Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Nancy


Hi everyone.  Today's card is to celebrate my good friend Nancy's birthday ... it's actually tomorrow, but she has already received my card, so I'm sharing with you today!  Happy Birthday Nancy - hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow, dear friend!! :)

This is my second card using this beautiful stamp from Penny Black.  Love these poppies and they are perfect for watercoloring - this time I used pink.  I used a different layout and design with the large sentiment stamped up the side (love this bold sentiment set).

I'm entering this card into the Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes.

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I'm also sharing a card that I made to honor TrishG from SCS.  She was Queen for the Day a few weeks back and I'm late to the party.  But wanted to honor her and thank her for all her hard work at organizing the QFTD challenges over the past couple of years ... she is retiring and we will miss her!




I CASE'd this beautiful card from Trish's gallery ... changing it up a little and making it more CAS with lots of white space.  I used the same stamp as Trish (I don't believe I used this before and had it for ages!) :)   Thanks for the inspiration Trish!!

I sponged the background with distress inks, sprayed with water to add texture and blend the inks, and then stamped my silhouette and sentiment in black.  Easy, peasy card.







Nancy's BD card:
Stamps:  Blooming Garden (Penny Black), The Big The Bold The Happy (Winnie & Walter)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Regal Rose, Raspberry Ripple (SU!); Black (Archival from Ranger)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, paint brush for splattering, heat tool


CASE of Trish's card:
Stamps:  Serene Silhouette (SU!); A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Distress inks:  Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Barn Door, Fired Brick; Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Water mister, sponges


Challenges:
Simon Says Anything Goes

25 comments:

Anita in France said...

Those poppies are just gorgeous, Loll, especially with the oversized W&W sentiment! The colours on the 'just a note' card glow beautifully! anita :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful poppies Loll such lovely colours and a great background ...your bird card is stunning

Anne

Charlene said...

Two very beautiful card Loll!

Karen B said...

Two amazing cards Loll. Those poppies are brilliant and I love the effect you've got on your 'just a note' card with the glorious sunset.....fabulous.

Karen x

shirley-bee said...

They're both fabulous, Loll, but the poppies card is breathtaking, especially with the bold sentiment.

Mrs. O said...

The poppy card is beautiful! Love the softness of the poppies! And I like the sentiment along the side. The bird card is wonderful... I think I could do something like that... well, kind of! Your cards are always sensational.

Susan said...

Both are stunning cards, but especially the one for Nancy - fabulous focal panel! And thanks for the reminder to do a card for Trish - that came up while I was away and I saw it and meant to do it when I got back but had forgotten.

Brenda said...

Both cards are just gorgeous Loll! I so love the poppy card, to me it is just so stunning. I also love the bird card, just so serene and peaceful and I can imagine sitting out with the sun setting and watching the birds in the trees. Each card is so unique and beautiful. I am loving those bold sentiments too Loll. Hugs, Brenda

Anonymous said...

Oh Loll, I loved both cards. Something about the colors!

Bonnie said...

Wow, this is a beautiful watercolor, Loll! I'll bet Nancy frames it! Wow!

Bonnie said...

Woops! I like Trish's card too! Really pretty background for the silhouette!

Kylie said...

Both cards are sensational, Loll. The panel of poppies is stunning and then that big bold sentiment is way cool! The second card - your colours are gorgeous. Blending perfection! xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Two gorgeous cards Loll. I am absolutely green with envy on your skills - the poppy panel is so beautiful and although I might attempt a CASE of the birdie one I could never hope to achieve anything as perfect as the poppy panel. Stunning and deserves to be framed! x

Linda said...

Two stunning cards ..... I love those poppies, beautifully done! xx

Julie Beech said...

I agree with you about the poppy stamp its gorgeous! Fab background also. :)

Lee-Anne said...

Girl you are on a roll! One fabulous card after another! The watercoloring on the poppies and background is spectacular! And I love your sponging on the card for Trish!

Betty Keefe said...

lucky Nancy to get such a gorgeous card - beautiful watercoloring!!

Deepti said...

Oh my these are so pretty :) I love the inking on ur second card, I can stare it forever :)

cm said...

The poppies are gorgeous, and that background....oh my, oh my, oh my!! I 'need' to learn how to create those...so stunning! Your second card, with the lovely sponged background and black image...stunning as well! Happy sigh...a most wonderful visit once again!
Hugs~c

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful watercolor look to the first card Loll - and I love the silhouette tree/birds with the bright orange sky!

Bobby said...

I love that poppy stamp, too, and you have colored it beautifully. The background really sets it off. The background is beautiful in the other card, too.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh boy Loll, just when I think I picked my favourite, you make another one that I love! Your background is so gorgeous and those flowers are breathtaking! You are the water colour master!! Nancy will love it! Your second card is also fabulous, love the contrast of the black on the vibrant background! You are a star! big hugs :)

Becca Cruger said...

Both cards are just stunning! I love the watercolor effect you achieved in the first card! Thanks for sharing.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Loll, I love the Poppy stamp it's so elegant and beautifully water coloured.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Mandy xx

Sandy said...

What a beautiful birthday card. It is a great stamp and under your hand becomes an incredible beauty!
Sandy xx