Thursday, September 15, 2016

More Marbling


Hi everyone.  I have really enjoyed playing with the shaving cream marbling technique and made some more.  I now have a good stash of backgrounds to use for future cards.  Just a reminder that CAS Mix Up September Challenge - is Marbling.



This time when I did the marbling, I only added a few drops of re-inker into the shaving cream.  I pulled a few prints that were pretty dark.  I wanted softer colours, so instead of adding more re-inkers as I did before, I added a little more shaving cream on top and spread it out with a spatula before pulling my next couple of prints.  This time I ended up with light marbling backgrounds with lots of white. Happy with the results.

I took one of my backgrounds and die-cut the pretty leaf sprig from Penny Black.  I placed it over a smooshed background made from the same colours of ink. It may be hard to tell that the leaf is from marbled paper, but it is. :)

This card has happily made it's way across the world to Scotland. Thanks again Mac!


Just to show you the full effect, below is a second card made with the leftover piece from the die-cut above.  This time I used the marbled effect for the background, adding a die-cut leaf from a beautiful sprayed piece I received from my friend Mary. Thanks Mary!  The colours are perfect together. :)


I hope you have joined in our CAS Mix Up September Challenge - Marbling.  If you haven't yet, give marbling a try.  It's lots of fun ... and a little messy.  What could be better??!! :)

Thanks for stopping by.







Stamps: Lots of Thanks (Simon Says); Happy Birthday sentiment (Technique Tuesday)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb); watercolour
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, ?? die-cut (Penny Black), shaving cream for marbling, Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up September Challenge - Marbling

20 comments:

Bonnie said...

I love the colors and pattern you've got with this marbled piece, Loll! I love the soft colors of the first and the brighter second card is equally as beautiful! That piece from Mary is the perfect color!

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful cards Loll - guess i'm going to have to buy some shaving cream - maybe i can find some unscented stuff - last time i did i couldn't stand the smell that it left on the card!

Stamps and Paper said...

I love the shaving foam technique and you made some stunning creations with it

Anne

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Oh my God! How beautiful!
Big hugs,
BożenA

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful, beautiful! I love the softer background and think I will try that next time with only using 2 colors (instead of 4) and adding a little more shaving cream. And I love the die cut leaves on both cards too! :0)

Linda said...

Loll, love the soft marbling colors. Beautiful card.

Maxine D said...

What beautiful cards Loll - love your marbling and I am always amazed with the results you achieve and how you use them.
Blessings
Maxine

nancy littrell said...

OMG Loll, Love your marbled leaf and marbled background. Your soft marbled designs are so beautiful and your CAS designs so perfect for the challenge. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Susan said...

Love both cards - great use of the piece of marbled cs to get both a background and a die cut leaf. Lovely variations on a theme!

Shylaa Shree said...

awesome marbling Loll. both the cards are fabulous

Tina Z. said...

amazing card.

Linda said...

These are beautiful Loll ... I love the soft colours and I do like your tip about adding more shaving foam. Have a lovely weekend xx

Sheila H said...

You are a master of this technique - both cards are perfectly lovely.

Bobby said...

You use that die often and I've always loved it so I finally bought it. Don't be surprised to see me use it in a card for the September challenge.

Pat said...

Oh fabulous colours Loll, I think Peacock Feather is my very favourite colour and it goes so beautifully with the Peeled Paint. I love them both but the background on the second one does have more definition where the leaves on the first are softer, but both really pretty and elegant. x

Maura R said...

Both of these are so lovely, Loll - I especially like the one where you used the "marbled " die cut also. I had fun trying this technique a bit ago (my husband came home when I was in the middle and was pretty shocked at the big mess I was in the middle of- :) ), and so I thank you for the challenge! I entered the challenge and hope to do one more.

Mac Mable said...

How excited to see 'My' thank you card on your post today......I am on holiday with limited internet access but wanted to let everyone now how marvellous this card is......looks amazing on line but fantastic in real life. How lucky am I to own a Loll original? Thank you so very much xxxxx

Anita in France said...

These are both so dreamy and delicate, Loll ... just beautiful! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Two really beautiful cards, Loll! I am loving the marbling effect, and both sets of leaves are amazing!

swldebbie said...

So pretty! I really like that first one with the frame. Love the dimension and the beautiful, calming colors.