Saturday, March 02, 2019

CAS Watercolour March Challenge

Hi everyone.  It's the start of a new challenge at CAS Watercolour.  Jenny (My Paper Epiphany) is hosting and she is challenging us with ...


I watercoloured on vellum to create a dreamy look watercoloured background.  Vellum tends to curl when it gets wet, so I taped it down on my work surface on all four sides.  I used a piece of acetate leftover from a stamp set I bought, pressed some colour of all three distress inks onto the sheet, spritzed with just a little water and them used the acetate to smoosh onto the vellum.  I used my heat tool to dry the vellum.  Once dry, I pulled it up, leaving the tape in place to hold it fairly flat and then lightly spritzed water onto the back.  Just a little.  This relieves the tension created from the wet front and the vellum won't curl as much.  It's will still be a bit curled and warped from the water.

Once completely dry, I run the piece through my Big Shot with two clean plates.  This presses the vellum and helps to smooth it out.  You will never get it completely flat, but the slight warping does add interest.  I glued the vellum to a piece of white card stock and left to dry thoroughly.  A white die-cut of leaves and a gold stamped sentiment banner was added to finish the design.

Please check out the challenge blog to see the beautiful cards from our Designers and wonderful Guest Designers, Birgit (Rapport fran ett skrivoord) and Ros (Mikey's Mom).  I know you will be inspired!






Stamps:  Sentiment - Painted Butterflies (Altenew)
Paper:  Vellum; White (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Yellow (Tim Holtz); Delicata Gold (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  acetate for smooshing, water mister, Leaves die (AliExpress)

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour March Challenge - Vellum


29 comments:

Sue said...

Beautiful colours and effect on the vellum, so delicate and pretty, Loll.

Barb Ghig said...

Oooh, I love the dreamy effect you created by watercoloring on vellum, Loll! Your color palette is so pretty and the leaves are the perfect touch!
Thanks so much for walking us through your process...I wouldn't have thought to spritz the back of the vellum panel and run it through my Big Shot :)

Linda said...

Beautiful background created on the vellum Loll to create your lovely card.

Marianne said...

So soft and pretty, Loll. Thanks for the tips on how to work with the vellum.
Marianne x

Betty Keefe said...

your background is so lovely, Loll - thanks for the tips on how you created it!

Bobby said...

I wasn't thinking of watercolored vellum as a background, Loll, but I sure do like how yours turned out.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow Loll love vellum but something I've never done. Gonna try wonder how brushos would go.. too adventurous?? May try for fun. It will warp with more water needed but may try anyway!!
Thanks! Shaz in Oz.x

Susan said...

Beautiful soft colours on the vellum - and it looks like it puddled in interesting ways. Lovely card with the simple white die cut on top.

Bonnie said...

I love these soft spring colors and the dreamy look of the vellum, Loll! Great tip on smoothing some of the curling that occurs with this technique! The die cut leaves are so pretty "growing" out of the sentiment strip!

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous Loll, love your colours and can't wait to try out the velum and watercolour Challenge :)

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful soft pastels for your smooshed watercolored background using vellum. I love your CAS design and heat embossed sentiment. TFS all your steps and tips for using vellum too, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Cat Craig said...

Beautifully elegant. Love the background and the white die cuts with the gold sentiment.

Mac Mable said...

Thank you Loll for the tips and tricks on how you made this beautiful CAS card. It's a technique I have never tried but how beautiful does it look? Fabulous and striking x

Ros Crawford said...

You certainly achieved that dreamy background Loll... It's beautiful! Thanks so much for having me along with you this week!

Julie B said...

This is such a pretty effect Loll. :)

Jeanne said...

So worth the effort to keep the vellum flat! This card is gorgeous! Wow!

I Card Everyone said...

Really lovely, Loll... and I love the simplicity of those sweet little die cut wildflowers against your panel!
=]

Marcia HIll said...

Your colors are so soft and pretty on the vellum Loll and I love the simple addition of the white leaves and gold sentiment! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love your beautiful, dreamy, and soft watercolored vellum background, Loll! The white die-cut leaves look so pretty against it. Thanks so much for the helpful tips on smoothing out warped vellum!
Hideko xx

Trina P. said...

Wow, Loll, your smooshed vellum background is dreamy and creamy! Very pretty and feminine. This is a new technique to me. xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

This is so pretty and dreamy Loll - love it:)

Karen Dunbrook said...

Love your results with the vellum mf...such a beautiful card.
xx Karen

HilaryJane said...

The colours are great, I think you have inspired me to have a go xx

Brenda said...

I never smooshed onto vellum Loll, never ever thought about doing it! Looks like another technique I need to try doing. My list is getting long. lol I love how your background came out!! It is so beautiful with the colors you used. Love the die cut you used too. Just a perfect sunny card to say hello! Hugs, Brenda

Viv's Visuals said...

Loving this as much as everything else you do Loll!

Pat said...

I love the soft colours you have used to smoosh the vellum Loll, and the pretty white leaves look beautiful over the top, and then a lovely gold embossed sentiment finishes it perfectly. Thanks for the tips about warping and I think that it is minimal on this piece, and from past experience it does help to back it on to something to give it more rigidity. x

Robyn Oliver said...

Beautiful dreamy effect Loll, soft delicate colours on the vellum and again combine with the white card and die cuts and truly gorgeous card

Linda said...

The watercoloured vellum gives makes such a soft background for the pretty die cut xx

Jo Manna said...

This is Vellum? Wow you've accomplished the impossible with all this watery pastel BG. Just saying... hahaha. Another gorgeous piece! xx