Monday, January 02, 2017

CAS Watercolour January Challenge

Welcome to a new year of challenges at CAS Watercolour.  Starting off with a fun challenge for January ...


We'd love to see you create a CAS (Clean and Simple) Watercoloured card that includes a snowflake or snowflakes!  Easy and fun!

For my card, I started by sprinkling three colours of Brushos crystals over watercolour paper.  I misted with water and then tilted the panel to let the colours flow together.  Love these colours!  I then stamped the Snowdust stamp from Penny black in Versamark and heat embossed in white.  Such a beautiful contrast against the deep colours of the background.  I used a technique that has been done many times by my good friend Nancy ... I pressed my versamark pad along the bottom and heat embossed in white to create a snowhill.  Love this look and thanks for the tip Nancy!

To finish I added a simple die-cut sentiment.  Fun card to make. :)

We are excited to have Hannelie (Desert Diva) as our Guest Designer this month. Make sure to click HERE to check out her amazing card, along with cards from the rest of our talented Design team.  And then come play along.




Stamps:  Snowdust (Penny Black)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Watercolour paper main panel (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Brushos (Ultra Marine, Turquoise, Violet)
Accessories & Tools:  White embossing powder, heat tool, Let It Snow die (CUTplorations)

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour January challenge

26 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Brushos background (love your colors too) for your heat embossed Snow Dust stamp (also a fav). Your heat eb snow bank turned out beautifully.
It is so fun sharing techniques and tips! Your white die cut sentiment is the perfect embellishment for your CAS design. TFS my friend and Happy New Year. Hugs, Nancy

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous colour combination and the white embossing looks amazing. Yes it is lovely sharing tips, thank you x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Stamp familiar, but the card looks so incredibly thanks to this beautiful sentiment of CUTplorations. Very beautiful composition card. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.
Hugs,
BożenA

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful brusho background and love the sentiment, might have to borrow that one :)

Brenda said...

Oh, how pretty Loll! Love the colors of this one. And love how you and Nancy create those snow hills, how clever! One I will have to remember! Hugs, Brenda

Bobby said...

So beautiful, Loll. My Brushos don't look like this. I guess I need some practice.

Pat said...

I adore the contrast between the pretty blue tones of Brusho and the lovely white tree with the snowflakes falling from it, and a great large die cut sentiment too. I must admit I have never tried making snow hills with versamark and White EP, but yours has worked beautifully. x

Bonnie said...

I've always loved this stamp and this makes such a pretty scene, Loll! I love the way the Brushos have the blue and purple! The snowbank is so pretty! A beautiful card, my friend!

MaryH said...

It's so frosty & icy. The brushos made such a rich blue to ground that wonderful PB tree, and the white embossing overlay just glimmers so nicely. Love the big bold dimensional sentiment too. TFS

TK said...

What great images to white emboss! There's so much gorgeous to look at here!

sandie said...

Stunning Loll, beautiful chilly look. I hope you are well Hon and Happy New Year x

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful card Loll - love the crisp clean look of the white embossing against the blue
Blessings
Maxine

Linda said...

This is stunning...... love the white embossing against that beautiful Brushing background xx

Karen D. said...

so gorgeous mf...love, love the blues. Love your work.
Happy New Year.
hugs,
K

Jeanne said...

So very pretty, Loll. I love how the colors blended together and help that white just pop! Beautiful!

Valerie Nolan said...

Love that rich background Loll and the embossing is such a brilliant contrast.
Val x

Stacy Sheldon said...

this is so beautiful Loll :)

Nancy Stislow said...

I absolutely love how you used that stamp, one of my personal favorite stamps! This is beautiful, Loll and you do have such an eye for color. And thanks for those recipes too! Love that idea!

maria f. said...

Actually came by here to see this beauty. A perfect combo of BG technique combined with the perfect stamp and sentiment. I can't believe how you're tempting me to pick up some Brushos...

Anke said...

Wonderful card, I love your blue Brusho Background, fantastic work.

Hugs
Anke

Barb Ghig said...

Really gorgeous card, Loll! I love the different shades of blue in contrast with the white snow...so wintery and beautiful!!! Thanks so much for inspiring us to play along...off to get my Brushos :)

Colleen said...

Love your card, Loll...I had to pull out the same brushos, those colors are gorgeous!! And you enabled me with the alcohol inks and yuppo paper, in fact I bought some for Linda too for her Christmas present!! thank you for always sharing such great ideas and giving us a video too!

Anita in France said...

Magical, Loll ... such a gorgeous brusho background ... the white is just beautiful against it! Hugs, Anita :)

Susan said...

Somehow I missed commenting on the CAS Watercolour DT cards! This is so perfect - my favourite colours and one of my favourite stamps. I love the way you did the snowy ground - must remember that!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love that tree/snowflakes image - never have seen it before! This is such a beautiful sample!!

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