Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Rainbow Dreams

Hi everyone.  We're already more than half way through May, so it's time for the reminder for the CAS Watercolour challenge.


I used embossed resist for my card above.  I used a large background stamp, heat embossed in white.  Then I sponged colours of the rainbow over top in stripes using Distress inks.  I spritzed with water so the colours blended to give a watercolour look.  Pretty simple to do and I love the bright, fun colours.  I added a simple white die-cut dragonfly to finish (gift from a dear friend).

Here's a close-up...
I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the reminder cards from our wonderful Guest Designer Hannelie, and our talented Designers.  Check out the entries in the gallery as well ... so many gorgeous cards and one of the prettiest galleries with all the colours!  Then come play along.






Stamps:  Dream (Unity)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  White Pigment (Hero Arts); Distress Inks:  Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  White embossing powder, heat tool, sponges, water mister, ? die (Elizabeth Craft Designs)

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour May Challenge - Rainbow

22 comments:

  1. Oh! I like this : ) crisp and clean yet dreamy at the same time : )

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  2. so pretty, Loll - rainbows and dreaming go together perfectly!!

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  3. Gorgeous EB Resist Rainbow design, Loll. I love how you sponged, spritzed with water for your watercolored rainbow effect. Such an easy and gorgeous card, my friend. Your die cut dragonfly was the perfect embellishment. Hugs..OMG...See you and Gord...Tomorrow evening:-)

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  4. Beeeeeeeeeeeeeautiful Loll.

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  5. Fabulous job blending that beautiful rainbow, Loll and I spy another stamp I can't live without! Love this. I'm particularly intrigued by your beautiful photography!

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  6. Love the emboss resist with the vibrant rainbow watercolor, Loll! The sweet dragonfly is so perfect! A bright and happy card, my friend!

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  7. Your colours blended beautifully to create a gorgeous rainbow! The dragonfly is a great finishing touch.

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  8. Beautiful Loll the rainbow colours reallpop against the white embossed background. BTW I love that sentiment background. I just received a unity order I wish I'd add the stamp :(

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  9. You are the master of your craft, Lolly! This outshines all the CAS Rainbow designs ~ thank goodness you aren't entering the challenge, haha! It truly is gorgeous and must be one of your all-time favorites!! Hugs, Dolly

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  10. This background stamp white embossed with all your added rainbow colours is fabulous Loll, and the pretty die cut dragonfly works beautifully over the top. x

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  11. Bright and beautiful, Loll. Fabulous job getting the colours to blend.

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  12. Gorgeous Loll. Am desperately short of time but will try and join in with this challenge - cos I love the rainbow colour palette! x

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  13. How can I not dream with such a beautiful rainbow background ! Rainbow cards always brighten my days, thanks ! Now I have to try your technique to blend my Distress colours ! Thanks so much for sharing. x

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  14. I love your rainbow colours, the white embossing really pops xx

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  15. My SWEET dreams do have that beautiful spectrum of colours. So appropriate :D
    Loving the contrast between the white and the intensity of that rainbow, BRAVO! xx

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  16. LOVE this card Loll! And what a great idea to add your colors with a sponge and then add water to get the water color effect...never thought of that but I'm sure going to try it!! Love your stamp you used too and the perfect little addition of the dragonfly! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

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  17. Such a wonderful effect with those pretty rainbow colours. The resist technique looks fabulous and all finished off with the cute dragonfly die cut x

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  18. Bright, bold and beautiful! Love the embossed resist technique. The stamped image is wonderful all on its own, but adding the rainbow of glorious color knocks it out of the park. Wonderful work, Loll! Hugs!

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  19. Love how the ranbow colours have merged following the spritzing, Loll ... there's something almost dimensional about this fabulous background ... that tiny libellule is a delight against it! Hugs, Anita :)

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  20. such a wonderful rainbow card Loll...love the theme this month.
    Sorry I am late responding, my FIL died on Wed. and my life has been so nuts. I hope you gals had a fantastic time this weekend.
    xx Karen

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  21. I love your vibrating colors of the rainbow. They are as clean and intense as in the most beautiful rainbow.
    BożenA xoxo

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  22. OMG.. I LOVE this.. sooo much. I will have to go beyond 10 cards Loll.

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