Saturday, December 02, 2017

CAS Watercolour December Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the CAS Watercolour December Challenge.  This is the last challenge of a year that has gone by so quickly.  We have an easy one for you this month.  Anything goes as long as it's a CAS card with Watercolouring.  Come play along!


I do love this pretty stamp from Simon Says.  I've got a lot of use from it these past few months.

This card is actually a "save".  I stamped and heat embossed the outline image in white.  I watercoloured with zigs and when I was finished the flower, I tried adding a background of gray watercolouring.  It turned out OK, not great, but the sad part was the gray made everything else seem dull.  I was disappointed and didn't want to throw away my pretty bouquet.  So I fussy cut and added to a card front that has a partial die-cut honeycomb pattern.  I've since bought the matching die for this flower bouquet. :)

I stamped my sentiment and popped up the flower heads for dimension, while gluing the stems flat to the card front.

Here's a close-up.
We are excited to have Hideko (Papercraft Boutique) as our Guest Designer this month.  She won the October Fall Leaves challenge.  Welcome to the team Hideko!!

Please check out the challenge blog to see Hideko's beautiful watercoloured CAS card, along with the amazing cards from our Design Team.  And then come play along.  The challenge is open until Dec. 24th at midnight.

I'm also adding this card to the CAS Mix Up December Challenge (Anything Goes) as I have die-cutting, heat embossing, watercolouring and fussy-cutting.


Edited to add:  A few people have asked about the corner die used for the above card.  It comes as a set of four from AliExpress.  The seller I bought from at AE no longer carries these dies, but they are still available HERE.  I don't have any experience with this seller, but AE does provide good customer service if there is a problem.







Stamps:  Bouquet of Thanks (Simon Says Stamp); Lots of Thanks (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed media for flowers (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Versamark; Zigs;--- Distress Inks Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron for sentiment (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  White embossing powder, heat tool, water brush, honeycomb die (AliExpress)

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour December Challenge - Anything Goes
CAS Mix Up December Challenge - Anything Goes

32 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous fussy cut save for your Stunning watercoloured bouquet, Loll. TFS that this beautiful bouquet has a matching die cut:-) I need to add to my wishlist! I love your die cut corner and tiny thanks too. TFS your beauty my friend. Happy Holidays and Hugs..

Trina P. said...

Great save, Loll! Gorgeous card and watercolouring. Love the honeycomb... I have those dies and the Christmas ones too.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous bouquet Loll, that would've been a labour of love fussy cutting them! The effect is fabulous though, Cathy x

Nancy Stislow said...

WOW! This one is a jaw-dropper, Loll! The painting- incredibly gorgeous with the sun shining on them. I was flabbergasted that you fussy cut all that so perfectly too! This is truly outstanding!

Julia Aston said...

What gorgeous coloring on your beautiful blooms Loll! They look so nice against the corner die cut! Julia xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, what a stunning watercoloured bouquet, Loll! I'd never imagined it was a save. Your fussy cutting is so intricate, and probably much better than your new matching die. :-) The honeycomb partial die-cut background balances out well.
Thank you so much for your warm welcome! Hideko xx

Pat said...

What prettily coloured flowers Loll and love the shadows and highlights and the dimension with the popping up over the beautiful die cut hexagon background. Glad you persevered as the flowers are too lovely not to be seen. x

Ina Grehan said...

Beautifully coloured bouquet of flowers here Loll and I love that die cut on the side. Nice shadowing in the background and lovely wee sentiment.

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, I am always in awe of you of your fussy cutting, this is perfect such a beautiful save your flower is amazing. I love it :)

Susan said...

So glad you saved that lovely bouquet! It looks perfect with the corner die to add a bit of extra background interest.

Robyn Oliver said...

JJuuust simply GOOOORGEOUS, Loll, how beautiful, lovely colours, beautifully painted

Karen Knott said...

Gorgeous card, love the fussy cut bouquet and the more I see that honeycomb die the more I want it ! Lol
Hugs Kaz xx

Viv's Visuals said...

A beautiful bouquet Loll - and the honeycomb die sets it off to perfection. Hoping to play along this month (a whole month at home - sheer luxury!!!)

Jeanne said...

Wonderful save. This bouquet is gorgeous and it would be too sad to not be able to use it. This card is beautiful. :)

Bonnie said...

This bouquet is so beautifully painted, Loll! I'm glad you didn't throw it away and got it cut out. I can attest to the fact that this is very tedious to fussy cut! The lattice in the corner makes a beautiful resting place for your bouquet!

Marcia HIll said...

What a great save as your flowers are so lovely Loll! And I love that partial die cut you used that I can't seem to find on Aliexpress...grrr! Beautiful, beautiful card my friend! :0)

Karen D. said...

well if this is a save!! wow...lovely, elegant card mf.
xx Karen

Jeanne H said...

Loll~ This is a particularly beautiful card. Just love it. I do so appreciate all your inspiration. One day I will have to try some more water coloring.

Brenda said...

Wow, what a beautiful save Loll! This card is stunning! I love that flower cluster and the way you have colored it with your Zigs. Of course I love anything you color! That partial honeycomb die is very cool and I love the look of it on this card. Hugs, Brenda

Bobby said...

I'm glad you could save that gorgeous bouquet, Loll, and I'm glad you got the die although your fussy cutting is pretty darn good.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Absolutely stunning Loll! I am loving your fabulous colouring skills of late! So sorry I'm all behind with my visits at present! Hopefully, I will do better next year!! Have a wonderful week! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Your bouquet is dazzling. Sometimes a mistake forces us to change the concept, but in this case it seems to me that this is a perfect situation. Openwork background adds lightness to the card. Fantastic card!
BożenA xoxo

Mac Mable said...

Great save and such beautiful water colouring on the bouquet of flowers. Absolutely gorgeous x

Nancy said...

What a fabulous save! This card is tuning and I had to make a point to let you know!

TK said...

Stunning and beautifully colored!

Diane Bennett said...

Oooo, this is a beauty of a card. Your colouring and fussing cutting are sensational. I really love the honeycomb partial die-cut - please could you share more details of this please? Thank you for demonstrating a very successful save!

Loll said...

Hi Diane. I've added info on the corner dies in my write-up above. Thanks for your lovely comment. Loll :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh Loll, I love every card you make with these flowers. So glad you found a way to use them despite being disappointed with the background (also glad for you that you now have the matching die ;)). Love the sunny colors (especially this time of year) and the die cut background with it!

Barb Ghig said...

Great save with your gray background, Loll! I love all the white space on this card and your partial die cut honeycomb pattern is perfect! I really love this card and I can't wait to play along!

Jo Manna said...

Wow, what a successful save. Those flowers are simply beautiful, on the white die cut background. The warm tones are truly worth this gorgeous B plan. Bravo! A gorgeous card xxx

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Loll ... such a great save ... the texture is gorgeous! I have this lovely stamp too ... and have played with it, though it's not made it onto a card yet. Maybe now is the time! Hugs, Anita :)

Helen J said...

Simply stunning!