Friday, May 01, 2015

Bloom with Hope


Hi everyone.  I made a card today inspired by three challenges.  First the beautiful card done by Chrissie Stokes for Muse # 115.  I just love her watercoloured images and the bold and vibrant colours on the black background.  The other inspiration was the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch #121, and I'm just squeaking in under the wire for the Less Is More Challenge #221 - Add a Tag.




I experimented a few days ago with a new-to-me technique (faux glass technique) after seeing this beautiful card done by Cathy (Cathys Card Spot).  I followed her link to the video tutorial by Sandy Allnock.  I had fun creating the background with three shades of red watercolours and some Brilliant Gold Pearl Ex dissolved in water.  I definitely need some practice with this technique as my colours didn't turned out very bright, but it was fun to play. :)

I cut out the piece described above with a tag die and then stamped over top with three blooms and heat embossed it in gold, along with embossing the sentiment in gold too.  And I took some more pearl ex and water and splattered that background of the tag.  I stamped the background of the card base with one of the stamps from Gorgeous Grunge and heat embossed it in gold as well.








Stamps:  Bloom with Hope (SU!); Gorgeous Grunge (SU!); A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  Black (SU!); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Stitched Tag Die (Paper Smooches), Watercolour paints, paint brushes, Brilliant Gold Mica Powder (Pearl Ex), gold embossing powder (hero arts), heat tool, gold cording

Challenges:
Muse #115 - Chrissie Stokes
CAS(E) this Sketch! #121
Less Is More #221 - Tag

28 comments:

  1. Loll, what a wonderful take on both challenges at Muse and LIM. This is completely stunning! I just love the drama of the red tag on the balck card base.
    Yummy
    Chrissie xx

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  2. How rich and elegant this looks, Loll! Another fantastic technique to try.

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  3. Gorgeous as always Loll! I love those rich colors

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  4. This is simply stunning Loll ..... I love the red on the black, very dramatic! Linda xx

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  5. Beautiful card Loll, isn't the technique fun! The red black and gold look fantastic together, Cathy x

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  6. Oh Loll
    clever combo of challenge
    and I love red black and gold
    and your tag is so sweet and beautiful
    love the splatter of gold too Loll
    in one word ADORABLE CARD
    I see your card at MUSE challenge and want to visiting you to leave you some love
    hope you like to do the same
    hugs, Monika

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  7. Eye-poppingly, jaw-droppingly stunning Lol.
    Love it and a superb Muse on Chrissie's card.
    Sarah x

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  8. Lovely gold falling ~ Beautiful inspired card

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  9. Gorgeously elegant, Loll. You've replicated the feel of Chrissie's card perfectly.

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  10. Gorgeous ! Way to rock the Muse :)

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  11. Stunning with a capital "S"! Wow! So striking...what an awesome CASE!

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  12. What a gorgeous card Loll! I love your take on Chrissie's card! I will have to go watch Sandy's video to see how this was made. I love the gold speckles with that red, just so beautiful! Hugs, Brenda

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  13. Perfect combination of the challenges, Loll! I love it!

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  14. I see we both had the gold splatter idea, doesn't it look great on black. The richness of your tag is stunning. I must try red and gold flowers. Have a good weekend x

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  15. Absolutely beautiful, Loll. This is so rich and stunning and the gold splatters on the black really add the perfect touch.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More GD

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  16. Very cool card, Loll! Beautifully crafted. Xx

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  17. Loll, I just LOVE this dramatic card - I just pinned the faux glass technique video to explore later, thanks again for the inspiration. This is an awesome response the the MUSE inspiration.

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  18. Gorgeous card - love the tag and the gold on the cardbase.

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  19. Love them dramatic effect you created - great take on Chrissie's card.

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  20. Love it - reducing the scale of the busy red panel leaves lots of room for the dramatic black! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Loll!

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  21. Stunning card, Loll! Your blooms are amazing with this technique and the splatters look really cool against the black background! You did such a great job combining these challenges, too...Love this card!

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  22. Gorgeous card, love the right panel on the black card. Gail xx

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  23. Fabulous! I love the layout and the tag really pops off the black!

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  24. This is incredibly gorgeous. Love the gold splatters you added.

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  25. Gorgeous! I love the gold! Fabulous take on the sketch!

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  26. So striking, Loll ... the rich red with the luscious gold is just gorgeous! Anita :)

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  27. I love the gold embossing on that prettily coloured red background and quite dramatic on the black card with the gold spatters Loll. x

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  28. The red/gold tag is stunning, and set atop the black panel...oh my! Dramatic and striking!
    Hugs~c

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)