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:

Bonnie said...

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!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

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

TK Watson said...

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

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

So gorgeous, Loll - just love your candle duo!

nancy littrell said...

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

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

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

Betty Keefe said...

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

Lee-Anne said...

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

Susan said...

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

Pamellia Johnson said...

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 :)

Karen B said...

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

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Loll beautiful poinsettias and a lovely background

Anne

Julie B said...

Great take on the MM picture Loll. :)

Kathyk said...

This is lovely, Loll, really rich and sumptuous colours

Kathyk

Carol said...

A beautiful card and colour combo Loll. Carol x

Marti Fahnestock said...

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

cm said...

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

Kim Hall said...

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

Anita in France said...

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

Linda said...

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

Rahmat said...

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

Susangail Powell said...

Those poinsettias and candles are gorgeous!!!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

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!

conil said...

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.