Tuesday, January 24, 2017

NBUS #9


Hi everyone.  Today I'm playing along with Darnell's NBUS Challenge #9.  This technique is called Hidden Word or Camouflaged Word or Steganography.  :)


I found it a bit difficult to get a good picture of my card.  The camera seemed to be confused with the die-cut word in the middle of my smooshed Inka Gold panel.  It blends in, but it doesn't. :)

I used a snippet of leftover Smooshed Inka Gold from the video I did over a year ago. :)  Always pays to hang on to those pieces. :)  And I used a snippet of white card stock, painted it with gold and used it for the strip at the bottom of my panel and also for the butterfly.  My card is all snippets except for the card base. :)  So I'm heading over to join the fun at the Snippets Playground as well.

The NBUS (never-before-used-schtuff) item is the thanks die from STAMPlorations ... it fit perfectly for this panel. :)

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!







Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Peacock Feathers Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Gold Inka Gold (Viva Decor), water mister, thanks die-cut (STAMPlorations),  gold acrylic paint (Lumiere), paintbrush, embossed butterfly die-cut (Stampin' Up)

Challenges:
Darnell's NBUS #9 Challenge
Snippets Playground - Week 265 & 266

40 comments:

  1. Oh goodie, I get to be the first commenter!Gosh, you've aced that hidden word challenge magnificently with this one. Love how you've got the bold & dimensional word hidden,and way you've got the gold dot just above the 'i' on the word. The gold really shines with the aqua shades. Beautiful. TFS

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  2. I have an idea in my head for Darnell's fun NBUS#9. LOVE your NBUS hidden word (thanks) and how you used a past smooshed Inka Gold Snippet. TFS your beauty my friend. Hugs....

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  3. Loll, you have a talent, a special one for turning simple into elegance. Never saw anyone do that before. This is just beautiful. I tried hard to do Inka Gold smooshing but mine dry up as fast as I buy them. Any clues how to keep them creamy?

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    1. Hi Nancy. I don't know how to rejuvenate the Inka Golds. I have tried adding a folded baby wipe (saw a video on that and thought it looked like a good idea). It didn't work for me.

      I'm going to work on finding a way, because I have lots of Inka Gold and I want to be able to use every bit of them.

      I'm sure there must be a way to break up the pieces and infuse some liquid. Water would work, but maybe I should try something different. I did see where someone added glycerin. I'll see if I can find some ... or something else. I'll let you know if I figure it out. xx

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  4. simply elegant :). the gold and turquoise are so beautiful, I thought you had put gold card stock under the panel, great idea to paint left over pieces of white for your panel. Awesome card.

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  5. Love the way you did the hidden word! Great use of your leftover Inka Gold snippet! Perfect embellishment with the gold butterfly and little strip of gold.

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  6. This card is stunning, Loll. I like the background...and even more so with the beautiful gold smooshed accents. The thin strip along the bottom grounds the inky square so nicely and the butterfly in the inka gold as well looks lovely!

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  7. Don't you hate that when the camera just doesn't capture the true beauty of the card. Grrr. I love this card Loll. Gorgeous with the gold. I love that hidden sentiment.

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  8. Gosh Loll this is amazing. I love it. The left over piece is just perfect for this. The splashes of gold look stunning. An absolute delight. Sending hugs x

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  9. Love working with Inka Gold paints - your card is fabulous Loll, and I love the plain gold accents.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  10. What a gorgeous way of using up leftovers ..... love it! xx

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  11. Love those pretty colours together Loll! I can just imagine how that panel shimmers! Your hidden word is fantastic! Great job! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

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  12. Gorgeous card!! I love learning all this technical jargon - Steganography!! I bought Inka Golds a couple years ago and never had much success with them. I'll have to get them back out and see if I can create something with them. As usual, I love your card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. so beautiful Loll...you do the gold touches so well my talented friend.
    xx Karen

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  14. Wow! I love the blue and yellow and that wonderful layout! I could actually see the thanks without having to look again! Great job on this, my friend.

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  15. Gorgeous card, Loll! Adore the blues and the golds together, so elegant and regal looking! I am so impressed that your snippets can dress up so well and shine, shine, shine. You have a golden touch, that is for sure. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us and inspiring!! Hugs!

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  16. Squeal! Loll, this is lovely! A beautiful card, so perfectly designed and made to show off the camouflaged piece on your wonderful smooshed background. Love it!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  17. Clever technique and love the hidden word. Gorgeous colours and I know exactly what you mean about taking photos! Pretty colours and lovely layout. Thank you so much for kindly stopping by my blog, I really appreciate it x

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  18. This turned out so pretty Loll and don't you just love it when it all comes together using just little pieces of this and that laying around?!! This card also reminds me I haven't played with my Inka Gold in awhile and need to get that out...thanks for the inspiration!! :0)

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  19. A beautiful card - great design and lovely colours too.
    Kath x

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  20. See, this is why I want to come play with you! *wink Gorgeous colors, oh my that inka gold "gold" with turquoise is just stunning Loll!! Heart Hugs, Colleen

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  21. Gorgeous card!!! Inka gold is fabulous! I don't throw anything out either - although my stash is getting bigger and bigger...

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  22. The thicker lines of the die cut work beautifully for this technique, Loll. The transition from word to card looks so smooth like rounded edges.

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  23. Oh my, I am so loving this card Loll!!! Your "hidden" word looks great on that smooshed inka gold panel and I think it blends in great! I love the touches of gold in the smooshed panel, the border and the butterfly-so pretty! Hugs, Brenda

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  24. Oh so awesome! Love the golden highlights, the small smooshed panel and that oh so glorious die cut!

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  25. Wow, Loll, the lovely die cut greeting camouflaged in that gorgeous aqua and gold panel is just beautiful ... so, so pretty! Hugs, Anita :)

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  26. Perfect camouflaged sentiment Loll and the turquoise with that gold is so elegant! xx

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  27. Beautiful work, as ever.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  28. This is gorgeous and I'm so glad I got those SU Thinlits butterflies whilst they were still available. Hugs Mrs A.

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  29. Beautiful card, Loll! Those colours are so pretty together. I should use Inka Gold more often - you always product fab cards using it :)

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  30. Your hidden word card is beautifully constructed. The ombré with the pops of gold is so artistic.

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  31. So beautiful and just perfect.
    Hugs xx

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  32. what a gorgeous example of a hidden word Loll! Beautiful background - love that Inka Gold! Julia xx

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  33. Simply beautiful, Loll!!!! Loove the splashes of gold!!!! Yeah for using those snippets!!!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!!
    Hugz

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  34. This is just beautiful. The gold adds such a gorgeous touch. My Inka Gold dries out so quick. I have to dig it out and add water to it to make it workable.

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  35. I love your smooshed inka gold background. Word so beautifully out of it emerges, like Venus from the foam of the sea :-)) Each element of this card is so beautiful and so great to match all the details. Even smooshed on the background looks like it was thought :-) I am in delight, my friend.
    Hugs,
    BożenA

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  36. I loved your description of the hidden word vis-a-vis the camera! It's a terrific case of stegonography, Lolly! And a great example of why to keep those pretty little pieces and how to jazz them up for a card! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #9 and joining in the optional theme! Hugs, Dolly

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  37. As always, I love it when you play with Inka Gold, Loll! The organic feel of the colors are so pretty, and your gold butterfly adds so much texture and dimension to this card! Great job on the Stegonography, too!
    Thanks for the link to your video...I'm in the mood to watch it again :)

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