Thursday, September 13, 2018

Lilies

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card using a NBUS stamp.  I've had this for a while, but only now pulling it out. :)

I love lilies so when I saw this stamp set, I had to buy it! :)  I made a stencil monoprint background using a mini dot stencil and distress inks (spiced marmalade, abandoned coral, mustard seed).  Once dry, I tore off the top on an angle and then stamped my lilies in permanent ink.  I watercoloured the image with more distress inks (abandoned coral, festive berries, barn door, peeled paint).  Adhered the torn panel to a white card base and stamped my sentiment in black.

Stencil Monoprint is my FAVOURITE stenciling technique.  And I find watercolouring with inks so relaxing and fun!

Here's a close-up ...
Sending this card along to The Flower Challenge #24 - Anything Goes.  I do love to make flower cards, but don't always have time to play along.  This month I've played twice! :)  Check out the gallery to see the amazing cards from the Designers and participants.






Stamps:  Spring Bouquet (Avery Elle)
Paper:  Bristol (2ply); White (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink: Versafine Black; Distress Inks:  Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed, Festive Berries, Barn Door, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: Mini Dot stencil (TCW), water mister), water brush, white gel pen

Challenges:
The Flower Challenge #24 - Anything goes

22 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card Loll, and nice to use a stamp in our stash, lovely background and I must admit this stencil technique has become my favourite too...thanks for inspiration.x

Maxine D said...

Oh Loll this is gorgeous - love the lilies and how you have coloured them - I am intrigued by the fact that you stamped them onto the stencilled background and then coloured them!
Blessings
Maxine

Linda said...

This is gorgeous ..... the background looks fab, lovely colours and I love the lilies xx

Anita in France said...

Amazing depth, Loll ... such a cool background ... and beautifully coloured lilies ... gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda in IN said...

Another gorgeous stencil monoprint. At first I thought you used some of your paper towel for the background. That always looks so pretty. Beautiful watercoloring on your flowers.

Mac Mable said...

Glorious effect with the fun technique and loving the colour combination. Great layout and a fabulous card x.

Marcia HIll said...

Your flower is just beautiful Loll, but your background is FABULOUS!! LOVE the colors and just the whole look it gives your card...STUNNING!! :0)

Happy Dance said...

So very pretty, Loll!! Lilies have become one of my favorite flowers since my granddaughter of the same name was born! That background is stunning and perfectly highlights those gorgeous blooms. What a great card! Have a great weekend. Bev

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card Loll! I love that background, so pretty are those colors. Your lily is beautiful as well. I love lilies too-they are so pretty. I love their "freckles", I see you gave them some white "freckles"-love it! Hugs, Brenda

Bonnie said...

Beautiful lilies, Loll! I love the white highlights and the pretty pink color! So pretty on the stencil monoprint background!

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful watercoloring on the lilies and your stencil monoprinting is perfect for the background, Loll! Love your color palette, too...such a lovely card!

Trina P. said...

Beautiful stamp and card, Loll! Love the monoprint background. Gorgeous mix of colours. Amazing! xx

Nancy Stislow said...

What outstanding painting on the lilies and love the torn corner. What a novel effect and I've long forgot to use the torn paper in designing. Your monoprint turned out just beautiful. That stencil is just wonderful for that.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous stencil monoprint background using your TCW Mini Dot stencil, Loll. I love how you stamped your pretty lilies and colored with the same Distress inks as your background. Beautiful angled torn edge too. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Susan said...

Beautiful lilies - and a beautiful stencil monoprint background! Love the torn edge - it creates a perfect spot for the sentiment.

Quillish said...

I love the way you combine techniques Loll, this is a beautiful card. The torn edge looks awesome, I must remember to try this.

Papercraft Boutique said...

The blend of the soft warm colors and the Stencil Monoprint effect are so pretty. Loll! I love it! It looks like sunshine is coming through the dots. The lilies are beautiful and the white gel pen dots are a very nice touch. The angled torn edge is both artistic and practical! Hideko xx

BożenA said...

A great background for your beautiful lilies, Loll. I love multicolor and unpredictability, as water will lead the color. I also love how a white area sneaks into the card thanks to tearing the background card. A great card!
BożenA xoxo

Greta said...

Love the background--still need to try that! Your coloring is beautiful, Loll--gorgeous card!

Susanne Vargas said...

These lilies look wonderful on your stenciled background which looks really fabulous, too! Also love the torn edge! Great card!

Jo Manna said...

Oooh so NICE! Love that we slightly see the stencilling through your watercoloured stamp. Yup, I definitely have to try more of this mono printing style that you've mastered so well. Love it! xx

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card and I love the lilies. The background is so fun and pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at The Flower Challenge!