Monday, April 02, 2018

CAS Watercolour April Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the start of the CAS Watercolour April Challenge.  This month's challenge is being hosted by the talented Bonnie!


This was a quick and easy card.  I used three colours of Distress Inks (Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Mowed Lawn) to smoosh onto my card using a piece of acetate.  I love this technique because there is a bit more control over where the colour goes.

Once dry, I stamped a sentiment and glued on my pretty intricate die-cut bird.  As I said, easy, peasy and quick card. :)

Here's a close-up ...

Welcome to Stef (Perry Papercrafts), our Guest Designer this month at CAS Watercolour.  Be sure to check out the challenge post to see the gorgeous "bird" cards from Stef and our super creative Designers.

Then come play along.  Challenge is open until April 24th at midnight PST.

I'm entering this card in the Just Us Girls Challenge #434 - CAS (second entry).







Stamps:  Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  acetate sheet for smooshing, water mister, Bird of Roses die (Simon Says Stamp)

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour April Challenge - Bird
JUGS Challenge #434 - CAS

29 comments:

Marcia HIll said...

CAS and just perfect Loll! Love the colors you used for your background...totally make me think Spring, even though it still feels like Winter here in Michigan! And I love that die cut bird you used...one of my favorites! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous smooshed watercoloured background, Loll. I love your color combo. So perfect for your beautifully intricate die cut bird. A wonderful birthday card, my friend. TFS Hugs...

MaryH said...

Wonderful smooshing for this filigree bird to rest upon. You always come up with smashing CAS designs that are so pretty! TFS & have a great week.

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, love the simplicity of the smooshing against the white bird, awesome CAS design.

Nancy Stislow said...

What fabulous colors, Loll. You may have done an easy one but it's your unique style and design that is always such an eye-catcher. Love the die cut on this. And smooshing doesn't always turn out as gorgeous as this is.

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Loll, love the smooshed background for the lovely bird die cut. xx

Mac Mable said...

Beautifully CAS with the prettiest of colours and love the intricate die cut too x

Pat said...

This die cut bird looks great over the acetate smooshed background Loll, and the colours are gorgeous. A beautiful CAS card! x

Susan said...

Beautiful colours, beautiful bird - love quick and easy cards like that!

Stef Perry said...

Your Distress ink background is gorgeous in those soft colors and the filigree detail bird looks perfect! Beautiful card Loll!

Linda said...

Beautifully CAS from the Queen of Smoosh! Gorgeous colours and such a pretty die cut bird xx

Maxine D said...

It may be easy-peasy and quick, but my goodness this is gorgeous Loll!
Blessings
Maxine

Jeanne said...

Beautiful, Loll! The smooshing technique is so fluid and fun. Your colors are wonderful and that bird...so pretty! Thanks for sharing. Have a terrific week!

Karen D. said...

such a beautiful washed bkg for that lovely die cut bird...love the colours
xx Karen

Daffodil Cards said...

Wonderful.
Faith

Patti said...

Great technique! I have never tired this before. Your results are over the top great! I will do my best to join your challenge too : )

Patti

Macimbalo said...

Lovely gorgeous creation! Love that bird die! Thanks so much for linking up this week at JUGS!

Bobby said...

That lacy bird is gorgeous sitting on the wonderful smooshed background, Loll. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card, Loll! Super smooshing job. Love the colours. The delicate diecut bird is so cool. Love it! xx

Bonnie said...

I wish I could get such good control with the acetate, Loll. I think I need more practice! Love this bird die (that you enabled me to buy). I think I have an idea for next class! Thanks, my friend!

Betty4 said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!! The background is something I would love to learn. Thank you!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a pretty bird and he looks perfect with your beautiful watercoloring! Another beautiful card, Loll!

Anita in France said...

A deliciously delicate background for that lovely filigree bird, Loll ... just gorgeous ... and dreamy! Hugs, Anita :)

Darnell said...

I'm just seeing this and love it so much, Lolly! You know I love smooched blues and greens and a QACAS card is always a bonus! I'm pinning this design; it would work with lots of colors and lots of dies, so thank you!! Hugs, Dolly

Susanne Vargas said...

Your bird of roses looks so pretty on your smooshed background! Love it!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Pretty acetate smooshed watercoloured background, Loll! Love the ink color combination. The intricate die-cut bird is perfect for the beautiful background. Hideko

Heather T said...

That background is so delicate and pretty. I've got to listen to my CAS side a little more...

Ina G said...

CASimply gorgeous Loll. Lovely bird die and great background.

BożenA said...

Your backgrounds look like magic, Loll! I love how you imposed all layers of colors. The end result is fantastic. The white openwork bird looks great on this background.
Hugs,
BożenA