Sunday, 10 March 2019

CAS Stencil Challenge - Ghosting

The March challenge on the CAS Stencil Challenge Blog is to use the Ghosting Technique and there are many examples and tutorials around on the internet and probably elsewhere.  I started by sponging  three colours of Distress Oxide in a fairly heavy layer onto some white card, placing a stencil on top.  This was spritzed with water and the stencil lifted immediately to avoid water running under the edges of the design.  After leaving the water for a short while the piece was blotted with a kitchen towel which has lifted some of the ink - causing the ghosting effect.  As this is a CAS style of card I simply glued the panel in place and added a die cut flower silhouette and a stamped sentiment.

Inks - Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio and Picked Raspberry
Flower - Tim Holtz die from Wildflower stems #2
Sentiment - magazine freebie stamp


  1. Val you've certainly cracked this challenge a lovely ghosting background which shows off your die cut flower beautifully


  2. This is gorgeous Val. I love the colours and the effect is one of my favourites to use with stencils. I had not heard of this challenge before but might just have to go and join in, after all I have mountain of under used stencils in the cupboard.

    Sue xx

  3. This is really beautiful Val. Great work with ghosting ... your background is so pretty. A simple silhouette flower is the perfect addition. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. Beautiful colors and pattern on your ghosted panel Val - the die cut stem looks lovely laid over it! Thanks for joining us at CAS Stencil!

  5. Hi Val,
    oh this is so gorgeous and such a wonderful technique.
    The colours and design you have achieved look fabulous.
    Brilliant make.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Beautiful ghosting effect with all those pretty colors and I love that you chose a silhouette for your bloom! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CAS Stencil Challenge!

  7. A really beautiful card Val.

    Love the background. Must try hard to play along with this one .. .. it looks fun!

    Love Jules xx

  8. Gorgeous card, love these colours, the ghosted stencilling makes a great background for the diecut flower, thankyou for playing along at CAS Stencil, Cathy x