Thursday, April 12, 2018

With Love

Hi everyone.  I was looking through my box of unfinished projects and found this card with the image already heat embossed, but not coloured.  I thought it would be a nice card for Mother's Day, which is in about a month's time here in Canada.

I had my watercolour sprays out on my work table, so started with pink.  The colours were too intense and took over the first few petals I coloured without me being able to add shading.  So I added lots of water and kept blotting with a dry paper towel to remove as much of the pink as possible.  I thought I'd try Ripe Persimmon distress ink over top and see if it looked OK.  To my surprise, I was really happy with the look.  Glad I didn't just chuck this in the garbage. :)

Used a water brush and distress inks to colour, stamped the sentiment in matching liquid platinum embossing powder and added splatters to finish.  Happy with this card and I know my mom will love it. :)

Here's a close-up ...
Thanks for stopping by for a visit!






Stamps:  Smile (dee's artsy impressions - STAMPlorations); Bouquet Thanks sentiment (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Ripe Persimmon, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Liquid Platinum embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, waterbrush

27 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

your card for Mom turned out so pretty - love the soft colors and the spatters add so much!!

BożenA said...

I am very glad that you do not get discouraged quickly. Thanks to this, this unusual card was created! I love the gradation of color on flowers. I love the gentle splashing, it looks like crumbs of the best wishes are floating around the flowers. Great card, Loll!
BożenA xx

Nancy Stislow said...

Wow! What a save on this one and gorgeous shading too! I'm always amazed at your gorgeous water coloring, Loll. Your mom will love this. Wonderful job on the spatters too! I've resorted to chunky embossing powder for that since I usually destroy my artwork when I try! Fabulous card.

Susan said...

Yes, your mom will love it - it's so feminine and elegant, beautifully coloured and great splatters.

Ina G said...

I would never have picked it that you had made a 'boo boo' with your inking. What a beautiful result you got with the water/blotting bit Loll. Truly stunning and such a lovely stamp. Nice choice of the platinum embossing powder and love the splatters. Your Mum will love it.

Bonnie said...

These calla lilies are beautiful, Loll! I love the shades of pink! I'm glad your persevered and didn't throw this away! Your Mom will love it!

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful soft watercolouring, I'm sure your mum will love it :)

Julie B said...

Well rescued, no one would have guessed if you hadn't mentioned it. Super card. :)

Maxine D said...

Wonderful 'save' of this beautiful card Loll!
Blessings
Maxine

Mimi said...

Beautiful! Yes, your mom will love this! Who couldn't? Those lilies are gorgeous! Love the splatters.

Jeanne said...

Great testimony for not giving up to quickly. One I should probably heed! LOL Beautiful card. So happy the color worked for you as it is lovely. Your mom will be thrilled with this card, I'm sure! Hugs!

Daffodil Cards said...

So Lovely
Faith

Marcia HIll said...

Absolutely lovely card Loll! And don't you just love it when you think a card is ruined but you come up with a great save...you definitely did with this beauty!! :0)

nancy littrell said...

Such beautiful soft colored lilys, Loll. Your mom will love them. TFS Hugs..

Patti said...

So beautiful!! I forget about using EP sometimes!! I need to pull mine out : ) Your Mom is blessed to have you! and Happy Mother's Day to you!!

Patti

Darnell said...

This is really breathtaking, Lolly! Your mom will cherish it! It truly was made with love - go you for persevering!! Hugs, Dolly

Anita in France said...

Gosh, I'm so glad this didn't make it to the round file, Loll ... it's gorgeous ... what a beautiful save ... such delicious colouring and shading! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful save and so pretty. The pink color ended up being so soft and lovely. Your mom will love it.

Mac Mable said...

Such a beautiful and delicate card. The colours turned out really pretty and the splats and platinum embossing looks fabulous too x

Mac Mable said...

Meant to say....great save x

Susanne Vargas said...

So pretty! Love the soft coloring of the flowers and the splatters!

Bobby said...

Simply gorgeous, Loll.

MaryH said...

You can just send me those efforts you want to chuck in the trash! I'm so glad you didn't toss this one, as it made a perfectly lovely Mom's Day card. The pink is shaded so beautifully with the dark & light as you've placed it...really looks so elegant with the gleaming embossed outlines. Your spatters always turn out perfectly! TFS & Hugs

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a lovely mother's day card, Loll! I love the rich coral reddish color you created by adding Ripe Persimmon! The colorful spatters are fantastic! Can you make a spatter stamp for me? ;-P Hideko xx

Jo Manna said...

Beautifully coloured and so vibrant yet soft! I love the effect you’ve created.
The splatters are perfect, you're mom will love the card, xx

Trina P. said...

So soft and pretty, Loll. Beautiful watercolouring as always. Love the splatters. Perfect mother’s day card... and you just reminded me I need to make a couple. 😉

Pat said...

Such a pretty card for your Mom Loll, and so pleased you didn't throw it away as the colour and shading is just perfect. x