Friday, October 05, 2018

Purple Dahlias

Hi everyone.  Playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge that has just started up after taking the summer off.  My dear friend Nancy (scandinancy creates) has just joined the Design Team, so I wanted to play along.  I'm so happy for her!  Congrats Nancy!

This month's challenge is:



The card above is one of my favourite images from STAMPlorations called Framed Dahlias.  There is also a Framed Rose that I have too and it's just as beautiful.

I stamped the image in Silver Delicata ink and heat embossed in silver.  I watercolour using three colours of Distress Inks (Wilted Violet, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot).  I'm happy with how these purple dahlias pop against the black background.  I splattered my card front with diluted black ink, stamped the sentiment in purple, and popped up the fussy-cut panel with foam to add dimension.

Here's a close-up ...
I hope you'll check out the challenge and come play along!  You don't have to use STAMPlorations stamps to play.







Stamps:  Framed Dahlias; Sentiment from Bloom Sketches (both stamps from STAMPlorations)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Silver Delicata (Tsukineko); Distress Inks:  Wilted Violet, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  silver embossing powder, heat tool, water brush, paint brush for splattering

Challenges:
STAMPlorations October CAS Challenge - Black

17 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Love your Framed Dahlia stamp, Loll. It is gorgeous with the heat embossing and beautifully colored dahlias. The black text really makes the dahlias pop. Gorgeous color combo and splatters too. TFS your artsy card with us at CAS Challenge and for your sweet comment congratulating me on my new DT honor. You know how I LOVE Shery's STAMPloration products. Now I get to play with Shery and all her friendly and creative Design team family:-) We do have fun! Love and Hugs, Nancy

Maria said...

Such gorgeous purple dahlias! Beautiful embossing! And, love the purple against the black for your lovely card, Loll!

Nancy Stislow said...

WOW! I've never successfully colored or painted a black background but this is incredible! What wonderful coverage. Love the dahlias embossed in silver and so perfectly painted. This is beautiful, Loll!

Bobby said...

The black background really makes the gorgeous purple dahlias pop, Loll.

Marcia HIll said...

This is GORGEOUS Loll! Your Dahlia's really pop against that black background and love the splattering too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Off to Wisconsin in the morning and so excited to finally meet Darnell, Bev, Anita, and to see Kara again! Hope you have a wonderful (Thanksgiving?) weekend too!! :0)

Ina G said...

Love the silver embossing against the black background making that beautifully coloured dahlia stand out. Funny I have a few of these stamps out that I was looking to use for the CAS Watercolour Challenge. Great splatters. You may see a 'case' card coming if that is okay with you.

Christine Alexander said...

Stunning Loll, your black background against the white is wow! and your dahlias are so pretty.

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful Dahlias, Loll! I love how you stamped them in silver and the striking colors you chose for the petals really pop against the black background! Love your splatters, too!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Brenda said...

Those Dahlia's do pop against that black background Loll, this is a stunning card! I love how you colored your Dahlia's and I love the splattering. So pretty! Hugs, Brenda

Bonnie said...

Beautiful purple flowers, Loll! I love how the purple pops against the silver embossing and black background!

Brenda in IN said...

Stunning purple dahlias and beautiful watercoloring. I love the sentiment stamped in purple.

BożenA said...

Every detail of this card is perfect and perfectly complements the whole. I love the delicate color of dahlia, the deep blacks of the printed background and beautiful splashing. Another amazing card, such a beautiful inspiration, Loll.
Hugs,
BozenA

Papercraft Boutique said...

Stunning purple Dahlias, Loll! The flowers beautifully pop against the black background. The color of the embossing is a great choice. It's so refreshing to see the STAMPlorations product in YOUR style!
Hideko xx

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful colour combination and love the black Against that wonderful violet and chipped sapphire. Great splats too x

Trina P. said...

Striking card, Loll! The black makes your beautifully coloured dahlias stand out. Love them in purple. Fabulous splattering, too. xx

Jo Manna said...

Simply stunning. A majestic appeal for this great stamp. I don't use purple much but this trio definitely works terrifically well together. You can't miss the "be Well" sentiment in purple. Love the colouring too. Beautiful outlay! xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous use of black on this card Loll, really makes the silver/purple flowers pop - gorgeous