Friday, January 17, 2020

Dahlia Collage

Hi everyone.  I am wanting to try playing with more mixed media products this year, so I bought this new-to-me stamp, Dahlia Collage as an incentive ... isn't it beautiful??!!

The image was stamped with versamark and heat embossed with white.  I used Liquid Watercolour Concentrate to watercolour.  First I made up sprays with Violet and Turquoise, using lots of water to dilute.  Spray over the heat embossing and quickly blotted with paper towel to create a soft background.  Then used Violet and Turqoise, along with Green, watercolouring with full strength concentrate the dahlias and leaves.

To finish I stamped a large sentiment in black and then heat embossed in black so it would stand out over the busy background.  It didn't look great, so I lined the stamp up again and stamped a second time, heat embossing in black embossing powder as well.  This really helped to give the sentiment some umph! :)

Close-up ...

I'm entering this card into the Craft Stampers - Take it Make it challenge for January.







Stamps:  Dahlia Collage (Stampendous); Happy Messages (Stampendous)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Liquid Watercolour Concentrate:  Violet, Turquoise, Green (Blick Art Materials); Obsidian Black (Altenew)
Accessories & Tools:  white embossing powder, heat tool, paint brush, black embossing powder

Challenges:
Craft Stamper - Take It Make It Challenge for January



27 comments:

Susan said...

What a departure for you, Loll - no white space! Love the colours - all those blues and violets make me think of lobelia (one of my favourite annuals) or delphiniums (one of my all-time favourite flowers). And what a gorgeous collage stamp!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, love the blues and purples and that full page of colour. My type of card :)

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning, Loll. I love your Dahlia Collage and the wonderful colours.

Hava a nice weekend
Anke

Robyn Oliver said...

This card is simply stunning Loll, I love it, gorgeous stamp and colours, and your dabble with watercolour concentrate is fabulous, hugs Robyn

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Loll, this is amazing - love the colours and thanks for sharing how you used the concentrates
Blessings
Maxine

Julie B said...

Stunning floral design Loll. Love those colours. :)

Marcia Hill said...

WOW! What a STUNNING card Loll, and no white space either! Not used to seeing this from you but have to tell you I'm loving it!! Your colors are absolutely beautiful together and I love the contrast from the softly colored background to the bolder colors of the flower and leaves! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

I Card Everyone said...

It's lovely, Loll!! Gosh, what a beautiful stamp!!
=]

Daffodil Cards said...

LUUURVE those colours and your card.
Faith x

Linda said...

WOW! I LOVE this, and it's so different for you. The softer colour in the background looks fab and the way you've coloured those amazing flowers really brings the image to life .... great job! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge too xx

Jo said...

You filled up the whole card :D that's a new comfort zone and you did WOW! Love the vibrancy of this piece my "friend". xx

Pat said...

I love the bright colours of the foreground flowers and leaves Loll and then the much softer tones of the background and all shown off beautifully by the white embossing. x

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love the different depths of watercolor, Loll! They really make this stamp sing!

TK said...

that stamp is delicious, and you've colored it so beautifully -- thanks for blessing us with it

Mac Mable said...

Stunning mixed media card Loll, which is so eye catching. Great colouring and love the vibrancy of your wonderful card and the softness of the background x.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, Loll! It's interesting that this card has a totally different style from your usual cards do, but that I can tell it IS your card.
LOVE the vibrant violet and turquoise flowers. The background in softer shade and with the white heat-embossing makes the card look so elegant. The black embossing the sentiment twice gave it a good definition.
Hideko xx

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Brenda said...

You are the queen of mixed media as far as I'm concerned Loll. I am so loving your card. The image is just beautiful and you have watercolored it up so beautifully! I love the colors you chose and I love how you made the background softer. So stunning as is the stamp. You have a winner as usual. Hugs, Brenda

Maura said...

Gorgeous, my friend!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Just WOW, Loll! The colors, the art! Wow!

Karen Dunbrook said...

love this...so gorgeous.
xx Karen

BożenA said...

Beautiful card, amazing colors. I love the combination of blue and purple, it always creates unique images.
BożenA xx

Bobby said...

All I can say is WOW!, Loll.

Anita in France said...

I'm echoing the wows too, Loll ... what a beauty ... you've really made this gorgeous image shine! Hugs, Anita :)

ElizabethR said...

Beautiful thank you for joining in with us at the Craft Stamper Challenge, Elizabeth x