Friday, August 10, 2018

Twofer Challenge #8

Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the August Twofer Card Challenge.  The word prompt this month is ...
Remember to follow the challenge badge below and include the word prompt from the badge above, and include a picture on your blog of the two cards together.

I used a hexagon die that was gifted to me by a sweet friend.  I used all things from my stash, so it was basically designing and adding the stamped sentiment or a little bit of sponging through a stencil.  Love when that happens.

Here's the first card ...
The background for the hexagon was in my stash.  It's a piece of smooshing with re-inkers.  I have a video - Saturated Watercolour (Smooshing with Re-inkers) if you'd like to check out this quick and easy technique. Using reinkers gives you very bold colours, which I love. I have used pink, light orange and dark orange for the piece above.  I used a chicken wire stencil to sponge light orange ink onto my card front, then popped up the hexagon on foam for dimension.  A white heat embossed simple sentiment was added along with a white die-cut flower.

Here's the second card ...
For this card, I used the hexagon die to cut an aperture for my card front.  The watercoloured background is from my stash as well as the flowers.  They are a snippet of a larger flower spray that was too big for an earlier card, so cut about 1/3 off and saved it for later.  Later is today! :)  The sentiment was heat embossed in gold to match the flowers.

We are thrilled to have two Guest Designers with us this month.  Welcome to Cheryl (Paper Panacea) and Brenda (Inkspired to Stamp).  Please drop by the challenge blog to see the amazing cards from Cheryl and Brenda, along with the fabulous cards from the rest of our Designers.  Then come play along.  Reminder the challenge is open for two weeks.  It closes at midnight (PDST) on August 24th.






Card #1:  Hello
Stamps:  Word Salad (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Srathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Re-inkers:  Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie (SU!); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, stitched hexagon die (unknown), flower die (AliExpress), Chicken Wire stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), sponge, white embossing powder, heat tool

Card #2:  Happy Birthday
Stamps:  Kind Soul (WPlus9); everyday sentiments (AliExpress)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Versamark; Zigs
Accessories & Tools:  stitched hexagon die (unknown), god embossing powder, heat tool, water brush, paper towel, leftover ink, water mister

Challenges:
Twofer Card Challenge #8

29 comments:

Kath said...

Fabulous cards Loll.
Kath x

Julie B said...

What a super pair of cards Loll, love the magenta with the orange on the second, so vibrant. :)

aussie aNNie said...

Two stunners her Loll, love love love.xx

Jeanne said...

Beautiful cards, Loll. Adore the vibrant color in the hexagon on the first card. And how you used the same colors, but softer in the second card. Thanks so much for sharing.

Anita in France said...

The vibrant, saturated colour on both your cards is just wonderful, Loll ... rich and deep as a background to the crisp white bloom ... and bright and summery on that beautiful floral sprig! A delicious Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda in IN said...

These are beautiful and I love how you used one as the die cut and one as the aperture. I always learn so much from you and I just watched the re-inker smooshing again. I love the look that gives.

Daffodil Cards said...

Both so very pretty with lovely colours.
Faith

Nancy Stislow said...

Both of these are just beautiful, Loll! Love the blend of warm colors on these. Your geometric design is fantastic and love the beautiful watercoloring on the flowers. I am still amazed at the fussy cutting you are willing to do and love how it looks in the die cut window.

Bonnie said...

Two beautiful cards, my friend! Love the bold colors with white flowers and sentiment! And what a perfect home for the partial bouquet!

Barb Ghig said...

Your cards are gorgeous, Loll! I love how you created both backgrounds and how you made the hexagon the star of the show! Beautiful color palettes, too! Thanks for inspiring us to play along with the Twofer challenge :)

Brenda said...

Love both of these cards Loll! The first one is so pretty in those colors and I love the little white flower on top of the geometric shape. Love the chicken wire inking too, looks great! The second card is just beautiful. Those flowers worked out well in your geometric shape and again I love the background. So pretty as are the colors. Hugs, Brenda

Ina G said...

