Friday, June 02, 2017

CAS Watercolour June Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the start of the CAS Watercolour June Challenge.


What could be more summery than a day at the beach??!! :)  I created the sand and sea by smooshing with acetate.  I do love this technique as I can control a bit of where the ink goes.  I used just two colours of Distress Inks for my background (Brushed Corduroy and Broken China).  I stenciled a flock of birds and stamped my sentiment in black.  Easy and fun card to make. :)

We are thrilled to have LeAnne (weeinklings) and Ksenija (Sweet Kobylkin) as are guest designers this month.  Welcome LeAnne and Ksenija!

And we are also excited to announce our new Design Team Member, Christine (It's a Card Day's Night).  Christine is bringing her own unique style to our team and we know you will be inspired.   Not only does Christine love to watercolour, but she also loves to try new techniques.  She has been card making for many years, but has only recently started a blog.  I hope you'll take a few minutes to drop by her blog and say hello.  Welcome Christine!







Stamps:  Feel the Sand (Stampendous)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Brushed Corduroy, Broken China; Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, acetate, Some Birds stencil (STAMPlorations)

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour June Challenge - Summer

25 comments:

Joanne said...

Oh, Loll, I looked at this card and immediately relaxed. Thank you!

LeAnne said...

I wish I could "smoosh" like this!! What a gorgeous background you've created for your pretty summer confection!

Bonnie said...

I love the loose, relaxed look of your watercoloring, Loll! It's a perfect beach with those birds flying over! Awesome card, my friend!

nancy littrell said...

I can hear the ocean and feel the sand between my toes...TFS Loll and reminding us to relax and enjoy our day :-) Hugs..

P.S. Love your loose smooshing with acetate and perfect sentiment and birds.

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful watercolor smooshing, Loll! Your design makes me want to go right to the beach for a relaxing day and I love your sentiment! Can't wait to play along again!

Daffodil Cards said...

What a wonderful effect, it certainly makes a scene.
Faith
x

Nancy Stislow said...

I love this design and idea! What a fabulous sentiment for this too. Smooshing is as lot of fun and your color choices are so perfect too! What a wonderful effect for sand with the brushed corduroy!

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card as always, Loll. Great smooshing. I love this technique with acetate too. Hoping to join in this month. 🙄

Brenda said...

You have captured the sea and sand right on your card Loll and I am so loving it!! I've never tried using acetate to smoosh with, but I have seen Kristina Warner do it that way and I want to give it a try sometime. You got a great effect from it! Love your birds and of course that sentiment. Hugs, Brenda

Christine Alexander said...

such great imagery, I just love the simplicity of the the sand and the sea. Also Loll, I have to say I am super excited to be part of the CAS Watercolour team and can't wait to play with all the awesome challenges coming up :)

aussie aNNie said...

Loll, you never fail to surprise me, love this and I just need to experiment more with actual water colouring.xx[aNNie]

Linda said...

This looks so arty ..... love it!! The acetate smooshing technique is also a favourite of mine .... thanks to you xx

Kathy said...

I love this card! Going to have to try the acetate smooshing. Thanks!

Marcia HIll said...

GORGEOUS Summertime card Loll and I LOVE that sentiment! This card will definitely bring a smile to someone's face!! :0)

Valerie Nolan said...

Why do my smooshes never look like yours Loll?!!! Beautiful card xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Fear I am not going to have time to join in AGAIN Loll... but will keep stopping by to have a look at your stunning creations! Be lost without my 'Loll' fix wouldn't I?!!
Terrific card as always and I adore the sentiment. x

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh, this is so gorgeous in it's simplicity and makes me yearn for the beach... Wonderful card!

Darnell said...

Beautiful ocean smooching, Lolly, perfectly CASlicious! Congratularions to LeAnne, Ksenija, and Christine!! Hugs, Dolly

Mac Mable said...

So artsy and love the limited colour palette. Gorgeous scene you've created with this fabulous card x

Karen D. said...

just a super cas mf...love the colour washes.
xx Karen

Brenda in IN said...

This is the most peaceful, relaxing scene. I would love to be sitting on the beach watching the birds. I love the smooshing and the soft look it gives.

Bobby said...

So soft and serene, Loll. Perfect with the sentiment.

Susan said...

Love the subtle suggestion of sand and sea/sky! What a perfect sentiment for the "summer" challenge! The birds balance everything perfectly.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

An unusual project, Loll. So metaphorically you presented the sea and the beach over which the flock of birds flies! Incredible, thank you for this great inspiration.
BożenA xoxo

Stampendous said...

Oh, Loll, this is so pretty. And in summer, when we all want to be outside, quick and dynamic card ideas like this are so helpful! Thanks so much for sharing with our products!!