Saturday, June 18, 2016

With Love


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card made with a beautiful die-cut sent to me by my good friend Barb.  Isn't the die-cut gorgeous??!!

I coloured it with my zigs, and then went about figuring out what to put in-behind. Nothing seemed to look right.  A few days went by ... then a week.  At the same time, I was playing with Stencil monoprinting and made this pretty background. Couldn't figure out what to do with it, so it was sitting on my work table as well ... for several days.  Then today I glanced and saw both of them sitting there ... I had a light bulb moment. :)  They work so perfectly together.  I was so excited I had to show hubby right away.  He loved it and said he thought it was like looking through trees at a city landscape in the distance.  It kinda does! :)

I have to say that I was impressed with his interpretation. :)  He is a mechanical kind of guy, not artistic at all.  But he has been exposed to so much art because of Jeremy being an artist and art teacher and me with my cards, that he has developed a love of all things artsy. :)

Thanks to all of you for coming by for a visit.






Stamps:  The Big, the bold and the happy (Winnie & Walter)
Paper:  White card stock die-cut; Mixed Media monoprint panel (Strathmore 140 lb. - 400 Series)
Ink:  Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon; Zigs; Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Mini Tile Texture stencil (The Crafter's Workshop),  In the Wood die (Papertrey Ink)

23 comments:

  1. Really beautiful card. Love the monoprint background,and the colors you chose.

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  2. Love your husband's interpretation of this bee-you-tea-full card! It is sublime, serene......just gorgeous!

    Shirl

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  3. This is a beautiful card. Your husband is becoming artistic with his interpretation of your card. I love the colors and the background. The die cut branches would have been beautiful by themselves, but the stencil background makes it totally stunning. Love it.

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  4. Absolutely love how the background sets off the leaf branches.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  5. just beautiful Loll - Barb sent me that die cut too - think i might just CASE you!!

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  6. Good job DH! It does resemble a cityscape through trees -- awesome mix there mf!

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  7. Don't you love those light bulb moments?! Beautiful card in lovely shades of blue and green.

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  8. Oh my, Loll...this is the most beautiful card I've seen with this die...Honestly! Your watercoloring with your Zig markers is so soft and beautiful, and your stenciled background is amazing! I think your hubby is right about his impression...In fact, it looks to me like Central Park in New York City...very cool! You've given me some great ideas for this die, thanks! So glad you enjoyed playing with it, too!

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  9. Gord's interpretation was exactly what I thought of when I saw this! It's gorgeous! Don't you love it when pieces put themselves together on the table? Awesome design!

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  10. Woohoo, don'cha love how that happens Loll, been there done that too!!

    Brilliant card TFS and thanks too for linking over to Brenda in last post she is such a dear dear lady, that was very kind, so like blogland ... God bless,
    Shaz in Oz.x

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  11. Wow! These two pieces couldn't have been better for each other. Your hubby's vision of it is so fitting! I love the script of the sentiment as well. Sure enjoy your cards.

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  12. I Love Gord's interpretation too. So Perfect. Isn't great that we have DH's who appreciate our art work and are wonderful critics too :-) TFS your beauty Loll. I LOVE your background and beautiful die cut vines. Hugs, Nancy

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  13. Loll, it's beautiful! Once again I just love your color combination and you husband's take on it! He is SO right! It does look like a city scape under a canopy of trees. Love the perspective you created with stencil monoprinting too. You always get such crisp, clear prints.

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  14. I love moments like that, so satisfying. The diecut frame looks gorgeous. :)

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  15. Yes I can relate to the story about your husband because much the same as happened in our household...whether he wanted it to our not, he had no choice x Great how this card came together and it is perfect. The most gorgeous colours and that die cut is fabulous. x

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  16. Gorgeous! How wonderful that those two pieces came together so beautifully. I saw a cityscape-ish scene myself, even before I read your description. I really enjoy seeing the greens and blues blended together! How lovely that your husband has grown to love the artsy. That's gotta feel really good. :)

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  17. Well I guess your husband and I think alike, Loll, because cityscape was the first thing I thought of when seeing your card, even before reading about it. Sometimes it takes things laying around together to get a great idea. ;)

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  18. Your husband got it right! So fun to read how he has learned to appreciate the arts more! How satisfying it i when two pieces come together and make such a great card!

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  19. WOW!! Hubby is spot on ..... this looks fab, love that die cut! xx

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  20. Wow, this is gorgeous Loll! I do love that beautiful die cut and hubby is right, it really does look like you are looking through the trees at a city landscape! Loving those colors as you know too. Hugs, Brenda

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  21. I'm so glad to hear that I'm not the only one who gets to a certain mid way point in a project and then stops... What a relief. I honestly thought it was just me!
    Your light bulb moment certainly paid off. These two projects look like they were made for each other :)

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  22. What a great idea - to put these 2 lovely elements together - genius!!! So pretty, Loll!

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