Hi everyone. This month at Happy Little Stampers, the CAS challenge is Sprays / Mists. I am in love with my new sprays ... I think I might have mentioned that before a few times. :)
Today I used both watercolour sprays and water mister for a new-to-me technique called Ghosting. Click HERE to see a video tutorial by Dyan Reaveley on this fun technique.
I sprayed my watercolour panel with three different colours of sprays (lime green, green, and turquoise). Once dry, I placed a leafy stencil over top and misted with lots of clear water. I pulled the stencil off right away and then left the panel for about 10 seconds to let the water work itself into the watercolours. I blotted up with a paper towel, which removes the excess water, and some of the colour, leaving this dreamy looking, soft leafy design in the background. LOVE IT!
I don't know if I've mentioned this before, and it's probably very obvious to most of you, but by using small panels of these technique pieces, I maintain the CAS feel to my card, even though the main focal panel has a lot going on. It gives me the opportunity to play with all these fabulous techniques and products that I love ... while maintaining the CAS style that is me. :)
I made this birthday card for my good friend, Mary. She loves birds, and she loves to make sprayed backgrounds on her cards, so I thought she'd like this. :) She's received it now. I made sure it would be there before the end of May, in time for her birthday. Then I found out I was a month early. :) Happy early birthday, Mary!! xx
This month we are thrilled to welcome Chrissie (Simply One of a Kind) as our Guest Designer. Welcome Chrissie! Click HERE to check out the challenge and see the amazing cards done by both Chrissie and Kylie.
I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge. Make sure to use a spray(s) or water mister on your CAS card, and then add your link to the challenge. I'll be back soon with another way to use sprays. :)
Because I used a few little snippets for this card, I'm joining in the fun at the Snippets Playground for a second time. :)
Stamps: A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper: White card base (Neenah); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Accessories & Tools: Sprays made with Liquid Watercolour Concentrate (Dick Blick) in Turquoise, Green, and Lime Green (green and yellow mixed together). Leaf Stencil cut with my Silhouette Cameo, water mister, paper towels, Nested Bird (Poppy Stamps), Twigs and Berries die (Memory Box), Tender Leaves dies (Memory Box), white embossing powder, heat tool, stylus and mat for shaping leaves