Friday, April 15, 2016

Gilded Thanks


Hi everyone.  This is a reminder of the CAS Mix Up April challenge - Stenciling.  I used stamping, stenciling, gilding flakes, heat embossing, and torn edge for today's card. :)



I had fun making this card.  The yellowy background is from my stash.  It's done on mixed media paper, smooshing the watercolour sprays (yellow, orange and pink) and then blotting with a paper towel to get a soft dreamy look.

I experimented with this card.  I used the gilding flake glue through a stencil.  Wasn't sure if it would work, so I just did a small test, adding a bit of gilding flake glue (it's a special glue) over a mesh stencil on the bottom right of my panel, then burnishing with gilding flakes.  Turns out it works really well, with the glue washing easily off the stencil, as long as you wash it right away.  I'll be doing more of this! :)  The large gilding flake butterfly is done using double-sided tape.

Here's a close-up ...



This was made for my dear friend Lee-Anne (Creatively LA) to thank her for being our Featured Designer this month.  Bonnie and I appreciate the time she took to create an amazing card for the launch of our April Challenge on April 1st.  And she created another fabulous card for today's reminder post.  Check it out HERE. Thanks again Lee-Anne.  xx

The challenge is open for another 9 days, so still lots of time to play along.  Hope to see you in the gallery!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!







Stamps:  Lots of Thanks Simon Says)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 Series)
Ink:  Versamrk
Accessories & Tools:  Watercolour sprays for the background ... mostly likely yellow, orange and pink (made from Liquid Watercolor Concentrate by Dick Blick), Moonlight Butterfly die (Memory Box), Flourish #6 die (Crafty Ann), Textured Mesh stencil (Memory Box), Red Blaze Gilding Flakes (Cosmic Shimmer), Gilding flake glue (Cosmis Shimmer), Be Creative / Sookwang Tape, gold embossing powder heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up April Challenge - Stenciling

33 comments:

  1. This card is even better in real life...simply stunning to say the least! Lucky me :) Thank YOU, Loll!

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  2. Stunning Loll! LOVE those gilding flakes and that torn edge, just adds that certain 'je ne sais quoi' soft and gentle! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  3. Wouldn't have thought to use the torn edge, it looks fabulous. Another technique, along with the gilding flakes, which are simply fantastic! Putting them through a stencil...genius! x Loving CAS and mixed media, so perfect x

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  4. Wowsers! This turned out fabulous too! Love the stencilled little area too on this.

    Shirl

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  5. Wow...Wow...Wow !!! Absolutely Stunning Gilded Flakes butterfly and background Loll. Love how you used your die cut flourish...reminds me of a flight trail :-) So creative. TFS my friend.

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  6. You definitely has a stunner with this card Loll! I love the gilded flakes on the butterfly and how cool that the special glue worked with stencils too! That beautiful background is just perfect with the gilded flakes too. Gorgeous card! Hugs, Brenda

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  7. Hi Loll,
    I adore butterflies...almost as much as owls :) so I was delighted when I saw this card...it's beautiful!!
    Bejay x

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  8. Beautiful gilded butterfly and wonderful use of the gilding flakes through the stencil - can't wait till tomorrow!!!

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  9. wonderful cards from all of you - must get going and make another card for this challenge!

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  10. Beautiful, Loll. I see you are enjoying your new craft toys :)

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  11. Hi Lol,
    what a beautiful butterfly paradise! Your way of gilding butterfly delights. I love this multicolour metal flakes that create a wonderful mosaic.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  12. That bfly is so stunning! You just rock "multi media stuff" :)

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  13. Simply stunning Loll your gilding is just beautiful

    Anne

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  14. Beautifully designed! I just love the angled torn paper and that spectacular, gilded-flake butterfly! I just HAVE to try this now! Thank you for describing your process!

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  15. This is absolutely stunning Loll! Love your soft smooshed background and that butterfly is just gorgeous...loving all the colors in your gilding flakes! Love the layout of this card too...lovely, lovely card! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! :0)

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous, my friend! A card to treasure!

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  17. This gilded butterfly looks cosmic! Also love the little bit on the panel! Gorgeous card!

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  18. Swooning over your gorgeous gilded butterfly! WOW!
    Hugs~c

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  19. This is absolutely stunning Loll, I don't use my gilding flakes enough

    Love & hugs

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

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  20. JAW-DROPPING!! Wow Loll, I am so glad you included a close up of that butterfly so I could zoom in to gawk and gaze!! Outstanding! LOVE IT! hugs and happy weekend!

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  21. Your classy design always leave me speechless Loll and this is no exception - Just awesome!
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  22. No one, and I mean, no one, gilds a butterfly like you do, Lolly! This little beauty and your whole design for her are simply breathtaking!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Dolly

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  23. I'm in awe, Loll! One of the most gorgeous cards I've ever seen! I didn't know gilding flakes could be used with double sided tape, but now maybe I can actually use some of my flakes!

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  24. WOW!! This is stunning .... love the gilded butterfly and the little touch of stenciling at the bottom is the perfect finishing touch xx

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  25. Gorgeous, Loll! Love the gilded flakes, but everything is just perfect! And how many techniques can you use??? Lol

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  26. Getting a chance to enjoy a couple posts I've missed! Wow, indeed, on the amazing butterfly. Very interesting to learn the glue works good with the stencil, and is not too hard to clean. Love the touch of flakes on the bottom, and this is a gorgeous design composition. Love the b'fly with the torn paper and the soft w/c background. TFS & Hugs

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  27. Stunning card, Loll! I love how the swoop of the swirl echoes the line of the torn edge, and the stencilled gilding echoes the gilding on the butterfly.

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  28. Wow, simply beautiful, Loll ... the flourish adds such a lovely sense of movement to that awesome shimmery butterfly! Hugs, Anita :)

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  29. What a work of art this is, Loll! Such a lovely watercolored background and your butterfly is GORGEOUS! It must be really amazing IRL, too! Thanks so much for the step by step instructions for using gilding flakes...With your inspiration, I plan to try them sometime soon :)

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  30. Gorgeous card and such a brilliant idea of using the gilding glue through a stencil. I will have a try on this one too. Looks awesome.
    Greetings from Veerle

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