Friday, April 25, 2014

Polka-Dot Daisies


Hi everyone.  Quick and easy CAS card today ... this only took me about ten minutes.  That's a record for me as I'm usually so slow.  I love how happy this turned out :)

This is another layered stencil card.  Here's how I made the card ... placed my daisy stencil on my card front, sponged leaves and stems with green and the flower heads with coral.  Laid my polka-dot lace stencil over top of the flower stencil and sponged with white pigment ink.  The white polka-dots make this fun and whimsical set of flowers even more fun.  :)   The sweet sentiment finishes the card.

Can you believe that I just bought my very first pigment ink??  Crazy, huh??  I've never learned much about inks, usually buying the water-based dye inks from Stampin' Up!.  But I'm going to branch out and I'm looking into the Distress inks from Tim Holtz, Pigment inks from Hero Arts and also will look for some alcohol-based inks too.

Oops, hit post before I added the info about the challenges.  I'm going to enter this into CAS-ology #92 - cue word:  Garden, and also Simon Says CAS Challenge.  And because this makes me smile, this will be my second entry into Less Is More #168 - makes me smile. :)








Stamps:  Friendship Garden (Fiskars)
Paper:  110 lb. white (Neenah)
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral (SU!); Unicorn Pigment (Hero Arts)
Accessories & Tools:  Silhouette Cameo cutting machine to cut stencils; Daisies and Polka-dot Lace cut files (Silhouette America), clear plastic sheets (Grafix), sponges, Stamp-a-ma-jig



Challenges:
CAS-ology #92
Simon Says - CAS
Less Is More #168




26 comments:

Viv's Visuals said...

Beautiful Loll! I don't know what I'd do without my distress inks - am getting better now at using them not just for stamping but for colouring too. The new mini's are a good buy and they come in colour co-ordinated sets - check them out!

Bonnie said...

This makes me smile too! I love those pretty coral polka dotted flowers!

Chrissie said...

This looks amazing Loll!
It really makes me smile.
Thanks so much... as ever!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Susan said...

The polka dots add so much to the card - it's very cheerful!

Deepti said...

This is so pretty, love the layered stenciling u did , especially the idea of polka dots is darn cute :)

nancy littrell said...

So sweet and creative with the stencil layering. I have to try soon :-) Pigment inks are great for adding EB powder and heat embossing. Just be careful......they dry slowly, so easy to get smudges. Not a bad idea to give them a quick touch from your heat tool when NOT heat embossing. I am intrigued by the distress inks. I actually have 2 or 3 Tim Holtz that I need to get out. We sure have fun, don't we my friend?!?

I hope alcohol inks will be in my future too. Hugs, nancy

Valerie Nolan said...

So pretty Loll, love the double stencilling:)
Val x

Anne said...

Gorgeous dottiness Loll!
Thank you for joining us at Less is More.
Anne
LIM Designer

Stamps and Paper said...

Another pretty stencil card Loll love your spotty flowers

Anne

Sarah Gray said...

Love your dotty flowers - great stencil layering and CAS design!

Brenda said...

How pretty Loll! I love how the polka dots gives your flower some whimsy!! I love Hero Arts shadow inks and TH distress inks and you will too. I don't do much with pigment inks as they take so long to dry or you have to heat set them, of course they are good for heat embossing, but I am looking forward to seeing what you do with them. You always inspire!! Hugs

OH Babs said...

Bright and colorful card Loll - love the polka dots.

Anonymous said...

Love this and the little polka dots liven it right up!

Lee-Anne said...

This is such a fun card...love those polka dots and how you created them! The Distress Inks are fabulous...lots of great techniques they can be used for and I do love my pigment inks...the coverage is wonderful. Have a wonderful weekend!

Anita in France said...

So fun and whimsical, Loll ... love the effect of the polka dots! I just recently got a few distress inks ... and have been having so much fun with them ... with your awesome skills, you'll love them! Anita :)

shirley-bee said...

This is fabulous, Loll - I love the dotty flowers and leaves. I can't live without my Distress Inks, they are so versatile - you'll love 'em!

Karen B said...

Gorgeous Loll. Love how you've used the white pigment over the stencilled image. Well done on purchasing your first ever pigment ink. Can't do without DI's, Versafine, Memento etc etc!!!

Karen x

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card! Love the polka dotted flowers! Very pretty!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Colorado Crafter said...

Wow, I long to make a card in 10 minutes! :) I'm so slow! :) I love this cute stenciled flower!! If you get any of Tim's Distress Inks, you'll LOVE them. They are great and so versatile. And alcohol inks are very different. I have not used the ones I have nearly enough, but I do love the polished stone technique with the metallic mixatives. It makes such a pretty background. Maybe someday I'll try some other techniques with those alcohol inks!

Barb Ghig said...

Love how you added polka dots to your flowers and leaves...so clever and the color combo is very pretty, Loll!

Fiona said...

Great idea to polka dot your image, so pretty and perfect CAS.

Diane Jaquay said...

Love this wonderful, CAS card!!

Judy1223 said...

Loll, this is just so sweet! I love the doubled up stenciling...the dots add such a nice touch! Thanks for playing along at CASology!

Meghan said...

Definitely clean and simple and definitely gorgeous! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Alrik Gerlach said...

Wow! This is awesome! Love the coloring and the beautiful details.
What a wonderful project, all of the details are stunning!It's very inspiring.

Jennifer Jackson said...

such a cool idea! I love how you layered two stencils! It turned out great!