Monday, October 02, 2017

CAS Watercolour October Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today, Bonnie and I are so happy to celebrate CAS Watercolour's 1st Birthday!  We couldn't have done it without all the help from our very talented and creative Design Team.  Thank you to Nancy, Susan, Karen, and Christine!!

We are also thankful to YOU ... our wonderful participants!!  We are thrilled with all the amazing cards that are entered into our challenge galleries.  The whole team enjoys seeing the cards and reading about how they are made.  Thanks so much for joining in ... you have truly made CAS Watercolour a success!


To celebrate, we are offering two prizes this month.  One for Challenge Winner and one random draw from all entries.  Bonnie and I hope you'll celebrate with us for a chance to win!  See details on the challenge blog HERE.

On to our October challenge ...


Today's card uses Distress Oxides for the background.  I layered Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, and Wilted Violet.  I love this colour combination. It has a real warmth about it that makes me think of fall.


I added two beautiful copper die-cut leaves sent to me by my good friend, Bonnie. A simple sentiment finishes the card.

We're excited to have Marcia (Marcia's Stampin' Pad) join us as our Guest Designer this month.  Marcia won August's Salt challenge.  Welcome Marcia!

Check out the challenge blog to see the beautiful cards made by the Design Team and Marcia.  I know you'll be inspired to play along.






Stamps:  Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Copper Foil (SU!)
Ink:  Distress Oxides:  Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet; Distress Ink:  Vintage Photo (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Water mister, heat tool, Layering Leaves dies (Concord & 9th)

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour October Challenge - Fall Leaves

39 comments:

sandie said...

Congrats on being 1, wonderful card, love fhe gold x

nancy littrell said...

Congratulations Loll and Bonnie for such a successful, inspiring and Fun CAS Watercolour Challenge. Hard to believe it has already been a year:-) LOVE your CAS die cut leaves design my friend. Your DOX background is Stunning! I love how all the colored layers show thru..gorgeous Fall colors! Again, Happy Birthday my friend. Hugs

Marcia HIll said...

Your card is absolutely STUNNING Loll! I love the beautiful colors you used on your background and they say Fall to me too! And how perfect are those 2 copper leaves...just lovely on that background! And happy, happy birthday too...LOVE this challenge!! :0)

Nonni said...

Congratulations on the anniversary, woo hoo! I love your background, such beautiful fall colors... And the golden leaves look stunning, so elegant!

Linda said...

Loll, congrats on one year. Love this challenge and all the inspiration that you give us. Gorgeous card.

Bobby said...

It doesn't seem possible it's been a year already. Congrats on your successful challenge. I love that background. I think smooshes are my favorite, both to see and to make.

Cathy said...

Congrats on your 1st birthday milestone Loll & Bonnie! This card is gorgeous, the colours are so rich, Cathy x

Trina P. said...

Happy first birthday, Loll! Congrats on a successfully run challenge. Gorgeous card to celebrate and inspire. Trina xx

Valerie Nolan said...

Well done on your birthday milestone Loll. Love the mix of colours on the background and those leaves are amazing xx

Nancy Stislow said...

Once again you used a magnificent color combination that I'd never have come up with. Those leaves are really something else! I already have them on my wish list. They look spectacular on that gorgeous background!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful background, my friend! Love these colors and this makes me want to get those DOX inks out again! The background shows these leaves off beautifully!

HJ said...

Congrats on the 1st anniversary. During this year, I have seen some of the most beautiful watercolored backgrounds and love them all. This is a great example today of how they make a stunning card and add some copper diecut leaves and that is perfection. Thanks, Loll.

Susan said...

Fabulous autumn colours in your background, Loll. Perfect for the bright copper leaf dies!

Happy 1st Birthday to CAS Watercolour!

Christine Alexander said...

wow, a year goes so fast, Congrats to you and Bonnie for creating some awesome challenges.
Your card is beautiful, the gold outline leaves are so pretty against that amazing DOX background.

Ina G said...

Congratulations on your 1st Birthday. How did that go by so quickly!
Gorgeous cas card Loll. The background is stunning and the leaves of copper stunning. Lovely little sentiment to finish it off nicely.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Many congratulations to you and Bonnie! WOW, a year already! Where does the time go? Another gorgeous panel and I LOVE those fabulous leaves in that beautiful copper foil! Have a wonderful week my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Jeanne said...

