Monday, 18 May 2020

Have a Beautiful Day

Enjoying a much cooler, overcast day today with even a light shower which is nice, so hoping it's a lovely day wherever you are in this crazy world....

Saturday I was checking out a few blogs and stopped by my friend Loll's blog where she was sharing her gesso resist card and the next thing you know I'm searching for the gesso and off I go - forgot to even leave her a comment....

I did a few experiments stamping with the gesso and then blending Distress Oxide over the dry gesso... here I used Squeezed lemonade and Twisted citron... then I trimmed the panel, layered it with a white border and larger lime green frame.  I die cut the dandelion and some grass - attached them in place and finished with a stamped sentiment (using the Citron DO) and clear embossed it.
CAS Mix Up elements - gesso resist, ink blending, die cuts, heat embossing, stamping

The second attempt, well it didn't really work at all - the stamping got completely lost... but on reading Cathy's post I was determined to not bin it, then I also decided to not make any new elements and found all these in my stash...

Snippets Playground BadgePic of the dry stamped gesso and using a baby wipe to removed the DO ink from the geesso

Crazy bird already coloured but missing a foot, flower - coloured and fussy cut, two colourful sprigs, some black die cut leafy swirls, a black die cut circle and to finish the sentiment already die cut too.... whopppie - a fun card for a change.

I am playing along with CAS Mix Up May challenge - Gesso Resist  ....    AND    .....   Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge #378.
Thanks for stopping by my blog  ---    have a Happy Day and stay safe.

Card 1 Recipe 
Stamps: Kaisercraft - Morocco texture, Cardmaking & Papercraft mag - All Seasons Wreath (sentiment)
Dies: Marianne design - dandelion, Sizzix - wildflower stems
Inks: Distress Oxides - Squeezed lemonade, Twisted Citron, Versamark
Other: clear embossing powder, gesso
Card 2 Recipe - those I can remember
Stamps: Tim Holtz - crazy birds, Polkadoodles - summertime (flower), Jillibean - Jar goodness (sentiment)
Dies: Jillibean - Jar goodness, Sizzix - Funky floral, Spellbinder - nesting circles, 
Inks: Distress Oxide - Peacock feathers, Versafine - black
Other: gesso


  1. Great cards Robyn, love the fresh colours on the first one. Looks like an interesting technique. Your crazy bird is beautifully coloured too, this one is so bright and cheery, take care, Cathy x

  2. what gorgeous cards Robynb - loving that first one - that is so elegant, but there is something delightfully whimsical about the bird and his flower :) Glad you persisted with that background
    Stay safe

  3. Two fabulous cards and great examples of this technique! I'm so glad you didn't bin the 2nd - I love it!

  4. Your gesso play worked great, Robyn! I love the texture on the first card and the pretty white die cuts! Great save on the second card! Isn't it great when you can use some of those discarded pieces!

  5. Beautiful cards Robyn. Your colour choices are so pretty and I love the white die cuts on the first design xx

  6. Two great results from the gesso Robyn. The yellow one is so pretty and that bird is so fun and colourful. Background is amazing.

  7. Two beautiful cards, Robyn! Blending Distress Oxide inks over the dry gesso worked wonderfully. Awesome idea and fabulous results. I love the color palette!
    The lost gesso image actually matches the fun "Crazy bird". And great fussy-cutting!
    So happy to see your card in the CAS Mix Up gallery. Thank you! Hideko xx

  8. Two great cards with such beautiful textured BGs. Love the sunshine bliss on the first and that funky bird on the second. Great job on the gesso challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  9. Super cards Robyn - and a clever persistence with the second (snippets) card. I do love those Crazy Birds - always make me smile, I should use mine more often!


    Di xx


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn