Monday, August 18, 2014

You Are So Sweet!


Hi everyone.  This card is for the Time Out Challenge #12 - Inspirational Guest Designer Anita.  I kept the color scheme similar and used watercolor for my background.  The difference is I used white embossing paste and a mesh stencil to add the vertical strip on my card.

Here's Anita's card that was the inspiration ...



This was a super quick card to make.  The background was made a while back when I dropped watercolor paper into leftover ink from a previous project.  I knew it would come in handy some day :)

I used the Little Leaves die to cut out one in vellum and one in Baby Blue metal (I just received a package from Add A Little Dazzle - love the colors of these sheets!).  I actually made a mistake and cut the wrong side of the metal sheet ... this left an embedded texture from my well-used cutting plate on the leaves ... I decided I liked the added texture --- love happy accidents. :)  The leaf sprigs are topped with a "You" die and sentiment stamped in smoky slate ink.  I added three sequins and two tiny rhinestones to finish.

I'm also entering this into the Crazy for CAS #51 - watercoloring and SCS CAS #286 - stencils.







Stamps:  All About You (Amy R)
Paper:  Watercolor (Tim Holtz)
Ink:  Smoky Slate; Tempting Turquoise, Garden Green, Pacific Point re-inkers (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Textured Mesh Stencil (Memory Box), white embossing paste (Wendy Vecchi), You die (Simon Says), Little Leaves die (Sizzix), Baby Blue metal sheet (Add a Little Dazzle), rhinestones



Challenges:
Time Out #12
Crazy for CAS #51
SCS - CAS #286

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful CASE of Anita's card, Loll!! Don't you just love happy accidents? (And I love that background -- I've got a box full of watercolor paper that I "messed up" and I know they'll come in handy someday too!) The texture on the metal leaf sprigs are so cool :o)

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  2. Just stunning, Lolly Pop. The soft colours are beautiful and that blue sprig - wow. Glad you used it as that texture is fantastic! xx

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  3. gorgeous card - love having those pieces of watercolor paper for backgrounds in my scrap pile too.

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  4. OMG...I LOVE every single detail my friend. TFS and inspiring me...AGAIN!!!!

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  5. Beautiful card, great CASE of Anita's. Instead of cleaning my non stick mat with a baby wipe I'm now going to spritz it and sop up the leftovers with card or paper to use later! Such a fabulous effect, Cathy x

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  6. I am so loving this card Loll! The background is beautiful, I too love happy accidents and yours are really beautiful! Love the embossing paste, give such great texture as does the leaves with that happy accident. Great CASE card Loll! Hugs, Brenda

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  7. Wow, Loll - this is just fabulous!! I really love it. Wonderful use of an accidentally inked piece of watercolour paper and great accidental texture on the metal leaf!

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  8. Stunning Loll, that background is perfect and how cool it was a left over. I like the texture on the leaf and I am getting so tempted to buy some paster the more I see your cards! Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT Challenges x

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  9. A beautiful card, Loll. Love the textures you have created. Margaret

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  10. This is beautiful Loll ..... love the colours (fab water-colour background by the way!) and the texture paste really adds to the design. xx

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  11. This so pretty Loll, the metal sprig is just awesome. Love the contrast between the soft water colour background and the geometric stenciled panel, brill. :)

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  12. Stunning card Loll - I love the pretty blues - hugs xx

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  13. Oh wow, just gorgeous Loll! I love the little colour you added here and there and your shimmery foliage is outstanding! So pretty :)

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  14. A beautiful CASE of Anita's card. I must try the pasting technique.

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  15. Well, you really used your watercoloured card to great effect.
    LOVE your metal leaves - just beautiful.
    Caroline xxx

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  16. Wow, Loll, what a beautiful card ... just discovered the 'mop up' watercolour technique ... yours is just gorgeous, the texture is so touchable, and the sprigs of vellum and metal are simply lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with Time Out ... and for such an awesome CASE of my card! Anita :)

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  17. Absolutely beautiful Loll stunning colours and love your embossed background

    Anne

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  18. Oh, golly, Lolly, this card and the one for your ATCAS geometric post are just brilliant! Can't-stop-staring brilliant!! Hugs, Dolly

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  19. Loll...I've been gazing and admiring this card for so long that I've nearly didn't write a comment. You've rendered me nearly speechless with how stunning this is. I'm with Darnell: can't stop staring. In awe...again...
    Hugs~c

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  20. What a super case of Anita's card! Love the background that you made and the combination of diecuts and stamping from the sentiment! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

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  21. You won at Time out and well deserved!!

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  22. your card is gorgeous and well deserving the win for the Time Out challenge - congrats!!!!

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  23. Congratulations on the with at TOC, Lolly! Hugs, Dolly

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  24. Congratulations on taking 'Top Honors'!!! This card is so beautiful and a brilliant CASE of Anita's card. So many amazing techniques on one card, you could teach me alot!!!

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  25. Congratulations on your top spot at Time Out, Loll ... a truly well deserved win with your stunning card! Anita :)

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  26. Congratulations on your top spot at Time out, Loll ... a truly deserved win for such a stunning card! Anita :)

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