Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Floral Garden

Hi everyone.  Back with another 6" square card.  This time I'm using a new to me stamp, Floral Garden (Simon Says Stamp).  This would work great for a slimline card too, making two different designs by using only half of the image on each card. :)

I started by lightly sponging Squeezed Lemonade distress ink at the top, and Mowed Lawn ink at the bottom.  Once everything was watercoloured, I added a little more ink to the sponging, using Mustard Seed at the top to bump up the colour.

The image was stamped in black ink and clear heat embossing.  I then watercoloured the flowers using my distress markers.  I'm finding it much easier to get stronger shading on the flowers.  I'll list the colours I used below --- there are lots! :)

I stamped the sentiment (comes with the same stamp set) in versamark on black card stock and heat embossed in white.

For the inside, I sponged more colour on the one side and stamped and watercoloured just a few of the flowers ...

The only finishing touch I added was a bit more sponging (as mentioned above) and a little bit of dots added with a white Posca pen.

Sending this card to the NBUS #28 Challenge ... using lots of new stamps this month! :)



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Floral Garden (Simon Says Stamp)

Stamps:  Floral Garden (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Black card stock (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:   Black (Memento); Distress Inks / markers:  Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Clear Embossing Powder (Simon Says Stamp), Paint brushes (Blick #2 & #4 Round), sponges, White Posca pen

Challenges:
NBUS #28 Challenge

27 comments:

Mac Mable said...

What a beautiful and happy card card with fabulous colouring and shading Loll x.

helenbrendan said...

What a beautiful card! Your coloring and shading is just perfect!

Bonnie said...

What a bright and pretty garden, Lolly! I love how you've added the sponged colors that adds extra depth!

Nstiz said...

Only you could paint those flowers in those bright, happy colors! This is definitely a day brightener for someone. Love that your sponging is so well blended too. Definitely a delightful card, Loll.

My Paper Epiphany said...

So pretty Loll! I love the soft background!

TK said...

Beautiful colors, bright & cheery -- wonderful card

Susan said...

Total floral happiness, Loll! Love the stamp and the colours you used.

kiwimeskreations said...

Love this beautiful and cheerful card Loll - the colours are gorgeous and that sponged background really makes the card come to life
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Sandy said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty - I can even smell the flowers! I love flowers - the colors you used and especially your background. Oh Miss Loll, I have so much to learn and so little time!
Sandy xx

Sandy said...

OK Dear Heart - you told us how you did it and now I am going to copy you ---
Sandy xx

Kiwigirl said...

Happy card which will brighten someone’s day!

nancy littrell said...

Love your beautiful sponged sunny sky and green sponged grounding of your Gorgeous stamped, heat embossed and colored flowers, Lolly. I agree, This stamp would be perfect for mini slimline card designs. TFS your card and the link to the beautiful stamp set too. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Linda said...

How gorgeous is this!!! I love those happy looking flowers xx

Julie B said...

Such a summery feel to this card Loll, gorgeous. :)

papierelle said...

Wow, your card is stunning and youir coloring is perfect!!!

Vicky Hayes said...

Just love this image Loll and the way you've coloured it. Such a cheerful card! Vicky x

Marian said...

Such a beautiful card.
I have this stamp set and will now being using it for my 1st time showing the beautiful colors you chose. Think it will be a lovely birthday card for my granddaughter who is turning 22.

Brenda said...

What a fun and beautiful card Loll! I love the flower stamp you used and loved how you colored them. This card is so cheerful and I just love it!!! Love how you prettied up the inside too. Hugs, Brenda

Bobby said...

Look at you decorating the inside, Loll. It makes a card extra special and with coloring like this it deserves to be shown off inside and out.

Pat said...

Such a fresh and pretty look with your wonderful watercolouring Loll and love the bold look of the white on black sentiment which stands out really well. x

BożenA said...

A wonderful flower meadow. I love this card for being so colorful and joyful.
hugs,
BożenA

Heather said...

This is so bright and happy Loll. I love your range of colours and beautiful watercolouring.

Darnell said...

You sure are, Lolly, and good for you! I love and appreciate that you are sharing them at NBUS, even though I haven't had the chance to comment on each one. This sweet watercolored wildflower card is the ultimate bright and cheerful (and possible cheer-up) design that anyone would love to receive. Amazing blended background and coloring! Love, Dolly

Christine Alexander said...

wow what a beautiful image with all those flowers Loll, I love the sunshine blending and the wonderful colours ♥

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a happy and pretty floral card, Loll! Love the bright colors and your beautiful watercoloring inside and out! Thank you for listing all the inks and markers you used.
Hideko xx

HilaryJane said...

I have seen that stamp used a bit recently and it always looks stunning. I just love your brilliant water colouring, it is so bright and cheery. I very rarely make square cards but maybe you might influence me to change that with this beauty xx

Ros Crawford said...

This is so pretty and colourful... What's not to love? Have a beautiful weekend!