Monday, January 07, 2013

Just for you ...


Hi everyone.  Today's card is for the latest colour challenges at CAS - Colours & Sketches (Challenge #6 - Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green).  I really struggled with this challenge - I found them a difficult combination to work with.  But that's what it's all about ... otherwise they wouldn't call it a challenge!! :)  Finally I decided to go with a favorite SU! stamp of mine, Gently Falling.  I've had this set for quite a while and used it lots ... but I realized that I always seem to use it with the Watercolor Spritz technique - it just works!   Haven't made a masculine card for a while and it's always great to have some on hand.



Stamps:  Gently Falling, Just Believe (SU!)
Paper:  Crumb Cake, watercolor paper (SU!)
Ink:  Black, Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Tim Holtz Brick embossing folder (Sizzix), mister, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponge, and dimensionals



I ran a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock through the Big Shot with the embossing folder and then sponged more Crumb Cake ink on top to give it depth.

The maple leaf stamp is a 2-part stamp.  I inked the inside leaf stamp with Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit and Gumball Green Stampin' Write markers, misted it five times and stamped onto watercolor paper.  I inked the outline leaf stamp with Gumball Green, misted it five times and stamped overtop (using the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up).

Here's a close-up of the maple leaf:





12 comments:

  1. A gorgeous card Loll just love it's simplicity

    Anne

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  2. I love this, Loll and I'm really impressed. Anytime I've tried the spritz technique, I've had a mess. This makes me want to try again.

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  3. Oh my, I absolutely love this card and put it immediately in my inspiration folder. I recently got the Tim Holtz embossing folder but haven't used it yet. Now I know what to do with it! I also love the fresh greens with the neutral crumb cake! Thank you!

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  4. Gorgeous masculine card Loll. I just LOVE your watermisted leaf and how you used the colors for the challenge. TFS my friend..

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  5. I am just amazed how you made that leaf Loll!

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  6. I just live the brick embossing plate, what a great effect. And the leaf looks amazing. Thanks for joining us at CAS - Colour and Sketches

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  7. Loll this is STUNNING - I love it. Thanks so much for joining in this week at CAS Colours and Sketches - Jacqueline xx

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  8. Love the simplicity of this design, Loll. The leaf is fabulous, and I love the tone on tone brickwork.

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  9. Love the embossed panel and I think you've done a great job with the colour combination. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches this week

    Louise xx

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  10. Ack - this is awesome! I love the little bit of brick texture, and how you mixed the two colors on the leaf. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

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  11. This is a standout at CAS C&S, Lolly! I'm so happy you received a Top Three!!

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)