Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sunrise ...


Hi everyone.  Time for a new challenge at ATS&M #104 - CAS.  I LOVE making CAS cards and today I did a quick watercolor using one of our sponsor's images.  This image is from a set of four (sunrise, day, trees, sunset).  They are all in a similar style with the stained glass look - love it and thought it would be perfect to watercolor.

Here's more info about the challenge ...




Prize:  3 digital images


I printed the image onto watercolor paper.  I used my paint palette to mix up re-inkers with a few drops of water (Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow).  I used a paint brush and dipped into the diluted ink, doing one section at a time.  I added a base color and then added a darker version for some interest.  After it dried, I went on to a new section.  Just remember to let an area dry before watercoloring another area that is touching it ... otherwise you'll have bleeding of the colors.  I did have a little bleeding from the black ink, but I'm OK with it  :)

Simple and fun card to make.  The hardest part was waiting for the ink to dry :)

The challenge is open for one week and any style of card is welcome.  Remember to follow the theme of the challenge (CAS - Clean & Simple)  ... and have fun! :)

I hope you'll join us ... click here to check out the challenge and see the rest of the DT's beautiful cards.







Stamps:  Digi33301 (sunrise, day, trees, sunset) - set of four from Eureka Stamps; Be Happy Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  110 lb. white (Neenah); watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  paint brush, water


25 comments:

Neets B said...

Such a striking card, Loll. I may have to have a play with these digis aswell now! x

Susan Hogan said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. there is so much luminescence here. Why not enter this at Crafting with Dragonflies for their latest challenge - CAS!

Cornelia W said...

Reminds me about those stained glass windows you see in churches - so pretty!

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Loll, I love the stained glass look. i must check these digis out, Cathy x

Rahmat said...

It looks fabulous Loll, I am tempted to try this digi now!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, I really love how you water colored this image, Loll! The colors are just beautiful, and really add to the stained glass window effect! Love it so much!

sandie said...

This really does look like a stained glass window and I thought you had embossed the image! You are becoming a water colouring expert my friend x

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous card Loll and such amazing colours...

Anne

Kylie said...

The colours have turned out brilliantly. Beautiful replica of a stained glass window!! xx

Julie Beech said...

This so brill Loll, I love the stained glass effect, the waiting was worth it! :)

Karen B said...

So pretty Loll - looks just like a stained glass window.

Karen x

Lee-Anne said...

Awesome stained glass effect the with watercolor, Loll! Love the depth you've achieved!

cm said...

Oh my, Loll: absolutely gorgeous! You've achieved the stain-glass look beautifully; your perseverance with water-colouring is leading to amazing results! Love this oodles!
Hugs~ c

Anonymous said...

Hi Loll. The watercolouring is perfect for the stained glass look. Stunning CAS card. Have a great Day! hugs Monika xxx

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely stunning! The watercolour technique looks fabulous on this image. Great sentiment too!

Shana Gaff said...

I love the stained glass effect. Your watercoloring rocks!

Deepti said...

Oh my what a beauty, this actually looks like a stained glass :) I am totally inspired to try this !

Brenda said...

Wow, I love the look of this card Loll! The colors are so vibrant for water coloring and I love it! I don't have any re-inkers and now I wish I did. I guess I'm going to have to do something about that. lol Hugs, Brenda

nancy littrell said...

Your watercoloring is perfect for your CAS stained glass image Loll. TFS and always inspiring us all. Hugs, Nancy

Kripa Koushik said...

Def reminds me of a beautiful stained glass. Striking colours. Beautiful card.

maria f. said...

That is such a cool image. Love what you've done with it.

Bonnie said...

This does look like a piece of stained glass! How beautiful!

Anita in France said...

Wow, so beautiful, Loll ... this glows! Anita :)

Katie Melhus said...

Love the gorgeous stained glass look of this, Loll - CAS gorgeousness!

Karen D. said...

awesome card....