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:

Hannelie said...

Love the dramatic look of black against the softer pastels!

Cathy said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

Very eye catching card Loll and very dramatic colours

Anne

Marcia HIll said...

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)

Marcia said...

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!!

Gibmiss said...

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

Betty Keefe said...

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

Julie B said...

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

Daffodil Cards said...

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

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

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

Sheila H said...

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

Bonnie said...

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!

Karen said...

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

Mac Mable said...

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

Nancy Stislow said...

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

Christine Alexander said...

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

SARN said...

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

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW that background looks simply amazing!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Loll said...

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 :)

Valerie Nolan said...

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

nancy littrell said...

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...

nancy littrell said...

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

Anita in France said...

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

Susan said...

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.

MaryH said...

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

Maxine D said...

How gorgeous - this is amazing Loll
Blessings
Maxine

TK said...

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

Susanne Vargas said...

Great background piece, great layout, great card!

Petra Swart said...

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

Bobby said...

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.

Darnell said...

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

Barb Ghig said...

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

Karen D. said...

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

Sue said...

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

Bożena Adamusińska said...

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

Jo Manna said...

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