Saturday, 20 August 2016

Exotic Flowers cards

Hi friends, I see the weekend is here yet again !
Been busy in my craft room today, here are
two cards I made.
Over at 'Less is More' the theme this week
'Something Exotic' 

Hmm thinking caps on then, I decided to
go with exotic flowers ! I had recently
hand drawn and watercoloured this purply
 blue flower. 
I quickly made it into a card, then made
 another one using hot colours
this time ;)

I have more half made  too, this time digital
 ones though ! I had exotic flowers on my
brain funnily enough this week. I bought
 this gorgeous white Orchid plant.
 I had my eye on it for a while and in the end
just HAD to buy it ;) It looks great in my
 hall now too. See pic below cards!
Hope you like my exotic new header,
thought I would go with the same 'exotic'
 theme ;)
 I am soooo crazy about font's,
(you may have noticed), I am mixing and
adding 'swashes' to them now ;)

ps. We had a great day at the Dinosaur park
with the grandchildren, pic soon!
Also a very big welcome to my latest 
follower June , welcome aboard ;)

Exotic flowers, CAS, Watercolour

Watercolour card
TH Distress inks
Permanent pen black

Watercolour, CAS, LIM

Watercolour card
TH Distress inks
My Favourite Things sentiment 
Versacraft Tangerine ink
Permanent pen black


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE both of these beauties Viv my friend! So very pretty and soft! Also, LOVE your Orchid! Have a great weekend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Esther said...

So many things to love about this post! Your gorgeous new header, that beautiful white orchid, a fab time at the Dinosaur Park (is it wrong of me to be a smidgen jealous?!) and finally two stunning cards! What absolute beauties. I can't decide which I like best... they're both just too fab to choose between. Thanks for an awesome share at Less is More :)

Wendy Johnson said...

Two fab cards and my favorite has to be the bright orange one. Great watercolouring

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! Viv you are simply too talented for words! 2 awesome cards here and shouting exotic to the max! Beautiful, CAS and fabulous. Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week. Sarah

Craft-E-Place said...

Two simple stunning cards! I love the vibrancy of the orange flower - stunning!

Kate - Small Bits of Paper said...

Such beautiful cards! The different colours give such different looks, and yet both so beautiful! Your orchid is gorgeous too!

sandy's crafty bits said...

Wow wow wow ...two amazing cas cards so elegant loving your new exotic header and the orchid is amazing we always had fresh orchids in our bungalow when we lived in Singapore just love them ... Glad you had fun at the dinosaur park ... Have a great rest of the weekend ... Happy crafting and love sandy xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Stunning cards ... You are so talented... And another new header...
Love your orchid...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Gorgeous card - the first one almost glows! Pretty orchid, too - I have a similar one, blooming as well right now :)

Susan said...

Such pretty and creative cards. Your colors are stunning! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Neets B said...

Viv, where do I start? Your header is beautiful, I spotted it straight away as I love lilies. As for your cards, how talented are you?! These are just amazing, I can't pick a fave as I love both these colour ways. And your orchid is lovely. I love them but no matter how hard I try I always lose them, obviously not got green fingers!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Daffodil Cards said...

You drew these flowers? WOW! they are truly beautiful and painted with your skill.

Love your new header so Hot Summer.

Wish I could get my orchid to flower I have had it for years, it has the most brilliant leaves, which are added from time to time, but No flowers. I've even threatened it, by telling it it's going to be thrown out, it still refuses to flower!

Kathyk said...

Both cards are simply splendid


~@ngie~ said...

two absolutely stunning cards... I love the flowers you created & I love the watercolouring.... I've never done that lol xXx
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Stamps and Paper said...

Two gorgeous cards Viv love the colours


Christine L said...

Loving your fabulous exotic flowers, loving your new header, loving your beautiful orchid... don't know what 'mixing and swashing' your fonts is!! hehe!

Christine x

Gerrina said...

Oh wow, I love blue, but in the hot colours the flowers look so exotic! Beautifully drawn! Hope you have a good week planned! It will start with rain here, but then the temp should be up to 31... Hugs, Gerrina

Chrissie said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Viv, these flowers are truly exotic!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

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