Monday, May 16, 2016

More Magenta


Hi everyone.  Today I'm entering a second card into the STAMPlorations May CAS Challenge.  I used the optional twist of Magenta.



I haven't done a sponged sunset for a long time ... it was fun to get my fingers inky! :)

I sponged distress inks for my background (squeezed lemonade, ripe persimmon, and picked raspberry topped with wilted violet to get my magenta colour).  Then I sprayed with water to add some visual texture.  Love how it turned out.

I stamped two trees in black ink and then added a die-cut curve at the bottom that I got from my good friend Hazel.  Thanks Hazel!

The sentiment is heat embossed in white to finish things off.

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit!

Edited to add:  I'm heading over to join the fun at ATCAS Challenge #88 - code word: Midnight.  Thanks to Barb for letting me know! :)








Stamps:Vignette: Tree Silhouettes (STAMPlorations); Sentiment - Bloom Sketches (STAMPlorations)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Black (SU!)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Sponges, water mister, die-cut hill (gift from a friend), white embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
STAMPlorations May CAS Challenge - Magenta
ATCAS #88 - Midnight



24 comments:

Gibmiss said...

Stunning card Loll
Love those colours... Fabulous...
Hugs Sylvie x

Donna said...

Those trees look amazing against that background, Loll :)

Kylie said...

What a stunner! Perfect sponging and stamping xx

Bonnie said...

Love that sunset, Loll! Love how the splatters dry!

Susan said...

Wonderful sunset! Gorgeous combination of colours!

Linda said...

Gorgeous background and card Loll.

Nancy Stislow said...

What makes this so beautiful is the colors and perfect blending of your sponging! Love those tree stamps and the curved die cut!

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh my, what a beautiful sky! (Did you know I was a poet? Hehe!) But joking aside, I was blown away by your sky and I do love trees so I absolutely adore this card!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love love this!!

Barb Ghig said...

Your sunset sky background is absolutely beautiful, Loll! I love how you blended your inks and the trees and hillside are perfect in the foreground! You are welcome to enter this beauty in the current challenge at ATCAS for the theme: Midnight ~
http://addictedtocas.blogspot.com/2016/05/challenge-88-midnight.html

Shirl said...

Absolutely love that you got this fantastic magenta from the two colors to get this glorious sunset. And the tree stamps are fabulous too.

Shirl

Suchi said...

Just beautiful!! :)
Suchi xx

Linda said...

WOW!!! Love that sunset sky, especially with the black .... simply stunning! Thank you for joining in with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge xx

Anita in France said...

Spectacular, Loll ... such a stunning sunset sky ... so wow! Hugs, Anita :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh, this is so amazing Loll!! I suddenly wish I was in your card, laying on the grass, under the tree, staring up at that gorgeous sky!! WOW!! hugs :)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a stunning sunset Loll, it's by far the best I've seen! The extra splashes, make it look as if you are looking out of a window after a shower of rain and seeing that beautiful sky! Gorgeous! have a lovely day my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

MaryH said...

A great sunset scene with the fantastic sponging and the pretty silhouette. Love the curved hill too! Your water splotches really turned out nicely too! TFS & Hugs

Barb Ghig said...

I'm so glad you joined us at ATCAS for this week's challenge, Loll! It's always fun to see your beautiful cards in the gallery!

Pink Unicorn said...

Wow, this is stunning, love the inking and the gorgeous colour. Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Stunning sky at sunrise. I know this view, sometimes when I returned after a night shift home from work. Wonderfully you gave the brilliance of the awakening of the day. I love this card! I need to print this card to every day enjoy it eyes :-)
hugs,
BozenA

Debbie said...

That background is really stunning behind the silhouette image. And the white sentiment looks great.

Doni High said...

Yummy sky...love it! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

Heather said...

Such a gorgeous sky on a stunning card.

maria f. said...

Oh happy day! Oh happy inky fingers! Congrats on your shout out at STAMPlorations!