Friday, February 19, 2016

Addicted to CAS #81, Winnie and Walter Floral, and Muse #153

I have a couple of beautiful florals for you today, if I do say so myself.  Up first is a card for Addicted to CAS (cue word Bloom) and Winnie & Walter's Floral challenge.  It's their second birthday and they have a ton of wonderful challenges to celebrate the occasion.
I wanted to try the Distress Ink lifting that Jennifer McGuire showed here and thought this beautiful hydrangea from Addie's Garden would be the perfect flower to use.  Now I must say that troubles abound in finishing the card and I'm so glad the bloom was fussy cut so I didn't have to redo it. Even using my Misti, I had problems stamping the sentiment next to the leaf.  I finally cut the panel down and around the leaf and kept stamping until I got a good impression.  I popped that panel up and added a strip of some previously inked paper to the left side to carry the color over.

Keeping with the floral theme, I made a card for the Muse challenge featuring this card by Tracey  McNeely.
I was inspired by the three varying colored flowers in the lower left corner.
I tried the ink lifting technique again on these Tim Holtz flowers but it didn't work as well on the lighter colors.  The sentiment is from SSS.

I'm so glad you dropped by.


20 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowers -- I love that lifting technique, so pretty!

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  2. These are beautiful, Bobby! I'm thinking I need to invest in some distress inks... that technique is wonderful!

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  3. Love the rich colour of your first bloom and such a gorgeous take on Tracey's card. Have a fun weekend x

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  4. Oh I am swooning here Bobby! I watched that VT of Jennifer McGuire's card too but you've rocked it and surpassed Jennifer even. Such gorgeous depth of colour and a striking CAS card. Love it. A beautiful take on Tracey's card too for Muse. Thanks for sharing at ATCAS - Sarah x

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  5. Those flowers are so beautiful. Just lovely.

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  6. Both gorgeous cards and a great take on Jennifer's technique. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week
    Jaydee

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  7. Bobby your cards are gorgeous! I love that big hydrangea and I think I need to check out her video. Your Muse is gorgeous, love those flowers in those colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Muse this week!

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  8. What a wonderful display of color, Bobby! Gorgeous Hydrangea - gorgeous T.H. flowers, too! You've had a very fun day of playing cards - Spring is around the corner, yay - a play day soon?
    =]

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  9. Bobby...just amazing! I love both of your cards but that hydrangea is stunning.

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  10. Lovely flowers today! I also was intriged by that ink-lifting technique - it looks fab! Also love the warm colours of your mums! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

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  11. Two gorgeous cards, Bobby! I love the rich colors and stunning design on the first one, and your take on Tracey's Muse card is fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

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  12. These beauties elicited gasps from me, Bobby! They are stunning!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. Beautiful blooms, Bobby ... on both cards! That first one in particular with it's rich, bold colour is an absolute stunner! Hugs, Anita :)

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  14. These are both beautiful and love the trio of flowers ! x

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  15. These are both gorgeous, Bobby! That technique gives such a gorgeous result and I'm glad you didn't quit on your card - I really like that popped up panel. And your Muse card is a stunner - love those big beautiful blooms!

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  16. Two beautiful cards dominated by stunning florals. So much lovely vibrant colors, and I love that fun fussy cut edge on your first card.

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  17. Fabulous take on the muse Bobby!!! Wow your flowers are truly the stars of the show!

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  18. Tow outstanding cards Bobby!! So glad I popped on over or I would have missed these!

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  19. You've definitely mastered the ink-lifting technique; your hydrangea is beautiful, as is the leaf and sentiment. Glad you found a way to pull it all together (I'd have given up in despair!). Your trio of blooms in the second...oh my! Gorgeous!
    Hugs~c

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