Monday, June 08, 2015

New Design Teams Announced at HLS


I'm so excited today!!  Happy Little Stampers is HAPPY to announce our new Design Teams!  Yay!! :)  Click on the link to head over and check it out.  Welcome to all my new teammies!!

I wanted to make a card to celebrate this exciting day.



and I wanted to use the techniques for June's CAS Challenge - Sprays - Mists.




I was inspired by my friend Bonnie's card HERE.  Isn't it gorgeous.  Just love the colours she's used with the white accents.  I also wanted to experiment with my Brushos as well.  I wanted to keep the colours as separate as possible (when spraying with water, control is difficult), but it worked out pretty well.  The blue and yellow did not mix to green, although the blue and red did mix a little so there's some purple ... but I like it! :)

This is a little different for me.  I'm basically letting go to a point, as I'm ALL about control, :)  I love the artsy feel of this card.  Thanks for the inspiration Bonnie!!

Here's how I did it.  I heat embossed my tree image in white onto watercolour paper. Then I sprinkled a little of the turquoise brushos in a couple of places and spritzed with just a little water.  Let it soak in a few seconds, and then lightly blotted with a paper towel,  I repeated that with the red and then the yellow.  Then went back a second time and did it again.  By blotting, the paper is still damp, but not wet, so I didn't have too much water running all over the place.  I'm usually pretty heavy-handed with the water mister :) ... but took my time and kept my spraying to a minimum.

I hope you'll check out the challenge and come play along.  Ink sprays, glimmer sprays, water mister ... anything that comes out of a spray bottle will work for this challenge.  Just remember to keep your cards CAS. :)

And again, I'm thrilled about our new teams at HLS and can't wait to get started working with them in July!! :)








Stamps:  Birch Tree Paintings (Innovative Stamp Creations); Field Flowers - sentiment (SU!)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Watercolour Paper (Tim Holtz)
Ink:  Versamark; Brushos (Turquoise, Yellow, Scarlet)
Accessories & Tools:  White embossing powder (Hero Arts), heat tool, water mister

Challenges:
HLS June CAS Challenge - Sprays / Mists

21 comments:

nancy littrell said...

I must try your eb resist with Brushos technique. LOVE the artsy look of your beauty. TFS Loll.

Lee-Anne said...

Gorgeous artistic design, Loll! Love the free flow look of the Brushos! Sounds like wonderful things in store for you and HLS...and that's no big surprise :)

Linda said...

Fabulous card teamie ...... I love the resist using the Brushos and the colours are so pretty together. I'm so excited to be joining this fab DT (can you tell?!) Can't wait to get started. xxx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hello Loll,
thank you very much for this unusual welcome card. We are three design teams, each team consists of 10 people ... so we create big tree, we have a common trunk and roots, we are one. The beautiful message! Thank you again for your trust and opportunity.
Regards,
BozenA

Carol said...

Thank you for such a beautiful welcome Loll, this is so pretty. Carol x

Brenda said...

Wow, this card is amazing Loll! I love how you did your brusho background, the colors are gorgeous! I can see why Bonnie's beautiful card inspired you, you both are amazing and talented lady's!! Hugs, Brenda

Bonnie said...

This is gorgeous, Loll! I love all the colors you've gotten here and that pretty tree! Thanks for the shout out, but you are the inspiration!

Joyce said...

Love this beautiful and artsy card. Yes, it is an exciting day!!

jamie vanskiver said...

Simply gorgeous!

shirley-bee said...

I love your letting go card, Loll!

Marianne said...

So pretty, Loll. It's good to step out of our comfort zone sometimes.

Jacquie said...

This is stunning Loll, love the embossed tree and the beautiful coloured sprays you have used. So, so pretty.

Congratulations to all the new DT members, looking forward to seeing their creations.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Kylie said...

The embossed tree is gorgeous! I love your spray of brusho colours! I have to say I LOVE what Bozena said!! xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

So gorgeous - light and beautiful!

Birgit said...

Oh Loll, what lovely colors! Your card is gorgeous and made with such thoughtfulness! I'm super excited about this fantastic adventure and am looking forward to playing along with you for the next six months. I too, love how Bozena put it, to be part of the same tree!

Susan said...

Beautiful colours! And thank you so much for making a card to celebrate the new members on the HLS team! It is going to be such fun making the cards and getting to know some new stampers!

Deepti said...

Oh my goodness! what a master piece :)

Bobby said...

I guess Brushos are the next great trend. I'm with you about the control, Loll, but your card turned out beautifully.

Anita in France said...

So delicate and dreamy, Loll ... a gorgeous card! Anita :)

Karen Mead said...

Love this beautiful soft card Loll - its so pretty:) xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is fabulous Loll! I must make up some brighter spray colours (mine are a little too subtle) I need to spray too liberally to get a decent amount of colour and then the paper is too wet!! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx