Thursday, April 14, 2016

DL.ART Thankful Thursday #178 - Water and WINNER!!

Happy Thursday!! I hope you are having a great week!! I have a winner to announce for my 5 Year Blogaversary Giveaway, but first it's time for a Thankful Thursday Challenge at DL.ART!! The theme is a fun one - water!! We want to see your projects that feature water in some way (you can always substitute a Thank You card for any Thankful Thursday Challenge). Use the code l01210 to get 10% off your order at DL.ART!!


For my mixed media cards, I created a hidden garden featuring a fountain filled with water. The papers are from Maja Designs. I used texture paste and a Tim Holtz Dot fade stencil, along with Shabby White Frantage and white paint splatters to cover the paper.


The bricks are an Elizabeth Crafts die and I layered them over craft foam for dimension. The big butterfly is a Memory Box Isabella die covered with Sugar Coating. The smaller butterflies are Impression Obsession Butterfly Set dies, also covered in Sugar Coating.


This shows some of the texture from the texture paste, Frantage and the Decoart Crackle Paste. The fountain is a Marianne Fountain die and sadly, this one has gone dry :(


This beautiful ribbon is Powder Blue from The Blues Bundle. The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts. Tucked among the flowers are Memory Box Chloe Stems, Elizabeth Crafts Curly Leaves, Poppystamps Weeping Willow Branches and Tattered Lace Meadow Leaves. The "water" in this fountain is made up of Ocean Blue microbeads.


This gorgeous ribbon is Sweet Love from The Valentine Bundle (my favorite!!). Wish Big is from My Creative Time.


I am entering these in the following challenges:

1) Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
2) Pause, Dream Enjoy Linky - Anything Goes
3) 2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
4) Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

5 YEAR BLOGAVERSARY WINNER!!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered my giveaway!! I wish I could send you all something but there can only be one winner so, without further ado..actually, if you'll indulge me, just a little more ado :) When I went to Random.org and plugged in the number of entrants and then hit generate, the little circle spun around and stopped on...

The birthday fairy must have been hard at work because I quickly checked the list of entrants to see who #26 was, and not only is Sherrie one of my oldest blogging friends, but Tuesday was her birthday!! So congrats, Sherrie and happy, happy birthday!! And I know I said there could only be one winner, but because I love giving things away, there are actually two!! I have this beautiful Die-Versions Frilly Dress die I wanted to send to one of you :)


So I skipped back to Random.org, plugged in the numbers again and this time, the winner is:


Congratulations, Niki!! I will get your prize and Sherrie's in the mail in the next few days!! Thank you all again for following me and for being such amazing blogging buddies!! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!! Big hugs :)

75 comments:

  1. Wonderful cards Lisa and congratulations to the winners.

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    1. wow, amazing cards and congratulations to the winners.

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  3. Congrats ladies on your win....thanks for that chance Lisa.
    Stunning and wow factor creations, love the crackle.xxx

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  4. Wow Lisa, these cards are fantastic!!! They have a superfresh look, the fountains seem really give out the water with the white splatters!! Love the crackling on them!! Fabulous textures all over and sweet colours! Your hidden gardens are just amazing!!! Love, love them!
    Congrats to the winners!
    Hugs

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  5. Wow absolutely stunning as always - love the choice of die cuts and beautiful flowers - everything about this card is absolutely beautiful tfs!!!

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  6. Well, after a very busy week without being able to blog, I get to my blogger list, and who is first to appear but you and your lovely work! It's made my day so much brighter!

    Your mixed media cards with the hidden garden are such a delight for the eyes, and I truly feel as if I am walking through a lush garden, and can hear the water trickling off the fountain! Fabulous details--the crackled fountain, the dots and splatters, and those gorgeous flower sprays! Love it all!

    Big congratulations to Sherrie (Happy Birthday!) and Niki! Lisa, how sweet of you to give away such wonderful gifts! You rock! Hugs!

