Tuesday 2 June 2015

Happy Little Stampers Guest!

I was SO thrilled to be asked by Loll to be the 
Guest Designer 
for June for 
Loll is the consummate crafter whose work I have long admired and so I was delighted to accept her invitation.
The challenge this month is to use Mists or Sprays.
Here is my card!
I began by scrunching up a piece of copy paper,  then unfolded it and swiped it with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink, directly from the pad. I then spritzed the paper with water to make the ink run. When dry, I spritzed it randomly with Cosmic Shimmer Mist in Ancient Copper.

I cut a large circle from this paper with a Simon Says Stamp stitched Circle die and then mounted it on a slightly larger, white, die-cut circle of card. Using a smaller stitched circle die, I cut an offset  aperture from this piece, adding a Stampin’ Up embossed cloud background behind it, popping the frame onto dimensional pads.
The butterfly is from Memory Box, using the spritzed paper as the background layer. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink, stamped in Ranger Caribbean Coast Dye Ink.
I now also have a smaller die-cut circle of the spritzed background to use on another project!
This is it!


  1. Two gorgeous cards Chrissie! Love the colours of your smooshed background ... and all that fabulous white space! :) Thanks so much for joining us at Guest Designer this month at Happy Little Stampers. We are thrilled to have you on the team! :) xx

  2. Both of these are gorgeous, Chrissie! I love the sprayed background and the die cuts are perfect with the pretty paper behind them! Congratulations on being the HLSCAS Guest Designer this month. Can't think of anyone more perfect for this spot!

  3. Wow! Stunning background and love the offset circles

  4. WOW, Stunning Background. Both Cards are gorgeous.

  5. GORGEOUS makes, Chrissie


  6. Two gorgeous cards from one piece, my type of crafting! :)

  7. They look both so beutiful! Great how the circles work! Enjoy the week, Gerrina

  8. A so well deserved spott as GDT Chrissy i love your work and these two cards are awesome.
    So very beautiful, both of them.
    Hugs, Veerle x

  9. These are gorgeous, Chrissie. I've zoomed in several times to take in all the intricacies of your first card.

  10. WOW! stunning Chrissie...fabulous designs with that background.

  11. Congrats on the GD spot, Chrissie!!!!! Your cards are simply stunning!!!! How you've done the circles on the first card is so clever and really looks great!!!! And that butterfly is just awesome!!!! The second card is equally beautiful - love those dragonflies!!!! I really like the result you get with the copy paper, ink and water - so lovely!!!!
    Have a great Thursday!!!!

  12. Wow two fab cards Chrissie, great spritzed background too ;) Viv xx

  13. Congratulations on the well-deserved Guest Design spot, Chrissie! Loll is, indeed, an amazingly talented lady, but she also recognizes a kindred artist when she sees one! These cards are breathtaking and that offset aperture opening is unique and fresh!! WOW!! Hugs, Darnell

  14. Both cards are amazing. I love using all the bits and pieces that have been created like this. It is wonderful having you as our Guest Designer at HLS this month xx

  15. Brilliant designs ... thank you for fully explaining your techniques for these lovely cards!


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