Saturday, January 20, 2018

January Leading Lady Andrea Shell | Take Three

Our January Leading Lady Andrea Shell is back for her triumphant third performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her pink and plaid extravaganza from her sensational second performance CLICK HERE.   Today Andrea will take your breath away with her card!

Without further ado, Andrea...

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Hello, again! I'm back with the third installment of my favorite crafty things. Long before I ever heard of papercrafting, I was a gardener, specifically of flowers. I absolutely love flowers - the colors, the fragrances - everything! Therefore, I HAD to include flowers in my list, and Winnie & Walter has some truly beautiful ones. My card today features In Bloom: Anna's Flora and In Bloom: Addie's Garden.

 

I started by creating masks of all my flowers. My images were stamped onto Bristol Smooth paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Using my MISTI, I stamped the large flower (It looks like a dahlia to me.) in the center, masked it, and then stamped the two adjacent to it. I continued masking and stamping until I was satisfied with my arrangement.

 

Once my ink was dry, I colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a waterbrush. For the background I ink-blended Tumbled Glass Distress ink over Scenery: Grand Trellis Creative Screenings, making sure not to get any ink on my flowers.

 

After heat-setting my panel, I stamped a sentiment from The Big, the Bold and You with Versamark and gold heat-embossed it. I trimmed down my panel and adhered it to a white card. To give more interest to the background, I added some clear Nuvo drops. Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to head over to my blog and leave a comment on all of my Leading Lady posts for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate.


Hugs, 
Andrea

  
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21 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Andrea! Love the colors/coloring!

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  2. Beautiful card! Love the mix of flowers and the colors!

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  3. Love the beautiful coloring, so gorgeous!

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  4. This card is STUNNING!! I Love the mix of flowers and colors!!

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  5. Beautiful card and colouring. Great job stamping and masking too.

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  6. Love the colorful flowers and the gold embossing.

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  7. Oh wow--what a beautiful garden of flowers you made!

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  8. That’s a gorgeous floral !
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  9. Beautiful watercolored Card, love this garden of flowers with gold embossed sentiment.

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  10. Gorgeous card!! I love the vibrant colors of the flowers!! How wonderful to learn you were a gardener. Thanks for sharing!!

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  11. Oh, I just love these vibrant colors with the gleaming gold sentiment!!! Beautiful!!
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  12. The gold embossed sentiment with those beautiful florals make for a gorgeous card!

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  13. I'd love to pick these flowers from my garden. Beautiful card. Thank you.

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  14. Beautiful card with a fabulous colour palette. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. The shading on the flowers is just gorgeous!

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  16. Very inspiring, beautiful card!

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