Sunday, July 02, 2017

CAS Watercolour July Challenge

Hi everyone.  It's the start of the CAS Watercolour July Challenge.  This month we want to see ...


Create a CAS (Clean and Simple) watercoloured card that includes a butterfly or butterflies! :)

I tried a new-to-me technique after seeing two gorgeous cards made by my friend, Linda (Life in the Craft Lane).  She used the Split Colouring technique which creates two cards at the same time.  I loved the look so wanted to try it myself.  Thanks Linda!

I created a CAS design with the above card by cutting down one of the panels so there was lots of white space.

The second card is below.  I left this one as a full panel, so it's not CAS, but wanted to share so you could see both versions.  As Linda mentions, use your Misti to place your stamp.  Stamp one image onto watercolour or mixed media paper and watercolour.  Stamp a second version onto a coloured panel. Cut the panels at the same place and mix and match. :)  Linda used clear embossing which also gives a subtler look ... I used gold.

This is Darnell's birthday card ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear friend!  I'm so happy it arrived in time for your big day!!  xx


Come check out the CAS Watercolour July Challenge launch to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team, and from our talented Guest Designer, EunJi (Stamper EunjoA).






Stamps:  Fluttering (Memory Box); Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Soft Suede (SU!); Black (SU!)
Ink:  Zigs (Pink, Orange); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Gold embossing powder, heat tool, water brush

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour July Challenge - Butterfly

31 comments:

Liz said...

Two brilliant cards, Loll. I love the effect of this technique and the watercoloured flowers are so pretty. xx

nancy littrell said...

How fun, Loll to make 2 cards at the same time and then cut for split panel designs. Your heat embossed and watercoloured butterflies are so pretty with your gold heat embossed on colored CS butterflies. TFS my friend. Hugs.

Barb said...

Two very beautiful cards Loll. What a great idea for a twofer. Barbxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Your two butterfly cards are so pretty Loll and I like the way you've reversed the cards

Anne

Christine Alexander said...

both cards are gorgeous Loll, and of course your watercolouring is so pretty.

Linda said...

Gorgeous embossed butterflies. Such beautiful cards.

Carol said...

These are beautiful Loll, so pretty. Carol x

Happy Dance said...

What a pair of beauties, Loll!! Those gold butterflies are just beautiful, and colors on them are stunning. I love these. I'll bet Darnell absolutely did too. I just might have to try this technique! Bev

Nancy Stislow said...

Love the layout on this and also love the idea of two cards at one time! What a fabulous technique again, Loll! SO many ideas you present us with week after week and I thank you for that. These are beautiful!

Bonnie said...

What a cool technique, my friend! Love those butterflies outlined in gold!

aussie aNNie said...

Love love love, guess what I will make today... xx

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful take on the Split Coloring technique, Loll! I love your choice of butterflies with the elegance of gold embossing! Two really stunning cards!

Sue said...

Loll, what a fabulous technique and you have used it beautifully. Such pretty gold embossing and watercolouring.

Maxine D said...

Oh what stunning cards Loll - love your colours and the split card technique - two cards for one (stamping) session is always a bonus!!
Blessings
Maxine

Linda said...

Oooh .... two gorgeous cards Loll, great take on the split colouring technique. I love your gold embossing and those butterflies look so pretty.
This is such a fun technique, I loved playing around with it. Thanks to the lovely Jennifer McGuire for the inspiration, and thank you for the mention. Have a great week my friend. xx

Julie B said...

Got to love a Twofer, sure Dolly loved her's. Love those little gold embossed butterflies and the way you mixed up the two panels. :)

JosieD said...

The split coloring technique is so creative and results in a twofer, too--that's a yippee skippee. Beautiful coloring, as always, Loll, with one of your faves -- pink and orange.

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous technique, Loll ... these are both beautiful ... the gold embossing is so rich and gorgeous, and is wonderfully complemented by your skilled colouring! Darnell will have loved her's, I'm certain! Hugs, Anita :)

Pat said...

This is beautiful and a wonderful technique Loll and I have also seen Jennifer McGuire do something similar. I adore your colours and gold embossing for these gorgeous butterflies and both cards are fabulous. This will have been perfect for Darnell's birthday too. x

Karen D. said...

how wonderful Loll...you are constantly inspiring!!
xx Karen

Trina P. said...

Two beautiful cards, Loll. Pretty colour combo. Looks so elegant. Love it when you can get two cards at once.

Marcia HIll said...

GORGEOUS cards Loll...LOVE the gold embossing and water coloring! Really like the split technique too and will have to try that out. :0)

Mac Mable said...

Such an eye catching idea. Love how you've mixed the 'two' cards, so different and yet they work fabulously together. Thank you for the amazing inspiration x

Julia Aston said...

what a great idea to create two similar panels and split them for two cards! Your embossed butterflies look like they are fluttering around your card! SO pretty Loll! Julia xx

Mrs A. said...

Wonderful card. I love those butterflie. Such a pretty colour and I like the contrast with the gold embossing. Hugs Mrs A.

Diane said...

Wonderful use of gold color and design Loll.

Hugs Diane

Darnell said...

Thank you, Lolly! This card is so incredibly beautiful and even more so in person! And who doesn't love the idea of getting two cards for the work of one! Genius! Hugs, Dolly

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the pretty butterflies, Loll! They're beautifully heat-embossed and watercolored. The two halves have a great contrast - the soft bright color half and the dark solid half. Darnell must be very happy to receive the card.

Bobby said...

This is sort of light spotlight stamping with the benefit of getting two for one. I love how you colored those butteflies, Loll. They're beautiful.

swldebbie said...

I love both of these, Loll. And, personally, I think the full panel one fits CAS definition as well. It's just not as far on the minimalistic CAS scale as the other one. I need to check out my stamps and see if I can't find any to try this pretty technique. Thanks for always being a crafty inspiration.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Been looking around your cards Loll, trying to work out what gold EP you use, but you just list it as gold EP, wach time as far as I can see.
Have some dud gold EP, and like this one.l
It looks similar to EP used on scrunched tissue paper in your latest video too, wondering what sort it is please??
Thanks so much for your great creative work, very inspiring, esp I've just been trying the tissue paper one, great budget watercolours!!!!
Love your work. Thank you so much.
My email is embedded in my comment if you just hit reply... 😉
God bless, Shaz in Oz.x