Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hello Dolly! :)


Hi everyone.  Here is the birthday card I made for Darnell (djkardkreations).  Her birthday isn't until next week, but for some reason, all the planets aligned with Canada Post and USPS and it arrived early.  So now that Darnell (aka Dolly to me!) has received her card, I thought I'd share it with you.

I inked up my "new-to-me" stamp from SU! called Vivid Vases.  I was inspired to buy this after seeing several beautiful cards made by my friend Nancy.  I just love the sweet little vases filled with flowers, and I colored it up brightly with Copics to send off with birthday wishes to Dolly.

Super simple card ... stamped, colored with Copics with some Crystal Effects added to the vases for dimension and shine.

Happy Birthday Dolly!! :)  Have a fun, fun birthday next week, my friend! :)

I'm entering this into two challenges:  CAS on Sunday #36 - Birthday ... and ATS&M #101 - Anything Goes.

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I have some exciting news to share.  I have been selected to be on the Design Team for a new challenge blog - The Mixed Media Card Challenge.  Whoo ... hoo!! :)

I am so excited.  I already know a few of the other Design Team members, and am looking forward to getting to know the rest of this creative group of crafters.

Our first challenge goes live on July 1st ... I hope you'll play along with us - it's going to be a lot of fun!!

For those of you who are not familiar with mixed media, Shery (owner) has written up a description as it pertains to The Mixed Media Card Challenge blog.  I'm sure there are many descriptions, but Shery's is very straightforward ... include stamps, ink and at least two other items on your card.  Here's her write-up ...


WHAT'S A MIXED MEDIA CARD?

Straight up, a mixed media card is a card that is created using a variety of mediums.

For this card challenge blog, it means using any of the following in addition to the usual stamps and inks:
  • Mediums that add texture.  Some examples: fabric, stitching, embossing paste, texture gel, gel medium, modeling paste, gesso, textured paper, glitter, found objects
  • Mediums that give dimension.  Some examples: die-cuts, chipboard, embossing powders, epoxy/thick stickers, embellishments, found objects
  • Mediums that allow you to use (and even combine) different techniques.  Some examples: watercolor, pastels, alcohol inks, markers, chalks, acrylic paint, oils, crayons
Even using various tools and supplies is okay.  Some examples: die-cutting machine (manual or electronic), monoprinting tools (Gelli plate), embossing folders, punches, dies, stencils, templates.

Basically, a card that has stamps and inks PLUS at least any two from the list above is a mixed media card in our book :o)







Stamps:  Vivid Vases (SU!)
Paper:  110 lb. white (Neenah)
Ink:  Copics
Accessories & Tools:  Crystal Effects

29 comments:

  1. Love this CAS beauty, Loll! Colors, textures, and design are just delightful!

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  2. Gorgeous Loll - bet she loved it! Crystal Effects really bring it to life.

    Karen x

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  3. Love this Loll! Gorgeous alternating colours and the glazed crockery looks so dimensional!
    Congratulations on your DT appointment! I will check out this challenge and looking forward to your creations!

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  4. Such gorgeous card and I bet Darnell was thrilled with it...love the glossy vases...

    Anne

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  5. Love the shine on the vases - such a pretty card. I'll bet Darnell was thrilled. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

    BTW - congratulations on the new DT post!

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  6. Love the glossy vases and pretty colors, Loll! And congrats again on your Design Team post! I'll be checking that challenge out!

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  7. This is simply beautiful, Loll!! Love those sweet little vases with the shine on them!! Darnell definitely loved them as much as I do!!!

    Congrats on the DT spot!!

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  8. Love the glossy vases with their beautiful flowers, I'm sure Darnell loved it!
    Val x

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  9. It's great Loll! How sweet that it was for Darnell, I love mixed media- been doing those techniques all my life. I am a retired commercial artist. Thanks so much for the inspiration you've brought me with this card. cheers, Victoria Lavender

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  10. Glorious glossy vases and such sweet blooms, Loll ... and a sentiment that's so perfect for Darnell! Congratulations on you new DT appt ... looking forward to seeing the first challenge! Anita :)

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  11. Awesome card for Darnell! Congrats on the MM gig - I can't wait to see who made the Team!

