Monday, September 19, 2016

Lighter Marbling with Shaving Foam


Hi everyone.  Made another card from my last batch of marbling with shaving foam. I sure had fun with this technique. :)

CAS Mix Up's September challenge is Marbling, so why don't you give it a try.  Click HERE to see the challenge, which includes a few different marbling technique videos.



This marbled piece is from my stash when I added very little colour and lots of foam, so the colours are much lighter.

Click HERE to see a card I posted a few days ago with the same layout and die-cut,  but the marbled colours were much darker.  Interesting how different the two cards look. :)

To finish, I was inspired to try another new technique that I saw done by my good friend Susan (Cardmaker's Garret).  She die-cut acetate and then squirted drops of alcohol ink over it.  The colour is so translucent and pretty.  Click HERE to see Susan's card.   I did more of a "smoosh" with the inks and acetate, so there's variations depending on the look you want.  Super happy with this pretty fern leaf. Just popped up my marbled panel and added a very simple sentiment to finish the card.

Since a used a snippet of leftover marbling paper, and a snippet of acetate for my fern, I'm heading over to the Snippets Playground for a visit.  :)








Stamps:  Word Salad (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz); Alcohol inks:  Mermaid, Botanical (Ranger)
Accessories & Tools:  Acetate, Pair of Fern dies (Cheery Lynn), Shaving cream

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up September Challenge - Marbling
Snippets Playground - Week 247

24 comments:

Linda said...

Love that soft marbling. So pretty Loll.

Nancy Stislow said...

Wow and thanks for Susan's link! I just love the rich colors of alcohol ink on acetate and the softer, matching shades marbled in the background. This is gorgeous, Loll!

Maxine D said...

Loll this is beautiful - love your colours, especially on the acetate sprig of leaves. A wonderful creation.
Blessings
Maxine

Bożena Adamusińska said...

This technique gives a wonderful background, but such a delicate marbling is just amazing. I guess it is not easy to obtain such a result? I admire your skill and great imagination.
hugs,
BozenA

Linda said...

Love the soft and delicate look to this ..... gorgeous die cut too xx

Mac Mable said...

Such a delicate background. You always mix colours fabulously and loving the leaf die and the pop of colour on them. Good to have you back.....I know you weren't far away but you where missed x

Jeanne said...

Gosh, this is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie said...

I love the contrast of the vibrant color in the fern against the soft, marbled background! Such a pretty card, my friend!

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely, lovely card Loll! Loving the contrast between the soft background and the darker colors of the fern! The smell from the shaving cream has finally left my craft room, so maybe it's time to play again and try some of these lighter backgrounds...SO pretty!! :0)

Colleen said...

Loll, I am so glad you are feeling well enough to be stamping and playing with foam! *wink This card is so pretty, simple yet so very effective and the foam technique just adds to the dimension of all your pieces!! Wonderful card and happy to see you and hope you have a great week!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card, great background with the foam too.

Sue xx

Sue - said...

Gorgeous as always Loll! Love the vibrant acetate against the lighter marbling.

Margaret S said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

TK said...

Beautiful, Loll! Loving the pretty colors!

Donna said...

I love this gentle looking background, Loll. Perfect backdrop for your leaf. Lovely. X

Susan said...

Love that very subtle marbling, and the variation on the AI / acetate technique I used - thanks for giving me the credit and linking to my blog!

Di said...

Wow Loll, this is so pretty. A lovely soft and gentle background and the leaves are beautiful.

Now, how about this one?! A good while back I did a similar technique with alcohol inks and acetate - this is the posthttp://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/less-is-more-recycling.html

You'll see that I didn't have any alcohol inks so I used Pro markers and they sore of 'pooled' and worked pretty good.

Hugs

Di xx

Di said...

Sort of, not sore of! xx

maria f. said...

So pretty and soft. Took a look at the brown/blue one and like it even better. I have a slew of marbled pieces of CS. Why haven't I played yet???

Barb said...

A lovely card Loll. It's a great technique and the colours are beautiful. Barbx

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous soft marbled background Loll. Love your marbled and die cut fern too. TFS my friend. Hugs, nancy

MaryH said...

The leaf looks marvelous against the pastels of the marbling. Sounds like a really fun technique to try, and it definitely made a lovely leaf sprig. You girls come up with some splendid ideas! It's a beautiful card. TFS & Happy wkend. Hugs

Barb Ghig said...

Oooh, I love the effect of lighter marbling! Your background is so dreamy, and the leaf sprig is stunning, Loll! Thank you so much for inspiring me to try this technique...I plan to use it again in the future ♥♥♥

Anita in France said...

Lovely soft marbling, Loll ... love that leaf sprig is subtly translucent as well as deliciously bold ... a beauty! Hugs, Anita :)