Monday, March 04, 2019

CAS Stencil March Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the March CAS Stencil Challenge.  This month, our mega talented Designer, Julia (Create with me) is our host.


This is a fun technique using stencils to remove colour to add a different effect.  I learned that it's best to start with a background that is "freshly made".  Watercolour  and powdered ink backgrounds that have been done a while, don't tend to release the ink as easily a newly done pieces.  Also, this technique works with a variety of papers ... watercolour, mixed media, bristol, etc. (not regular card stock).  I find mixed media works the best as ink tends to sit on top so is effected by adding water more than the other papers.  Hope that helps for those that are new to this.  There are also instructional videos on the challenge blog.

I sponged by background with distress inks (pink and orange).  Placed my stencil over top, spritzed with water, quickly removed stencil and let the water sit for a few seconds before blotting with a paper towel.  Once dry, I adhered my panel to a card base and popped a die-cut framed flower over top.

I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the gorgeous Ghosted cards from our Designers, and our very first Guest Designer, Ishani (Quillish).  Then come play along.  We'd love to see you in our gallery!






Stamps:
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon (Tim Holtz); Smoky Slate (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  sponges, Flower stencil #2 (STAMPlorations), water mister, Floral Stem Collage die (Poppy Stamps)

Challenges:
CAS Stencil March Challenge - Ghosting


27 comments:

Julia Aston said...

I love how you're stenciling has the flower pattern and then you laid the white die cut flower over it Loll! So pretty in the pink and orange behind the white framing! xx

Julie B said...

Super card Loll, love the warm, sunny background with the white die cut. :)

Liz said...

Lovely card, Loll. I love the stencilled background - beautiful colours. xx

Susan said...

Beautiful stenciled ghosting in true "Loll" colours! I'd like to try it with water and with a baby wipe and see which I like best. You got a great effect with the water. And created a wonderful CAS card with it and the lovely die cut.

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful Ghosting technique, Loll! Your color palette is so pretty and I love your attached bloom!
Thanks again for the video tutorial...I found it very helpful with this technique...of course, it's always fun to watch you create, too :)

Brenda in IN said...

Okay, I'll try this. The card is so lovely and the background that is ghosted is so pretty. I'm off to watch the video. I love that white die cut flower and it looks great against the pink and orange background.

Maria said...

Super lovely! Love the orange and pink background! And, the white die cut flower sets it off perfectly!

Trina P. said...

Beautiful ghosted stencilled background in those gorgeous favourite colours of yours, Loll. The crisp white die cut is a stand out. Great design, too, xx

Bonnie said...

I LOVE the ghosted flowers in the background that resemble the die cut framed flower! It looks like a whole garden of flowers!

Brenda said...

Wow, your ghosted background flowers look great! I love ghosting, but only have done it with white ink. Another technique for me to try. I haven't played with a lot of stencils, so would be good time to go at it. I love the way your card turned out and you know how much I love this flower die cut. Well done as always! Hugs, Brenda

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful background Loll, I can feel the sun stream through the flowers :)

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous sponged color combo for your stencil ghosting, Loll. Love your choice of stencil and your beautiful die image. A Big thank you also for sharing your You Tube Video for this challenge. I used your video and tips for several ghosting cards. You make learning new techniques so much fun my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Michelle W said...

Gorgeous card Loll! I can’t wait to play along!

Bobby said...

I love your blended colors, Loll. I can't wait to try this. It will give me more practice with Brushos which I definitely need.

Izzy Scrap said...

WOW ! I'm totally in love with your card ! Your ghosting background is just stunning and this die cut framed flower is so beautiful. Stunning ! Thanks so much for sharing and for inspiring. x

Arlene said...

What a beauty.

Patti said...

Beautiful Loll!! .... as usual : )

Robyn Oliver said...

WOW Such a pretty card Loll, love your mix of colours and the ghosting pattern and that's a fabulous floral window die - all you girls have me envious of your stencil and die collections - gorgeous card

Sue said...

This is stunning, Loll. I love the colours you used and how the flower stencil matches with the beautiful flower die-cut.

Karen Dunbrook said...

beautiful....I appreciate you paper suggestions, I have only use reg cs but need to try a different paper.
xx Karen

Kara Lynne said...

This is just so fresh and beautiful, Loll! Thanks for the tips about paper and newness of the inking!

Cathy said...

Such a pretty card Loll, gorgeous colours and I love this die, Cathy x

Darnell said...

Thank you for being such a good teacher, Lolly! This is another super easy technique that packs a huge wallop in a finished design. I love your beautiful card!! Hugs, Dolly

Mac Mable said...

Loving the colour choice and what a striking technique. Thank you so much Loll for the tips ...I always learn something from you x Stunning card and the crisp white die cut against that beautiful background looks amazing x.

Linda said...

I do love your colour combinations Loll, this one is gorgeous. Great results with the ghosting effect too xx

Jo Manna said...

Pink and orange, the best of friends on the colour wheel. Love the clean crispness of this beauty. The BG makes this bloom even prettier. Delightful! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Beautiful ghosted background with a pretty color combo, Loll! The white flower pops beautifully and it's really a nice touch that you layered the petals. Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial video and useful tips!
Hideko xx