Saturday, February 16, 2019

Red and Pink Hello

Hi everyone.  Today is the reminder for February's CAS Watercolour Challenge.  This month, Marcia is our hostess and she has us using this fantastic colour combo ...


I wanted to use a new die I just got.  I love the circle with the two seed flower heads.  So pretty!  So I knew I wanted to make a colourful background.  I started with sprinkling pink magicals over my mixed media paper and spraying with water.  I blotted with a paper towel to soften the colour and then used my heat tool to dry.  I wanted to create a stencil image over top and used the ? stencil.  I placed it over the pink background and sprinkled red magicals over top. This stencil is a very small design and I ended up with just a few rows of red tiles.  But I had lots of red ink still left on my stencil, so turned it over the placed it on top of my background, blotting with a paper towel.  I created a stencil monoprint and it ended up being just the look I wanted.  Love happy mistakes! :)

Stamped a sentiment in Candied Apple Red which matched the colours perfectly.  Used a 1 1/4" strip of leftover monoprint to add to the bottom inside of my card.

... and even closer look ...
Since I used powdered inks through a stencil for the background, I'm heading over to add this card to the CAS Stencil Challenge gallery ...








Stamps:  Happy Messages (Stampendous)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Magicals:  Omm Pah Pah Pink, Cuckoo Clock Cardinal (Lindy's Stamp Gang); Candied Apple Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Die-cut?, water mister, ? stencil (The Crafter's Workshop)

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour February Challenge - Red and Pink
CAS Stencil February Challenge - Powdered Inks


26 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you played with this color palette, Loll...Your background is absolutely beautiful! I also love how you placed those darling blooms (or maybe dandelions?)...no matter, they are perfectly placed inside the aperture, as always! Such a sweet card, and perfect for both challenges :)

The Paper Layer said...

An awesome card as always! XX Tee

Di said...

As always Loll, a stunning card! Wonderful die cutting and such a gorgeous colour for the background, love it!

Hugs

Di xx

Christine Alexander said...

the pinks and reds really pop against that beautiful die cut :)

Jeanne H said...

You know, every day I watch for your posts in awe of your talent. Thanks so much for showing your work and inspiring me. Smiling today!

Ina G said...

Love your new flower seed die Loll. Looks spectacular in front of that stunning 'magical' background. Simple-eee beautiful.

Nancy Stislow said...

A spectacular background and LOVE, love love that die, Loll! What a gorgeous shade of red and pink on this and love that mono print. I too would be hard pressed to name one single stnecil I own. Unfortunately I never kept track of whose they were or their names. Great card and technique!

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful watery stenciled background you created Loll! It looks lovely circle framed with the white panel and layered with those lovely die cut seed flowers! xx

Maria said...

Oh, what a lovely card! Beautiful color with the pink and red using a stencil! And, the die cut white flowers are perfect against the prettty background!

Susan said...

A fabulous "happy mistake"!! That is a wonderful background and great way to use the red and pink! I have that die cut - in case you want to know what it is, it's SSS Twinkle Flower.

nancy littrell said...

Wow..Gorgeous monoprint stenciled background for your pretty die cut circle with wildflowers, Loll. Love your colors for your background and sentiment. So pleased you added your card to our CSCC challenge too. TFS your beauty, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Bobby said...

I don't know what it is but I am in love the variety of colors you get when using any of the powdered inks. Or Oxide smooshing for that matter. I am even still embracing faux painting on my walls. This is a beautifully vibrant background for your new die.

Jeanne said...

So beautiful, Loll! Your backgrounds are so visually interesting and gorgeous!

Daffodil Cards said...

VERY Beautiful.
Faith

Mac Mable said...

Now that's one happy mistake and what an artsy and unique background. The colours of the magiclas are so pretty and that die cut is wonderful...as is your stunning card x.

Marcia HIll said...

Your background is absolutely FABULOUS Loll!! I just LOVE red and pink together and your background showcases them perfectly together! And what a great die too...can see why you were excited to use it!! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is stunning, Loll! The circle window flower die is perfect to show off the unique and interesting monoprint stencil background. Love the eye-catching color combo!
Hideko xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Just just just gorgeous Loll, love all the elements - colours, layout and fabulous die cuts, even the tiny sentiment

Trina P. said...

Gotta love happy accidents. Another “magical” make, Loll. The colours are so rich and beautiful. xx

Bonnie said...

Ooh, what a gorgeous background, Loll! I usually like the monoprint better when I try this technique! The white wispy flowers in the circle aperture look right at home!

Karen Dunbrook said...

love your results mf...love this card too!
x Karen

Darnell said...

Another impressive card from one of your plays with ink, Lolly! We all benefit when you play! This is so pretty!! Hugs, Dolly

Brenda in IN said...

That is a unique stencil and made a wonderful background for the white flowers. Plus, it fit the bill for another challenge. Your own twofer!

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Loll ... those little seed heads are so wonderfully delicate against the vibrant background ... a delight! Hugs, Anita :)

BożenA said...

A great combination of background colors. This shape emphasizes the shape of the die beautifully. Great card, Loll.
Hugs,
BozenA

Jo Manna said...

Definitely happy mistake. Great idea to repeat inside the card too. Again, the same colour sentiment to add to this delicate white bloom foreground. What great stencilling FUN! xx