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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!


Barbara said...

These are both lovely cards....I especially like the second one. Thanks for sharing with us at Lavinia Stamps.....good luck in our challenge.
Barbara x

Joyce said...

What a fun stamp. And, so many gorgeous cards featuring purple. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Robyn Oliver said...

I love waterlilies Cornelia and your art work is fabulous. I really like your poppy cards too. Have a super day Robyn

Flo said...

Das Seerosenfoto von Ruth ist ja eine Wucht!!! Und das ist alles gestrickt??? Ich bin tief beeindruckt. Aber deine Karte steht dem Foto in nichts nach. Sie ist ebenso beeindruckend. LG

Kathyk said...

Lovely cards and a fabulous idea


Melissa Latchem said...

All of these cards are beautiful, there is a lovely elegance about them. Many thanks for entering the Lavinia Stamps Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

Julie Beech said...

Hi, just thought I would pop by to see what you were up to today. I love this card, I must say that CAS has a hold on me at the moment. Thanks again for leaving a comment. :)

Dorothy H said...

All the cards are lovely but I like the second one best as well. I love the watercolour effect. Terrific! Hugs, Dorothy

Tracey McNeely said...

The watercolouring is fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

melsanford said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for joining our No DPs challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx