Tuesday, November 11, 2014

MIM188: Ombre Backgrounds + Virginia's View #9: All Things Metallic + PC&S November Gallery Challenge

I was having a very nice day, looking forward to a family movie night, when my sweet little boy came in and said "mom, I think the pool is leaking". Confused, I follow him to our equipment and see the coupling connecting the pump to the filter has been sheared off?! 

I'm trying to process what I'm looking at when my husband comes up behind me and says "that must have been one heck of a kick." The good news is someone's soccer kick has reached a whole new power level, the bad news is it looks like family movie night will be postponed for family pool pump repair night.

While I'm waiting for the needed pieces to be picked up, I thought I'd post this card I made for a few challenges.

The Dangling Stars were die cut from gold shimmer card stock, but it wasn't until I saw Laura Bassen's Stamped Ombre Backgrounds challenge for Make It Monday #188 that the design came together. 

The Wet Paint Holiday sentiment is stamped and clear embossed on a white panel before a Memory Box Wave stencil is used to ink on layers of color.

I started with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, then added Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord and a touch of Pumice Stone. The stencil was shifted so the waves of color blend and overlap and no white is left showing.

The die cut is attached to the top of the inked panel and a few stars adhered to the panel, a few popped up a bit with glue dots and some left to hang free.

I am linking this card to Virginia's View #9: All Things Metallic and Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking's November 2014 Gallery Challenge to use gold.

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  1. What a fabulous design. I love the look of shifting that stencil while inking. And congrats on your WCMD win, too!

  2. I LOVE this! A real showstopper.

  3. Beautiful card!! Love your background!

  4. Beautifully designed card, Jacquie. Love the glimmery hanging stars on the pretty blue ombre background. It really caught my eye and stood out from other entries :-)

  5. Love the ombre wave. Very different. Great colors.

  6. Jacquie, saw this much deserved shout out on Nichole's blog, and had to come by to add my 'WOW'S'! That bg is amazing and fun in the blues, and then with the gold shimmer stars, well, pure perfection! and so sorry about the pool!

  7. This is fantastic! I love the waves of blue and the metallic stars. Just wonderful!!

  8. Stunning. So sorry about your pool. Good news about the soccer star(?).

  9. How beautiful, Jacquie! Love the hanging stars and gold....So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All About Metallic” Challenge!


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