Tuesday, September 05, 2017

With Love for Izzy

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card I made for Jer's dear friend, Izzy.  He asked me to make her a special birthday card that was feminine with red or purple.  I used all three. :)

This is my first time watercolour blending both red and purple to create a two-toned flower.  I'm happy with how it turned out.

Of course, I got a smudge of black at the top left and didn't realize until after I finished watercolouring!! :)  So I fussy-cut the flower and stems, leaving a thin white border.  Then I popped up the flower heads for dimension and glued the bottom of the stems under a sentiment banner at the bottom.  A few sequins add sparkle ... Izzy is all about the bling! :)  I took my white gel pen and went over the lines of the stamens to make them stand out more.

I'm playing along with The Flower Challenge #12 - Tic-Tac-Toe.  I used the line across the middle "Gems, Watercolour, CAS". :)

  

Thanks for coming by for a visit.






Stamps:  Bouquet of Thanks; Thoughtful Messages (both from Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Wilted Violet, Candy Apple, Twisted Citron; Archival Black (Ranger); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Water brush, white gel pen, sequins

Challenges:
The Flower Challenge #12 - Tic-Tac-Toe

42 comments:

Aquarius said...

Beautiful blending of the colours and well done for rescuing the spray of flowers by changing the design. So annoying when we get smudges

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous Loll. Izzy going to love it. i would love to learn this blending technique! 😉

Sheila H said...

Your blending is gorgeous, Loll. Great idea to pop up the flowers.

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful - looks like a winner to me!

Susie Hardin said...

Love the colors as we move toward Fall. You are so good with color.
:)

Nancy Stislow said...

Two things struck me about this card. First, you should be thrilled with the fabulous way you watercolored these! Awesome color blending. The second, I'm in awe that you were willing to fussy cut that! Just amazing and so perfectly done. This is an incredibly beautiful card for his friend!

Susan said...

Izzy will love it! The colour blending of the red and purple turned out perfectly. Great fussy cutting and layout!

Linda said...

Beautifully watercolored. Love the colors. Izzy is going to love it too.

nancy littrell said...

You did it again..my friend! Made me add to my Wishlist!! I LOVE your beautiful flower stamp and your blending of red and purple. I did not even realize you had fussy cut your flower, but looking closely, I loved the extra depth from your popped up flowers. Wonderful banner with your "With Love" sentiment and font. Your flower stamp and sentiment stamp are now on my wishlist:-) Izzy and Jer are going to LOVE your sweet and beautifully colored card. TFS my friend. Hugs...

Vicki Finger said...

I love the way your colors turned out! This set is a favorite of mine and it's been several weeks since I got to use it. Thinking I need to get it out again!

Bunny said...

Happy with how it turned out? Lols, this is beautiful. I'd be thrilled. It is beautifully blended. Love this card. [Bunny]

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...this is GORGEOUS Loll! I love the red and purple together and absolutely beautifully water colored! Isn't this such a beautiful stamp to use...think I need to get mine out and use it again after seeing your lovely card! I'm sure Izzy is going to LOVE it!! :0)

Bonnie said...

These flowers are GORGEOUS, my friend! I can't imagine that Izzy wouldn't love this card! I love the extra dimension of the cut out flowers and how you tucked the stems under the sentiment strip! An AWESOME card!

Happy Dance said...

Oh this is gorgeous! These two colors are wonderful on their own, but your combination has taken them to a new level of pretty. I'm guessing that Izzy is going to love this. I know I do! Bev

Ina G said...

Gorgeous card Loll. Amazing and beautifully coloured image. Love the white stamens.

aussie aNNie said...

STUNNING and the colours are amazing.xx

joeytipping said...

Fantastically gorgeous as always, Loll. I try to emulate your cards in a similar manner......they look nothing like yours at all, haha. But you inspire me with every posting! Thank you!

Christine Alexander said...

Izzy will absolutely love this card. The colours are out of this world and I wish I could fussy cut like that. So beautiful Loll :)

Linda said...

This is stunning Loll. The colours are gorgeous and beautifully blended too, what a lovely combo xx

Maxine D said...

Oh Loll this is so beautiful - love your watercoloured flowers and how you saved all that work!! The flowers look so delicate popped up like that.
Blessings
Maxine

JosieD said...

Your watercoloring always amazes me! The red and purple blended together is smashing. And your save with the fussy cutting gets a gold star for patience (smiley face). Another beautiful card with just the right touches.

Sue said...

Beautiful water colouring and blending, Loll. The rich red and purple really pop against the white background, just gorgeous. Great job with the fussy cutting too x

Karen D. said...

what a beauty mf...love how the cut out flowers add interest to your great cas card....sure she will love it.
xx Karen

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous work, Loll. That color blend is phenomenal. Oh my goodness, what a lucky gal! I'm sure she will adore this card. Wow!! Hugs!

Brenda in IN said...

What a lovely color from your blending! She will love this.

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous blending of the two colours. Such a special and gorgeous card, enhanced further with the white gel lines x

Susanne Vargas said...

Those blended flowers look fantastic! You are a very patient woman if you fussy cut all those stems...! Love this card!

Darnell said...

Beautiful coloring, Lolly! That can't have been easy fussy-cutting those flowers, but you did a great job! Izzy will cherish this!! Hugs, Dolly

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very cool flower color! BTW I finally used the fun flower image you sent me forever ago...I played in the Flower Challenge too check it out ☺

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous colouring and blending, Loll ... so striking and dramatic ... and lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Loll and love that pretty flower stamp and the colour mix is just perfect. I have heard that you can buy a sand eraser which is very slightly abrasive and sands the mark away, and think I may try one as I am the world's messiest crafter and often get a mark where I don't want it...lol. x

Molly Grey said...

I like this birthday card,the flower on top giving fantastic look.Thanks for sharing this post.

Molly Grey
designer at indianweddingcards.com

Leslie Miller said...

Oh! This is gorgeous! Watercoloring is truly my favorite. You blended your colors beautifully! I can hardly tell you fussy cut but it does show some dimension, which is fabulous. Love this image standing out so crisply on the white card base. All your cards are amazing. I need to visit more often. So many blogs, so little time, sigh... Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog, Loll!

Barb Ghig said...

I had no idea that Wilted Violet and Candy Apple could blend for such a gorgeous result! Your flowers are absolutely stunning, Loll and I love how you added details to the stamens ~ Izzy is going to LOVE this card, for sure!

new.indianweddingcards said...

This card is amazing...

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Such a beautiful color combination, Loll. Red is a component of purple so it must work together and the effect is great. I love the extra dimension in the card. White stamens are a great idea, flowers have been very animated.
Hugs,
BożenA

Bobby said...

The purple and red blended together beautifully, Loll, but I can't imagine fussy cutting all those little stems. Your braver, and more talented, that I am.

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful card, Loll! I love the rich blended colour of the flowers and how you've popped the flower heads up for dimension. Great save!!

Viv said...

This is so very beautiful Loll! love your pretty flowers and how you coloured them also. Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Cara said...

This is so pretty, great save with the fuddy cutting, it really adds to the beauty of your card. Sorry I'm so late visiting, thank you so much for joining us, hope to see you next month too. Cara DT x

Eliz Stewart said...

Absolutely spectacular!!!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hello Loll,
I am so glad that your card has won the challenge of The Flower Challenge. It's such a beautiful card and very well deserved victory. Congratulations!
BożenA xx