Saturday, February 02, 2019

CAS Watercolour February Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the CAS Watercolour February Challenge.  This month's host is Marcia (Marcia's Stampin' Pad).  She has chosen a great colour combination for us to work with this month ...

I love blending two colours of ink to create a whole new shade.  This is what happened when I used pink distress ink and then blended red over top.  Very vibrant colours for my pretty flower.  I kept the stem and leaves neutral, watercolouring with Sahara Sand.  I watercoloured a second flower and fussy-cut, then adhered it to the inside of my card.  You can just see the edges peeking out on the left hand side. :)

Here's a close-up ...
... and ... even closer-up.   It was hard get the background to show as white (which it is) ... this is the best I could do.

I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the amazing cards from our Designers, along with a beautiful card from our wonderful Guest Designer Darnell (djkardkreations).  Then come join us.  Remember to keep your card CAS (clean and simple), and use watercolouring on your card.

See you in the gallery! :)






Stamps:  Remarkable You (Stampin' Up!); Sentiment (Cosmos - Technique Tuesday)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Versafine Black Ink-permanent (Tsukineko); Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries (Tim Holtz); Sahara Sand ink (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories & Tools:  water brush

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour February Challenge - Red and Pink


25 comments:

Nancy Stislow said...

You do such a spectacular job with your watercolor, Loll. I love that you did the inside to match the outside too and fussy cut! I've gotten a bit lazy doing insides but love how it looks. I agree about getting white in a photo too and getting it on line. Sometimes it just won't turn out that way.

Liz said...

Beautiful CAS card, Loll, the colours are so pretty. xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Loll you make simply beautiful cards - all you need a gorgeous watercoloured flower and simple sentiment.. just love this one

Bonnie said...

You created a beautiful color, my friend! Love this flower and how you kept the stem and leaves neutral! And a nice surprise on the inside too!

Maria said...

A very pretty CAS card with lovely flower!!

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so pretty, Loll! I love the colors of the flower and leaves, and the way you arranged them. I would have never thought of using Sahara Sand to color the stem and leaves. The neutral color makes the flower look even more vibrant and lovely. I checked the original stamp set online and I'm so impressed how you fussy-cut these sketchy images and layered them beautifully. The close-up shot shows the details and the dimension so well.
Hideko xx

Darnell said...

What a sweet little flower in such a vibrant red/pink hue, Lolly! I love how great the font on that greeting looks with it and how you tucked another blossom inside! Hugs, Dolly

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, you always amaze me how your layout and colour are so spectacular. This card looks so simple but I could never make it look this good. spectacular :)

Trina P. said...

Fabulous colours and design, Loll. You’re a colour mixing genuis! The colours achieved are vibrant and spot on. Another beauty. xx

Marcia HIll said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card Loll and I just LOVE the color you created with the pink and red...it looks like seamless blending and is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love the font of that birthday sentiment too!! Great idea to add a flower to the inside too...my insides are so plain sometimes! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Jeanne said...

SO pretty, Loll! You are very good at this medium!

Bobby said...

Gorgeous color, Loll, and dimension too. It's a perfect CAS card.

Brenda in IN said...

What a lovely color you came up with blending those two inks. I love the clean look of this card and the flower is center stage with a fun surprise inside.

Jo Manna said...

Such a CAS beauty. You always have the best fussy cutting approach to your cards. This is no exception. Beautiful blending and so vibrant against the subtly coloured foliage. Lovely! xxx

Mac Mable said...

Love how you got the dimension on your perfect CAS card and your water colouring is fabulous. The shade of the pink and red looks so beautiful on the stunning flower. Love how you did the inside of your card too. Beautiful CAS card Loll x

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful watercoloring, Loll! I love how you blended your inks for the flower petals...the effect is so striking against those soft green leaves, and your CAS design is sheer perfection! Another really lovely work of art!

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful CAS design and lovely watercoloring on your layered bloom! xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

love this card mf...that flower is beautiful and love how you layered it.
xx Karen

Linda said...

CAS perfection! ..... I love it xx

Susan said...

CAS perfection, Loll! Such a beautiful flower!

Brenda said...

Wow Loll, this is a stunning card! I have this stamp set and might have to try and CASe this card just to practice my watercoloring. I love how your colors came out on your flower, so beautiful and vivid, but yet soft and airy. Love how you gave it dimension too. Just stunning! Hugs, Brenda

sentsue said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Anita in France said...

Just beautiful, Loll ... and what a lovely surprise for the recipient to find another gorgeous bloom inside! Hugs, Anita :)

Pat said...

Such a sweet flower and the strong pink/red is beautiful Loll, and allowed to stand out even more with the very soft colour on the leaves. Just a simple sentiment with a stylish font finishes this perfectly. x

Ina G said...

Another Beautiful CAS card Loll. You really make the most spectacular cards look so stunning.