Thursday, January 28, 2016

Happy Retirement - Part 2


Hi everyone.   A couple of weeks ago I posted a retirement card I had made for a friend I used to work with.  Today I'm sharing another.  Just back from lunch out with my two friends that retired, so they both now have their cards. :)  Happy Retirement Georgia & Patt!!

This is my new stamp set from Altenew called Peony Scrolls ... the images are so pretty!  I got it for Christmas, along with a bunch of other crafty supplies.  Santa was good to me this year and knew exactly what to get me. :)  Honestly, hubby and I sit together and order on-line so that the right things are bought! :)    We do it for both my gift and his.  It works!  :)

I used my Zig Watercolour Pens on watercolour paper.  I first stamped the main flower in black waterproof (archival) ink, added a mask on top, and added a couple of scrolls and leaves.  Once watercoloured, I used my white gel pen to add some interest ... just adding dots here and there.  The sentiment is stamped onto black card stock and heat embossed in silver.  It's the only Retirement sentiment I have ... so tiny! :)








Stamps:  Peony Scrolls (Altenew); Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)
Paper:  Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press); Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:  Black Archival (Ranger); Versamark; Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens (Kuretake)
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, white gel pen, silver embossing powder

23 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Great CAS card Loll love your beautifully coloured flower

Anne

Bonnie said...

I love these Altenew flowers but have yet to get any! This is so pretty, Loll! I love the colors and the bits of white that add extra interest! I know she was thrilled to get it!

Betty Keefe said...

lovely way to use those stamps - love them - i have lost the little stamp with the 2 leaves to that set - what a bummer - it fell off the backing sheet and when away somewhere:-(!!

Brenda said...

Oh how I love this card Loll! That flower is just gorgeous! Peony's are one of my favorite flowers. My husband's grandmother had lots of Peony's, they gave them to my neighbor, who I was going to ask for some since we live in my husband's grandparents home, but then last winter's brutal cold killed them all! I'm was heartbroken as was my neighbor. I love the touches of white gel pen used on the flower and love the vibrant colors from the Zigs. Gorgeous! Hugs, Brenda

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is lovely Loll! I bet your friends loved their cards! Good old Santa eh? Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Pam said...

Oh, how beutiful, Loll! Your watercoloring is superb and I love the color.

nancy littrell said...

Your flower is so beautiful Loll. Love your Zig coloring. I'm sure your friends loved their cards. TFS my friend :-)

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful watercoloring with your Zig markers, Loll! I love your CAS design, and how you added details to the bloom...so pretty!

Glad to know I'm not the only one who shops this way with hubby...I guess being married as long as us (we just hit 41 years), we have it down to a science...even though my DD thinks it's 'tacky'! She'll learn when her hubby gets her a 'Dustbuster' for her birthday! Seriously, that was the last straw for me :)

Susan said...

Love the way you and Gord buy each other's Christmas presents - so perfect! And I love this flower stamp - so pretty with the scrolls behind it and the white gel pen accents.

sandie said...

CAS perfection Loll, love how you added the white touches x

Linda said...

What a beautiful flower .... I love peonies. Have a lovely weekend xx

Mac Mable said...

So gorgeous, loving the colours and the stamp. Perfect size on the sentiment too x

Aileen Ryan said...

This looks so good, just one flower and some leaves and scrolls and its perfect. As is the colour. I so love the Altenew flower stamps, so many of them aree so elegant its so hard to get full use out of them because theres just so much to pick from and everytime they do a new release I find myself drooling and wanting more.

Anonymous said...

Lovely soft colors and style!

TK said...

Beautiful -- soft, warm and inviting!

Anita in France said...

Simple, stylish, beautiful, Loll ... perfect touches of white! Hugs, Anita :)

Karen B said...

What a beautiful card Loll - really makes a statement, especially with the sentiment white on black. Gorgeous.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

So pretty! The subtle sparkle is gorgeous

Gail Townsend said...

Love the gorgeous bold flower so striking a stunning card, xx

MaryH said...

A perfect sunshine retirement card. It would make me happy to receive such a pretty card at such an exciting time. Love the Altenew flowers, and you've used this one so well. Of course - perfect shading with the Zigs too. Santa knew you had been a Good Little Girl, so he brought you lots of toys! Hee Hee! TFS

Donna said...

I just love the way this sentiment cradles in the design. So pretty :)

Bobby said...

That peony takes center stage, Loll, and shines there. Your coloring is wonderful.

cm said...

Sigghhh...a gorgeous peony to celebrate retirement! Stunning!
Hugs~c