Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Favourite Flowers

Hi everyone.  Today I'm playing along with The Flower Challenge.  They are celebrating their 1st birthday of the challenge.  Congrats to the creator, Aileen, and the very talented Design Team.

    

So much beautiful eye candy with the DT cards AND in the gallery!

I'm also entering this card into the Craft Stamper Take It Make It October Challenge - Anything Goes (with stamping).

I couldn't pick a favourite flower stamp.  Instead, I'm using ONE of my favourites stamps that was gifted to me by a sweet friend.  I LOVE colouring this stamp.

For this card, I stamped the outline image in pale brown.  Again with the no-line watercolouring ... I'm obsessed with it right now. :)  Once I was finished with colouring, I put the stamp back in my Misti (had taken it out because I didn't think I'd stamp it again).  Lucky for me, it matched up and I over-stamped in a deeper brown.  I really like the softness of the brown outline with the colours I've used.  I used that same brown to stamp the sentiment.  I added a little detail to the flowers with a white gel pen.

Here's a close-up ...
The Flower Challenge 1st Birthday Celebration runs until the 25th of the month.  Still lots of time to play along!

The Take It Make It challenge is also open until the 25th ... lots of inspiring cards by the DT and in the gallery - check it out!







Stamps:  Kind Soul (WPlus9); Sentiment - Cosmos (Technique Tuesday)
Paper:  Watercolour paper (Arches 140 lb. hot press)
Ink:  Sahara Sand (SU!); Zigs, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, white gel pen

Challenges:
The Flower Challenge #13 - 1st Birthday Celebration
Craft Stamper Take It Make It October Challenge

28 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

a beautifully colored birthday card, Loll!

Stamps and Paper said...

A ‘blooming” lovely card Loll gorgeous colours

Anne

Julie B said...

I agree, a very pretty card Loll. :)

donna sherman said...

Beautiful card, Loll! Lovely colors and gorgeous coloring!!!

Susan said...

Love those beautiful warm colours - a sight for sore eyes on a foul wet grey day like today!

Lee-Anne said...

Absolutely beautiful in every way! Love the colors! I can see why this stamp is one of your faves :)

Karen D. said...

love this Loll, so beautiful, love the fresh, happy look to your card mf.
Thanks so much for joining us for our birthday celebration at The Flower Challenge.
xx Karen

Nancy Stislow said...

Beautifully painted, Loll! I've only had moderate success stamping again on a finished card so I'm happy that you succeeded! I too love the brown outline as opposed to the harsh black. That image is just gorgeous!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Fabulous stamp Loll and fantastic colouring! So bright and cheerful! Have a lovely day! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Christine Alexander said...

Love the colours so spring like and looks awesome in the brown ink. Well done on the re-stamping of the image :)

Bonnie said...

Such bright and beautiful flowers, my friend! What a happy card! I love the soft brown outline. It adds just enough definition without taking away from the beautiful watercolouring!

Karen Knott said...

Love the gorgeous colours of the pretty flowers, great sentiment in the brown too
Hugs Kaz x

nancy littrell said...

Your no lined watercoloured with your Zigs flowers are so pretty, Loll. I really like how you over stamped again after you watercoloured. It really brought out the colours. TFS my friend. Hugs

Jeanne said...

Beautiful flowers! The overstamping with brown adds a great touch. It sure makes the colors pop! Lovely card! :) Hugs!

Mac Mable said...

Wow that brown looks fabulous. Different and so effective. Thank goodness for the Misti! Great colouring Loll and the prettiest of stamp and card x

Anita in France said...

Fresh and lovely, Loll ... the brown outlines add such a lovely softness to your beautiful colouring! Hugs, Anita :)

Arlene said...

So lovely.

Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning, with lovely colours.
Faith

Bobby said...

Someone was looking out for you, Loll. I've tried putting a stamp back in my MISTI and it was a disaster. I do love the brown outline with the colors you used for your beautiful flowers.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Very beautiful! I love the colours and the brown outline is a lovely touch.

Lisa Lara said...

Now that is everything a birthday card should be Loll. WOW.

Linda said...

Gorgeous card Loll and beautifully water colored.

Aileen Ryan said...

Thank you for the kind words Loll. Your card is wonderful and I love this stamp. I have tried to buy it a few times but it is a very popular stamp and every time I have gone to purchase it has been sold out so I continue to wait. Your colouring of the flowers is of course in my favourite colours as well so it double rocks in its perfection. Thank you so much for joing us at The Flower Challenge Aileen DT

Maxine D said...

Loll this is fabulous - love the brown - it really softens the whole card
Blessings
Maxine

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Colors used make the card shines and radiates joyful energy. This is a very beautiful stamp, I understand why you love him :-)
BożenA xx

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, this is really gorgeous, Loll! Beautiful watercoloring on the blooms and I love how you over-stamped in brown...so striking!

Linda said...

WOW! This is simply gorgeous. Great colouring on the flowers and I love how you've overstamped ..... perfect finishing xx

Trina P. said...

Another beautiful Kind Soul creation so beautifully coloured, Loll. Love the bright vibrant colours.