Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Daisy Smoosh

Hi everyone.  I've made another card for the CAS Mix Up March Challenge - Smooshing.



This month we are also celebrating our 1st Birthday and we have a few prizes to give away - check out the details HERE.



I used a small scrap of smooshed background that I had in my stash.  I made this a while ago, so I'm not positive, but I believe it is smooshing with Inka Gold and a few distress reinkers (ripe persimmon and picked raspberry).  The colours are so pretty and bright.  I added a white punched and layered daisy with a gold center, and two die-cut white leaf sprigs.  The sentiment was stamped in Delicata Gold ink which matches the colour of the Inka Gold used in the smooshed panel.

Since this bright and cheerful card reminds me of spring, I'm also sending this to the gallery at CAS Watercolour March Challenge - Spring.  I hope you'll join us there too! :)


I'm also entering this card into the Snippets Challenge - Week 271 & 272.  I used snippets for the smooshed panel, daisy and leaf sprigs (everything except the card base). :)








Stamps:  Fun Birthday Sentiments (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock), Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Distress Re-inkers:  Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry; Delicata Gold
Accessories & Tools:  Inka Gold, water mister, Small Daisy punch (Punch Bunch), hole punch, glossy accents, Olive Branch dies (C.C. Designs)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up March Challenge - Smooshing
CAS Watercolour March Challenge - Spring
Snippets Playground - Week 271 & 272

36 comments:

Jenny L said...

Hi Loll,
what a very gorgeous card, and your smooshed background looks awesome.
The colours are so vibrant and beautiful.
Love the lovely white flower as a super cobntrast.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Linda said...

Beautiful card Loll with the gorgeous smooshing. Love how the white just pops on it.

Mac Mable said...

So spring like, gorgeous colours and love the white die cut flower and leaves against the fabulous smooshed background x

Kath said...

A fabulous card - love the colours and the beautiful background.
Kath x

Nancy Stislow said...

Your background is beautiful! Love that color combination and your daisy is so perfectly formed! This one is fabulous, Loll!

Bonnie said...

This is such a pretty background for the white die cuts, Loll! Love these colors!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE how that beautiful crisp, white daisy and leaves just pop against that stunning background piece Loll and the sentiment in Delicata gold complements it perfectly! Have a great day my friend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

nancy littrell said...

Beautifully smooshed background Loll. So beautiful with your white die cut leaves and daisy. TFS my friend. Hugs...

MaryH said...

Some very vibrant smooshing, and the white twigs and daisies make the orange & gold really pop! TFS & Hugs

Maxine D said...

Oh Loll this is gorgeous - love the white daisy over the vibrant background
Blessings
Maxine

Susan said...

You put that scrap of smooshed background to good use, Loll - it's a lovely card. Gorgeous colours and a great die cut.

Suchi said...

Gorgeous card with a great background! LOVE it Loll!! :)
Suchi xx

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Loll! The background is fabulous and so striking against the white. xx

Lisa Lara said...

Such a beautiful pop of color Loll. Love that daisy on top!

Aquarius said...

Smoosh is such a wonderful word and so descriptive of the technique - love this card

Linda said...

I do love your smooshing Loll .... you always use such beautiful colours, and the daisy on the top looks perfect xx

Aileen Ryan said...

Ohh so beautiful. I so love your smooching and colour choices. The flower in the middle perfect

Karen D. said...

I always love seeing the fab results you achieve with your smooshing...it has been so busy but I need to go and check it out! Gorgeous card btw. Thanks for always inspiring mf.
xx Karen

Jeanne said...

So pretty and cheery. A lovely daisy always makes me feel happy. And so do those colors in your smooshing! Your cards are wonderful!

Marcia HIll said...

Two of my favorite colors together and who doesn't love a Daisy?! I always loved Meg Ryan's line from the movie "You've Got Mail" about Daisy's being such a happy flower and how can you not smile when you see a Daisy!! Beautiful card my friend!! :0)

Happy Dance said...

This is gorgeous no matter which colors you've used! That panel is fabulous, and the daisy and branches in white was a brilliant choice. I love this card!! Have a great day, my friend! How's that cutter working for you? Still loving mine! Bev

Di said...

What a stunning card Loll! great idea to have the panel topped with white die cuts - it really does look gorgeous!

Hugs

Di xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, Loll, beautiful background and those die cuts are just stunning.

Valerie Nolan said...

Another stunner Loll, so beautiful!
Val x

Sue - said...

Oh that is so pretty Loll!

Jo Manna said...

Those lovely white layered die cut flowers are the perfect contrast against that vibrant background.
Another beauty! xxx

Daffodil Cards said...

SO very beautiful but so simple, why can't my simple cards look like this? LOVE your card.
Faith
x

Bobby said...

I love that life-like daisy on your gorgeous smooshed background, Loll.

Nonni said...

That daisy looks phenomenal, so pretty on top of that rich colored bg! I was wondering if I could enter my Ink Christmas card for CAS Mix Up but maybe not because my only stamped thing is the sentiment... Bummer! Let's see if I'll make something else -I did enjoy the smooshing technique!

Susanne Vargas said...

You used one of my favorite color combos and together with the white flower and leaves it makes for a fresh and beautiful card! Love it!

Harriet Skelly said...

Another gorgeous card Loll! I love the warm colors you used for the background!

Anita in France said...

Goodness, Loll, that crisp, fresh daisy is just fabulous against the delicious smooshed background ... so lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Pat said...

Such a wonderful smooshed background Loll and your pretty white flower is perfect and love the gold flower centre which coordinates beautifully with the gold embossed sentiment. x

Mau xx said...

So Pretty Loll, Love the crisp fresh daisy. Feels like summer is on the way when you look at this card.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, that white daisy looks so beautiful against the coloured bg, Loll!!! Love the gold center of the daisy and the sentiment in gold!!!!! Simply fabulous!!!!
Hugz

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful color palette, Loll! I love how your white bloom and olive branches pop on your design! You always inspire me when you use your Inka Gold waxes on your cards...Thanks :)