Monday, August 15, 2016

Watercolour Sprays

Hi everyone.  This is a reminder that the CAS Mix Up Challenge for August is Sprays.


I used watercolour sprays for my background of my card.  My favourite colours (yellow, orange and magenta) were sprayed, blotted with a paper towel, and sprayed again until I got the depth of colour I wanted.

I make my own watercolour sprays using Liquid Watercolor Concentrate from Dick Blick.  Check out this video by the Frugal Crafter.

I love the liquid concentrate ... works for making sprays, also for watercolouring (just dilute with a little water).  And if you want really vibrant, saturated colours, you can use them straight out of the bottle.

On top of my sprayed background, I sponged over a beautiful stencil I got as a gift from my dear friend, Bonnie.  Isn't it pretty??!!  I added just a little detailing with my white gel pen, and matched that with a white, heat embossed sentiment.

Click HERE to see the rest of the Design Team's reminder cards, along with a wonderful card made by our Guest Designer, Joanna.  You'll be glad you did.

And then come play along.  We'd love to see you in the gallery!  The challenge closes on August 24th at midnight (PDT).







Stamps:  Be Happy Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Watercolour sprays made from Liquid Concentrate in yellow, orange and magenta (Dick Blick); Lovely Large Flower stencil (Studio 490 - Wendy Vecchi), sponges, white gel pen, white embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up August Challenge - Sprays

23 comments:

nancy littrell said...

I LOVE your sprayed background Loll and your amazing stenciled flower. I would never have guessed it was a stencil. Your main image truly glows my friend :-) Hugs, nancy

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Loll, love the softness of the background and the stenciled flower. I think I need to invest in some bottles, my sprays are so strong, the dylusions , maybe watering down will soft them. not working for me yet.

Bonnie said...

Your use of this stencil is inspiring, my friend! It's so pretty on the sprayed background! Love these colors and the white dots add extra interest!

Susan said...

This is such a perfect "Loll" card - in your signature colours that you mix so well. Love the flower stenciled over it and the subtle but effective bit of white gel pen.

Nancy Stislow said...

I'm amazed at the smooth gradient of your sprayed background! I rarely get such a perfect blend of colors as this one has! Love those colors too. That stencil is beautiful, Loll!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I can see why those colours are particular favourites of yours Loll, they are beautiful! Great stencilling and the added white dots are inspired! just lovely! Have a great evening! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous blend of colors on your background, Loll! I love how you sponged the flower stencil, too...such a striking contrast of rich colors!
My mojo is on vacation, but I do plan to play along in the next few days...thanks for the reminder :)

Maxine D said...

Beautiful - love the white detailing and the fabulous sprayed background
Blessings
Maxine

Shylaa Shree said...

very beautiful watercoloured sprayed background

Linda said...

Love your sprayed background ..... such a pretty blend of colours. Gorgeous stencil too ..... I love the touches of white xx

Donna said...

Beautiful, Loll.
Your white accents on the flower are just perfect. X

Ingrid said...

Gorgeous of course! I'm haven't gotten into sprays too much yet, have them...just a little intimidated by them....lol! :)

Julia Aston said...

Your stenciling looks so pretty over the watercolor background Loll!

Mac Mable said...

Great depth of colours with those sprays and you've achieved such a smooth effect, almost like blending. Great to see sprays being used in this way...another great idea!!! Gorgeous blending of that very pretty flower x

Jo Manna said...

You are the master of Stencils. Such a soft beauty with that choice of colours, LOVE IT!

Maura R said...

Love this, Loll! I am amazed at how vibrant the stenciled flower is - even though it is sponged over all the other color in the bg - good to know that can be done so well. Thanks for the inspiration as always!

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful background Loll and love the stencil flower gorgeous colours

Anne

Kathlene said...

I'm admiring the lovely bed your favorite spritzed color combination makes for your stenciled floral design. And what an impact a few little white dots can make. A truly beautiful card! Hugs, Kathy

Dr Sonia S V said...

Sooo beautiful the flower looks
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Inkyfingers said...

What vibrant colours and a perfect composition with the gorgeous stencilled flower Loll!

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous glow there is about this lovely stencilled bloom, Loll ... it's beautiful! Actually, all your recent cards are beautiful ... the fern ones really took my eye ... clean, fresh and so gorgeous! Bon weekend! Hugs, Anita :)

MaryH said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. You ladies are finding the bestest stencils! Really like this one, and the extra white dots certainly highlighted the lovely flower. Luscious background too. Just a lovely look altogether! TFS & Hugs

Pat said...

What a great colour combination Loll and the white gel pen highlights and sentiment go so prettily. Love that stencil too. x