Monday, July 02, 2018

CAS Watercolour July Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the CAS Watercolour July challenge.  This month's challenge is being hosted by Nancy.  This will be Nancy's last month as part of our CAS Watercolour Design Team.  I will miss you so much, my sweet friend!


I do love to splash! :)  Click HERE to see the video I've done on Splash Watercolouring Technique. 

I created the background for my card with Distress Oxide Inks (Wilted Violet, Candy Apple).  I stamped over top with a silhouette of wildflowers and added a white frame with black stamped sentiment.  Fun card to make!

Here's the close-up ...
I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge.  Please check out the challenge blog to see the inspiring cards from our wonderful Designers and our Guest Designer, Marcia (Marcia K Designs).  Then come play along.  Challenge is open until July 24th.



Stamps:  Insightful Meadows (Unity); Sentiment - Watching Bloom (Memory Box)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card base and frame (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Oxides:  Wilted Violet, Candy Apple (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinder)

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour July Challenge - Splash Watercolouring

26 comments:

Trina P. said...

Wow, what an amazing splash watercolour background, Loll! Fabulous choice of colours. Beautiful silhouette stamping and great sentiment (love this set). xx

BożenA said...

Thank you for the great tutorial, thank you for reminding this technique. I love your background. When I look at it, I have the impression that it is a dense pink fog that is whirling, and in the mist there is a soft light that illuminates this fog ... I love the effect you have received, Loll! A perfect background for the silhouette of these flowers. WOW, another amazing Loll card. Thank you!
BożenA xoxo

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Loll love the silhouette flowers against your stunning background

Anne

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Loll love the silhouette flowers against your stunning background

Anne

Nancy Stislow said...

What absolutely gorgeous colors you chose. I'm always intrigued but the combination of ink colors you use that I'd never think to put together. This is such a unique look to the splash technique. Love this!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Loll! Your background is so pretty...I love your color palette and the striking effect of your silhouette! Thanks so much for the link to your video...I'm looking forward to playing along!

Mac Mable said...

The two colours for the background look fabulous Loll. What a fun and unique technique. The silhouette stamping finishes off your beautiful card perfectly x.

nancy littrell said...

Thank you again, Loll for the opportunity to be a part of your very talented DT. I have learned SO much and had a great time playing with all you girls. I will miss you, but do plan to still play along in your awesome challenges.

I LOVE your Splash background with your Distress Oxides, silhouette stamping and your CAS framing and sentiment. A perfect "Loll" card:-)

Love and Hugs...Nancy

Bonnie said...

I love how it looks like a light in the middle of your background, Loll! These colors splashed beautifully together and the black silhouette stamped flowers are stunning! Thanks for this technique. It's such fun and yields wonderful results!

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, your background is so dreamy, it looks like the light is flooding in behind your flower silhouettes :)

My Paper Epiphany said...

So much depth in your background and the silhouette flowers are the perfect addition!

Maxine D said...

What an amazing background this turned out to be Loll - love it
Blessings
Maxine

Karen D. said...

love our results, so rich and elegant looking on your bkg....such a pretty card mf.
xx Karen

Anita in France said...

Beautiful splashy background, Loll ... looks as though the sun is beginning to shine through to highlight that lovely silhouette ... gorgeous! Will enjoy seeing your video again! Hugs, Anita :)

Marcia HIll said...

Your background is absolutely GORGEOUS Loll! I'm loving how the purple is lighter towards the center of your background...it almost looks like the sun is hitting your lovely silhouetted flowers! LOVE your Splash Technique video too...short and to the point and I use this technique ALL the time! :0)

Brenda said...

A stunning background, a stunning card Loll! I love the look you got from those two colors of DO. I always love silhouettes-they just drawl my eye immediately! And boy this one looks great against that background. Love this card! Hugs, Brenda

Viv's Visuals said...

Awesome as ever Loll. Sorry been absent - came home from Ireland from one International Series (Women's) to go on to another (Men's)!! Home now for a few days and promise to try and join in! x

Linda said...

WOW! What an amazing background, the colours work so well together. I love the silhouette too xx

MaryH said...

The background glows behind this dark silhouette. It's amazing the shades that your choice of colors to splash created. Just so beautiful. TFS

Susan said...

Love that blend of red and violet! A great contrast to the black of the wildflower silhouette. And perfect framing too.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, I LOVE your splash watercolour background, Loll! The color combo is amazing and the chalky, dreamy splash effect of Oxide inks has so much depth. It looks like a light coming from right behind the flower silhouette.
Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial video! I watched it and enjoyed making splash backgrounds last Sunday and now it's time to make cards using them! :-) Hideko xx

Julia Aston said...

Love the blend of light and dark color you achieved on your pretty background Loll!

Lee-Anne said...

Stunning background! Love the technique. Love the colours!

Marcia said...

What a gorgeous, bold background! Love the colors you used. They are perfect with the black silhouette!

Bobby said...

I'm not sure I do the technique quite right but I do have a card ready to enter. The colors in your background are wonderful, Loll.

Pat said...

You always choose the pretiest colour combinations Loll, and this is no exception, and the black silhouette flowers and sentiment stand out beautifully. x