Monday, July 23, 2012

Darsie's Sketch

Had to make a second card with this fun sketch (CAS Challenge CAS180 - sketch by Darsie).  This time I used an Aqua Painter pen to add re-inker to some very wet watercolor paper to create a background for my die.  I mounted the watercolor paper in-behind the die-cut card front (negative die-cut) ... just love how it turned out.

"Watercolor Birthday"

Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes (SU!)
Paper:  White, watercolor
Ink:  Old Olive; Re-inkers:  Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Lorelai Outline Leaf die (Poppy Stamps), Aqua Painter, water mister, sticky strips and dimensionals

I misted my watercolor paper with lots of water and then used my Aqua Painter to add the three colors of re-inkers.  Once dry, I adhered the watercolored paper to my card base, and mounted the card front (which had been die-cut and stamped with sentiment), popping it up with dimensionals.


Yesterday, I held a workshop with my crafty friends and showed them the 'watercoloring with blender pen technique'.  Such an easy technique, but fun to do and oh-so beautiful.  The girls each went home with four gorgeous cards and their blender pens, ready to make some more.  We also managed to find time to head out for lunch (belated birthday for me) ... it was a fun afternoon!  Thanks Frances, Deb and Kelly!

On to the card for today ... the CAS Challenge at SCS is CAS180 - sketch by Darsie.  Just love Darsie's CAS style and her sketch was fun to work with.  It's been pouring rain, windy and cold here today ... so a fall-type card seems appropriate :(  Hope the sun comes back soon!!

"Oak Leaves For You"

Stamps:  Gently Falling, A Word for You (SU!)
Paper:  White, watercolor
Ink:  Soft Suede, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Stamp-a-ma-jig, hemp twine, glue, adhesives and dimensionals

I randomly inked the "inside" oak leaf stamp using Stampin' Write markers:  Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede.  I misted the stamp with water a few times and then stamped onto watercolor paper.  Once dry, I stamped the matching outline stamp in Soft Suede ink, using my Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement.  I repeated to complete two leaves, cut them out and sponged around the outside of the leaves with more Soft Suede ink.

I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede ink onto a card front, mounted it onto the card base using dimensionals.  I mounted the two oak leaves (dimensional at the top and small adhesive at the base of each leaf).  I tied a knot in a small piece of hemp twine and glued it on top of the stems.

Easy, fun and quick card to make!


Suzanne said...

I absolutely love this card. It is simply elegant. I have that set of leaves and am off to try this technique first chance I get. I've been admiring your creativity for awhile now. You are an inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Leaves on your CAS card Loll! How wonderful that you share your knowledge and artistic talent!!!

shirley-bee said...

Love the watercolour birthday card! I like the way all the colours are subtly blended. Such a simple design but so effective.

Ardyth said...

Both cards are stunning! I love the fresh colours of the first!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Beautiful cards for this challenge Loll. This technique is wonderful and you did such a great job -- thanks for the "how-to". This is a must try for sure.

Pati said...

Wow, very nice cards! Very cool watercolor birthday card!

nancy littrell said...

Loll, absolutely stunning. I am going to have to try your awesome technique. LOVE the colors and CAS design too.

nancy littrell said...

Look what I did Loll......joined your members group, added my full name Avatar :-) Now......back to stamping.

Have a fun, creative day my friend :-)

canStampada said...

love the detail in those oak leaves - wow! Awesome watercoloring behind those lorelei leaves. I'm so glad I found your blog. :o)

Irene B said...

Love both of these cards, these are a 'MUST TRY'