Friday, November 03, 2017

Holiday Bouquet

Hi everyone.  Sharing another watercoloured Christmas card.  This one uses a new-to-me stamp that I HAD TO HAVE after seeing this beautiful card done by my friend, Colleen.  Isn't it lovely??!!  I immediate went shopping on-line and bought the set, matching die, and another by the same company that Colleen has used lately. :)  Thanks for enabling me Colleen!

I absolutely love my new set of four partial die-cuts that I got from AliExpress.  I have used mostly this honeycomb one (my fav. of the four), but all of them are great.  I love that it just adds a little something special to the upper corner of this card.

The image is heat embossed in liquid platinum and watercoloured using distress inks and a water brush.  Some extra shading was added using watercolour pencils.

I'm adding this to the CAS Watercolour November Challenge - Holiday gallery.  Hope you'll come play along!


Also sending this over to the "Take It Make It" challenge at Craft Stamper Magazine.


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Twelve Tags of Christmas starts in THREE DAYS!








Stamps:  Holiday Bouquet (Avery Elle)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Wild Honey
Accessories & Tools:  Liquid platinum embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, water brush, watercolour pencils,  Corner die-cut (AliExpress)

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour November Challenge - Holiday
Take It Make It November Challenge 

30 comments:

Arlene said...

What a beauty. The poinsettias are gorgeous. I love the half die-cuts. You may be enabling me.

Kath said...

A fabulous card - such beautiful poinsettias and a lovely die too.
Kath x

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous watercoloured poinsettias, Loll. Did you fussy cut or does the set have a coordinating die? If you fussy cut..I am totally impressed! Love your partial die cut corner. Such a beautiful CAS design my friend. TFS Hugs

nancy littrell said...

I just checked and the stamp set and die come as a bundle. Beautiful set. Hugs

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful Christmas card Loll and I love the die cut and your beautifully coloured poinsettia

Anne

Karen Knott said...

Beautiful card Lorraine, the honeycomb is the perfect background for the gorgeous poinsettias
Hugs Kaz x

Linda said...

Gorgeous poinsettia and love that honeycomb die.

Mrs A. said...

That's beautiful. I'm off shopping asp. Hugs Mrs A.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Well, I have no idea where my comment went, it just disappeared before my very eyes! What I said was, no wonder you fell in love with that beautiful stamp set and die! Have a wonderful upcoming weekend my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning.
Faith
x

Ina G said...

Oh Loll this is a BEAUTY! Love the die cut panel and that awesome poinsettia stamp taking pride of place. After seeing all the gorgeous floral creations over at CAS Watercolour I have to get in and play with mine. Off to a card class today so tomorrow I will be in my playstation having fun. Hope you will be having a fun week end.

Nancy Stislow said...

Once again I'm just amazed at your incredible watercoloring, Loll. That corner die is beautiful! Got one from Tim Holtz and never used it so thanks for this wonderful idea! Had no clue Aliexpress had it. Guess I need to learn to dig harder in there. Fabulous card and that die adds just the right amount of interest yet the card is still CAS.

Bonnie said...

Another gorgeous poinsettia card, Loll! So beautifully painted and the colored pencils add a bit more shading! Love the open work corner. I have some of those dies and need to remember to pull them out. I love the look of them!

My Paper Epiphany said...

So beautiful! I can see why you 'had to have' it!

Bunny said...

We all have our enablers! As beautiful as this turned out, why not? It really is lovely. Doesn't it make the card special when it turns out so beautifully? [Bunny]

Susan said...

Wonderful use of the new stamp / die combo - I can see why you had to buy it! Your corner die adds a perfect accent to the background.

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Loll! Those poinsettias are gorgeous! You did a great job coloring them! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jeanne said...

Absolutely beautiful, Loll! I can see why you wanted those pointsettias! Lovely work coloring them in. The corner die adds special interest, too. A really beautiful card!

Linda said...

This is beautiful Loll ..... what a gorgeous poinsettia, I totally understand why you had to have that one! The die cut honeycomb in the background looks really pretty too. Have a lovely weekend .... looking forward to the start of the 12 Tags xx

Marcia HIll said...

STUNNING card Loll! I love the embossing and watercolouring together...SOOO pretty! And I LOVE that honeycomb die cut you've been using...it totally makes this card! :0)

MaryH said...

So glad Colleen enabled you because this is certainly another one of your stunning w/colored cards! The platinum embossing combined with your splendid w/color skills is awesome. I love that honeycomb treatment too. Love this one. As always! TFS & Hugs.

Mac Mable said...

So pretty and fabulous colouring. The die cut in the corner is great! Great colouring skills and love the liquid platinum embossing powder. x

Darnell said...

This is so beautiful, Lolly! Your poinsettia is breathtaking and that truly is a gorgeous stamp!! Hugs, Dolly

Karen D. said...

love the look of the corner honeycomb with that gorgeous flower..I can see why you needed it. Fab card mf.
xx Karen

Daria said...

Beautiful card. I love the poinsettias against your die-cut background.

Bobby said...

Your 'iris' card will be jealous, Loll. This is so fabulous. I have a set of dies similar to that from TH and forget to use them. They really make an impact but still keep the card CAS.

Colleen said...

Loll, you are really making me blush, here! Thank you so much for your kind words and for CASing me! That in itself is such an honor for me, WOW, I am kind of speechless here (and I think I told you I am Italian and speechless doesn't come easy for me...LOL!) I love everything about your card, the watercolor is fantastic, and gosh that honeycomb is a very nice addition..hmm...maybe you are going to enable me, Loll! Heart Hugs my friend! Colleen

Viv's Visuals said...

Stunningly beautiful as always Loll. x

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Loll ... the platinum embossing is fabulous with your gorgeous watercolouring! Hugs, Anita :)

Trina P. said...

Stunning as always, Loll. Your watercolouring is simply amazing. Love the corner diecut detail (ready to order those dies tomorrow). 😉