Thursday, November 02, 2017

CAS Watercolour November Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the start of the November Christmas Challenge.  This challenge is perfect for this time of year.


As I mentioned earlier, I bought several of Penny Black's Christmas stamps that are just perfect for watercolouring.  I was not confident to start using them until I watched several of Jill Foster's video.  Here's a link to PB&J (Penny Black & Jill Foster) videos.

I am loving working with these beautiful stamps.  This one was done with the no-line watercolouring.  Placed the stamp in my Mist, and inked up with a pale brown (Sahara Sand from Stampin' Up!).  Pressed onto my mixed media paper.  Repeated with the same ink until I had a good image ... still very pale, but showing the details.

The poinsettia was watercoloured using distress inks and a water brush, then details added with watercolour pencils.  Once dry, the image was stamped again, this time with Versamark and heat embossed in clear.  Water was added to the background, along with green ink that flowed around the poinsettia.  I used my waterbrush to move the green around to create a watercolour wash.  To finish the card, diluted white paint was splattered for a snowy effect, and the sentiment was stamped in the same green used for the poinsettia and background.

We are excited to have Ina (Little Bits of Craft).  Ina won the September Silhouette challenge.  Welcome to the team Ina!

I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see Ina's Holiday watercoloured card, along with the amazing cards from the rest of the Design Team.  I know you'll be inspired!

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A reminder the Twelve Tags of Christmas challenge starts HERE on Nov. 6th.
I hope you'll come back to check out the inspiration tags and play along!







Stamps: Scarlet Majesty (Penny Black); Believe (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Sahara Sand (SU!); Distress Markers:  Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss; Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Misti, water brush, Watercolour pencils (Derwent), clear embossing powder, heat tool, white acrylic paint, brush for splattering

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour November Challenge - Holiday

28 comments:

  1. I love this, Loll. Poinsettia is one of my favourites and your watercolouring and splatters look amazing.

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  2. Oh My...You have me inspired, Loll after seeing your gorgeous no line watercoloured poinsettia. I have this stamp and have not successfully watercoloured. I so want to try your no line technique. TFS your gorgeous card and detailed description my friend. Hugs

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  3. Stunnng watercoloured card Loll

    Anne

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  4. Beautiful, I love how you painted this poinsettia, it has such a certain line. I love delicate water background. Adding white splashes looks stunning. Amazing card with a huge Christmas message.
    Hugs,
    BożenA xx

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  5. So beautifully watercoloured! Love the contrast of the vibrant poinsettia with the soft green background.

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  6. I've usually just done marker directly to stamp and spritz for these PB stamps. You got such a bright color by watercoloring over the lightly stamped image, Loll. I'm going to try this with one of my stamps.

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  7. Beautiful Loll. Great watercoloring.

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  8. WOW!!! This is absolutely stunning Loll. I love this PB stamp, and you've done a fabulous job with the no-line watercolouring .... I love it!! xx

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  9. Gorgeous card, Loll. The watercolouring fabulous. xx

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  10. WOW! That looks exactly like a Jill Foster work of art, Loll! I've tried to follow her videos but she makes it look easy- NOT! This is amazing, the colors, the blending and the gorgeous wash in the background without any horrid watermarks- just amazing! Love this.

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  11. WOW! This is gorgeous, Loll! What a beautiful poinsettia! I'll be CASEing this, my friend!

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  12. Beautiful. I love poinsettias. Especially the pink ones I saw for the first time this year. [Bunny]

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  13. Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Loll! Your no-line watercoloring is perfect with all those elegant petals on the Poinsettia, and your details make everything pop...I love the effects of your pencil work and splatters...WOW! I'll bet this card looks amazing in person, too ~ Can't wait to play along :)

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  14. Stunning, Can't wait to try this again. You make it look so easy :)

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  15. Oh Loll that poinsettia is stunning and beautifully colooured. A fabulous stamp and you have done it proud. There is nothing quite like a poinsettia for a Christmas card - a favourite of mine. Love the effect you achieved with the background wash and your sentiment font is awesome. Thanks so much for inviting me to be your Guest this month. Simply thrilled!

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  16. Oh my goodness, Loll! You are an amazing student because this card is gorgeous. Your watercoloring is fantastic. The pointsettia image looks amazing. It's almost glowing! You have so much talent! Thanks very much for sharing this beauty!

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  17. Beautiful! The large stamp fills up the card just perfectly. Gorgeous!

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  18. WOW!! What amazing colouring Loll! You have certainly perfected the 'no line watercolouring' technique! Just fabulous! Have a wonderful day my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  19. Gorgeous, Loll! Can’t wait to see this in person. Your no line watercolouring is amazing. This month’s theme is so appropriate this time of year..

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  20. What a GORGEOUS card Loll! PB makes the most beautiful images and Jill Foster does amazing videos on how to use them too...if she ever decides to quit though, you could definitely stand in for her as your card is SO lovely! Perfection my friend...perfection!! :0)

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  21. Stunning! Love the technique and you've done a marvellous job on that gorgeous poinsettia...the clear embossing on top is a great idea to help with the water colouring on the background. Thank you for the amazing inspiration x

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  22. I feel like that freestyle poinsettia was intended to be painted this way, Lolly! It's extraordinary and really does look like it is being snowed on!! Hugs, Dolly

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  23. love, love love...stunning mf.
    xx Karen

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  24. This is exquisite, Loll! I love the added snow splatters.

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  25. Wonderfully festive, Loll ... and simply beautiful ... stunning colouring! Hugs, Anita :)

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  26. this is a work of art Loll! thanks for sharing how you did it - I have several Penny Black stamps and need to watch the video you linked here. I learn something every time I stop by here! Julia xx

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