Saturday, September 12, 2015

Copper and Gold


Hi everyone.  Time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS.  This challenge is being hosted by the very talented Doni (Lime Green Giggles), and she chose this word ...






I haven't used copper on cards for a while, so when I saw the code word, I thought it was time to pull it out.  I didn't heat this copper, instead I used alcohol inks to add some pretty colours on top, but still letting the gorgeous copper metal show through.

My background panel is another one I made with my watercolour sprays (yellow, orange and magenta --- my favourite colour combo).  It pairs so beautifully with all the metallics (gold, copper, silver and bronze).  I used some diluted inka gold to add splatters all over the watercoloured piece, and then used my delicata gold ink to stamp the sentiment.  They are the same shade of bright gold.  I could have used the ink for both, but my panel was made a while back when I was experimenting, so it was great to use some stash I had on hand.

We're so excited to have Dawn (Designs by Dragonfly) as our Guest Designer this month.  Please check out the challenge HERE to see Dawn's fun leafy card, along with the other amazing cards done by our super talented Design Team.  And then make a CAS card featuring a leaf or leaves, and join in the fun.  We'd love to see you in the gallery!

I'm going to play along with the Anything Goes Challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More. :)

Thanks for coming by for a visit!!








Stamps:  Butterfly Birthday (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Delicata Gold (Tsukineko); Alcohol inks:  Honeycomb and Poppyfield (Ranger)
Accessories & Tools:  Watercolour sprays in yellow, orange and magenta - from liquid w/c concentrate (Dick Blick), Inka Gold (Viva Decor), water mister, Little Leaves die (Sizzix), Copper Sheet

Challenges:
ATCAS #72 - Leaves
ATS&M #161 - Anything Goes

40 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Your watercolour sprays really make a stunning background Loll such a beautiful card

Anne

Kathyk said...

Gorgeous make

Kathyk

Mac Mable said...

Love the techniques you've used to achieve the colours on this card. Very striking against the white, just gorgeous.

ÅsaJ said...

WOW, this is absolute gorgeous Loll! Love that copper! Love your techniqe here, have to learn it... I´ll read your explanation a couple of times and translate to Swedish... :-) Just saying WOW! Hugs Åsa

Julie B said...

Love the background panel and the coppery leaves are stunning. :)

Maura R said...

Warm, autumnal, and lovely, Loll! The gold is such a nice touch.

Doni High said...

Stunning! I'm a big fan...I seem to love ALL the cards you create. The leaves die cut out of metal are spectacular.

Ksenija Rizova said...

Loll, amazing card! Love the layout and the warm copper tones

Deepti said...

You rock the metallic leaf design. This is so beautiful :)

Craft-E-Place said...

Stunning card, fabulous colours ... So warm and comforting.
Elaine

shirley-bee said...

I was just thinking about your copper creations the other day - lovely to see another fabulous example :)

Bonnie said...

Oh, oh, oh! I think I still have some little snippets of your copper and need to dig them out! This is so pretty, Loll! That sprayed background is a perfect color with the copper! Gives it an early fall look! Around here the flowers are still blooming when the leaves turn.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Multidimensionality of this card is great. Beautiful fall colors, gold Inka Gold gives a beautiful shine. Card perfectly complements the great sentiment of HLS. The whole as always awesome!
hugs,
BozenA

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely card!!

Bobby said...

Stunning, Loll. Watercolor spray from concentrate? I never thought of that. I'm going to try mixing up some of my Dr Ph Martin's in a mister bottle and see what happens.

Karen Mead said...

I love the beautiuful colours of this card Loll - and a stunning design as always:) xx

Barb Ghig said...

The effect of alcohol inks on copper is stunning, and your spritzed background is gorgeous, Loll! Love your color palette, too!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, I also meant to thank you for playing along with us this week at ATSM! We always love to see your beautiful creations in the gallery :)

Inkyfingers said...

Wow - this is so rich and beautiful as well as being CAS perfection Loll.

Anita in France said...

Wow, Loll ... this is just stunning ... those shimmery copper leaves are beautiful against that gorgeous spritzed background! Hugs, Anita :)

Neets B said...

I love the hues on your sprayed panel, Loll, it looks so opulent! Gorgeous copper creation.
Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

Ceal said...

Absolutely Beautiful card, Loll. love that gorgeous copper background!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Loved the background you created Loll and such a vibrant and beautiful color. Enjoyed visiting your blog...I was blog hopping for inspiration and off to visit more of your posts. Do drop by for a visit when you can
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Gail Townsend said...

Gorgeous colours, a really beautiful card. xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oh WOW! This is so yummy and sophisticated Loll.
Perfect use of the colours and loving the added dimension from the leaf die.
Sarah x

Joyce said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the color variations you've got going on in the background.

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent Loll. The copper leaves are really great.

Blessings
Jim

Susan said...

Lovely variation on your copper technique! Gorgeous background piece behind it!

Sarah Gray said...

Love the rich, coppery tones on this CAS beauty, Loll! So beautiful :)

JosieD said...

Your coloring techniques are amazing and inspiring -- I love the ideas I get from you. This card is gorgeous!

Lee-Anne said...

Love how the alcohol inks worked on the copper...simply gorgeous! Looks fabulous against your background! Leaves, copper...a winning combo :)

Julia Aston said...

A gorgeous fall design Loll!

MaryH said...

Amazing look with the alcohol ink on the copper. It's stunning against this wonderful background color too. Love it! TFS

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card, LOVE the colours, Cathy x

Bhavana said...

loved the watercolor panel you created. Amazing card :)

D- said...

Oh I loVe your pretty copper leaves. Your watercolor background is the perfect way to frame it up. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for having me as this month's ATCAS Guest Designer.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
Addicted To CAS Guest Designer

Anja Curvers said...

Wow this is stunning love that rich color it's all about atumn.

Lindsey said...

Fabulous background effect with the bronze colours. Beautiful x

Jaydee said...

Loll, I could have seen this card in any gallery and knew that it was yours. The shimmer bronze is perfect. Gorgeous
hugs
jaydee