Friday, August 04, 2017

Daisy Birthday

Hi everyone.  First I want to apologize to my blogging friends that I haven't been able to visit lately.  I have been ill with a virus for several days.  I am slowly getting better, but this is one nasty virus and it will take a while to be back 100%.  In the meantime, I had a few posts scheduled so it looked as though I was around, but I missed visiting others and seeing all the wonderful, new creations by my friends. Look forward to visiting you soon!

Today I'm sharing a card I made last month while playing with tissue paper and ink.  I used Distress inks to create this tissue paper background.  Glued it onto a piece of white card stock and mounted to my card base.

I took another piece of white card stock and did a direct to paper with my Delicata Gold ink pad and then die-cut the leaves.  Delicata ink takes a while to dry because it is a pigment ink, so I used my heat tool to speed up the process.  What happened was the paint started to bubble when it got hot.  I actually really like the look of it ... it adds some lovely texture to the leaves.  A happy accident! :)

I die-cut the white flower three times, shaped with with my stylus and glued the layers together to create this pretty flower.  This is another AliExpress die that comes as part of a set of six (four flowers and two leaves).  I also bought these pretty stained glass gems from AliExpress and used one for the flower center.  Isn't it pretty??!! :)

The sentiment is stamped in Delicata Gold onto a white frame and adhered over my card base.

Since I used snippets to create my flower and leaves, I'm heading over to play at the Snippets Playground.

Also playing along with four challenges at the Dare to Get Dirty Fan Club Challenges at Splitcoaststampers.  You must be a Fan Club Member to play along.

Thanks for coming by for a visit!






Stamps:  Heartfeld (Penny Black)
Paper:  White (Neenah); White Tissue Paper
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade (Tim Holtz); Delicata Gold (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Little Leaves die (Sizzix), Chrsanthemum Flowers & Leaves die (AliExpress), stylus and mat, stained glass gems (AliExpress)

Challenges:
Snippets Playground - Week 291 and 292
SCS Dare To Get Dirty 2017 Challenges

32 comments:

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Loll, another gorgeous background. The stained glass gem is lovely and finishes off your flower beautifully.

Wishing you a speedy recovery. xx

Valerie Nolan said...

Gorgeous Loll, love the way the stained glass gem picked up the background colours. Beautiful flower too. So sorry to hear you've been poorly get well soon xxx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

So sorry to hear you have been so unwell Loll my friend! This is such a beautiful card and I LOVE that flower centre! I also love the photo you do now with the props! Fabulous! I hope you make a full recovery soon! Take care dear friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Sue said...

Sorry to hear you're not well, Loll. I hope you are completely recovered very soon. Your flower and background are gorgeous and I love the stained glass flower centre, so pretty!

Trina P. said...

Just beautiful, Loll! That yellow is such a gorgeous shade.
Sending you get well wishes!! 😘 Trina xx

mamawcindy said...

Glad to hear that your feeling better. Your card is so pretty. I need to start playing with some tissue paper again. Glad I stopped by.
cindys-greencricut

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous tissue paper bubbly texture behind your beautiful die cut daisy. TFS Loll and sharing more of your wonderful tissue paper backgrounds. I think we all ended up with a big stack of backgrounds after our fun challenge:-) Hugs. Get well very soon my friend.

Nancy Stislow said...

What a glorious background, so cheerful! Love your colors and have a sincere admiration for your flower forming, my nemesis! The colors in that gem are just gorgeous. I particularly love the hint of purple in it. How lovely it looks on this daisy!

Susan said...

The gem from Ali Express is amazing - I must order some of those next time. I love your tissue paper background - lovely colours, perfect to go with a daisy type of flower!

Kiwigirl said...

Another beautiful card. I just have to try that tissue paper background. I have got as far as getting the tissue paper to my workbench.... I hope and pray you will be back to full health soon.

Betty Keefe said...

get well soon Loll - love this card - so summery!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful sunny glow to the background, my friend! A perfect place for the pretty daisy to sit! Hope you're feeling much better each day.

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Loll, you've found a treasure trove at Ali Express. (I'd like to try them but they don't offer paypal). I hope you are on the mend and feeling better soon, Cathy x

Carol Cel said...

Love this -- I have to try this technique!

Barb Ghig said...

