Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Thinking of You

Hi everyone.  Hope you are all having a great start to your week.

I'm back from my holiday on Galiano Island.  We had a wonderful and relaxing time. Saw lots of wildlife, including deer that had a path right through the property we were at, so they were just at the edge of the deck when passing by.  We also saw whales in Active Pass, which is always exciting.

I'll share a couple of pictures that Alex took of the place we stayed at ... a beautiful log home right on the water, overlooking Active Pass (between Vancouver mainland and Vancouver Island).

On to the card for today.  I'm honoured at Sabrina (Cook22 at SCS) is hosting the latest "Try a New Technique" challenge over at Splitcoaststampers and has used my Tissue Paper Watercolouring video as inspiration.  Thanks Sabrina!

I wanted to make sure I played along.  Luckily I had a few pieces of watercoloured, scrunched and heat embossed tissue paper in my stash, so this was a quick and easy card.

I added a die-cut peek-a-boo window and bird on a branch to the card front.  The sentiment is heat embossed in gold to match the embossing on the tissue paper.

This also works for the current CAS Watercolour challenge - Silhouette. :)  Bonus!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

Stamps:  Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  White tissue paper; White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Tangerine Tango and Melon Mambo Reinkers (SU!); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  gold embossing powder, heat tool, Window die and bird on a branch die (AliExpress)

SCS TLC656 - Watercoloured Tissue plus Embossing
CAS Watercolour September Challenge - Silhouette


  1. What a stunning place that you stayed at, really very idyllic and such great wildlife. So glad you had such a relaxing time x Such a beautiful card, love the tissue technique background ans so pretty with the gold embossing and the gold sentiment. The frame and the cute bird die, sets your card off perfectly x

  2. Love your tissue backgroud. No surprise, I'm drawn to your colour pallette. They are always gorgeous. Trina xx

  3. Your card is fabulous and so is the place you stayed. How lovely to watch the deer. [Bunny]

  4. Gorgeous watercoloured and gold heat embossed tissue paper background for your beautiful bird on a branch die. Love your die cut window too. TFS Loll. I will be posting my card tomorrow:-) Hugs..

  5. P.S. Your holiday to the island photos are so beautiful and sounded like the perfect rest and relaxing vacation. TFS Alex's gorgeous photos. Hugs..

  6. Loll - Thank you so much for all of your beautiful work! I love everything you do! Could you please link to the acetate paper that you get on Amazon that was in your video, 'Tissue Paper Watercoloring'? Thank you so much from a Canadian-born fan.

    1. Hi Pauline. The link to the acetate sheets from Amazon.com is below. I also included this info with the YouTube video. You just need to click on the "show more" just below the video and there is a list of everything I used. :)


  7. I watched the video and subscribed. I'm going to give it a whirl. (one day soon I hope)

  8. Gosh this is beautiful! What brilliant colors and the gold embossing of the wrinkles looks incredible on this piece, Loll. Thanks for including the link again and for links to products used! I still haven't tried this but definitely will!

  9. So nice to have your technique featured over at SCS Loll! I played along too! I hadn't gotten a chance to try this with the embossing yet - your card is lovely with the die cut window and little bird on the branch! What a wonderful location for your vacation! I'm surprised you could stand leaving it!! Julia xx

  10. So glad to see your video getting used for a SCS challenge! I love this card you made for the challenge - lovely colours and such a sweet little bird!

  11. What a wonderful honour Loll - and a great tribute to your creativity. Love your sweet card too :-)

  12. What a gorgeous card Loll and congrats on ScS using your video, this technique was soooo good! Looks like an amazing holiday spot TFS the pics, Cathy x

  13. What a remarkable sight for your vacation! So happy for you that you got to stay in a place that was so full of beauty and wildlife. Your card is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  14. This was a spectacular place you stayed at on Galiano Island! So happy for you!
    Your card might have been quick but it is just beautiful! Haven't tried this type of tissue paper background but really want to...

  15. Your tissue paper techniques are such a hit! Your video is the best! Love these colors and the sweet bird on a branch! I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation. It sounds awesome!

  16. I always wonder when looking at your color combinations, how are you doing that you always get such beautiful and interesting blends? I would definitely get a dirty brown color. You have a unique skill, Loll! I'm so glad you're sharing your cards with us, it's such a great inspiration.
    BożenA xx

  17. Stunning card, beautiful colours and the holiday home is a definite WOW!

  18. Sounds and looks as though you had a wonderful break, Loll ... what a spectacular spot! Your card is just lovely ... congratulations on having your technique highlighted at SCS ... I loved trying it previously and plan to try again ... it gives such fabulous results! Hugs, Anita :)

  19. I have a few pieces of the tissue technique left too, Loll, but I need to add some gold to them. It really brings out the creases in the paper as I can see in your lovely card. What a fabulous place to take a vacation.

  20. What a beautiful card Loll! I love the gold accents on the tissue paper...such a pretty effect! And the pics of your vacation home look fabulous...I don't think I would have wanted to leave! :0)

  21. A beautiful card Loll and certainly a beautiful holiday location too, what a fabulous view and glad you had a great time with plenty of relaxation. x


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