Friday, March 08, 2019

Subtle Ghosted Leaves

Hi everyone.  This card is for the CAS Stencil March Challenge - Ghosting. 


Today I'm sharing a card that almost ended up in the garbage. :)  I first smooshed the background with Metallic Liquid Metals (Emerald, Turquoise) onto mixed media paper.  I placed a leaf stencil over top and spritzed with water, removing the stencil right away.  Let the water sit for a few seconds and then blotted with a paper towel.  The ghosted image of the leaves worked but didn't have a lot of contrast.  I was disappointed, but still liked the card front.  I took a medium tip white paint pen and outlined the leaves to give them more presence.  I added a thin white frame and stamped the sentiment in black.  Three different sized water droplets complete the design.

Here's a close-up ...
In the end, I'm really happy with this card.  This is a fun technique that's easy to do.  I hope you'll give it a try and join us!

Off to join in the Take It Make It Challenge at Craft Stamper Magazine.






Stamps:  Sentiment - Painted Petals (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Metallic Emerald, Metallic Turquoise (Liquid Metals by Ken Oliver); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Leafy stencil (Simon Says Stamp), water mister, white paint pen (AliExpress); Rectangle die (Spellbinders), water droplets (AliExpress)

Challenges:
CAS Stencil March Challenge - Ghosting
Take It Make It March Challenge


22 comments:

Anita in France said...

Back online at last, Loll ... and happy to be playing catch up with all your delicious recent creations! Apologies for not commenting on all of them ... though I am saving your video till I have chance to enjoy lingering over it! So pleased this gorgeous card didn't end up in the bin ... the depth of colour and sense of dimension is fantastic ... and the zesty colours are delicious against the white! Hugs, Anita :)

Betty Keefe said...

i'm with anita - good thing this didn't end up in the bin! fantastic save by outlining the leaves - wonderful colors!!

Julie B said...

The white pen was inspired Loll, good rescue. :)

Mac Mable said...

Great save and the ghost like leaves look fabulous. Wonderful tones of greens too x.

Julia Aston said...

What a great way to accent the design a little better Loll! this is why we have so many craft supplies!! Beautiful mix of greens on your background!

Nancy Stislow said...

I'm so glad you were able to save that gorgeous background. What a steady hand you have! I could only imagine the mess I'd make trying to outline that. The water droplets are the perfect final touch on this.

Bonnie said...

I'm glad you didn't throw this in the trash, Loll! It ended up as a fabulous card! Outlining the ghosted leaves was a perfect fix!

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous Loll, such beautiful colours and great save :)

Cathy said...

Gorgeous, you have a steady hand for the outlining, looks fantastic, Cathy x

Robyn Oliver said...

Lovely card Loll, it feels good when you can 'fix' a not so successful attempt... and your outlining worked wonders... look fantastic and the droplet a wonderful finish

Jeanne said...

So glad you kept working with this card. It's a beauty!!

Brenda in IN said...

That was a great save for this lovely card. This is a great way to make a background for a card. I like the leaf stencil you used and the colors are perfect with the leafy look.

Unknown said...

Beautiiful! The white pen really made a difference.

Marcia HIll said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card Loll...so glad it didn't end up in the trash!! And what a great idea to use the white paint pen to outline the leaves...LOVE how it looks!! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Linda said...

So glad this didn't end up in the bin ..... I love it!!! The background looks amazing and what a great idea to use a white pen to outline those leaves ..... at first I thought they were stamped.
Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Darnell said...

Your finished result is stunning, Lolly! That background is so exciting and I love the leaves outlined in white with that popping black sediment! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, Dolly

Jo Manna said...

Ghosting beauty. I never was really good at this even though you make it sound easy. Guess I should listen to you by giving it a try after looking at this beautiful card. xx

Bobby said...

The white pen gives an even ghostlier feel, Loll.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous ghosting effects on your panel, Loll! I love your clever idea to accentuate the leaves with your white paint pen...Genius, I tell ya! I also love how you added water droplets to your design...so dreamy and beautiful!

Susan said...

Love the subtlety of this one! Beautiful shades of green that make me think of new spring leaves.

Trina P. said...

No kidding you are happy with this, Loll. It’s beautiful! What a great save. The white pen was a brilliant idea and so effective. xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

awesome save....love the look.
I hear you, I often want to chuck my pieces in the garbage but will put them into my file to come back for another look, another day. I find sometimes I get a new perspective on it or I can use it to cut up with my dies.
xx Karen