Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Gesso and Stencils

Hi everyone and thanks to all of you who left such lovely comments on my first attempt at stamping with Aquamarkers.

I've another 'give it a go and see what happens' card to show you today and I've CASEd the same card as I did yesterday. This time I've used my new Penny Black 'intertwined' stencil and applied gesso through it onto black card. When the gesso dried I used Aquamarkers with water to colour it before matting onto silver mirricard and then onto the base card. The sentiment is a Clearly Besotted stamp and the butterfly is a Cheery Lynn die with a couple of gems added.

I've applied gesso through stencils before but never as the focal point and I'm not sure whether I like this card..... although maybe that's because of the black background as I don't find it an easy colour to work with.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Happy Little Stampes CASE challenge - and this is the card I CASEd

Country View challenge 'use a stencil'

Cuttlebug Mania challenge 'butterfly'

Love to Create challenge 'anything goes mixed media'

Mod Squad challenge 'April showers bring May flowers'

Simon Says Wednesday challenge 'stencil it'

and as I had to delve deep into my snippets box for the black card (told you I don't really do black) and also the little pieces of white card for the butterfly and sentiment, I shall also head over to see the playmates over at Pixie's Snippets Playground where the challenge is to use up your snippets.


aussie aNNie said...

Stunning. Great card and gorgeous colours..xx.xx{aNNie}

brenda said...

Another real stunner Andrea and I can almost feel the texture the gesso would have given it.

B x

Carole said...

Looks pretty good to me! I have to say that black is not a colour card I use much for a base...but sometimes we surprise ourselves and move out of our comfort zone!

Sue said...

This is really gorgeous Andrea! huggles Sue xx

Hazel Agnew said...

A beautifully elegant card Andrea....thanks for joining us at Country View Crafts. Xx

cotnob said...

This is stunning Andrea, such a beautiful card.

Lorraine said...

Another gorgeous card Andrea
Lorraine x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Andrea
Looks stunning to me... Love the black...
Hugs Sylvie x

Kathleen said...

Totally gorgeous card, love the shade of pink and it looks fabulous on the black background.

Kath x

Barbara said...

I think that this turned out very well. I have never used gesso, so I am not sure how easy it is to work with. I love your card and love the pink and black and silver. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge. Good luck, and hope to see you again.
Barbara, Mod Squad Challenge Host.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card, I love the flowers and the butterfly
Kevin xx

Melissa L. said...

Lovely card, Andrea. It's fun to get out of our comfort zones and try new things and you did a beautiful job CASEing my card. I love the big pink blooms. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers CASE the Designer for May. I hope you'll keep coming back. :) Melissa (HLS DT & Designer for May)

Di said...

Wow Andrea! This is truly fabulous. Very dramatic yet so beautiful at the same time. I have a tub of Gesso here and am still plucking up the courage to use it!


Di xx

Evelyn Walter said...

Although you don´t know, if you like your card, I can tell you - I really DO! It´s very elegant and feminin! Beautiful use of a stencil (btw, I like the stencil).
Thank you for joining us at Country View Challenge this month!

SARN said...

Hi Andrea . . . stunning card. I love the contrast between the black and the pink. FAB IMHO!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Michelle said...

This is so stunning Andrea - The black and pink look amazing - Michelle x

Joyce said...

This is so very pretty. Love the design and those flowers. Thanks so much for playing along at HLS Case the Designer.

Anne said...

Again very pretty, I've looked at these stamps and wasn't quite sure what I'd do with them.
The results you're getting are lovely Andrea

Anne x

Sue said...

This is really lovely, the Aquamarkers look beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Country View Crafts, and enjoy the rest of the weekend. Sue xx

Birgit said...

Simply stunning! Thanks so much for joining the Happy Little Stampers May CASE the Designer challenge.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card, really like the black background helps the flowers pop.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Di said...

It's me again just to say thank you for joining in with Cuttlebug Mania. LOVE this card!!


Di xx