Monday, June 15, 2015

Thankful for You


Hi everyone.  Having a bit of fun experimenting today in the studio.  I tried a "new-to-me" technique after watching this amazing video by Understand Blue.  I hope you'll check it out --- it's really worth watching! :)  If you enjoy the video, please give it a thumbs up to show your appreciation!  Thank you!

I didn't use the brushos Lydia did on her video, instead I used a sprayed background piece from my stash, embossing it and then adding the inka gold wax on top.  LOVE how it turned out.  I stamped the sentiment with Delicata Gold ... it's so pretty and works perfectly with the inka gold in my background.

I die-cut the bird out of white (twice), coating one with the inka gold and buffing it up to a beautiful shine (same at the raised inka gold on the embossing).  The buffing really makes a difference.  I layered the gold bird on top of the white bird, offsetting just slightly so that the bird stands out a bit more on the background.

I'm playing along with several challenges today.  First up, Simon Says Wednesday, where they are looking for a "friend" card.  Next, Time Out #33 is looking for a play on these words "Happy is the bride the sun shines on" ... I used sunset colours for my background (yellow, orange and magenta), I hope that qualifies. :)  Also linking up to SCS CAS #329 challenge where they are looking for thank you cards ... and linking up to the Snippets playground.  I used a snippet for my sentiment and for the two birds. :)  One more ... Just Us Girls (#297) are looking for stacked dies ... I think this works. :)  Whew! :)  ... that's a lot of challenges. :)

And last, but not least, a reminder of the Happy Little Stampers June CAS Challenge - Sprays / Mists.











Stamps:  Lots of Thanks (Simon Says)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Delicata Gold (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  Sprays made with liquid watercolour concentrate (yellow, orange, magenta) - Dick Blick, Bird and Swirls embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Nested bird die (Poppy Stamps), Inka Gold (Viva Decor)

Challenges:
Happy Little Stampers June CAS - Sprays / Mists
Simon Says Wednesday - Friend
Time Out #33 - Sun
SCS CAS #329 - Thank you
Snippets Playground Week #181 & #182
Just Us Girls #297 - Stacked Dies

38 comments:

Kathyk said...

Well, I'm sorry but there is really only one word for this make and it is ..... GORGEOUS!

Kathyk

Inkyfingers said...

This is gorgeous Loll! It looks so rich and stylish but still maintains a CAS quality. great job.
Hugs
Carol x

Kirk and Melanie said...

Love the great combination of one of my favorite embossing folders and cute bird die!! Thanks SO MUCH for sharing!!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous Loll! I love that sprayed background and I really love that you embossed and inked it with the Inka Gold. Now I'm off to watch this video. Hugs, Brenda

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Vicki Dutcher said...

Way to nail the challenges! Love your stacked bird~ Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Loll, love the background and the little bird is so cute.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!

Kylie said...

I now have that Inka Gold wax on my shopping list. Gorgeous result with the sprays and wax!! xx

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous background for your beautiful gilded die cut images. TFS your beauty and Lydia's tutorial my friend.

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous!

Karen B said...

Such a pretty card Loll. Love the way the paste picks out all the details of the embossing.

Karen x

Karen B said...

Such a pretty card Loll. Love the way the paste picks out all the details of the embossing.

Karen x

sandie said...

Adore all this Gold and wonderful texture. Love the double die for the bird, the white really pops. Great to see you at TO

Gibmiss said...

Hi Loll
Fabulous card... Love the gold will check out the video
Hugs Sylvie xx

Di said...

Hi Loll! Oh yes - this really is very beautiful! I just love the gold as well as the fabulous technique and the bird!

Hugs

Di xx

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Loll, what a great technique, Cathy x

Linda said...

This looks so beautiful and rich .... I love the gilding wax on the embossing. xx

Julia Aston said...

what a sweet design Loll! so much texture with the coloring of the embossed background!

Nancy said...

Love your little stacked bird! Great card Loll! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Loll, thanks for the link. Carol x

Beverley said...

Wonderful HAPPY colour mix and awesome technique too. Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

Bonnie said...

Love that gold that makes such a rich looking card! It looks so pretty with the sprayed background!

Joyce said...

Such a stunning card. I love the gold!

shirley-bee said...

This is beautiful, Loll! Thanks to the link to Lydia's tutorial too.

Pat said...

I love the sunny colours you have used Loll and the sprayed and embossed background with the added gold wax is beautiful and the gold sentiment co-ordinates perfectly. x

Bobby said...

That gold rub really highlights the embossing beautifully, Loll. One more thing I'm going to want to get.

Ina said...

Lovely take on our stacked die challenge at Just us Girls this week. Thanks for joining us.

Ros Crawford said...

What a beautiful card!! Thanks for playing along at Just Us Girls!

Maura R said...

Wow, another cool technique to add to my list! This is just gorgeous, Loll. I love how you offset the bird to show the 2 layers of color. So pretty.

Anita in France said...

Yep, your sunshine colours definitely qualify for a play on our 'inspired by words', Loll! What a striking card ... the texture and gold are just gorgeous! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Loll, a lovely design and super embossed and inked background with the fabulous die bird and great sentient!!

hugs
Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Lee-Anne said...

Such a beauty! Love the colors and the layout! The offset stacked bird really is a cool look!

SARN said...

Super looking card. Thanks for the link to UB blog . . . haven't been by there for a while.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Barb Ghig said...

My apologies for getting so far behind on my visits...This is really stunning, Loll! I love the monochromatic color palette and the bird is amazing! And, of course your details are just perfection! Thanks for the link to the video :)

Teresa Kline said...

hello Loll! awesome design..luv this! thanks for the inspiration, I do need to ink some embossing in the near future! I am so glad you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Jill Vickers said...

Beautiful card! Love the technique with the Inka Gold too - definitely something to try!

Susan said...

Wonderful inka gold technique - can't wait to try it! The bird is the perfect addition to the card!