Sunday, December 06, 2015

Pink and Gold


Hi everyone.  It's the start of our Happy Little Stampers December Mixed Media Challenge ... and it's an easy one! :)




I LOVE pink ... I'm sure it's not a surprise to any of you who visit me regularly. :) And I love it in combination with orange and gold.  So, I used all three of those colours on the card above.  I used a watercoloured background I had in my stash (I tend to make lots of backgrounds at a time so they are handy once I'm ready to create a card).  This one has a sprayed pink and orange background on mixed media paper.  The colours mixed and created this beautiful pinky-coral colour.  The colours are very strong because I sprayed this a few times, drying in-between the layers.

I wanted to add some gold, so I spread just a little Inka Gold wax paste on my craft mat, spritzed with water and "flicked" my panel into the gold.  By flicking it quickly (flick is not the best word, but I couldn't think of anything else ... hmmm ... maybe snap??) :) ... I ended up with almost a splattered gold all over my panel.  Love this look.   I added more Inka Gold, just in the lower right corner, using a harlequin stencil and sponging on a thin layer of paste.

Next I stamped my butterfly twice in Delicata Gold ink --- once on white card stock and once on vellum.  I fussy-cut both butterflies and then layered them with the vellum on top.  This added dimension ... and the vellum layer gives an airy feel. :)

Last, I stamped a simple sentiment in black.  It didn't stamp really clean on top of the gold Inka Gold, so I should have embossed it in black, but by the time I figure that out, it was too late and the ink had dried.  I'm always learning! :)

I hope you'll join us for this easy "Anything Goes" mixed media challenge.  Come play along! :)

As always, I really appreciate you coming by for a visit.







Stamps:  Butterfly Birthday (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White card sbase and butterfly (Neenah); Mixed Media for pain panel (Strathmore); Vellum
Ink:  Delicata Gold (Tsukineko); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Orange and Magenta Watercolour sprays made from w/c concentrate (Dick Blick), Inka Gold, water mister, Harlequin Stencil cut with my Silhouette Cameo, sponge

Challenges:
HLS December Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes

22 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous.. love those colors..how they contrast but blend so nice.. the butterfly is AWESOME.. love the layers.

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  2. A gorgeous make Loll, love the colours together. Carol x

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  3. Love the mix of colors, Loll! Lots of beautiful shimmer!

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  4. Lots of gorgeous gold and bright colours makes this one fabulous creation Loll! Have a great week! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  5. Wow, Gorgeous watercolored sprayed background Loll. I love how you added your Inka Gold and stenciling. All for your beautiful diecut butterfly. Your vellum butterfly was a brilliant addition :-) Now that I have my MISTI I only stamp images or sentiment with my MISTI so I can repeat stamp if necessary. TFS my friend.

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  6. What a wonderful background in your favourite colours! Love the way you used the Inka Gold with the stencil.

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  7. This card is just sooooo beautiful! The colors, the delicate butterfly, the light stenciling... wow

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  8. Great card Loll. Love the gold stencilled harlequin pattern and the delicate butterfly.

    Hugs.

    Karen xxx

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  9. Beautiful card and another fabulous background

    Anne

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  10. Such a gorgeous card and stunning background! :)
    Suchi xx

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  11. I love the colors on this, Loll. The stenciled diamonds and the lovely HLS vellum butterfly are beautiful too.

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  12. Yummmm, beautiful colour combination. I love how you have done this, especially that bit with the Harlequin thing. I was thinking as I looked at this card that maybe my Silks could work with this style. I was playing with them for my embossing paste and then seeing your card it jas my mind turning you know what I mean :)

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  13. Always learning too and loving it! Gorgeous colour combination and love the layering that you have achieved without adding too much dimension (if that makes sense?).Nice touch with the harlequin stencil and with the inka's this card must be really shiny and gorgeously pretty? Thank you for the inspiration x

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  14. STUNNING!!! This is just beautiful Loll. That background is a whirlwind of warmth and the gold stencilling is magical! Love that layered butterfly, such a delicate embellishment! hugs :)

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  15. hmm, inka gold? I'm so so surpised you used that...not! LOL. another fab creation, Loll. Love the colors and visual texture.

    toni

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  16. Gorgeous, Loll! Love the flecks of gold and then the gold stenciling that pulls it all together. I love that color combo too!

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  17. Such a beautiful background! I love the added splatters of gold and stenciling! The vellum butterfly adds extra elegance!

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  18. Pink and Gold ~ Swoon! Your background is gorgeous, and I love that you chose Delicata Gold for your butterfly! This card is a great example of mixed media with a crisp, clean design! Love it, Loll!

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  19. This is just stunning Loll! I love the rich colours and the butterfly is beautiful.

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  20. Delicate and so very pretty, Loll ... a stunner! Hugs, Anita :)

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  21. Pink, gold...and a butterfly? Oh my, bring the smelling salts..I'm swooning!
    Hugs~c

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