Monday 29 October 2018

Big Hello

Ohh my goodness I do love colouring in these big bold floral background stamps from The Ton.
This one is 'Morning Glory Garden Cling' and I think this is the second time I have used it. The first time was on vellum and that turned out wonderful so this time I decided to go with Multimedia watercolour paper and I love how the Zigs work on this as well.

I have gone with rich deeper colours in line with Autumn though this flower isn't an Autumn flower I think the colours have worked perfectly with it. Again I have coloured without adding water. I have picked the deepest colour in each selection then the lightest to move the colour further then blended and lightened even more with my Nuvo Shimmer brush which means I have a fabulous shimmer through the whole thing.

I was inspired by Laurel Beards card to go with watercolours. I was going to try the stamps like Laurel has but I was not happy with the result and decided I really do like more control so I have the stamped and gold embossed flower panel. The colours used are within the Autumn range like Laurel used.

I loved the idea of a one colour cardbase and went with yellow so it shows up on the edges and I loved the inset die cut with the additional layer so it sits slightly higher. This is one of my favourite techniques and since the card is so large I decided to give my Altenew 'Hello' die a go.

Here you can see the shimmer on the right on the flowers, this is obvious all over the card but as always hard to catch by photo.

Here if you look at the 'e' you can see my black funfoam behind the die cut word as its still a bit squished from the cut and you can see some of the yellow card base. This will flatten out enough to cover the cardbase but stay high enough to give that black shadow behind the diecut.

i love how this turned out and reckon the flowers look amazing in Autumn range.
Will definitely do this again.


As always last minute for the Muse Challenge #288
Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration Laurel.

Off to sit with mum for a few days and visit with dad. Of course I will need to drop in on my new grandson on the way there and then on the way back on the weekend. Nothing like a wonderful baby cuddle to chase away the blues.

Take care everyone, thank you for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.

Look at those wonderful long toes.


Ardyth said...

Fabulous, dramatic and so beautiful! And the baby's not bad either! (Congratulations!!) Enjoy the cuddles! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card!!!! Colors are amazing!

conil said...

Simply fabulous coloring and the camoflaged sentiment look perfect amongst all those amazing florals and that beautiful gold embossing.

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the bold, saturated colors! Stunning card! And adorable baby :)

papierelle said...

Wow, that's amazing. It look's so natural. Great!!

pinky said...

Wow what a splash of colour!! This card is absolutely gorgeous Aileen.

Darnell said...

I came over to tell you how much I love this gorgeously colored card, Aileen, and then I saw the baby and he stole the show! I'm so glad you have this little sweetums to give you uncomplicated joyful moments!! ❤Hugs, Darnell

Diane said...

Wow your colors are glorious and the baby picture is so cute.

Hugs diane

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Another one of your eye candies! I do love baby toes! Once they grow up and get stinky I am not too fond of them.....
You are very welcome to live in my craft room as long as you want, although the mess in there may not be to you liking. Feel free to clean up, LOL! My husband will feed you - he is a great cook!

Ruth said...

I love how new babies slowly uncurl over the weeks and months and I'm always amazed at how they can sleep with their arms over their heads.... such a joy at the right time. I've really been enjoying seeing all your glorious big and bold stamps with big and bold colouring and big and bold sentiments. Gorgeous! xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

wow....amazing card the look, especially you holding that little bundle.
xx Karen