Monday, July 15, 2019

Barley Silhouette

Hi everyone.  Today is my reminder card for CAS Mix Up's July Challenge - Alcohol Ink Lift, hosted by Bonnie.

This time I created a softer coloured background using pink, peach and a little yellow.  Then I placed a barley stencil over top and used a sponge dauber lightly wet with blending solution.  It worked well as long as I didn't add too much blending solution, otherwise it would leak under the stencil and just make blobs.  Ask me how I know this. :)  I wanted to make this into a masculine birthday card so added a simple dark gray sentiment banner, heat embossed with white and then popped the panel up on my card base.

Here's a close-up ...
Hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the new reminder cards from the rest of our Designers and Guest Designer, Michelle.  Come play along!  We'd love to see you in the galleries!

Since CAS Stencil's challenge this month is using a stencil with Alcohol Inks / Alcohol Ink Lift, I'm adding it to that gallery as well.






Stamps:  Nouveau Flowers (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  Yupo; Whie card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Basic Gray (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Alcohol Inks:  Pink Sherbert, Peach Bellini, Honeycomb (Ranger); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Blending Solution (Ranger), Barley stencil (ARTplorations), sponge dauber, white embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up July Challenge - Alcohol Ink Lift
CAS Stencil July Challenge - Alcohol Inks / Alcohol Ink Lift

19 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Such a unique and beautiful effect with using the blending solution with the stencil and lifting off the inks Loll x. Wonderful CAS card with a fabulous technique x.

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful color palette and I love that you chose the barley stencil for your lift technique, Loll! Love the font on your sentiment, too...a lovely CAS birthday card! Barb xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful, love the soft colours and the "atmosphere" it gives.
Faith

Liz said...

Love this card, Loll, another great design using this alcohol lift technique. xx

Bonnie said...

I love these soft colors, Loll! They are perfect with the barley stencil lifted and the gray panel sentiment is perfect! Love this card!

Jo said...

These tones are definitely wheat field colours. I love how nice and crisp this lifting was achieved with the stencil. Impressive! xx

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful colour combo Loll and I love the delicate barley stencil. good to know about only a little alcohol lift :)

Nstiz said...

This is my favorite color combination. Love this and love the stenciling. I also get a kick out of the blending solution. I really really have to try this. Great card, Loll!

nancy littrell said...

So pleased you shared your alcohol ink lift stenciled card with us at CAS Stencil, Loll. I love your alcohol ink color combo and sentiment design. A wonderful guy card, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Papercraft Boutique said...

Oh I love the softer colored background, Loll! Your stenciled lifting (barley) is so clear, and the dark gray sentiment strip goes so well with the AI colors. Awesome card!
Hideko xx

Anita in France said...

So stylish, Loll ... the graphic shape of the lifted images is such a great contrast to the soft AI background ... the font on the sentiment is brilliant with them! Hugs, Anita :)

kiwimeskreations said...

What a great way to use the technique Loll, and fabulous result :)
Blessings
Maxine

Karen Dunbrook said...

love the softness this evokes....like a gentle wind.
well done
xx Karen

Susan said...

Love the soft colours and the beautiful barley stamp. Your AI lift worked perfectly - thanks for the tip about not using too much blending solution. I must get a card made for that challenge as I really like the effect.

Brenda said...

Oh my, this is just stunning Loll. I love the beautiful soft colors of alcohol inks you used and I really love that stencil. Such a beautiful combination for sure and made a stunning card. Hugs, Brenda

Linda said...

This looks fab .... I love the soft colours, perfect background for that pretty stencil xx

Trina P. said...

AH-mazing job lifting, Loll. The barley images are so clean and crisp. Beautiful soft delicate colours and I love that it’s a masculine card. xx

Julia Aston said...

The barley looks wonderful lifted off your panel Loll - what a great mix of colors you used on your background!

BożenA said...

You have the feeling that working with a template would bring the best results. I always admire your cards made in this technique. A wonderful background with a black banner creates the perfect card for a man
xx