Saturday 1 October 2016


Guest Designer..........
I have just come back from a lovely holiday and I am so looking forward to catching up with visiting your fabulous blogs and admiring your wonderful inspiration x
The internet wasn't readily available, so please accept my apologies for not visiting sooner x

After winning The CAS Mix Up Challenge last month with this card 
I was kindly invited to be Guest Designer this month...
Wow ....what an Amazing opportunity!
The CAS Mix Up Challenge offers tons of inspiration and new techniques to try.
CAS, Mixed Media and Techniques all on one card......Fabulous!
The Team are so friendly and helpful  and I love entering the challenge because 
of the mixed genre's and techniques x
The Challenge this month is Stamping + Ghosting + Your Choice
You will find links on their blog to try out different Ghosting techniques....
This is my card.....
I started with blending several colours of distress inks quite liberally onto the card.
I layered the flower stencil onto the background and used water to lift the colour 
to produce a ghosting effect.
I used minimal water and a small sponge to lift the water to stop the water seeping underneath.
The flower was stamped over the ghosting effect, slightly off-set.
I used white gesso inside the stamped image and then painted with water- colours.
I have used black glossy embossing paste through the love sentiment stencil 
and die cut the rectangle with a stitch die. 
I finished with popping on a heart stencil and using a darker distress ink in the 
bottom right hand corner.
Thank you so much for the opportunity of guesting with you this month.
I love your fun, creative, inspirational and informative challenge.
Thank you for finding time to stop by...
Crafty Hugs xxx