Friday, January 20, 2017

Sparkle Snowflake


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing another snowflake card using red, purple and gold for the background.  I love how the sparkly snowflake flourish pops on the saturated colours of the tag.  And I love my new set of tag dies that I HAD TO HAVE after seeing Bonnie's gorgeous Christmas tags last year.  Bonnie and I enable each other to shop! :)

I started by using liquid watercolour concentrate.  I get mine from Dick Blick (house brand), but there are other brands as well.   They are super concentrated with colour, so if I only add a little misting of water, I do get deep colours.  Adding more water produces lighter shades.

I die-cut the snowflake sash from sparkly paper and inlaid it into the tag.  I splattered gold over the tag and on the card front.  Then I stamped some script in the same gold in in the center of the card front, and also as the "joy" sentiment under the tag.  The tag is popped up with foam for added dimension.

This card is a reminder for two challenges.  CAS Watercolour January Challenge - Snowflake.



And CAS Mix Up January Challenge - Liquid Colours


Both challenges are open until the 24th of the month, so there's still a few days to play along.  I hope you'll join us!

ETA:  My dear friend Bonnie just mentioned that this is perfect for the Poppystamps challenge #28 - Silent Snowflakes, to I'm entering there. :)









Stamps:  Script (Penny Black); Christmas Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb); Watercolour paper for tag (Arches 140 lb. cold press); Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Delicata Gold
Accessories & Tools:  Liquid Watercolour concentrate in Red, Violet, Gold (Dick Blick), water mister, Pinpoint Main Street Tags (Poppy Stamps); Simple Snowflake Sash (Poppy Stamps), gold sheer ribbon

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour January Challenge - Snowflake
CAS Mix Up January Challenge - Liquid Colours
PoppyStamps Challenge #28 - Silent Snowflakes


34 comments:

Sue said...

I love your pretty, subtle background and beautiful tag, Loll. Such gorgeous vivid colours. Also just wanted to say thank you for the AI challenge on CAS Mix Up. It inspired me to try some new media and techniques, New Year-new ideas! Hope you have a lovely weekend x

Jo Manna said...

Harmony! This is truly beautiful.
That tag is a true burst of colour with that inlaid glittery snowflake, love it!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Oh Loll! This tag looks amazing! Like he was cracked! As if the ice made the tag ruptured through the middle. Amazing idea, I love it.
Hugs,
BożenA

Susan said...

What beautiful rich colours on the tag! Love the saturation you get from those liquid paints. A great contrast to the sparkly snowflake die! And the gold splatters and text are perfect with the rich colours.

Nancy Stislow said...

How I love your color combinations! I'd never think to put those together and it's absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the tip on the liquid watercolors too. Love the gold on this too!

Linda said...

So pretty Loll. Love the color of your tag and your sparkly snowflake.

Mac Mable said...

Great colours together and love the snowflake die...So glad Bonnie enables you to buy! x Love the layout, the splats and the fabulous colour combination x

Aileen Ryan said...

Loll love the depth of colour on this tag and boy it makes that snowflake really stand out. Perfect and you just gave me and idea so I hope it works and I can share soon. Love love this card.

nancy littrell said...

Wow...Stunning and vibrant colored tag Loll. I love your die cut and inlaid snowflake sash. Your colors and use of gold really make your pretty card pop. TFS my friend. Hugs.....

Bonnie said...

Wow! I'm glad I enabled you as your tag challenge prompted me to buy those tags in the first place. Love the rich colors and beautiful gold splatter as well as that sweet snowflake! I think this works for the Poppystamps challenge too.

Bobby said...

The tag looks beautiful, Loll. I have some Dr. Ph Martin's and tried painting with them - the fail on my CAS Mix-up but I haven't tried just dropping them one and spraying. I will definitely give it a go and see what happens. Maybe in time for another entry.

Sue McRae said...

The colours on your tag are beautiful and I love the gold splatters! (I'm going to check out these liquid watercolours). Thanks for playing along with us at Poppystamps this month!

Christine Alexander said...

Loll I love the non traditional colours and the die is awesome. Such a perfect layout with the text BG stamp.

kevin Luther said...

nice

Lisa Lara said...

Oh I love the inlaid snowflake sash into your gorgeous tag Loll and love the script background.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Very beautiful! It's good to have a friend who enables shopping - I have a few of those!!!

My Paper Epiphany said...

btw I thought you might have made this card for The Card Concept - perfect for it:)

JosieD said...

Wow, Loll, this car totally pops with the wonderful vibrant colors of concentrate against the softer gold script b'grd And the sparkly snowflake....so eye-catching. Love extending the use of snowflake stuff beyond Christmas!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOW! That tag really POPS against the background Loll, and the sparkle of the snowflake really adds zing! Love the added interest to the base card with the partial stamping and gold splatters! Just beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend! Hazel xx

Linda said...

What a beauty. Love the intense colours and the sparkly snowflake really stands out beautifully. The gold touches finish it off perfectly too xx

Petra Swart said...

Your sparkly snowflake is simply GORGEOUS, Loll and the gold splatters and script make the perfect bg for the beautiful tag!!!!! WOW, that vibrant red and purple ...LOVE it!!!!! Another fabulous creation, Loll!!!!
Have a great weekend!!!!
Hugz

Jeanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Loll! I love the saturated colors, the bit of gold and the super sparkly snowflake. :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

So pretty

Sheila H said...

Beautiful!

Kath said...

A fabulous card and beautiful tag too.
Kath x

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful, Loll! I love the swoosh of the inlaid snowflake on the tag.

Anita in France said...

That's such a fabulous, rich colour combo, Loll ... the effect of the swooshy snowflake across it is gorgeous ... and all the background gold detailing is lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Absolutely love the vibrant tag with the glittery snowflake and the golden splatters! The background, too! Real eye candy!

Julia Aston said...

Love the text behind your beautifully inked tag Loll - the inlaid sash looks so pretty! Julia xx

Carol said...

This is fabulous Loll, love the scripty stamp and those gorgeous dies together. Hope you're doing alright. Carol x

MaryH said...

So beautiful. Sparkles just great! I'm loving that swirl of a snowflake, and I like your new tag die too! The water color concentrate you've used is so pretty! I think the faded gold script behind the jewel tone of the tag really sets it off well too. (I think all of us are enabling each other!) Love this one! TFS

Colleen said...

OMG, now I need those tags, I must admit to admiring them a long time...I think Marybeth has used them and I always drool over hers...your tag and background is just stunning! You have set the bar pretty darn high, my friend...it is always a joy to visit you because you inspire me so much!

Jeanne J. said...

Loll that lovely sparkly snowflake is the icing on the cake! I mean beautiful inky background!! :) Lovely!

pam said...

Gorgeous colours on your tag Loll, love the snowflake you used to decorate, beautiful card.
Thanks for joining us at Poppystamps this month.
Pam x