Sunday, September 27, 2015

Smooshing in the Studio



Hi everyone.  Yesterday I spent the day in my studio with two crafty friends, Debbie and Frances.  We used to work together and have know each other for over 30 years ... where does the time go??!!

I showed them the smooshing technique using different papers (watercolour, mixed media) and two mediums (distress ink, inka gold wax paste).  We made a bunch of backgrounds and found time for each of us to make six cards, as well as having many backgrounds left over to make into cards later.  So fun!

Above is one I made die-cutting an inka gold smooshed background.  Love the soft and shimmery colours.

Frances mention that it was a shame to throw away the leftover background with the leaves cut out from it, so I showed her and Debbie how to create an inlaid die-cut card ... a "twofer" as Darnell would say! :)




I hope you have a fun and inky day!!  Thanks for dropping by for a visit!!  I always love hearing from you. :)







Stamps:  Just for You sentiment (Butterfly Birthday set from Happy Little Stampers); Thinking of you sentiment (A Little Sentimental stamp set from Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Mixed Media (Stratmore)
Ink:  Smoky Slate (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Inka Gold in Jade, Steel Blue and Platinum), water mister, Fresh Foliage die-cut (Memory Box)


30 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards ..... don't you just love playdays. I had one on at the weekend .... not as productive as yours though. All I managed to do was a rather large Stampin Up! order! Have a great week ..... hugs Linda xx

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    1. Loll, Am loving your smooshing! The gleam on the blue leaves is gorgeous, and I also really like #2 with the inlay. Splendid to able to make 2 cards out of your efforts. Wish I could have joined you ladies cause I can just bet you had a fun, productive time. Hugs! & TFS

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  2. That's the most productive-est crafty gathering I have ever heard of, Lolly! Backgrounds AND six finished cards is very impressive and I'm sorry I wasn't there! I love both of these soft and shiny delights! In fact, I have to say I like the twofer negative creation just a smoosh better than the positive onefer! Hugs, Dolly

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  3. This may well be one of my favourite dies... Love the colours you chose to use... and the understated simplicity of the first card is fabulous :)

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  4. Both cards are gorgeous with your Inka Gold Paste. I hope to play with mine soon :-) TFS Loll

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  5. The smooshing effect looks amazing Loll, both cards are so beautiful. I thought I could do without these pastes but I'm not so sure now lol! Cathy x

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  6. Lovely twofer!
    I agree with Darnell about a productive crafting session!

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  7. Both are so beautiful, and it was smart to make two cards. I almost always do that as well--always a shame to waste something that pretty. How fun that you have crafty friends you have known forever.

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  8. Such soft and beautiful colours Loll! Such pretty cards! Sounds like you had a fun time crafting with friends! Have a great week! Hazel xx

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  9. Wow! Love these soft, shimmery colors! The inlaid is as pretty as the first one! Sounds like some happy stamper!

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  10. Amazing smooshing! Love the colour and how you used the leftovers! xx

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  11. You do wonders with that Inka Gold, Loll. I can't believe you all got six cards made. You must be able to talk and work at the same time. ;)

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  12. Hi Loll,

    Both cards are stunning and saves waste. Love the colours.

    Love & hUgs

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

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  13. Hey Loll! I love both of your cards..that is a great way to use up the remainings...thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity! :)
    Suchi xx

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  14. Smooshing rocks. Smooshing with shimmer is totally gorgeous.

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  15. Both are beautiful. I love your smooshing technique. I'll have to try it.

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  16. Clever use of the waste to get a towfer. You gals look to have had a great time. :)

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  17. what a fun day Loll and 2 gorgeous cards x

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  18. Another winner, Loll! I actually like the one with the negative space best (both are lovely though!). I'm jealous of your crafting day, life challenges have gotten in the way of crafting lately....maybe soon...

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  19. Sounds like a wonderful crafty time! Love these!

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  20. Amazing card Loll - the shimmer you've achieved is brilliant. The colours are gorgeous and love the way you've used the negative piece as well. Sounds like you all had such fun.

    Hugs.

    Karen xxx

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  21. two lovely, delicate card. Great watercolor background and well used every piece. Beautiful cards.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  22. The cards are beautiful! I love that shimmer! I am not familiar with Inka, but if it all looks like this, I'm in for some shopping - lol.

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  23. Both cards are wonderful. Time to make some new background panels and try for this colour its so beautiful.

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  24. How fun to craft with friends! love both of these designs!

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  25. Absolutely GORGEOUS cards, Loll! I love the softness of the colors and the shimmery effect of this medium...I am definitely going to have to try them out...Thanks so much for inspiring us!

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  26. Swoonworthy, Loll ... the shimmery softness of both cards is simply beautiful! Sounds as though it was such a wonderful, crafty day! Hugs, Anita :)

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  27. These are so beautiful. I love them both.

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