Friday, March 06, 2020

Defused Anemone

I just felt like creating a card yesterday using my CaranD'Ache water colour paints.  One of my favourite flowers are Anemones. I love all the different colours that they come in. I really wanted to have them in my Bridal bouquet but the florist said that as the stems were hollow she couldn't wire them up and they would wilt without support. I had to have carnations instead and it still rankles to this day that I didn't have Anemones!! To help make up for it I have used a Woodware stamp 'Anemone' JG153 on my card.

I stamped out onto water colour card  using Versa Mark ink and Wow Gold embossing powder When the paint was dry I die cut using  Card Deco's Stitch Round die and my trusty Bigshot. I wanted to give the painting a defused look so placed white vellum over the top and attached with brads to the design paper behind.
Finally mounted onto pink card stock as the base. the sentiment is by Wow from their Everyday Sentiments set and the brads from my stash.   When I went to take the photos of the card though you couldn't really see the flower so I ended up going over the outline of the Anemone on the vellum using a gold gel pen and filling in the petals very slightly with more colour. Talk about making work for myself but I do like the end result.
Entering card into the following challenges:
Make My Monday #117 In  the pink.
Incy Wincy Designs # Hand coloured images.
Cuttlebug Mania # Tic/tac/toe using the line Sentiment/Flower/Circle.
Crafty Creations #407 Anything goes.
The Crafters Cafe #237 Anything goes.
The Sisterhood of Crafters # Patterned paper.
As You Like It Challenge# Favourite flower and why.
Craft Rocket Challenges #68 Flowers.
Southern Girls # Anything goes.
Creations In Pink #19 anything goes.


33 comments:

Margreet said...

Beautiful coloring of the anemone. So sorry to hear that they could not join in your bridal bouquet.
xxx Margreet

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning anemone, beautiful result.xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning card Valery Anne. Love the defused look.

Sue xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A this is a stunning card. I love it. That flower is so pretty. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Viv said...

This is lovely Mrs A! x

Chris said...

Beautiful design and stamp, love the effect of the vellum overlay.
xx

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card, love anemones too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Suze said...

Lovely watercolouring. Shame that the florist couldn't get the anemones to work for your bouquet.

Darlene said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
Please stop in for a visit!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super, what a pretty card, the flower looks so delicate. I love all the different colours of anemones, I have a few in the garden, Hazelxx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, like your coloring of the anemone and the look you achieved with the vellum!

Marlene Atkinson said...

A fabulous creation Thank you for sharing with us at Incy Wincy Design Challenge. Marlene DT

KandA said...

Gorgeous card, I love anemones and the vellum gives it a lovely softness xx

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Becca Sadler said...

What a remembrance for your connection to the flower that is symbolized by this image! Thanks for sharing your story! Thanks for linking to TCCC blog! Becca/DT

Debbie Mageed said...

Beautiful card and perfectly done! Love every detail. Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you can join us again soon.

cuilliesocks said...

What a gorgeous card Valery, it's a beautiful flower and you've coloured it just beautifully.
What a pity these lovely flowers couldn't be in your Bridal Bouquet, Kate x

Diane said...

Gorgeous coloring and what a lovely flower design.

Hugs Diane

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

This is beautiful Valery. A gorgeous flower design. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

pinky said...

The colours are so dreamy and beautiful Valery. I love this gorgeous cards. Thanks for taking time to watch my video, really appreciate it xx

brenda said...

Sorry to be such a delayed visitor, not really sure where my time has gone the last few days, great card anyhow.

B x

Mac Mable said...

I am so glad you persevered with this beautiful card and I do so love the vellum effect. Sorry too you didn't get your anemones in your bridal bouquet.....They are such a beautiful flower and so is your card x.

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Mrs A. I always love vellum on a card, it's so elegant, and your anemone looks wonderful with your gold outlining. Have a very happy and creative week, Sue xx

earl lea riser said...

I love the look of vellum! It's so pretty & adds a bit of mystic! :) Thanks for playing along at Southern Girls Challenge!

Carol L said...

This is such a soft, subtle and beautiful card with the Anemone! I love the look through vellum - very pretty effect!

MagsB said...

What a shame you couldn't have anemones in your wedding bouquet, Mrs A, they would have looked stunning, much more than carnations! Your card is beautiful, I love the soft pink, so pretty.

love Mags B x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and result love the embossed Anemone well worth the extra work .
Carol x
Thank you for joining us at Craft Rocket
Carol DT x

Sarah said...

They would have made for a gorgeous wedding bouquet...I can just see the amazing colours!! Anyhow, this card is also amazing and most welcome at AYLI this time!! Sarah DT

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a beautiful flower
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Lynne said...

A gorgeous card and beautiful flower. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It. Lynne DT

MaryV said...

Beautiful card! Thank you so much for taking part in our "In the pink" challenge at Make My Monday. Hope to see more of your creations!
Crafty hugs

Dawn Phillips said...

I love the soft effect that the paint on vellum gives. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

Kathy Barnett said...

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Kathy {Crafty Creations Challenges}