Sunday, January 21, 2018

Framed Rose x 2

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a zig watercoloured image x 2.  I made these a few months back, but haven't had time to share them on my blog until now.

This is a beautiful stamp from STAMPlorations.  I heat embossed the image in gold, watercoloured the rose and left the text background white.  I fussy-cut around the frame and popped up the image panel for added dimension.  The rose really pops off the background.


I made a second card using the same image.  This time heat embossing in liquid platinum and watercolouring the rose in shades of red.  My set of 48 zigs doesn't have a real red colour.  The two red markers come out pink when water is added, so I watercoloured the rose first in the red (pink) and then added a layer of brown on top and I really like the colour it ended up being.  I filled in the background this time with a medium brown which gives the card a vintage feel.


Thanks for coming by for a visit!






Stamps:  Framed Rose (STAMPlorations); Lots of Thanks (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Mixed Media for image panel (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Versamark; Zigs
Accessories & Tools:  Gold embossing powder (card 1), Liquid Platinum embossing powder (card 2), heat tool, water brush


25 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, they are gorgeous, I am always in awe of your watercolouring, I love the antiqued background on your second card and the great mix of colours to create that beautiful red rose. The simplicity of the first is stunning :)

Karen Knott said...

They are both beautiful but I love the darker background of the second one, stunning colouring
Hugs Kaz xx

Marcia HIll said...

These are both absolutely GORGEOUS Loll! I love the image you used and especially the colors on the 2nd card. Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! :0)

Susan said...

Both are beautiful, but I really like the vintage look of the second one! Good job on adding enough brown to get the "red" Zigs to come out red!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

You are right Loll, this stamp is beautiful, but it depends on the creator whether the card will be just beautiful or stunning. Your cards, in particular the second card is stunning! I love the dark background for a rose and the look of its petals. They look like velvet, and I almost feel them under your fingers a velvety touch. It is a wonderful impression, because to make the image give a feeling of touch is a real miracle. I love this card.
Hugs,
BożenA

Mac Mable said...

Amazing how the same stamp can look totally different. Love how you've achieved that fabulous colour the rose on your second card. Stunning cards Loll x

Mary said...

This is so pretty. I don't use my Zigs enough. Nice reminder of how vibrant they are. I don't comment enough here but I bookmark a lot.

Nancy Stislow said...

WOW! That stamp is just beautiful and your water coloring just blew me away on this! Your gorgeous water coloring skill are just amazing! Love the red you managed with the zigs. Kind of frustrating to not get red but I've found that with most markers as well as some paints. That color with brown added is incredibly beautiful. Now I may have to have this stamp!

Carol said...

These are beautiful Loll, such a gorgeous image to work with. Hope you are well. Carol x

HJ said...

Both are gorgeous, Loll.! Love them. Enjoy your day!

Brenda said...

Love both of these cards Loll! That stamp you used is just beautiful and I love how you used them. I never though of using the "red" Zig and then a brown one on top of it-the color came out great! I would probably get a big mess if I tried it though. lol But might have to give it a try anyway. Both cards are beautiful, but I think my favorite is the second one as it looks vintage. Hugs, Brenda

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous heat embossed and Zig coloring on both your rose images, Loll. I love how you added a brown tone to your pinkish red on the 2nd card. It now looks much redder. In the past, I have just added several layers of the red, which does help cover the pink tones. I really like the rich color better adding your brown. Your coloring the background on your 2nd rose really made your rose pop. You are making me want to get my rose out and playing. TFS Hugs..

Papercraft Boutique said...

Beautiful heat-embossing and amazing coloring, Loll! I love both cards - bright & pretty one and the chic & elegant one. You've made a rich red color by adding a layer of brown on top of the red. The darkest Zig red marker I have is Wine Red, but it's pinkish (as you say). So I'll try adding a brown layer next time. Thank you so much for the great tips! Your cards show so well that colors make such a big difference in the cards' atmosphere even though you used the same stamp and the same layout. Hideko xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Always such beautiful colouring and cards
Faith

Trina P. said...

Two beautiful twofers.. Love the look of the second vintage card, especially how you achieved the truer red colour.

Maxine D said...

What wonderful cards Loll - especially the second one - that is stunning and quite dramatic with the deep colour of the rise and the 'antiqued' background.
Blessings
Maxine

Linda said...

Both of these look gorgeous, and so different. Great job! xx

Jeanne said...

Beautiful work, Loll! Both flowers are so striking and visually appealing. You are a truly wonderful artist. I really like the vintage feel of the second card. Thank you so much for sharing! Hope you have a great day!

Bonnie said...

So pretty with the white background and the gold embossing! Very elegant!
Thanks for the tip of adding brown over the pink to make it more reddish! and I love the colored background! Two very different looks to the same stamp!

Bobby said...

Beauties both, Loll.

Susanne Vargas said...

It's always amazing to see how different a stamp can look like when you change the colors! The first one is so fresh, it reminds me of spring! And the second one looks more vintage, as you said, or even fallish! I have heard that the red Zigs are pinkish and love how you solved that problem!

Sheila H said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the gold embossing.

Jeanne H said...

Wow! Thanks, you enabler...is that a word? :-) Love both of these cards.

Ina Grehan said...

Both your cards are beautiful Loll. I recognized the stamp as soon as I saw it. They are lovely little sets.

vaiybora said...

I very much like your pattern it's beautiful,thank for sharing good i dea !

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