Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Happy Birthday Mary!


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a birthday card I made for my good friend MaryH (Carolina Cards by MaryH).  Thankfully it arrived in the mail on time. :)  Happy Birthday Mary.  I hope you are having a wonderful day!

I have done a card similar to this before, using the same tulip image done with watercolour spritz technique.  That's where you ink up the image using markers, spritz with water and stamp onto watercolour paper.  Some stamps seem to be perfect with certain techniques ... and this is one of them. This time I included a splash watercoloured background that has lots of colour (click here to see my video tutorial).  I think it compliments the image nicely.

I didn't want to cover any of it up, so used vellum for my sentiment banner.  I added a few sequins for a bit of sparkle.

Hope you enjoyed my card today.  Thanks for coming by for a visit!







Stamps:  Promise Me (Penny Black)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Watercoloured panel (Arches 140 lb. cold press); Vellum (Bazzil 40 lb.)
Ink:  Distress inks:  Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, white embossing powder, heat tool, sequins

19 comments:

Jean said...

That stamp is perfect for this technique - gorgeous color choices!

Mac Mable said...

Yes the background technique and look compliments the tulip with it's watery look just perfectly and the colours are gorgeous. I still don't think to use vellum and I really must. Thank you for the inspiration x

Linda said...

This is so pretty ... and I love the vellum strip xx

nancy littrell said...

I love how you stamped your watercolored tulips over your the splash background. I have never tried that unique technique. You are ALWAYS inspiring me Loll to try something new and creative. TFS my friend. Hugs, nancy

nancy littrell said...

P.S. I love your vellum sentiment and sequins too!

Anonymous said...

This is a beauty Loll!

Bonnie said...

So pretty, Loll! I like the vellum sentiment! I know Mary is loving this!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You are SO GOOD about mailing out your cards!! You inspire me :) Pretty card too

Nancy Stislow said...

Loll, Love the splash with the watercolor type stamp! You do come up with some of the greatest techniques and your supply list is getting me in trouble (grin). The torn vellum is the perfect addition for the sentiment. What gorgeous colors!

Susan said...

Beautiful! Fabulous splash background! And I love the vellum for the sentiment - must remember to do that more often.

Susanne Vargas said...

This looks like a framed piece of art and it is! Gorgeous!
Off to wish Mary a happy birthday!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous Loll, am sure it would've made Mary's day to receive it! love the colours too.
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Jeanne said...

This is beautiful! What a lucky friend to receive this! Thanks for sharing. :)

Bobby said...

Very lovely and impressionistic, Loll. I love the mix of colors.

MaryH said...

Thank you for the birthday shoutout. The card did arrive in time, and is even more lovely IRL than it photographs (which is pretty good too!). It DID make my day - it's heartwarming to know friends use their talent and make something to cheer your day. Big thanks, big Hugs.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

So pretty Loll! As a lucky recipient of some of your wonderful creations, I KNOW that Mary is smiling from ear to ear! I must give that technique a try, I had forgotten about it! Thank you for the reminder! Sorry I haven't been around much since my return, but, now, on top of all the usual things to catch up on, apart from the fact that my 90 year old mother's kitchen ceiling had come down and needed to get sorted out, we are VERY limited broadband and no land-line, as, the water-board company cut through the telephone cable, when they had to repair a water pipe!! Have a wonderful day my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Loll! I know Momma Mary is loving it too! I need to give this technique and many more, a try. I think I need to make me a list of techniques to try out! lol I really love the colors on this card Loll, it is just so stunning like always. Wish I could rub your elbow to get some of your talent to rub off on me. lol Hugs, Brenda

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, I love the dreamy feel of your background, Loll! Your flowers work perfectly with it, and the color palette is stunning! I see Mary was thrilled to receive this beauty in her mailbox, too!

Anita in France said...

How beautiful, Loll ... such a gorgeous floral panel ... the unstructured style is perfect with the gently torn vellum sentiment strip! Hugs, Anita :)