Monday, February 22, 2016

Have a Lovely Day


Hi everyone.  Today I've made a card for the Just Us Girls Challenge #331 - Color Week (Teal, Aqua, Navy).  LOVE these colours!

I used teal and turquoise watercolour sprays on watercolour paper to create a panel to cut out my butterfly.  The body is cut from navy card stock.  The background is Inka Gold wax (jade green, turquoise, and platinum), spread onto a mat, spritzed with lots of water and then smooshed.

Click HERE to see my video tutorial on Inka Gold Smooshing.

I ended up with three backgrounds from just a tiny bit of each of the colours of Inka Gold.  Just kept adding more water in-between soaking up the colours with plain white card stock.  This wax paste goes a LONG way.  This is the second of my three smooshed backgrounds.  Inka Gold has a lovely shimmer that you can just see a little of above the butterfly.  It's really hard to capture how gorgeous this wax is in a photo.  I stamped the sentiment in navy ink and heat embossed in clear.  It looks almost black, but trust me, it's done with navy ink. :)

Another example of a CAS Mix Up card. :)  I used watercolour sprays, inka gold, along with smooshing, die-cutting and stamping to create this fun, easy and quick CAS mixed media card. :)

Also heading to the Playground.  I used snippets for my butterfly and butterfly body. :)

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In other news, I'm excited to be featured in another article in the Weekly Scrapper "Sunday with Lorraine" article.  Drop by and check out the article if you have a few minutes.  :)

And my tag Christmas card with berries got an Honourable mention at Merry Monday. :)  Great start to the day! :)








Stamps:  Be Happy (Amy R)
Paper:  White card base and front (Neenah); Watercolour paper butterfly (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Night of Navy (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Watercolour sprays made from liquid watercolour concentrate (Dick Blick), Moonlight Butterfly die (Memory Box), Inka Gold waxes (jade green, turquoise, platinum), water mister, clear embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
Just Us Girls #331 - Color Week
Snippets Playground - Week 217

25 comments:

Mac Mable said...

A card at your very best. Loving the background and the technique on the gorgeous butterfly. So very pretty and thank you for the inspiration of CAS Mix Up..Looking forward to the 1st March x

Julie B said...

Gorgeous Loll.
Have you tried making a shimmer spray with Inka Gold, works a treat? :)

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely card Loll! I really like those colors together too! Is the Inca Gold Wax something you've ever done a tutorial on and I just wasn't paying attention? Would love to know more about it and where to purchase...love that shimmery glow it gives your background!! :0)

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous card, Loll! I'll bet that background is even prettier IRL!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Another of your stunners Loll my friend! Every time I see one of your fabulous backgrounds I think, 'I must dig out my Inka Golds' . . . and then I forget until the next time you mention it ;) I really MUST get them out because your backgrounds are always drop-dead gorgeous! No wonder you have had the two honours . . . well, deserved my friend! Thank you for showing us just how simple the idea of CAS and MM are! I can't wait to give it a go now . . . maybe my first attempt should be a CASE of one of yours, just to dip my toes? Have a very lovely week! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

SARN said...

Its a great looking card Loll. So CAS & cool.

Thanks for dropping by the Snippets Playground xxx

Bluemac said...

Love this beautiful card! Inca Gold wax paste is now high on my wish list. Your designs are something I really look forward to seeing. ..thank you so much.

Brenda said...

Goodness, but this is a beautiful card Loll! I love the color combo and I love that you just used a little accent of the navy blue, it just pops. Your butterfly looks great and the inky background is so beautiful! I can see your shimmer and shine with the waxy inka gold products. Love it! Hugs, Brenda

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on your HM, Loll ... and on being featured again ... not surprising given the gorgeousness of your highlighted card! This is another beauty ... soft and delicate shimmery smooshing ... so fabulous with the single butterfly! Hugs, Anita :)

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

What a beautiful and dreamy background....perfect backdrop for your pretty butterfly! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful color mix!

Kylie said...

Wonderfully CAS with the mix up xx

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Loll! Love the background, Cathy x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Loll!! I just love that we both created for the colour challenge, it is so interesting to see how we interpret the same theme! I love your splattery background, so beautiful with the butterfly hovering over the sentiment! Wonderful card! hugs :)

Karen B said...

Another great smooched background Loll - just love the colours. Perfect backdrop for your lovely butterfly and sentiment. Congrats on being featured in Weekly Scrapper.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

MaryH said...

Another beauty. Simple CAS treatment with your fantastic smooshing, HUGE impact with the design & all the gorgeous colors & shimmers. Congratulations on all the recognition. Very well deserved too. TFS & off to read the article. Hugs

Viv's Visuals said...

Another lovely card Loll. x

Lee-Anne said...

Love that dreamy background, Loll! Such a beautiful blend of colors and of course I love that butterfly!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is flawless and fabulous, Lolly! My fave colors! Congratulations on the recognitions which you so richly deserve!! Hugs, Dolly

Bobby said...

An honored tag, a featured card and a lovely inspiration for your new challenge. You have it all wrapped up with a pretty bow, Loll. Congrats on it all.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely use of the colors! Thanks for joining in with JUGS~

TK said...

Another amazingly beautiful Inka Gold card! LOVE....

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Be still my heart! This is gorgeous! Love the beautiful butterfly with that awesome background. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous background, Loll! I love all the shimmer and your butterfly is truly lovely! Now, I want to play with my Inka Gold paints :)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I've seen this card before, but only now I can comment. She is wonderful! This aquatic background looks as if they were streams of rain, but this butterfly is resistant to any of adversity. Flies through the sky and nothing can stop him. I love this card.
Loll Thank you, my friend
BozenA