Saturday, May 30, 2015

Thoughts and Prayers...

Happy Saturday!!!  This time of year has been exceptionally busy for me this year, but I've begun to find that if I allow myself those little moments of playtime with my crafting goodies, then all of the other projects I need to get done come together more quickly... I guess it's true what they say all work and no play would make me a dull girl.  So I am glad I had a chance to play along with this month's Altenew Challenge!  I absolutely adore the Altenew Challenges and their products, so it's always relaxing and fun for me to play along.  Here is what I've created this time...

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Altenew (Striped florals, Sentiments and Quotes)
Distress Markers: Tim Holtz
24 k Gold Embossing Powder: ( this is seriously my favorite embossing powder ever)
White Embossing Powder:
Watercolored Cardstock: Ranger
Petaloo Watercolored Brush
Embossed Vellum
Cutterbee Scissors
Foam Adhesive: Scotch

 I love watercoloring, it is so relaxing to me, and the results are always different.  I stamped and embossed the leaves onto black cardstock and then fussy cut them.  Next I stamped and embossed the flower images onto watercolored cardstock.  I then used my blue distress markers and a waterbrush to pull the colors from the inside out.  Once everything was dry I fussy cut the floral images and arranged them onto an embossed vellum panel.  Finally I stamped and embossed my sentiment before adhering it with foam.  I chose not to use any other embellishments and I felt the stamping and shine in the embossing powder was enough to draw the eyes in.

Here is the Challenge photo that inspired me this month:

I am also linking this up to the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge
and in the Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge: Anything Goes
as well as the Marker Pop Blog Challenge: Flowers ( I used distress markers )

Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!


Georgiana said...

Very pretty! Love the color combination, especially since you used watercolors.

*Vicki* said...

Wow Lisa! This is totally gorgeous!! Love the embossed flowers!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

Tenia Nelson said...


Sharbogast said...

So pretty.. It's nice to see a full embossed card, that looks so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

Leslie said...

Just beautiful! Those flowers are gorgeous as is the embossed background!!

Neets B said...

Loving the mix of black cardstock leaves and watercolour paper flowers. And that embossed vellum is a stunning backdrop.
Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

jenn shurkus said...

gorgeous card! i love the gold embossing and the background texture- and of course I always love teal :) Thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Fotinia said...

amazing card!!!

jessica said...

This is so gorgeous! WOW Lisa!!!