Thursday, December 21, 2017

Flowery Thanks

Hi everyone.  I created another card for the CAS Watercolour December Challenge - Anything Goes.


Having more fun playing with DOX inks.  I do love how the inks layer to create beautiful backgrounds.

This combination of red and purple makes me happy. :)  I created a regular A2 size smooshed background and was able to use it for both the flowers and the piece behind the honeycomb aperture.  I stamped a sentiment banner in the same purple ink and adhered it to the bottom of my card front.  Quick and easy card!

Here's the close-up.
There's still a few days left for the CAS Watercolour challenge, so come play along.  Challenge closes Dec. 24th at midnight (PST).







Stamps:  Sentiment - Bouquet of Thanks (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White card base and front (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  DOX inks:  Wilted Violet, Fired Brick (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, heat tool, Shall We Dance Flower die (Penny Black); honeycomb die (AliExpress)

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour December Challenge - Anything Goes

27 comments:

Kath said...

A fabulous card and beautiful colours.
Kath x

Viv's Visuals said...

Fabulous as always Loll.... love that die!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours too. Merry Christmas! Cathy x

Heidi Stamps said...

Beautiful! I need to remember this color combo!

Susan said...

Love that wonderful colour combination! How perfect to have the piece to fit behind the honeycomb and to die cut the flowers!

Bonnie said...

Love these colors, Loll! Beautiful flowers and matching piece behind the honeycomb that looks like flowers in front of the trellis and behind!

Marcia HIll said...

This is SO pretty Loll! The reds and purples make me smile too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

MaryH said...

So pretty, and love the colors. Quick and easy in YOUR hands maybe. I would have struggled to think of a way to use the smooshed colors! I like that cutout honeycomb corner that allows the underneath to shine out and complement those lovely flowers! TFS, Hugs & Merry Christmas too!

Darnell said...

This is so pretty, Lolly! It has a cheerful, lilting attitude and I like that! So will the happy mail recipient!! Happy Holiday Hugs! Dolly

Julia Aston said...

Such a lovely mix of colors Loll - wonderful honeycomb cut out and pretty long stems to balance it off on the other side! Christmas is coming!! Julia xx

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, gorgeous colours and love the honeycomb die cut background.

Karen Knott said...

Such a pretty card, love the colours
Hugs Kaz xx

Nancy Stislow said...

What a gorgeous combination of colors and beautiful design! Love how you matched the die cut flowers to the background color behind the mixed media die! This is so well done!

Maxine D said...

Quick and easy maybe, but also is absolutely stunning Loll.
Christmas blessings to you and yours
Maxine

Birgit said...

What a lovely card! The colors are stunning!! I so wish I could do better at creating CAS cards. I never know when to stop. Your card is beautiful inspiration! Merry Christmas to you Loll!

Jeanne said...

What a beautiful card, Loll! So vibrant and pretty. You do such a wonderful job creating lovely and striking CAS cards. Thank you so much for sharing. And thank you for the beautiful holiday card you sent me. I so appreciate your thoughtfulness! And I love the trees! My daughters do, too. :) Hugs!!

Daffodil Cards said...

So Beautiful.
Faith
x

Colleen said...

Loll, you just make the best cards, this one is so very pretty! And OMG, do you know how excited I was to receive your Christmas card with that cute little PB snowman...oh gosh that is a favorite because with your background you just made it come alive! Thank you for gifting that to me! And I wish you and yours a very blessed and wonderful Christmas! Looking forward to seeing you over at the Two-Fer!! *wink *wink*

TK said...

Beautiful, Loll! Love the bold colors but the delicate honeycomb and flowers -- I can't seem to find that specific honeycomb though...

Anita in France said...

Vibrant and dramatic in a delightfully pretty way, Loll ... this is just lovely! Hugs & Joyeux Noël, Anita :)

Brenda in IN said...

Just lovely. I hope your holidays are wonderful shared with your family, Loll. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards and techniques all through the year. I wish you another terrific new year with health and happiness.

Mac Mable said...

Love the colour combination and your amazing card x

Kara Lynne said...

Such a gorgeous blend of colors, Loll, and the design is beautiful! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Robyn Oliver said...

Lovely card Loll, gorgeous colours. Big thank you for hosting CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour - I always enjoy joining in the 'challenge'. Very Best Wishes for Christmas and 2018

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card, Loll. Awesome work with the smooshed background. The mix of red and purple is so pretty. Love that honeycomb background. I need to start using mine. 😉

Susanne Vargas said...

Just wonderful what you create with different types of ink! I finally have some DOX but haven't had time to play yet... This is a gorgeous card!

Linda said...

This looks beautiful ..... love the colours xx