Monday, February 15, 2021

The Flower Challenge #53 Reminder

Hi everyone.  It's already half way through February and time for the reminder post for The Flower Challenge #53.
I used a new stamp and new die on my card above.  The roses are actually a stamp (Peony Bouquet from Simon Says Stamp), even though it looks like a stencil (and they do sell a stencil with this design as well).

I inked all the roses with Picked Raspberry distress ink and stamped onto mixed media paper.  I wiped off the stamp and then added Mowed Lawn distress ink on the leaves and stamped again to finish the image.  I used my water brush to move colours around.  I added some Candied Apple and more Picked Raspberry ink to add shading  Wild Honey distress ink was used to add the centers of the flowers.  I thought the card looked very flat, so cut a rectangle from the center, added a white card stock backing slightly larger than the image; then popped up on foam over top of the card base.

The sentiment is a die (Happy Birthday Friendship Script from Memory Box).  Die-cut from black and added Crystal Glaze over top to give some shine and dimension.  Then adhered the die-cut to the center of the card.

Close-up ...
I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the amazing reminder cards from the talented Designers.  

Hope to see you in the gallery

Since I used a new stamp and die, I'm entering this card into NBUS Challenge #23 (never-before-used-schtuff). :)

Stamps:  Peony Bouquet (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Candied Apple, Wild Honey (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   water brush, rectangle die, Happy Birthday die (Memory Box), Crystal Glaze (Nuvo)



Julie B said...

Love that mix of magenta pink and acid green, my fave combo! The glossy sentiment works so well too. :)

Leslie Miller said...

It does look like a stencil and it's gorgeous! Lots of beautiful color with the scripty sentiment popping over top -- wow!

Bonnie said...

Bright and beautiful, Lolly!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous stamped and watercolored flowers and leaves, Lolly. I especially love how you die cut the center and added a white layer to frame the center piece...Genius step my friend. Beautifully stamped and heat embossed sentiment too. TFS the close up of the shine. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, I love the way you die cut your image and the stamp really looks like a stencil.

kiwimeskreations said...

what a gorgeous card Loll - loving the roses and how you have coloured them. The frames is the perfect addition
Stay safe

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful colour combination, so striking and vibrant Loll x. The font with the scripty sentiment looks fabulous too x. A real Wow' of a card x.

TaeEun said...

Oh! I thought it's the stencil :) ! Love the bright colors you chose and the shiny sentiment! It was a great touch to raise the center part with a white mat! Love the look!

Bobby said...

It does look like a stencil, Loll, only better. It took a lot of inking and stamping to get the shading and it looks wonderful. The "not frame" frame was a great idea. *-*

Robyn Oliver said...

Oh Loll, a beautiful card... gorgeous colours and a fabulous stamp - love how you raised and framed the stamped image, love it, hugs Robyn

Ros Crawford said...

Wow! So bright and happy! Beautiful design Loll!

BożenA said...

Your juicy colors remind you that spring is coming soon :-) I also love the raised center of the card, it adds a lot more interest to the card.