PE: Winner at Addicted to Stamps & More challenge!!
Winner at The Flower Challenge!! Yay!
Happy Little Stampers Winner!!! Triple yay!!
Hello! I made this card to send to my crafty friend Helen Gullet quite some time ago, and now that she has received it, I thought of publishing the details in my blog! 🙂
I wanted a sort of messy, sort of vague look for this card. Since the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set had a great combination of both solid and layer stamp (to give the suggestion of flowers), I used that. Of course, there are lots of other stamps like these, but this stamp set had the biggest flowers of them all in my stash. And I wanted to do lots of coloring too! 🙂
So, I started with stamping the flowers, first with distress ink, since I wanted a splotchy look, and then with Versamark Watermark ink and then heat embossed them clear. Same for leaves. I then watercolored them using Zig brush markers. Once dry, I added a few splatters using my Camel Drawing inks.
The sentiments are from Avery Elle Laurels and Altenew Beautiful Day. I used the same stamp sets for my handmade envelope too.
I am submitting this card to the following challenges –
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #232: Make Your Mark
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: For a Special Lady
Happy Little Stampers: March Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes
Timeout Challenge: Love and/or Friendship
Timeout challenge is celebrating their third year of running! A BIG Congrats!! 🙂
The Flower Challenge #6: Anything Goes
Thank you for stopping by! 🙂
This is BEYOND GORGEOUS!!! I know Helen LOVED it!!!
Thank you Nicole! She did, actually! And I am glad for it! 🙂
BEAUTIFUL…looks like a gorgeous watercolor painting !
Yay! Thank you Pooja!!
This is so beautiful Ashwini! just love that stamp set anyway but love the way you coloured it. Such a riot of colour, it looks amazing. Thank you so much for sharing with ius over at ‘The Flower Challenge’ and we hope to see you again soon 😉 Viv DT xx
Thank you so much Viv!! 🙂
Ashwini, I am so thankful for your friendship and kindness! So totally LOVE your cards. I hang them in my craft room cards frame 🙂
Helen, you’re too kind yourself.. that’s the only reason you see it in others too! 🙂 Be sure I am going to keep yours on my mantle too!! 😀 Just itching to see it!! (Wish the postal service was a bit quicker!!)
I know… but hey… it made it crossing the Atlantic Ocean! Thanks for playing along with Addicted To Stamps and More!
This is one of the most BEAUTIFUL cards I’ve seen in a long time. Totally pinning this! ❤ ❤ You're so talented!
Wow, Becca! Thank you so much for your kind words!! Really made my day!! 🙂
WOWZERS!!! This is like a super stunning masterpiece, Ashwini! Helen is a lucky girl! Please feel free to send your cards to other friends who appreciate them… cough cough :D.
I do send it to people whose addresses I’ve got… 😉 ;)! I wonder if I could get another friend to send mails to…maybe if they could send the address to email@example.com?? I would look forward to that! 😉
You have a good point here – no address, no card… it makes sense :). I’ll check whether there is someone willing to exchange cards with you… LOL!
Ha ha!! 😁 I hope you find someone!!! 😆
Gorgeous! Beautiful work!
Thank you Pam!
What a gorgeous card! I am sure Helen will love it!
Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
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Thank you so much Susan!
OMG – this is just soooooooo awesomely colored! Too bad you already sent it off to Helen, although I am sure she is totally in love with it, too!
Thanks for your wonderful comment on my cat Christmas card – would be great if you would play along at MCV!
Thank you Cornelia! But I am actually glad to send it off – I mean, I was happy to see it make someone else happy too – sure you get it! 🙂
Ahh… (cries) I sooo want to play… I really want to…its been so long since I played!! 🙂
This is a stunning card Ashwini! Your recipient has a work of art in her possession.
Thank you so much for your kind words, Nancy!
I am beyond words for this card Ashwini, Helen is so lucky to receive this beauty. The way you have used colors is simply stunning, well I love all your cards, and this one is one of the best of yours!
Thank you so much Rahmat!! So sweet of you!
I just don’t have the words to describe how much I LOVE this card! So, so pretty!
Thank you so much!
Absolutely beautiful card! Great stamping! Hugs, Autumn
Thank you so much!!
This is so beautiful and so artistic, Ashwini! And the process with clear heat embossing sounds great! I should give it a try! Thank you so much for sharing this at The Flower Challenge!
Thank you TaeEun!
Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with us at HLS Water Color Challenge.
Pretty , card. Love who you coloured it. Absolutely perfect.
Thank you so much Maryam!
This is stunning! Love the running of the colors!
Thank you Lisa!
Well this is just GORGEOUS!!!! Your coloring is amazing. I love the placement of the sentiment, and the black spatters. I am swooning over this one. Thanks so much for joining in our birthday celebration at Time Out!
Thank you so much Stephanie!! Really sweet of you!
Ashwini, this is a piece of art!
Thank you Ksenija!
Ashwini what a stunning creation this is. When your friend received it she must have been blown away with such beauty. Love how you have used the stamp, wow.
Thank you so much Aileen!! 🙂
Wow, wow, wow! I love this, Ashwini.
Awesome color job
GORGEOUS!!!!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!
Thank you very much Jenn!
Wow this is stunning Ashwini! Printing it for my inspiration board where i can stare at it all day!
Thank you so much! Really kind of you! 🙂
Absolutely stunning! Just love it!
Thank you Cassandra!
Stunning card! Gorgeous colours and watercolouring. Thank you for joining the HLS Watercolour challenge.
Thank you Kelly!
Wow! Your card is absolutely amazing. Beautiful coloring/water color!
Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!
Thank you Lynn!
WOW!!! This is absolutely gorgeous! I could look at it all day! Wonderful creation – you should be so proud. Congrats on your well deserved win at Addicted to Stamps and More!
Thank you so much for your kind words Zelda!! 🙂
Your Beautiful Day is sooo beautiful Thanks for sharing and I think I have to go buy the stamp.
Thank you so much Gilda!!
Stunning card. Fantasting stamping and coloring…wow.
Thank you Marjeta!
Ashwini, still gasping at the beauty of your card! Watercolor comes naturally to you, evidently, your blooms are magical! Simply stunning watercolor!!! Thank you for adding your talent to the HLS Watercolor Challenge!!!
Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words Nancy! I am really happy! 🙂
Congratulations Ashwini on your win at The Flower Challenge. Totally deserved, such an amazing card. Thank you so much for joing us at The Flower Challenge last month and hope we see you there again. Aileen DT
Thank you so much Aileen!! I am really happy about the win! 🙂
Absolutely beautiful, Ashwini! I love this stamp set and I love watercolour and you’ve combined the two perfectly! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!
Thank you so much Michelle!! So glad you liked it!