Sunday, April 09, 2017

Pink Calla Lilies

Hi everyone.  Having fun playing with the CAS Watercolour April Challenge - Green & Pink.  Love this colour combination.

For the card above, I used a beautiful stamp gifted to me by my friend Deepti (designer of the stamp - Dee's Artsy Impressions).  I heat embossed the image in Liquid Platinum and then watercoloured using my Zigs.  I stamped the sentiment in soft green to match.

I thought this would be perfect as a square card, so I cut down the image panel. Happy with how it turned out.

If you get a chance, come check out the gallery.  So many gorgeous Green & Pink cards.  I know you'll be inspired. :)






Stamps:  Smile (dee's artsy impressions); Friendship Garden (Fiskars)
Paper:  Mixed media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Versamark; Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Liquid Platinum embossing powder (Ranger), paint brushes

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour April Challenge - Green and Pink

33 comments:

MaryH said...

Just splendid work on this lovely image. I like the effects of the platinum embossing with the water color shades you've selected. Oh my, does this sing Spring! TFS & Hugs

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous calla lilies heat embossed and colorer with your Zigs. It was the perfect size image and sentiment for your 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" format. TFS Loll. Hugs..

Linda said...

Gorgeous Loll. I agree such a pretty color combo.

Mac Mable said...

Wow what a stunner! Love the pink and the green, so spring like and so pretty. Gorgeous colouring and liking the square sahped card x

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful card Loll!! Our youngest daughter's name is Calla, so I'm kind of partial to those flowers, and they look just lovely in the pink and greens! Well done!! :0)

Bonnie said...

These calla lilies are GORGEOUS, my friend! What a beautiful card!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

These Calla Lillies are beautifully coloured Loll and the Platinum embossing makes them extra special! Have a wonderful week my friend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Susanne Vargas said...

I agree, this color combo is delightful and brings spring to mind! Lovely card!

aussie aNNie said...

Loll, this is just beautiful and I love the stamp by Deepti, it's gorgeous..xx ♥[aNNie]

sandie said...

Gorgeous Loll, the pink with that colour embossing really looks amazing

Linda said...

This is beautiful Loll ..... great colouring xx

Heidi Stamps said...

Beautiful!!

Susan said...

Fabulous watercolour shading on these gorgeous calla lilies! Great sentiment too!

Christine Alexander said...

your shading of the lilies and the leaves is perfect and as always I love the liquid platinum embossed edges. so pretty.

Nancy Stislow said...

Your painting on the Calla lilies is just so well done, Loll! I love that you were able to shade them so perfectly. The soft colors are just so striking too. What a gorgeous card!

Julia Aston said...

The gold embossing make your beautiful lilies look so elegant Loll! Julia xx

Petra Swart said...

Your lilies look absolutely fabulous, Loll and the sentiment is lovely!!!!! Simply beautiful!!!
Have a great day!!!!!
Hugz

Valerie Nolan said...

Just beautiful Loll, fabulous colouring and I love that combo too!
Val x

Brenda said...

OMGosh Loll, I just used this very same image! lol Of course your card is way prettier than mine. I so need to remember to emboss some of my images as I love the look you get when you do it. Your pink and green color combo is lovely, one that I love. I love your watercoloring with your Zigs too. I just don't get as good results, but I keep trying! lol Have a blessed Easter Loll!!! Hugs, Brenda

Nonni said...

The square card base looks brilliant and I absolutely love your soft coloring! How fun with a card with no black anywhere!

Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! this is so lovley, love the embossed shining as it does.
Faith
x

Izzy Scrap said...

I totally agree with you, this combo green & pink is a wonder ! And you propose us such a stunning card with these gorgeous calla lilies ! I love the platinum embossing, it is so beautiful with this combo ! Thanks so much for sharing and for inspiring.

Anita in France said...

Love the liquid platinum embossing, Loll ... gorgeous with that delicious soft colour combo ... what a beauty! Hugs, Anita :)

Karen D. said...

so gorgeous....I am loving this challenge, it has made me rediscover pink!
XX Karen

Bobby said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Loll.

Jo Manna said...

Beautiful card Loll, love those pastels against the metallic embossing. xx

Sue said...

Such a lovely image, Loll, perfectly water-coloured and beautifully embossed.

Darnell said...

I don't think I've seen this lovely stamp of Dee's and, wow, she really did an amazing job drawing these beautiful lilies and you did an amazing job coloring them and showcasing them, Lolly! I think there is a picture last Easter on my blog of some gorgeous pink Callas that Kevin brought home and they looked no better than this!! Enjoy the holiday weekend!! Hugs, Dolly

SARN said...

Beautiful & stylish. Lovely colours & sentiment x

Barb Ghig said...

So GORGEOUS, Loll! You have really brought Deepti's blooms to life with your watercoloring...I love the shades of pink and green that you chose for this card...Really stunning!

swldebbie said...

This is stunning, Loll. Your coloring and shading is perfect. And I really like the colored sentiment.

JosieD said...

This is such a beautiful card, Loll. My daughter's favorite flower is calla lilies so this really caught my eye.

Marcia said...

Very pretty. I love square cards and this is perfect for that. I also love the sentiment inked in green. Nice change of pace!!