Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Thoughts of you

Hi everyone.  Sharing a card I sent to a friend who recently had surgery.  Thankfully everything went smoothly with the surgery and she is doing great!!

I used gold embossed images from Altenew that my dear friend, Bonnie, sent me ages ago.  I really need to be better about using up gifts!  I watercoloured with my zigs and fussy-cut.  I added a pierced border and a gold embossed sentiment to match.  I arranged the flower spray in the bottom right corner of the pieced rectangle, popping up the large flower for added dimension.

Thanks for stopping by!






Stamps:  Beautiful Day (Altenew); Gratitude (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  zigs; versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Waterbrush, gold embossing powder, heat tool, paper piercing tool and template

23 comments:

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Loll. I'm sure it will help your friend make a speedy recovery. xx

Valerie Nolan said...

This card would cheer anyone up Loll, hope your friend has a speedy recovery x

Anita in France said...

Gosh, these beautiful blooms are sure to lift your friend's spirits, Loll, what a richly coloured, gorgeous card! Hugs, Anita :)

Mac Mable said...

Love the frame within a frame idea. Gorgeous colouring, beautiful flower stamps and this card would surely lift your friends spirits x So glad everything went well for her x

Barb said...

What a beautiful card and very pretty stamps. Glad to hear you friend is doing well Loll. Barbxx

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful coloring with your Zigs Loll and love the pierced frame too! Simple but oh so elegant and I'm sure it brightened up your friends day greatly!! :0)

Maura R said...

So pretty, Loll! Aren't those Altenew flowers the best??? Love the gold embossing and the stitched frame - so perfect!!

Nancy Stislow said...

Having had the luxury of seeing this in real life, it is absolutely spectacular. The coloring is amazing and so is your fussy cutting! I absolutely love the pierced framing on this. It's so perfectly done!

Susan said...

You are so right, Loll - we need to use up those images and die cuts people send us! This is beautiful - wonderful colouring with your Zigs and great fussy cutting! Love the addition of the piercing - I never think to do that.

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous Loll, I am always amazed by your fussy cutting and colouring. Love the way your pierced border frames the flower.

nancy littrell said...

Your Zig colored and fussy cut flower spray is So Gorgeous, Loll! I love your gold accents and your CAS pierced frame. I have not used any of my pierced tools for...way too long! TFS and always inspiring me to try something new or old:-) Hugs...

Doris said...

What vibrant colors! They really make your floral image pop!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning and that stamp set is lovely.xx [aNNie]

Bonnie said...

You've colored these flowers beautifully, my friend! I LOVE that pierced border! I'll be CASEing that idea.

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful watercoloring and the gold sentiment just sets it off. I'm glad your friend is doing so well after her surgery.

Maxine D said...

Loll this is gorgeous - I am sure it brightened the recipients day!
Blessings
Maxine

Jeanne said...

Absolutely beautiful. I'm sure this will help your friend feel so much better as she recovers. Thank you so much for sharing! :)

Sheila H said...

Your friend will love this beautiful card, I'm sure.

JosieD said...

Classy card! Will brighten your friends day. Your technique of gold embossing image and sentiment and Zig water coloring sure does make an impact, particularly with a beautiful flower stamp.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous flowers and you've colored them beautifully with your Zigs, Loll! I also love the elegant font on your sentiment and the pierced rectangle is just perfect! Thank heaven your friend is doing well!

Susanne Vargas said...

Loll, this is fabulous how you colored and arranged those flowers and leaves! Totally pinning this!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I love the intense colors, beautifully harmonize with each other. Gold stamping adds elegance. When you have such good and dedicated friends, you do not need to have all the stamps of the world to make an amazing card. By the way, I greet you Loll, my dear friend, for everything you have given me.
hugs,
BożenA

Bobby said...

Beautiful, Loll. I love that set.