Saturday, February 25, 2017

Guest Designer at Snippets Playground

Hi everyone.  I'm thrilled to be joining Di & Parnsip at the Snippets Playground as Guest Designer!  YAY!!  I have snippets galore in my art studio, and I've used a few on the card above.  The hexagons are from leftovers of THIS card.  This is actually the second card I've made from leftovers from my original smooshed piece. :)  The small butterfly, sentiment banner, die-cut "You", and hexagon mounting foam are also snippets.  The only non-snippet piece is the card base. :)

I die-cut the hexagons and mounted them on die-cut pieces of white foam so there is lots of dimension.  I arranged them randomly on my card front, making sure to leave room for the sentiment.  A small butterfly finishes the design.  To keep the wings of the butterfly raised, I added a small drop of glossy accents on the underside of each wing and let it dry completely.  The I folded the butterfly, adding glue along the center line and a dot on top of each of the glossy accents, which keeps the wings fold upwards, even going through the mail. :)

Here's a close-up ...


I hope you'll come play along at the Snippets Playground.  It's a great challenge to encourage us to use up our snippets (I doubt I will ever use them all up ... but this helps!).  Di & Parsnip make it so fun and you'll get to meet lots of wonderful crafters.  It's a fun place to be!!  Thanks again to Di for having me as Guest Designer!

Come join us!







Stamps:  A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. Cold Press); Black (SU!)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Liquid Watercolour Concentrate in Red and Purple (Dick Blick), water mister, Mod Hex Background Die (Poppy Stamps), Thinking of you die (Simon Says Stamp), Embosslits Beautiful Wings (Sizzix for SU!), White embossing powder, heat tool, corner rounder

Challenges:
Snippets Playground - Week 269 and 270

39 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

love your geometric card, Loll - so different for you - congrats on the GD spot

Happy Dance said...

Congrats on your GD spot at Snippets Playground. Such a cool CAS card, Loll! Those hexies are gorgeous in their pretty, rich jewell tone colors and they're perfectly arranged. And the little butterfly sitting on top of one of the hexies is darling. Love that you've left him white. Very sweet. Bev

HJ said...

Congrats, Loll! Love your card and appreciate the details of how you keep the butterfly wings up even in the mail. It is so simple, but elegant and brings a smile.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the perfect hexagon placement!

Christine Alexander said...

awesome card, I just love that die I have to have it. Love the beautiful hexagons and amazing layout.

Cathy said...

Love these colours Loll, I'm loving that die too!! Congrats on your GD spot at the playground too, it was lovely to find out more about you there, Cathy x

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

Wowie!! This is a stunning card :) i just love it

Laura said...

This card is beautiful Love how you placed it all together with the Hexagon. And Congrats on the GD!!

Aileen Ryan said...

Love how you have done this card Loll, wonderful diecuts.. Never thought to do with foam to save on all that cutting and the colour is so rich and eye catching.

Craft-E-Place said...

Stylish and elegant! I love the rich colour of the hexagons and the placement of all the elements. Simply brilliant!
Elaine

Anita in France said...

Graphic and gorgeously geometric, Loll ... and so very pretty with that tiny white butterfly! Congratulations on your GD spot at Snippets! Bon dimanche ... hugs, Anita :)

sandie said...

I love the rich colours here and a beautiful design x

Jenny L said...

Hi Loll,
congrats on being the GD for the Snippets Plaground.
Your card is wonderful and I love the CAS design too.
Beautiful colour hexagons.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Di said...

Thank you for the kind words Loll, and for being such a great Guest Designer too. Lovely to see more detail about your gorgeous card, as well as the brilliant tip for keeping the wings aloft even in the post.

Hugs

Di xx

SARN said...

A wonderfully artistic CAS card, finished off perfectly with the little white butterfly (thanks for the tips).

Great to "know" you a little better from Di's write up too.

Hugs, Sarn

Petra Swart said...

Congrats on the GD spot, Loll!!!!! And again you have me picking up my jaw from the ground!!!! This card is soooooooo STUNNING and I think it's my fave from your blog, now!!!! Everything about this card is just perfect - oh, boy, it's beautiful!!!!! A fantastic CAS creation, my friend!!!! Wow, wow, WOW!!!!!
Have a great Sunday!!!
Hugz

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely, lovely card Loll...CAS perfection!! And congrats on the GD spot...well deserved!! :0)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautiful composition cards, Lol !! Great watercolor pieces, sometimes little creates so much. As always incredible inspiration and a great card.
Hugs,
BożenA xoxo

Mac Mable said...