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  7. wonderful card!
    congratulations to winners!
    have a nice day
    hugs
    Bad Kitty's Craftroom

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  8. These are so amazing! I love the water fountain and butterflies. The textures and sparkle are so beautiful. The water on the fountain is a fabulous touch too. Congrats to the winners. Hugs, Robin

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  9. Stunning card, and big congrats to the winners and Happy Birthday Sherrie, hugs, Lori m

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  10. Gorgeous cards Lisa. Many congratulations to your candy winners :) x

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  11. Gorgeous cards my friend...as always I love every single detail, colors used, beautiful flowers and ribbon and some amazing dies! I forget to use my Frantage, and what a great use of that, too! Congrats to the blog candy winners, too (my # was 25..so close..dang it..lol)..I am sure they will enjoy all the goodies!! Have a wonderful and creative day my friend!!

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  12. A big congrats to Sherrie!! How appropriate that it was Sherrie's birthday and that she was your oldest follower, I love when that happens! Love, love, love your fountain cards Lisa! They are so beautiful. Hugs, Brenda

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  13. A big congrats to Sherrie!! How appropriate that it was Sherrie's birthday and that she was your oldest follower, I love when that happens! Love, love, love your fountain cards Lisa! They are so beautiful. Hugs, Brenda

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  14. Good Morning, Lisa! Love your garden cards with the water fountain! Great use of mixed media! And congrats to the teo lucky winners, you are very generous!

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  15. Congratulations to Niki and Sherrie! And Lisa, these cards are truly stunning! The crackled water fountain is absolutely jaw dropping! Love the softness of your work, always such an inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

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  16. WOW! There's that amazing attention to detail again that you give to everything Lisa my friend! So much time and effort shows in every creation of yours . . . right down to the water in the fountain!! You take my breath away! Have a wonderful day! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  17. Two pretty cards. I love the brick wall behind the sparkly fountain. I can imagine little birds playing in there. Congrats to winners.

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  18. Lisa, your cards always look good enough to eat (and especially with the sugar coated elements!). Love these so much.
    Lynn

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  19. Gorgeous cards Lisa ! loved the texture on chippies ,the fountain and the brick like bg !

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  20. WOW! These are brilliant Lisa! Judy x

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  21. Holy cow and a bird! Your cards a divine and so amazeballs! Both are stunning and the amount of detail you have added blows my mind. So soft and inviting and makes me think of the Secret Garden. The blue is my fave and those micro beads for the water are a genius touch! Scrumptious layers and dies and flowers-oh my! Wowzers and fantabulous!

    Congrats to Sherrie! That's so cool it was her birthday and she's your longest follower. Thank you for the extra prize! I'm doing a happy dance right now and thanking Mr. Random and you! Wonderful and fun giveaway! You are so very sweet to do this! Hugs to you muffin! ~Niki

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  22. So beautiful. It's truly a secret garden full of artistic treasures. Your designs should be the covers of wonderful romance novels!
    Hugs,
    Larelyn

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  23. Oh my gosh, are you kidding?! Yippy, I am so doing the happy dance! Doing my stretching before a full day of painting, hehe?! THANK YOU so much Lisa! I am thrilled and so excited~
    Your cards are AMAZING! I LOVE, LOVE the crackled fountain and the microbeads for the water is so darn clever! The textures are so spectacular and the dimension totally rocks! I always love the dimension your cards show off. The layering is so pretty and the unique designs are always so inspiring!
    Your ribbon selection is perfect with the beautiful papers! I love the beautiful butterflies~again such wonderful details to every little layer!! LOVE this my friend!
    Again, thank you so much! You are such a sweet and generous blogger buddy to many of us! Your friendship is so appreciated:)
    Hugs!
    Have a wonderful day...still dancing, lol!
    Sherrie K

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  24. As always your cards are gorgeous. I love the dimension you get from the distress paint and beautiful ribbon. Have a great day.
    April

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  25. Oh, Lisa, both of yoir cards are mindblowing! What a super creative mind you have! Awesome layering, beautiful textures, fabulous dimensions and a spectacular design!
    Big congrats to Sherrie and Niki!
    Big hugs to you! Branka xx

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  26. Two gorgeous cards Lisa! I love that Fountain die and the texture you made on it is perfect! Reminds me of the fountains at Longwood Gardens in PA. You always add so much dimension and lovely layers to your beautiful cards!

