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)
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
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