Thursday, 23 February 2017

The Language of Flowers...Lilly...

Happy Thursday,

Today's flower and meanings is the Lily, this image was drawn form a vase of Lilies I had on my mantelpiece I loved the intricate lines of the flowers in the vase and so decided to draw them, this was the first drawing I made for this collection.

This card is a little different with the black and white stamped image overlaid with panels stamped to match and coloured a little different but I love it.













The next card is a little more normal and uses some of the flourishes form the matching Lilly set.  I coloured the image using watercolour pencils pulling the colours out using a water brush.  I followed this side colouring the border strip which is stamped form the clear set in the same manner and using colour cloud in soft cerise and lemon meringue on the background ( made using another of the backgrounds I will share on Saturday)




here is the lily clear set followed by the A6 rubber stamp of the single spray.



Enjoy...

43 comments:

  1. Morning John, two beautiful cards again today love the quirkiness of the first one and the second one is equally beautiful, very useful stamps you can never get enough flowers.
    Nancyd xx

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  2. I love lillies and that's a really beautiful stamp. Clever way of using it too on the first card.

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  3. Morning John, oh Lilly's, how gorgeous are these stamps, you are inspirational with the creations today, love them.

    Congrats on selling out of the ODS on Hochanda last night, great news.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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  4. Good Morning John
    Another gorgeous stamp.Love the first card.
    Jan

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  5. Morning John,
    Two lovely cards today, the lilies are gorgeous.
    Sorry I didn't get to watch your show last night, will check to see if it's on catch up.
    Maggie

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  6. Two different cards today.Love the lily stamps.Enjoyed your shows John,recorder set for today's. Joycex

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  7. Beautiful cards this week, John. Haven't managed to catch any shows recently because of holidays but will see what's still on catch up. You are so clever.
    Have a great day.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

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  8. Two lovely cards John. These lilies are so lovely.
    Love Valxxx

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  9. Both beautiful cards John. Love the turned down corner on the second one.
    Annette x

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  10. Love the second card, not too sure about the first one but that's just me.

    Michele

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  11. Good morning John both of these cards are stunning I love those stamps. The design on the first is very effective it is just a bit different. I am looking forward to your shows today. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  12. Absolutely love the style of the first card

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  13. Another beautiful set, love the design of first card. Missed last nights show as put to record and Hochanda put Barbara Grey on instead.!!!!

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  14. Both these cards are lovely John. You did so well last night.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  15. Lovely cards John. Lilies are so beautiful. I like the first card. A bit different, but lovely. Love Rosemarie X

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  16. Hi John
    Great cards, the second card is beautiful.
    Fabulous show last evening, was that the quickest sell out ever? Can't wait to see what you have left to demo with!
    B xx

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  17. Hi John,
    Beautiful stamps and lovely cards, with the first one being my favourite. So different from the norm.
    Hugs, Rose

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  18. Morning John,
    Beautiful stamps and cards.
    Lydia
    X

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  19. Lovely stamps and cards John , both having a very modern look.
    Elaine H X

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  20. Good Morning John I so agree with you over the Lily, it was also the first flower I drew at college, I love the lines and you can get such fabulous shading to. A stunning card and the design is unique love it. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  21. Beautiful cards John the lillies are lovely I grow Cala lillies pure white the show was great last night
    Love June horrocks xxxc

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  22. Hi John, another beautiful set of stamps and the cards are gorgeous. Enjoyed last nights show, what a quick sell out!
    Marion S x

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  23. Sorry, I completely forgot about the show last night! I will have to find it on catch up. The lily stamp is so beautiful.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  24. Wondered what had happened to your show when I got home in time to watch the repeat and got Barbara Gray. Will have to watch it on catchup later. SueL x

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  25. Morning John, wow another fabulous set of stamps, I absolutely love the style of the first card, it is so different
    Wendy

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  26. These stamps are really lovely, John, and your colouring is perfect. Thank you.

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  27. My first reaction was that I liked the second one best but the more I look at them I think I actually prefer the first. It just takes a minute or two for my brain to accept something different and this card is very different. Its sort of quirky (I don't mean that in a bad way so please don't take it wrong lol). Yes its definitely growing on my and I could live with that John.
    I love how you sometimes challenge my perception of things.

    Hugs
    Helen xx

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  28. Hi John
    Two stunning stamp sets & you samples are beautiful. Thanks for sharing
    Hug's Lynda xx

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  29. Hi John two lovely cards the lilies are gorgeous I'm afraid I missed your show last night I'll have to watch it on catch up

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  30. Hi John,
    2 more wonderful cards and awesome designs.
    Your colouring is excellent, and you are very talented artist drawing those lovely stamps from a vase of the flowers.
    My Mum and my Sister had those wonderful talents too, and sadly I never inherited them.
    Another sad thing is they are no longer with us as well.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

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  31. Beautiful cards again john x the stamps look lovely x brilliant shows x I will never be rich !
    Theresa w x

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  32. One of the use of the negative spaces in his card Well Done!

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  33. Gorgeous cards today John. Congratulations on your sell out last night. Had to miss some of the 8pm show and couldn't understand what had happened at 10pm but Myra told me the news so managed to watch on Catchup. Love the dies on today's shows.

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  34. Hello John,
    Wow! That was quite a roller coaster of a show last night! Fast and furious! Loved your demos and learned a lot. Couldn't believe how quickly everything sold out! Today's cards are beautiful too! You have a great talent. The detail is amazing and I love flowers!
    Thank you, love Myra
    PS . Brenda forgot you were on and she is usually the one who kindly reminds me!

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  35. Both cards are stunning I especially like the first one they're my kind of colours and like the layout One I will definitely try OK OK I missed your show yesterday BUT I relented and bought some if the Paper Cut dies today as a Get Well Soon present to me lol!

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  36. Hi John

    I LOVE the first card, it's a fantastic design, as is the second card. Fabulous colours

    June x

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  37. John both of these cards are fabulous.
    These are my absolutely favourite flowers, my freinds think i am mad because i would rather have a bunch of lilies
    instead of red roses lol.

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  38. Two beautiful cards John a lovely collection
    Hug's Lynda xx

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  39. Two very gorgeous cards John. Love the Lily stamp and the corresponding language of the lily stamps.

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  40. Love the look of Lillies they are gorgeous but sadly i find the scent very overpowering especially when they open fully, usually caused by the pollen which a florist suggested to me. Shame relly as they are so beautiful especially on your cards John. x

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  41. Eh up John
    Two unusual cards as they are not your usual style but love the quirkiness of the first one. The lily is indeed a gorgeous flower and stamp.
    Best wishes
    Ang x

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