Thursday, July 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Bonnie


Hi everyone.  Today is my good friend Bonnie's birthday (Stamping with Klass)! Happy Birthday dear friend!  I hope you are having the BEST day!! :)

I made the watercoloured background with just a few sprinkles of Brushos sprayed with water on mixed media paper.  I used some beautiful turquoise foil that I glued onto card stock (to give it some strength) and die-cut the leafy sprig.  I tucked the bottom of the stems in behind my frame and brought the leaves forward so they would sit outside the frame.  A simple stamped sentiment in soft gray doesn't take away from the main panel.

Today I'm playing along with the Mixed Media Card Challenge where the July challenge is Blue.




This also works for the Happy Little Stampers July Sketch challenge. :)




Thanks for coming by.  I appreciate your visit!!



Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes (SU)
Paper:  White card base and frame (Neenah); Watercolour paper (Tim Holtz)
Ink:  Smoky Slate (SU!); Brushos (Turquoise, Purple)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Fresh Foliage die (Memory Box), Turquoise Foil Sheet (Add A Little Dazzle), Rectangle Nestability (Spellbinders)

Challenges:
July Mixed Media Card Challenge - Blue
HLS July Sketch Challenge

33 comments:

Ingrid Kristina V said...

This looks so beautiful! Love the effect! Xx

Cami said...

Your card is simply elegant, Loll! You have inspired me to take out my Brushos and play with them again. I love the foiled leaves...adds a nice, dazzling touch.

Susan said...

Bonnie will love this! I certainly do! Great card for the Mixed Media challenge.

Far North said...

Beautiful card! The elements are stunning in blue.

Linda said...

This is simply beautiful Loll ..... I love the foiled leaves. I'm sure Bonnie will love it too. xx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I love the color blue. This card goes to my heart. I adore her!
hugs,
BozenA

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful elements on your card Loll and stunning colours

Anne

Pam said...

Gorgeous card! Love the foil.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful birthday card for Bonnie!

Bonnie said...

Oh, Loll, this is the most beautiful card and it has a special place on our mantle! In fact it's a favorite of all who look at all my beautiful cards! You are a whiz with Brushos! Thanks for sharing my birthday with me! xoxo

Parker said...

That delicate card was so wonderfully made, I nearly teared up.

Rufus said...

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous. So clean and simple yet elegant. I always love your creations, but had to come over and leave a comment for this one!

Pamellia Johnson said...

WOWSERS Loll, freaking stunning!! Love the background and that metallic paper s pure briliance! Elegant to the extreme! hugs :)

Jeanne said...

So, so pretty! What a find, that blue foil. You've used it fabulously. Adore this creation! :)

Maura R said...

Loll, This is stunning!! I love the turquoise foil look! Elegant but not overpowering. I went to the Add a little Dazzle site and did a search but did not come up with anything. Is there a slightly different name for that? I will check back here, so don't feel you have to answer me in 2 places (as you have been so kind to do in the past). Thanks!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Loll, your card is amazing! Love those metallic leaves in combination with your water colored background - it makes for a stunning contrast!

Deepti said...

Oh my goodness Loll! this is soooooo pretty :)

Loll said...

Hi Maura. Here's a link to Add A Little Dazzle ... http://www.addalittledazzle.com/
xx

Inkyfingers said...

Oh wow Loll! You never fail to inspire me and this is just gorgeous.
Hugs
Carol x

Gail Townsend said...

amazing card Loll, love the colours. Gail xx

Anita in France said...

Swooning, Loll ... this is simply stunning ... from the foil leaves peeking out of the frame, to the delicate background and soft grey sentiment ... just gorgeous! Anita :)

Maura R said...

Thanks, Loll!

Julia Aston said...

what a beautiful clean design on this mixed media piece Loll! the foil stems are lovely, especially weaving in and out of the frame! Love the Brusho background - thanks so much for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge! Julia xx

Barb Ghig said...

Really gorgeous birthday card, Loll! I love the turquoise leaf sprigs with your water colored background...so soft and pretty! I'm sure Bonnie will cherish all the love you put into it!

Aileen (mum) said...

Loll, such a beautiful card. Love your colours, layout everything. Absolutely perfect.

Robyn Oliver said...

Beautiful

Amused Muse said...

Beautiful :)

Bobby said...

You really did a subtle background with your Brushos, Loll. I haven't seen one quite like it. The foil leaves are gorgeous and I see by the comment that Bonnie loved it. I'm not surprised.

Joyce said...

This is gorgeous! I especially love those turquoise foil leaves. Very unusual and totally bewitching.

maria f. said...

Just beautiful Loll. That shimmer is wonderful.

Elina Strömberg said...

OMG! Sooooo beautiful! Love it! ♥

Sanna Lippert said...

glad to see you join in :) - another beautiful card, Loll!!! <3

Gloria said...

This card is so beautiful loll!
I love the paper color!!!