Sunday, September 02, 2018

CAS Watercolour September Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the CAS Watercolour September Challenge.  This month is hosted by me and I chose ...


Perfect for this time of year, except I didn't go with an autumn tree as I had originally planned.  Instead I did a little experimenting with some green and brown Brushos.   I spritzed my image with water, sprinkled with a little of the Brushos and then stamped onto the watercolour paper.  I used paper towel right away to mop up excess ink.  I'm happy with how this turned out, but am afraid it was beginner's luck.  Not sure if I'll get as good an image next time but will definitely try. :)

I used my waterbrush to move the ink around on the trunk, but left the leaves alone.  I added some grass at the bottom and stamped the sentiment.  The image was a little low on my card front, so I rounded the top right corner to balance it better.

Here's a close-up ...

We are excited to have Ros (Mikey's Mom) joining us at Guest Designer.  Please check out the challenge blog to see the inspirational cards by our Designers and wonderful Guest Designer, Ros.  Then come play along.  Hope to see you in the gallery!

Stamps:  Birch Tree Painting - retired (ISC); ? (Penny Black)
Paper:  Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. Hot Press)
Ink:  Brushos
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, water brush, corner rounder

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour September Challenge - Tree

28 comments:

Marcia HIll said...

I LOVE this card Loll!! How cool an idea to sprinkle the Brusho's directly onto your stamp...I will definitely have to try that and see if I have as good of beginners luck as you did! There's one part in the center of your tree that almost looks like the sun is shining right on it and it is so pretty looking! Lovely, lovely card and a FUN challenge this month my friend!! :0)

Mac Mable said...

What a fabulous technique using the brusho's onto the stamp, so very unique and artsy. Wonderful card with stunning leaves...love it x

Jo Manna said...

Wow, a weeping willow, that's what I see. Such vibrant colours with this must try approach. Loving the loose watercoloring effect of this beautiful card xx

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Loll! I love the effect of Brushos on the leaves...I suspect they would look a little different every time, which is what I love about it :) Beautiful rich color palette and stunning CAS design...Looking forward to playing along again!

Trina P. said...

Your Brusho tree looks incredible, Loll! Not touching the leaves was perfect... looks more organic that way. Fantastic card! xx

Nancy Stislow said...

WOW! That tree is gorgeous and I can almost see individual leaves. I know this would not happen here. You did a spectacular job on this, Loll! Love it.

Christine Alexander said...

Wow, stunning Loll, the leaves are so artsy. Totally love the card.

nancy littrell said...

I LOVE your Brushos watercoloring for your tree, Loll. I would like to try your technique. Your different green tones and brown trunk and green grass are all so complimentary with each other. Wonderful sentiment and rounded corner too. TFS my friend. Hugs.

Susan said...

I'm glad you went with green! I'm not quite ready for autumn leaves yet! The shades of green are so lovely. I bet it wasn't beginner's luck - I have confidence that you could duplicate it!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, I love your experiment, Loll! The results are gorgeous! I'd love to try it myself. The various colors in the leaves and the splashy watercolor effect are so interesting! Hideko xx

Ros Crawford said...

Oh Loll it's absolutely stunning!! It has such a beautiful shape and depth of colour... A work of art for sure! So happy to be joining you this month!

Maxine D said...

Beginners luck or not, this is fabulous Loll - love how it turned out!
Blessings
Maxine

Linda said...

WOW! This looks so arty. What a great way to use Brusho .... must give that a try xx

Jeanne said...

This is amazing, Loll! You did that with your Brushos? Wow!! It looks spectacular. :)

Bunny said...

So lovely. [Bunny]

Julia Aston said...

Ohhhh your technique sure worked wonderfully on your tree Loll - Love the depth of colors and wonderful watery look to your beautiful tree!

Bonnie said...

Another gorgeous watercolor tree, my friend! I'm amazed at how well the Brushos worked for the leaves. My attempt with inking a stamp with Brushos was a pure mess! Maybe I need to keep paper towels handy and try again! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!

Brenda said...

Wow! This is a beautiful card Loll, that tree is amazing! I would have never guess it was brusho's you used. I love how it came out! I love the one rounded corner, such a pretty design element. I hope it comes out just a pretty next time for you. Hugs, Brenda

Darnell said...

Another outstanding tree image, Lolly! I can't believe you did this with Brushos direct to the stamp! I can't wait to try this!! Hugs, Dolly

Karen D. said...

beautiful, peaceful feeling... great card.
xx Karen

Greta said...

Oh what a cool result, Loll! Wouldn't have thought the powders could be used that way! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog & leaving such an encouraging comment! I've seen lots of blog headers & signatures credited to you, but must say my favorite so far may be Brenda's! My redo by Jackie was so long ago I feel the need for a change, but haven't gotten around to pursuing it.

My Paper Epiphany said...

You did a brilliant job with the Brushos! Gorgeous card! I’m going to try this technique now:)

Ina G said...

WOW! What a fabulous result you got with the Brusho's Loll. Spectacular tree and the green grass is perfect.

Pat said...

Such a gorgeous tree and restricting the palette to just the three Brusho colours works really well...beautifully done Loll. x

Anita in France said...

What a beautiful willow, Loll ... you captured those draping leaf fronds so wonderfully with the brusho inking! Beginner's luck? Don't think so ... heaps of talent and experience more like! Hugs, Anita :)

MaryH said...

It's a fabulous tree. That's SOME BEGINNER'S luck! Wish it would visit MY house. (It must be knowing when to blot that paper towel,huh?!) Good job with the brusho-s - the tree's umbrella is so full & lush. TFS & happy weekend.

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh Loll, I feel like you have picked this theme for me since I love trees so much (but I know I am not alone)! And yours looks phenomenal! I would have never thought to sprinkle Brusho powders directly on the stamp - what a spectacular result!
I absolutely have to play in your challenge and I already know which tree I'm going to use... Now I only have to find the time to play around with it...

BożenA said...

This is the most beautiful tree I've seen on the cards! I love the light that I see in the crown of a tree. I am very impressed with this amazing card! Your technique is stunning.
BożenA xx