Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer Colours


This is my final reminder for the Happy Little Stampers June CAS Challenge - Sprays / Mists.  We've had a lot of wonderful entries, so if you have a chance, check out the gallery --- you will be inspired!! :)



Today I made another card using the Ghosting Technique.  This time I used my favourite colour combo that is just perfect for summer time. :)  I used small, white die-cuts to embellish so that I didn't cover up very much of the pretty background.

The background was made with three watercolour sprays (yellow, orange and magenta).  Once dry, I place this beautiful flower stencil (from STAMPlorations), over top.  I did use masking tape to hold my watercoloured background flat, but the stencil is simply placed on top (I find this easiest for removing the stencil quickly).  I spritzed with lots of clear water and removed the stencil right away (this is important, otherwise the water will seep underneath the stencil and blur the design). I waited about 10-15 seconds for the water to work into the watercolour paper and then blotted with a paper towel, which removes some of the colour where the water was.  LOVE this technique!

There seems to be a lot of challenges right now looking for stencils :)  ... so I'm entering this into Less Is More - Week #229 - Stenciling, and also AAA Cards #42 - Paste and/or Stencils.  Also entering into Simon Says Wednesday where they are looking for your favourite technique (right now mine is Stenciling), and I used a few snippets for my flourish and flowers, so I'm heading over to join the fun at the Snippets Playground. :)

ETA:  Used STAMPlorations stencil for this card, so I'm linking up to their blog for the Anything Goes challenge. :)











Stamps:  Be Happy Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White card base and die-cuts (Neenah); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Watercolour sprays (yellow, orange and magenta), made with concentrate from Dick Blick, water mister, Bold Florals stencil (STAMPlorations), Flourish #6 die (Crafty Ann), Five Point Flower die (C.C. Designs), stylus and mat for shaping

Challenges:
HLS June CAS Challenge - Sprays / Mists
Less is More Week #229 - Stenciling
AAA Cards #42 - Paste and/or Stencils
Simon Says Wednesday - Favourite Technique
Snippets Playground Week #181 & 182
STAMPlorations Anything Goes

40 comments:

  1. You rock at sprays! Love the ghosting with the flower too

    ReplyDelete
  2. Simply stunning Loll and another beautiful background

    Anne

    ReplyDelete
  3. beautiful background and I love the white flowers and leaves.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow, another beautiful background and beautiful card Loll! I thought maybe you used white ink and dabbed on, I never would have thought that it was just water on the stencil! Just beautiful and maybe one day when I actually have some time to get crafty I will give this a try! Hugs, Brenda

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love the ghosting technique Loll, this card is gorgeous. Really enjoyed seeing all the samples this month though not had much time to join in. Carol x

    ReplyDelete
  6. Stunning pop of color and beautiful background Loll. Love that pop of white off it and your sentiment below. Beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is gorgeous with the flourish trailing off! Love that stencil and the ghosting with the pretty summer colors! Wonderful layout!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Perfect, Loll! Love your exceptional ghosting and the flowers look gorgeous with it.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Gorgeous colors for your beautiful stenciled ghost background Loll. Love your pretty die cut all white spray too. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

    ReplyDelete
  10. I looooove the colours you have used. This card is so pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Another stunning card, Loll! I love the soft effect of the ghosting, must try it!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Loll, another fabulous make and in such a gorgeous colour way too

    Kathyk

    ReplyDelete
  13. Such a gorgeous background you've created, love that technique! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Stunning Loll, simply stunning.

    Love & Hugs

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

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is amazing - what a wonderful background you've achieved with this technique. Haven't tried it myself but will have a go later today.

    Hugs.

    Karen xxx

    ReplyDelete
  16. Another stunner from you Loll! I adore the background and the whole card is just so fresh looking.

    Hugs

    Di xx

    ReplyDelete
  17. Loll, this is just beautiful! My first and only attempt to try this came out as a big ole' failure! You have mastered this technique!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Your stenciled and spritzed background is gorgeous Loll - the white die cut foliage set it off so nicely! Julia xx

    ReplyDelete
  19. Just gorgeous - love this design.
    Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Caryn

    ReplyDelete
  20. Absolutely perfect colors for the hot season. Reminds me of orange & mango smoothie, with loads of whipped cream. Love this ghosting technique that you've become so expert at doing, and the dimension of the small white floral spray is just so very pretty. TFS & Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  21. Lovely card, nice background and beautiful die !

    ReplyDelete
  22. Fabulous card, wonderful colours - a smile on a card! Love it.
    Elaine

    ReplyDelete
  23. Simply GORGEOUS Loll - love your stencilled background panel then the elements in front just pop brilliantly in front. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards and Less is More although sadly at less is more we have a maximum of 5 link ups including our own and I think you may have just exceed that. So sorry. Thanks for sharing your brilliant work Sarah xx

    ReplyDelete
  24. Gorgeous colours and beautiful, delicate ghosting, Loll ... and such a lovely contrast with that crisp white flower flourish ... simply fabuous! Anita :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Another gorgeous example of this technique, Loll. I just love how your white embellishments just pop off that lovely background!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Oranges, yellows and pinks remind me of summer sunsets too!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Beautiful cas card and gorgeous colors.

    ReplyDelete
  28. The orange panel and those soft flowers on it is simply wow ! love this beauty

    ReplyDelete
  29. Firstly, I want to thank you so much for your beautiful and thoughtful birthday card! You are so sweet to think of me, Loll!
    You achieved such gorgeous results with your sprays and stencils...I really LOVE it!!! The blend of colors are so pretty and your flourish and blooms really make this card sing...Absolutely stunning!

    ReplyDelete
  30. This is really beautiful Loll and the colours are so hot and spicy and the contrast given by the white flourish and flowers is just perfect! I love the ghosting technique too. x

    ReplyDelete
  31. Oh, by the way...I finally ordered Brushos! I'm so excited, and can't wait til they get here...Thanks so much for inspiring me with all of your gorgeous creations :)

    ReplyDelete
  32. I saw this days ago and I'm finally here to comment. What a stunner, Loll. I adore those colours against the pretty white die cuts. I just swoon at your cards every time. Sarah mentioned that you may have exceeded the LIM total combined challenges but as your mention of HLS is not an entry I think you are ok! Phew
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

    ReplyDelete
  33. Wow Loll I love how you keep your designs so clean and stylish, and this is a stunner!
    Hugs
    Carol x

    ReplyDelete
  34. Hi Loll! I'm popping over from SCS to check out more of your gorgeous creations. This card is gorgeous as well, and I really like your beautiful style.

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

    ReplyDelete
  35. Hi Loll, I'm just stopping by again as Anita has quite rightly 'pulled me up' for saying you'd exceeded our maximum number of challenges at Less is More when I hadn't read your post properly. So sorry I didn't spot that the HLS one was a reminder post for your own challenge ... DUH! I do hope you'll forgive me and sorry for any embarrassment. Hugs Sarah x

    ReplyDelete
  36. Catching up on my comments, sorry this is so late!
    Loll your hot summer colours look amazing, fab card!

    Thanks for joining us last week
    Anne
    Less is More

    ReplyDelete
  37. Such a pretty summer card, Loll! Love your BG, bright and sophisticated!

    ReplyDelete
  38. I love this card; I keep coming back to it. I'm not sure if it's the beautful background or the white die cuts. LOVE it!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Fab ghosting technique and simply gorgeous card Loll! Well-deserved winner at AAA Cards challenge. Stef x

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)