Tuesday, August 23, 2011

LOC Loving Bouquet

Simple cards often elude me but I was happy to be able to create this one using the Layers of Color Gifts of Love art stamp set, illustrated by the talented Nina Brackett.

The image has been stamped with Tsukineko Versafine Ink

and coloured with SU Chalks/Pastels and a Blender Pen - this is my favourite technique. it is so much fun and so quick and easy.

The sentiment has been stamped and cut with the Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three has been but using the Grand Calibur, it always cuts so crisply.  The Tag has been sponged with Rangers Scattered Straw Distress Ink before it is taken out of the Nestibilitie.

This card is for the following challenges:
365 Cards - Strawberry Lemonade
Allsorts - You've been Framed
Designed 2 Delight - Anything Goes
Little Claire's - Wedding/Anniversary 
Stampin' B's - JFF - Distressing
Heart Song InspirationsShabby Chic style and/or use Pearls
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Pollycraft - SIO - Autumn Colours
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
 Stamps R Us - Anything Goes

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  1. Hi Linda - love your card, and the die cuts really 'make' this card. The sponging adds a beautiful addition to the whole.

  2. What a pretty card today Linda. Love the textures you have achieved.

  3. Hello Linda! You have painted this beautifully!!!! I love it! Thanks for playing along at BITW!!!

  4. Gorgeous card, Linda! Love the texture in the background and the pearls in the corners. Thanks for sharing this at Heart Song this week.. Good luck and I hope we'll see our work again often.
    NanaConnie HSI DT

  5. Gorgeous combination of dies! The colors are so warm.

  6. Beautiful! Love how the flowers look like they are popping right off the page.

  7. Wow Linda, this is fantastic, great job coloring. Came to have a closer look from MIM. TFS.

    Judie #54

  8. This card is just beautiful.

    Thanks for joining us at Little Claire for our monthly challenge. x

  9. Beautiful and elegant Linda.

    Thank you so much for joining in my 'You've been framed' theme and sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  10. A very beautiful card Linda. Love the gorgeous image. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

    Donna x

  11. So glad I ran into you on MIM, this is, as all of your creations are, a true beauty! Your special touches and coloring are always so over the top, this is no exception. I adore your style!!

  12. So beautiful Linda...very elegant, and gorgeous colours.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  13. Hi Linda
    Your card is just gorgeous. You've colored the image beautifully and I really like your layout too. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamps R Us Challenges.
    Jo xx

  14. This is gorgeous Linda..your coloring of this is fabulous.

  15. I love your work! This card is beyond stunning! Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello!

  16. WOW Linda a truly beautiful card and so elegant!! LOVE your colouring technique! Thanks for playing along at BITW :))

  17. Hi Linda, this is beautiful, your colourwork is gorgeous, thanks for joining us at pollycraft. Joey x

  18. This is simply stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at StampInsanity this week, hope to see you again soon :D

  19. Fabulous card, Linda! The colors are so rich, and the background texture is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing this at Heart Song Inspirations! :-)

  20. Beautiful card. So elegant and classic. Thanks for joining the Heart Song Challenge this week. Good Luck.
    Debbie HSI DT

  21. Gorgeous card Linda! I love the coloring of your image and the pretty peaceful look of the card! Thanks so much for joining us at Heart Song this week :)

  22. An elegant card, love how you've added the colouring on your diecuts and love the urn of flowers. beautiful! I saw your card on Make It Monday, good luck,

  23. This is a very elegant and beautiful card!
    Thanks for sharing your work at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Hugs, Jill

  24. Cute card! Thanks for joining the SSCC challenge!

  25. I think this is so fabulous! Especially love the canvas background for your art!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer Ferrell

  26. Lovely card, I like the yellow shading :)
    visiting from MIM

  27. What a wonderful card! Thank you so much for supporting Bird is the Word :)

  28. What a beautiful elegant card! Thanks for joining us at Heart Song Inspirations this week!
    Hugs, Shannah (HSI DT)

  29. A beauitful card. Lovely colours and design.

    Thank you for joining Little Claire blog challenge.


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