Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Golden Thanks

Hi everyone.  Today's card is another using watercolouring with salt.  I have watercoloured a piece of white tissue paper using watercolour sprays (magenta and orange).  I quickly added some kosher salt on top and let the piece air dry.  The salt reacted with the watercolour, absorbing some of the colour and creating little star bursts.  So pretty!

I glued the tissue to a piece of white card stock and cut two squares.  I splattered the pieces with diluted gold pigment ink (Delicata) and then layered them onto my card front.  A piece of white card stock was coloured with more of the Delicata ink and then cut into the flower branch and placed on top.  A simple thanks stamp finishes the card.

This month's challenge at CAS Watercolour is to use Salt.  I hope you'll check out the reminder post to see more inspiring cards using salt from our Design Team, and talented Guest Designer, Ros.


Also playing along with Just Us Girls this week.  There's lots of shine from the gold splatters, flower sprig and sentiment.








Stamps:  Lots of Thanks (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); white tissue paper
Ink:  Watercolour Sprays from Concentrate:  Magenta, Orange (Dick Blick); Delicata Gold ink (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  paint brush, water mister, kosher salt, Lavish Branch die (Memory Box)

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour August Challenge - Salt
Just Us Girls #406 - Bring on the Shine

27 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, what a beautiful effect on the tissue paper, I also love the gold sprig and splatters. Awesome layout :)

nancy littrell said...

I must try your salt technique on watercolored tissue paper. LOVE the results, Loll. Adding your gold accents to your beautiful squares and your pretty gold die cut flower branch made the most gorgeous finished CAS card. TFS my friend. Such a sweet tiny thanks too. Hugs

Mac Mable said...

So so pretty and love the layout. The colours are gorgeous and wouldn't have thought to try tissue paper, so thank you again for the inspiration x

Liz said...

Gorgeous CAS card, Loll. The square panels are stunning and I love the gold flower branch. xx

Colleen said...

Loll, this is stunning! this is my first day back in the craft room since July 28...I just did a quick view of your latest cards, so much to catch up on and all of yours are just so beautiful! I hope I can play along with the salt! Have a great rest of the week!!

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Loll pretty colours and love your design

Anne

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my goodness, Loll. I can't tell you how much I love this. The clean white card with the bright squares is just beautiful, and especially with the gold splatters. Simply PERFECT!!! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Just Us Girls!
Judy~ JUGS DT, Challenge Host
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Linda said...

What a pretty card Loll. Love the golden die cut. I've been playing around with tissue paper today but I didn't try the salt technique .... must remember that one xx

Pat said...

The beautifully bright pink and orange colours look fabulous with the gold splatters and flower branch Loll and the salt has made such a pretty pattern on the tissue paper, and I love the arrangement of the two squares. A gorgeous card. x

Bonnie said...

The rich background really shows the salt bursts and the gold splatters make it so elegant! Love that gold flower and leaf spray against the squares! A fantastic layout, my friend!

Darnell said...

A achieved schpactular shine and schparkle on this beautiful thank you card, Lolly! I love the two squares off-set with the golden flourish bridging them both!! Thank you for playing along in the JUGS Challenge! Hugs, Dolly

Susan said...

I love the effect of the sprays on the tissue paper - such vibrant colours! And a great layout with the two squares! The gold splatters and the gold branch finish it off perfectly.

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card Loll, no matter what I do and try, my salt card is not as effective as what I see on other blogs... x
[aNNie]

Anita in France said...

Rich and lovely, Loll ... the gold is stunning with that luxurious tissue background! Hugs, Anita :)

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my... This is so elegant! Beautiful colours and design , I may have to CASe that!

Jeanne said...

Absolutely beautiful in every way. Fantastic! :) Hugs!

Aquarius said...

Love the colours used and the gold touches are just right.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Just stunning Loll! You have such a knack for using tiny pieces of background pieces in such unique and creative ways! LOVE it! Have a wonderful evening my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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Susanne Vargas said...

Another cool layout to showcase this stunning background you created! Love it!

Sue said...

Beautiful gold foliage and layout, Loll. A stunning card x

Trina P. said...

Stunning, Loll. Such a rich and beautiful colour palette (love all your colour choices). The gold splatters and diecut pops beautifully against it.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Such a beautiful effect on the tissue paper, Loll! I love both the design (layered squares with the branch) and the colors (pink/orange shades with gold)! Hideko

Barb Ghig said...

Your branch looks so pretty in Delicata Gold and I love the effect on the square panels...bet this is really gorgeous in person! I found that Kosher salt gave the best results when I tried this technique...I can't wait to see what you have lined up for us next month :)

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful card, Loll! I love the magenta, orange and gold colour scheme.

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I love your artwork and follow you pots this very minute!
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Bożena Adamusińska said...

Your twig so beautifully passes through both colored squares, joining them together. Beautiful arrangement of elements on the card. Great CAS card.
Hugs,
BożenA

vaiybora said...

wow !!! beautiful and so lovely,i really like your good idea so much.Thank for sharing.

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