Friday, May 4, 2018

Every cloud has a Silver lining!

Har utfordret meg selv til å male i nedtonede farger denne gangen, og det var absolutt ikke enkelt, penseln min prøvde hele tiden og male i 'ekte' farger... 
Men med god hjelp fra Tim Holtz 'Black soot', 'Hickory smoke' & 'Iced spruce', og den nye gjengen (Oxides) hjalp også til så jeg fikk 'jekket ned' de mere fargerike tonene ;)

Kortet mitt er DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers #146., og det nydelige hovedmotivet er et digistempel fra vår nye sponsor LeAnn's World 101
Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være :)

For todays project I have challenged myself to watercolor in muted colortones.. Wich proved to be very difficult! I felt the paintbrush constantly wanting to paint in 'real' inks!.. Luckily Tim Holtz 'Black soot', 'Hickory smoke' & 'Iced spruce' are good friends to have when attempting to mute down the brighter 'noisier' inks.. And the new grungy bad boys, the Oxides, were a big help as well ;)

My DT card for this fortnights challenge #146. at Creative Fingers has a gorgeous umbrella girl motif from our sponsor LeAnn's World 101. ♥ 
As always we're having an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations :)

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges
: [Ends on]
LeAnn's World 101. #2. ~ Anything goes [May 31st.]
Crafty Creations #365. ~ Anything goes
[May 7th.] 
Outlawz Monday greetings ~ AG + add a sentiment GCC043018 [May 6th.]
Cute Card Thursday #528. ~ Anything goes [May 9th.]
Star Stampz ~ Hand colored image! [May 9th.]
Crafty Gals Corner #164. ~ Anything goes (entry#2.)[May 9th.]
WordArt Wednesdays #332-333. ~ AG + sentiment [May 8th.] 
Pile It On #141. ~ Think Small (raindrops!) and/or Pencils [May 5th.]
inside detail

I don't own a MINC machine (yet) but I got a few of the Heidi Swapp MINC reactive foils! I used the mint colored one, wich was a perfect for this card ~ and I simply added it onto high-tack tape, rubbing it with a bonefolder. 
It doesn't work as good as with the laminator, and if you mess to much with it, it may scratch off and become sticky ~ but it's still a very nice and easy (plus cheap) way of foiling :) 

As you can see by this detail pic, I added glossy accents 
to some of the raindrops, and the 'Silver' word. 
I like adding a bit of shine whenever I can :)

I also found a matching envelope in my stash, how lucky!

Stamps/Images: LeAnn's World 101 'LW101 Cindys Umbrella' digistamp. Creative Stamping #38. 'Whatever the weather' stampset (sentiment/clouds++). Heidi Swapp Clear Stamp 'Chevron background'.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Panduro Hobby 'Circus' 12x12 PP.

Embellishments: None! the foiling is blingy enough :)

Tools: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. EK Success® 'Inverted Corner Punch'.
Dies: Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson 'Australian Collection - Background Die Set'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Rangers Glossy accents. Double sided tape. Woodware High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape). Heidi Swapp MINC reactive foil 'Mint'.
Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & Oxide inkpads to watercolor and distress image and papers. To heat emboss (chevron pattern) I used a Versamark inkpad, a heat gun tool & white Top Boss embossingpowder. To give the whole motif a bit more shine, I spritzed it lightly with a mix of mica and water.


  1. Wow, wonderful water colouring!! Fabulous card outside and inside!

  2. This is SO cute! Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Beautiful work, love the colors! Thank you for joining us at the Pile It On! Challenge Blog! ~ Marciava DT Member

  4. Gorgeous card.
    Thanks for joining us at LeAnn'sWorld101.
    Hayley x


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