4/23/2015

PP #241 & VV #14 ~ Life is Beautiful!

Hey, how are you? Spring is in full swing for us with typical Ohio weather. A couple of beautiful 70 degree days followed by windy weather that took us down to the mid 40's!! But those warm days did help more pretty blooms to pop and the trees to fill in a little. It inspired me to play along with the Paper Players CAS and watercoloring challenge. So I set out layering up a card that I could also enter at Virginia's View.



This one is a feminine mini card using PTI's Meadow Greens. I began with a small watercolored panel made with ink and markers. I topped it with the embossed queen anne's lace blooms. For extra frilliness, I die cut a green vellum panel and the card base with a Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 2 die. A little sprinkling of PPP 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins top it off without too much fussiness.




Thanks so much for visiting with me today ~Lisa

38 comments:

Jen Mitchell said...

Oh, goodness I love how the bit of embossing on the florals gives this such elegance. Pretty and feminine for sure!

Virginia Lu said...

On my goodness, Lisa, this is drop dead gorgeous! I love the inking and the touches of gold. I haven't used that PPP border die enough, thanks for the inspiration! Always a treat to see your lovely work! Thank you for playing Virginia's View Challenge!

Annette Allen said...

gorgeous.. those flowers look amazing..

Greta said...

Your embossing, watercoloring & fancy edges are wonderful, Lisa! LOVE this card!

LeAnne said...

Isn't this pretty! I love your embossed queen Anne's lace flowers and your little edge is just divine! Great way to use watercolors too! Thanks for sharing this with us, Lisa!

KayM said...

Oh my!!! This is stunning Lisa! What a gorgeous card! The sparkly embossed queen Anne's lace is so beautiful! Love the watercolored background too!

Michele Henderson said...

Wow, Lisa, this is absolutely gorgeous! I just love the soft colors, the tiny little embellishments and details! SOOOO pretty!

Rosemary said...

another absolutely lovely card, lisa!!

I Card Everyone said...

Speaking of swooning! Oh I adore this Queen Anne's lace, Lisa! I may have to look into it... 20 years ago, in May, I walked down the aisle carrying a little bouquet of white tulips, and Queen Anne's Lace! *sigh* So, so beautiful...
=] Michele

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my goodness....this is about as beautiful as they come. I love the wonderful coloring for the background and those flowers are stunning.

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely beautiful, Lisa! I love the embossed Queen Anne's lace. Thanks for sharing with The Paper Players!

Claire Broadwater said...

Lisa, this is just gorgeous! I love the watercolored background, but those Queen Anne's Lace flowers caught my eye! I used to pick those for my Mom. I love everything about this beauty! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

So gorgeous! I love the pretty edges and all the sparkly gold!

Darnell J Knauss said...

There's nothing like spring in the Midwest after all that winter - enjoy! Your card took my breath away, Lisa! I love the watercolors in such pretty pastels and the green vellum layer was the perfect touch!! Hugs, Darnell

Charlene said...

What a fabulous feminine mini card Lisa!! I love the BG , so soft and pretty and the vellum is perfect!!

stampwithsandy said...

Lisa THIS is beautiful! I love the soft watercoloring and the gorgeous gold embossing. Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

Leigh Penner said...

Gorgeous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh this is so pretty! Love the watercolor and the embossing -- looks great together

Anne Marie Hile said...

Lisa, this is beyond gorgeous! That watercolored background is SO soft and pretty. The embossed flowers really pop, too. This card needs to be in a frame. Seriously! I love it! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players this week! Hugs! :)

Geri said...

Oh, that's beautiful, Lisa! Love the added touch of embossing and your layers of color!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Popping back to congratulate you, Lisa, on the well-deserved "A Cut Above" recognition from The Paper Players!! Enjoy the weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Joyce said...

I just love this. It is so gorgeous. Those flowers are beautiful embossed, and how fun that you just used the blooms. It gives an entirely new look to that stamp set.

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

So Beautiful and pretty!!!

Becca Cruger said...

Wowzas! Talk about sparkliness in full force! Your card reminds me of a puffed up dandelion on a spring morning, all shrouded in dew and glistening in the dawn. So... yea... it's beautiful!

Marybeth said...

Happy for you that you now have blooms outside. lovevyour card Lisa and the edge is so pretty!
We've been busy around here with some grandchildren sleepovers .

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a gorgeous card, Lisa! I love the watercoloring and the edge design... I absolutely love the embossed blooms! BEAUTIFUL! <3

Colleen Dietrich said...

Did you hear that? That was me, gasping when your card came into full view on my computer monitor!

Wow, Lisa. This is so very, very beautiful. The embossing, the Queen Anne's lace, the watercolory background. All, so pretty!

Joni Andaya said...

So Beautiful Lisa :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Lisa what a beautiful card, I love the soft watercolouring and the glitz of the gold.

Jinny Newlin said...

Gosh, I adore that soft, pastel background, and the embossing is the perfect amount of texture! Oh, and Ohio sounds a lot like Kansas weather-wise ;).

Larissa Heskett said...

OHHHLALALLA!! I LOVE this Lisa!! That border die is on my Wish List!! I LOVE how you layered them!! The Gold touches are AWESOME too!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Deepti said...

oh my goodness! that soft BG is soooooo pretty

Pauline said...

This is beautiful, I love your watercoloured background.

Kim S said...

Your card is beautiful!! The soft background with the metallic embossing is a wonderful contrast!

~Tammy~ said...

I love the gorgeous edge and oh my that beautiful embossed image! OUTSTANDING!

Calli Medved said...

I came across your Jan 8, 2015 design of 'shaker' card. I purchased the pocket die and have the other die. What I'm wondering is where you got the 'vine' flourish that you used on the front of the card??

Lisa said...

I hope you pop back here for the answer about the vine die Cali. I couldn't find any contact info for you!! Those pretty little vines are from Top Dog Dies. The set is called Leafy Flourishes.

http://www.topdogdies.com/top-dog-dies-leafy-flourishes-die-set.html