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 !!


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

  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

  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

  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.

  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

  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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