Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Vellum Magnolias

  Hello Crafters!
How are you today?
I am wonderful. I am so completely blown away by the response to yesterday's card. You guys are  incredibly awesome!! Thank you so much for your sweet and encouraging comments. They truly mean so much to me <3.
Today's card is using the current CAS(E) this Sketch and the lovely color combo is from Simon Says Stamp's Flickr challenge.

Before we get to the card  I have to warn you the "area" of the card got a little out of hand. While I did mange to keep it mostly to the bottom of the card it's much larger than the sketch

I got crazy with the water colors lol. I used distress ink and a paintbrush to drop color in where I wanted. You're looking at Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, and Salty Ocean here. After it was dry I attached some Altenew Magnolias heat embossed on vellum in white. I just added small dots along the embossing to attach it. 
I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's Beautiful set. The card base is actually a cool gray but with the magic of photography it looks black. Lame, but there isn't anything I can do about :/ My last step was to mix some water with a bit of perfect pearls and splatter it on. It takes a minute to dry on the vellum but if you are patient it will dry and it looks uber cool. 

Here's a close up

Shim, shim, shimmery! 

Alright folks I'm off to bed. It's night shift this week and I'm already up too late/early. 

Thanks for stopping by to visit!!



  1. your watercoloring gets more gorgeous every day!!! beautiful card!

  2. Ugh for the night shift but this card is sooooo amazing! I love, love, love it! ♥

  3. What a wonderful background for the vellum flowers!

  4. Gorgeous background for those pretty vellum flowers~

  5. I didn't see yesterday's card. All I could see was the world's cutest little boy; everything else went out of the picture! But THIS, holy swear word, sister, this is my new fave, not just of yours, but of all of Blogland!! Cripes, but you are so incredibly talented, Kelly! I know someday you will be selling your art on canvas and holding gallery shows! I bow!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Oh my! I agree with Ms Darnell, you are so full of talent, it's incredible! What a fantastic card, Kelly! Love the colors, the splatter, the fact that you embossed the vellum. Beautiful work!

  7. YOU do realize how exquisite and ethereally pretty this is right - this is up there with the most gorgeous card ever!! Those vellum flowers are the star of the show but they get a little usurped b the hauntingly amazing and beautiful watercolor behind them that is so spot on with its' randomness and splatters!! So amazing and I agree about your ARTISTIC status - you truly create stunning masterpieces!!

  8. Oh, this is so gorgeous, Kelly! I love it! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  9. I wouldn't mind how big it is; just love it.

  10. oh wow! This is just soon beautiful! I LOVE everything about this!

  11. Gasp! Oh my goodness Kelly, you have totally out-done yourself with this card...WOW! Your water coloring and splatters are amazing and your vellum flowers are gorgeous! You've really done an amazing job on the sketch and color combo...Looks like a winner to me!

  12. I almost fell off the chair when I saw this. Your card is AMAZING! So striking, Kelly! Hey, did you see the HA blog yesterday? You won! Check it out. And you're welcome. lol. :)

  13. Oooooooo, so pretty!

    woooohooooo this is OH SO GORGOEUS
    no words from me
    sooooo beautifullllllll

  15. Gasp! Absolutely gorgeous, Kelly! Fab take on the sketch!