Saturday, June 15, 2019

Cherry Blossom Birthday

Hi everyone.  Time for the reminder post for CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Ombre.  Mac is hosting and Bobby is our Guest Designer this month.  There are lots of beautiful ombre CAS cards in the gallery!


I started by stamping the cherry blossoms in Versamark ink and heat embossing with silver.  I used a sponge and one colour of distress ink (Twisted Citron) to sponge the top corner of my card front.  I added lots of layers of ink to build the colour ... going from dark in the corner to light in the center of the card.  I used my clean water brush to remove some of the green ink from the flowers before watercolouring with distress inks.  The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed in silver to match the image.

Here's a close-up ...
Check out the challenge blog to see the reminder cards from our Designers and Guest Designer, Bobby.  I know you'll be inspired to play along.

Hope to see you in the gallery!






Stamps:  first blush (Penny Black); special sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series)
Ink:  Versamark; Distress Inks:  Twisted Citron, Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple, Frayed Burlap, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Silver embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, sponge, water brush

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Ombre


23 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card. The cherry blossom is so pretty. x

Mac Mable said...

Such a beautiful card and love the vibrant greens with the striking ombre effect. Love the technique of removing some of the colour with water and then water colouring those ever so pretty blossoms. Wonderful sentiment too Loll x

Maria said...

Oh, so gorgeous! Such pretty pink flowers! Wonderful background in green, too!

Robyn Oliver said...

Gorgeous Loll, loving the colour combination so vibrant and pretty and elegant with the silver embossing

Liz said...

Stunning card, Loll. The cherry blossoms look beautiful embossed in silver. xx

Nstiz said...

Beautiful sponging! What a gorgeous ombre effect. Can't get over that you were able to remove color from the blossoms. I have difficulty with mixed media paper if it dried to long, trying to lift it. After seeing this, I'm going to have to try again though.

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, I love the way you removed the colour from the flowers with water. gorgeous image and colouring of the cherry blossoms :)

nancy littrell said...

I love the darker to lighter sponged green background for your beautifully watercolored cherry blossoms, Loll. TFS your beauty. Hugs...

Susan said...

Beautiful ombre background for those lovely blossoms! Wonderful colouring and layout!

Darnell said...

This is so pretty, Lolly! Your gorgeous pink flowers are just lovely for springtime with the beautiful ombre background and silver embossing! Miss you! Hugs, Dolly

Jeanne said...

This card is just so lovely!

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful colours, design and card.
Faith

BożenA said...

WOW! Such a beautiful spring card, Loll. I love beautifully colored flowers and your amazing ombre background.
Hugs,
BożenA

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful ombre effect on your background, Loll, and I love your color palette! I also love that you embossed the blooms and sentiment in silver...it adds an elegant touch to your design...such a pretty card!

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so pretty, Loll! Your cherry blossoms look so lovely against the beautiful lime green ombre background. You are the Queen of Twisted Citron! :-)
The silver heat-embossing looks really cool!
Hideko xx

Bonnie said...

Your silver embossed apple blossoms are so pretty, Loll! I love the contrast with the citron and pink and the light to dark shades of the ink in the background. A beautiful Spring card!

Linda said...

Just one word ...... beautiful! xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Loll this is exquisite - love the pink against the citron!! The silver embossing is so fine and detailed and suits the image and colouring perfectly.
Blessings
Maxine

Karen Dunbrook said...

so pretty...
xx Karen

Jo said...

Such a happy sunshine card. The silver embossing beautifully accents your fabulous watercoloring. Truly a beauty! xx

Anita in France said...

Delicate and so pretty, Loll ... the silver embossing is fabulous with the glow you created with the ombré blending! Hugs, Anita :)

Trina P. said...

Striking colours, Loll. The bright green background provides gorgeous contrast for your beautifully coloured blossoms. Amazing job lifting the colors from the flowers too. xx

Bobby said...

Ombre background. Ombre flowers. Such a great combination, Loll, especially when they are embossed with silver.