Saturday, July 06, 2013

Wet, wet, wet!

Hi everyone.  Today's Addicted to CAS challenge is being run by me!!  I have picked this fun and versatile code word:

Prize: $15 Gift Voucher
(must follow challenge rules to be eligible to win)

There are so many different ways to interpret this code word ... literally (ocean, waves, rain, etc.) ... or there are a number of techniques that use water (watercoloring, watercolor spritz, water drops, etc.).  I have made several cards, which I hope will inspire you to join in the fun!!

Note:  for those of you wanting details of the recipe for each card, please scroll down to the bottom.

First up, I added waves to this cute digital stamp from our sponsor, called Sails Subs & Tugs ...

Here's a close-up:


The next card is "double" water ... water in the fish bowl, and I used water for my technique.  Again, I used a sweet digital set from our sponsor, called Splashes ...

Here's a close-up:


The third (and final) card uses the watercoloring technique (one of many) ... this one is done with diluted re-inkers and an Aqua Painter on watercolor paper.  I used a new set from Stampin' Up! called Simply Sketched ...

Here's a close-up:

I hope I have inspired you to join in our fun challenge ...  Addicted to CAS - Water. Come check out all the wonderful creations by the other Design Team members.

Card #1 (Life's a Breeze) Recipe:

Stamps:  Sails, Subs and Tugs (Clearly Digi Stamps); Beach Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); Pacific Point (SU!)
Ink:  Real Red (SU!); Copics:  R27, R29, Y21, W4
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Wave die (MFT), rainbow-striped washi tape (Doodlebug), Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue, and dimensionals

The image is printed onto my card front and then colored with copics.  I printed off an extra flag, placed rainbow-striped washi tape over and then cut it out and glued it on top.  I added a whole length of washi tape to the inside of the card for interest ... you can just see the corner peeking out, but the stripes are all colors of the rainbow - love it!  The sentiment is from Amy R ... she has THE best sentiment collection!

Card #2  (Hugs and Fishes) Recipe:

Stamps:  Splash (Lisa's Doodley Doos)
Paper:  White, Whisper White, Gumball Green (SU!)
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point (SU!):  Copics:  Y21, YR07, YR24
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Grass die (Cheery Lynn), acetate sheet, water, sponges, adhesives, glue, and dimensionals

I sponged Whisper White cardstock with Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point inks. Then I used a squeeze bottle to place just a little water in my hand and then flicked it onto my sponged cardstock.  I used a paper towel to blot up the excess water.  The card front is cut with a circle nestability ... I just had my top cutting plate line up below the top of the circle so it only cut a partial circle, then I just cut along the top with my scissors.

Again, I used a sweet digital stamp from our sponsor for this challenge (Clearly Digi Stamps), called Splashes - designed by Lisa Lara (Lisa's Doodley Doos).  The sentiment is also from the set.  I used copics to color the fish and then fussy-cut them out and adhered them on top of the "water".

 I placed an acetate sheet to the back of the die-cut card front to give the fish bowl shine, and then glued a small strip of grass to the bottom.  The card front is popped up on the card base.

Card #3 (Watercolored Poppies) Recipe

Stamps:  Simply Sketched (SU!)
Paper:  White, Watercolor
Ink:  Staz-on Black, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Aqua Painter, Paint Palette, Water, Stamp-a-ma-jig, adhesives, and dimensionals

I stamped the image onto watercolor paper using the Staz-on Black ink.  I put three drops of re-inker for Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Real Red and Old Olive into separate cups in a paint palette and added three drops of water to each to dilute.  I used my Aqua Painter to add the diluted ink to the image.  I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement of the sentiment.


Karen Dunbrook said...

just super cards mf...

Vicki Dutcher said...

You rocked out your challenge! Love that cute ship and water but I am over the moon for your water colored card. Killer job!,

Mary H. said...

A great challenge for this hot season: Cool water. Liked all your interpretations of your 'water' theme. Loved your w/c technique, and recognized the delightful waves on your sailboat too. Loved the washi tape sail on your boat bobbing on the waves too. Marvelous cards, TFS

Mau xx said...

What a fabulous collection of cards Loll, All brilliant and inspirational.
You have certainly set the challenge high :~ better get thinking cap on.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

sandie said...

Hi Loll, all great cards! Love the way you created the water in card 2. And such beautiful watercolouring to make card 3 x

Susan said...

Three great interpretations of the word, Loll! Love the way you did the whitecaps on the waves in the first one!

Unknown said...

Three brilliant cards Loll - thanks for picking such a great challenge word for us. The first card is lovely and I'd been thinking of doing something similar so quickly changed my mind! lol Love your watercoloured card - so pretty.

Karen x

nancy littrell said...

Your 1st 2 cards are so cute and fun. But I have to admit I am partial to your watercolored and spritzed poppy card. You do watercoloring so well and the simplicity is stunning. TFS Loll and making me want to play along in your challenge :-)

Darnell said...

You blew me away with this post, Lolly! Mister had to help me back up into my chair! I adore your works of art so, so much!! xxoo Dolly

Barb Ghig said...

Thank you so much for hosting this week...your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

Stamps and Paper said...

3 fabulous card Loll . Love the waves on your boat card and what a great fish bowl......poppies are always beautiful on a card


Harriet Skelly said...

All 3 cards are fabulous and so different from each other! Thanks for the fun challenge this week Loll!

Julia Aston said...

3 wonderful examples of 'water' Loll! Love the layered waves with your colorful sailboat, that awesome fish bowl and the lovely water colored flowers!

Cathy said...

Three fantastic cards Loll, I love the water coloured poppy, it's stunning :) Cathy x

Kylie said...

Great cards, Loll! I love them all. Great use of the code word to show three different techniques. You will give all our followers wonderful inspiration xx

Unknown said...

Loll, I just love all 3 of your cards, all so cute , my favorite is the fish in a bowl, and as you are running this challenge maybe I will give it a go. You make me want to drag out some of the supplies I have that I don't use too often and should!! THANKS
Thanks for all your work, and inspiration!!

Bonnie said...

What wonderful colors on the boat! A perfect card for a little boy or a big boy for that matter. I love the amazing fishbowl! And those fish are adorable! And you saved the best for last! What a strikingly elegant card!


What fabulous cards Loll - the boats are great fun, and I love the clever fish-bowl design! The SU Poppy card is wonderful - love the image, love the water-colouring.
Thanks for coming up with such a great code word too!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Sue said...

Three fabulous cards, Loll. I really like the first, love the colours and CAS-ness (is that a word?) and the third one is beautiful, lovely water-colouring and poppies are one of my favourites (apart from roses!). Hugs, Sue x

Nonni said...

Amazing cards Loll, really inspiring! My favorite is the second one, such a cute fish bowl and the technique you've is perfect! We are just on our way to do some travelling for 1,5 weeks so I might not have time to play in your challenge but it would have been really fun! Enjoy the summer days!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Love all of your takes on water Loll. I love the double die cut of the waves in the first one. The fish bowl is adorable. The water looks very real. Your water coloring on the third is gorgeous. All fabulous creations.

Anonymous said...

These are darling. I love the fish and the flower and the boat and....well, heck, I love them all~

Christine said...

Loll, your cards are amazing like always - but I especially love he second one. The bowl is so clever!

Anonymous said...

Hi Loll , what a super theme you chose for your challenge and the result THREE amazing cards.Especially love the fish card but all of them are magnificent. Thanks for all the info on how to make them all I need now is just a little of your talent !!!!

Hope all is well with you


Anonymous said...

Hi Loll, They are super cards. My favourite is the first. Love the bold nautical colours and the design.
Hugs, Florence x