Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Altenew February Challenge: From Places Abroad: Cyprus

Today, I have a card to share for the 


Isn't that photo gorgeous?
I decided to use my Altenew Beautiful stamp set to make my card.


I started by stamping the peony in black, stormy seas and soft stone.
Then, I masked it and stamped the jar in royal blue,
and then again in veramark, where I heat embossed it in clear.
I masked the peony and the jar and stamped the leaves.


I coloured in the jar with my Zig Markers and a paint brush dipped in water.
I added some grey with a paint brush around the base of the jar to ground it.
I stamped the sentiment (from Reverse Confetti's Lots to Say)
in versamark and heat embossed it in white.

Thanks for looking!

18 comments:

Alanna said...

This is gorgeous Leigh. I love hose flowers and the blue base is so lovely.

Karen B. said...

So pretty!

Tracy Freeman said...

Leigh this is really beautiful, the pop of blue against the grey flowers look amazing and i love it !
Have a great day x

Kay Miller said...

So beautiful Leigh! Great job on the masking!

Audrey Pettit said...

Omword, this is so stunning, Leigh! I just love, love, LOVE the contrast between the neutral tones of the flower and leaves with the bold pop of watercolor gorgeousness on the jar! This is a perfect interpretation of that inspiration photo. Absolutely gorgeous!

*Vicki* said...

Really beautiful design! Love the image!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous interpretation ! Love ❤️

Cris G said...

Beautiful almost neutral card! Love the vibrant blue, it brings the flower to life.

Charlene said...

A stunner Leigh!!!!

Celeste Goff said...

This is just beautiful Leigh!

Lisa said...

Lovely card Leigh!!

Jen Mitchell said...

What a gorgeous take on that inspiration photo! The flowers have a wonderful sepia tone and against the blue mason jar they just POP! Wow!!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful and striking! I love the peony set - and I adore how you used greys and black with Stormy
Sea - yummo!!

Beth H. said...

This is beautiful!

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Hi, Just found your blog via Pinterest and having a good browse.

This card is stunning, as are all your other cards. I love your use of colour.

The photo is interesting, and from the island I currently call home. The blue door is very typical on older houses in Cyprus, along with red tiled roofs.

Off for another browse.

Sheila

cm said...

WOW! Your card is a stunning translation of the photo; so impressed with your Zig-painting mastery! The jar is lovely; the flowers, ever so eye-catching! You and those big blooms are a perfect pair!
hugs~c

Bobby said...

Absolutely beautiful, Leigh.

Kelly Griglione said...

Another stand out ... it's hard to make a sympathy card with the right amount of restraint. This is just perfect. Love the color on the jar and not the flower.