Monday, 20 March 2017

Love and Laughter...

Today's card is a CAS card.....
I stamped the large leaves with white gesso and then did a little blending on the card.
The gesso acted as a resist.
I then stamped the large leaf off set, which gave me the white surround.
I used a couple more foliage stamps in shades of grey.
I splattered, just a little with white acrylic ink.
I finished with stamping the sentiment onto vellum 
and heat embossing with platinum embossing powder.
I used mixed media card to give a little more texture.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Crafty Hugs x
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27 comments:

Stamp Smiles said...

You are so very clever!! I love what you've done with the gesso for a dimensional image look!! This turned out so amazing!! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*

Shawna Standish said...

OOOOO I love this card Mac!! Your shadow effect is amazing... Seriously a fantastic card.... A winner in my eyes.

cuilliesocks said...

OMG Mac, your card is stunning, beautifully designed and coloured, love it Kate x

Ros Crawford said...

Oh it's breathtakingly beautiful... Who would have thought that grey could be so beautiful just as it is - Then again I happen to love grey... Wonderful work Mac!

Stella said...

Mac I am smitten.....I never would have thought of using Gesso for stamping but the result is jawdropping gorgeous! CAS at it's best and grey is the new white:) And I LOVE it!!
XX

Daffodil Cards said...

A GORGEOUS card, love the detail of it.
Faith
x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I really like monochrome cards! Choosing gray is a great idea. The card is thus shrouded in a delicate mist of understatement. Vellum completes this impression. Beautiful card, delicious
Hugs,
BozenA

Karren said...

This is stunning! The grey foliage looks amazing.

Bonnie said...

This is so classy, Mac! You are so talented with mixed media!

Kreative Kymona said...

Hey Mac!! I love your card. I love the monochromatic you used. The shadowing is amazing. Nicely done. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

Loll said...

Gorgeous monochromatic card, Mac! Great idea to use gesso as a resist. Have not tried stamping with it ... I'm just starting to use it after having it for ages. :) Love the soft gray shading and stamping. Beautiful paired with the vellum and liquid platinum embossed sentiment. Very creative and artsy! xx

Greta said...

I've never stamped with Gesso, but wow--what an amazing look you've created! this is stunning, Mac!

Hannelie said...

LOVE the soft muted look! Stunning design!
Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Maxine D said...

WOW - CAS maybe, but absolutely stunning and oh so elegant Mac!!
Blessings
Maxine

Linby said...

Such a great effect, I thought you had drawn it.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Amazing effect Mac my friend! I recognised it in your header here, I'm glad you explained how it's done . . . I've never used gesso, maybe . . . I should get me some! Have a great week! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Susangail Powell said...

WOW! This is stunning!

Mrs A. said...

I love the look of this card. A beautiful design and so elegant. Hugs Mrs A.

Susan said...

What a gorgeous card - love the grey and white colour combination, and the layering of stamps and shading!

Jo Manna said...

Fabulous card, love the softness xx

Marina said...

Such a subtle and beautiful effect.

Lois said...

What a beautiful monochromatic card! Thanks for playing in the STAMPlorations CAS challenge this month.

Linda said...

This is stunning .... I love the monochromatic effect. Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge xx

Karen D. said...

love this...
xx Karen

Diane said...

What a stunning card design, the soft colors are just fabulous.

Hugs Diane

Donna said...

Love this soft look. Really pretty. x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such a cool technique you used here. Glad you explained it. Would not have been able to figure it out. Have to keep this in mind for a winter card....hope I'll be able to remember this when the time comes again...I'm pinning it!