Friday, April 14, 2023

Alstroemeria Stems Birthday Wishes

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

A special card for a sweet friend.

I believe she likes purple and I'm loving these Alstroemeria dies.

I watercolored the flowers with Distress Markers and my waterbrush.
You can tell that I colored the flowers at different times. LOL.
Isn't it funny how that can make such a big difference?
But no two flowers are exactly alike so we'll go with these.

I hope she enjoys this card as much as I enjoyed making it for her.

4 Seasons - ATG Spring
Triple B - Birds, Butterflies & Blooms (Blooms)


Card Recipe
Stamps:  All Occasions (Jane's Doodles)
Ink:   Wilted Violet, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Gorgeous Grape (for sentiment)
Paper:   Neenah Solar White, Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series), Grapesicle (MFT)
Other:  Alstroemeria Stem Die (SSS), Dainty Diamonds EF (SU)


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Nstiz said...

Love the watercoloring on this with such a variation in the color. The petals look so natural! Beautifully designed and framed, Bonnie!

I Card Everyone said...

I really need to get to know these Alstroemeria better - they are gorgeous painted any color while in your talented hands, Bonnie!
A beautiful birthday card that is sure to be cherished!

Bobby said...

Your watercoloring gives the flowers a soft variance of colors, Bonnie. They are beautiful and I love the card design with the purple borders.

Brenda in IN said...

Your watercolor is just like two are ever exactly the same. The design is lovely and your friend will treasure this.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card and lovely watercoloring, just like in nature. I know your friend will love this card. TFS

Cat Craig said...

Alastomeria are one of my favorites for cut flowers, they last quite a bit of time. Your lavender blooms are lovely.

Marcia Hill said...

I never even noticed the difference in the two flowers till I read your description Bonnie...all I know is that both of them are beautifully water colored! Lovely, lovely card...your friend will LOVE it!! Hugs. :0)

Pat said...

These alstroemeria flowers are really beautiful Bonnie, and I did see one was a bit darker than the other but when colouring even if you did them at the same time they don't always end up exactly the same as this is the nature of watercolour, and as you say no two flowers look alike, and the diamond embossing looks so pretty in the background, and love that you added the pearls to the centres of the flowers...a terrific card! x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely beautiful as always Bonnie.
Faith x said...

A fantastic card Bonnie so beautifully coloured.I didn't notice the difference in colour I just saw beautiful colouring ./


Loll said...

Such a beautiful and special card for your friend, Bonnie! Love the alstremaria in purple!! xx

jimlynn said...

So pretty and I love the design and pearls for the centers. Beautiful!

Maria said...

Beautiful water colored flowers! Wonderful design, too! I’m sure your friend loved the special card for her birthday!

Lisa Elton said...

Those flowers look lovely all dolled up in purple, Bonnie! This is a wonderful birthday card for your friend!

TK said...

Perfectly pretty, and perfectly unique -- she'll love it, whoever she is!

TK said...

Perfectly pretty, and perfectly unique -- she'll love it, whoever she is!

kiwimeskreations said...

A exquisite card Bonnie - I am sure your friend will appreciate it

Diane said...

It's a gorgeous card, I am sure she will LOVE it!! Love the pearls in the centers too, so creative!!
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Darlene said...

Oh Bonnie, this is absolutely beautiful! LOVE your design and those pearled centers are amazing! Beautifully done my friend! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our newest adventure - Triple B challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Triple B

PS ... thanks for sharing this beauty with us over on our Four Seasons challenge too. Good Luck

Carole said...

Super stunning and very classy Bonnie, but then all your cards are classy! xx

HilaryJane said...

Of course no two flowers are ever the same so your shouldn't be either. Love it xx

Trina P. said...

Very pretty. I’m sure your friend will love it (if she has not received it yetj.

Christine Alexander said...

your die cuts are so beautifully coloured and love the tiny pearls for the stamens ♥ your friend will love the card. xx

Leslie Miller said...

It's interesting that you have the same experience when coloring at different times. I thought it was just me. However, it's not noticeable except in that your flowers are both so so pretty! These are wonderful flower dies and I know your friend will love your card.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Stunning Alstroemeria birthday card, Bonnie! Your coloring really brings life to the flowers. Love the unique diagonally symmetrical design, and the colors of the flowers! :-)
I'm the luckiest girl to have this card in hand, and I'll cherish it. Thank you, my friend!
Hideko xx

Karen Letchworth said...

Another gorgeous card, Bonnie. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Four Seasons Challenge Blog.

BożenA said...

WOW! These Peruvian lilies in your performance are so dreamy. You made wonderful use of these beautiful layered dies.

TK said...

Congrats on Top 3 at Four Seasons challenge!!!