Sunday, January 22, 2017

CAS Floral Shadow


Hi everyone! It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players. This week my wonderful teammate Jaydee is hostess, and she has chosen Flowers for this Clean and Simple challenge. I couldn't be more thrilled, if you know me I love flowers! 


I have two cards to share, basically two tries at the same card. I really wanted a stamp set with some solid floral images to try some different techniques, and purchased this one, Floral Shadow by Altenew. (PS: There are lots of really useful sentiments in this set, too.) I inked the images up with Brush Markers, spritzed the stamps with water, and then stamped onto watercolor card stock. This first try was a little more liquidy than what I was going for and I almost tossed it, but it started to grow on me, and I really liked the fresh greens and yellow. 


Here's the second try, a little less water and the addition of some blue flowers and a black mat. I also heat embossed the sentiment on this one, just to do something different. I'd love to know which one you prefer! 



With my first card I am also playing along with the colors at Fusion, and with the second I am playing along with the Blue and Yellow theme at The Flower Challenge. 

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Floral Shadow (Altenew)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Black (Simon Says Stamp), Bristol Smooth Watercolor Card Stock (Strathmore)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark
Markers: Clean Color Markers (Zig)
Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Pierced Rectangle Dies (My Favorite Things)
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder (Wow), Enamel Dots (Echo Park), Moonshine Sequins (Simon Says Stamp)

Thanks for visiting me today! Please pay a visit to the rest of our Design Team at The Paper Players, and we hope to see your creations in the gallery, too! 


16 comments:

  1. Hi Sandy, what two different looks! The first one looks a little like looking through a rainy window, or teary eyes, which I liked. Maybe for a "caring" card, thinking of you. The second card is like a bunch of flowers. There is something about no outline to the flowers I'm partial too. Both images are soft and tender. Maybe I'm mushy this morning. Have a great day . . . :)

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  2. I agree with what Nancy Farrell said. The first one has a touch of sadness to it with a sense of hope. The second card is bright and cheerful and shows hope fulfilled. I like them both equally.

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  3. I'm so glad you didn't toss your first card Sandy! This is so different to something I would create and I find myself really drawn to the fluidity of it; it's one of those cards I can't stop looking at! As a result it pips the second one for me, however they are both gorgeous - so pretty!

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  4. Sandy, both of these cards are gorgeous! I love the technique you used to create them! Both are so unique! I hope you have a wonderful week, My Friend! XX

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  5. I couldn't wait to comment on this gorgeous card, Sandy. I had the same thought when I sat down to make my card but tossed it because it came out too water-y. You, however, made this technique shine and, honestly, I prefer the first card with it's water wash look. They are both gorgeous, my friend...bravo!

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  6. Both are beautiful...I love that technique! Each one is so different, so soft and pretty:)

    Have a great day!

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  7. These are both so very gorgeous, Sandy, but I'm sooooo glad you didn't toss that first one! It is my favorite and makes you look like a professional watercolorist!! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. So beautiful... you are encouraging me to pull out my Tombow markers!

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  9. Wow these are beautiful.....both of them! just gorgeous!

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  10. Two beautiful cards here Sandy!great stamping and watercolouring.I think the first one is my favourite, I love the loose blending of green and yellow colours.Thank you so much for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

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  11. Two lovely cards, Sandy! I am absolutely in love with yellow/green one, love its impressionist look. The second one is a beauty too with turquoise touch.

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  12. Both are gorgeous! The first one has a real artsy feel to it, and the second one has the beautiful blue flowers, so I love both!

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  13. Two beautiful cards.... but I love the loose watercolor look of card #1! A lovely addition to the Fusion Gallery!!

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  14. Such gorgeous cards, Sandy! The first looks so dreamy and you can definitely see it's a floral image. The second is just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion.

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  15. Sandy, so sorry it's taken me so long to comment on your cards. They are STUNNING. I love the soft feel of the first - but am also in love with the second one - the black frame makes the images pop. LOVE them both. Thank you for totally rocking my challenge.
    hugs
    jaydee

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