Wednesday, November 02, 2016

CAS Watercolour November Challenge


Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the CAS Watercolour November Challenge.  Not only are we starting our second challenge, but we are also welcoming some new design team  members.  We are thrilled to welcome Karen Dunbrook (Snippets) and Harriet Skelly (Ally Cat Cards) to the CAS Watercolour Team.  And we're so happy that Nancy Littrell (scandinancy creates) and Susan Bridgman (Cardmaker's Garret) from CAS Mix Up will be joining us as well.  I'm excited about working with all of you ... we are going to have FUN!! :)

On to the challenge ...

(other than a sentiment)

I ended up with three cards to share with you today. :)

I started by smooshing peacock feathers and twisted citron distress inks onto a piece of mixed media paper.  After adding a couple of layers of colours, I stamped script randomly in the background.  I then stamped the flower image in versamark, heat embossed in white and watercoloured the flowers.

I wasn't happy that the white embossing didn't seem to show up much on the watercoloured background, so I took more citron ink and a wet brush and added in more colour along the stems.  Much better!  I cut the piece in half  and made two CAS Watercoloured cards.  Great way to build my stash! :)

Here's the second card ...


I decided to make a second piece, using the same techniques, colour of inks, stamp, but this time heat embossed with liquid platinum.  The design of the flowers shows up a bit better, but I'm actually really happy with all three cards.  The one below I used the whole piece so you can see what my other piece looked like before I cut it in half. :)


I hope you'll check out the challenge to see the rest of the amazing cards from our design team, and then you'll come join us.  The challenge runs until end of day Nov. 24th.

Remember to keep your cards CAS (Clean and Simple) with Watercolouring and include text (other than a sentiment).








Stamps:  Softly (Penny Black); Script (Penny Black); Heartfelt Thanks (Penny Black); A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Liquid platinum embossing powder (Ranger); White embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, water mister, paint brush

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour November Challenge - Text
Snippets Playground - Week

32 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Love the delicate colours of both your cards Loll gorgeous cards

Anne

Pat said...

All three cards are beautiful Loll and those two colours of Distress ink look gorgeous together. The added script looks great, and the flower is so delicate and pretty and such lovely colouring. Both the white and platinum embossing work well. x

nancy littrell said...

I loved all 3 of your beautiful cards Loll. Great examples of different CAS designs for the same beautifully heat embossed stamped images and text backgrounds.

Thank you again my friend for the honor of being asked to join your's and Bonnie's new CAS Watercolour Card Design Team. We are going to have so much fun inspiring each other and sharing our creative ideas. Hugs, Nancy

Valerie Nolan said...

Stunning cards Loll and fabulous colour combo!
Val xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh........ love these to bits Loll! x

Harriet Skelly said...

Your cards are absolutely stunning Loll! Thanks so much for the opportunity to be in this fabulous team!! Hugs, Harriet

Elina Strömberg said...

Oh, these are SO beautiful! Great choise of colours, beautiful watercolouring. You are a true master!

Bonnie said...

Oh, my! I can't say that I like one of these better than another! All three are gorgeous! Love the soft colors and the subtle background that shows these flowers beautifully! Awesome selection, my friend!

Susanne Vargas said...

All three cards are just spectacular, Loll! Love how you made these panels! I agree with Elina - you are a true master!

Susan said...

Beautiful soft blues and greens. Love the subtle random text and the pretty spray of flowers. I like all three equally well - couldn't pick a favourite even if I had to!

Maxine D said...

Fabulous cards Loll - love how you have stamped the script over the coloured background - so subtle.
Blessings
Maxine

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW wonderful cards, Loll. I love the soft colours and your design.

Greetings from Germany
Anke

Linda said...

Ooooh .... gorgeous cards. The colour combination looks so pretty and I love the delicate script in the background xx

Colleen said...

Loll, all cards are just stunning! the colors you selected are so soothing. And I love how you emboss with the same color for the sentiment...really draws your eye in to the card.

papierelle said...

So beautiful!! I love it especially the colours.

Karen D. said...

love the colours you used to make such wonderful and peaceful looking cards mf...so well done!
hugs,
K

JosieD said...

3 beautiful cards -- love the way those colors work together. Amazing how much of a difference the liquid platinum vs. white embossing powder made...so that makes #3 my fave.

Jeanne said...

Three gorgeous cards that literally wowed me as I was reading! Gosh I so admire your talent for creating cards of great beauty. :)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Ooh, these are just so fabulous Loll! You have such a way with backgrounds, you are the background queen in my book! Thank you for popping by my blog today, I'm still not back crafting fully yet, my post was scheduled a few months ago (luckily), I also have Decembers DT post scheduled too, I really appreciated your visit! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
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Bobby said...

I love these cards, Loll. Now I have another addition to my "try these techniques" list.

Mac Mable said...

so very delicate and so very pretty. Loving the colours and the gorgeous technique ...amazing cards x

Nancy Stislow said...

I've always loved the look of script behind an image! These are SO beautiful, Loll! Once again you mixed a gorgeous color combination and your watercoloring is so exquisite!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

:-) I love them all! Unique, wonderful combination of colors. I love watercolor background and beautifully pressed flowers. Each card is so unique! And mine is the most beautiful :-)) Thank You :-))
Hugs,
BożenA

Brenda said...

Wow! Loving all these cards Loll! The color combo is just stunning and I'm in love with it. I also love your stamping and embossing, so delicate, so beautiful. You never cease to amaze me with your talent Loll!!! Big hugs, Brenda

MaryH said...

I love all 3! The platinum embossing does look a bit richer, but I like the subtle white embossing very much too. Brilliant idea to add the extra shading along the stems as you did, but I only noticed the difference when I see the 2 together. Each card is just so delicate and I really liked the script behind your flowers too. TFS & hugs

Robyn Oliver said...

Loll, your cards are just stunning, sooo pretty and soft - just everything is lovely - I'll be casing these for sure

swldebbie said...

You knocked it out of the park with this set, Loll! Love the colors and how you showcased an easy way to make small changes that give completely different looks.

Sheila H said...

Your beautiful color combo made for gorgeous backgrounds. I really like the cut outs exposing your water color pieces. Thanks for sharing.

Barb Ghig said...

Stunning cards, Loll! I love the subtle text with all the lovely watercoloring, and your embossed flowers are just beautiful! My fave is the last one with gold embossing, but they are all amazing! I can't wait to play along again :)

Anita in France said...

These are all gorgeous, Loll ... soft, delicate and wonderfully dreamy! I'm especially taken by the last one ... the platinum EP is just beautiful! Hugs, Anita :)

Julia Aston said...

A beautiful soft watercolored background Loll - the watercolor highlighting on your embossed flowers accent them perfectly! and how nice you got 3 cards from your panel! all delightful! Julia xx

Daria said...

These are wonderful. I spend an inordinate amount of time viewing and pinning your work. Thank you for sharing it.