Friday, June 02, 2017

CAS Watercolour June Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the start of the CAS Watercolour June Challenge.


What could be more summery than a day at the beach??!! :)  I created the sand and sea by smooshing with acetate.  I do love this technique as I can control a bit of where the ink goes.  I used just two colours of Distress Inks for my background (Brushed Corduroy and Broken China).  I stenciled a flock of birds and stamped my sentiment in black.  Easy and fun card to make. :)

We are thrilled to have LeAnne (weeinklings) and Ksenija (Sweet Kobylkin) as are guest designers this month.  Welcome LeAnne and Ksenija!

And we are also excited to announce our new Design Team Member, Christine (It's a Card Day's Night).  Christine is bringing her own unique style to our team and we know you will be inspired.   Not only does Christine love to watercolour, but she also loves to try new techniques.  She has been card making for many years, but has only recently started a blog.  I hope you'll take a few minutes to drop by her blog and say hello.  Welcome Christine!







Stamps:  Feel the Sand (Stampendous)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Brushed Corduroy, Broken China; Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, acetate, Some Birds stencil (STAMPlorations)

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour June Challenge - Summer

25 comments:

  1. Oh, Loll, I looked at this card and immediately relaxed. Thank you!

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  2. I wish I could "smoosh" like this!! What a gorgeous background you've created for your pretty summer confection!

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  3. I love the loose, relaxed look of your watercoloring, Loll! It's a perfect beach with those birds flying over! Awesome card, my friend!

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  4. I can hear the ocean and feel the sand between my toes...TFS Loll and reminding us to relax and enjoy our day :-) Hugs..

    P.S. Love your loose smooshing with acetate and perfect sentiment and birds.

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  5. Beautiful watercolor smooshing, Loll! Your design makes me want to go right to the beach for a relaxing day and I love your sentiment! Can't wait to play along again!

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  6. What a wonderful effect, it certainly makes a scene.
    Faith
    x

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  7. I love this design and idea! What a fabulous sentiment for this too. Smooshing is as lot of fun and your color choices are so perfect too! What a wonderful effect for sand with the brushed corduroy!

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  8. Beautiful card as always, Loll. Great smooshing. I love this technique with acetate too. Hoping to join in this month. 🙄

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  9. You have captured the sea and sand right on your card Loll and I am so loving it!! I've never tried using acetate to smoosh with, but I have seen Kristina Warner do it that way and I want to give it a try sometime. You got a great effect from it! Love your birds and of course that sentiment. Hugs, Brenda

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  10. such great imagery, I just love the simplicity of the the sand and the sea. Also Loll, I have to say I am super excited to be part of the CAS Watercolour team and can't wait to play with all the awesome challenges coming up :)

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  11. Loll, you never fail to surprise me, love this and I just need to experiment more with actual water colouring.xx[aNNie]

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  12. This looks so arty ..... love it!! The acetate smooshing technique is also a favourite of mine .... thanks to you xx

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  13. I love this card! Going to have to try the acetate smooshing. Thanks!

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  14. GORGEOUS Summertime card Loll and I LOVE that sentiment! This card will definitely bring a smile to someone's face!! :0)

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  15. Why do my smooshes never look like yours Loll?!!! Beautiful card xx

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  16. Fear I am not going to have time to join in AGAIN Loll... but will keep stopping by to have a look at your stunning creations! Be lost without my 'Loll' fix wouldn't I?!!
    Terrific card as always and I adore the sentiment. x

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  17. Oh, this is so gorgeous in it's simplicity and makes me yearn for the beach... Wonderful card!

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  18. Beautiful ocean smooching, Lolly, perfectly CASlicious! Congratularions to LeAnne, Ksenija, and Christine!! Hugs, Dolly

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  19. So artsy and love the limited colour palette. Gorgeous scene you've created with this fabulous card x

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  20. just a super cas mf...love the colour washes.
    xx Karen

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  21. This is the most peaceful, relaxing scene. I would love to be sitting on the beach watching the birds. I love the smooshing and the soft look it gives.

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  22. So soft and serene, Loll. Perfect with the sentiment.

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  23. Love the subtle suggestion of sand and sea/sky! What a perfect sentiment for the "summer" challenge! The birds balance everything perfectly.

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  24. An unusual project, Loll. So metaphorically you presented the sea and the beach over which the flock of birds flies! Incredible, thank you for this great inspiration.
    BożenA xoxo

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  25. Oh, Loll, this is so pretty. And in summer, when we all want to be outside, quick and dynamic card ideas like this are so helpful! Thanks so much for sharing with our products!!

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)