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,


  1. Wunderschön, liebe Susanne!!!
    Herzliche Grüße

  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

  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
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  4. Gorgeous card! Love the beautiful colors.

  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

  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!

  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

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

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

  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

  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 :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

  18. so pretty the ferns.
    Have a great wknd,

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


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