Wow, Congrats!! It's been amazing to see what has grown so much. This card is gorgeous (I feel like I say that a lot, but it is so true). I adore those colors together. You're right, it evokes a warm and cozy fall like feeling. The coppery leaves are beautiful. Wonderful work. Here's to another year of fantastic work! :) Hugs.

Mac Mable said...

Many congratulations! I love your challenge and always learn such a lot from your extremely creative and talented team. Here's to many more years x What an amazing card Loll. The colours are fabulous and those coppery leaf die cuts are stunning!

Maura R said...

Wowsa, Loll!! I LOVE this!!! I agree that it's a beautiful color combo and then the 2 copper leaves to the side are a perfect accent -I will definitely be CASE-ing this at some point! Thanks for the inspiration, Loll, and I'm excited for this month's challenge too!

MaryH said...

The background is lovely, and it truly does make me think "Fall". Splendid color, and I love those copper leaves. I have that die set, and did a birthday card using all 3 of the leaves. Never dreamed how lovely they would be done in copper! What a beautiful design using 2 leaves at the side as you did. Love it! TFS & Hugs too.

Maxine D said...

Oh Loll what a beautiful card - love your background and the simple but elegant die cuts over it are stunning.
Blessings
Maxine

Brenda in IN said...

Congratulations on your first year anniversary! You both inspire us to try things we may not normally try and give us such good directions and videos. I love looking at the cards in the challenges. This is such a gorgeous card. I love the background and the leaves are stunning.

Henry said...

Congratulation for your first birthday together!!! Your Autumn card is just PERFECT!!!
Henry

Sue said...

Loll, your background is stunning, such beautiful colours that look wonderful with the pretty copper die cuts. Congrats on your 1st birthday and thank you for all the gorgeous inspiration and a fun challenge. x

Marianne said...

So simple yet so effective. Love those pretty die cut leaves against your DOI backgroun, Loll. Congrats on turning 1!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I love how this background looks. The colors blend together to form a delicate mist. In other places colors are clearly delineated, creating beautiful colored spots. It looks really amazing. Golden elements make the card very elegant. So beautiful combination of card elements.
love,
BożenA

Karen D. said...

I always wait with great anticipation to see what you will create mf. Love this one, so elegant with the gold die-cuts.
I have loved being a part of this great team, just can't believe it's been a yr already!!! wow.
xx Karen

Linda said...

Congratulations on the 1st birthday ...... can't believe it's been a year.
Gorgeous card to celebrate .... love the background and those die cut leaves are stunning xx

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on a fabulous first year, Loll ... and thank you and Bonnie for all the fabulous inspiration you and the DT have given us! These copper leaves are just beautiful against that wonderful warm background ... such a gorgeous card! Hugs, Anita :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Love, love, love everything about this card: The beautiful background, the metallic leaves, the layout, ... Simple but stunning, your specialty!

shirley-bee said...

Happy 1st birthday to your lovely challenge! That year has gone really quickly -hoping I can play along more often. Love that rich distress oxide background with the copper leaves.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations to you and Bonnie on the 1st anniversary!! Thank you so much for creating such an inspiring and fun challenge! I'm a late comer, but I look forward to participating in the challenge for a long time.
Your card is gorgeous! I love the layers of beautiful colors and the perfect spatters. The copper die leaves are perfect for the theme. Hideko

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

I've just discovered your blog! Congrats on your 1st anniversary & I love, love, love your beautiful card. Thanks!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

That card is truly amazing !! The die-cuts leaves are so gorgeous !!

Julia Aston said...

Those cobber leaves look very familiar (!) and look beautiful over the colors you used on your DOX background - I like the stems standing straight up!

Pat said...

I can't believe how fast that year has swept by Loll and congratulations on a truly wonderful challenge. I love that gorgeous mix of colours for your background and the elongated gold leaves are so pretty over it. x

Kirsi said...

Congratulations on your 1st birthday! Beautiful colors on your card!

Evelyn S. said...

Those copper leaves are amazing! What a perfect pairing with that wonderful distress oxide background.

AlisonC said...

Those die cuts are stunning and perfect against your warm autumn background.