Thursday, April 23, 2015

Stencil with Glass Bead Gel


Hi everyone.  I've made another stenciled card for the April HLS CAS Challenge.




This time I used glass bead gel.  I posted this card a couple of weeks ago, where I made several panels of the same background using the Saturated Watercolouring technique. Today's card uses one of the panels, this time with a quartrefoil stencil and some glass bead gel.  I love this stuff! :)  The gel I use is made by Golden, but there are probably other brands that make it.  It's a clear, gloss gel that has teeny, tiny glass beads in it.  It dries clear, and it reflects the light, so the colours underneath seem more vibrant.  It's so pretty and sparkly in real life, but hard to capture in a photo.

I simply mounted the panel behind a circle aperture and added a die-cut corner and a few blossoms.

I'm going to enter this card into a these challenges:  ATS&M #141 - Anything Goes, Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Clean and Simple, and Splitcoaststampers CAS #320 - Stencil It.


I hope I've inspired you to play along with our challenge at HLS.  Add stenciling in some way to your CAS card, and then link up to the challenge. :)  There's still a few days left to join in.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing all the lovely CAS stenciled cards in the gallery ... and ones done by Nancy, Kylie and me.  Thanks again to Nancy for being our Guest Designer this month!!  Looking forward to our next CAS Challenge which will be posted May 3  at 6am (AEST) ... that's 1pm May 2 my time (PDST). :)









Stamps:  Bitty Birthday (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Smoky Slate (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Magenta and Orange Liquid Watercolour Concentrate (Dick Blick), Frost White acrylic paint (Tsukineko), water mister, Circle Nestability (Spellbinders), Madera Corner die (Memory Box), Hydrangea punch (Martha Stewart), Quatrefoil stencil cut with my Silhouette Cameo, Glass Bead Gel (Golden), palette knife

Challenges:
HLS April CAS Challenge - Stenciling
ATS&M #141 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Clean and Simple
SCS CAS #320 - Stencil It


27 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

you have more neat stuff that i've never heard of and you do such lovely cards with it. the glass bead gel sounds like lots of fun and such a pretty effect!! you should enter it in a2z scrapbooking challenge this month as it it also stenciling.

Anita in France said...

Delicate and so very beautiful, Loll ... so striking! Anita :)

Brenda said...

You have captured a tiny bit of sparkle from those glass beads Loll, but I know it is really sparkly in real life! I love, love, love this card! It is elegant and oh so stunning. I sigh and think why can't I make cards that look like this?! I am going to have to try harder at making CAS cards cause I just love them and I just love yours! Hugs, Brenda

maureen said...

I love this card! Brilliant composition and color!

Jacquie said...

Hi Loll,

Wow! Stunning or what?!!! Love it, love it, love it. Love the colour and I love this glass beads gel, will have to look into getting some of that. Love the whole design, its just gorgeous. Thank you for all your inspiration.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Bonnie said...

This is one of my favorite layouts, Loll! Love that beaded stenciling! And the white flourish and flowers let it shine!

Bobby said...

The white flourishy leaves really stand out over your gorgeous background, Loll. (BTW, I didn't know there was a month's time difference between Australia and here. lol )

Pam said...

This is stunning, Loll. I love it.

Karen Mead said...

Your card is totally stunning Loll and I love it:) Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATSM xx

Gail Townsend said...

Stunning card, I love the bright background. Going to have a go at some watercolour techniques later. Gail xx

Julie B said...

So pretty Loll, I've not come across the bead gel before. I shall have to investigate further! :)

Lisa Lara said...

So so gorgeous Loll. Love the sparkle, texture and color. WOW.

Jeanne said...

What a lovely card. I've never heard of that glass bead gel. The effect you have achieved is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing. I'd love to see a tutorial if you know of one posted any where. Have a terrific day!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Loll!! I just love the work you did with the bead gel, so textured and yet subtle. Beautiful flower flourish, like a window garden in the summer time! hugs :)

Sue said...

Stunning card, Loll. The bead gel is gorgeous and the die-cuts are so pretty.

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Loll, the texture looks amazing, perfect with the die cut, love this design, Cathy x

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a beautiful end result using this product!! Just gorgeous

Pat said...

What a gorgeous orange and magenta background Loll and the bead gel is so pretty added on top and then the added white die cut with the little flowers complements it perfectly. x

Dana said...

Wow!! Beautiful card!! Love the pop of color and the texture from the gel!! Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Those glass beads are amazing! And orange is my favorite color!

Deepti said...

Oh my gorgeous, glass beads look beautiful !

Barb Ghig said...

I love how the glass bead gel adds so much dimension, and the orange and white color palette is gorgeous! Love the sweet little blooms, too! Stunning card, Loll...as always!

Lee-Anne said...

So striking, Loll! Love the look of the glass bead gel...especially in the orange! LOVE this!

Maura R said...

Ooooh, this glass bead gel has caught my interest - I love ways to add a little shimmer and sparkle! Thanks for the enabling, er, I mean, the inspiration, Loll!

jenn shurkus said...

this is soooo pretty! love the bright colors and texture :) thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

maria f. said...

You never cease to amaze me with your glorious creations (oh the colors here) and your fun supplies!

cm said...

Another fabulous product showcased with flair, style and panache! Absolutely gorgeous!
Hugs~c