Tuesday, October 02, 2018

CAS Watercolour October Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to a special challenge at CAS Watercolour this month.  This is our 2nd birthday celebration and we hope you'll celebrate with us!


This month's challenge is being hosted by the very talented Bonnie (Stamping with Klass).  And she has picked one that will be lots of fun.


I used a sweet image of cacti from Penny Black.  Stamped in Archival Sepia ... then decided to heat emboss in clear. :)  LOVE this colour!  Used distress inks to watercolour the plans and pots.  Added a little grounding with a bit of a watercolour wash under the posts.  Finished by stamping "happy birthday" in the same Archival Sepia and clear heat embossing.

Here's a close-up ...
We hope you'll join us, along with our wonderful Designers and fantastic Guest Designer, Brenda (Friends Craftin' with Friends).

We have some prizes up for grabs.  One for the winning entry and one random draw.  Check out the challenge blog to see the details and to look at the amazing, inspirational cards from our team.  Then come play along!






Stamps:  happy together (Penny Black); Smile! today (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Archival Sepia (Ranger); Distress Inks:  Rusty Hinge, Brushed Corduroy, Crushed Olive, Forest Green, Ripe Persimmon (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  clear embossing powder, heat tool, water brush

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour October Challenge - Orange, Green, & Brown

26 comments:

Brenda said...

Wow Loll, this is one stunning card! I love your row of cactus plants in their pretty terracotta pots. You have colored them up so pretty too. Loving that sepia color too. I have a cactus set, I need to try a card like this. lol Thanks for having me as guest designer, it was lots of fun! Hugs, Brenda

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous watercoloring on the cacti and plant pots, Loll! I love how you mixed your watercolors to create depth and dimension on the terracotta pots...so realistic and beautiful! Thanks for inspiring me to play along...and Happy 2nd Birthday to you, Bonnie and the DT for such a great challenge!

Bonnie said...

What wonderful use of these colors, Loll! I love how you've colored the pots and the plants! The depth of color in your wash under the pots is fantastic! Wow! These 2 years have gone by fast haven't they? It's a wonderful journey with you, my friend!

Pat said...

What beautifully watercoloured cacti Loll and love the sepia colour for the image stamping which gives lovely strong outlines, and a lovely matching sentiment too. Congratulations on running this challenge for two years now, it has simply sped by, and thank you for the great prizes on offer. x

Christine Alexander said...

fun card Loll, I love the line up of Cacti. Your watercolouring is perfect.
Happy CAS Watercolour birthday to you and the gang.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations to you, Bonnie, and the DT on the second birthday of CAS Watercolour! Thank you so much for the fun and inspiring challenge every month!
What a pretty row of the cacti and plant pots, Loll! The Sepia ink and the clear heat-embossing gives a clear definition to the image and the sentiment. Just looking at the different shades of green and brown is a feast for the eyes. I'd be scared to do the watercolor wash for grounding after coloring the cacti and pots so beautifully!! :-)
Hideko xx

sandie said...

Congrats on being 2!! Fabulous achievement.....run by a fabulous Lady! Sorry I don't get to play as much would be nice but you know me....a stamp and Ink lover...but I do like to give it a go now and then. Wonderful card and so pleased for your celebrations x

Linda said...

Happy Birthday to you Bonnie and the team. What a gorgeous fun design, love your row of cacti, beautifully coloured too. Thank you for all the inspiration your challenges bring xx

Julie B said...

Great use of the colours Loll and congrats to you and the team on your 2nd birthday at CAS Watercolour. :)

Maxine D said...

What a beauty Loll - love the image and you have coloured it perfectly!
Blessings
Maxine

Bobby said...

Happy CAS birthday to you and the team. What a great image for the colors and your watercoloring is superb, Loll.

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous stamp, great colours and beautiful colouring on your perfect CAS card x.

Brenda in IN said...

I love this card so much. You really do shading so well that those flower pots look real along with the cacti. You really brought this image to life. Congratulations on two fantastic years of the watercolour challenge.

JoAnn said...

Fabulous coloring on your row of cacti. The colors are perfect and your shading is also. A wonderful card. TFS

Maria said...

Congrats on the second birthday celebration! What a beautiful birthday card with the cacti! And, wonderful colors, so pretty!

Nancy Stislow said...

You have definitely mastered water coloring, Loll as is evident by this beautiful image. Your shading is so perfectly done. Great job with the wash to ground them too!

Jo Manna said...

No need to say your watercoloring is incredible. These are the sweetest CACTI, love the restricted palette.
Beautiful card dear friend.
Congrats to you and Bonnie for this second anniversary, you gals ROCK! xx

Colleen said...

What fun succulents you have colored, Loll! These little guys seem to be all the rage!

nancy littrell said...

I am already a winner...I received this gorgeous and beautifully clear heat embossed and watercolored cacti plant card for my birthday:-) Thank you again so much, my dear friend. It looks beautiful on our dining room table with a silk bouquet of Fall dahlias:-)

It was wonderful reading all your description. I really need to get this sepia archival ink and I love how you can heat emboss the ink. TFS and Hugs..Nancy

Marcia HIll said...

How perfect are those cacti for this month's color challenge?!! You colored them just beautifully Loll and they really look like the real deal!! (Cactus are basically the only thing I can keep alive because I'm always forgetting to water plants!) Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Karen D. said...

love how you used this colour combo mf....wonderfully done card.
xx Karen

Trina P. said...

Happy 2nd Birthday! Two years already... and here’s to many more to come.
Brilliant card, Loll. This colour combo is perfect for this potted cacti image! Beautiful watercolouring as usual. xx

Ina G said...

Love the variation of colours on your cacti's Loll. Fabulous CAS card.
Happy Birthday to you Bonnie and The Team.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Congrats on your 2nd Birthday! I’m so happy to be part of this amazing challenge and appreciate all the efforts from you and Bonnie! Your colouring is wonderful and I love this image:)

Susanne Vargas said...

It's been 2 years already! Time sure flies when you are having fun, right? Your card is fabulous with great coloring!

BożenA said...

Great warm colors. You chose the most beautiful shades from the selected set of colors. I love your cactuses, they are so springy, and I miss spring more and more ...
Hugs,
BożenA