Saturday, October 15, 2016

Ghosting Splats

Hi everyone.  Just a reminder that we are already half way through October.  The CAS Mix Up October Challenge - Ghosting is open until Oct. 24th.  Come play along!



I used water splats to remove colour and create a ghosting of falling snow ... very subtle, but pretty.  Also super easy to do. :)

Here's a close-up ...


I started by sponging my background, flicked water, and then blotted with a paper towel.  I tore two strips of white card stock for my snow drifts, and adhered a beautiful street light die-cut given to me by my friend Marcia (Marcia's Stampin Pad).  Thanks Marcia!!  xx

I hope you'll check out the reminder post for the CAS Mix Up October Challenge - Ghosting to see the beautiful cards from the rest of our Design Team. You'll be glad you did.

Still lots of time to play along.  Hope to see you in the gallery!


Stamps:  Season's Gift (Penny Black
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Black (SU!)
Ink:  Distress Ink:  Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Sponges, black die-cut lamp (gift from friend)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up October Challenge - Ghosting

25 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Glowing street light and Winter ghosting snowfall, Loll. TFS your CAS Mix Up Reminder card. Hugs, Nancy

Donna said...

Such a lovely idea, Loll.
Looks amazing. X

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a fabulous use of this light! This card is awesome

Nancy Stislow said...

My goodness this is beautiful! Your sponging is so perfectly blended and the light you created is awesome! Love that street light die and love this card. What a beautiful font in your sentiment!

OH Babs said...

Beautiful card. Hope you are feeling well.

Bobby said...

That wonderful lamp with glowing light, the lovely sentiment. Beautiful card, Loll.

Valerie Nolan said...

Fabulous card Loll so atmospheric! Love the glow around that great diecut.
Val x

Bonnie said...

I love this beautiful lamp and the glow behind it as well as the falling snow and snowbanks! A beautiful Christmas card, Loll!

Pat said...

What an absolutely beautiful blue that sky is Loll, and the ghosting used for snowflakes and the lantern with its wonderful yellow glow are just perfect!

Susan said...

Love the subtle snow from the water splats! Such a lovely lantern and glow!

Lisa Lara said...

I am blown away by how you made the glow on your lantern Loll.

Maxine D said...

Loll this is stunning - love the sponging and the wonderful die cut you have used. The ghosting is so very subtle and beautiful.
Blessings
Maxine

Sheila H said...

The glow from the die cut light is spectacular. Love the blended background and hint of falling snow. The snow drifts are beautiful. You've created an awesome scene.

Barb Ghig said...

Another gorgeous example of this technique, Loll! I love the subtle effect of the ghosting, and how you blended your inks to add such a beautiful glow from the lantern...it's so pretty!

Marcia HIll said...

Wondered when I was going to see this beauty and it's a great reminder to me to get this die out and use it myself! You did such an amazing job with this card Loll...love your beautiful background with the ghosting snow, the light coming from the lantern, and also that lovely sentiment! Fabulous card!! :0)

Suchi said...

Beautiful card!! :)
Suchi xx

Jeanne said...

Oh wow, this card sure packs a punch. Love that lantern die. A lovely guiding light. :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Hmm, using the Ghosting technique to make droplets for a wintry scene - hadn't thought of that! Love it! I'll have to remember that! Very pretty and serene Christmas card!

Linda said...

I love this card Loll .... beautifully CAS and what a super little die. I like how you've created the glow behind too xx

Julia Aston said...

what a wonderful glow from your street lamp Loll - it lights up the scene so nicely!

TK said...

Beautiful! Love the "glow" of that streetlamp and your splats look perfect for falling snow!

Jean said...

I can't even begin to describe how happy this card makes me! Really captures the holiday season so well!

Anita in France said...

Soft and so lovely, Loll ... the glow from that light is stunning! Hugs, Anita :)

Vicki Finger said...

I just love that street lamp! Is there someplace to purchase that die? It is lovely! I can imagine many a winter scene that would include it.

Loll said...

Hi Vicki. I hope you check back here because I don't have your email address. And your comments on my blog come in as "no-reply blogger". The die was a gift from my friend Marcia (see link to her blog above in write-up). I'm sure if you contact her, she will share the info about where to get that die. Loll :)