Saturday, August 16, 2014

Geometric Hello


Hi everyone.  Time for a new challenge at ATCAS.  This one is being run by the very talented Harriet (Ally Cat Cards).  Harriet chose this amazing code word ...






Prize:  3 images


Lots of scope with this word!  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a geometric stencil, sponging over it with soft blue for the background of my main panel.  I added more "geometric" design using a mesh stencil and embossing paste, covering just a small section.  I die-cut three layers of the hello die and glued them together. The finishing touches were some white enamel dots that I made myself using a tutorial I found on Happy Little Stampers - so easy! ... and I added a tiny rhinestone for a little sparkle and a knotted ribbon.

I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge!  As always the challenge is open for two weeks, so there's lots of time to play along.  We are thrilled to have Lyndal (Ideas and Paper) as our Guest Designer this month ... please click HERE to see her beautiful "geometric" card, along with the cards from the rest of our amazing DT.  Hope to see you in the gallery!


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I'm entering this into the Mixed Media Monthly Card Challenge (2 entry) ... where the challenge is to use stencils and modeling paste.










Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Pool Party (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Silhouette Cameo for cutting stencil, plastic sheet, sponges, embossing paste (Wendy Vecchi), Textured mesh Stencil (Memory Box), Small Hello die (Simon Says), rhinestone, white enamel dots (melted perler beads), 1/4" Pool Party satin ribbon



Challenges:
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #3


42 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

What a beatiful card Loll, love the embossed and coloured background, the sentiment says it all...your soft colours are so pretty

Anne.

Kylie said...

Those soft coloura are beautiful. Love all the elements on this card. Just stunning, my friend xx

Neets B said...

This is so beautiful, Loll. I adore the aqua and white combo. I would never have thought a geometric design could be so soft and subtle, fabulous work! x

Julie Beech said...

What a very pretty card Loll, so soft it could be a baby card. Love the idea of using those melted craft beads. :) x

Pamellia Johnson said...

This is really stunning! I just love those subtle textures in the background and the colour is just beautiful! The enamel dots are genius! Lovely :)

Anita in France said...

So subtle, soft and delicate, Loll ... what a stunning take on the 'Geometric' cue word! Anita :)

Karen M said...

Your card is so soft and pretty Loll and I love your beautiful design xx

Deepti said...

What a perfect design :) I love the soft colors !

Kripa Koushik said...

Oooh! Lovely soft colours. Very nice.

cm said...

Beautiful colours, cool 'geometrics' and fabulous textures...a combination for stunning! So pretty!
Hugs~c

sandie said...

I just love your cards using the embossing paste and you still manage to keep then so wonderfully CAS, The soft colours here are just perfect x

Harriet Skelly said...

I am totally in love with this card Loll - pinned for a case later! Event hough this is CAS it has a lot going on with textures and shapes!

nancy littrell said...

OMG Loll....So Soft and So Beautiful! I love how you stenciled your BG and added paste to part of the spnged stencil. Your added enamel dots and ribbon are the perfect touches. TFS my friend. I will be playing soon! Hugs, Nancy

Lee-Anne said...

You have such a knack for leaving a ton of white space and having the most beautiful focal points, Loll! Truly a CAS genius girl!

Greta said...

Wowzer! My jaw hit the floor!

Susan said...

Love the combination of two different stencils - what a fabulous effect! Love the colours too!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Lolly, I love how soft and dreamy you made your geometric design and the coloring is perfect! Usually such designs are hard-edged and bold, so this is a unique and delightful interpretation!! Hugs, Dolly

Bonnie said...

I love this cool, soft blue! A truly artistic CAS card! Lots of interesting elements and white space! You are such an inspiration, Loll!

Karren said...

Beautiful and soft. Love all the layers you've created. I made a whole heap of enamel dots on Friday night using Perler beads, too! The only way I could buy them here in NZ was to buy 6000 at a time - gonna last me a while LOL.

Becky said...

This is gorgeous. Beautiful blues.

Barb Ghig said...

This is really beautiful, Loll! I love the soft geometric pattern in the background with the texture you added in the foreground...Brilliant! Loving those pretty DIY enamel dots, too!

Karen B said...

Love the different layers and texture you've created Loll. Gorgeous soft colours.

Karen x

Gabby said...

Saw your card on the ATC blog. Terrific design. The paste emb mesh w/the die cut word atop looks cool! :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful use of the mint color and your self made stencil. I still have not done that~

Donna B. said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the subtle colors and the texture. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE how you made a CAS card but still used mixed media techniques! LOVELY colors, Loll and FABULOUS design!

Mau xx said...

What a lovely card Loll, Love the embossing on the panel, great techniques used.
Hope to be a better blogger in the near future...lol Life is hectic!
Hugs Mau xx

Brenda said...

Love this card Loll, the color and the geometric shapes are awesome and give such texture to this lovely card. Hugs, Brenda

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous as always Loll - love the delicate colouring and the texture, and WOW to the hand-made enamel dots - must have a peek at the tutorial !
Sylvia xxx

MaryH said...

My 1st glmpse of this pretty said "There's some embossing paste on this one'. Loved reading the how-to's, and you really turned this graphic goal into a stunner. Love the dimension on your layers of the sentiment too. TFS that tutorial link, I'm off to view it. Loved the card and the clean simplicity of the design, along with the softness of the color you chose. Hugs

Anonymous said...

This card has it all ! Texture,die cutting,stencilling but still manages to remain beautifully CAS love the gorgeous pastel shades too, a truly remarkable card Loll.

Marie

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous card, Loll! I love how the textured area gives sharp focus to the die cut.

Valerie Nolan said...

Gorgeous soft colours and I love the way you use embossing paste Loll. Off to check out that tutorial:)
Val x

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Stunning focal point, Loll! You know how to make a statement! Oh my, new challenge, where have I been..?! :) Off to check it out! hugs,
Ingrid xx

Cathy said...

Love these soft colours Loll, the stencil and paste make a gorgeous background, Cathy x

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

very beautiful - and so simple in design but a huge impact in the WOW factor

Barb Housner

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Oh, this is so soft and peaceful, Loll. LOVE your take on the geometry challenge-so clever to use a stencil!

Lynn K said...

Lovely card! The soft colors are so pretty and I love the textured background. The soft colors Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge "Stencils and Pastes"!

Rachel said...

this is a very beautiful card! love the classic white with the embossing pastes. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

OH Babs said...

Beautiful card Loll and I love the softness of the color. guess I will have try the embossing pastes.

Jaydee said...

Loll, I would have known this as a "Loll card" even if your name wasn't above it! :-) I love the layers of texture, the bold colors, the little touch of ribbon. Gorgeous!

Melanie said...

This is really great! Great project! Thanks for joining the August Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!