splash watercolour background (I LOVE making these and will hopefully have a video tutorial soon).  I used soft colours of distress inks (Antique Linen / Brushed Corduroy).  Once dry, I inked up my solitaire stamp from Penny Black using my distress markers, spritzed with a little water, and then stamped on top (Watercolour Spritz technique).  The colours flow when they hit the watercolour paper and it really does look hand painted. While it was still a bit wet, I moved some of the colours around with a waterbrush.  When it was completely dry, I stamped my sentiment on top and mounted the piece onto a card base.  So fun and easy to make!

I'm entering this into ATCAS challenge #81 - Bloom. :)


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I finally got my stamp order in the mail that I sent off a while ago.  It included the five sets that I'm giving away to celebrate my 5 Year Blog-aversary.  Thanks to everyone who left comments of support.  I appreciate it!

I wrote each name onto a piece of paper and hubby did the picking last night --- so exciting!  Here are the winners:

                      Karen Mead                      Linda Walmsley                      Jane Harrah


                                       Maria Fischer                    Nancy Littrell


Congrats everyone.  I'll be mailing them out to you within the next week! xx

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One more quick thing before I go.  I wanted to share a few pictures from our family gathering from last Sunday.  We were celebrating my Mom's 87th birthday. :)

Here's my Mom ... isn't she beautiful??!!



Here's the majority of our family.  We are missing six, but the rest were able to make it to the party.  Mom had a fun time. :)




Stamps:  Solitaire (Penny Black); Heartfelt (Penny Black)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, waterbrush

38 comments:

  1. OMG Loll, so many beautiful and wonderful things on your new blog upload. I LOVE your watercolored and Splashed card for Nancy (not me). Can't wait to see your video :-)

    Your photo of your beautiful mother will be treasured by all the family. Your family photo surrounding your 87 yo mom will be another treasure and will make your sweet mom so proud! A wonderful gift for all the family. TFS my friend. You have made my day too :-)

    OMG..and I won one of your awesome stamp sets. You know how I love trees and cones. Your PB set will be put to good use and not just for Christmas :-) Thank you for your generosity my friend. With much Love, Nancy

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  2. Hi, Loll - just found you via Pamellia - and so glad I did! Your work is lovely, and so inspirational.... and yes please! A tutorial on that background would be fabulous! And fabulous photo of your mom and family...very special. xx Lynn

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  3. You always make beautiful cards, Loll, and your family group is a very good looking bunch, and your Mother looks so beautiful, and hope she and you all enjoyed the party, Jasann

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  4. All the best for your mom, Loll. Great age, but your mom looks much younger. Beautiful woman! Beautiful card!
    Hugs,
    BozenA

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  5. Beautiful, Loll. Love these colours. X

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  6. Love the card you made for Nancy! Perfect marker stamping!

    What wonderful family photos - a beautiful one of your Mom - she looks like a lovely kind person. And family group photos are always great!

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  7. Love the card, look forward to the tutorial

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  8. What a beautiful CAS Mixed Media card, Loll! Love that flower against the softly colored background! Your Mom is beautiful and so is your family! What a special time!

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  9. You are right about these looking like paintings Loll! So beautiful! I can't wait to see your video on how to do this technique! Also, yes, your Mother is beautiful and that family portrait is great, what a lovely keepsake! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  10. I'm the lucky recipient and this is even more magnificent in real life! The stamping of the sentiment is crisp and clean, not easy on watercolor paper. Thank you Loll! What a wonderful family photo and YES, your mom IS beautiful! We are ALL anxious to see your video too!

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  11. You have a beautiful family Loll :) and that is a gorgeous card too

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  12. YES, video please!! Would love to see how you do your splash background. Congrats to your very lucky winners. And last but not least YES, your mother is beautiful and does not look 87! Looks like you all had a great day.

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  13. Beautiful family! Happy belated birthday to your sweet Mom! I love your blog and your creativity! Thank you!

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  14. Ohh my goodness where do zi start Loll, yourcard is beautiful as is tour mum. She looks so bright and happy and what a wonderful family photo. Beautiful memories. zi should be I, but I cant go back to correct or it will stop typing, on my ipad. Sorry I missed your five year anniversary, what an achievement, you have done so much in five years, so many followers and fans. Love everything you do and zi hope you had a wonderful day with your mum.
    My dads 90th in two weeks.

