Large Flower and Life + Zig Zag

Hello, my friends! Hope you are having a beautiful week so far. =) Here are a couple of cards that I made for this month's challenge over at Hero Arts Blog, A Blog Named Hero and for Chevron Color Trends Challenge over at Embellish Blog.

My first card is for this month's challenge over at Hero Arts Blog. I used one of the sketches for the challenge and played with window cards technique from A Cut Above online class that I am taking. I also want to submit this to the Cards with a view challenge over at A Blog Named Hero.

I stamped and colored one of the beautiful roses from Large Flower Background with Prismacolor colored pencils. I then cut it out and mounted it over the window that I cut using one of the frame dies from Frames with Springs set. I added a piece of acetate behind the window to help support the rose since it's popped up on foam tape.

I also stamped Flower Dot Pattern on the card base with Chamomile ink from PTI's Tea Dye Duo Inking System. The ink fades as it dries and created a very nice and subtle look. All paper edges are inked with the same ink as well. The patterned paper is from London Market 6x6 Collage Paper Pack by Pink Paislee and the sentiment is from Sending Smiles Message set.

My second card is for Chevron Color Trends Challenge at Embellish Blog.

I stamped Hero Arts Zig Zag with Pumice Stone distress ink on the back of a piece of watercolor paper by stamping the first impression off on scratch paper, spritzed some water over the remaining ink and used the second impression for my background.

The flowers/branches from PTI's Life set are stamped with Dusty Concord and Milled Lavender distress inks. I used the same stamping technique as stamping the background for the Dusty Concord ones to soften the color a bit. The sentiment from Tiny Tags set is stamped with Evergreen Bough.

That's all for now. Hope you have a fabulous day! =)

Thanks for stopping by!

for "Life + Zig Zag" card:
cardstock: (watercolor paper) Strathmore Artist Papers
rubber stamp: (Zig Zag) Hero Arts
clear stamp: (Life, sentiment) Papertrey Ink
dye ink: (Pumice Stone, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Evergreen Bough) Ranger Industries
fiber: (cream burlap string) May Arts
die: (heart tag) Papertrey Ink
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam squares) Recollections
card size: 4" x 5 1/2"

for "Large Flower" card:
cardstock: (Rustic Cream) Papertrey Ink, (bristol) Strathmore Artist Papers
rubber stamp: (Large Flower Background, Flower Dot Pattern) Hero Arts
clear stamp: (sentiment) Hero Arts
patterned paper: Pink Paislee
dye ink: (Chamomile, Dark Chocolate) Papertrey Ink
archival ink: (Jet Black) Ranger Industries
coloring medium: (colored pencils) Prismacolor
fiber: (cream seam binding) Lawrence Schiff Silk Mills, Inc.
die: (frame) Hero Arts/Sizzix, (scallop border) Memory Box
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 4" x 5 1/2"


yyam said…
Oh wow! These are exquisite Alice! :)
Susie said…
Both are stunning, Alice.
Beate said…
Both cards are gorgeous, as always. I LOVE the coloring of your rose.
Hugs and smiles
Anette said…
wow, both cards are just gorgeous!!!
Lin said…
Beautiful flowers, Alice! One bright and one subtle, love them both!
Alice these are both stunning. I love how you do CAS so beautifully!
Mary Dawn said…
beautiful window card, Alice! thanks so much for playing along with our Challenge #2 at A Blog Named Hero
Virginia L. said…
Both cards are gorgeous! The flower on first card has such great depth and dimensions! It sure speaks volumes! I also love the soft colors on the 2nd!! So muted and sophisticated! Have a great day, sweet friend!
donna mikasa said…
Beautiful cards, Alice! I especially love the blue flower on the first. I'd never think to trim the flower out of the BG stamp--so elegant!
Jenny said…
Such wonderful cards Alice, your colouring is just amazing and I love the subtle colours on your second card :0)
Jenny x
~amy~ said…
both are simply gorgeous!
Sanne said…
Beautiful cards Alice - the first one is stunning!!!
Jodi Collins said…
These are SO gorgeous Alice! That blue flower is downright spectacular!
dstandard said…
Gorgeous cards and your coloring is awesome!
Danni said…
Beautiful cards!!!
Suzanne Russell said…
i love both of your cards-The window card is what brought me to your blog-so glad I got to see "Life" as well. The zig-zag is a very creative background for the wildflower image.
Courtney K said…
that blue flower is absolutely stunning Alice. and I love the subtle chevron background on the second card - so feminine!
Karen B. said…
Alice, these are divine. So refreshing to see on your blog because these styles so much suit you as well!
debby4000 said…
Absolutely gorgeous cards Alice especially the first one.
Kathy Martin said…
Lovely floral cards!
Sunghee said…
Absolutely gorgeous!
BabyBokChoy said…
These are beautiful, such lovely florals.
Larissa Heskett said…
I LOVE your fun take on the challenge!! Your card is BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)
Jill said…
Absolutely stunning! Your talent is amazing- I just love visiting your blog!!
Virginia L. said…
Congrats on the Hero Arts Tweet, Alice! xoxo
Trinh said…
Gorgeous cards, Alice!
Wida said…
Well deserved win and the chevron card is goooorrrrgeous! So soft and sweet.

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