Saturday, June 21, 2014

You are my sunshine ...


Hi everyone.  Time for another fun challenge at Addicted to CAS.  This challenge is being hosted by me and I have chosen this code word for inspiration ...




Lots of ways to interpret this code word.  Above I created a watercolored background by squirting yellow, light orange and dark orange re-inkers onto my craft sheet, misting with water and then dragging a piece of watercolored paper through the ink (smooshing technique).  Once dry, I placed my sunburst stencil on top and added a coating of granular gel.  I love the pieces of plastic in this translucent gel medium ... it really makes the sun sparkle.




Prize:  7 digital images


I hope I have inspired you to join in the fun at ATCAS.  As always, our challenge is open for two weeks so there's lots of time to make a card to enter.  Just remember to keep your entries CAS, follow the code word ... and HAVE FUN!

Karen (Snippets) is Guest Designing for us again today ... click here to check out her GORGEOUS "Sun" card and the fabulous cards from our other Design Team members.







Stamps:  Sunny Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  110 lb. white (Neenah); watercolor
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango (SU!); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Silhouette Cameo for cutting stencil, plasic sheet (Grafix), Sunburst cut file (Silhouette America), Granular Gel Medium (Golden), palette knife


25 comments:

maria f. said...

Another sparkly beauty!

Pat said...

This sun is so red hot and shimmery. Just gorgeous! x

Becky said...

Fabulous colors..

Darnell J Knauss said...

Okay, well, now you've done it. I'm blind from the brilliance of your card and your talent, Lolly!! Unbelievable!! Hugs, Dolly

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous card Loll love the stunning effect on your sun ray card

Anne

nancy littrell said...

WOW...Stunning! I love your granular gel over your stenciled sunrays :-) Even on the computer your card Shines ! TFS Loll

Susan said...

Great use of your sparkly sun! The granular gel looks fabulous!

Sillyfilly said...

Oh my goodness Loll I love, love, love this card! I have never used this gel but you can sure bet I'm getting some to play with. This is an awesome card. Thanks for sharing your awesome talent!

Karen B said...

This is stunningly gorgeous Loll - just love it.

Karen x

Anita in France said...

Awesome, Loll ... such gorgeous colours ... the granular gel catches the light so beautifully ... such sparkle and shine! Anita :)

baileyrosy.com said...

Gorgeous colours loll so bright and yummy and sparkly. Thanks for a great code word and this amazing card I can feel the heat from here.

Marie

Valerie Nolan said...

Stunning card Loll, what a great technique:)
Val x

harrahx2 said...

Beautiful card Loll. Keep it up!

Brenda said...

Wow! This is gorgeous Loll!! I love the gel medium you used, it really makes that sun sparkle. Your background looks amazing and looks like it is reflecting the sun's color explosion! Love, love it!! Hugs, Brenda

Barb Ghig said...

You sure have inspired me, Loll! I love all the sparkle on your sunburst and your water coloring is so creative and beautiful!

Benzi said...

Full of sunshine and beauty, Loll. I love that granular gel.....I'll have to see about getting some of that.
I'm sure you have posted some beauties while I was away. I'll look over your blog and see what I've missed.

Deepti said...

Love this master piece, A lot of detailing went into the sunburst to get this awesome look, I like that gel :)

shirley-bee said...

Loving the granular gel, Loll - looks fabulous over your watercolour background.

Michelle Lupton said...

This is so cool, Loll!!

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous sun Loll! that granular gell is too cool (or hot!?!)

Cathy said...

Amazing card Loll, totally amazing! Cathy x

Karen M said...

Love this amazing card Loll - all that texture looks fab! I hope your having a great weekend - hugs xx

Kylie said...

Awesome techniques here, Lolly Pop. Your sun looks like it is coated with sugar and is good enough to eat! Well, I would eat it... lol. Beautiful. I hope you are feeling better, my friend xx

OH Babs said...

Only one word describes your card Loll - 'ELEGANT"

Jaydee said...

Lol, the gel treatment is perfect with that gorgeous background. I also love the sentiment. A beautifully composed and executed card.
Hugs
Jaydee