Another gorgeous card with this tissue paper technique, Loll! I love the blending of the colors and how it contrasts to your white bloom! LOVE the stained glass gem that you placed on the flower, too...it's so unique!
So sorry to hear that you're not feeling well ~ Hang in there, and please take care so you can get back to your old self quickly!

Christine Alexander said...

So glad you are feeling a little better:), I can't wait to see these gems next week, they look sooooooo cool. The tissue backgrounds are the gift that keeps on giving. I'm looking forward to seeing more in the future.

Aquarius said...

Always interesting to read how you achieve the various effects on your cards - happy accidents do occur and can usually be incorporated to good effect! Hope you are feeling much better, take care.

Anita in France said...

Hope your return to full health is a quick one, Loll ... do take your time, we'll all be here when you get back! Your card is beautiful ... another wonderful TP background ... love the crisp white daisy against it ... that stained glass centre is just delicious! Hugs, Anita :)

Julie B said...

Sorry to hear you've been under the weather Loll, hugs for a speedy recovery. This card is full of summer sunshine and is sure to cheer up the dullest day!
Thanks for my card by the way, it looks even better in real life! :)

Linda said...

What a gorgeous happy looking card ..... the accidental texture looks fab, I love happy accidents!
Sorry to hear you've not been well, hope you're feeling better now. Take it easy over the weekend ..... sending hugs xx

Di said...

Fabulous card Loll! Must have a play with my Delicata gold ink pad, that's an awesome result.

Hope you fell totally better soon.

Hugs

Di xx

Jeanne said...

Oh Loll, I'm so sorry to hear you have been sick. I do hope you are feeling better and will soon be back to your happy, healthy self! This card is beautiful. Wonderful background with the tissue technique. I also really like the golden leaves. How neat that you got such a great textural effect from heat drying it. The daisy is just so happy! Thank you again for sharing and take care of yourself! Hugs!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous card Loll, you're an inspiration am addicted to tissue at moment.
Very sorry indeed you're not well, pray you're soon up to it. I'm always struggling with commenting these days myself so know how hard it is.
Family take me away much more often these days. But that's important, you don't have them forever.
Hugs and prayers for healin asap.
Shaz in oz.x

So love that gem too, it's a cracker.

Di said...

Hope you feel not fell! That's what I get using my notepad and not a proper keyboard! Lovely to see you linking this into the Playground Loll :)

Hugs

Di xx

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...this is STUNNING Loll! I love the yellows and the gold together and your happy accident with the gold bubbled leaves is fabulous! And your pretty white Daisy with the gorgeous center is just lovely too! I'm sorry to hear you've been under the weather, but glad to hear you're on the mend now! Take care my friend!! :0)

Brenda said...

A stunning card Loll! love the daisy, a favorite of mine. I'm sorry to hear that you got that nasty virus!!!! Sounds like the one I had the end of June. It kicks butt for sure and takes a while to get back to 100 percent. Please take care!!! Hugs, Brenda

Susanne Vargas said...

So sorry to hear you are under the weather, Loll! Hope you can get rid of this bug quickly!
Your card is fabulous with another one of your awesome backgrounds, a pretty daisy, and those stained glass centers are gorgeous!

Darnell said...

I'm going backwards through my gobs of posts to catch up on and I just saw this one, Lolly. First of all, I adore this stunning card! But more importantly, I am so sorry to hear that you have been ill! I had no idea or I would have sent a card. I thought you were quiet lately, but I assumed you were working on a project. I am glad you let us know so you can have us sending positive vibes and prayers that your recovery will be smooth, complete, and more rapid than expected. Lots of hugs and love, Dolly

Mac Mable said...

So sorry to hear you have been ill Loll xx This card is so pretty and love the happy accidents as it does add such a great effect to those leaves. Love the glass bead in the centre and yey for Ali Express! Get well soon...sending love and hugs x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I am so glad that you are already feeling better. I hope you will soon return to full health and strength. I keep my fingers crossed, my dear Loll :-)
This card is beautiful. I love the amazing background of tissue paper. I love this flower - it is so thick and has so many extra dimensions. The glass dot inside is amazing. I'm so glad you find so many beautiful things on AE :-)
Hugs, BozenA xx

Brenda in IN said...

This is just beautiful. I am loving the tissue paper technique I learned from you and this background iw lovely. The flower center dot is a gorgeous addition. I hope you continue to feel better and better.

Karen Knott said...

I love your tissue backgrounds, gorgeous colours on this one and love the flower and glass dot
Hugs Kaz xx