Wednesday, May 02, 2018

CAS Watercolour May Challenge

Hi everyone.  It's the start of the CAS Watercolour May Challenge.  This month is hosted by me. :)

Everything looks good in rainbow colours! :)  This is such an uplifting challenge.  Take a look at your stamps and see what you can come up with in watercoloured rainbow colours.  I know you'll have a smile on your face the whole time making your card!  :)

This is an older stamp from Stampin' Up! that I've had for several years.  I wanted to use six colours for the rainbow, but there were only five vases.  What to do??  Do two colours on each vase ... so happy with how it turned out.  I wanted the vases to be the focal point, so watercoloured the blooms all in soft yellow.  I added glossy accents to the vases to make them shine and give them a little dimension.

Here's a close-up ...
We are thrilled to have Hannelie (Desert Diva) as our Guest Designer this month.  Welcome Hannelie!

Check out the challenge blog to see Hannelie's Rainbow card along with the beautiful cards from our Designers.  Then come play along!  Remember to keep your design CAS (clean and simple), with watercolouring and include a rainbow.  Hope to see you in the gallery!






Stamps:  Vivid Vases (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Mixed media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Clear embossing powder, heat tool, water brush, glossy accents

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour May Challenge - Rainbow

28 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

the glossy accents on the vases is so perfect - makes the card so special!

nancy littrell said...

I LOVE how you made your older stamped vases so trendy and beautiful with your DI Watercoloring. So pretty using 2 rainbow colors on each vase and adding the shiny glossy accents. I have this stamp set and must try your beautiful technique. TFS and always inspiring us, Loll. Hugs...

Mac Mable said...

Those vases look fabulous Loll with the pretty colours and the pop of glossy accents. Great technique to do the flowers the way you have so that the eye is drawn towards those beautiful vases. Great card and yes brought a smile to my face x

Susan said...

Beautiful! Love the way you did the vases with the colours and the glossy accents - it makes them look like beautiful coloured porcelain vases. Good idea to keep the flowers very subtle.

Bonnie said...

Your vases look like something you'd see in a museum, Loll! Beautiful multicolors and such shine! They would brighten any shelf!

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, love your brightly coloured vases and especially love the glossy accents giving the so much more dimension.

Nancy Stislow said...

Beautiful rainbow vases Loll. Love the glossy accents on these. You always manage to create a fabulous gradient in your water coloring too.

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you improvised with 5 vases, Loll...very clever! Your vases are so pretty and I love how you made them shine! Beautiful CAS design, too!

Maxine D said...

Oh Loll this is exquisite - what a brilliant card and great use of the rainbow!
Blessings
Maxine

Karen D. said...

such a sweet little card..love the shine of the vases...well done mf.
xx Karen

Jeanne said...

Wow, the color blends on the vases looks fantastic, Loll! I also like the bit of shine, too. A really happy rainbow for sure. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Bobby said...

You blended those colors perfectly across the rainbow spectrum on those glossy vases, Loll.

Daffodil Cards said...

Those glossy accents have given your colouring the WOW factor, love it.
Faith
x

Pat said...

These glossy vases look great in this myriad of colours Loll and keeping the flowers quite muted in one colour really keeps the emphasis on the vases. A beautiful caed. x

Patti said...

What is it about a rainbow of colors that makes me happy!? this is delightful Loll!! and the glossy accents is the cherry on top!

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful rainbow vases with the gloss! Perfectly CAS. Love the stamp!

Daria said...

What a wonderful way to use that stamp! Beautiful!

Trina P. said...

Your rainbow row of vases is adorable, Loll. Great job watercolouring two colours in one vase to fit the spectrum of rainbow colours. Awesome challenge... LOVE rainbow colour cards! xx

Linda said...

BIG smile ..... I love your rainbow vases. Clever idea using two colours on each one xx

Marcia HIll said...

Your rainbow vases are FABULOUS Loll! I love how you blended the colors and the GA make your rainbow shine even more! An absolutely delightful card and yes, it does make me smile!! :0)

Quillish said...

This is CASilicious.. I loved that shine on your rainbow ceramic flower vases Loll. So beautiful :)

BożenA said...

Amazing CAS card, Loll! I love how you used the rainbow to add color to the vases. It looks really beautiful. I also love how vases shine under the enamel layer. It looks really amazing. When I look at them, I think that the elves really exist, and you borrowed from them these beautiful vases with flowers for this card :-))
Hugs,
BożenA

Jo Manna said...

The line of bouquets is simply gorgeous. Love what you did to the vases, the transition is amazing for the rainbow effect along with the glossy accents. Keeping the bouquets monochrome was so clever Loll. This card is one incredible beauty. xx

Anita in France said...

Been catching up, Loll, after a couple of weeks mostly MIA in blogland (life stuff!) ... such a lovely way to spend Saturday morning! Had to stop here and tell you how much I LOVE these glossy, glassy rainbow vases ... they're simply gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Those two-toned, shiny vases look fantastic! Love how you used the rainbow on the vases instead of the flowers! You are right, this is an uplifting challenge!

Ina G said...

Love those gorgeous rainbow coloured vases Loll and the glossy accents just accentuates them beautifully. Nice touch with just the yellow on the flowers. Fabulous CAS card.

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

GORGEOUS gorgeous vases, the very essence of CAS - Clean and SPECTACULAR! I also wanted to say a long overdue THANKS for always leaving me such encouraging comments on my blog, they are so very appreciated! Hugs, Gwendolyn

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love everything about this card Loll!!!