Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July Rudolph Days

Hi everyone.  I'm playing along with Rudolph Days run by the lovely Maureeen (Scrappimo!).  The challenge runs every month from the 25th to end of month and it's always Anything Goes Christmas.  It's great to make Christmas cards throughout the year.  :)

The card above is several techniques and has an artsy look.

I started by stenciling with Brushos, following the technique in my video.  This time I changed it up slightly by quickly sprinkling a little bit of kosher salt over my piece before I removed the stencil.  And I didn't blot with paper towel, so the colours dried very vibrant.  I let it air dry so that the salt could do it's thing. :)  It absorbs some of the pigment and creates these little bursts of colour.  It's very subtle on the card above, but if you look closely you can see the design left by the salt in the blue ink.

Here's a close-up.

To finish the card, I took a silver metallic pen doodled around the outline of the image.  Then I heat embossed a sentiment in silver to match.

I hope you'll come join the fun at Rudolph Days!






Stamps:  Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Watercolour paper panel (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Brushos:  Turquoise, Purple, Ultra Marine; Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Snowflake stencil (Simon Says Stamp), water mister, kosher salt, silver metallic pen, silver embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool

Challenges:
Rudolph Days - July

30 comments:

  1. Love the effect of salt on wet ink or paint - lovely card for Rudolph days

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  2. Love the background, stunning colours with the salt.
    Gail xx

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  3. Hi Loll,
    what a wonderful card and your Brusho background is so very vibrant and lovely.
    Love the partial snowflake idea also.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

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  4. Look at us! Almost twinsies in the Rudolph gallery, Lolly! Your vibrant salty snowflake is gorgeous!! Hugs, Dolly

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  5. Fun technique with a great result. Love how you've edged the snowflake and liking that fun sentiment style too x

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  6. What a glorious blue brusho background, Loll! The snowflake highlighted in silver looks fabulous against it! Beautiful Christmas card and it is nice to get a jump start on those!

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  7. A Great card and technique
    Faith
    x

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  8. That snowflake looks amazing against that vibrant background Loll, gorgeous card! x

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  9. I love, I love, I love this blue depth! Like inside a glacier ... I also love how salt grouped the dye. Another incredible card, very, very wintery :-)
    BożenA xoxo

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  10. This Christmas card has a very dramatic feel due to the vibrant blues and depth of colour that you obtained here. The white snowflake pops off the page!
    Thanks for playing along in the July Rudolph Days Challenge

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  11. Beautiful snowflake card. Love the vibrant background blue colour (my fave). I have never done the salt technique, but it looks so neat.

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  12. Love those beautiful colors.
    April
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    www.sandc101.com

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  13. I Love your stenciled with Brushos snowflake, Loll. Adding the salt gave such a nice added texture and outlining with your metallic pen really added dimension to your snowflake. Both great ideas. TFS my friend. Hugs..

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  14. Love the salted Brushos, Loll! That rich blue is perfect for with the snowflake! Love that fun sentiment too!

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  15. That background colour is amazing Loll . . . so vibrant! I thought at first, it was a alcohol piece, it is that vibrant! Love the effect of the salt and what a great idea, to trace around the snowflake with the silver pen . . . inspired! Have a lovely week my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  16. Great effect with your stencil, brusho's, and salt, love the deep blue it's so pretty. The outlining with your silver pen really makes it pop and looks so neat.

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  17. Amazing - as ever Loll. Love how you have let the blue remain vibrant by not removing any pigment and simply air drying.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  18. Gorgeous as always .... I love the effect from the salt xx

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  19. I so enjoy the vibrant blue! Adding salt sure adds a wonderful texture to the color. I also quite like the silver marker around the edge of the snowflake. Wonderful card, Loll! :)

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  20. love, love and love again!! fab card mf.
    xx Karen

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  21. I love all the elements on this card, and how you've kept it so beautifully CAS! That sea salt technique is wonderful, and I just might have to give this a shot!! Most amazing of all, to me, is how you so perfectly outlined the snowflake... I can't tell you the number of nearly finished cards I've ruined trying this, lol! The outlining adds another dimension, and it's beautiful. Great Christmas card!! Bev

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  22. Gorgeous! I love it (of course I do - it's blue and white :)). The silver outlining is a great finishing touch.

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  23. The sense of texture is fabulous on this glorious blue background, Loll ... such a delicious bold colour against the crisp white ... and awesome outlining on the snowflake! Hugs, Anita :)

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  24. Great color and classic design.

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  25. Lovely elegant card, love the brusho background

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  26. I love the effect of the salt and the Brushos, it really has created a terrific background for that beautiful snowflake. Happy crafting, Sandra x

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  27. Stunning blue and white card Loll, was wondering how you made it so thanks for the recipe.. love the silver pen outline and salty bursts...must try this

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  28. A great Rudolph Day card!

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  29. wow, so beautiful, the colours are incredible!

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