Saturday, March 23, 2019

Ghosting

Hello-

Back with another challenge entry.  CAS Stencil's prompt is Ghosting.


I used two shades of distress oxide inks, peacock feathers and salty ocean along with SSS's Best Fishes stamp set and waves stencil.  I had some difficulties, because I couldn't let go of my idea.  I picked a bad stencil for this idea. Too much open space and too small lines.  My open areas kept bleeding beneath the lines of the stencil.  So finally, I just wet the stencil and laid it on my ink, blotted with a paper towel, then lifted the stencil and blotted again. It gave me the lines I wanted.



I finished it up by stamping my images in versafine onyx black ink.  I love those blues and greens and they kinda washed out on a white card, so I mounted the panel on black. Its much more cohesive and the colors look bolder.  I am happy with the end result.


Edited to Add, I am also adding this to Casology - Ocean.  I clicked publish too fast!


Thanks much for stopping by!

21 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

another great card, Cat - love how you created the watery background - and the black is perfect!

Loll said...

Fabulous card Cat! Great way to do the ghosting with an intricate stencil. Love the blended blues with your black card base. Great contrast. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil!

Misty Elam said...

Ooooh, I love it with the black background. Your colors look awesome. I really like that stencil. I have such a hard time with stencils for some reason. They always move on me!! I don't think I've ever heard of ghosting... Is it adding water to your stencil to get that lighter effect?

Dotty Jo x said...

That effect is perfect, Cat! Love your card, Jo x

Julia Aston said...

You used the perfect stencil for your ghosted ocean for your fishies to swim in Cat - great colors with the blue and stark black! thanks for joining us in the CAS Stencil Challenge! xx

Cathy said...

Great card Cat, I'm glad you persisted because the ghosted waves look fantastic, really striking panel against the black, Cathy x

nancy littrell said...

Another beautiful CAS Stencil Ghosted CAS Card for our challenge. I love the stenciled and ghosted water with your black stamping and black cardstock. Hugs..Nancy

Robyn Oliver said...

A fabulous seascape card Cat, I used the misted stencil to achieve better lines for the ghosting too... your's worked beautifully... thanks for sharing with CAS Stencil

Melissa said...

I'm so glad you persisted because this turned out beautifully, Cat! I love the contrast of the black too!
Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CASology! :)

Greta said...

Very cool result, Cat--love this card!

I Card Everyone said...

I'd be giddy with the cool results of this ghosting, Cat... you really did work it out perfectly in the end!
=]

Sue said...

Fabulous underwater effect! Love your fun card. Thank you for sharing at CAS Stencil.

karen h said...

Beautiful card! Love the way you used the wave stencil! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Anita in France said...

That wavy ocean is gorgeous, Cat ... so worth all the effort of ghosting to get it so fabulous ... perfect for your watery scene and that fun sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)

HilaryJane said...

Love this one Cat, glad you got the ghosting to work in the end. I tried it quickly but got nowhere so gave up! xx

Barb Ghig said...

You have totally outdone yourself with this fabulous card, Cat! Great job with the stencil (I know it's a tricky one) and I love the gradient of blues/greens! I also think it was a great idea to mount your panel on black! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS Stencil...we always enjoy seeing your creations in the gallery!

Jean said...

Gorgeous color choices and a really fun design!

Monika Reeck said...

not all CAS card must be white
you show it cleverly
I love that stenciling you did
adorable CAS card
thanks for your lovely words
hugs
Monika

Karen Dunbrook said...

great results make for a fun card.
:) Karen

Jacquie Southas said...

Love your inky ocean! Thanks for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Helen F. said...

I think that water-look background looks great! I really like the effect you got here with that waves stencil, Cat and can't wait to give it a try