Saturday, June 02, 2018

CAS Watercolour June Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the start of the CAS Watercolour June Challenge.  This month, the very talented Bonnie (Stamping with Klass) is our host.


I love being at the ocean or looking out at the ocean.  I find it very peaceful and calming.   Hubby and I always spend our vacations doing just that. :)

Today I'm sharing a card that doesn't have a lot of stamping.  I started by splash watercolouring the sand.  See my video HERE for instructions on this technique.  I used smooshing for the sky and acetate smooshing for the water.   A water stamp and reed stamp from Stampscapes added a bit of interest and birds were hand drawn with a black pen.  I used my white gel pen to add a few highlights to the waves (we call those white caps here). :)  The sentiment was stamped several times using the misti in the same colour of ink as the sand, producing a dark brown sentiment.

Here's a close-up ...
We are thrilled to have Robyn (Waterlily Cards by Robyn) as our Guest Designer this month.  Please check out the challenge blog to see the watercoloured Ocean cards from Robyn and our talented Designers.  Then come play along.  The challenge is open until June 24th.






Stamps: Reeds - Large, Water Pattern - Small (Stampscapes
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Brushed Corduroy, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, post-it notes for masking, black pen, white gel pen

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour June Challenge - Ocean

32 comments:

Aquarius said...

A beautiful ocean scene, very calming. Must check out your video and the challenge blog, thanks for sharing

Mac Mable said...

Wow...such wonderful water colouring, using the different techniques. Fabulous effect and love your attention to detail with the birds, the white caps and how you did your sentiment x.

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Loll! I love how you used a different watercolor technique for the sky, water and sand...it really adds so much dimension to your design! I also love your minimal stamping on this card...it's just perfect!!!

nancy littrell said...

I love the dimension you achieved with your sand and grass. It gives the allusion of standing on a seawall looking down at the ocean waves and beautiful sky with the sea birds flying overhead. Adding your gel pen to your waves looks so much like white caps. You can tell you have spent lots of time at the beach. TFS dear friend. Hugs..

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, what a beautiful serene scene with your grasses in the fore ground. I love your sea stamp it give so much movement and love card.

Brenda said...

I love looking out over the ocean too Loll, I just don't like going into the ocean. lol Or the sand much. I love this ocean view on your card, it looks so real right down to the white caps, which is what we call them too. This card is so beautiful! Hugs, Brenda

HJ said...

Looking at this card makes me think I'm at the beach without the sand in everything! LOL! Beautiful card. Love how you used the different techniques to get these wonderful looks. Enjoy your day!

Nancy Stislow said...

Oh Wow! The water caught my eye immediately on this one. I love Stampscapes but never quite mastered those. Love the way you used his texture stamp on the water and love the texture you achieved in the sand by splashing. Amazing results, Loll!

Bonnie said...

This belongs in a frame, my friend! What a wonderful scene of the ocean! Love the details of the white caps and the sand! You even have shadows under the grasses! Amazing control of the acetate technique!

Lee-Anne said...

There’s nothing like being by the ocean. You’ve captured the feeling beautifully, Loll. Amazing attention to detail both on and off shore. Such a beauty!

Robyn Oliver said...

Amazing Loll, you can feel the calm and peace - I love ocean walks too, it clears my head. Your little scene is beautifully created - I'm inspired to use some more of my ocean backgrounds - Love it all

Robyn Oliver said...

ps....I'm supposed to be taking in all the lovely creations and making comments.... I'm stamping little yachts and making more cards... for a topic I thought I'd be stumbling along I'm now totally hooked

Susan said...

Beautiful scene, Loll - wonderful watercolouring of the sea, sky, and sand, and the perfect setting for the green reeds. It looks peaceful for sure!

Darnell said...

Great combination of techniques to make your awesome sand, ocean, and sky, Lolly! They look so real and the grass is the perfect focus!! Hugs, Dolly

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful little sea scene you have created Loll - this is beautiful
Blessings
Maxine

Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous
Faith

Jeanne said...

Oh wow, Loll, this is fabulous. Such a calm and relaxing scene. And to think you created it with a few different techniques. You are very talented. I would love to be on that shore taking in the view and listening to the water. Thank you so very much for sharing. :)

Marcia said...

Your card is stunning. Love the beautiful simplicity of it. Did you tape off the water and sand sections so as to not get ink in the areas you didn't want it?

Maura R said...

Love the simplicity of this gorgeous scene, Loll! And I am so jealous of your crafting get away - sounds like it was a blast!!!

Trina P. said...

Such a serene ocean scene, Loll. Your artistic talent is incredible. Fantastic control with the smooshing technique, Love the drawn in seagulls and the white pen highlights... superb attention to detail. xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

This card makes me feel peaceful and calm, Loll! I didn't know this was made using these different techniques until I read the blog. I just first enjoyed looking at the card for a while. :-) Now I know your fantastic execution of splashing, acetate smooshing, stamping, hand drawing, and adding white gel pen details creates this beauty, Hideko xx

Loll said...

Yes, I did mask the three areas separately for doing the sky, water and sand. xx

Marcia HIll said...

This card is absolutely STUNNING Loll! All 3 areas are done so beautifully, but I really love how you did the water with the white gel pen for the whitecaps...so realistic looking!! Your simple addition of the grasses make this such a serene scene and I wish I could go just sit on the beach right now and listen to the waves. Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Linda said...

What a beautiful ocean scene .... wish I was there right now xx

Susan Joyce said...

Wonderful Background Loll, great techniques, beautiful card.

Anita in France said...

You captured the calm serenity of a break by the ocean so beautifully here, Loll ... what a fanastic sense of texture there is in your fabulous splashing, smooshing and stamping!! Hugs, Anita :)

BożenA said...

I love how this beautiful picture was raised above the panel of the card. A wonderful watercolor landscape, very real and at the same time very dreamy.
BożenA xoxo

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful ocean scene Loll! I can just hear the waves and feel the gentle warm breezes! Lovely watercoloring techniques done - and the simple sentiment beneath is perfect!

Karen D. said...

So serene and peaceful looking, great card...I just love the results every time I use your technique.
xx Karen

Susanne Vargas said...

Beautiful and serene looking scene! Makes me want to go seaside!

Pat said...

This seashore is beautiful and so atmospheric Loll and love the different techniques you have used to get this pretty look, and the sea is so realistic with the white caps, we call them white horses sometimes too. x

Bobby said...

This reminds me of our winters in Alabama, Loll. Wonderful seascape.