Friday, December 04, 2020

The Flower Challenge #51

Hi everyone.  It's the start of December's The Flower Challenge.  This month, we want you to Add embellishment(s) on your card.

We are thrilled to have Helen (Cards from Helen) as our Guest Designer this month.  Welcome Helen!


I kept my embellishment fairly simple by using some Autumn Flower Soft for the center of my stenciled dahlia.  Not only does it add some darker colours, but it has lots of texture as well.

The stenciling was done during a Zoom call I had with some crafting friends.  Julia (Create with Me) was sharing the shaving cream technique with re-inkers.  The twist was to use it through a stencil.  It was fun and messy all at the same time! :)  My stencil had two partial flowers on it, so I fussy-cut them and created two cards.  

Second card ...
Again, used Flower Soft for the center of my dahlia, with a copper embossed black sentiment border to complete the CAS design.

I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the amazing cards from the Designers and Guest Designer, Helen.  Then come join us!  Remember to use a floral image as your main design and include at least one embellishent.  See you in the gallery!

I used a beautiful Dahlia stencil from STAMPlorations, so I'm joining their December Stencil Challenge ...









Stamps:  ...everyday (Penny Black); Every Day Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card bases (Neenah 110 lb.); Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:   Distress Re-inkers:  Mustard Seed, Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories:   Peeking Dahlia stencil (STAMPlorations); shaving cream, palette knife, Crystal Glaze, Flower Soft (Autumn), copper embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool

Challenges:

30 comments:

Viv said...

These are lovely Loll. xx

Julia Aston said...

Great results from the shaving cream technique Loll - thanks for the shout out! Your flowers are stunning in beautiful colors - what a great double stencil! Julia xx

Leslie Miller said...

The perfect bit of embellishment for a CAS card! The Flower Soft is very realistic in the flower centers, and the flowers themselves are gorgeous. Interesting twist on the shaving cream technique. Love the colors!

HilaryJane said...

I was looking at your dahlia and wondering how you got that lovely blended effect. I would never have thought of shaving foam. It looks like it worked perfectly. I would have thought it would be quite a challenge with a stencil, but you have made it look easy, your result is fantastic xx

Liz said...

Your card is really lovely, Loll. I love the colours of the flower and the sentiment is beautiful. xx

I Card Everyone said...

There you are again, Loll, introducing me to something [and someone] new! Flower soft? Very interesting - and pretty!
Your playtime was a success, too!
=]

Mac Mable said...

Both cards are striking and so very pretty Loll and with a unique and wonderful technique x.

Susan said...

So lovely with the Flower Soft for the centre of the flower. And really good job on the shaving foam through a stencil - I always make such a mess with that! Beautiful colour variations in both cards.

nancy littrell said...

Two Gorgeous stenciled dahlia's colored with your shaving cream technique, Lolly. I love how you kept the designs CAS and just added the flower soft for a realistic texture. TFS your beauties. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Brenda in IN said...

A fun idea to use shaving cream through a stencil and what stunning results you got. Beautiful colors of shaving cream you used.

TK said...

Fun and beautiful! I do remember Flower Soft, may have some on a shelf.... I'm intrigued if doing that method through a stencil allowed for paper/stencil to shift as you pressed down into the shave cream.

Nstiz said...

What a refreshing and brilliant idea and results are amazing! This definitely looks like something I'd like to do. Both cards turned out beautifully!

Ina G said...

Two gorgeous cards Loll. Love the shaving cream technique and the long forgotten flower soft. Great stuff.

Pat said...

What a fabulous technique Loll and two beautiful cards made from it, and with the wonderful dimension and feel of the flowersoft for the centres of that gorgeous stencilled dahlias. x

Bonnie said...

Both of these cards are stunning, Lolly! Love the colors and those beautiful dahlias!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both dahlias are gorgeous, Loll! The colors are so pretty and the visual texture of the shaving cream technique is so interesting! I've never heard of Autumn Flower Soft, but it adds nice texture, and is perfect for the center of flowers.
Hideko xx

Linda said...

Both cards are stunning. Great effect from the shaving foam technique and I love the colour and texture from the flower soft xx

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, a technique I want to try :)

Marcia Hill said...

These are both absolutely BEAUTIFUL Loll! I love all the color you got with both of your cards...I was so afraid if I used too many different colors I'd get a muddy mess, but yours turned out SO pretty! Lovely, lovely cards and I love the flower soft in the centers too! Hugs. :0)

Ros Crawford said...

These are gorgeous cards!! Love the big flower and the technique you did worked beautifully!

Viv said...

Stunning cards again Loll! I just adore that gorgeous flower too of course ;) hugs Viv xx

Darnell said...

What stunning results you got from the shaving cream technique, Lolly, and they are SO your colors! Your designs are clean and beautiful and I love the texture of the flower centers! Love, Dolly

Bobby said...

It sounds like a messy technique, Loll, but the results are fantastic. I love the range of colors on the petals and that Flower Soft adds just the right center for the dahlias.

Unknown said...

What gorgeous CAS designs with the large dahlia flowers! The shaving cream coloring through a stencil sounds like a lot of fun!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

What a pair of stunners, Loll, the colors are so vibrant and so beautiful, and your fussy cutting is perfection.
Stay healthy and safe.
Hugs,
Maria.

BożenA said...

WOW !! Big WOW! Two cards that leave me speechless. I didn't think you could dye with this technique through stencil. The end result is stunning. I love how you carefully cut these flowers to stick them adding an extra dimension to the card. These are the cards you will never forget.
xoxo

Ericka Strange said...

Gorgeous cards Loll and I love the shaving cream look. So beautiful with the colors. Great job!!

StampinwithAnita said...

Beautiful, Loll! I love the shaving cream technique. I'll have to try it with a stencil. Might be a good journaling page idea. Ummm...thanks for the inspiration! Happy Holidays to you!!!

Sanna said...

these are so pretty! Especially love the second card. Thanks for playing along with us at STAMPlorations stencil challenge, Loll! :)

BożenA said...

Congratulations to Loll on winning the Stamplorations Challenge. I am not surprised because your cards are stunning and even if you won by the draw, the universe must have liked your card and therefore the result of the draw :-) Congratulations on your well-deserved win, Loll.
hugs,
BozenA