Thursday, March 27, 2014

Another Ombre Effect!

Call me crazy...but after posting yesterday's card (see here), I decided to give it another go for the Ombre Challenge with the same Avery Elle stamp set (my one and only) To the Point.
 Challenge 3
Sometimes I just love to do these sort of things...no reason. I just love creating and give my brain a little work out.
I was channeling my "inner Donna Mikasa" when I made this card :)just a note--
I embossed the banners in white and masked off the border and applied Distress inks. After that, I flicked some droplets of water. I add the gold stitching and sequins. Voila!
Well, it was a lot of fun!

After that, I decided to make two quiches!
Ham and Cheese Quiche (left) , Quiche Lorraine (right).
I am feeling very blessed to be able to do what I love and to have this blog to share my creations with you.  When I wrapped up the first Virginia's View Challenge #1, I couldn't believe how March just flew by so quickly!

I am eagerly waiting for the arrival of April. We have two family members celebrating their birthdays! And of course, Virginia's View Challenge #2 is just around the corner! It's the little things, right?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

34 comments:

rcwidow (Linda) said...

The quiche looks delish and love your donna inspired card! The colors are so pretty!

Jasleen said...

Beautiful card Virginia. Love to see your cards always.

Laura B. said...

Your ink blending and water splatters look so fabulous, but the quiche stole the show!!!

Barb said...

I agree, it's definitely the little things! I love your card, V! The colors look amazing on your banner!

Delicious looking quiche too - yummo!

Niki G said...

Love your distress ink banners! Of course the quiche looks good too!

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous. I really loved this one when I saw it on Flickr. The design is lovely.

Lynn Mangan said...

It is the little things for sure! Your quiches look amazing. And your card...such bright, crisp colors with the world's most perfect stitching.

joy said...

Gorgeous card - love those pretty ombre colors. And, the quiche look so yummy! I'll take one slice of each, please.

Sheila H said...

Your ombré banners with the tiny white borders and water splotches are so bright and pretty. The stitching and sequins add a nice pop. Your placement of the sentiment is perfect. And your quiche looks yummy :) You're so right about the little things.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love those bright banners, the water splotches are perfect, wonderful CAS card!

Cornelia W said...

Splendid, gorgeous! And that quiche - a real cholesterol feast, hmmmm!

Tracey McNeely said...

Virginia this is just WOW, love those banners, your ombre is fabulous!

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Totally gorgeous - love those watercolor banners!

Bellule said...

Really beautiful card ... and quiches !
I love quiche Lorraine with a salade like "mache" un pur délice !
Bises

Harriet said...

Oh Virginia, the quiche...lovely, tasty, a feast for my eyes. Love your card, as always...inspiration. Thanks.

conil said...

You just get better and better at this ombre look. This card is really stunning. The quiche looks delish. Haven't made one in a while...maybe I'll go and crack some eggs.

Barb Ghig said...

Such a pretty card, Virginia! I love the fun color combo and how you added so much dimension to this card...I can definitely see Donna's style, too!

Thanks for posting pics of your home made quiche...I haven't made it in a while :-)

I'm really looking forward to the next challenge, too!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Very cool ombre cards! Love the colors! And the quiche looks delicious! yummmm....

Sarah Gray said...

I love these ombré banners - so fun :) Cardmaking and cookery.....you are very talented!

Cris G said...

Your ombre cards are fabulous, Virginia. I love the vibrant colors and the gold stitching.
The quiches look so good and healthy, I also make them frequently, especially the spinach-and-whatever-is-near quiche... and it seems that this time CIA didn't enter into your kitchen :). You know that you got me thinking about that message? I haven't tried yet, but maybe if you brush the crust with a wash of egg yolk after stamping, the message won't vanish when heating... just saying.

Dana said...

Lovely take on the challenge Virginia. As is your first entry as well!
We love quiche here because they are simple to freeze and pull out slices as needed. Your quiches look delicious! (well, if I ate meat I would think so anyway *grin*)

~amy~ said...

Ombré goodness!

Yum to the quiches!

Bobby said...

Love the banners on your card. mmmmm Quiche. Love that, too.

Joni nina Andaya said...

Gorgeous with the splatter Virginia!!! Love those ombre effects :)

Brenda said...

I'm coming for lunch Virginia! Love your gorgeous card!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Seriously, i am coming over for dinner some day- yum! AND your card is wonderful!!!! I love this!

Shelly said...

Looks like some winners, here! A card and food, in one post!?! lol Your card is awesome, and now I'm hungry! ;)

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty ombre look...love the stitching too! The quiches looks amazing!

donna mikasa said...

(Never mind the card, I'm comin' over for the QUICHE!!)

I'm thrilled that I inspired you to create this beauty! Your ombré banners are gorgeous--love the flicks of water!--and all I can say is there you go again: making the most of one stamp (set) like the HA days!

cm said...

Oh my, Virginia, your ombre banners are simply lovely! Spring colours, sweet sequins...fabulous! As for the quiches: Yum (and dare I say there's a little ombre going on there as well!).
c

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

This is just a beautiful card! I love the colors and the little flicks of water on the distress inks. I'm going to have to try that!

Your quiche looks awesome too!

Jen W. said...

Swoon!!! So gorgeous!

Katie Gehring said...

Virginia, this is gorgeous, stunning, and fabulous too! You have done amazing things with your stamp set! I am always so inspired by your fearless creations!

conil said...

Well-deserved congratulations for winning the AEIOU challenge with this card.