Saturday, February 09, 2019

Peace on Earth

Hi everyone.  I have another Peace card to add to this month's CAS Christmas  Challenge, hosted by Colleen. 


This was a quick card to make, using an old piece of watercolouring from my stash.  Over a year ago I tried watercolouring on Yupo paper with Brushos.  I had read that Yupo does take watercolours, but I didn't have a lot of luck.  The piece is pretty, but it took days to dry.  And even now, if you touch it, the colour rubs off.  So rather than throw it away, I layered it with acetate and a die-cut winter scene (NBUS) from AliExpress.  The acetate layer protects the watercoloured yupo so that none of the colour will come off.  I finished the card with a simple stamped sentiment in Silver Delicata ink.  Easy, CAS design card.

Here's a close-up ...
Come play along!








Stamps:  Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Yupo; acetate
Ink:  Brushos; Silver Delicata (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  Tree and Deer die (AliExpress), water mister

Challenges:
CAS Christmas February Challenge - Peace


23 comments:

Sue said...

Beautiful, peaceful card, Loll. I love the blue and white combo, it looks so crisp. I love that die-cut (you always have such lovely die-cuts) :)

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful winter scene, Loll! I love the contrast of white with your blue background! Thanks for sharing your great idea on saving your piece of Yupo...using acetate was genius! Another stunning Christmas card for your stash :)

Christine Alexander said...

love the deep blue with the white Loll, so crisp and fresh. I love this one even prettier IRL

Kath said...

A beautiful card.
Kath x

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful background, Loll. I have never tried watercoloring on Yupo. I wonder if the T.H. Distress Glaze would keep it from smearing. You thought of a beautiful and creative way to protect your background with the acetate layer and peaceful die cut scene. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Mac Mable said...

What a great way to save the pretty brusho background with the acetate layer. Fabulous die cut and the font on the sentiment looks so contemporary. Beautiful CAS Christmas card x.

Cathy said...

So pretty Loll, and peaceful, love the look of the background and you made a great save by protecting it with the acetate, Cathy x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous Loll and clever idea to use the acetate..l still have yupo not even tried in my stash... one day! It’s funny my Scottish thoughts of
its so dreadful expensive I don’t want to wreck it come to the fore.. but guess won’t use Brushos eh!
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Jeanne H said...

A really lovely card, Loll. Thanks for the tip on Yupo and how to save something. :-)

Brenda said...

Beautiful and serene card Loll! I love the look you got using the brusho's on the yupo paper and clever of you to use the acetate so the color wouldn't rub off when the recipient got the card. Love that die you used, will have to look for that one! Hugs, Brenda

Bonnie said...

I love all the details in this EF and your play of paint in your watercolor background fits in perfectly! Great idea to add acetate to keep the paint from rubbing off.

Susan said...

Great idea to put the acetate on the top of the watercoloured Yupo! The bright blue is glorious and perfect with that wonderful little die cut.

Jeanne said...

While unfortunate that it took so long to dry and doesn't hold the colors, it surely made a beautiful background for this card, Loll. Wow! Thanks for sharing how you use all your pieces! :)

Brenda in IN said...

That is a great way to save a lovely background. The die is really a great one with the deer on the pond. I love how you did the frame popped up.

Marcia HIll said...

This is so lovely Loll!! I never would have thought of water coloring on Yupo, but it looks FABULOUS! And what a great way to make it work by putting acetate over it so the color doesn't rub off!! And of course the simple die cut in white pops just beautifully off all that glorious blue! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Anita in France said...

So crisp and frosty, Loll ... the white die cuts are fabulous against those lovely blues! Hugs, Anita :)

Maria said...

Such a gorgeous lovely scene! Love the beautiful blue and all the white! Stunning card, Loll!!

Bobby said...

What a great idea to save that panel, Loll. Mine would have been in the recycle bin. It made a beautiful background for the silhouetted scene.

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous, Loll. Great save. You always find the best dies. This one was perfect for a peace card. Love it! xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous background for that diecut scene, Loll - great idea to cover it with acetate!!

Karen Dunbrook said...

so gorgeous Loll, love the look.
x Karen

Linda said...

Beautiful Christmas card. Love the CAS design, and what a clever way of saving that gorgeous background xx

Nance said...

Very pretty, Loll, a very peaceful scene of the winter blue sky against the wooded die cut. xx