Friday, September 01, 2017

CAS Mix Up September Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the launch of the September CAS Mix Up Challenge.  This month the challenge is hosted by Bonnie.


Playing with re-inkers to make this card. I placed a drop or two of red and brown distress inks on my palette, diluting with a bit of water.  Then used a round brush to add clear water to my mixed media card front.  I picked up red ink with my brush and just made some loose brush marks across my card front.  Rinsed out my brush and picked up the brown and added strokes of brown, making sure to overlap the red. That's it.  Let it dry and added a simple black stamped sentiment and black silhouette flower die-cut that I shaped with my stylus.


Check out the CAS Mix Up Challenge blog to see the amazing cards from our talented Design Team and wonderful Guest Designer, Cathy (Cathy's Card Spot).

Then come play along!!







Stamps:  Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Mixed Media card front (Strathmore 140 lb.); White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Distress Re-inkers:  Candied Apple, Vintage Photo (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, paint brush, Joyful die (Penny Black), stylus and mat


Challenges:
CAS Mix Up September Challenge - Watercolour Wash

29 comments:

Julia Aston said...

wonderful bold swashes of fall water colors on this Loll! Your black stem really pops off the color! Julia xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful striking colours.
Faith
x

nancy littrell said...

CAS creative artsy Perfection my friend. I love your color choices for your watercolor wash and your die cut and shaped silhouette flower. TFS Loll. Hugs..

Sheila H said...

Very striking!

Louise Fox said...

I always am happy to see that I have an email from you! It is like opening a surprise package of goodness. Today was no exception.

Loll said...

Thanks so much for all your comments, Faith. You really make my day! Loll :)

Loll said...

Thank you so much Louise!! Loll :)

Betty Keefe said...

love this, Loll - will have to give it a try - looks pretty easy!!

Darnell said...

Great card, Lolly! I love the earthy colors of your wash and how you added dimension with your stylus!! Hugs, Dolly

Susan said...

Wonderful wash of two beautiful autumn colours! Perfect backdrop for your silhouette!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous colours Loll, you make this technique look so easy! Cathy x

Papercraft Boutique said...

The simple loose brush stokes are artsy, and rich in colors, Loll! They're an effective backdrop for the black silhouette flower die-cut. Adding a little dimension to it is a nice touch, too! Hideko :-)

aussie aNNie said...

Looks so interesting, lovely card Loll.xx [aNNie]

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Loll I love the combination of colours you've used on your background and your black silhouette flower is perfect against the background

Anne

JosieD said...

Striking card! Eases us in to look of fall colors and makes that silouette die absolutely pop.

Jeanne said...

Really like the fall feel on this card. It's very striking with the black flower that pops so prettily. Great card! :) Hugs!

Brenda in IN said...

So easy with such an impact! The colors are wonderfully fall and so vibrant. I simply love this card.

Linda said...

This is gorgeous ..... I LOVE the colours (Autumn is coming!) and the black die cut looks so striking xx

Christine Alexander said...

who needs a watercolour brushstroke stamp when your actual watercolouring looks like this. Love the bold colours awesome CAS card :)

Trina P. said...

I am not brave enough to use these bold colours together because I would just produce mud. Great card.

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful autumn color palette for your watercolor wash, Loll, and I love that you chose black for your bloom...it really pops against your background! Really pretty card!

Anita in France said...

Rich and wonderfully autumnal, Loll ... so beautifully dramatic! Hugs, Anita :)

Mac Mable said...

Loving the colours on the background and that die cut against it is fabulous and dramatic x

Bonnie said...

Bold and beautiful, my friend! Love that die cut in black! It makes a stunning card!

Karen Knott said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and the striking flower
Hugs Kaz xx

Nancy Stislow said...

This is one of my favorite color combinations and love the beautiful wash you created behind your die cut. Your CAS designs are fabulous, Loll! I'd hate missing seeing them!

Marcia HIll said...

Guess I'm a little behind on my commenting, but had to tell you how pretty this is with the red and brown together and the silhouette on top. Such a simple combination but so striking...love it!! :0)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Your background is really amazing, Loll. Surprisingly, the combination of these colors gave such a beautiful effect. This is a true color mixing mastery, so as not to get ugly dirty brown. You have managed to create a beautiful colored autumn background. Black flower beautifully constricts.
Love, BożenA

Bobby said...

So simple yet so striking, Loll.