Monday, January 04, 2021

The Flower Challenge #52

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the first challenge for 2021 at The Flower Challenge.  

We are excited to have Jyoti (CARDSNCRAFTSNYC) as our Guest Designer this month.  Welcome Jyoti!

I love to heat emboss outline images.  It helps me keep the colours from going over the edge.  I've used gold embossing for the card above, with the image watercoloured with Distress inks.  I used a light gray zig to add a light shadow around the flower spray.  To finish, a black sentiment banner with white embossing placed over top. :)

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These are my favourite colours (pink and orange ... plus a little yellow).  I definitely like bright, happy colours.

Hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see all the amazing flower cards from our Guest Designer Jyoti and The Flower Challenge Designers.  Then come play along!  Would love to see you in the gallery!

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Stamps:  Flower Cascade (Penny Black); Happy Snippets (Penny Black)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Black card stock (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:   Versamark; Distress inks:  Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Gold embossing powder (Ranger), water brush, white embossing powder, heat tool

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21 comments:

Marcia Hill said...

Bright and cheery and there you go again making me think of Spring!! Beautiful card and lovely water coloring too!! Hugs. :0)

Pat said...

I am with you on the bright and happy colours Loll, and these are so pretty too with the gold embossing and love the contrast of the white on black sentiment strip across the card. x

HilaryJane said...

Love the soft colours on this one and that lovely gold outline. That soft outline of grey really adds something special to the overall effect xx

Nstiz said...

This is so cheerful Loll and appropriate for so many occasions. Love the brilliant colors! As always, your painting is spot on!

Bonnie said...

Such bright, pretty colors in these flowers, Lolly! Love the gold embossing too!

Brenda said...

This is a bright and pretty card Loll, so springy. I need to remember to heat emboss outlines before coloring, such a huge help when watercoloring. I also want to watercolor with distress inks this year. Love the colors in this one! Hugs, Brenda

Leslie Miller said...

Would you just look at this gloriously beautiful piece of work! Stunning coloring, and I really love the stamp!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, the touch of gray for shadowing really makes the colours pop :)

Susan said...

Beautifully watercoloured - and so lovely with the gold heat embossing.

Darnell said...

Before I got to the paragraph where you said so yourself, Lolly, I was thinking to myself of how you used your favorite colors to beautifully paint this floral spray embossed in gold! It is bright and happy with a perfect sediment! Happy New Year! Hugs, Dolly

Ros Crawford said...

Oh so pretty and so cheerful!Beautifully done and a little touch of Spring in a cold and dull winter makes me happy!

Daffodil Cards said...

This is gorgeous Loll, I love the bright colours.
Faith X

Mac Mable said...

What a pretty card with the prettiest of happy colours Loll x.

Karen Dunbrook said...

Happy New Year mf.
really beautiful card...glad I have time to cruise through your blog.
blessings and take care,
xx Karen

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh how gorgeous Loll - loving those beautiful flowers!
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Papercraft Boutique said...

The gold heat-embossed shiny outline and the beautiful coloring make this card truly bright and happy, Loll! The light gray shadow is subtle but it makes a huge difference in showing off the gorgeous flowers!
Hideko xx

Julia Aston said...

beautiful soft colors inside your gold embossed flowers Loll - the black strip sentiment is so striking over it!

Trina P. said...

Definitely Loll colours! This is so pretty and delicate. The gold embossing shines so beautifully. Wonderful watercoloring as always.

Bobby said...

They are bright happy colors, Loll, made even more so by the gold embossing.

TaeEun said...

The shine of the gold heat embossed bouquet is so pretty with your bright watercoloring! Love your CAS card with all the happy colors!

Viv said...

Oh this is so stunning Loll!s uch beautiful flowers and colouring and love the gold embossing too. Stay safe and well ;) hugs Viv xx