Monday, January 16, 2017

Winter Birthday

Hi everyone.  Today is the reminder that CAS Watercolour January Challenge - Snowflake, is open for just over a week.   We have some beautiful watercoloured snowflake cards in the gallery.  I hope you'll check them out.  There are also some sample cards from our very talented Design Team and from our special Guest Designer this month, Hannelie (Desert Diva).


Today's card is very delicate colours for the background.  I wet my watercolour paper with lots of water and then floated in two colours of distress inks (Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean) to create a watercolour wash.  Because there was so much water, the colours are very soft.  After it was dry, I splattered with diluted white acrylic paint.  The sentiment is white heat embossed onto a piece of white dotted vellum that mimics the splattered background (a gift from my dear friend Nancy).  I added three die-cut snowflakes to finish.

I hope you'll come play along.  Create a watercoloured snowflake CAS card and join us!  We'd love to see you in the gallery!

I'm heading over for some fun at the Snippets Playground.  Haven't had a chance to play for a while and looking forward to seeing Di, Parsnip and the gang! :)








Stamps:  Frosty Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Watercolour paper (Arches 140 lb. cold press); Dotty vellum (SU!)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  White acrylic paint, white embossing powder, heat tool, Snowflake die (Lil' Inkers), Small Snowflake dies (Impression Obsession)

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour January Challenge - Snowflake
Snippets Playground - Week

30 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous watercolour wash, Loll for your splatters and die cut snowflakes. What a wonderful way to use your vellum for your beautiful heat eb'd sentiment. TFS my friend. Hugs...

Susan said...

Loll, those colours are beyond beautiful - I love looking at them. I never would have thought Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean would come out so soft. Perfect with the die cut snowflakes and the vellum treatment for the sentiment - great sentiment for a winter birthday!

blaze said...

Stunning!!! This is one I will CASE ASAP!

Mac Mable said...

Such a delicate and pretty background. The splats are perfect with the vellum too x

Stamps and Paper said...

Your beautiful background really shows off your lovely snowflakes Loll and your use of vellum for your sentiment gives a soft touch to your card

Anne

Viv's Visuals said...

This is so pretty Loll. x

Lisa Lara said...

WOW. I love the softness of the colors Loll and the splatters of white.

Nancy Stislow said...

Your colors are amazing! Your splattering is wonderful for those die cut snowflakes! I just love the sentiment in white on vellum which I have not tried yet. This is such a soft and beautiful card, Loll!

Pat said...

A gorgeous card Loll and the soft background looks exremely pretty and I love the vellum sentiment strip which allows you to see the background through it. x

Sheila H said...

The white sentiment on vellum is a nice complement to the soft background colors. Love the snowflakes and splatter!

Bonnie said...

I LOVE this background, Loll! The soft color with the white splatters shows those snowflakes beautifully! Love that sentiment too!

Christine Alexander said...

love the mix of green and blue in the watercolour wash it's such a beautiful colour. I also love your delicate snowflakes.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Beautiful soft colours Loll, goes beautifully with those crisp white snowflakes and that strip of vellum for the sentiment just tops it of nicely! Have a great week! Hazel xx

MaryH said...

So glad to see that you've crossed the pond to the Snippets Playground with this pretty card. Those 2 colors were amazing with the softness of the watercolor treatment. Love the wonderful dimension of the snoflakes, and the vellum is a perfect way to handle the sentiment, so those wonderful colors show through it. TFS & Hugs.

TK said...

Soft, subtle, BEAUTIFUL!

Jo Manna said...

Such a beautiful flow in those 2 colours, giving it an airy appeal when the big flakes fall so slowly!
Beautiful card, as always! Hugs

Darnell said...

Oooh, what a great sediment for all those winter birthday cards! I love how you achieved that beautiful soft watercolor background, Lolly! Hugs, Dolly

scrappymo! said...

This softly coloured watercolour background is so pretty. The vellum white embossed sentiment (which I have not tried yet) is perfect with this!

Linda said...

This is simply beautiful. I love the softness of the background and the splatters give the perfect snowy look. Love the vellum strip too xx

JosieD said...

Love the soft colors and using snow flake theme for winter b'days, sending warm winter wishes, etc. The "Frosty Sentiments" set you use seems good for that, and the white embossing on vellum continues the soft look. Great, versatile card. (Do you recall where you got the Frosty Sentiments set?)

Karen D. said...

love this mf...you rock!!
xx Karen

Jeanne said...

Oh my gosh, so very pretty, Loll! I love the delicate look of this card. Those colors are beautiful. Hugs!

Bobby said...

I love the soft blend of the colors, Loll.

Maxine D said...

Beautiful card Loll - love your gorgeous soft background!
Blessings
Maxine

Anke said...

Wonderful card, Loll. So lovely ...

Hugs
Anke

Petra Swart said...

Oh, WOW, those soft colours are soooooooo beautiful, Loll and make such a wonderful bg for your lovely snowflakes!!!! Simply fantastic, my friend!!!
Hugz

Anita in France said...

What a beautiful blend of colours, Loll ... soft and dreamy ... and perfect with those snowflakes! Hugs, Anita :)

swldebbie said...

LOVE! Such a soft look. Reminds me of everything that is beautiful about a new snowfall.

Robyn Oliver said...

Beautiful card Lol, love those soft blue/green shades with the white snowflakes...but the sentiment is just perfect

Susan said...

I'm always in awe of your water color work...beautiful, beautiful card!