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Lotus on water

Hello! Where did August go??? and SUMMER? It's hard to believe that September is upon us!
It is what it is:))
So I've been pondering the August 2016 Inspiration Challenge: Flamingo Inspiration at Altenew all month. I new I wanted to use the Lotus stamp set as Therese did for her card. I was very inspired by the video she posted as well. 
I set to work on making the card last night ..the deadline for the challenge is tomorrow!
I inked the layers of Lotus in crisp inks: Blush, Frosty Pink and Cotton Candy. Then went back with the outline stamps and re-inked with Coral Berry. The leaves were inked in Evening Gray and Forest Glade for the outlines. 
I then got my Ziggys out and added the feathered brush strokes and detail.
For the water reflection I stamped the solid images lightly underneath the blooms in the medium colors from above and then swiped Distress Stains: Broken China, Brushed Pewter and Picket Fence across that. Moon Rock and Arctic straight from the mini ink pad added the shadows or ripples for the water. I'm very pleased with how this turned out:))
Upon showing it to my DH and asking where the Sentiment should go, We decided "less was more" and "to ADD a sentiment would only take away". So I left it alone and placed the finished panel on a card base embossed with silver at the bottom.

I do need a sympathy card for a friend, This will do nicely.

Thanks for stopping by!!


Lisa Elton said...

GORGEOUS card LauraJane!! The reflection is ridiculously fabulous!!

HJ said...

Stunning coloring, LauraJane. Love how beautiful it is. TFS

Lisaerica said...

Soooo beautiful LaureJane! I really love your flower cards, always gorgeous. I know they're a lot of work, but I so wish you made videos of you making your cards. You always have these different techniques that as much as you can explain sometimes you just need to see how it was actually done. Maybe that's just me, I'm a visual person so I need to watch how it's done, lol. Anyway, thanks for sharing and always inspiring.

Suchi said...

Stunning card- amazing coloring!!! :)
Suchi xx

lostinpaper said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful, those flowers are so vivid and love that you have used the Zigs for detail!

Patti said...

Sigh! this is remarkable LauraJane!! I am so amazed with your water!


Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Just incredible!

Erum Tasneem said...

you are sooooo talented! This is incredibly gorgeous! I just love your work!

Jeanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Wow!!