Monday, August 15, 2016

Spritzed Ferns with Dragonfly

Just popping in to show you a card I made recently.

The CAS Mix Up August Challenge inspired me to shake up my neglected spritz bottles. I picked a beautiful, shimmery green from LuminArte but after a test spritz it didn't work any more. The same has happened with my gold from the same brand that I now use only to splatter with a brush. Since several bloggers mentioned that they had good luck with the mini mister from Ranger and I had one, I poured some green into it,  and grabbed my fern stencil.






A close up to show you the shimmer






Stamp: Penny Black (script)
Other: Fern Stencil (TCW), Spritz bottles (LuminArte), Dragonfly (punch)


Afterwards I sponged the panel with Antique Linen DI, stamped it partly with a script stamp, splattered some gold on it, ran a brush dipped in the gold along the edges, and attached a dragonfly punched from some shimmery, textured paper. I backed it with some foam and attached it to a white card. I decided against a sentiment.


Challenge (click on the link for more information and lots of inspiration):


CAS Mix Up August Challenge
(I stamped, spritzed, sponged, splattered)
ETA: This card was voted Outstanding Design!






It felt so wonderful to finally take some time to play again!


Be well,

19 comments:

  1. Wunderschön, liebe Susanne!!!
    Herzliche Grüße
    Christine

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  2. So glad you got a chance to have some artsy fun! Your stamped, spritzed and sponged card is gorgeous Susanne. I think some of those sprays just clog up the mechanism over time, so moving it to another sprayer is a good idea. Love the addition of the gold splatters and edging. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  3. First, I could totally relate to this Susanne! My spray bottles ALWAYS clogged over time and the amount of bottles I got through was unbelievable and I thought that all bottles were the same and that they would all clog eventually ... until, I too, thought, 'well, everyone says the Mini Mister is the bees knees, so I'll give it a try' . . . now I understand why ... not ALL spray bottles are born equal. So far, I haven't had one that has refused to spray and I use paint with a LOT of ground metal flakes in it and they have been refilled and a few times now and all spray without a stutter (sorry, I sound like an advertisement here!) Back to your card. I LOVE it, that stencil is just fabulous and that sweet little dragonfly is just darling! Great gold splatters too! Have a great day! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  4. Gorgeous card! Love the beautiful colors.

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  5. Farne, Libelle ... Waldgefühl!! Ein absolut großartiges Kärtchen!! Und schmunzeln musste ich auch, die Challenge hat mich auch daran erinnert, das ich ja noch Sprühfarben habe!!
    LG Gundi

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  6. I think I have this fern stencil, Susanne! You've shown me what to do with it! This is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  7. Ich habe noch nie so einen Hintergrund gestaltet - das sieht ja super aus! Eine Karte mit vielen tollen Details, sehr schön!
    Ganz liebe Grüsse Elisabeth

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  8. Gorgeous Susanne..I love the shimmer and your CAS design. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous--should be framed, Susanne!

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  10. I'm in love!! I really swoon over both ferns and dragonflies so you stole my heart with this pretty card, Susanne!! I'm so glad you got a chance to play!! Hugs, Darnell

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  11. Dreamy, delicate and so delicious, Susanne ... the shimmer is fantastic! How fabulous to have the chance to create again ... especially this beauty! Hugs, Anita :)

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  12. Oh, was für ein wunderschönes Kärtchen! Die Goldspritzer machen sich richtig toll auf den zartgrünen Farnblättern!

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  13. Absolutely dreamy, Susanne. What a beautiful design.

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  14. You've created a stunning 'natural' background for your little dragonfly! The shimmery ferns are outstanding! I agree with Greta: frame this gem!
    Hugs~c

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  15. beautiful background! That shimmer and gold looks gorgeous!

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  16. beautiful background! That shimmer and gold looks gorgeous!

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  17. Goldene Sprtizer - wie edel! Diese Farne sind auc htotal schoen!

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  18. so pretty mf...love the ferns.
    Have a great wknd,
    hugs,
    Karen

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  19. That's a terrific CAS Mix Up card. Love the little dragonfly.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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