Saturday, January 2, 2016

Smooshing with Happy Little Stampers

It's time for a new challenge at




This month's challenge is


If you're not sure about this technique,
 Loll has found several links to smooshing videos.

Tutorials:

My flower was cut from pieces of smooshed watercolor paper.

The green was done with re-inker and metallic Perfect Pearls
spritzed with water on a craft mat.

The flower head was mopped up from Brusho overrun.

I find that I get some really pretty papers from the leftovers.

Our challenge is sponsored by


and the winner will receive one stamp set from HLS.

Joyce is our fantastic Guest Designer this month.

Smooshing is fun!  I hope to see lots of smooshed cards this month!

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Snippets (PB)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Solar White (Neena), Mixed Media, 140 lb Cold Press Watercolor (Strathmore)
Other:  Joyful Die (PB), Tall Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Garden Green re-inker (SU), Gold Metallic Perfect Pearls (Ranger), Brusho Crystals (Scarlet), Simply Scored (SU), Basic Pearls (SU)








25 comments:

Cathy said...

Gorgeous, love the intense colours, Cathy x

Toni said...

Amazing, Bonnie! It almost looks like you shaded the flowers and leaves rather than smooshed them. Fantastic!

Loll said...

So beautiful and elegant. Your smooshed flower has a lot of dimension with the layers. Beautiful card, Bonnie. xx

Maxine D said...

Stunning card Bonnie - love the vibrancy of the colours on the flower.
Blessings
Maxine

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Bonnie! The flower is so striking. xx

Mrs A. said...

Love the deep colour you have achieved and I rather like half flower too. Hugs Mrs A.

Kylie said...

That flower is a smooshed masterpiece. Beautiful, Bonnie! xx

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Oh, Bonnie, love that amazing flower, you've created with smooshing, beautiful shading. Happy New Year!

JoAnn said...

This is gorgeous Bonnie. Love how you framed that pretty flower.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Stunning Bonnie! What a gorgeous three dimensional flower you have created and it really shines with that gorgeous red against all that yummy white! CAS perfection! Have a lovely Sunday my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Bobby said...

Smooshing is one of my favorite techniques but I haven't used it to die cut pieces. I love your poinsettia, Bonnie. I'd better get smooshing. ;)

Sandy said...

Every time I think you could not possibly make anything better or prettier you do! This is gorgeous and one of my most favorite cards that you have made. You are so dang good!!
Sandy xx

April Story said...

Just gorgeous! Red is my favorite color and flowers are my favorite image. :-)
April

Linda said...

Happy New Year Bonnie! I love your smooshed flower. The colours are amazing and the shading gives real dimension .... great job!! xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a bright flower. Smooshing gives a neat look but also looks a bit messy.

Susan said...

Love the smooshed pieces for your flower (especially the flower head - great use of leftovers!). You've made a gorgeous card to use as a Christmas thank you!

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous Bonnie... Must give it a Whirl....
Hugs Sylvie xx
Happy New Year....

MaryH said...

Bloomin' Gorgeous! Love that you used your brusho mop up. It looks fantastic, and the green technique got a beautiful effect as well. Against the crisp white, this really shines. Like the way you've done the framing and rectangle layer too. Well DONE, Miz B. TFS & Hugs
forgot to say TFS the links too.

Greta said...

Stunning die cut, Bonnie--love this card!

Barb said...

This is so fresh and pretty Bonnie. A really lovely card. Barbxx

alexandra s.m. said...

Superb!!
xx

Sue said...

Beautiful flower, Bonnie, the colours are so intense x

Pat said...

This is really beautiful and elegant Bonnie and the white frame really makes the flower stand out and I love the way you have finished it with the pearls in the centre. Wishing you lots of wonderful creativity in the coming year. x

Karen D. said...

gorgeous card mf!

Nance said...

Superb smooshing, Bonnie! Fabulous and the white makes it pop so well! I intend to smoosh some too-- after PS release this week!