Friday, February 02, 2018

CAS Watercolour February Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the start of the CAS Watercolour February Challenge.  This month is being hosted by Bonnie and she has picked the perfect theme!


I started by sprinkling a heart embossing folder (SU!) with Magicals.  I just can't get enough of playing with these beautiful powders! :)

I lightly spritzed with shimmer mist and then used the folder to "stamp" onto a piece of regular white card stock.  Because there wasn't too much spray, it worked well and I got a very dark impression.  There was still ink on my folder, so spritzed again and pulled a second print.  The third print was pulled without adding more spray ... that's the background I used above.  I love the softness and randomness of the design.

I die-cut the Love from a piece of scrap which I had sponged with Picked Raspberry distress ink.  After die-cutting, I used my ink pad directly to the sentiment to add just small strokes of deeper pink.  I then sprayed with shimmer mist to add sparkle.

I tacked down the Love die-cut with glue just in random places so that some of the pieces were left free, giving added dimension.

I added several clear sequins for even more sparkle.


We are thrilled to have Sue (Sue's Card Craft) as our Guest Designer this month.  Please check out the challenge blog to see Sue's Heart card, along with the amazing designs from the other team members.  Then come join us!  Remember to include watercolouring on your CAS (clean and simple) designs.







Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Lindy Magicals (autumn maple crimson); Picked Raspberry Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Happy Heart embossing folder (Sizzix for SU!), Love die (Simon Says Stamp), water mister, clear sequins, shimmer spray (Dick Blick)

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour February Challenge - Heart

27 comments:

  1. So artsy Loll and I love it! Great technique with the embossing folder and love the use of the magicals, aren't they so versatile? Also like how you've left some of the pretty die cut 'unglued'....One unique and beautiful card x

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  2. Thank you for the reminder of such a fun and beautiful technique. I LOVED how your EB Folder Stamped heart background turned out, Loll. How cool that you got 3 backgrounds out of your technique. I have the same EB folder...hmmm! You did it again, my friend. I am Inspired! Hugs...

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  3. I have to do some more embossing folder stamping - I'd forgotten what lovely results are possible. This is beautiful - wonderful shades of pink from vibrant to very pale. Perfect to stand alone with just the one word sentiment and the subtle sequin embellishment.

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  4. Wow, Lolly! Beautiful job watercoloring with your e/f! I've never been able to make that work for me! Love the color, too, and how perfect it looks with your photography background!! Hugs, Dolly

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  5. Loll, this is so dreamy and artsy, and love your embossing folder background.

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  6. Wow, what a beautiful and elegant card Loll! You are so clever, I would have never thought to use powders on an embossing folder, but you have opened up an whole new world! I love the look you got and I can't imagine how beautiful your other's prints must look too. I love, love, love this card! Hugs, Brenda

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  7. Loll you have really rocked this challenge - love that background and the perfect 'match' with the die cut. It must be so glimmery (if there is such a word) IRL with the magicals and squins
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  8. So pretty Loll, love the way you've achieved the background panel.:)

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  9. Oooh, this is very pretty. You introduce to me to so many new (to me)products and ideas. Haven't heard of the Magicals before. What a neat background you can achieve with them. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  10. The effect you achieved with the powders and embossing folder is so pretty, Loll. Gorgeous card!

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  11. This is a definite "WOW" on that background! It's gorgeous! The fade and random pattern couldn't be more perfect. How perfect to just add the die cut sentiment and the sequins are the perfect final touch.

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  12. What a gorgeous background and I know it shimmers beautifully! Your technique of coloring the die cut was brilliant! A beautiful, beautiful card, my friend!

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  13. What a pretty pink Loll and the randomness of the background using the EF technique is just perfect, and love the darker pink die cut sentiment over the top. A gorgeous card! x

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  14. such a lovely card and that shade of pink is fantastic...love the artsy look your card has Loll.
    xx Karen

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  15. Everyone already said it and I agree, Loll. Very artsy. And lovely.

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  16. Gorgeous effect of the embossing folder stamping, Loll! The colors are so beautiful and the visual texture is artistic! I also love that you left some part of the die-cut sentiment unglued. It adds dimension and elegant flow. Hideko xx

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  17. Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Loll! Your EF technique with Magicals creates such a striking effect, and I love the shade of pink that you chose for this card! Loving the elegant font on your sentiment, too...WOW!

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  18. Beautiful and dreamy. Fantastic EF stamping... love this technique.

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  19. The magicals are such fun to play with, and what a lovely look you've created with sprinkling over the stencil. So soft & pretty. Like the way you've done the sentiment, leaving some of it loose. Hugs & TFS

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  20. Simply beautiful, Loll ... that background is just dreamy ... love the way the love sentiment is left a little free ... goes with the dreaminess so wonderfully! Hugs, Anita :)

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  21. What a great stenciling technique for your background Loll! LOVE the softer imprint from the second take off - the love die cut is perfect layered on top! Julia xx

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  22. Love that technique of 'stamping' with the embossing folder Loll! A terrific make! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  23. I smiled at the sight of this card. I love color patches, I love how water worked with pigment. It is always so fascinating !!
    Hugs,
    BożenA

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  24. So very beautiful Loll. Awesome background with the embossing folder.

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  25. This looks so arty .... I love the background. The touch of sparkle makes the design extra special xx

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