Saturday, December 16, 2017

Beautiful Blooms

Hi everyone.  Today is the reminder that December is half over and there's just over a week left to play in the CAS Watercolour December Challenge - Anything Goes.  Make sure to keep your card CAS and include watercolouring.



I'm sharing a NBUS (never before used schtuff) stamp, as Dolly would say. :)  This beautiful flower is new to me.  Bought several months ago ... my first time buying Unity Stamps.  I'm so happy with them.

This is another watercolouring with my Zigs card,  I find them so easy to work with.  And they are great for traveling as they don't take up a lot of room. :)  This is one of the heat embossed images I watercoloured when I was on holidays in September.

I started by heat embossing in liquid platinum, then watercoloured with zigs.  A heat embossed sentiment was added once I was home.  And I also added a bit of stenciling to the background just to give it a little somethin' extra.

Here's a close-up ...


I was so happy with how it turned out that I did a second one, just changing up the colours of the flowers.  Everything else is the same.


My CAS Watercolour card has stamping, heat embossing, watercolouring and stenciling ... so I'm adding it to the CAS Mix Up December Challenge - Anything Goes, as well.


Thanks for coming by for a visit!






Stamps: Remembering You Blooms (Unity); Lots of Thanks (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink: Versamark; Zigs; Wild Honey Distress Ink for stenciling (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Liquid Platinum embossing powder (Ranger); heat tool, Textured Mesh Stencil (Memory Box), sponge


Challenges:
CAS Watercolour December Challenge - Anything Goes
CAS Mix Up December Chalelnge - Anything Goes

20 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful Zig watercoloured flowers, Loll. I agree, Zigs make watercolouring so easy and fun. I love how you added your stenciling to both cards. It really adds dimension to your pretty flowers. TFS my friend and Happy Holidays. Hugs..

Mac Mable said...

Loving the gentle stencilling on the backgrounds. Such pretty colouring and loving the platinum embossing powder on your beautiful cards x

Christine Alexander said...

such beautiful colours and love the defalcate stenciling behind the flowers.

Ina Grehan said...

2 Beautifully coloured cards Loll. Love the stenciling especially the angle on the second one. It certainly is a gorgeous floral stamp and lovely sentiment font.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Lovely flowers, Loll! I love the colors of flowers on both cards - they're so pretty. The shading is beautiful too! The stenciling in the background adds dimension and interest. Hideko xx

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Gorgeous cards :)

Nancy Stislow said...

After a disastrous day of trying to watercolor I have a profound respect for thos who can do it as well as you do! They are perfectly shaded, and so beautifully done. These are gorgeous, Loll!

Susan said...

Loll, you are so much better with your Zigs than I am - you achieve such lovely shading! Two beautiful colour variations! And the bit of background stenciling adds so much interest.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful cards, Loll! The flowers look lovely in both colors and the background is so visually interesting. Great job!

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Loll ... both of them! The warm colours are gorgeous with the platinum embossing! Hugs, Anita :)

Pat said...

These two cards using the beautiful Unity Stamp flowers are so prettily watercoloured Loll and love the stencilled background too. x

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous cards with wonderful watercolouring as always. Love the grid background with both colour versions.

Bonnie said...

Both of these are so pretty, Loll! A lovely stamp and beautiful colouring!

Julia Aston said...

Love the partial stenciling behind your beautifully colored flowers Loll! Two beautiful cards! Julia xx

Di said...

Really stunning Loll! The stencilling adds so much to an already fabulous image here. I need to play with my Zigs more!

Hugs

Di xx

Susanne Vargas said...

These blooms are beautiful! I especially love the stenciling around them! Need to remember that.

Marcia HIll said...

Two beautiful cards Loll! I can see why you fell in love with that flower stamp...it is gorgeous and I love how you've colored both of them! Also really like the liquid platinum embossing powder you've been using, and I finally ordered some that should be arriving this week...can't wait to play with it! Love the stenciled backgrounds too! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! :0)

Maxine D said...

WOW - love the flower stamp and how you have used it, especially with the stencilled background to 'frame' it.
Blessings
Maxine

Karen D. said...

Both are so gorgeous and make me want Spring, we can skip winter as far as I'm concerned.
you are so talented mf.
xx Karen

Bobby said...

Wonderful coloring and beautiful flowers in any color, Loll.