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7/23/2014

Dylusions Sprays and Another Palm Fern

Hello and welcome. As you'll see from today's card, I've been having fun with some Dylusions sprays and that Hero Arts Palm die. I really like the look of that die and have seen that Penny Black has one similar to the Hero Arts die. I've been trying to keep improving on that embed the die technique and the frond in this card was one from an earlier attempt.


- Hero Arts Palm Die cut from a Dylusions sprayed paper using Postbox red, dilutions with white linen, Tangerine, yellows, then sprayed with bronze spray.

- Green mixed media (Canson #90) paper sprayed with various greens - either full strength or diluted with white linen or just plain water. There's a bit of yellow spray created with an acrylic paint mixed with water added in as well. I just play with colors in the family of choice, until I get a result that pleases me. Sometimes I spray the paper first with a spritz of water, sometimes I don't. I wear some Dollar store latex gloves too ---- if I think of it before starting the play.

-S/B curved bracket border die at the bottom.

- under side of the die cut was created with spraying some reds & bronze over a snippet of white Canson. There's a bin of old tissue dress patterns sitting by the airbrush table (part of the reorganization and finding another place to store these old patterns). A loose piece caught my eye, so took it, crumpled it well & dabbed into the wet sprayed red. Then decided to try spreading the crumpled piece into the wet & let it dry to see what effect it would make. Sprayed it with another coat of the bronze, and left it to dry overnight. Not sure I like it here, but I do plan to try some embossing paste, color that and then apply some of the crumpled tissue into the wet paste to see what happens!

Think this will be another family birthday card, but sentiment will get added later.

Thanks for spending some time here today, and come again when you can. Hugs & Blessings. Have a great afternoon.

22 comments:

  1. It's beautiful as always! Love the bright and beautiful colors on this one. VERY NICE!!
    Lynn

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  2. Fabulous! You have going to laught when you see my inky backgrounds. I will have to use huge dies to hide most of it! lol

    Love the imbedded technique...the contrast of your colours is fabulous! Darn...I just threw out a whack of patterns...should have saved them to line my spray booth (that I have yet to use)!

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  3. Stunning card. The bright colours are so eye-catching and I love the effect of the palm die. Elizabeth xx

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  4. Another beauty, Mary! You really know how to create a dynamic sprayed background. The fern is gorgeous. The lacy look of the top panel is a nice touch.

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  5. This is gorgeous, Mary!! The colors are so vibrant and beautiful!! I love that fern die...I'm going to add that to my must-have list!! Beautiful card my friend!! Have a great evening :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. Stunning card Mary! love the vibrant colours ..huggles Sue xx

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  7. I can see why you love this fern Mary, it is so dramatic especially in that bronzy red colour. The greens and yellows in the background complement it perfectly, and pretty S/B Bracket edging. x

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  8. Hi Mary. The palm fronds are so beautiful and they look fabulous embedded. Love your sprayed background ... always beautiful! Loll xx

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  9. Well you have made my day with inspirational values or should it be creativity...Having ordered heaps of dylusions again I need to play more. Sometimes when I sprtiz with a bit of water first it seems to not be as nice so may try the dry method...or maybe I just spritz too much water, anyway it's what they told me to do at the class...
    love this colour combo and love that stamp which I won't buy as I am sure I will find something among my 80 odd wooden stamps or my 100's of acrylic...yep have a shop of my own ....on that note, thanks honey bunch.xxx
    ♥aNNie The Journey is the Start


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  10. Those fronds are so delicate and graceful, and the colors give them such great appeal! Your card is just beautiful! Keep at it with the embedded dies - once you find the right cardstock, it works with ease :)

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  11. Such a striking card Mary, love the bold colours. You're so brave and successful with your inky adventures! Cathy x

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  12. Oh my I am loving the bright colors on this one Momma Mary! The palm ferns look great, love that sprayed background and the beautiful edge on this card. Hugs, Brenda

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  13. It turned out lovely, Mary. It's very vibrant and I really like how you used the negative and the border die together!!

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  14. Oh Mary - what fun to play with colour like that - and then to add tissue to the mix as well - wonderful. The resulting card is really dynamic and eye catching. Love it.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  15. Great card, loving the effect you have created

    Patricia x

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  16. This is beautiful love the vibrant colours-the tattered lace dies cut and release really easily-no hassle and we get a freebie die with each Tattered Lace magazine :)
    Carol x

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  17. A beautiful bright cheery card Mary, love the colour scheme.

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  18. Super cute card and just love that curved die cut for the border edge.

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  19. Another pretty palm branch! Love that edge too!

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  20. You do an amazing job with Dylusions Mary, I wish my efforts looked as good as yours! I love the vibrancy of the colours too. Hugs, Anne xx

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  21. Oh, I love the strong, vibrant colours, Mary, and I love that palms die, too!!! You do wonders with the sprays!! Lovely card!!

    Hugz

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  22. You definitely had fun with those Dylusions sprays. You created some really great papers. And that palm die embedded beautifully. I really like the die at the bottom. Very pretty.

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