Friday, March 22, 2019

Coral Pink Dahlias

Hi everyone.  I'm playing along in the STAMPlorations CAS March Challenge.  I HAD to ... these are my favourite colours! :)


I started by heat embossing the Framed Dahlia in white onto hot press watercolour paper.  I used distress inks and a water brush to watercolour, adding Abandoned Coral and Picked Raspberries for the flowers; and Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn for the background.

I cut down the size of my panel and framed it with a small rectangle stitched frame die-cut.  The sentiment is stamped in Twisted Citron (3 times) to get the depth of colour I wanted.

Here's a close-up ...
Fun card to make that is fresh and colourful.  Could use that after all the snow we've had. :)  Come play along.  The challenge is open until the end of the month.






Stamps:  Framed Dahlia, Fond Expressions (STAMPlorations)
Paper:  Hot Press Watercolour paper (Arches 140 lb.); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Versamark; Distress Inks:  Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  white embossing powder, heat tool, water brush, Stitched window die (MFT)

Challenges:
STAMPlorations CAS March Challenge - Coral Pink


29 comments:

Viv said...

This is such a beautiful stamp Loll and your colours are stunning - the Coral and Citron are vibrant without clashing. Love it. x

Shery Russ said...

Beautifully watercolored dahlias, Loll!

Julie B said...

So pretty. :)

Susan said...

Lovely use of the coral pink - it's really striking next to the lime green. Wonderful watercolouring!

Trina P. said...

Another watcoloured vellum beauty, Loll. This image combined with the bright green are perfect for showcasing coral pink. xx

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous heat embossed and watercolored dahlias, Loll. Love your bright green with the coral and pink colors. So artsy and beautiful. So pleased you were able to join us at STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge with optional color twist: coral pink:-) Hugs..Nancy

Darnell said...

These are beautiful colors and so perfect for springtime, Lolly! Your coloring is fantastic!! Hugs, Dolly

Liz said...

Love this stamp and the colours are beautiful, Loll. xx

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous dahlia's, Loll! Love the coral with the bright spring green! Beautifully framed!

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous colour combination Loll, the Dahlia's are so pretty :)

Jeanne said...

So bright and beautiful, Loll. :)

Marcia HIll said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Loll...I love those colors too!! :0)

Barb Ghig said...

Your Dahlia's are so pretty, Loll! I love how you mixed Abandoned Coral and Picked Raspberries to create such a pretty shade of pink...a lovely way to welcome spring and put ol' man winter behind us once and for all :)

Brenda in IN said...

Oh that Twisted Citron is a great color. This is a happy spring card, so bright and cheerful. Lovely water coloring and a beautiful dahlia image.

Bobby said...

You sure know how to make a big impact with a little square/rectangle, Loll. This is beautiful!

Nancy Stislow said...

This is beautifully painted on your white embossed image. I never think to emboss in white so I'm making a mental note to do that. Love that stamp too. I love that you list all your supplies right down to the colors. Also love the framing, one of my favorite dies of all time.

Maria said...

Oh, those coral dahlias are so pretty, Loll! Love the green text background, too!

Patti said...

Perfect springtime card!! I love the white EP!! beautifully done : )

Melissa said...

Gorgeous, Loll! Love the happy color and the little details you put into this! I agree, a little color is definitely in order after such a winter! :)

Linda said...

This is beautiful, I love the colours .... so pretty xx

Anita in France said...

Those corals and pinks are just gorgeous with the zesty lime, Loll ... what a delicious combination! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda said...

This is a stunning card Loll, and even more stunning in person! I love the color combo and the stamp you used. So simple, but so stunning and elegant, just like you! Hugs, Brenda

Mac Mable said...

Such a striking colour combination and love how you've stamped the sentiment in the citron and what a fabulous stamped image x

Pink Unicorn said...

Oh wow, Loll this is such a gorgeous card. Love the stamp, love the colours, love the design. Stunning! Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

Jo Manna said...

Such stunning nuances of coral and pink along with the green. Such a bright beautiful cheery card, the sun shines in your soul, that's what I see xxx

Tenia Nelson said...

GORGE!!! Thanks for playing along in the STAMPlorations CAS challenge!!

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations with the win Loll with this little beauty x

BożenA said...

Hello Loll,
I congratulate you for winning at STAMPlorations. A deserved reward!
BożenA xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congrats on this one too, Loll!

Hideko xx