Sunday, May 10, 2020

Twofer Challenge #27

Hi everyone.  Today I'm playing along with Twofer Challenge #27 - Flowers.  You all know how much I LOVE flowers, so I couldn't miss this! :)


I used a stamp that I've had for AGES, but don't believe I've ever used on a card before.  So I'll be sending this first card to NBUS Challenge #14.


I stamped my hydrangea on a post-it note and fussy-cut to create a mask.  I stamped my first image in the center (bottom) of a piece of mixed media; topped that image with my post-it mask, and then stamped on either side of the center image to have the flowers go all along the bottom of my card.

I watercoloured the hydrangeas with distress inks, stamped a simple sentiment, and added a little bit of white with my gel pen to finish the card.

Close-up:

For my second card, I stamped the same hydrangea image onto mixed media paper and again watercoloured with distress inks.  I cut a stitched square aperture in my card front, adding the watercoloured image to the background.  A simple sentiment finishes the card.

I hope you'll join in the fun at Twofer, creating two different designs using the same stamp, die or stencil.  And if you use something new (or old but unused), come add your card to the NBUS gallery!







Stamps:Floral Bouquet (Avery Elle); Special sentiments (Penny Black); Where your Heart is (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Black permanent (Versafine); Distress Inks:  Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: paint brushes, white gel pen, Stitched Square die (AliExpress)

Challenges:
Twofer Challenge #27 - Flowers
NBUS Challenge #14

33 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Great designs and what beautiful cards Loll x. The hydrangeas look so pretty and the colours are fabulous x. The fonts on both sentiments are wonderful too and what great masking x.

HilaryJane said...

Two lovely cards in great colours, love the pop of bright green from the leaves xx

Betty said...

love love both of these, Loll - they're getting saved to my PInterest board. and happy mother's day!!

Bobby said...

I'm with you on the love of flowers, Loll. I'm still trying to decide which of my many flower stamps to use for this challenge. Yours are lovely all done in your inimitable CAS style.

Darnell said...

Happy Mother's Day, Lolly! Great minds, yes, but you did a lot more work with your wonderful masking to make a voluptuous border! (I always wantede to use the word voluptuous in a comment!) I would love an entire bush of hydrangeas in that gorgeous hue and the sentiment flows with it so perfectly! And your second design is such a pretty thank you card. I am loving the colors of those, too! Thank you for encouraging everyone to play in Twofer and NBUS! Mwah! Take care and keep safe, my friend! Love, Dolly

Bonnie said...

I love how you made a border with this flower stamp, my friend! Great job of masking and coloring! Love the cluster too and how you've framed it! I can't decide which color I like the best! Hope you're having a wonderful Mother's Day with your Mom and your boys! I'm sure Jessie is enjoying having playmates!

Liz said...

What a wonderful stamp, Loll! I love how you've used it on your two beautiful cards. xx

nancy littrell said...

I would never guessed that your stamped and painted flowers were from a hydrangea stamp set...a great example of the versatility you achieved by masking. TFS both your gorgeous flower card designs, my friend. Happy Mother's Day too. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Marcia Hill said...

WOW...both of these cards are CAS perfection Loll! Your masking is beautifully done on both cards and I can't even pick a favorite...LOVE them both!! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day even though it was different this year! We cheated and had my mom over for dinner and she was SO happy to have gotten out of the house! Made me feel better to be doing something too! Take care my friend! Hugs. :0)

Bunny said...

Two lovely cards and great twofers. Love the colors on both. [Bunny]

Christine Alexander said...

Two beautiful cards Loll, fantastic masking and colouring to create your cluster of flowers.
I hope you had a good mothers day :)

Robyn Oliver said...

Your gorgeous CAS style shines through Loll...two lovely floral cards - beautifully watercoloured.. wonderful, hugs and stay safe Robyn

kiwimeskreations said...

Loll these are exquisite - love the depth your masking has achieved on the first card, and your colouring of the hydrangeas is beautiful.
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Lyn said...

Gorgeous gorgeous cards

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous border, Loll ... masked and coloured to perfection ... the depth is fantastic! Love how your hydrangea filled window really pops against the white ... CAS deliciousness! Hugs, Anita :)

Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous gorgeous cards.
Keep safe and well
Faith x

Ros Crawford said...

Oh they are beautiful!! I love the colours and both designs

My Paper Epiphany said...

Totally stunning cards! Excellent masking and beautiful colouring!

My Paper Epiphany said...

By the way your cards are both perfect for https://perfectlycas.blogspot.com/

Nstiz said...

Fantastic painting, Loll. I just love the highlights on these gorgeous blossoms! The font of your sentiment is fabulous too! Beautifully done.

Melanie said...

Loll, I love these two cards! I love your coloring, and I am crazy about that die. I tried to find that die, and I could not. Did you simply purchase it from AliExpress or was it made by them? If not, would you please tell me who made it? Thanks!

Loll said...

Hi Melanie. The stamp and matching die are from Avery Elle. Stamp is called Floral Bouquet. Loll

TK said...

Beautiful! I love that you masked and only used a part of the image -- cool idea!

Jo said...

Both are exquisite. I love this stamp and what you created with the Twofer Challenge. Both are so very different but equally beautiful. xx

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous cards, Loll! So time-consuming to do all that masking, but really worth it...your cluster of flowers are so pretty and your watercoloring is sheer perfection!
I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day ~ Hugs, Barb xx

Brenda in IN said...

These are both lovely. I like how you highlight with the white gel pen. It really gives texture to the flowers. The water coloring is beautiful. I love the design along the bottom of the card!

Trina P. said...

I have this set and have used it only once! Both CAS cards are beautiful, Loll. You know I’m a huge fan of masking so I love how you‘ve used it to create a border along the bottom.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous twofer Loll - just love both cards!! The yummy border looks amazing on card one and I love the crowd of flowers in the window on card two!!

Cat Craig said...

Loll so glad you played along with the Flowers prompt at Twofer Card Challenges. YOur bouquet is amazing stamped as a border along the bottom edge. Fab colors as well. YOur aperture card is just a peek at those lovely blooms and makes quite an impact!

Liz Williams said...

It was fun coming across this challenge today over on Challenge for Days. I have enjoyed visiting these beautiful blogs and seeing two ideas to make with the same stamp. That is right up my alley, as I seldom want to repeat any card I make. It just seems more fun coming up with a new idea and different materials than just mass producing. Love your two cards so beautifully created. I love the lots of white on these two designs. My favorite kinds of cards to make.

Leslie Miller said...

Two super pretty cards that I love so much! Beautiful colors with all that pristine white, sigh... So sweet!

Linda said...

Beautiful floral designs, perfect colouring xx

BożenA said...

It's amazing how different cards you obtained using the same image. I can't point out more beautiful because both are amazing
xx