Saturday, September 12, 2015

Copper and Gold


Hi everyone.  Time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS.  This challenge is being hosted by the very talented Doni (Lime Green Giggles), and she chose this word ...






I haven't used copper on cards for a while, so when I saw the code word, I thought it was time to pull it out.  I didn't heat this copper, instead I used alcohol inks to add some pretty colours on top, but still letting the gorgeous copper metal show through.

My background panel is another one I made with my watercolour sprays (yellow, orange and magenta --- my favourite colour combo).  It pairs so beautifully with all the metallics (gold, copper, silver and bronze).  I used some diluted inka gold to add splatters all over the watercoloured piece, and then used my delicata gold ink to stamp the sentiment.  They are the same shade of bright gold.  I could have used the ink for both, but my panel was made a while back when I was experimenting, so it was great to use some stash I had on hand.

We're so excited to have Dawn (Designs by Dragonfly) as our Guest Designer this month.  Please check out the challenge HERE to see Dawn's fun leafy card, along with the other amazing cards done by our super talented Design Team.  And then make a CAS card featuring a leaf or leaves, and join in the fun.  We'd love to see you in the gallery!

I'm going to play along with the Anything Goes Challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More. :)

Thanks for coming by for a visit!!








Stamps:  Butterfly Birthday (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Delicata Gold (Tsukineko); Alcohol inks:  Honeycomb and Poppyfield (Ranger)
Accessories & Tools:  Watercolour sprays in yellow, orange and magenta - from liquid w/c concentrate (Dick Blick), Inka Gold (Viva Decor), water mister, Little Leaves die (Sizzix), Copper Sheet

Challenges:
ATCAS #72 - Leaves
ATS&M #161 - Anything Goes

40 comments:

  1. Your watercolour sprays really make a stunning background Loll such a beautiful card

    Anne

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  2. Love the techniques you've used to achieve the colours on this card. Very striking against the white, just gorgeous.

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  3. WOW, this is absolute gorgeous Loll! Love that copper! Love your techniqe here, have to learn it... I´ll read your explanation a couple of times and translate to Swedish... :-) Just saying WOW! Hugs Åsa

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  4. Love the background panel and the coppery leaves are stunning. :)

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  5. Warm, autumnal, and lovely, Loll! The gold is such a nice touch.

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  6. Stunning! I'm a big fan...I seem to love ALL the cards you create. The leaves die cut out of metal are spectacular.

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  7. Loll, amazing card! Love the layout and the warm copper tones

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  8. You rock the metallic leaf design. This is so beautiful :)

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  9. Stunning card, fabulous colours ... So warm and comforting.
    Elaine

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  10. I was just thinking about your copper creations the other day - lovely to see another fabulous example :)

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  11. Oh, oh, oh! I think I still have some little snippets of your copper and need to dig them out! This is so pretty, Loll! That sprayed background is a perfect color with the copper! Gives it an early fall look! Around here the flowers are still blooming when the leaves turn.

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  12. Multidimensionality of this card is great. Beautiful fall colors, gold Inka Gold gives a beautiful shine. Card perfectly complements the great sentiment of HLS. The whole as always awesome!
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  13. Stunning, Loll. Watercolor spray from concentrate? I never thought of that. I'm going to try mixing up some of my Dr Ph Martin's in a mister bottle and see what happens.

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  14. I love the beautiuful colours of this card Loll - and a stunning design as always:) xx

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  15. The effect of alcohol inks on copper is stunning, and your spritzed background is gorgeous, Loll! Love your color palette, too!

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  16. Oh, I also meant to thank you for playing along with us this week at ATSM! We always love to see your beautiful creations in the gallery :)

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  17. Wow - this is so rich and beautiful as well as being CAS perfection Loll.

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  18. Wow, Loll ... this is just stunning ... those shimmery copper leaves are beautiful against that gorgeous spritzed background! Hugs, Anita :)

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  19. I love the hues on your sprayed panel, Loll, it looks so opulent! Gorgeous copper creation.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

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  20. Absolutely Beautiful card, Loll. love that gorgeous copper background!

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  21. Loved the background you created Loll and such a vibrant and beautiful color. Enjoyed visiting your blog...I was blog hopping for inspiration and off to visit more of your posts. Do drop by for a visit when you can
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  22. Gorgeous colours, a really beautiful card. xx

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  23. Oh WOW! This is so yummy and sophisticated Loll.
    Perfect use of the colours and loving the added dimension from the leaf die.
    Sarah x

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the color variations you've got going on in the background.

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  25. Excellent Loll. The copper leaves are really great.

    Blessings
    Jim

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  26. Lovely variation on your copper technique! Gorgeous background piece behind it!

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  27. Love the rich, coppery tones on this CAS beauty, Loll! So beautiful :)

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  28. Your coloring techniques are amazing and inspiring -- I love the ideas I get from you. This card is gorgeous!

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  29. Love how the alcohol inks worked on the copper...simply gorgeous! Looks fabulous against your background! Leaves, copper...a winning combo :)

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  30. Amazing look with the alcohol ink on the copper. It's stunning against this wonderful background color too. Love it! TFS

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  31. Gorgeous card, LOVE the colours, Cathy x

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  32. loved the watercolor panel you created. Amazing card :)

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  33. Oh I loVe your pretty copper leaves. Your watercolor background is the perfect way to frame it up. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for having me as this month's ATCAS Guest Designer.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
    Addicted To CAS Guest Designer

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  34. Wow this is stunning love that rich color it's all about atumn.

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  35. Fabulous background effect with the bronze colours. Beautiful x

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  36. Loll, I could have seen this card in any gallery and knew that it was yours. The shimmer bronze is perfect. Gorgeous
    hugs
    jaydee

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