Thursday, September 15, 2022

September CAS Mix Up Reminder

Hi everyone.  This month Hilary is hosting the CAS Mix Up Challenge - Gesso.  I've used gesso as a resist again on my DT card.


I first sponged lightly with gesso over the Lovely Leaves stencil (Wendy Vecchi).  It dries really quickly so I could sponge lightly with my brushes over top with Autumn colours (Distress inks:  Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Candied Apple).  Once I finished sponging, I let the inks dry a bit before using a damp paper towel to wipe the colour off the gesso stenciling to reveal a dreamy, etheral looking background.  This is an Eileen Godwin technique (seen in this video).  I love her work and using her techniques on my cards. :)

Close-up ...
I used an older stamp from Stampendous (Enjoy Gift - retired) for my sentiment, stamping in Rusty Hinge distress ink and heat embossing in clear.  The panel was cut to size and popped up on my card front for a bit of dimension.

I hope you'll check out the reminder post on the challenge blog to see the wonderful gesso CAS cards by our Designers.  Then come play along.  There's still over a week before the challenge closes.  Hope to see you in the gallery! :)

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Stamps:  Enjoy Gift - retired (Stampendous)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalate, Ripe Persimmon, Candied Apple, Rusty Hinge (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Gesso (Golden), sponge, Lovely Leaves stencil (Wendy Vecchi), sponge brushes, clear embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up September Reminder - Gesso


19 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful Dreamy Gesso leaves and then sponging the background over your leaves, Lolly. Love your heat embossed sentiment too. TFS the close up..it showed off the shine on your sentiment and the dreamy Gesso leaves wonderfully:-) This has been such a fun challenge by Hilary:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

HilaryJane said...

The softness you achieved with that technique is just gorgeous. I have really enjoyed working out how gesso can be used on cards. It really is very versatile as demonstrated by everyones examples xx

Linda said...

So soft and pretty, Loll. Lovely card.

Susan said...

Lovely soft colours - a perfect subtle background for the great sentiment.

Bonnie said...

Love the ethereal leaves and the Autumn colors, Lolly! A beautiful card and wonderful sentiment, my dear friend!

Lisa Elton said...

I like the simplicity and that wonderful sentiment! Lovely card, Loll!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful soft colours ♥

Linda said...

This is beautiful Loll. The colour is stunning! xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I think this has an etherial feel and is beautiful Loll.
Faith x

Bobby said...

What a lovely blend of color, Loll. The leaves almost look like skeletons in their softness.

Marcia Hill said...

Beautiful card Loll! I love the soft golden glow from your colors, and the stenciled gesso branch looks so pretty against the warm background! Awesome sentiment too! Hugs. :0)

Julia Aston said...

So softly colored in the light yellow Loll - with the gessoed stem standing out off the color - Love the sentiment in the Rusty hinge color and clear embossed so it shines! xx

Sue N said...

Beautiful card, Loll! I love the leaves and rich surrounding color! The sentiment is one we all need to remember! Sue N

My Paper Epiphany said...

So beautiful and yes, like many have said, quite etherial. Hugs x

Trina P. said...

Wonderful card and technique. Love the creamy softness.

Liz said...

Beautiful card Loll. the background you've created is so pretty. xx

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, those lovely warm colors, and the embossed sentiment looks fantastic as well!

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a beautiful blend of fall colors, Loll! Love the soft gesso leaves against the warm, ethereal-look background. The shiny sentiment is wonderful too!
Hideko xx

Debbie said...

So pretty, Loll. Love the super soft vibe of this card.