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  27. Wow two stunning cards ,beautifully created with so much detail and texture . Love your flower arrangements .Congratulations to the winners

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  28. Oh I do love these two cards, the dot fade gives a great impression of water and the crackled fountains look fabulous!! The flowers and ribbon are divine!

    Huge congratulations on your 5th year Lisa and well done to Sherrie and Niki! Hugs, Anne xx

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  29. These cards are gorgeous as always! I am so happy Sherrie won! And on her birthday too!

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  30. Your cards are stunning. Love the sugar coating and crackle!! Congrats to the winners :)

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  31. Oh so BEAUTIFUL Lisa! LOVE the details and dimension you add to your cards! The Crackle on the fountain is amazing! Looks so realistic! The flowers are always a ray of sunshine on your cards as well.... And I'm So HAPPY for Sherrie! Congrats Girl and for Niki! YAY!!! Have a Wonderful Day! :)

    Theresa
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

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  32. Fabulous creations as always, Lisa. These are just stunning!

    Congratulations to the two winners, have fun with your prizes. xx

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  33. Gorgeous cards! I love the water fountain die cut with the crackle!
    Congratulations to the winners!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  34. Gorgeous cards Lisa, beautiful flowers and die cuts, especially the stunning crackled fountain. And congrats to the winners Sherrie and Nikki!
    Hugs, Mar

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  35. Beautiful designs...LOVE that crackle!

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  36. Love the brick wall pattern with the fountain. They just seem to belong together. Fabulous colors,ribbon,and details as always. Beautiful.

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  37. The dots, bricks, fountain, and beautiful floral array/ribbon are all fabulous. Both colors are beautiful.

    Congrats bog candy winners!

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  38. Oh these are soooo gorgeous and I especially love the crackle on your fountains...amazing creation Lisa

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  39. What gorgeous cards my friend... Wow! Thanks for stopping by earlier, so glad to be back crafting again 😀

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  40. These are so beautiful Lisa I love the crackled fountain
    Thank you for your inspiration . Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    Congrats to your winners also
    DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
    DL.ART crinkle ribbon
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
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  41. These are so beautiful. Congrats to the winners.

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  42. These are so beautiful. Congrats to the winners.

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  43. Wow Lisa, these are just stunning!! I am envisioning standing in a magical secret garden with the sound of water trickling in an old water fountain and a roof of flowers dangling over head!! Butterflies and blossoms, oh my, what a place!! These are so truly breathtaking with the soft colours and amazing layouts! You are an inspiration my friend. Congrats to the winners of your giveaway, lucky gals! hugs :)

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  44. Beautiful with all the details! Congrats to Sherrie...happy late birthday to her! Looking forward to another year of your amazing projects!

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  45. Stunning cards Lisa, I like the effect of the crackle paste and all the dimension and beautiful embellishments on your cards. Congrats to the winners. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  46. Stunning cards Lisa, I like the effect of the crackle paste and all the dimension and beautiful embellishments on your cards. Congrats to the winners. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  47. Gorgeous LIsa!! I love the way you did the crackle finish on the pretty fountain and the water!! Have a blessed weekend :)

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  48. My sweetest friend, these are spectacular! I have never seen a lovelier fountain. The crackle work is stunning and I am enamored with the microbead water. :o) The combination of bricks, stencil work, and Frantage is thoroughly inspiring. And you know I always get lost in your beautiful floral arrangements and cascading ribbon. Beautifully done, my dearest Lisa! I hope you have a blessed weekend. And many congratulations to your winners! :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  49. I can practically hear the water bubbling from here. Such a beautiful display of crackly goodness! Congrats to the winners and I'll second your happy birthday to Sherri!

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  50. Amazing cards dear!! Love them! You have created a beautiful garden and that cracked fountain filled with water is very very pretty! Background is wonderful, lovely textures!
    Congrats to winners!
    Big Hugs :)
    Priyanka

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  51. Your cards are so pretty! That fountain looks so amazing amongst the distressed elements! The flowers and ribbon lend the perfect accent to an already beautiful card! Congrats to the lucky winners! Have a fabulous weekend my friend!