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  12. What a lovely birthday card Loll. I was so pleased to see you highlighted on Splitcoast Stampers this week! You are becoming the Queen!

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  13. Wonderful card! Love the glossy vases. Congrats on joining the MM DT - I look forward to seeing what you create and maybe giving it a go :)

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  14. Great card Loll. Lovely bright colours x

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  15. Loll, beautiful card. I have that stamp set, must get it out. Congrats on being asked to join a design team. Not surprised at all as you have a wonderful style. Looking forwar to seeing what you do with them.

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  16. Dolly here, and I can attest to the fact that as glorious as this glossy beauty is on your screen, it is even more glorious and glossy IRL!! Thank you again, Lolly, for the thoughtful and CASlicious early birthday card!

    Congratulations on your appointment to another Design Team!! Shery and the team are lucky to have you! I love that you shared the definition, too. I didn't think my style would work at all for this challenge, but now I'm thinking it's not THAT far out of my CZ!

    And Happy Birthday back to you on Saturday!! I hope you have a magnificent celebration weekend!! Love, Dolly

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  17. Love those bright glossy vases Loll. Happy Birthday, have a good one. :)

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  18. Gorgeous card Loll, love the glossy vases. Congrats on the DT spot, can't wait to see what you create. Happy upcoming birthday too, hope you are spoilt rotten! Cathy x

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  19. Rumor mill has it it is your birthday~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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  20. Firstly, I want to wish you the 'Happiest Birthday, EVER'! I hope you have a really wonderful day with family and friends, and that all of your birthday wishes come true!

    Big Congrats on your new DT spot! This challenge blog sounds perfect for you, Loll! Can't wait to see what you create, and I'm eager to check it out for myself, too...sounds like fun!

    Love your card for Darnell! Your beautiful, shiny vases really make those lovely flowers pop and I know she is going to love it, too!

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  21. This is so pretty, I love the the gloss on the vases :)

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  22. I love this sweet card for Darnell...those vases look amazing, Loll! Congrats on your new DT spot...awesome news! Looking forward to your Mixed Media creations!

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  23. Love Darnell's b-day card Loll! Those vases all lined up and colored so colorful are so beautiful! Love the glossy accents on the vases too. This is a popular stamp and I didn't think I wanted, but after seeing all the ways it has been used, I might have to rethink my decision. lol A BIG Congrats to you Loll for the DT!! Sounds like a fun new challenge site and I hope to be checking it out. Hugs, Brenda

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  24. Oh your card is fabulous! The vases look wonderful with their shine! Congratulations on your new design team! Mixed media is fun!

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  25. Hey Loll, Sorry to have been MIA for a bit, but just saw over at Bonnie's that it is your big day! Zipped over to say Happy Bday, and enjoy this spectacular card for our very special Darnell. Love the vases and all that glimmer & glisten. Thanks for the heads up on her birthday. Also big congratulations on your new assignment. I'll check out this new challenge, but I already know you're going to do such wonderful projects. Love this stamp and especially love your own unique treatment using it. Just beautiful. TFS & Hugs too.

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  26. Loll, I'm so behind in commenting that I *have to* hang my head in shame! All your cards are amazing, and this one for our sweet Darnell is no exception: it's absolutely, utterly, fantastically gorgeous!! Super congrats on the Mixed Media DT! More of your incredible talent to be seen in the blogiverse. And if (okay, when...) I fall behind in commenting, know that I'm still gazing and admiring in complete jaw-dropped, breath-taken away awe!!
    Hugs~c

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  27. No wonder you wanted this stamp, it's beautiful! Great card, I love the shine on vases! xxx

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  28. Great card simple design but so striking. Thanks for joining us over at CAS on sunday.

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  29. What a great card! Thanks for joining us at CAS on Sunday!

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