Saturday, March 18, 2017

Copper, Gold, and Turquoise

Hi everyone.  I'm playing along with Merry Monday Challenge #239 (Copper/bronze, Gold, and Turquoise) which is hosted by my wonderful friend, Marcia.   I was super busy this week, so only managed to find a little bit of time today to play along.


I started by smooshing a piece of mixed media paper.  FYI, I buy my pads of mixed media, yupo and watercolour paper in 9" x 12" sheets.  I divide them into quarters (4 1/2" x 6") which gives me just the right size for a card front, with a little extra.  I smooshed only one piece with Gold and Turquoise Inka Gold waxes, a few drops of copper metallic acrylic paint and some water.  Such a pretty combination of colours.

The shine from the inka gold and copper paint is really beautiful, but doesn't show in the pictures.  Once dry, I cut the piece in half (3" x 4 1/2"), trimmed off just 1/4" from the bottom and used it for the card above.  Splattered the background with diluted white paint to falling snow, and added white die-cut snowdrifts and reindeer.  I heat embossed the sentiment in copper to finish.

I still had 1/2 of my sheet left, and managed to die-cut two pieces from it to create my "two-fer" and "three-fer" cards (a la Darnell). :)

ETA:  Thanks to Nonni, I'm entering the above card into Inkspirational Challenge #130 - Smooshing.




Always great when I can add to my Christmas card stash. :)  The challenge closes tomorrow at noon (PST), so if you want to play along, you need to be quick! :)

Since I smooshed on all my cards, I'm adding them to the CAS Mix Up March Challenge (and 1st Birthday Celebration) - Smooshing. :)  Come check out the gallery of beautiful entries.

And since I used snippets for all three of the cards, I'm heading over to play at the Snippets Playground. :)







Stamps:  Festive Snippets (Penny Black)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Inka Gold (Gold and Turquoise), copper embossing powder, heat tool, Snow drifts die (My Favorite Things), Peace love joy die (Penny Black), Ornament - Set 2 Dies (Elizabeth Craft Designs), Retro Deer Die (Simon Says Stamp)

Challenges:
Merry Monday #239 - Copper, Gold, and Turquoise
CAS Mix Up March Challenge - Smooshing
Snippets Playground - Week 273 and 274
Inkspirational #130 - Smooshing


41 comments:

Bonnie said...

Wow! A threefer! That's such a beautiful piece of smooshing! So nice you could get 3 cards out of it!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOW! Three stunners Loll! Love that background piece and the fact that you were able to get three fabulous cards from just one piece! I hope you're having a great weekend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Marcia HIll said...

3 FABULOUS cards Loll! Those colors not only made a beautiful background, but also a gorgeous ornament and perfect die cut sentiment! And I have to tell you that I loved your little retro deer so much in one of your previous cards, that I had to place another SSS order so I could have that die! Thanks so much for playing along with my color challenge and joining us at Merry Monday my friend!! :0)

Marcia HIll said...

3 FABULOUS cards Loll! Those colors not only made a beautiful background, but also a gorgeous ornament and perfect die cut sentiment! And I have to tell you that I loved your little retro deer so much in one of your previous cards, that I had to place another SSS order so I could have that die! Thanks so much for playing along with my color challenge and joining us at Merry Monday my friend!! :0)

Cathy said...

What beauties Loll, love these colours, Cathy x

Mrs A. said...

Stunning cards. love how you have managed to get another two from the off cut. It's just you and me on the swings in the playground. Hugs Mrs A.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Inka Gold smooshed Christmas Cards Loll. How wonderful to have 3 cards for your Christmas stash. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Susan said...

All three of them are beautiful!! Love the mixture of colours. The Inka Gold and metallic paint is a perfect way to do the Merry Monday challenge.

Christine Alexander said...

perfect way to add to your Christmas stash, I just love those mix of colours

Darnell said...

I'm glad you got to play, Lolly, because these are sensational and definitely winners! They must be such a joy to see in person and turn this way and that! Pinning and thanks for the shoutout!! Hugsfer you, Dolly

Stamps and Paper said...

thee lovely Christmas cards Loll your background colours are stunning

Anne

Valerie Nolan said...

Wow get you Loll with a three-fer! Your smooshed card is beautiful and I particularly like the last one cut from your leftovers!
Val x

JosieD said...

Love the three-fers! I was "enabled" to get this precious little deer die from one of your earlier cards. My rationale on enabling is that you and Bonnie have such a good eye for dies, stamps, and products, why should I scroll through endless web sites when I can get what I love and works well by case'ing your finds.

