Sunday, July 01, 2018

CAS Mix Up July Challenge

Hi everyone.  It's the start of the CAS Mix Up July Challenge.  This month Bonnie has come up with a fun challenge for all of us!

Today I'm sharing something a little different.  I rarely used coloured card stock for my card bases and card front, but it just worked with this design. :)

I received this pretty flower die-cut from a sweet friend.  I die-cut it from hot press watercolour paper and watercoloured with distress inks.  I used my stylus and mat to add a bit of shaping to the petals and leaves.  And used a matching distress marker to add some details to the petals, along with a little bit of clear wink of stella for the flower centers.

I created my card base from green card stock, as well as a card front cut a bit smaller and with a die-cut stitched window.  I splattered a small piece of white card stock with the same green ink I used on the leaves of my flowers and then mounted it flat on top of my card base, popping up the card front over top.  I tucked my flowers and leaves just inside the window and glued in place.  The card front has a white heat embossed sentiment.

Here's a close-up ...
I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the beautiful coloured die-cut cards from our amazing Designers and our wonderful Guest Designer, Sue (Cat's InkCorporated).  Then come join us in the gallery.  Challenge is open until July 24th at midnight (PST).  Hope to see you there!




Stamps:  Sentiments (AliExpress)
Paper:  Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. hot press); Pear Pizzazz card stock (SU!); White (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Milled Lavender, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz); White Pigement Ink (Hero Arts)
Accessories & Tools:   water brush, scrubby old paint brush for splattering, Peek-a-boo window die (AliExpress), Flower die (AliExpress), white embossing powder, heat tool


Challenges:
CAS Watercolour July Challenge - Colouring your Die-cuts

25 comments:

  1. beautiful card, Loll - love the green card base with the purple flowers

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  2. Your colored card base works beautifully with your pretty blooms, Loll! I love how you added texture and dimension to the petals and leaves, and your splattering is the perfect touch for the background...Love this card and I can't wait to play along!

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  3. I do LOVE your Pear Pizzazz green cardstock for your "white" space, Loll. Your beautiful die cut and colored flowers look so pretty tucked into your die cut window. TFS my friend.

    P.S. I thought your signature was new (love the font), but realized it just showed up so well against the green cs:-) Hugs...

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  4. I really love this with the green card base Loll! Your shaped colored die cut blooms look so active - like they are actually growing out of your frame! beautiful! Julia xx

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  5. I love this combination of colors. It looks impressive. Presenting these flowers on a green base background is so surprising to me, and at the same time so perfect. The delicate splashing of the white window looks great and beautifully combines a bold window with a card.
    BożenA xx

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  6. The coloured card stock works so well and is the prettiest of colours. The colouring of those pretty die cuts is wonderful. Such an elegant and beautiful card x.

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  7. Beautiful card, Loll. The green card base is perfect for your lovely purple flowers. xx

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  8. A huge WOW on the shading of your die cuts! Even the leaves have such amazing lighting. I too don't use colored cardstock but this has such a fantastic look to it. Love this!

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  9. I love these delicate purple flowers popping out of the pretty frame, and the green framing and card base! The splattering adds wonderful interest behind the flowers. A wonderful touch! What a gorgeous card, my friend!

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  10. What a fun challenge that Bonnie has come up with and what a stunning card you have mad Loll! Love that beautiful flower, love the way you have colored it and love it against the green mat and base. It looks so beautiful in the peek-a-boo window. Hugs, Brenda

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  11. Beautiful colouring, and such a pretty flower :). the background colour is great, I love the green and purple.

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  12. So glad you used coloured cs here Loll. It brings out the beauty of your gorgeous flowers - another purple. You and Bonnie are on the same colour waive here this month. Love your peek a boo die.

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  13. I love this card, Loll! Using the colored card base and panel is refreshing and it works so well with your pretty purple blooms. The matching color splattering is the perfect touch. The shading of the flowers and the leaves is impeccable and the styling them makes them look so real. Hideko xx

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  14. Oh Loll this is exquisite - love the green base you have used, the perfect or is that complement to the violet!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  15. The coloured cardstock base looks fab with your pretty die cut flowers, and I really like the stitched frame xx

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  16. This is just beautiful, Loll. The color and shading are striking. My favorite thing about it is that big leaf peeping out of the frame.

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  17. Love seeing you use a coloured card base for a change, Loll - it definitely works to set off your beautiful flower. Love the shading in the flower and leaves, and the bit of splatter you set them against.

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  18. Gorgeous die cut watercolouring, Loll! Love the feathering details you’ve added. I agree the coloured green card base works! xx

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  19. Yep, the coloured card was what I first noticed, Loll ... it's bold and so lovely as a foil to the delicate purple bloom ... gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  20. I never think to use colour card stock, this card is so warm and delightful. Those flowers just want to pop out and bloom. What gorgeous watercoloring, there is so much dimension. Beautiful! xx

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  21. Exquisite! I adore that beautiful purple flower! Love how you’ve detailed it.

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  22. Oh, wow, this is breathtaking, Lolly! I used to use my colored card a lot back in the day and Old Olive was my very favorite! It looks as if you went out in the back yard an picked a real violet to stick in the opening!! Wow! Hugs, Dolly

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  23. Beautiful card Loll, loving the delicate flowers with the added detail and the pretty green you used.

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  24. I love that green, Loll. It calls attention to the beautiful flowers.

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  25. Gorgeous die cut flowers coming out of the peek-a boo die cut window, and the green leaves and spatters go beautifully with that beautiful green card Loll. x

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