Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Thank You, Dear Friend


Hi everyone.  Having fun with my Zig watercolour brushes again. Love them!

I made this thank you card for a dear friend.  She has now received it in the mail, so I'm sharing with you. :)

I stamped and heat embossed "delightful" from Penny Black in liquid platinum embossing powder on mixed media paper.  I then watercoloured with my zigs, using a damp paint brush.  I added some small dots with a white gel pen to the petals to give them some extra interest.  The sentiment is also heat embossed in liquid platinum and sequins were added for a little sparkle.  I'm happy with this one layer CAS Mix Up (mixed media) design, which includes stamping, heat embossing, and watercolouring.

I'm entering this into Time Out Challenges #57 - Inspired by words "May all your weeds be wild flowers".

Also entering into Penny Black and More Challenge - Anything Goes.



I was so happy with my card above that I made a second card.  Same design, just different colours. :)


I'm linking this card to AAA #65 - The 2nd Big Birthday Bash.  Congrats to all the team as they celebrate this fantastic milestone!


And I'm entering into Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes.  I used a Technique Tuesday sentiment for the card above.

Edited to add:  Thanks to Bobby ... I'm entering this into Fusion Challenge - Something Blue. :)



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I have added a new Pinterest Board.  CAS Mixed Media has become a bit part of my life, so I decided to add a new board for that style of card.  Would love for you to check it out if you have time.

As well, I have been working on my blog post labels and have managed to reduce them from 322 (yikes!) to 117. :)  I wish it could be less, but for now, I'm happy with 117.  I have added them to the bottom of my blog for anyone looking for something in particular.


Thanks for stopping by!







Stamps:  Delightful (Penny Black); Sentiment - Lots of Thanks (Simon Says) and Cosmos (Technique Tuesday)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series)
Ink:  Versamark; Zig Clean Color Real Brushes
Accessories & Tools:  Liquid platinum embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, paintbrush, white gel pen, sequins

Challenges:
AAA#65 - 2nd birthday bash
Time Out #57
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
Fusion Challenge - Something Blue

40 comments:

Lee-Anne said...

Love that liquid platinum embossing...just so beautiful with those gorgeous colors, Loll! Beautiful shading on the flowers!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards Loll. I love them both! That embossing podwer really adds a WOW factor.

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful cards Loll - and i just started following most of your pin boards!

Bonnie said...

Both of these are delightful, my friend! Love the soft colors and sweet simplicity!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

And it's even more beautiful IRL Loll! Thank you so much, it's taking pride of place in my craft room! I also LOVE the blue version too, both are just gorgeous! Have a very lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Anita in France said...

Swooning, Loll ... these are simply gorgeous ... love every little thing about them ... stunning! Hugs, Anita :)

Anita in France said...

Oops ... in my swooning I forgot to add how delighted I am that you played along with us at Time Out! Hugs (again!), Anita :)

Joanne said...

Sooo... beautiful as always. TFS

KandA said...

These are both so beautiful. Love the PB stamp (another for my wish list) and lovely colours xx

Susan said...

Both turned out beautifully! Love the colours you used and the perfect placement of the sequins (for some reason I really struggle with that!).

Joan V said...

Wow, beautiful cards.

nancy littrell said...

Both of your heat embossed and Zig watercolored cards are gorgeous Loll. They really pop with your gold heat embossing. Your sequins are the perfect embellishments. I am the same as Susan... I struggle with the placement of sequins..lol! TFS my friend.

Donna said...

These are beautiful. Loll. X

Nancy Stislow said...

What a beautiful card using this technique! Love the extra dots you added with the white gel pen, the gorgeous shading with Zigs and love the clean, neat all white background! I definitely will try this!

MaryH said...

Really lovely with the platinum outline and the soft - yet deep colors - on the flowers. Love the little gel pen enhancements. Too pretty! TFS (I have this stamp I think!)

Nonni said...

I love the Zigs too and your water coloring looks amazing! Such soft, delicate, pretty cards. Great job! xxx

Linda said...

Beautiful as always .... love the look of that embossing powder, another addition to my shopping list! The flowers are gorgeous, love both colour combinations. I love the white doodling too xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Just catching up Loll - been on my travels again and a quick 3 day at home before another jaunt.
These are two lovely cards - your watercolouring (as with everything you do) is amazing! x

Julia Aston said...

two gorgeous cards Loll - how different they look just by using different colors - both are beautiful!

Sue - said...

Two beautiful cards Loll. Love the platinum embossing and the colours you've used!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Classy CAS and totally elegant Loll. Love the image and colouring and such clean stamping too. Great to see you play along in our birthday hop this week at AAA Cards. Thanks so much. Sarah x

Debbie said...

Saw these on Pinterest and just fell in love with them both. Such pretty colors and I LOVE that stamp!

Cindy Boney said...

Fantastic cards! Love the simplicity!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Simply gorgeous Loll! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Bobby said...

I love the daintiness of the flowers painted with Zigs. Both colors look fantastic, Loll. Have you considered entering the blue on in the Fusion challenge?

Colleen said...

Wow Loll, these are beautiful flowers, you colored them perfectly. So simple, yet so striking!

papierelle said...

So beautiful, the cards look likes sooo airy.

brenda said...

A really lovely card and it's lovely to see you at Penny Black and More challenge , many thanks for joining in.

B x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

With each stamp you can make a star of great stature. This seemed to be inconspicuous stamp created such a wonderful card. You're a great creator, I do not even wonder how you do it, it's just in you. I am very glad that I admire your wonderful works.
hugs,
BozenA

Aileen Ryan said...

Wow two absolutely beautiful cards, I love the stamp you used, its so fine and delicate and your colouring has complimented it so well.

Shirley said...

Beautiful CAS cards and lovely soft colours.
Thank you for entering our challenge at Penny Black and More this month and we hope you will return next month.

Shirley

Coralynn Murray said...

Love your colouring with your Zig markers. I'm partial to gold embossing with watercolouring mediums and your cards are stunning. Thanks for playing along for our Birthday Bash at AAA Cards!

Gerrina said...

Great to see you join in ad TIME OUT with this elegant beauty! (I can understand why you had to make another!)

Barb Ghig said...

Two gorgeous cards, Loll! I love how you colored the flowers and leaves with your Zig markers, and using Liquid Platinum was such a great idea...so elegant!

susiestacey said...

Two lovely cards, such a pretty floral stamp.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More's May challenge and good luck x Susan x

debby4000 said...

Two beautiful cards, love both colourways.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Brenda said...

Oh my, these two cards are stunning Loll! Love that stamped image and love your coloring. I too, am loving my Zigs. I'm not real good with them, but I am having fun practicing with them. I am trying to decide if I can cut my blog post labels down some more too Loll. lol We will see! Hugs, Brenda

Mac Mable said...

The prettiest of cards. Both are stunning and so very delicate. Such fabulous inspiration, thank you for sharing x

Karren said...

Beautiful cards, Loll. They are so soft and delicate and elegant - just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion Card Challenge.

sandie said...

Congrats Loll, you got HM at Time Out x