Friday, January 02, 2015

New CAS Challenge at Happy Little Stampers


Hi everyone.  At Happy Little Stampers we have started a new Challenge for 2015 ... CAS Cards --- yay!!  Here's our first challenge ...





I used a version of the Acrylic Block Watercolouring technique for my card above (see Kylie's tutorial HERE).  This card is CAS Mixed Media with a watercoloured background, stenciled leaves, and stamped script.  An alcohol ink sponged copper leaf is my focal point and a simple banner finishes the card.  There's still lots of white space.

There are so many wonderful watercolouring techniques that can be used for making cards.  Use any type of products for your watercolouring ... paints, inks, watercolour pencils, markers.  And use any technique that works for you.  It's all about having fun!

Make sure to keep your card CAS and then enter it into the challenge at Happy Little Stampers blog.

You can also add it to your gallery at Happy Little Stampers Forum with a link to the challenge there ... all entries are automatically entered  for a chance to win a monthly random prize draw.  Not a member??  Join up today!  Membership is free ... so join in, set up a gallery and start adding your cards.  Then link up to the challenge on HLS Blog and Forum.  We'd love to see you there!

New to watercolouring??  Check out the challenge, where you'll find links to some watercolouring tutorials to try.  And you'll find cards to inspire you ... thanks to Karen (Snippets) for being our first guest designer for the CAS challenges!

I'll be back in a week with a reminder card using a different watercolouring technique. :)







Stamps:  En Francais (SU!); A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White (card base); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Ripe Persimmon, Brushed Corduroy (Distress Inks by Tim Holtz); Poppyfield and Honeycomb Alchohol Inks (Ranger)
Accessories & Tools:  Acrylic block, water mister, leaf stencil made with my Silhouette Cameo, copper sheet, Little Leaves die (Sizzix for SU!), blending solution, cotton balls


21 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Loll beautiful colours

Anne

Kathleen Langosh said...

Everyday I get another email with a beautiful new card. It's not fair, you have so much talent and all I can do is replicate you designs. Your emails are wonderful. I hope that 2015 keeps your talented veins running at full speed. Thanks a million for sharing.

nancy littrell said...

OMG Loll....your CAS watercolored card is absolutely gorgeous. I Love your watercolored background, colored copper leaves an free style design.. I definitely will be playing. Who can resist CAS and watercoloring...not me!

Congratulations on starting your own CAS Challenge too! I'm sure it is going to be a big hit!

XOXO, Nancy

Betty Keefe said...

simply stunning!! thanks for all your inspiration this past year and looking forward too lots more in 2015!!

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful watercolored background Loll! Happy 2015!

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, Loll! A lot of punch in this CAS card! Congratulations on the start of this challenge. I'll be joining in soon!

Becky said...

Beautiful card Loll.. Gorgeous colors. I am going to check out this link for water coloring :)

Susan said...

Your sample is beautiful! Great variation on the acrylic block watercolouring. I started working on my card for the challenge today - my niece's birthday is next week so I'm making the card for her. I'll finish if tonight and post it tomorrow.

Barb Ghig said...

Stunning card, Loll! I love how your copper leaf pops against your water colored background...so pretty!

Kylie said...

Beautiful, amazing use of the acrylic block technique, Loll. I'm loving the colours and copper leaf! xx

MaryH said...

Loved the way you've combined one of my favorites of your techniques in this mixed media with the w/colors & stenciling. It's totally awesome! TFS & Hugs

Ingrid Kristina V said...

This is so beautiful, Loll! The effects you achieved are amazing! Love the colour combination too and the leaves just add to the amazing background! The sparkly leaves are a perfect touch! What a gorgeous card!
Thank you for you sweet comment, Loll! It means a lot xxx

Jacquie said...

Hi Loll, a belated Happy New Year to you and your family. Stunning card, love the colours, you cannot go wrong with leaves can you, suit all occasions.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk

Julie B said...

Such a gorgeous card Loll, love the soft background in contrast to the harder metal leaf sprig. :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Love the fiery colours Loll and your water-colouring is incredible! Those copper leaves look so amazing against the subtle stamped leaves in your background! Love the sentiment banner too! happy weekend :)

Anita in France said...

Lovely layered stamping, Loll ... and such stunning copper leaves ... so beautiful! Anita :)

Brenda said...

What a beautiful watercolor card Loll! I love the stamping in layers and of course you watercoloring. I also love that beautiful cooper leaf!! Hugs, Brenda

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oooh, that is truly stunning Loll, just fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration! Hazel x

sandie said...

wonderful colours and fabulous bg. I already have 2 cards for this-such a great challenge xx

Lee-Anne said...

Lovely warm colors...just perfect for your copper leaf! Fabulous design!

cm said...

Stunning...absolutely stunning! You're definitely sparking incentive to give water-colouring another try. Once I'm back home, I'll be reaching for the distress inks...fabulous inspiration!
Hugs~c