CAS Watercolour December Challenge. This month, the challenge is ...
I used heat embossing as my resist, using a Christmas text background stamp done in white. I made a large piece (6" x 9"). Then I sprinkled a couple of colours of green Brushos just on part of the background, spritzed with water and let it dry. Then I added in some red Brushos in the spots that didn't have green, spritzed with more water, and blotted here and there with a paper towel. It turned out pretty well, but very light, so I repeated my steps to add more depth of colour.
I cut the watercoloured sheet into four and made multiples of the same design. Great way to quickly grow your stash of Christmas cards.
The holly and pine sprigs is a die-cut, which was sponged around the edge with the same colour of ink as the paper, just to give it some shading. The "berries" were made with a paper hole punch, sponged with a little red, and a white dot added with a gel pen. Then it was all glued together and placed over top of the text background.
We are happy to have Deepti (Dee's Art Utopia) as our Guest Designer this month at CAS Watercolour. Deepti was the winner of our very first challenge - Autumn with this GORGEOUS CARD! Welcome to the team!!
Please click HERE to check out the Design Team's beautiful cards.
And then come join the fun. Create a CAS (Clean and Simple) card using Watercolour Resist and then join the challenge. Hope to see you in the gallery!
Edited: I'm entering this into the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge for December - Red & Green. Thanks Harriet!
Stamps: Christmas Story (Penny Black); Christmas Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper: White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink: Brushos: Lime Green, Leaf Green, Scarlet; Versamark; Distress Inks: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: White embossing powder, heat tool, water mister, Blissful Bundle die-cut (Memory Box), paper hole punch, sponges, white gel pen
CAS Watercolour December Challenge - Watercolour Resist