Monday, October 17, 2016

On a Roll ...


Hi everyone.  As my title says ... I'm on a roll! :)  After struggling for many weeks after my surgery, my mojo is finally back and I'm having fun creating.  Most of the cards you have seen over the past while were done before surgery, a few after.  The ones done after took many tries to get something I was happy enough to share with you. :)

Today I just had fun playing.  This is a very CAS one layer card with the colours of Autumn.  I used a tree stamp that actually has a swing hanging from the larger branch (which I masked off).  I did the no-line watercolouring technique ...  happy how it turned out. :)

I stamped the image in crumb cake ink (light brown) and then watercoloured over top with many different colour of distress inks  I made this specifically for a challenge being hosted by my friend Karen (Snippets).  This is for the One Layer Simplicity challenge ... Red, Orange and Yellow.

I'm also adding this to the gallery at CAS Watercolour October Challenge - Autumn.


And I'm adding this to Paper Player #317 - CAS with Leaf.  Haven't played there for a LONG time, so happy to renew myself with the challenge.  Went there after seeing Hannelie's DT card.  Thanks Hannelie!


Stamps:  Tree Swing (Stampendous); Be Happy Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Crumb Cake (SU!); Distress Inks:  Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries
Accessories & Tools:  water brush

Challenges:
One Layer Simplicity Challenge#32 - Red, Orange and Yellow
CAS Watercolour October Challenge - Autumn
Paper Players #317 - CAS with Leaf

27 comments:

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful tree, Loll! It looks like you sketched and colored! Now I see what you meant by Karen's challenge! Glad to see you on a roll!

Nancy Stislow said...

WOW! This one jumped at me Loll! What caught my attention was the gorgeous wood grain you achieved in your tree trunk and did it with watercolor to boot! Just gorgeous! Love that sentiment!

Sheila H said...

Very nicely done , Loll - it looks like a painting :)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Beautiful Loll! I have never had any luck with this technique, you have done it so beautifully! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

nancy littrell said...

I have been wanting to do more of the no line watercoloring...after seeing your gorgeous watercolored tree, Loll I definitely want to try the technique more often. Your tree looks like a hand drawn and painted image :-) TFS my friend. Hugs, nancy

Aileen Ryan said...

Wow Loll I thought you drew. It yourself. Looks fantastic and glad to hear your mojo is back. Love the inspiration you give me.

Susan said...

Lovely tree - looks like a true watercolour! So glad you're on a roll and feeling creative again.

Hannelie said...

Beautiful card LOL! Glad that Mr Mojo returned and allowed you to make this beautiful card for our PP challenge this week, good to see you again!

Lisa Lara said...

This card absolutely takes my breath away LOLL. Magic.

Linda said...

What a beautiful tree ..... great job with the watercolouring. Glad to hear your mojo is back xx

Maxine D said...

Loll this is amazing - love hte soft colours and the beautiful blending of them. So glad to hear you have your mojo back.
Blessings
Maxine

Jeanne said...

So happy to see your mojo has returned. It's been delightful seeing your beautiful work again. This tree is stunning. Wow!

Sue said...

Beautiful image and watercolouring, such a gentle card x

Brenda in IN said...

I believe your mojo has come thundering back if this is any indication! What a stunning fall tree. I think this should be framed and used in your fall decor. You did a wonderful job with the watercolor. I love the soft autumn colors.

Anonymous said...

Loll, I have been remiss in not taking good care of you with your surgery and all! I am so glad you are doing well and will catch up soon. This card is delightfu! I thought you had drawn and painted it by hand! So lovely.

Bobby said...

You should be happy, Loll. This is absolutely beautiful no-line coloring. You're back in the swing of things.

Susanne Vargas said...

So glad to hear that your mojo is back and that you are on a roll! I love tree images and dies and therefore absolutely love this card. Your coloring is spectacular!

Diana Carr said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for explaining how you colored it. Off to try some no-line coloring. :)

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful tree - it immediately made me start reciting "I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree" I had to google it to see who wrote it - Joyce Kilmer.... anyhoo !! LOVE your tree and the wonderful watercoloring on it - so glad you are feeling more like yourself now! Julia xx

Colleen Begley said...

Wow, Loll, such great no line water coloring. I love the look and it's not easy, so I'm suitably impressed. This is truly a lovely CAS fall card and I'm so happy you've shared it with The Paper Players this week.

stampwithsandy said...

A beautiful CAS card Loll, and awesome no line coloring! Sorry to hear you have been through surgery recently, hopefully your crafty time is good therapy :) So glad you shared with us this week at The Paper Players!

Pat said...

This is such a sweet and pretty tree image Loll and your watercolouring of it is beautiful. So pleased to hear you are feeling a lot better and able to do more crafting now. x

Anita in France said...

I'm not surprised you're happy with this tree, Loll, it's gorgeous ... you captured the autumn colours so beautifully in those lovely leaves! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Oooh, I love the artistic feel of the single tree with all those beautiful fall colors, Loll! I'm so glad you're finally feeling more creative and that you're having fun in your studio! This is a really gorgeous one layer card!

MaryH said...

Does indeed have that sunny & warm feel of an autumn afternoon having fun. Love this no-line watercolor look, and it's such a pretty image to do this technique. What a splendid one-layer card too. Good to see your Mo-Jo is back full force, and that you're having creative fun again.TFS

Karen D. said...

what a super card mf...love the little tree and the way it looks totally hand painted.
Thanks so much for playing along with the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge this month.

Susan Raihala said...

Amazing card! I love it! The masking to make space for the sentiment...the watercolor technique...perfect!