Two beautifully created cards here Loll. Both background are stunning. Love the hexagon stenciling on the first card and the crisp white flower and sentiment. The flowers embossed in gold and the colours on the second one are gorgeous. Love the way you have them hanging over the edge. I do remember your previous card with those beautiful flowers. Isn't it great when you have bits left over to recreate on another card.

Susanne Vargas said...

Your cards are a feast for the eyes again this month! Love all the different backgrounds you create and then combine it with some stamping, some stenciling, and some die cutting to make stunning cards!
Wishing you a fun-filled weekend,
Susanne

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous Loll, such beautiful cards. I love your hexagonal dies, they make such a statement with your images. Awesome colours by the way :)

Susan said...

Loll, these are both so beautiful! Love the use of the chicken wire stencil with the hexagon die in the first one! And the flowers in the second one are so lovely peeking out of the hexagon opening! Beautiful colours on both cards too.

Trina P. said...

Two terrific twofers from snippets, Loll! The colours are beautiful and vibrant. The gold embossing on the second card accentuates them so well. Really love the design of the second with the flowers flowing out of the aperture. xx

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous pair of card Loll! I love how the first one looks so bold and contemporary and the second one is so soft and pretty. I love that much of what you used was already in your stash! Perhaps I should stop binning things that don't look right and save them in case I can use a snippet.
Hope you are well.
Hugs
Carol x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two fabulous cards, Loll - just love the hexagons! Stencil and smooshing looks amazing on cards one and I love the window with the flowers on card two!!

Maura R said...

Both cards are lovely as usual, Loll! And to think you made them from bits and pieces of "left-overs" is frosting on the cake! The second is my fave. And I just got an octagon die, so thanks for inspiring!!

Papercraft Boutique said...

You have lots of treasures in your stash, Loll! I love the contrast between the bold ink smooshed hexagon die-cut positive and the soft watercolored background behind the hexagon die-cut negative! The diagonal line of the chicken wire stenciling is a great design element. The spray of flowers coming out of the hexagon window is so pretty - love your Zig coloring! Hideko

Julia Aston said...

Two beautiful designs Loll - so clever to use the positive and negative of your hexagon!

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning cards Loll the colours are just beautiful

Anne

Marcia HIll said...

How did I miss commenting on these two lovely cards?!! They are both CAS perfection which you do SO well Loll! Your stenciled background is perfect to go with the smooshed hexagon with the simple die cut flower...love it! And using the hexagon as an opening for your 2nd card is wonderful...and I love the background and flowers too...especially that both were from your stash! Beautiful, beautiful cards Loll!! :0)

Darnell said...

You have such a magic touch with colors of the warm sunset, Lolly! The colors in your first card are actually HOT! (I need to try that smooching!) I love the chicken wire stencil paired with your bold hexagon and keeping the flower silhouette and simple sediment white was perfect! Your second card is better than a real bouquet! The softer background behind your flowers is just mwah and I love that you embossed the flowers and sediment in rich gold! Hugs, Dolly

Kara Lynne said...

Two beautiful cards, Loll! I love the white flower die against the bold colors on your smooshed hexagon, and the stenciled background reflects the look perfectly! Those flowers pour out of the hexagon window so beautifully and I love the look of those colors with the gold embossing!

Mac Mable said...

Yes great when you can use up 'bits' in your stash and then produce two fabulous cards. Love the vibrant colours on both of your cards. Great technique on the first card for the background hexagon and loving the stencil work. The white die cut flower looks perfect on it. Wow to your second beautiful card too, the flowers looks so pretty and love how they are tumbling out of the geometric shape x. Always good to keep things in your stash and glad today was the day to show case them x Wonderful inspiration cards Loll ....Thank you x.

BożenA said...

These cards are like positive and negative. I love both versions. The first card is more determined, strong colors, more economical in the content perfect for a guy. And the second card is so feminine, soft and delicate. An amazing set.
xx

HilaryJane said...

The colours are wonderful, I always love your cards x

Bobby said...

I wouldn't mind shopping your stash, Loll. You have some great things in there. I guess hexagons are the way to go and yours went out of sight. Gorgeous both of them.