Sunday, July 27, 2014

Congrats Jer!


Hi everyone.  Today is our family dinner ... every other Sunday my kids, their spouses, and our grandbaby come over for dinner.  Today's dinner is all about Jeremy (my youngest son) ... he just received his Masters Of Education and we couldn't be prouder of him.  My mom is also joining us tonight for the celebration ... really looking forward to having everyone together.

I saw this amazing card on my friend Vicki's blog ... and just LOVED the circles cut file.  I followed her link to Daniela Dobson's blog and found that Daniela provided the cut files for free ... very generous!!  And I LOVED her card, so I CASED (copy and share everything) the layout, using a different technique for the background, and changing up some details.  Thank you to Daniela for providing this wonderful cut file! :)

This is a very "artsy" card, so I thought Jer would love it since he is a Visual Arts guy. :)

I started by squiggling some re-inkers onto my craft sheet, misting with water and then dropping two pieces of watercolor paper on top to soak up the ink.  I let them dry and then dropped them on top of the leftover ink to add more color (I did this three times).  I used one of the pieces of watercolor paper for making the banner and adding a strip to the inside of the card for interest.  And I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the fabulous circles.  I used two sentiment stamp sets and the "You" die-cut (three layers) for the banner.

I'm entering this card into three challenges ... Less is More #182 - Anything Goes, Inkspirational #61 - word promtp Splash (my second entry); and CAS-ology #105 - cue card:  Run.










Stamps:  A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted); Celebrate Sentiment Builders (STAMPlorations)
Paper:  Watercolor (Tim Holtz), White (Neenah)
Ink:  Gumball Green, Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Silhouette Cameo, Circles cut file (Daniela Dobson), You die (Simon Says)


Challenges:
Less is More #182
Inkspirational #61
CAS-ology  #105

28 comments:

  1. This is brilliant Loll. Congrats to your son on his M Ed, enjoy your family dinner. xx

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  2. Well done for your son!!! That is soooooooo awesome!!! We need more AWESOME educators in this world because teachers ROCK!!!! Awesome card by the way!! :)

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  3. Congrats to Jeremy! Your card is fabulous - I love the background!!! And what a great find - getting the circle cut files for free!

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  4. This is wonderful, Loll! That watercolor background - swooooon!

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  5. Fantastic card Loll. Great colours x

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  6. LOVE this - Daniela will appreciate the shout out I'm sure. Also love your interpretation of RUN - awesome!

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  7. This card is fantastic - congrats to your son!

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  8. Congrats to your son Loll!! How exciting and yes, I'm sure you are very proud of him! And if he is like my guys he will love the card no matter what it looks like just because you made it for him. But since he is an artsy guy he will love it even more. I love it, the water color background is amazing, I am loving that circle die too and I love the way you chose to do your sentiment. Very nice indeed. Congrats to your son again Loll. Hugs, Brenda

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  9. Congratulations to your son, Loll, what a fantastic achievement! Your card is fantastic ... the layered watercolour background is stunning ... and I love the colour palette, perfect with the crisp white! Anita :)

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  10. Hi Loll! Congratulations to your son! Happiness all around, that's fab!
    Great background! You know I love artsy cards and you made this one exceptionally pretty and cool, loving the circles!
    Ingrid xx

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  11. Great card, lovely arty design and I have started to follow your fab blog !!

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  12. Congrats, Jer! Wonderful accomplishment! And Loll, I know you are having a wonderful time with all the family tonight :) This is such an artistic and gorgeous card...love the blues! He'll love this!

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  13. Congratulations to Jer! I know you are all so proud of him! And this is a perfect card for an artist from an artist! Love that circle on the beautiful background. Enjoy this special time together!

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  14. I LOVE your artsy card for Jer and sure he did too. Congratulations Her :-)

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  15. One amazing card Loll, and so perfect for your Artsy son, thanks for joining us at Ink x

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  16. Love that fabulous watercolor look, Loll! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  17. Fab watercolour background effect Loll. Loving the circles; I've just bought PTI Circle Scribbles dies which do a similar job. Many congratulations to Jer on his great achievement.

    Karen x

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  18. This is so pretty :) I love the splashy BG I created with those diecut scribbled circle :) cool design and congratulations to Jeremy :)
    Proud moment indeed !

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  19. Family dinners: how wonderful! That's one of the (many) things I miss about living 4 hours from my family...sighhh. Your dinners sound fabulous - and this one, in particular, to celebrate your son's accomplishment in earning his M.Ed, certainly is extra special. Congrats to him!! He'll love your card, as do I. It's striking, cool, funky and most of all, made by you especially for him! Awesome!! You really do marvelous things with all techniques!!
    Hugs~c

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  20. Congrats to your son! This card is SUPER cool, Loll. :)

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  21. Daniela is very generous indeed! Love your card Loll!

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  22. Congratulations to your son Loll and what a stunning card you made for him!
    Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
    Anne
    Less is More Designer

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  23. ADORE that watercolour background to your card and huge congratulations to your youngest. Jenny x

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  24. Congratulations to your son! This is such a wonderful accomplishment, and I wish him much success in his career!
    This is such a fabulous card, Loll! The circle element is perfect with your water colored background and sentiment banner...I love it, and I'll bet your son did, too!

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  25. Big congratulations to Jeremy (and his family too, because I can guess you provided lots of support in many ways to enable him to pursue this goal). Love the card you've shared that celebrates his achievement. Of course that dreamy background is beautiful, but the graphic boldness of the white circles, and then the way you dovetailed the die cut You on that banner, and ending in the circle twirls...a fantastic arty design to be sure! TFS

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  26. This is beautiful Loll! Gorgeous "splash"! Your color looks so original and fun! Thanks for sharing at Inkspirational (multiple times)!
    - Shauna

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  27. Super cool watercolouring Loll! and CONGRATS to Jeremy too :)

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  28. I'm sorry this comment is so late, but I was on holiday in Spain last week and wifi was a little limited and slow!
    This is just fabulous Loll!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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