Sunday, 6 December 2015

Welcome to a lazy Sunday morning . . . .


How's your weekend been?

Yesterday saw us out to lunch with a pal of hubby's, I'd not met this pal or his wife before but we  had a lovely time and a delicious meal, thank you to you both.

My mojo has been hibernating from this vile weather of late and, aside from challenge Saturday's, I've had very little crafting to share. Today, however, I have this to share ....  I saw the technique deployed recently (by Eileen Godwin - a facebook link), using brusho's AND alcohol blending solution. Loved the effect and wanted to give it a go - my technique still needs work but I have my first attempt to share with you today ..

My card

And a close up to show the texture

And the insert and envelope

Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 13½cm and 13cm square + snippet
  • Two pieces of black card cut to 14cm and 13.6cm square + snippets
  • Snippet of gold card, for matting
  • Snippet of 300gsm water colour card
  • Brushos in turquoise, purple, orange and yellow sprinkled, spritzed and then alcohol blending solution added to control the distribution of colour
  • Once dry I ran the water colour panel through my big shot inside an embossing folder
  • Versamark ink run lightly over the raised section before pan pastel in gold was applied with a sponge, buffed and then set using hairspray
  • Stamplorations sentiment builder set stamped using Versafine onyx black ink on to a snippet, for the insert and envelope I used Memento Paris dusk and tuxedo black inks
  • For the insert and envelope I also used Stampers Anonymous circles image stamped using Memento Paris Dusk ink and Visible Image scribbled circle stamped using Brilliance galaxy gold ink

I'll be entering this card for the following challenges:
  1. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - challenge No. 206 - SNIPPETS CHALLENGE
  2. Craft Rocket - challenge No. 5 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Crafting with an attitude - challenge No. 10 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Crafting by Design - December challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  5. WelovetoCreate (Pan Pastels) - challenge No. - ANYTHING (mixed media) GOES
  6. Happy Little Stampers - December challenge - ANYTHING (mixed media) GOES

Have a great weekend


lilian said...

Kathy that is a great card well done, Love the colous.


Cross Stitch Claire said...

What a great technique, your card is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

Debs M said...

looks great Kathy, love the gold on the raised areas x

Di said...

Wow Kathy - this leapt right out at me, what a stunning card. LOVE the vibrancy of the glorious colours you used and the addition of the gold makes it so sumptuous! Wonderful work!


Di xx

Barb said...

This is stunning Kathy. What a great card. I love the gold you've added. Barbxx

Stampsnob. said...

The angled piece has such beautiful texture The work is lovely TFS Craft Rocket Challenges..........Lis DT

Clare Lloyd said...

gorgeous card Kathy.

Kathleen said...

Really stunning Kathy the gold looks fabulous.


Dana M said...

Absolutely stunning Kathy! The background technique is amazing.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! That is truly stunning mate. A winner in anybody's book. Good luck with all your challenges. Lx

Birgit said...

This is a beautiful card-I am struck by the great technique you used with the colours and the gold swirls

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous, I love the gold pan pastel. It really sparkles

Sarn said...

FANTASTIC! Absolutely fantastic. I thin Mr Mojo has come out of hiding!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Loll said...

Gorgeous brushos panel Kathy. I'm going to check out Eileen's instructions --- thanks for the link. Love the colour combo of your beautiful and textured panel. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous! That technique was well worth it to produce such a sumptuous topper!

AlisonC said...

A really lovely and interesting card. The envelope and the inside are beautiful too. Thanks for sharingthe technique.

Cathy said...

Fantastic card, the colours look amazing and I love the look of that technique, TFS the link, Cathy x

Aquarius said...

just love that glitzy panel and thanks for sharing the method too

Unknown said...

Beautiful colours and great design. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with An Attitude. Helen DT

Janis said...

Saw your magnificent card at the Playground. So gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Linda said...

What a fab looking technique ..... must give that a try!
Love your card .... great colours. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. Linda xx

Daria said...

This is gorgeous. TFS.