Friday, September 15, 2017

I'd Rather be Sailing

Hi everyone.  The card above looks like a bright and beautiful summer day, perfect for sailing.  For those of you that know me well ... the title of the post should read "I'd Rather Be Sailing ... NOT!" :)  I get sea sick easily.  I've been on a sailboat just once in my life and spent most of the time clinging to a pole while laying on the deck.  Not a pretty sight!!. :)

We're half way through September so this is my reminder card for the CAS Mix Up Challenge - Watercolour Wash.

  
Bonnie is hosting this month's challenge and we're having so much fun playing with watercolours!

I created the background wash following Gina Kim's video tutorial.  I taped down my watercolour paper and added lots of water on top with a sponge brush.  Then I used Peerless Watercolours to add swipes of colour (yellow, green and blue).  I added more ink and water and tilted the panel, letting the ink flow until the paper was completely covered with colour. Very easy way to do a Watercolour wash.

I die-cut this sailboat and sea scene with white card stock and popped it up on top. A simple stamped sentiment finishes the card.


I hope you'll take some time to check out the CAS Mix Up Challenge blog to see the beautiful watercolour wash cards from the Design Team and our wonderful Guest Designer, Cathy.  I know you'll be happy you did!

Since this card is a silhouette, I'm also adding this to the CAS Watercolour Challenge - Silhouette.








Stamps:  A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press); White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Peerless Watercolours (Bright Yellow, Light Green, Sky Blue); Salty Ocean Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  sponge brush, paint brush, Navigation Sailing die (AliExpress)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up September Challenge - Watercolour Wash
CAS Watercolour September Challenge - Silhouette

27 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous background and fabulous colour wash. Such pretty colours. The white die cut is perfect against it. Love the blue sentiment too x Chuckled at the blog heading and your'love' of sailing!!!! x

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  2. Gorgeous blended watercolour wash for your wonderful sailboat die. I get car sick and sea sick too, Loll. I am fine in our kayaks, maybe because it is closer to the water and I am in control? I do LOVE your sailboat card though! TFS Hugs...

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  3. My dear, I look at your card with this die cut and compare it with my card a few months ago. Now I see how many design mistakes I made while creating my card. I look at your card and find that it is perfect in every way. Beautiful colors, wonderful watercolor background and even sentiment perfectly matched to the whole. I love this card, thank you for the great study.

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  4. I'm with you, Loll - I hate sailing on small boats - don't mind the ferry or the big cruise ship I went on, but always turn down invitations to go out on small boats!

    Love your beautiful colours in the wash! They absolutely say "summer" to me so are perfect for the die cut.

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  5. Love nautical card Loll beautiful background

    Anne

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  6. I'm always amazed at the beautiful washes you achieve with watercolor backgrounds. The blending is just gorgeous! Thanks for the link too. Love the sailboat die over this and still giggling about " I'd rather be sailing- NOT!"

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  7. I've never been on a sailboat but this makes me want to, my friend! What a beautiful watercolor wash! I love these colors with the clean, crisp die cut sailing scene! It makes me wish to be on the water!

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  8. Gorgeous card Loll, love the colours and will check out this link, you've aced this technique! Cathy x

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  9. Those colors blended so beautifully, Loll.

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  10. This is beautiful. Love the colors.

    Right there with you on the sea sickness. It makes you want to jump overboard. [Bunny]

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  11. What a beautiful and fun card Loll! I love the bright colors you used and that die is fantastic...perfection together!! :0)

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  12. Gorgeous!! The background is perfect and what a beautiful die to pair it with. I watched Kim's clip again and picked up some additional tips! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. What a gorgeous, bright and vibrant color blend, Loll! That die overtop is so intricate and neat looking. Sailing sure doesn't have to be your thing when making fantastic cards is absolutely your thing! Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great day! :)

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  14. A beautiful green and blue watercolor wash background Loll -love that wonderful sailboat die cut! xx

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  15. Your water-colouring is gorgeous, Loll and makes a perfect background for the lovely die-cut.

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  16. Gorgeous watercoloured wash background, Loll! The transition of the colors is so smoothly! I'm sorry for the sailboat experience, but you revenged it by making this awesome summer ocean card. :-) Hideko

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  17. Beautifully blended watercolour wash, Loll ... there's a gorgeous glow from the sunshine on that lovely lake! Thanks for the link, enjoyed the video! Hugs, Anita :)

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  18. Love this bg Loll!! Such a fabulous color choice for the bg and the white die cut is gorgeous!!

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  19. You really made me smile with your sailing story, you may not be great at sailing but the card ts amazing :)

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  20. Gorgeous background and it works so well with the diecut.

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  21. really happy card, love how the bkg turned out. Fun die cut too.
    xx Karen

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  22. Beautiful card Loll. This is my favourite sailing die. It was painful to see it on AliExpress for a fraction of what I bought it for. And I'm the same as you... sea sickness is no fun.

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  23. What a beautifully blended background and I love the sailboat die.
    I know what you mean about sailing .... Been there! I think I'm finding my sea legs finally though .... been on this island long enough! We're even thinking of taking the ferry in November this year ..... we must be crazy!!! xx

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  24. Absolutely stunning, Loll. I love your card, so beautiful.

    Hugs
    Anke

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  25. Your watercolor wash is absolutely beautiful, Loll! The colors blend flawlessly and work perfectly with your white silhouette...Another really striking card!!!

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  26. Thats such a gorgeous background for your boat die and the way you blended it together is incredible! Amazing! Thanks for sharing it.

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  27. I also love looking at the sea but not being in a boat on it so can understand how you feel Loll. This is a gorgeous card full of Summer sunshine, and I love that die cut silhouette scene, also the colour gradation is absolutely stunning. x

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