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  52. Hi Lisa,
    Your mixed media projects are ALWAYS amazing! The colors of both cards are just lovely.I love the creative way you used the microbeads. Awesome!!The fountain die cut is so pretty!The flowers are as gorgeous as the ribbon!
    Such beautiful creations my friend!! Congrats Sherrie & Niki!! WOO-HOO!!
    Have a blessed day my friend,
    M'
    Crafting With Creative M

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  53. Beautifully crackled fountains, Miss Mermaid! Gorgeous cards, and very interesting, pretty layers! Lovely, imaginative, and inviting - love your cards. Congratulations on your blogaversary and to your winner! Hugs, de

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  54. Simply breathtaking cards Lisa!!! I am sorry for joining the party late, life (health troubles) got in the way! But here I am and am still simply blown away by the beauty of your cards!!! This is work of art!
    Thank you my friend for all the inspiration you always give me and the rest of the world!
    Congratulations to wonderful winners of your blogaversary candy! They truly are some lucky ladies :)
    I hope you'll have a wonderful weekend my dear!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  55. Beautiful cards and so many layers and details make these super gorgeous. Congratulations to the winners. Lisa you are such a generous dear to select two winners.

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  56. These are fabulous Lisa! I am loving that texture paste, it adds so much to your beautiful design. The fountain die is amazing and I love the "water"!

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  57. Ok this is one of the prettiest cards ever. I love that water fountain. So romantic. Congrats to the winner.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  58. Just blown me away, what a stunning creations Lisa! So much detailing work, i love it! Congrats to winners!

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  59. Gorgeous Lisa! Love all the pretty flowers and crackled fountains!

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  60. Love your cards Lisa!
    That frosted effect is to die for!
    Have a sunny week-end

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  61. great card! It has being quite long time since my last visit, with tendonities now, I avoid as much as I can the computer...thanks for all your visits though, I truly appreciate them, I hope you are doing OK...big hugs from california
    bibiana

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  62. WOW < Lisa!! These cards are both BEAUTIFUL!!! I love them both!! You did a awesome job, my friend!!!!
    Congrats to Sherrie and Niki!!!
    Have a great day.
    Gerda

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    1. Congratulations to your 2 winners. I'm so glad one of your best buds won & especially on her birthday. What a way to celebrate. Loving the water garden you've created on each of these cards. That water feature looks tremendous with the stenciling and the bricking background. You've created more beauty to add to the wonderful textures with the gorgeous colors of the flowers, and beautiful ribbons & bows. TFS & Have a great week.

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  63. Congratulations to the winners! How exciting! And I look forward to many more years of your extraordinary cards like this, Lisa!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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  64. Lisa , wow , wow, wow , I am speechless at these gorgeous and stunning creations ! The water fountains are stunning ! Truly gorgeous my friend !!
    Hugs&Blessings,
    Mayra

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  65. Wow, gorgeous, gorgeous, effusive cards Lisa! Belated congratulations on your 5th blogaversary - that's no mean feat! Congrats to the lucky winners. Nicola x

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  66. You know I love all of your gorgeous cards!!!
    I love all of the dimension and texture to your cards and this one is outstanding.

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  67. Lisa, you have outdone yourself with these two cards. I love the whole concept and scenes. The fountains are just beautiful and I love how you made them look so realistic. Then the water! What a great idea to use the blue microbeads. It is just stunning. Congratulations to your winners and happy, happy blogaversary.

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  68. Oh WOW Lisa you have excelled again! I just love these! So much going on, and I love the Mixed Media too. Judy x

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  69. Oh my gosh Lisa, this is stunning! I can not believe the texture on these cards... it's amazing! The colors are gorgeous and the flowers are so pretty!
    And, congrats to Sherrie and Niki, What a great B-day present for Sherrie :)

    I hope you've been doing well. We made it back from our vacation and didn't want to come home. We are very fortunate to have taken as long as we did and really appreciated every day of it :)
    Have a super day Lisa,
    Shelly

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  70. WOW, WOW, WOW Lisa these are both stunning creations, I love the dies you have used to create the fountain and the design behind it, the crackle effect is awesome so are the butterflies and flowers, stupendous work of art
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  71. WOW WOW WOW!!! These are just gorgeous!!!!!!!
    Another amazing set of cards Lisa!!!!
    Congrats to your winners!!!!

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  72. Two beautiful cards and love the crackle! Congrats to your winners :-)

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