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous, Loll! The colors are amazing. I adore all three projects. So happy you were able to stretch them along. Thanks for sharing your tips on the paper you used and the sizes. Your work is so inspiring! :)

Linda said...

WOW! Three stunning cards, and all from one piece of card .... brilliant! I love the colour combination for the smooshing, the die cut sentiment looks beautiful. Enjoy the rest of your weekend xx

Daffodil Cards said...

GORGEOUS background making 3 beautiful cards.
Faith
x

Karen D. said...

awesome....love the blue with the gold, so elegant!!
xx Karen

Nancy Stislow said...

Your backgrounds are just incredibly beautiful, Loll! You achieve such gorgeous results. I love the dies you used on this, particularly that fabulous deer and the Penny Black die! These are just fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration.

Mac Mable said...

Wow...enjoyed admiring the three cards today. Yes, such a beautiful combination of colours. Amazing smooshing and such a cute first card....love the copper sentiment too. Always fun to get two more cards out of the one smooshed background and the other two are fabulous! Great splats on the third x Thank you for the wonderful inspiration x

Lisa Lara said...

Oh, okay I found a new favorite color combo. WOWEE ZOWEE Loll! Oh my golly. Such a gorgeous background. Love these colors and all the ways you used the background.

JD/ Jill said...

All Three are fabulous cards. Thanks for sharing how you made them...

Viv's Visuals said...

Ok - so am drooling again!!! Awesome Loll. x

Daria said...

Beautiful! I love that gorgeous background, and your cards are wonderful.

Linda said...

Oh wow Loll, these are all so gorgeous. Love your backgrounds and I think my favorite is the Love, Peace & Joy. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Sheila H said...

Your cards are gorgeous.

Colleen said...

Loll, you just amaze me! All of these could have been in the challenge, they are all gorgeous I think because of the beautiful colors! You truly are the queen of smooshing! thank you for playing with Merry Monday...always a joy to see your cards in the gallery!

colleen said...

Hi from another Colleen I live in Canada and I think you do to. Where do you buy your Yupo paper? Ilive on Vancouver island north of Nanaimo cdmoore@shaw.ca. Love your generous idea shares.

Barb said...

Three super cards Loll. A great smoothed background and I love the little deer. I really like the way you put your waste to good use making two more lovely cards. Barbxx

Nonni said...

Beautiful set of cards, what a fantastic color combo this is... You could enter the current Inspirational too if you wanted! I really love them all but maybe the second is my favorite -so CAS, so striking!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love how you got three cards using that gorgeous schmooshed panel, Loll - perfect for the Merry Monday colors!!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous snippet cards, Loll. Your smooshed background is stunning. Elizabeth xx

Barb Ghig said...

You always do such a beautiful job when you play with your Inka Gold waxes, Loll! I LOVE this color combo, and how unique each element turns out when you create your cards! Love them all so much!!!

Di said...

Fabulous cards Loll - I especially love the top one you used for your Playground thumbnail! Wonderful results with the Inka Gold waxes too.

Hugs

Di xx

MaryH said...

Oh my goodness...a 3-fer! I saw the splendid reindeer at the Snippets Playground, so coming back to get a closer look at the fab background. Amazing. Love the snowy slope with this little cute fella. Then I got enjoy the elegance of the simple ornament with this fab color. And then -- wowed by the simplicity of the bold lettering done from the smooshed coloring with the wonderful spatters. Which I still can't manage to do well! Just awesome work. TFS & hugs too.

Notes by Nina said...

Stunning cards, I love those colours. Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

Maura R said...

So gorgeous, Loll - love the copper, gold and turquoise combo, it's really striking!! thanks for the tip on the larger sized paper, and for all your inspiration - always!

scrappymo! said...

These are all so pretty. I like the look of the metallics with the aquqaink...so pretty.
Your designs are all so lovely and uniquely you!

SARN said...

Such beautiful snippets cards.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jo Manna said...

What incredible smooshing, the colour combo is so precious. Beautiful CAS cards, love them all.
Yup, Inka Gold is definitely on my list :D xxx

Bobby said...

Way to stretch that gorgeous piece of paper into three equally gorgeous cards, Loll

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Loll, all three ... that smooshy paper is so delicate and shimmery ... I especially love the sprinkling of copper around the die cut sentiment on the last one ... such wonderful impact! Hugs, Anita :)