Friday, July 08, 2016

Ghosted Sunflower


Hi everyone.  Back again today with another sunflower stencil card.  I'm having a lot of fun figuring out different ways to use my new stencil I received as a gift from Bonnie.  And I used a fun word die for the sentiment, sent to me by my friend Barb. I'm so spoiled!  :)

Yesterday I shared THIS CARD, using the stencil with a sprayed background and Brushos to colour the sunflower.  Today I have a more delicate image of the sunflower, done by sponging the background with two distress inks (spiced marmalade and worn lipstick), then using the ghosting technique to remove colour to create a soft and subtle design.  Another fun way to use this stencil and I'll have more to share soon. :)

Again, playing along with Time Out Challenge #61 - Inspired by Words ("Wherever you go, no matter the weather, always bring your own sunshine").

Thanks for stopping by.






Stamps:
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick (Tim Holtz
Accessories & Tools:  sponges, Mini Joyful Sunflower stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), water mister, Smile word die (Penny Black)

Challenges:
Time Out Challenge #61 - Inspired by Words

30 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

Ok I looked at this card and then glimpsed the last one out of the corner of my eye, so naturally had to go drool over that piece of wonder, too! Let's just say you sure know how to work a stencil!

Colleen said...

OMG, this is stunning Loll!! Wow, just love it and the previous one too!!

Donna said...

I'm enjoying learning from you, Loll. I love stencils as you do, so your techniques are very, very welcome to me - a mere newbie still! Love this gentle looking card. X

Linda said...

Another beauty Loll.

Julie B said...

Certainly put a smile on my face. I have been immersed in Wimbledon tennis this aft after the hairdressers and Al out on the tractor. I love watching the doubles, it's something I can relate to more than the singles. Murray won and will face your compatriot in the final on Sunday! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Fabulous Loll! I wish my colour lifting technique was as successful as yours . . . perhaps I'll give it another go! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

nancy littrell said...

Wow...Gorgeous sponged and ghosting technique for your beautiful sunflower my friend. I can't wait for more samples. TFS Loll.

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! This is just gorgeous!! Well done mf~

Brenda said...

So beautiful Loll, it amazes me how beautiful this ghosting technique looks! I love the colors of distress inks you used, gives such a warm feel to this card, like the sunshine is shinning right down on it! It's good to be spoiled because you spoil everyone else!!! Hugs, Brenda

Sheila H said...

I love the soft colors. The blending g is awesome. You are really working that stencil!

Mac Mable said...

Yes a beautiful and dreamy card today. Stencils are so versatile and loving that flower stencil very much, it certainly packs a punch. Yes you may be spoilt but so are we with your magnificent creations x

MaryH said...

Easy to see you're having fun with your super gifts. This is lovely too...you & Hazel must be having a contest to see 'how many looks' you can achieve with one product. This is so very pretty, and the white dimension of the sentiment looks so sharp with the colors too. Happy wkend. Hugs

Shirl said...

Oh, this is absolutely fabulous! (Have fun tomorrow with the girls-I know you will)

Shirl

Susan said...

So soft and gentle! Can't wait to try it when we get together for our stencil day!

Karen Mead said...

Stunning card Loll and I love these colours together:) Your sentiment is the perfect touch too! xx

Linda said...

Another stunning piece of art ..... you certainly know how to get the most out of a stencil. Love the colours and the die cut greeting made me smile. Xx

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love the variation of color you got with the sponging and ghosting, Loll! I'm so glad the PO finally delivered this toy!

Karen D. said...

so gorgeous...love that technique because it's easy and fun.
TFS and hugs,
K

Maura R said...

Loll, this is so pretty -it's amazing how much clarity and detail you achieved with this technique!! Love it.

Kia said...

Fabulous Loll - I just love the soft look.

Nancy Stislow said...

Gorgeous effect using this technique! What an awesome creation. Missed a day at home and almost missed this beautiful card!

Maxine D said...

Oh Loll this is a stunner - so soft and pretty. Great use of the ghosting technique
Blessings
Maxine

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, I love this one too, Loll! Beautiful effects on the sunflower with this technique, and the die cut sentiment is perfect! Another gorgeous card!!!

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful! The white diecut really sets the image off.

Anita in France said...

Soft and dreamy, Loll ... this is gorgeous ... love the contrast of the crisp white sentiment! So happy to have you playing along with us again at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Petra Swart said...

Oh, your sunflower looks fabulous, Loll!!! Love the Spiced Marmelade and Worn Lipstick combination - I've never used them together, but surely will after seeing this beauty!!!!! The sentiment in crisp white is stunning against the beautiful bg!!! Such a gorgeous card!!!
Hugz

Bobby said...

This is such a soft, ethereal look, Loll. Love it!

Aileen Ryan said...

That sentiment totally suits this card, love this stencil.

Nonni said...

This is so beautiful Loll! I love the different shades of color and the ghosted flower is so so pretty. Very balanced design too... Love this!