Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Summer Blooms

Hi everyone.  I just bought this gorgeous new stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called "Bouquet of Thanks".  I had to have it after watching this amazing video by Amanda (Little Crafty Pill).

I first heat embossed the flowers and sentiment with gold embossing powder.  Then I watercoloured using my zigs and added a few sequins for some sparkle.  I'm sending this to a friend's daughter who is dealing with serious medical issues right now.  I hope it will cheer her up a little.

I'm adding this as my second entry at The Flower Challenge #10 - Embossing Heat/Dry.  I heat embossed the flower image and sentiment. :)



Thanks for stopping by for a visit!







Stamps:  Bouquet of Thanks (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Versamark; Zig markers
Accessories & Tools:  Gold embossing powder, heat tool, paint brushes, white gel pen, sequins

Challenges:
The Flower Challenge #10 - Embossing Heat/Dry

28 comments:

Aquarius said...

That's a lovely flower stamp, beautifully coloured

Karen Knott said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, I'm sure your friend will really appreciate it. Love the gold embossing and the colouring is amazing.
Hugs, Kaz xx

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful card - love the colors you used - that stamp set is on my wish list

Sue said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Loll! I too have recently bought this lovely stamp set, great minds think alike! :)

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely, lovely card Loll! I think I NEED this stamp set too!! And thanks for the link to the video...amazing!! :0)

Mac Mable said...

Such a beautiful card. Go delicate with the colours and the pop of gold x

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Beautiful card to cheer up a friend and great stamp.

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

So pretty!

Trina P. said...

Beautiful. And that backdrop looks amazing! I'm still waiting for that stamp set to arrive. 🙁

Viv said...

Such a beautiful bouquet and colouring Loll.Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' again ;) Viv DT xx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautiful stamp, but only work with him causes that these flowers come to life. Wonderful card. I love the full color fire of these flowers. And again, very, very thank you for the help, my dear Loll.
BożenA xoxo

Nancy Stislow said...

Wowzers! No wonder you had to have that stamp and think I may just add that to my wish list which is now the approximate cost of a mortgage. What a beauty that is. Your coloring and blending make me want to pull those Zigs right now. This is gorgeous, Loll.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful flower bouquet stamp heat embossed and Zig coloured. TFS Loll and sharing the link to the pretty stamp set. Hugs..

shirley-bee said...

Pretty card, Loll - I can see why you needed this stamp :)

Anonymous said...

So lovely Loll. Love the gold embossing you have been doing!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning and oh just another to try out.xx [aNNie]

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous Loll, I love all the white space to colour with that stamp,I'm not surprised you wanted it. Awesome card :)

Susan said...

I don't blame you for buying the stamp after seeing it! It's lovely. Beautiful colours! Great placement of the sequins!

Julie B said...

Such a pretty card Loll, the peach colours are gorgeous. :)

Karen D. said...

I never think to eb in the gold but the effect is so elegant and lovely..
beautiful card mf.
xx Karen

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card, Loll. I'm sure the recipient will love the card and your thoughtfulness. The ep in gold is so pretty and so is the coloring of the lovely flower image. I really like the peachy colors. Thanks so much for sharing.

Bonnie said...

This is so beautiful, Loll! It's sure to cheer her up!

Anita in France said...

Just lovely, Loll ... the soft watercolouring with the gold embossing is fabulous ... a card that's sure to lift the spirits of your friend's daughter! I just received this set too ... thanks for the inspiration ... and for the link! Hugs, Anita :)

Darnell said...

Again, you enable me, Lolly! Please stop, lol!! This is gorgeous!! I can see why you were enabled by Amanda!! Hugs, Dolly

Maxine D said...

Loll this would cheer up anyone who received it - it's beautiful
Blessings
Maxine

Linda said...

What a gorgeous stamp, and you've coloured it beautifully. I love the added sequins too xx

Happy Dance said...

It will most definitely bring cheer to your friend's daughter. And I hope you don't mind, but this reminds me of the blog header you created for me. It's a beautiful card. And I still smile when I look at my header! The sequins add just a little bit of a wow factor, too. Very pretty. Bev

Bobby said...

The coloring glows with the gold embossing, Loll. Beautiful!