Thursday, February 09, 2017

... love, hope, & joy ...

Hi everyone.  Today I'm playing along with Merry Monday #234 - Clean and Simple.


I'm all about Clean and Simple cards so had to play along.  My card above uses a NBUS stamp that I've had for a few months.  I got it near the end of last year, but it was too late to use to make Christimas to send, so it's finally gotten it's first work out. :)

I stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed in Liquid Platinum onto Hot Press watercolour paper.  The images were coloured with Zigs and a water brush.  Then I fussy cut them out.

The sentiment is stamped in Liquid Platinum onto my card base.  The images were popped up for added dimension.

I'm also heading over to add this to the gallery at CAS Watercolour Challenge - February is all about love (see love in my sentiment above).  The entries don't have to be just for Valentine's Day! :)









Stamps:  Winter Flowers (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. Hot Press)
Ink:  Versamark; Zigs
Accessories & Tools:  Water brush, Liquid Platinum embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
Merry Monday #234 - CAS
CAS Watercolour February Challenge - Love

35 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Your fussy cutting is amazing and the colours are gorgeous. Fabulous CAS card and love the 'Love' sentiment and that stamp x

Daffodil Cards said...

I would say everything Mac Mable has said, it's Gorgeous.
Faith
x

Sue said...

Beautiful, Loll. I love the rich colours and metallic embossing.

Susan said...

Love the way the sentiment nestles right into the poinsettia! Beautiful colouring with your Zigs!

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful Poinsettia Loll and I love the platinum embossing....SO elegant! And you do CAS to perfection!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

Viv's Visuals said...

Beautiful Loll. x

Tina Z. said...

absolutely perfect, I love poinsettia!

Jo Manna said...

I had to look twice, it was so smoothly watercoloured I thought is was vellum.
Perfectly CAStastic, beautiful!

Brenda said...

Oh my Loll, this is a stunning card! I love that poinsettia you have embossing and colored so pretty! I also love the sentiment as well. A stunning CAS card! Hugs, Brenda

Mrs A. said...

That really is beautiful. Hugs Mrs A.

Pat said...

This is a really prettily coloured flower Loll and the sentiment goes beautifully. Simple and so elegant. x

Gran26 said...

Wow! I love what you did to flower. The colors are bright and happy. Thanks for sharing.

Julia Aston said...

Your bloom looks so light and airy - I thought it was vellum! A beautiful CAS design Loll! Julia xx

Nancy Stislow said...

I too thought you colored vellum! I have yet to success on that technique. Love your watercoloring on this Loll. You managed to shade it beautifully and also love the embossing in platinum- just a gorgeous effect.

Bonnie said...

You know I love this poinsettia, Loll! This is a gorgeous Christmas card! Beautiful coloring and a perfect layout!

Preety said...

wow! such a pretty and delicate look. i loveeee it :)
cheers
preety

MaryH said...

The platinum embossing looks super cool with the translucency of the petals and leaves on this gorgeous image. Even though the colors look translucent, there's still so much vibrant color. Excellent Zig work on this - TFS

Valerie Nolan said...

Beautiful card Loll I must treat myself to some platinum embossing powder! Perfectly placed sentiment.
Val x

Jeanne said...

Gosh, this is beautiful. Wow!

Di said...

Stunning card Loll - you really do CAS beautifully!

Hugs

Di xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE what you did with that fabulous Poinsettia Loll! Looks stunning in vellum! I too have that stamp set, and, like you, haven't used it yet! I must get it out! Have a wonderful weekend my friend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Linda said...

Beautiful Loll. I thought this was done on vellum. I see I wasn't the only one. Had to re-read your post. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Marianne said...

A gorgeous card, Loll. Makes me want to go and play with my SSS stamps. This set was part of my Black Friday order, which arrived just before Christmas. So far, I have only inked up the berries.
Marianne x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous poinsettia, Lol - just love your watercoloring and platinum embossing!!

Bobby said...

The poinsettia has such a translucent look I thought it was colored vellum, Loll. It's gorgeous.

Colleen said...

Simply CAS, simply stunning and simply beautiful Loll!! Thank you for sharing this at Merry Monday!

nancy littrell said...

OMG Loll, Your poinsettia is so beautifully colored and fussy cut! I love the font on your sentiment. You are really going to enjoy this new set. TFS my friend. Hugs...

Christine Alexander said...

Loll you always amaze me with your fussy cutting andbeautiful watercolouring. :)

Karen L K said...

Such a pretty flower and card!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I love the intense colors card combined with a subtle platinum sentiment. Using the same EP to express the poinsettia is the perfect idea to tie the card into a beautiful whole. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration.
Hugs, dear Loll
BożenA

Robyn Oliver said...

Gorgeous, CAS card Loll - love that poinsettia stamp, looks fabulous with the silver EP.

Petra Swart said...

Very neat fussy cutting of that stunning poinsettia, Loll!!!! The lovely sentiment fits so perfectly in it's place under the flower!!!! A beautiful CAS creation!!!!
Hugz

Isabelle Siry said...

Wow ! What a beauty ! I really love your CAS card and your watercolouring is awesome ! Thanks for sharing !
Izzy Scrap

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous!

Michelle Lupton said...

So beautiful! that Simon Says Stamp Winter Flowers set is on my wish list!