Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Guest Designer-Laura Bassen

Hello friends!
I know summer time is the lazy crazy busy time of the year-- working, home with the kids, going on vacation and visiting friends and relatives, camping, stay-cation... etc. It WARMS my heart to see the amazing entries in the gallery. AND it also thrills me that my dear friend Laura Bassen takes the time to share her BIG talent with us! I had the pleasure of meeting Laura nearly 3 years ago (that seems so long ago now). I absolutely love her and her big heart. Laura is as dear and sweet as she is in her many You Tube Channel (see here). I can at least tell you that :)

 Check out the super amazing rainbow ink-blending!!
I must say Laura's design is classy, modern and timeless--all in one!

Laura: I simply made several masks with all the different size hexagon dies ( see suggested dies here and below) and blended in distress inks on watercolor cardstock. Then I flicked the water on using the Mini Mister. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!!!!

Well, I don't know about you, but Laura does make everything look easy and gorgeous every single time. Today's card is just one more example. The "All About Colors" challenge is ending in a few days. I hope that you will squeeze in some creative time to enter if you have not done so yet.

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As you can see,  it will take me some time to sift through the entries to pick the rightful winners and HMs. I will be back in mid August to announce the winners. We are taking the rest of August off and will start a big challenge in September. It is a super exciting one!
Thank for stopping by!


Pam B said...

What a gorgeous card & technique. Would love to see a video of this!

Helen Gullett said...

What a fabulous design, Laura! Love the hexagons. Thank you for the inspiration today!

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Cyndi Morris said...

Love this colorful card. Your ideas are always so unique.

LauraJane:) said...

Fabulous having Laura as guest today!! So inspiring:))

conil said...

Yep, Laura's sense of color never disappoints. She's always making us gasp with pleasure and this is one of her best.

Karen P said...

Beautiful card from Laura, as always, love the colours and the water spray technique is sheer perfection! Clever idea to use dies to create your own stencils/masks too! Karen x

Andrea La Vigne said...

I always love Laura's work! Neat idea to create the masks & do the ink blending. Definitely have to try this. Thanks for having her here, Virginia! :)
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