Friday, March 04, 2016

Spring Showers

 

Hi everyone.  I've had a lot of time to play in the studio this week.  I hope you're not getting tired of seeing my posts! :)

I have made a few cards lately with acetate smooshing. LOVE this technique that I saw in a video by Laura Bassen.  It's basically smooshing with a bit of control.  And I do love to be in control.  :)

I decided to see if I could acetate smoosh with inka gold ... and I could! :)  I'm happy with how this turned out.  This is done on mixed media paper, which I think looks the best, but it also works on regular card stock.

I have had this umbrella die for YEARS ... and I'm pretty sure it's the first time it's made it onto a card.  So I'm heading over to Darnell's NBUS Challenge #6.   And since there's a spring-themed challenge at Time Out, I'm heading there as well.  Plus I used a snippet of smooshed background and silver card stock for the umbrella, so going to play at the Snippets Playground.

This is another example of a CAS Mix Up card that fits the March challenge - Watercolouring.  I used stamping, Inka Gold acetate smooshing and Inka Gold smooshing (umbrella); plus heat embossing (sentiment).  A lot going on in this little card that is very CAS. :)   Hope you'll join us!  :)







Stamps:  Fond Expressions2 (STAMPlorations)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 Series)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Inka gold wax paste (Violet and Turquoise), acetate sheet, water mister, palette knife, Petite Umbrella die (Memory Box), silver embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool

Challenges:
NBUS #6
Time Out #51 - Spring
Snippets Playground - Week 218
CAS Mix Up March Challenge - Watercolouring

32 comments:

Viv's Visuals said...

This is beautiful (AGAIN!) Loll.
Been trying smooshing tonight - was pleased with two efforts except now have made a mess stamping a sentiment on one..... have turned away trying to think of a rescue otherwise the bin beckons!! (might be cut into squares yet!). x

Marianne said...

Your acetate-smooshed background turned out beautifully, Loll. Love those soft splatters.

Heidi Stamps said...

Very pretty with the Inka gold. I would not have thought of it! The shine is just lovely for a card!

Lee-Anne said...

Happy with it? Happy doesn't cover it...it's absolutely amazing, Loll! That acetate smooshed background is so gorgeous...love those controlled splatters! And that umbrella is fantastic! LOVE!!!

Bobby said...

Controlled smooshing. I'll have to try that. It looks great on your card, Loll, and I love that beautiful shiny umbrella.

Donna said...

This card has such a lovely 'gentle' quality about it. Really pretty. X

Becca Cruger said...

Love. love. love. You're the queen of clean mixed media! The shimmery opulence of this makes me swoon!

Nancy Stislow said...

This is such a delightful card and I love those soft colors, Loll! The shimmer looks wonderful on that umbrella and the sentiment is so perfect! Love the soft smooshing in the background, never overdone!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oooh, look at that lovely shimmer! I LOVE this Loll and that sentiment is fabulous! Have a very lovely weekend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love this, Loll! I'm glad to know the acetate smooshing works with Inka Gold. Will be doing that next week with the girls. Love the sentiment too!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous effect with the smooshing Loll, love the shimmer too, Cathy x

TK said...

This is SOOOO stunning! Love the Inka Gold smooshing, or otherwise! Pretty, pretty, pretty!

sandie said...

Love this background and how the umbrella shines, a real stunner Loll. Thanks for joining TO xx

SARN said...

Your cards are always so stylish. This is simply wonderful x

Aileen Ryan said...

Loll, love love this umbrella. Looks totally brilliant, the colours and layout of the card perfect.

Di said...

Really fabulous card Loll - I love the softness - a bit like gentle rain on your beautiful umbrella!

Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground :)

Hugs

Di xx

Marcia HIll said...

LOVE everything about this CAS beauty Loll! Especially the colors and that umbrella...think I have an umbrella die somewhere that's never been used either! I just received my first jar of the Inka Gold on Thursday and have had SO much fun playing with it! Stay tuned on Monday for my first post to the CAS Mix Up using the Inka Gold!! :0)

Anita in France said...

Wow, such shimmery loveliness, Loll ... the brolly is amazing ... gorgeous against the smooshy raindrop background! So happy to have you playing along with us again at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Linda said...

Love this .... the shimmer is just beautiful! Glad to know the Inka Gold smooshes well with the acetate technique. xx

nancy littrell said...

Simply Beautiful Loll. Love your colors, smooshing and Faux Mother of Pearl technique. Hugs, Nancy

Loll said...

Hi Nancy. Didn't use the Faux mother of pearl on this card. Just smooshing with inka gold for the umbrella, and acetate smooshing of inka gold for the background. :)

Helen said...

This is beautiful...such a pretty card!
Helen x

Vicki Dutcher said...

So pretty in the soft colors

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, I love the effect of Inka Gold on this umbrella, Loll! The colors are so shimmery and vibrant, and your background is beautiful, too! Gorgeous card!

TaeEun said...

Oh! I love that shiny umbrella in blue and purple! And your subtle smooshing makes such a pretty background for it!

maria f. said...

Oh that shine! But not quite as beautiful as the beaut that fluttered into my hands today!! What a dreamy card with the perfectly smooshed BG and the sparkle on the embossed coffee cup! I could (and have) stared at it for hours. And I certainly hope I can do that gorgeous PB stamp justice. Thank you so much, my friend.

Brenda said...

I am loving the colors on this card Loll, oh and I am loving the card too! The shimmer and shine is just stunning. Love the "controlled" smooshing, such a pretty design it made. I love your umbrella too, so fun and so perfect with this sentiment, which I love too. I want to be just like you when I grow up...not much luck on that! lol Hugs, Brenda

Inkyfingers said...

This is lovley Loll and I love that beautiful sheen!

Mac Mable said...

Such pretty colours with clever techniques. Loving the smooshing, the inca's and the 'controlled' acetate. Beautiful card ...again...Thank you for the inspiration.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a spectacular and sweet card, Lolly! I think your various smooching techniques are so well presented here! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #6 (and calling yourself Lolly! xxoo)!! Hugs, Darnell

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Looking at this card, I can love the rain :-) beautiful card and I love the extra dimension in a lovely umbrella ...
hugs,
BozenA

Shery said...

Super gorgeous card, Loll! I love the soft, springy feel and all the subtle shine! Thanks for joining us at TO :o) ~Shery