Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Thank You, Dear Friend


Hi everyone.  Having fun with my Zig watercolour brushes again. Love them!

I made this thank you card for a dear friend.  She has now received it in the mail, so I'm sharing with you. :)

I stamped and heat embossed "delightful" from Penny Black in liquid platinum embossing powder on mixed media paper.  I then watercoloured with my zigs, using a damp paint brush.  I added some small dots with a white gel pen to the petals to give them some extra interest.  The sentiment is also heat embossed in liquid platinum and sequins were added for a little sparkle.  I'm happy with this one layer CAS Mix Up (mixed media) design, which includes stamping, heat embossing, and watercolouring.

I'm entering this into Time Out Challenges #57 - Inspired by words "May all your weeds be wild flowers".

Also entering into Penny Black and More Challenge - Anything Goes.



I was so happy with my card above that I made a second card.  Same design, just different colours. :)


I'm linking this card to AAA #65 - The 2nd Big Birthday Bash.  Congrats to all the team as they celebrate this fantastic milestone!


And I'm entering into Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes.  I used a Technique Tuesday sentiment for the card above.

Edited to add:  Thanks to Bobby ... I'm entering this into Fusion Challenge - Something Blue. :)



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I have added a new Pinterest Board.  CAS Mixed Media has become a bit part of my life, so I decided to add a new board for that style of card.  Would love for you to check it out if you have time.

As well, I have been working on my blog post labels and have managed to reduce them from 322 (yikes!) to 117. :)  I wish it could be less, but for now, I'm happy with 117.  I have added them to the bottom of my blog for anyone looking for something in particular.


Thanks for stopping by!







Stamps:  Delightful (Penny Black); Sentiment - Lots of Thanks (Simon Says) and Cosmos (Technique Tuesday)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series)
Ink:  Versamark; Zig Clean Color Real Brushes
Accessories & Tools:  Liquid platinum embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, paintbrush, white gel pen, sequins

Challenges:
AAA#65 - 2nd birthday bash
Time Out #57
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
Fusion Challenge - Something Blue

40 comments:

  1. Love that liquid platinum embossing...just so beautiful with those gorgeous colors, Loll! Beautiful shading on the flowers!

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  2. Beautiful cards Loll. I love them both! That embossing podwer really adds a WOW factor.

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  3. wonderful cards Loll - and i just started following most of your pin boards!

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  4. Both of these are delightful, my friend! Love the soft colors and sweet simplicity!

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  5. And it's even more beautiful IRL Loll! Thank you so much, it's taking pride of place in my craft room! I also LOVE the blue version too, both are just gorgeous! Have a very lovely day! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  6. Swooning, Loll ... these are simply gorgeous ... love every little thing about them ... stunning! Hugs, Anita :)

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  7. Oops ... in my swooning I forgot to add how delighted I am that you played along with us at Time Out! Hugs (again!), Anita :)

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  8. Sooo... beautiful as always. TFS

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    1. Beautiful as always .... love the look of that embossing powder, another addition to my shopping list! The flowers are gorgeous, love both colour combinations. I love the white doodling too xx

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  9. These are both so beautiful. Love the PB stamp (another for my wish list) and lovely colours xx

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  10. Both turned out beautifully! Love the colours you used and the perfect placement of the sequins (for some reason I really struggle with that!).

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  11. Both of your heat embossed and Zig watercolored cards are gorgeous Loll. They really pop with your gold heat embossing. Your sequins are the perfect embellishments. I am the same as Susan... I struggle with the placement of sequins..lol! TFS my friend.

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  12. These are beautiful. Loll. X

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  13. What a beautiful card using this technique! Love the extra dots you added with the white gel pen, the gorgeous shading with Zigs and love the clean, neat all white background! I definitely will try this!

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  14. Really lovely with the platinum outline and the soft - yet deep colors - on the flowers. Love the little gel pen enhancements. Too pretty! TFS (I have this stamp I think!)

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  15. I love the Zigs too and your water coloring looks amazing! Such soft, delicate, pretty cards. Great job! xxx

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  16. Just catching up Loll - been on my travels again and a quick 3 day at home before another jaunt.
    These are two lovely cards - your watercolouring (as with everything you do) is amazing! x

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  17. two gorgeous cards Loll - how different they look just by using different colors - both are beautiful!

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  18. Two beautiful cards Loll. Love the platinum embossing and the colours you've used!

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  19. Classy CAS and totally elegant Loll. Love the image and colouring and such clean stamping too. Great to see you play along in our birthday hop this week at AAA Cards. Thanks so much. Sarah x

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  20. Saw these on Pinterest and just fell in love with them both. Such pretty colors and I LOVE that stamp!

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  21. Fantastic cards! Love the simplicity!!

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  22. Simply gorgeous Loll! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

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  23. I love the daintiness of the flowers painted with Zigs. Both colors look fantastic, Loll. Have you considered entering the blue on in the Fusion challenge?

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  24. Wow Loll, these are beautiful flowers, you colored them perfectly. So simple, yet so striking!

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  25. So beautiful, the cards look likes sooo airy.

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  26. A really lovely card and it's lovely to see you at Penny Black and More challenge , many thanks for joining in.

    B x

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  27. With each stamp you can make a star of great stature. This seemed to be inconspicuous stamp created such a wonderful card. You're a great creator, I do not even wonder how you do it, it's just in you. I am very glad that I admire your wonderful works.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  28. Wow two absolutely beautiful cards, I love the stamp you used, its so fine and delicate and your colouring has complimented it so well.

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  29. Beautiful CAS cards and lovely soft colours.
    Thank you for entering our challenge at Penny Black and More this month and we hope you will return next month.

    Shirley

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  30. Love your colouring with your Zig markers. I'm partial to gold embossing with watercolouring mediums and your cards are stunning. Thanks for playing along for our Birthday Bash at AAA Cards!

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  31. Great to see you join in ad TIME OUT with this elegant beauty! (I can understand why you had to make another!)

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  32. Two gorgeous cards, Loll! I love how you colored the flowers and leaves with your Zig markers, and using Liquid Platinum was such a great idea...so elegant!

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  33. Two lovely cards, such a pretty floral stamp.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More's May challenge and good luck x Susan x

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  34. Two beautiful cards, love both colourways.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  35. Oh my, these two cards are stunning Loll! Love that stamped image and love your coloring. I too, am loving my Zigs. I'm not real good with them, but I am having fun practicing with them. I am trying to decide if I can cut my blog post labels down some more too Loll. lol We will see! Hugs, Brenda

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  36. The prettiest of cards. Both are stunning and so very delicate. Such fabulous inspiration, thank you for sharing x

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  37. Beautiful cards, Loll. They are so soft and delicate and elegant - just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion Card Challenge.

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  38. Congrats Loll, you got HM at Time Out x

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