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  15. I LOVE that background - such a beautiful card Loll! You're right, your mom is beautiful! What a great family photo too. :)

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  16. Whoa - came to say I think you've convinced me I need Brushed Corduroy in my stash. Your BGs with it are so perfect. Including today's card. Then I see that I was one of your winners! Lucky me. Sure will make me "enjoy my day" even more. And lastly, your Mom. What a lovely lady and how happy her gorgeous family must make her. You are so lucky to have a large family (says this only child ;) Enjoy it. My Mom will be 87 in October!

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  17. What a lovely start to my day. Great blog post and I'm thrilled to be one of your winners ... thank you so much. Mwah!!!
    What a gorgeous family you have there ..... great pictures and your mom looks amazing.
    Love your watercoloured card too .... the background is just perfect for that stunning bloom ..... looking forward to the video tutorial!!
    Have a fabulous weekend my friend xx

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  18. Love the card, you have a lovely family and you are right your Mum is beautiful

    Lilian

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  19. What a pretty w/c card Loll, you are right in saying that the effect is just like w/c.
    Your Mum looks stunning, hope you had a great party. :)

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  20. What a beautiful and calm card. Great idea to put the wet distress inked stamp onto of the water coloured background of distress inks...never would have thought of that x Gorgeous photos of the family and a big Yes, your Mum is beautiful x

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  21. Wow Loll what a fab card and great technique! Lovely family photo your mum looks proud to be the matriarch!
    Val x

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  22. Beautiful card Loll, and I'm SO excited you're going to have a tutorial on how to do that background! I will definitely be watching for that!! And yes, your mom is 87 years beautiful! And a beautiful family picture as well! Have a great weekend!! :0)

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  23. Lovely water colored flower. Great family picture -- how nice for your mom to have you all gather!

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  24. Gorgeous photos and memories Loll and a wonderful bloom card. Fantastic technique and ultra chic. Thanks for sharing at ATCAS. Sarah x

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  25. Your Mom is lovely, Loll! Great family picture! Sweet card for Nancy...love that background and beautiful bloom!

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  26. What a lovely watercolored card Loll - what brand of watercolor paper do you use?? your mum IS a beautiful lady - what a wonderful photo of your gathering (I guess you didn't get the 'wear black' memo??!!!) Have a great weekend!

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  27. Such a beautiful card, Loll, and so is your mother. Happy Belated Birthday to her and how wonderful so many of you were available to celebrate (great photo). Congrats to all your blog winners! Looking forward to your tutorial (love your style).

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  28. A lovely watercolor card, Loll - soft and wispy! Love it. And your mom looks fabulous - so happy so many of your family was able to make it to your important event!

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  29. Congrats to all the winners! You are so generous, Loll...thank you again for giving us all a chance to win!
    Yes, your mom is really beautiful! I'll bet she's a real 'sweetheart', too...I can tell :) I'm sure she enjoyed and appreciated seeing everyone on her special day! Love that you shared photos of your lovely family!

    As always, your card is gorgeous! Your watercolored background is so pretty, and works perfectly with your bloom...so artistic!

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  30. Oh, and I meant to add (to my novel): Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS! We love seeing your gorgeous creations :)

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  31. Oh what a wonderful post! Loved all the birthday pictures, and she is truly a beautiful lady. Looks like a most sweet face, and that she has a generous & gentle personality. (What good genes you can expect to inherit as you get older! LOL). Your family is lovely, so TFS with us. Also loving this soft background for the pretty PB flower. Good job with the W/C and always enjoy your fab tutorials. Congratulations to all the winners of the fab 5 yr blogaversary prizes. They are getting some awesome sets to stamp out some good stuff! TFS & happy wkend.

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  32. What a beautiful card Loll, and an even more beautiful photo of your Mom. Sending big happy birthday wishes to her. hugs :)

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  33. Another watercolour beauty, Loll ... and gorgeous photo's ... looks as though your lovely Mom had a fabulous time ... what a wonderful smile she has! Congratulations to the winners of your goodies! Hugs, Anita :)

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  34. Beautiful watercolour card Loll...what a lovely picture of your mom and your family

    Anne

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  35. What a beautiful card Loll, I am so loving that background. That flower is so pretty and it really does look hand painted. Yes, your mother is beautiful my friend! How wonderful you still have your mother. You have a beautiful family Loll!! Hugs, Brenda

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  36. just wonderful pics mf...she is truly beautiful!
    So wonderful that you were all able to celebrate her special day together. That's special.
    hugs,
    Karen

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  37. Loll, what a beautiful family and I am totally in love with the photo of your Mom. So serene and enigmatic. Fabulous. Just like this card. It's like a watercolor painting.
    Hugs
    Jaydee

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  38. Your card is so lovely, Loll, and your Mom looks so regal. What fun to have all the family there to celebrate her birthday.

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