Monday, February 20, 2017

Experimenting again!

Hi everyone.  Sunday I got together with my crafting friends Susan (Cardmaker's Garret) and Christine (It's a Card Day's Night).  We meet up about once a month to play with new products and techniques.  We always have a great time!

Yesterday, we tried out several new techniques and a few new products.  We had some successes and some failures.  Today I'm sharing one of the successes. :)

My dear friend Nancy S. sent me a lovely gift for Christmas that included the beautiful stencil used for today's card.  Not only did she sent me the stencil, but Susan, Christine and I used Nancy's AMAZING TAG as our inspiration.  Thanks Nancy!!

This is definitely a mixed media tag.  Started by adding black gesso to a piece of regular card stock.  Once dry, the stencil was placed over top and crackle paste was added.  Once that was dry, I simply sponged on a few coloured on ink.  Love how it turned out.  Added a die-cut black butterfly to cover up a small mistake where the embossing paste was too thin. :)

Here's a close-up so you can see the crackle embossing paste --- so cool! :)


Thanks for stopping by for a visit!







Stamps:  A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  Neenah White (110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Black gesso, sponge brush, Swirls & Pearls Stencil by Rebecca Baer (gift from Nancy S.), Crackle paste (Finnabair), palette knife, sponges, Moonlight butterfly die (Memory Box)

36 comments:

  1. Love the dramatic look of black against the softer pastels!

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  2. Fabulous card Loll, those colours with the black give such a dramatic effect, and I love the split panel for the sentiment, Cathy x

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  3. Very eye catching card Loll and very dramatic colours

    Anne

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  4. Now this is what you call an eye popping card...LOVE it!! I can see why you liked the stencil Loll...so cool looking and especially with the crackle paste. Love the boldness of the black and the butterfly too...awesome card my friend!! :0)

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  5. Wow!! That is super cool. . . and then I looked closer and read your description and was even more impressed. I don't think I would have thought to put those colors together and they look great together. How fun to have a group of crafty friends nearby!!

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  6. Hello Loll
    Fabulous card... love all your inspiration... thanks for sharing all your ideas...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  7. what a wonderful card Loll - the black with the pale pinks and yellow is so pretty and love how you split the focal point!

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  8. Love the crackle background Loll, such a striking panel. :)

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  9. What an impact, it is GORGEOUS, love the colours.
    Faith
    x

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  10. It's great to experiment, especially when you get phenomenal results like you do Loll! This is fabulous and I like the way you split the panel . . . must try that again! Have a great day my friend!
    Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  11. Your experiment produced a fabulous card, Loll I love the colors and the amazing texture.

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  12. This is amazing, Loll! I love the design of the stencil and the soft colors of the crackle! Love, too, how you split the panel and made a perfect CAS Mixed Media card!

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  13. Lovely! I've never used the gesso and crackle paste. Does it go through the mail well?

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    1. Hi Karen. The crackle paste sticks really well and I didn't have any of it flaking off. I think it would go through the mail without any problems. Loll :)

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  14. Ohhh...not tried this idea but I will after looking at this beauty. Great texture and gorgeous colours. Works great against the black paste too x CAS and mixed media together ...my kind of card x

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  15. This turned out just gorgeous, Loll! Love the colors you chose for it. It just pops off the page! Fabulous job with this!

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  16. looks awesome put together in a card, it really pops. i love the black background to the stencil:)

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  17. WOW - this is divine. Love the colours and the contrast with the black.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  18. WOW that background looks simply amazing!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  19. How cool is that! Love the black against the pretty coloured backdrop, gorgeous card Loll!
    Val x

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  20. It looks like you girls had a Great Day creating, Loll. LOVE your sponged crackle paste background, stencil, butterfly and split panel. Your black accents give your soft sponging such a dramatic look. A real wow card my friend. Hugs...

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    1. Wow...I just looked at Nancy's tag..a great idea for your inspiration. TFS your card and Nancy's tag. Hugs..

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  21. Cool and so dramatic, Loll ... the colours glow so beautifully around that silhouette die cut butterfly! Hugs, Anita :)

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  22. Love the way you split the panel and put the sentiment in between! The bright colours are a great contrast with the black. The butterfly is the perfect cover up for your mistake.

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  23. Easy to see ya'll had such a grand time, and it was so productive. Must see if I have any black gesso! This crackle finish looks so interesting and what super texture. I know I don't have any of that. Love the stencil pattern and of course the colors look fab over the black too. It's a very artsy & gorgeous design!!! TFS

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  24. How gorgeous - this is amazing Loll
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  25. Beautiful and elegant, and I just LOVE that crackle paste! Beautiful how the sponged on color blends so wonderfully!

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  26. Great background piece, great layout, great card!

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  27. Beautifully dramatic and simply stunning, Loll!!! Your bg and the black butterly are FABULOUS!!!! LOVE this!!!!
    Hugz

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  28. So now I need black gesso and crackle paste. lol I love all your experiments and techniques, Loll, but then I want all the products to make my own. I absolutely love the way this looks.

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  29. This is very cool, Lolly! It's hard for me to believe you have EVER had a failure with your brave experimenting ~ this is most definitely a success!! Hugs, Dolly

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  30. This is really stunning, Loll! I love the strong contrast of black against the pastels...everything just works perfectly!

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  31. how fantastic!! love how this looks! You are so lucky to have 2 wonderful friends to craft with....I'm so jealous lol.
    Didn't know there was such a think as black Gesso...you most likely made your own...
    hugs,
    Karen

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  32. Wow, I love the crackle effect and the black is so dramatic on the pretty colours. Very elegant!

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  33. I fell in love in the color of the card. These colors harmonize beautifully together. Layer cracked gave the card a lot of mystery. As if the card had a long history of ... Black extras great contrast. Dziękuję za inspirację i wskazówki :-)
    BożenA xoxo

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  34. Fabulous card, this mix media piece is truly a work of art. Good job! xx

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