Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Sponged Sunset and Exciting News!

Hi everyone.  Having fun getting inky with sponging.  I do love this easy technique.  I started by sponging three colours of distress inks on an angle to be my sunset.  I stamped with a silhouette image from Penny Black (Sprigs) and then framed the image.  This CAS card has stamping plus my two items of choice - sponging, and die-cutting.  I'm adding it to the gallery at CAS Mix Up for December - Anything Goes.


Here's a close-up ...


I loved this design so much that I decided to make a second card.  This time changing out the frame for a peek-a-boo window die from AliExpress.  Also used an AliExpress stamp (wildflowers).  A few people have mentioned that they would like to check out the dies and stamps I use from AliExpress, so click on the links provided if you're interested.

Here's the card ...


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I'm excited to announce that I am on a new Design Team!

Darnell is launching a new challenge starting
January 10th!



Check out all the information about this
fun new challenge by clicking HERE!

And hope to see you on January 10th.







Stamps:  Sprigs (Penny Black); Wildflowers (AliExpress); Hello - Where the Heart is (Simon Says Stamp); just for you - A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Sponges, Rectangle Nestabilities die (Spellbinders), Peek-a-boo Rectangle window die (AliExpress)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up December Challenge - Anything Goes

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Loll ... both of them ... the glow of the sunset ink blending behind those lovely silhouettes is just gorgeous! So happy to be working with you at Twofer ... exciting times! Hugs, Anita :)

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  2. Such wonderful ink blending, Loll. So pretty. Congrats on your new DT spot. Looking forward to the start of Darnell's challenge.
    Marianne x

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  3. Congratulations on being on the design team for the new and exciting challenge....Today's card are beautiful...loving the sponging and to frame them makes them look like mini works of art, so pretty x

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  4. Gorgeous cards Loll .... beautiful ink blending.
    Congratulations on your new DT, I can't wait to see the launch .... sounds like fun! xx

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  5. Beautiful cards, Loll! I really like your ink blending on the diagonal and those silhouettes are lovely. I am always impressed with how you frame your cards. Congratulations on being on a new design team. Sounds interesting and I will happily read all about it! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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  6. Pretty cards - I do love my Ali! ;) -- Looking forward to the new challenge - no doubt, it will be successful!

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  7. Congrats Loll, I'm so looking forward to joining you, Darnell and the team in the Twofer Challenge. Love the example cards, the silhouettes are gorgeous.

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  8. OMGosh...how exciting to hear about Darnell's new Twofer Challenge. Congratulations for being on the DT my friend with your close friend, Dolly:-) I LOVE your two cards with your sponged rainbow backgrounds, diecuts and silhouette stamps. TFS your cards and news:-) Hugs...I am off to check out Darnell's new challenge:-)

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  9. Love these, Loll! I am such a big fan of sponged backgrounds, I think it's one of my favorite techniques. The CAS style really lets the sponging take center stage on your beauties!

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  10. Love your two cards, Loll - great sunset colours and lovely silhouettes on them. And what exciting news - Darnell's challenge sounds like a great way to get more use out of our stamps. Can't wait to see the first prompt! Congrats on being on the Design Team!

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  11. Awesome background sponging - just gorgeous! Love your new challenge theme - of course I'll try to play as often as I can!

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  12. Your cards are beautiful and so simple. A great background doesn't need much else. Congratulations, I'm hopping over to have a look.

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  13. Just lovely, and makes me think of a fabulously brilliant western sunset sky. (We saw something like this in Murdo S. Dakota years ago). The sprigs look splendid silhouetted against that sunset too. Love the aperture dies, and I've enjoyed the dies purchased from Ali...just need to have patience in the shipping. Delighted to see you are a new designer at the Twofer. I know I'll be seeing some fab designs from you & Darnell! TFS & Merry Christmas. Best wishes for a wonderful 2018.

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  14. Two very BEAUTTIFUL cards Loll...I love silhouettes! And congrats on the new DT appointment! I'm looking forward to seeing your work and everyone else's on the DT and playing along too!! :0)

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  15. Congratulations on the design team, Loll! How fun! The cards are just gorgeous. That gradient is just beautiful and so perfect for your silhouettes. Thanks too for the links! A lot of us are shopping after seeing your designs!

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  16. I still haven't mastered sponging so I am in awe of these cards, Loll! Congratulations on the new challenge! I know it will be a BIG hit! Love the logo!

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  17. Love your cas sunset backgrounds Loll showing of those lovely stamps. Congratulations on your new DT spot. Looking forward to seeing what is in store for us with the Twofer Challenge. Exciting and a Talented Team!

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  18. The look like framed paintings hanging on a white wall - love that look! Beautiful backgrounds and silhouette stamps!
    So excited to be on a design team with you!

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  19. What a gorgeous background for the silhouette stamping - beautiful mix of colors! How fun to hear about Darnell's new challenge! Congrats on being on the DT!! Julia xx

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  20. These are beautiful sponged sunset background designs, Lolly! Your silhouette stamps work brilliantly in the foreground!

    I'm so looking forward to playing with you on the new Twofer challenge and I feel honored to have you on the Design Team! It's gonna be fun!! Happy Holiday Hugs! Dolly

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  21. Beautiful sponging and cards, Loll. And congrats on your new DT position. Looking forward to this challenge in the new year. xx

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