Saturday, October 22, 2016

Anemones

I try and join in a card chain challenge every month which is being hosted by Gail in Norway at the moment whilst Deborah in America is having a short sabbatical . 
The September challenge was to use any or all of the following:
A colour swatch of Vermillion/Scarlet/duckling
A sketch to follow
Stars/ Halloween/Friendship
Markers/Coloured pencils/Pastels

I managed to use 3 of the requirements highlighted in blue above.


I was in the mood for painting some flowers using my Ranger Distress Markers so sorted through my stash of stamps for a suitable one to use with the colours needed. This stamp is a single flower by Woodware 'Anemone' which I stamped once and then masked to stamp the second one and again masked to stamp the third flower. I used a selection of markers one leaf at a time laying down the colours and then using water and a fine tip brush to push the colour out to where I wanted it to be. It did take quite a while to complete but I love the result. I used a Britannia word die and an SU labels punch for the sentiment. I layered the card onto yellow and then red card stock. 
I think The Doc liked the card too as he was a bit aghast when I said I was sending it to Asha in Portugal. His request of  "Well can't you take a photo of it and send her the photo instead" fell on deaf ears though. Asha has received her card so I can show it now. 






25 comments:

  1. It's a real beauty Mrs A and I bet Asha will love it. It is a problem I have now and again when I've created something for a particular person then my OH see's it he doesn't want me to give it away or use it lol! Your colouring practice is paying off big time, love the stamp and the colours xx

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  2. Gorgeous card Mrs. A. Amazing watercoloured blooms. I bet Asha was thrilled to receive this card. xx

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  3. You have achieved gorgeous coloring on this card of Anemones. I only have one plant and the flowers are white. Autumn Bliss...

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  4. Wow a work of art, beautifuły coloured and love how you grouped them by masking xxx

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  5. Wow Valery! Absolutely stunning. Wonderful colours and colouring, beautifully designed too, Kate x

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  6. Gorgeous card as always Valery and loving your choice of vibrant colours.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

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  7. Wow this is a beauty Mrs. A. Masking is a great technique and what beautiful water colouring. I'm sure your friend loves it and the Doc certainly did. Barbxx

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  8. Amazine anemones!!! Fabulous colouring on them, and so sweet design with that sentiment! You made me smile sharing the Doc's words... :D He surely loved this card so much! He is a little gelous of Asha, pheraphs you could make one also for him ? :D

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  9. this is so very stunning - I adore this xx

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  10. The way you masked and colored those flowers looks magical and so lifelike too! I love the colors and especially like how perfectly the die-cut sentiment fits into that label punch :)

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  11. Wow - this is absolutely amazing Mrs A! Wonderful colouring and so clever how you used the masking. I'd have sworn that was one complete image on a stamp! Anemones were my Mum's favourite flowers.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  12. Hi Mrs A,
    oh my word this si so gorgeous, and your colouring and stamping of that super flower is awesome.
    I love that wonderful stamp you have used to a very high standard.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  13. Oh, ValeryAnne! Your anemones are beautifully shaded - similar to a Peace Rose, so these must be Peace Anemones! Lovely coloring, and a wonderful friendship card! Thanks for dropping by my blog today. your comments always lift my spirits! hugs, de

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  14. I like your fiery anemones. Very fitting with the colours of October all around us.
    Xxxx

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  15. Ooh this is stunning! Amazing colouring!
    Lucy x

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  16. Oh how funny--doc didn't want you to send it away! Well, he's right--it's a stunner, Mrs. A--such beautiful coloring!

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  17. As I've said before, I can see where your daughter gets her enormous talent, Mrs. A.! This is truly gorgeous!! It's The Doc who'll have to be satisfied looking at a photo of it on the compute; lucky Asha gets the real thing to treasure always!! I hope this finds you well, my friend! Hugs, Darnell

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  18. Wow, just love this, I love flowers in general and your colouring on this is A+. One fabulous creative card, love it.xx {aNNie}

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  19. Fantastic depth of colour. Wonderful! X

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  20. Hi again Mrs A I just had to leave a comment on this glorious creation those flowers look so alive and full of beautiful Autumnal colour such an enchanting card
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  21. Wow, this is terrific, Mrs A, what beautiful colours!

    love Mags B x

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  22. Gorgeous card, you have just been rocking the coloring on your cards Mrs. A!

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  23. Beautiful as a bunch as well. Again beautiful colouring.

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