Thursday, January 30, 2014
3 cards for Lavinia combined with CASology and Welcome to 7 New Members
I have gotten so many new members all of a sudden! The time is overdue for a welcome picture......So sorry for the delay. Let me greet you officially Ladies and welcome you to my blog. I am happy you joined in here and hopefully you'll stay :)
Michele - sorry could not find a link, but will happily add it if possible
I hope you all like your welcome picture - the lotus flowers/leaves are hand knitted by Ruth Marshall and were recently displayed in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. This was one of my favorite pieces there. It was an amazing little exhibit.
I played around with that fabulous Poppy stamp from Lavinia today using purple - the CASology challenge color for this week. Lavinia's challenge also requires glitter on the card.
I did not place a sentiment on the card - partially because Lavinia does not tolerate other stamps when you enter their challenge (and I don't have sentiment stamps from them) and partially because its always nice to have some blank cards for whatever comes up next......
I think on this picture you can actually see the glitter a bit better....I first sponged the vertical panel and then stamped in purple. The white poppies are heat embossed. The glitter dots are made with Stickles.
On the other two cards I played around with watercolor technique - inspired by Heather Telford. You probably all know her - if not check out her blog - its fantastic!
I inked up an acrylic block with distress inks, spritzed it with water and pressed it against watercolor paper. I let it dry a little bit and then stamped the poppies in purple. You can see that the dry part of the paper give better definition to the stamp. Again I heat embossed the white poppies
I doodled the frames. There is Stickles on the white poppies. I think it shows up a little bit.
Which one is your favorite card? Mine is the one in the middle (my hubby likes the first one the best... tastes differ)
I am also linking this card with Dream Valley challenges - no designer paper
Let me thank you for all you comments - they are sooo much appreciated! Ladies, you always make my day!