Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Red and Gold Christmas


Hi everyone.  Today I've made a card for the Merry Monday Challenge #178 - Red and Gold, that is hosted by my good friend Bonnie.



I used some gold embossing on my candle images and sentiment.  I'm finding it really difficult to get a good picture of any card that has embossing on it ... so I'm on a mission to find a better way of taking photos.  Maybe a light tent is needed ... or maybe just some extra lights, but it is something that I'm working on. :)

For this card I used Inka Gold again.  This time I just spread some of the gold onto my craft mat, spritzed with water and smooshed a piece of mixed media paper.  Click HERE to see my YouTube video on this technique.

I like having just the gold splattered throughout the background.  I then stamped my candle and poinsettia image onto watercolour paper, and heat embossed with gold.  I watercoloured the poinsettia using my Zig pens, and the candles using diluted gold ink.  I felt the card needed something else, so took my gold metallic pen and drew a frame onto my card panel.  The sentiment was heat embossed in gold as well, and gold liquid pearls were added to the center of the poinsettia for a the finishing touch.

I'm also entering this card into the Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #169 - CAS.

And also sharing at Happy Little Stampers November CAS Challenge where it is all about Gilding (adding gold). :)




Just a reminder that my Mixed Media Christmas Tag Event starts tomorrow!! :)  I'm so excited!!  I'll be sharing twelve days of tags  made by me and two different Guest Designers each day over the event.  I hope you'll come back and follow along.












Stamps:  Holiday Sketches: Christmas Candles (STAMPlorations)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Mixed Media (Strathmore); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Versamark; Zig pens; Delicata Gold (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  Gold embossing powder, heat tool, waterbrush, water mister, Inka Gold wax paste, metallic gold pen, gold liquid pearls

Challenges:
Merry Monday #178 - Red and Gold
AT&M #169 - CAS
HLS November CAS Challenge - Gilding

24 comments:

  1. WOW! Those poinsettias look real, my friend! Love the texture, dimension and all that gold and red! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  2. Loving all that beautiful gold Loll my friend! You always breathe so much life into your marvellous creations! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx

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  3. Pretty! Love the gold, the poinsettia, the background...

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  4. So gorgeous, Loll - just love your candle duo!

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  5. Your gilded image is so gorgeous Loll. Love how you added the different inks, embossing and faux gold framing. So beautiful.
    I have been thinking off and on all day about your Awesome 2016 Christmas Tag event starting tomorrow!!! I am so excited for it to start and know we are all going to be blown away by all the talent and inspiration by you and your amazingly talented Guest Designers :-)

    Hope you can sleep tonight. Almost like the night before Christmas kind of feeling my friend.

    Hugs, Nancy

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  6. OMG!!! This so beautiful, Loll! Love the colors and background, very impressive!

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  7. gorgeous card Loll - the poinsettias are so lovely - looks like a winner!

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  8. This whole card has such a lovely glow from the Inka Gold, Loll! Stunning poinsettias! Looking so forward to your tag event :)

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  9. Love the red and gold, and the great smooshed background. Wonderful poinsettias too!

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  10. Wow, gorgeous as always Loll. I missed your lovely card while I away, can't wait to see the wonderful tag line up for your event. hugs :)

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  11. Wow Loll - those poinsettias really pop with the red and the gold. Absolutely gorgeous.

    Hugs.

    Karen xxx

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  12. Gorgeous card Loll beautiful poinsettias and a lovely background

    Anne

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  13. Great take on the MM picture Loll. :)

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  14. This is lovely, Loll, really rich and sumptuous colours

    Kathyk

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  15. A beautiful card and colour combo Loll. Carol x

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  16. Such a beautiful card, Loll. I am looking forward to the Twelve Tags of Christmas event!

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  17. Gorgeous...I have this image and need to give it some TLC! You're certainly provided me with incentive!
    Hugs~c

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  18. Stunning card, love the life like poinsettia's!!

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  19. Rich and so deliciously festive, Loll ... the gold liquid pearls in the poinsettias is just lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

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  20. Love this Loll ..... the hint of gold is perfect and those poinsettias are gorgeous xx

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  21. This is beautiful Loll, the gilding on the leaves is perfect, Lovely card, glad to see you at ATSM.

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  22. Those poinsettias and candles are gorgeous!!!

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  23. Such a wonderful, elegant card! Adore the candles and poinsettia image and your beautiful coloring! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Merry Monday!

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  24. Oh my. This is so lovely it makes my heart stop. Gorgeous embossing and the InkaGold really is the perfect backdrop for those amazing candles.

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