Thursday, January 24, 2019

Burgundy Calla Lilies

Hi everyone.  Who knew there were burgundy Calla Lilies??!!  I googled and there they were. :)  I wanted to play along with STAMPlorations January CAS Challenge with an option of using Burgundy.  It was a challenge for me because I don't have any burgundy ink.



I used these pretty Calla Lilies that I already had in my UFO box.  They were watercoloured yellow and I didn't end up using them several months ago, so pulled them out and went over the yellow with Aged Mahogany and then a layer of Wilted Violet.  In the end, I think it's a pretty good shade of burgundy.

Simple CAS card with fussy-cut flowers, stamped sentiment and a little sponging to ground the flowers.

Here's a close-up ...







Stamps:  Smile (dee's artsy impressions - STAMPlorations)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Versamark; Zigs; Distress Inks:  Aged Magohany, Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  White embossing powder, heat tool, water brush, post-it note for masking, sponge

Challenges:
STAMPlorations January CAS Challenge - Burgundy


39 comments:

Viv's Visuals said...

Simply fabulous!And a wonderful burgundy colour Loll - must remember the colour mix! x

Sue said...

The lilies look beautiful in burgundy, Loll. They really pop on the white background, so eye-catching!

Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning.
Faith

Marcia HIll said...

BEAUTIFUL card Loll and I love how you turned yellow Calla Lily's into Burgundy ones!! And what a beautiful shade of Burgundy too! I'm also a little partial to Calla Lily's as our youngest daughter's name is Calla! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Betty Keefe said...

well your yellow to burgundy turned out beautifully, Loll!

Nancy Stislow said...

What an incredible job you did creating burgundy from yellow. This is amazing and sure do wish someone would make that color ink. I've looked for years for it. Beautiful coloring and I love the white embossing with this. I never knew Calla Lillies were anything but white.

ALI said...

Gorgeous card x

Jeanne H said...

What a lovely card!!

Susan said...

Love that rich shade of burgundy! I didn't know there were burgundy calla lilies either! Good for you for mixing those colours and coming up with a true burgundy!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh, your Calla Lilies are absolutely gorgeous, Loll! I love how you created the burgundy color for the flower petals and how beautiful they look with yellow and green! Such a lovely CAS design, too...WOW!

Cath Wilson said...

It's a beautiful card and you mixed a gorgeous colour! I really love that shade :-) No, I didn't know there are burgundy calla lilies - intriguing.

Cath x

Jan said...

Very VERY PRETTY!!!! Your color combining is PERFECT!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Bobby said...

I didn't know Callas came in that color either, Loll, but they sure are beautiful in burgundy.

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful Loll, those Calla lilies are gorgeous. I had some that colour a few years ago, they are so dark they almost look black:)

Julie B said...

A beautiful and striking bunch of lilies Loll.
Well done recolouring your leftovers to make this stunning card. :)

Jeanne said...

So very pretty, Loll! Thanks so much for sharing!

Brenda in IN said...

The flowers are lovely and the way you made the color knocks my socks off. Beautiful!

HilaryJane said...

This card is just lovely xx

Linda said...

Oooooh .... your calla lilies look stunning. What a gorgeous colour.
Your fussy cutting always amazes me Loll ..... it's perfect! A simply beautiful card. xx

Brenda said...

I'd say you got the perfect color too Loll! Wow, this is a stunning card! I didn't now there were burgundy Calla Lilies either, I can imagine they are stunning just like the ones on your card. I can't believe how you took aged mahogany and wilted violet and got this beautiful shade. That was very clever of you! Hugs, Brenda

Mac Mable said...

Beautifully elegant with a fabulous shade of burgundy. Great fussy cutting and love the stamped sentiment in the green....Beautiful card x.

Bonnie said...

Looks like a perfect shade of burgundy to me! A beautiful card, my friend!

Jo Manna said...

These Callas just pop out and have so much depth. Loving that light green, making them even more dignified. A beauty! xx

Maria said...

Gorgeous Calla Lillies! Love the dark burgundy color and the light green stems! A very lovely card, Loll!!

Maxine D said...

What beautiful lilies Loll - I have some that come out pale pink and then 'fade' to a deep pink, almost burgundy! Love your card
Blessings
Maxine

Robyn Oliver said...

Simply beautiful Loll, any sort of lily is a favourite of mine - your burgundy is glorious

Trina P. said...

I have this stamp! Simply gorgeous, Loll! You completely nailed the burgundy colour and thank you for sharing how you achieved it. xx

Patti said...

You and God color the BEST flowers!! I think your coloring is superb and your design fresh and sweet!

nancy littrell said...

Stunning colored and fussy cut calla lilies, Loll. I love your CAS design and how you grounded your lilies. TFS and joining us at STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge Anything Goes with optional color twist:Burgandy. Hugs..Nancy

Linda said...

Beautiful burgundy calla lilies, Loll. You did a great job making your own burgundy, ink.

Leslie Miller said...

Loll, every time I stop by I spend so much time scrolling through that I forget to comment, but I have to tell you these Calla Lilies are exquisite! Perfect burgundy color and fussy cutting. What more could you possibly need to make a gorgeous card? It's wonderful!

Anita in France said...

There's such a lovely depth to those burgundy calla lilies, Loll ... this is just gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Pat said...

You've mixed a gorgeous burgundy colour using your inks Loll and the light green for the leaves makes a great contrast. x

Pink Unicorn said...

Loll, your burgundy calla lilies are so gorgeous. You have really captured the essence of our burgundy CAS challenge! Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along in the STAMP CAS challenge!!

Quillish said...

Congratulations Loll for the win at Stamplorations, this card is a stunner!

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on the win my friend x

BożenA said...

Hello Loll, I congratulate you on your victory in the CAS STAMPlorations challenge. It's a great card.
hugs,
BożenA

Ina G said...

I have this stamp set and you certainly put your mark on it with this beautiful lily. Love the colour it landed up and how good to be able to use it when you didn't like the original colour. Goes to show you never know when something you don't like has a second chance. Love it!