Saturday, 7 January 2017

Hit and Miss card and a Daring challenge

Happy Saturday everyone !

It is super hot here in Whyalla today - 41 degrees celcius - that is 105 degrees f.  The washing is drying as fast as I am hanging it out ! One good thing about South Australia summer is that we have mainly dry heat which is bearable.  

 I have decided to spin up some colours for another hit and miss card and the lucky ones are:  Tangelo Twist and Crisp cantelope.  Hmm - how ironic - very warm colours... I have also spun up the technique of painting - salt wash.  Let's see how we go.




I had fun with the watercolour background.  I sprayed my cardstock with water, then used the Stampin up inks to dab on some colour.  I sprinkled the area with salt and let it dry.  Once the salt is dusted off, it leaves a nice mottled effect.  The flowers are from the Peony boquet from Altenew. I just used a small bud background in the Crisp cantelope and then used one layer on the top on some of the buds in Tangelo twist. I also used the Stampin up tangelo twist cardstock to layer the watercolour and the flowers on.  
Note that I am not a stampin up demonstrator - I just happen to have some of their inks and cardstock.  I have quite a limited supply at the moment as I am quite new to the craft, but I am gradually building up my stash. 
My greeting is the same technique as I used in my last blog as I really liked it and thought it would go well on this card also.  

I have just decided to try a card challenge - my first ever..So I found a site called Daring Cardmakers.  

This is the inspiration:



This is my effort for their January 2017 challenge. My three elements are Snow, Pinecones and a Green, Brown and White colour scheme.




It is a little hard to see from my photo, but the Sentiment is embossed with Ranger superfine embossing powder (so happy with this embossing powder - fabulous). At the top of the sentiment I added a little white embossing paste. The background is watercoloured in Stampin up's Mossy Meadow.   I scrunched up a ball of cling wrap, dipped it in the ink and tapped it over the wet watercolour paper. I like that sort of free and easy background effect. The pinecones are stamped in Versafine Vintage sepia. I randomly stamped the leaves (and did a little masking for a couple of them). I think I had about an hour to spare while I was waiting for tea to cook, so this card was prepared pretty quickly.  
With it being so hot here today, I really appreciated doing this card to allow me to think about something cold !!

8 comments:

  1. Two lovely cards! Love your elegant take on the inspiration photo, thanks for joining us at Daring Cardmakers, hope to see you again!

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  2. Beautiful cards, I love the background and gold embossing, it's a perfect take on the inspiration photo. Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

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  3. Both of your cards are great. I love it how many elements from our inspirational picture you were able to put on your elegant winter card. Thanks for joining our challenge

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  4. Stunning cards. I love all the elements you have used. Thanks for sharing your work with us Daring Cardmakers. I can't wait to see more so don't forget to pop back on Friday to check out a new dare.

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  5. That's a gorgeous take on the challenge, I love your pine cones and the softness of the card. Thanks for joining us at DCM x

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  6. Lovely cards! I like both your backgrounds a lot (haven't done saltwash in a while come to think about it...) Thanks so much for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers. Hope you enjoyed your first ever challenge!

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