Tuesday, January 02, 2018

CAS Watercolour January Challenge

Hi everyone.  Happy New Year!  Today is the start of the CAS Watercolour January challenge ...


This is my first card using Gansai Tambi watercolors. :)  My friend Trina has them, and last time she was over for a crafting day, she left them for me to play with.  Thanks Trina!

They are totally different than working with inks, distress inks, or zigs.  It will take me a while to figure them out totally, but I'm happy with the card above.

I stamped the image (Penny Black) in Versamark on Hot Press watercolour paper, and heat embossed in gold.  I then mixed orange and pink watercolours to create a coral tone for my flowers.  I finished by heat embossing the sentiment in gold and adding splatters of coral to the background.

Here's a close-up.
We are thrilled to have Birgit (Rapport fran ett skrivbord) as our Guest Designer this month.  Please check out the challenge blog to see Birgit's watercolour birthday card, and the amazing cards from the design team.  I hope you'll join us!






Stamps:  Full of Glee (Penny Black), Birthday Sentiment (Cosmos - Technique Tuesday)
Paper:  Hot Press Watercolour paper (Arches 140 lb.)
Ink:  Gansai Tambi Watercolour Paints; Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Gold embossing powder, heat tool, paintbrushes

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour January Challenge - Birthday


34 comments:

Anita in France said...

Your colouring with the KGT watercolours is beautiful, Loll ... such gorgeous blooms ... fabulous with the gold embossed outlines and sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)

Pat said...

Oh Loll, this is so so pretty and the Gansai Tambi paints are so vibrant, really clean colours, if that makes sense, and the gold embossing is perfect, especially with the matching gold embossed sentiment. I love the spattering too. x

Liz said...

Wonderful card, Loll, I love the gold embossing and the shading on the flowers is beautiful. xx

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous heat embossed and watercoloured floral bouquet, Loll. You are making me want to get my set of Gansai Tambi paints out. They have been negleted. I loved how you mixed your 2 paints to get such a pretty pink with a touch of coral. Your shading is so beautiful. I love your added splatters and heat embossed sentiment too. TFS and always inspiring us my friend. Hugs..

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful Loll - whenever i want a coral shade i use my KG colors - love that color!

Trina P. said...

Fabulous watercolouring, Loll... and with the Tambi Gansai to boot! So glad to see you’ve figured out how to use it . 😉 You are the pink and orange queen. That coral colour is so pretty with the gold embossing. Love the splatters. Another beautiful card. xx

Darnell said...

This is so beautiful, Lolly! I think you have the paints fingered out already! I love mine and wish I remembered to use them more often instead of automatically reaching for my Ziggies. I'll put Hammy on that! Your layout and splatters and choice of gold embossing all make this a perfect birthday gift for someone!! Hugs, Dolly

Nancy Stislow said...

Doesn't seem like you had any issue working with those watercolors. You have developed a talent for them and this is no exception. It's beautifully shaded! I needed a feminine birthday and may try something like this one!

Bonnie said...

Wow! What a beautiful color for these pretty flowers, my friend! Love the gold embossing and perfect splatters! The rounder top corner is a nice touch!

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, I love your colouring with the GT watercolours, you have such a talent for blending the colours.

Happy Dance said...

Soooo pretty! Who wouldn't like to see this appear in their mailbox?!! Those blossoms are gorgeous, and I love the gold embossing. And it looks like you've already mastered the GT watercolors. Love this!! Bev

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

You certainly are getting very good with watercolouring Loll! Just gorgeous! Have a great week! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Ina Grehan said...

Oh Loll this card is truly spectacular in colour. Beautiful stamp and you have done an exceptional job with the water colours. Lovely gold embossing and the corner rounding just adds that little bit more. Love it!

Susan said...

Well, for a first card using the Gansai Tambi paints, I'd say you had no trouble with them whatsoever! A lovely blend of colours, and gorgeous with the gold embossing.

Maxine D said...

Loll these are stunning flowers - obviously you are a talented crafter to be able to use the paints so well on a first time play.
Blessings
Maxine

Julie B said...

A pretty and feminine card Loll. I've not bothered with the Gamsai, my Rowney pans will have to suffice, even if they are getting long in the tooth! :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Hi Loll. Such a beautiful card! Just wanted to say Happy New Year!! I hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday! May 2018 be a year of crafting, friendship and good health!! sending hugs :)

Karen D. said...

so pretty Loll, the gold embossing really adds such elegance to our flowers.
Happy New Year mf. You inspire so many!
xx Karen

Jeanne said...

I'd say you have gotten the hang of those watercolors pretty quickly. Beautiful card! :) Hugs!

Izzy Scrap said...

Absolutely gorgeous card as usual ! I think that whatever material you use you always make stunning projects and this one is no exception ! Love your coral colour and it matches so well with the gold embossing ! I also take this opportunity to wish you a very happy new year! xx

Patti said...

This is just lovely! I think the gold embossing is a brilliant addition! it really adds a touch of elegance to your beautiful design : )

Have a great day!

Patti

Joanne said...

Beautiful!!!

Colleen said...

I don't know why I don't remember to gold emboss, your card is just lovely, Loll and I adore the font on that sentiment!! Thank you for a new challenge this month and for all the great inspiration! Happy New Year!

MaryH said...

Great look with the Ganzai colors. Love that you mixed to get the shade you wanted. Looks fantastic with the gold embossing too. Lovely spatters! TFS & Hugs.

TK said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous flowers, and colors... It doesn't look to me like you need very much practice, at all!

Mac Mable said...

Obviously a natural with this medium Loll x Stunning! x

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Loll! I love how you created a custom color for the blooms...they're so pretty! Loving your splatters, too! Can't wait to play along :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the gorgeous gold heat-embossing and the beautiful shading of the petals, Loll! The splatters are perfect too. I've been using Gansai Tambi paints, but I've never seen such a pretty coral on my palette. I'll try mixing orange and pink next time. :-) Hideko xx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautiful and feminine card! I love small splashes, they look like little luck seeds around flowers :-) This is amazing when I look at this card!
Hugs,
BożenA xx

Linda said...

This is beautiful Loll, your watercolouring looks amazing. I've had the Gansai Tambi watercolours for a while now, just haven't plucked up the courage to use them xx

Susanne Vargas said...

Wonderful coloring, Loll! It looks to me that there is not much else you need to figure out - these flowers look pretty awesome!

Cindy Beach said...

Hi Loll,
I know just what you mean. There is a bit of a learning curve with the Gansai colors. You've used them beautifully! I love the hues you used and the depth you added with shading is gorgeous. The gold touch makes it so elegant.

Bobby said...

So beautiful, Loll. I've been thinking about those watercolors but so far just stick to my DIs and Zigs.

Leslie Miller said...

This is gorgeous, Loll! Well, of course it is. You always make the most beautiful cards. Love the gold embossing. The Gansai Tambi paints are a different experience from inks. I waiver back and forth as to which I like best. You did a wonderful job with them.