Thursday, 15 February 2018

Heart and flowers

I really like the Altenew flower stamps and they're great for water-colouring.  I was inspired by the colours at the Altenew Febuary Inspiration Challenge and thought it would be nice to combine with 'heart/love' theme. Just as I was taking the photo, the evening sun hit the embossing powder and gave it a lovely shine.
The flowers and sentiment were heat-embossed with Altenew platinum embossing powder and the flowers water-coloured and placed behind a die-cut heart aperture.

Also joining in at (total of 7):
AAA Cards - All You Need Is Love
Uniko - Something Old, Something New w/optional twist of Love
(old: stamps, new: embossing powder)
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions

  
   
  

21 comments:

Heidi Weaver said...

Oh my, Sue, what a stunning card! What a clever idea to stamp heat emboss those gorgeous Altenew flowers in gold. Your soft watercolouring gives them a hand-painted silk look. I agree about the added beauty of the afternoon sun catching the embossing so well. How serendipitous! Love the way the flowers peek out of that lovely tilted heart. This is such an elegant creation. Thanks so much for sharing with our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Sue, a pretty stamp and lovely colours - such an elegant design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Penny Hanuszak said...

Sue this is such a beautiful CAS card. The water coloured floral image peaking through the heart aperture is stunning. Love the embossing and your colouring is so soft and beautiful. Thanks for sharing at the Watercooler Wednesday "All About Occasions" challenge this week.

nancy littrell said...

OMG, Sue..Gorgeous watercoloured flowers so beautifully placed in your die cut heart aperture. TFS and joining us at CAS Watercolour. Hugs..

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Sue! Love your beautiful watercoloured flowers and background. Love your design with the heart aperture. Isn't it great when mother nature helps to make our cards shine??!! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

Brenda in IN said...

That shine on the embossing powder is so lovely. I love how you water colored the flowers and the design is a wonderful way to showcase the flowers.

AndreaH said...

Absolutely stunning card. Would really love it if you could answer this question for me please. How did you add the gold around the flowers? I think the gold is embossing powder but how do you get it just around the edge and not all over. Yes I'm new to this lol. Xxx

Jane said...

How lovely! Great use of a heart window and very opulent and sumptuous colours. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards.

Sue said...

Hi Andrea, thank you for visiting my blog. I used a stamp with clear embossing ink and platinum embossing powder to make the outline. You ink the stamp and stamp onto the paper, sprinkle the embossing powder on, shake off the excess and melt the powder with a craft heat gun.

sharon said...

Wow Sue both cards are fabulous, I love the water colouring.
Both cards are exquisite.
Have a wonderful weekend.
hugs
sharon :)

Lin said...

What a lovely design, Sue - the platinum embossing adds such a nice touch! Thank you for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Melissa L. said...

Oh, so pretty, Sue. Beautifully designed and embossed. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards with this CAS beauty.

Cheryl S said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful watercoloring! Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards challenges.

Marsha J Reed said...

Sue, your card is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors and that Altenew stamp set. Thanks for joining us at The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Marsha DT

Gail said...

Beautiful colouring on those delicate floral images. Love the heart-shaped opening. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Bonnie said...

Another beautiful watercolor cut into a heart, Sue! Beautiful flowers and I love those soft colors! Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

Christine Alexander said...

Sue, Gorgeous colours, love the soft tones of the pink and green. the heart frames the flowers in such a beautiful way. Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

Jane said...

Great to see this beauty linked up at Uniko too.

Deborah Frings said...

Wow - fabulous photo of those lovely flowers and the shimmer on the embossing. Simply and lovely. Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko this month. Deborah, DT.

cm said...

Swooning over your beautiful floral heart; the colours are absolutely lovely! Thank you for sharing your artistry in the Uniko and HLS galleries!
~carol

Altenew said...

This is just LOVELY! We adore that shine from the gold embossing on the flower! Thanks for joining the Inspiration Challenge at Altenew!