Firstly many congratulations! Such an elegant card. Love how you randomly layed out the hexagon shapes...I would have left them as per the die cut (no imagination x), so thank you for the inspiration x Gorgeous colours and thank you for the tip about the glossy accents under the butterflies wings....very clever. Gorgeous card Loll and loving the way you did the sentiment x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Simply gorgeous, Loll, just a happy knack to get layout an drew structure of a card perfectly balanced... do so love your work.. for some reason I thought this was on yupo but just read 'tis Neenah and do have Neenah.
Never used it like this. Can see me trying to with mixed brushos as think they'd be just fine and dandy watercolour concentrates. 😄
I get all your emails but slack and don't pop over much.
I hope to be in the playground sometime soon been bad blogging lately not enough hours in day ( notihng to do,with getting slower).
Thanks for sharing your inspiration! ❤❤
Shaz in Oz.x

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Sue said...

I love everything about this, Loll! The colours, placement and sentiment are all perfect and the little butterfly is a lovely touch. Congrats on your GD spot.

Sue said...

And a great idea to use the foam for added dimension! I must remember to try this. Hope you're having a good weekend x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOW! This is a knockout Loll! There's nowhere to 'hide' with a design like this and this is pure perfection!! I'm in awe my friend! Have a wonderful Sunday! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Bonnie said...

What an awesome use of snippets, Loll! Thanks for the tip on the butterfly wings! Congratulations on being Di and Parsnip's Guest Designer. You certainly have inspired!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I saw your beautiful card over at Di's Snippets Challenge! Gorgeous CAS card! I just joined as a new follower! Looking forward to seeing more from you! Enjoy your day!

nancy littrell said...

Simply Gorgeous geometric CAS design, Loll! You are really making me want this die cut my friend. I love how you used all your snippets and your pinkish redish color combo and black accents. TFS and Congratulations for being chosen Di's GD :-) Hugs..

Susan said...

Love that mod hex die cut - looks fabulous in those rich colours with the black sentiment. Congratulations on being the Guest Designer!

Barb said...

I've popped in from the Playground to say how beautiful I think your card is Lol. What a great inspirational snippets card it is. Barbxx

Daffodil Cards said...

The hexagons are the perfect shape and colour for this beautiful card.
Faith
x

Brenda said...

I love this card Loll and love how you used the hexagons! I have some hex dies and haven't used them yet as I didn't know how to really use them. I love this design! Will have to get mine out and try them on a card. Love the write up Di did on you at the Snippet's Playground, everything is so true! You are a very talented card artists and a very kind and warm person!!! Congrats on being GD, I can't think of anyone better! Hugs, Brenda

Jo Manna said...

What a brilliant use of hexagons Loll, the intensity of the colour just makes everything fantasticly beautiful. love it xx

Heidi Stamps said...

What incredibly vibrant colors and arranged expertly!

Jane said...

What a beautiful GD card your made Loll...such great colours and design xx

Nonni said...

Fantastic design, I love the combination of graphic hexagons and then the soft looking white butterfly... Brilliant!

Nancy Stislow said...

After seeing your gorgeous work with this die, Ihad to have it. Love the rich colors on this! How beautiful it looks with the black lettering!

MaryH said...

Yay for you at being a guest designer at Snippets Playground! Perfect selection to join in with our little white Parsnip. I LOVE this. Great use of snippets and beautiful too! Liked your tips on the dimensional butterfly. TFS & Hugs.

Susanne Vargas said...

Congratulations on you GD spot over at the Snippets Playground! Your card is absolutely fabulous, the colors, the layout, and that sweet butterfly adds the perfect finishing touch!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your well deserved Guest Designer spot, Loll! Only 'you' would have such beautiful snippets laying around in your craft room! I love the vibrant color palette and how you placed all those charming hexies...Another stunning work of art!

Darnell said...

It's so fun to see you in the Playground, Lolly, and thank you for volunteering to be a Guest Designer to give our beloved Di a well-deserved break! Your card is, as always, spectacular!! Hugs, Dolly xxoo