Saturday, August 02, 2014

Golden Friendship


Hi everyone.  Time for the next challenge at Addicted to CAS.  Today, the challenge is being run by the mega-talented Deepti (Dee's Art Utopia) ... and she chose this brilliant code word ...





Prize:  5 digital images


I had lots of fun making the card above.  I used a heavy clear gloss medium and tinted it with gold paint.  Then I spread it over my textured mesh stencil, just covering the center area of the card front.

Once dry, I layered some gathered gold thread on top, and then placed my butterfly on top of that.  The solid butterfly is watercolor paper that was used to soak up leftover ink on my craft sheet (yellow, orange, red).  I used gold foil paper for the top layer of the butterfly and for the sentiment (stamped with Staz-on ink).

It's the start of a new month, which means we have a new Guest Designer at ATCAS.  Welcome to Lyndal (Ideas and Paper) ... we're so happy to have her on our team!  Click here to check out Lyndal's amazing "Gold" card along with the rest of the fabulous cards from the DT.

As always, the challenge is open for two weeks, so there's lots of time to play.  Just remember to follow the code word and keep your entries CAS (Clean and Simple)! Hope to see you in the gallery! :)

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Butterflies are all around us during the summer ... so this is a reminder card that the August challenge for Mixed Media Card Challenge #2 is ...




I hope you'll come play along with us!

I'm entering this card into the current challenge at Mixed Media Monthly Card Challenge (#3 - use stencils and modeling paste).










Stamps:  Friendship Messages (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White, watercolor, gold foil
Ink:  yellow, orange, red; Staz-on Black
Accessories & Tools:  Moonlight and Kaleidoscope butterfly dies (Memory Box), Textured Mesh stencil (Memory Box), Heavy Gloss Gel (Golden), Gold paint (Lumiere), gold thread, palette knife



Challenge:
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #3


40 comments:

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Hi Loll! Another golden wonder!! Sooo beautiful!
Have a lovely day!
Ingrid x

Kathyk said...

Just beautiful - that gloss medium looks gorgeous with the gold paint

Kathyk

Neets B said...

Fabulous gold creation, Loll. I love how you used up some inked up watercolour paper for the solid butterfly, we never waste anything do we. Hugs x

Julie Beech said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous. Can't say any more than that! x

Pat said...

This is so pretty Loll and the gold coloured gel medium with that MB butterfly backed with that orangy red 'mop up' piece is a great idea. x

Vicki Dutcher said...

So "in your face" AWESOME!!! Love the gold colored paste

Elina Strömberg said...

WOW. I love your mixed media CAS card. So elegant and beautiful.
I'm not good at using gold color in my projects, but your creations inspire me to give it a try!

sandie said...

Wow Loll this is beyond stunning, I love the texture, it makes me want to touch it! I love the deep rich colour of the butterfly, it fits so perfectly with the gold x

Bonnie said...

I love that gold embossing paste! And the butterfly is gorgeous! A card worthy of King Midas!

Brenda said...

I love how you tinted the paste with gold paint Loll, that really shimmers and shines! I love the gold butterfly and sentiment too. There's nothing as rich as gold! lol Hugs, Brenda

Susan said...

Gorgeous in every possible way!! You should enter it in the Dare to Get Dirty Challenge too!

shirley-bee said...

Love your gold embossing paste, Loll! It's the perfect backdrop for that fabulous butterfly :)

Anonymous said...

You have been very creative lately Loll, and I love them all! How wonderful with the gold on this one.

Karen B said...

Love all that gorgeous texture Loll, and then the softness of the butterfly and the threads.

Karen x

Darnell J Knauss said...

My word, Lolly, if you sent me this card, I would have to take out a rider on my homeowner's insurance policy to cover all that lushilicious gold!! This took my breath away!! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ooops. Hugs, Dolly!

Jeanne said...

All I can think of to say is WOW!

Lyndal said...

Just PERFECT Loll - the gold grid background and butterfly are FAB!

Barb Ghig said...

I really love the gold paste on your background, Loll! And your gold thread really makes the butterfly pop! As always, your card is stunning!

Sandy said...

Beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous!!
Sandy xx

cm said...

Oh goodness, Loll, you've sent me into a swoon frenzy with this luscious, "I want to touch it' gorgeous, textured, butterfly piece of art. Love it...absolutely love it!
Hugs~c

Lee-Anne said...

Love the gold paint/clear gloss medium...such fabulous color and texture! What a wonderful butterfly in the gold...such a stunning design!

Cornelia W said...

This is one stunning card, Loll - takes my breath away!

Kylie said...

Wow, wow, wow. I am SO going to CASE this one. The background is just stunning, Loll. Oh, and the butterfly is bee-yoo-ti-ful! xx

Karen M said...

Stunning card Loll - I love all the shiny gold - hugs xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

WOW Loll! what a fabulous card - love all the texture and the butterfly with just a delicate swirl of gold thread - so classy!
Sylvia xx

Deepti said...

Oh my this is the prettiest gold card, the red on the butterfly so beautifully balances the gold on the card! Awesomeness as always !!

nancy littrell said...

OMG Loll..your golden card just Glows :-). I Love how you added the red tones behind the gold diecut butterfly and stunning gold stenciled background. TFS mf.

Shana Gaff said...

That textured mesh background is fabulous in gold, Loll! I'm in love with that intricate butterfly too. Beautiful card!

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Heavy clear gloss medium... who knew?! So amazing, I feel like my supplies wish list is forever expanding whereas my bank account is doing the exact opposite! :) I saw this card on my iPod and now on my laptop... even better! Bigger! Ahhh... :)
Thank you for your sweet comments! Hugs,
Ingrid xx

Anita in France said...

Oh Loll, what an amazing card ... the gold mesh background is sooo eyecatching and such a perfect backdrop for that delicate butterfly! Anita :)

Julia Aston said...

The gold on this is just stunning Loll! love the looped gold thread and touch of red with the butterfly body!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card! Love the beautiful golden background and gorgeous butterfly!

Rachel said...

i love it! what a great shiny gold! very pretty card. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Lynn K said...

Stunning card! LOVE all the gold and the texture is lovely! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge "Stencils and Pastes" !!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lolly pop so sorry its taken me forever to get here I do apologise. What a stunning gold creation. So many beautiful techniques here but I have to say I adore the golden background it treacly is stunning and so beautifully CAS.

Marie

Donna B. said...

Gorgeous card! I love the gold grid background and the gold detail of the butterfly. Thanks so much for joining us this month at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Greta said...

Drop dead gorgeous card, Loll! My jaw hit the floor--an all-time favorite!

Lynn said...

just beautiful! That gold pops so much! I just love that you combined mixed media and CAS! Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Lalo said...

The gold really stands out. PRETTY!!!