Saturday, April 21, 2012

Some Things Have to be Seen to be Believed!

Rainy day here in Ottawa but that’s okay J The sun is shining in my craft room! Or setting as it would appear on this card hehehe
I was so excited when I saw the challenge picture at Paper Lovin’ Gals this week. The colour palate is so me and then when I saw the “ghosting” technique challenge (and sketch!) at The Friday Mashup it was a match made in crafting heaven!!!
Embossing with black powder can be such a mess but I just had to risk it with this card. I did not think that just plain black ink would give the effect that I wanted. When I decided to add in the sponging it helped to hide any little blimps along the way.

My Challenge(s):

My Card:

I had never tried the “ghosting” technique before aka versamark resist technique but I will totally use it again. Love the way it can create a simple yet stunning background piece.

Thanks for stoppin’ by!


  1. Wow all that extra work paid off this is so pretty.. Great colors. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup and the Paper Lovin' Gals this week.

  2. SO pretty, Hayley! Love the colours and the black embossing.

  3. Hi Hayley, great way to combine the two challenges! Thanks for playing along with both of them!

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT AND Paper Lovin' Gals DT

  4. Very pretty card Hayley, love the colors!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  5. Hi Hayley, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is and that I am now following you. Please pop on over and visit my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  6. Beautiful card. Love the warmth in your colours. x

  7. Hayley!! I love seeing your work from week to week! This is super beautiful! Such a great take on our challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Lovin' Gals!!
    Michele F.
    PLG DT

  8. Hayley, this card totally made me think of being on a safari in Africa! I love the colors and stamps you chose. Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup this week!

  9. Great way to combine the two challenges. I love the way you applied the ghosting technique and the color combination. Thanks for playing with us at the Friday Mashup!