Monday, March 18, 2019

Ghosted Leaves

Hi everyone.  Back today with a reminder for the CAS Stencil March Challenge - Ghosting, being hosted by the wonderfully talented Julia.


For the card above, I used the same metallic inks and stencil that I did for this card.  But this time I tried it on watercolour paper instead of mixed media paper.  I learned another lesson ... the shimmer from the metallics doesn't show up on the textured watercolour paper.  Next time I'll just use inks and save the metallics for another project.

It did make a fantastic ghosted image, though.  I placed a leafy sprig stencil over top of the green and blue smooshed background, spritzed quickly with lots of water and quickly removed the stencil.  I blotted with a paper towel and ended up with a fairly crisp image.  It's in the background of the card with watercoloured, die-cut poppies over top and an antique frame to finish.  It does add a lot of dimension in the background.

Here's a close-up ...
I hope you'll give this technique a try and then join us at the challenge blog.   Check out the reminder cards from our Designers and wonderful Guest Designer, Ishani.  Remember to keep your card CAS and use ghosting through a stencil.

This is my second entry into the Take It Make Challenge at Craft Stamper Magazine.







Stamps:  Everyday Messages (Hero Arts
Paper:  Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Mettalic Emerald, Metallic Turquoise (Liquid Metals by Ken Oliver); Distress Inks:  Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Leaves Stencil (Simon Says Stamp), bodacious die - poppies (Penny Black), water mister, water brush, Antique frame (Penny Black)

Challenges:
CAS Stencil March Challenge - Ghosting
Take It Make It Challenge March
The Flower Challenge #30 - Anything Goes


25 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Wow Loll....one amazing result with this fun technique. Thank you for the tips about the card stock you have used...will keep this in mind.
Your card is absolutely stunning, vibrant and striking. The layering effect from the background and stencil looks unique and all finished off with the wonderful die cut poppies.
One very special card Loll x

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely ghosted stem background for your bright orange poppies Loll! Love the edge on that antique framing as well! xx

Anita in France said...

Those gorgeous bold poppies are fabulous against the zesty ghosted background, Loll ... what a striking, lovely card! Hugs, Anita :)

Darnell said...

Well, Lolly, I can tell you that if I ran a crafting magazine and this card was submitted, it would be on the next cover!! It's really spectacular in every way! Thanks for another tip - you're the BEST!! Love, Dolly

Bobby said...

The Poppies just 'pop' (sorry had to) off that ghosted green background, Loll. So much gorgeousness in one little card.

Maria said...

Oh, such a gorgeous card! Those ghosted leaves are so pretty! And, the red flower makes it all pop!

Nancy Stislow said...

That is one of the best ghosting backgrounds I have seen! What a clear image on that! Your poppies are so beautifully colored it appears they were cut from a print. Fabulous card!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous ghosted leaves green background for your stunning die cut and colored poppies, Loll. I love your die cut antique framing for your focal image. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

TFS the tip on not using metallic inks on W/C paper.

Susan said...

Great ghosted effect on the background - perfect to set your lovely poppies on. Fabulous shading on the poppies.

Robyn Oliver said...

How stunning are those poppies against that gorgeous green 'ghosted' background...fabulous card Loll, just love it

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Loll, love the vibrant greens, even if the metallic didn't show up too well. Tour flowers are gorgeous against the ghosted greenery. Cathy x

Barb Ghig said...

Your Ghosting Technique turned out beautifully, Loll! I love the mix of green and blue for the leaves and your poppy flowers are absolutely gorgeous! I also love how you used the antique frame for this card...it's so elegant and perfect!

Christine Alexander said...

Wow Loll, beautiful background and even more beautiful flower. Stunning card

Julie B said...

Beautiful Loll. The subtle green leaf background is the perfect accompaniment to the fab poppy. :)

Jeanne said...

Oh so pretty background and the poppies! Be still my heart. The poppies are stunning!

Brenda in IN said...

Your poppies are so beautiful and look wonderful against the ghosted background of leaves. The watercoloured poppies are stunning.

Trina P. said...

Beautiful ghosted background, Loll. Made for the perfect backdrop to your gorgeous watercoloured poppies. Framing with the antique frame draws attention. Such a cool technique. xx

Linda said...

WOW! This is stunning. The colours look amazing, those flowers really pop. Great ghosting effect in the background too. Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge too xx

Bonnie said...

A bright, beautiful background for these gorgeous poppies, my friend!

Marcia HIll said...

This is one STUNNING card Loll!! I absolutely LOVE the vibrancy of the colors in your background against the vibrant colors of the poppies! And the framing is just perfect!! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Leslie Miller said...

Nice! I like the look of this technique! I really need some stencils so I can give it a try. The green is so pretty behind those gorgeous poppies!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

WOW!! Loll, this is spectacular, love the beautiful leaves in the background done with this technique, I need to give it a try.
Your gorgeous poppies really pop against the beautiful greenery.
Thank you for sharing this lovely card at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play again soon.
XO
Maria Rodriguez/DT

Jo Manna said...

Your flowers are magnificent, against the beautiful green ghosted BG. Lots of depth and also vivid at the same time. WOW! Love how you used this die to create a frame. Truly a beauty xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Fabulous ghosted background, Loll! The greens are so beautiful. The leaf ghosting effect adds so much depth to the background. The vibrant poppies are exquisitely colored with beautiful shades (loving the deep red).
Thanks so much for sharing the tips about W/C cs and metallic inks!
Hideko xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

This card is even more amazing in teal life!!! The colour combo is so striking, the ghosting adds so much depth and interest and the poppy is stunning! Thanks so much 💕