Monday, June 08, 2020

Coral Peonies

Hi everyone.  Not sure if peonies come in coral, but that's the great thing about making our own ... freedom to choose whatever colours you want.

I had three things on my mind when making this card.  First, I wanted to join in the Poppy Stamps challenge this month which is CAS.  Then I wanted to use navy and one other colour for The Flower Challenge.  I also needed a sympathy card and when I was figuring out the sentiment for this card, it just worked.  I rarely use navy on my cards so thanks to TFC for taking me outside my colour box!

   

Masked off the bottom and side of my card front and sponged with Chipped Sapphire.  Placed a stencil over top and used a baby wipe to remove some of the colour, leaving a subtle design for my background.  Stamped and heat embossed the peonies in liquid platinum, watercoloured with distress inks, and die-cut using a matching die to my image.  Stamped the sentiment and popped up the flower for added dimension.  This was a quick and easy CAS card to make! :)

Close-up ...
Hope you are all staying safe.

Thanks for coming by for a visit!






Stamps:  Peony Stems & Blossoms (Poppy Stamps)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Versamark; Distress inks:  Chipped Sapphire, Abandoned Coral (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Masking tape, sponge, Wander and Find stencil (Carta Bella), baby wipe, Liquid Platinum embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, paint brush

Challenges:
Poppy Stamps Challenge #69 - clean and simple
The Flower Challenge #45 - Colour - Navy + one other


29 comments:

Pat said...

I love the rich colour of the Chipped Sapphire ink Loll, and using the baby wipe through the stencil to remove ink to form the pattern looks beautiful and I love the Abandoned Coral for the pretty flower, just perfect together. x

Anita in France said...

The coral is beautiful with the softly lifted sapphire background, Loll ... a lovely serene look, perfect for a sympathy card! Hugs, Anita :)

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful color combo of Navy (Saffire) and Coral, Lolly. Sorry you had to make a sympathy card, but your card will be so appreciated. I loved your stencil technique for the background and heat embossed, watercolored and die cut peonies. TFS Love and Hugs..Nancy

Daffodil Cards said...

How Very beautiful.
Take care
Faith

Colleen said...

Fabulous, Loll!! I watched a video from Jennifer (you know who I am talking about!) and she sponged on DI color, then put a stencil down and on top of it a baby wipe, then ran it through her die cut machine, it just left an impression but it also took away some of the color from the damp baby wipe! Your card reminded me of this...I must give it a try, I love how subtle it looks and adds lots of interest! Heart Hugs, Colleen

Bonnie said...

I love your coral peonies, Loll! An awesome stenciled background too! I like navy and coral together!

Darnell said...

If peonies don't come in coral, they should! You've made us see that, Lolly, and, wow, do they ever POP against that navy corner background! You made it even more interesting by using a stencil to create a subtle pattern! I'm sorry you needed a sympathy card. Love, Dolly

Bobby said...

The stencil technique is lovely but subtle, Loll. letting the beautiful coral peony shine. Thanks for sharing your card with us at The Flower Challenge.

Anonymous said...

I love all of your cards. Will you be doing more videos?

Debbie Gaetz said...

fabulous simplicity with 2 fabulous colors. I always enjoy looking at the cards you make.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous sympathy card, Loll! Your color palette is so pretty and I love that you embossed the peonies with Liquid Platinum...WOW! I also love how you used your baby wipes with your stencil...it really makes your background pop! I'm sure the recipients of this card will really appreciate all the love you put into it! Barb xx

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, I love that combo of colours. Your baby wipe colour lift is gorgeous, the perfect background for your peony :)

TK said...

Very pretty, Loll -- and I say "here, here" to the artistic freedom :o)

Susan said...

What a wonderful colour combinstion! Love the use of the baby wipes to lift some off some of the colour.

Julie B said...

The purpley blue of the Chipped Sapphire was the perfect choice to make your coral flower pop Loll. The subtle stenciled background was also a great idea.
Hope you are keeping well. :)

Nstiz said...

This is striking, Loll! That background for your artwork looks amazing. Love the effect of the baby wipe over your sponging using that stencil and love your watercolored image as always. You always manage to have your highlights and shadows when watercoloring, something I find impossible to do. Beautifully done.

Ros Crawford said...

I love the colour coral so for me you can use it on anything! Fabulous card and that's such a cool backdrop for your peonies

HilaryJane said...

What a great background that technique has enabled you to make, very effective. I love the colour too xx

Brenda said...

I do love this color combination Loll, this is a stunning card! I love how you did the background, the stencil technique looks so unique and pretty. Your peony is gorgeous, it just pops off the blue background. Makes a beautiful and serene sympathy card. Hugs, Brenda

Marcia Hill said...

I've never been much of a navy fan myself either, but have to admit I was pleasantly surprised by how pretty all the cards have been using that color. Including yours Loll! That stenciled background that just partially covers the bottom of your card is so striking and your coral colored Peony is beautiful! CAS and just perfect my friend...love it!! Hugs. :0)

kiwimeskreations said...

A stunning card Loll - and great use of the colours. Love the subtle background stenciling and the contrast of colour with the bright peony
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Trina P. said...

Coral peonies... why not! Lord knows how many times I take creative licence and colour flowers blue. 😂 Beautiful stencilled background.

Leslie Miller said...

I, too, hardly ever use navy, but it sure looks pretty with your coral peonies! I totally believe in making it up as you go along. They're gorgeous, especially with the silver embossing.

Julia Aston said...

I think you are safe with your peony color Loll - they come in a myriad of colors! Yours is so pretty colored inside the silver embossing - and your navy stenciled background is so pretty fading in from the center and a great technique used! A lovely sympathy card! xx

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful blending and stencil work on the background and the pop of Coral from the pretty peony's look beautiful Loll x.

Shona Chambers said...

There are so many colours of peonies Loll, I'm sure there are coral ones somewhere but if not I think they look gorgeous!! Love how you stenciled the background, have never heard of the baby wipe technique, I thought you had watercoloured it somehow, so cool. And how wonderful to get you using navy, I think you should use it more often. So very happy to see you at The Flower Challenge!!

pam said...

Stunning card Loll.
Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
Pam x

BożenA said...

Maybe there is no coral peony, but it is our world and here only imagination can limit us. That's why your coral peony is a real star. I also love the background, it contrasts beautifully. I'm sorry you needed a compassion card, Loll.
xx

Jeanne J. said...

Beautiful card Loll! I love the red white and blue, embossing, and the drama of the one corner being inked!