Saturday, January 02, 2016

Smooshing in the New Year


Hi everyone.  Welcome to the New Year!  And welcome to Happy Little Stampers January CAS Challenge.






Smooshing is one of my favourite technique right now.  I love the randomness of the design when I drop and drag card stock through diluted ink or paint.  Makes very beautiful backgrounds or die-cuts for cards.

I have three Smooshing videos on YouTube: (I really do love this technique!) :)


(smooshing with re-inkers)



Inka Gold is such a beautiful product and is awesome for this technique.  The wax paste has a metallic, pearly sheen --- GORGEOUS!  And that's what I used for my smooshed winter sky above.  I simply added two die-cut rows of trees that are coated with clear glitter glue, and a simple stamped sentiment in gold to match the colour of my background. :)

We are so excited to have Joyce (Cards-by-the-Sea) as our Guest Designer for HLS CAS this month.  Welcome Joyce!

Come check out the challenge to see the amazing cards by our Guest Designer and Design Team members.  Then make a Smooshed CAS card and join in the fun.  Hope to see you in the gallery.

I'm entering this card into the Just Us Girls Challenge #324 - Thank you.  Perfect timing! :)



Thanks for coming by for a visit!!









Stamps:  Thinking of You (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Delicata Gold (Tsuikineko)
Accessories & Tools:  Inka Gold wax pastes (Gold, Turquoise, Greenyellow), water mister, Fir Tree Border die (Impression Obsession), Dazzling Details Glitter Glue (SU!)


Challenges:
HLS January CAS - Smooshing
Just Us Girls #324 - Thank you


36 comments:

Toni said...

Loll, your card is fab! You are the smooshing queen!

Toni

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Smooshed background for your very, very sparkly winter tree scene. TFS and choosing another awesome CAS Challenge my friend. Hugs, nancy

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love that stunning sky Loll! You do this technique so well . . . I really MUST dig out those Inka Golds soon! Have a wonderful 2016 my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Valerie Nolan said...

Just beautiful Loll!
Val x

Aileen (mum) said...

Well it looks like I have been pushed into a decision. NOW it is time to try smooshing, I love this card looks so pretty with the background you have made and the glittery trees.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful Winter sky with those "icy" trees! Love this, Loll!

Joyce said...

I love your smooshed sky. It is so beautiful, and really highlights your white trees.

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful framed scene you created Loll!

Julie B said...

Stunning little scene Loll. Best wishes for a happy and healthy new year to you and yours. :)

Kylie said...

I always adore seeing your inca gold creations. The little scene is so pretty! xx

Kylie said...

I always adore seeing your inca gold creations. The little scene is so pretty! xx

Gail Townsend said...

Love seeing your smooching, your cards always look stunning, I love how you have created this scene. Xxx

sandie said...

Fabulous smooching, you are so good at this. Love the touch of yellow. Have a great New Year x

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Oh, what a gorgeous scene you've created, Loll! Just love that colors play and white glittered trees are beautiful! Have a wonderful 2016!

Bobby said...

My favorite technique too, Loll, and I love those glitter trees.

Karen B said...

This is lovely Loll - talk about Queen of Smooching!!! lol The background sky looks just like the northern lights.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

This is lovely! Your background is so beautiful, and I love the glittery trees. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

samantha's cards said...

beautiful card!

Linda said...

Happy New Year to the Queen of Smoosh! I love your little winter scene, that smooshing is the perfect backdrop for those glittery trees. xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Pretty smooshed sky!!

Inkyfingers said...

What a delicious card Loll with the perfect smooshing and gorgeous CAS design.
Happy New Year and I hope you are feeling better now.
Hugs
Carol x

Susan said...

Another gorgeous example of your smooshing - love it, especially the way there is a spot of gold that looks like the sun struggling to come out in a winter sky. Beautiful sparkly trees!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I forgot to say thanks for joining in at JUGS!

Anita in France said...

What a lovely calm, serene scene, Loll ... simply beautiful in all it's wonderful shimmeriness! Wishing you a wonderful 2016! Hugs, Anita :)

MaryH said...

Another gorgeous background that looks so cold with the icy trees in the foreground. The glitter glue on these trees certainly looks as though they are covered in ice! I like the way you've done the raised aperture window too..really lets the image show so nicely, with the embossed frame. TFS Hugs, and hope you are feeling lots better.

shirley-bee said...

I love your little wintry scene, Loll! It's like looking through a window onto a magical landscape. The smooshed background looks like the northern lights, and I love the glistening on the trees. happy New Year!

Becky said...

Happy New Year Loll! Your card is stunning.

Lee-Anne said...

Love, love, love this scene! Such gorgeous colors and sparkle, Loll!

Sue said...

A beautiful wintry scene, Loll. Your smooshing looks so good and makes a lovely background for those pretty trees. Happy New Year x

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is absolutely stunning! That sky is amazing, beautiful smooshing. Love those gorgeous trees, too. So elegant. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Barb Ghig said...

I LOVE when you use Inka Gold on your cards, Loll! What a GORGEOUS effect, especially blended with soft blue for your sky, and with your sparkly trees! Such a beautiful card!
I finally ordered Inka Gold, and it will be here Wednesday...Count me in with this challenge :)

TK said...

You are truly amazing! I love your smooshing (even had to go buy me some Inka Gold!), and the whole scene and window are just delightful!!!

Maura R said...

Love your little frosty scene, Loll! The background is so pretty too - as is the gold sentiment! I am sorry to hear that you are leaving HLS, I always appreciated your kind comments!!

Pat said...

This is extremely pretty Loll and I adore your framed glittery trees and background smooshing. x

cm said...

Adding my voice to the others proclaiming the stunning beauty of your smooshed, serene wintry scene. So gorgeous! I'm sad you're leaving HLS...may whatever is 'new' on the horizon bring you immense joy!
hugs~c