Monday, September 02, 2019

CAS Watercolour September Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today is the launch of the CAS Watercolour September Challenge.  Jenny (My Paper Epiphany) is our host this month and she has come up with a fantastic challenge ...


Jenny wants us to use Complementary Colours this month (opposite colours on the colour wheel).  She has provided a colour wheel to help you.  I have used Violet and Yellow for my card.

I started with a Lindy's magicals background that was in my stash.  It's done with Witches Potion Purple ... there are so many different colours within this one powder --- LOVE IT!

I die-cut hollyhocks and watercoloured them in two shades of yellow distress inks.  A white frame over top with a purple stamped sentiment finishes the card.

Close-up ...
You can just see a bit of the sparkle in the photo above.

We are joined by Anita (Stampin with Anita) as our Guest Designer this month.  Please check out the reminder post on the challenge blog to see the beautiful CAS cards from our GD, Anita and our wonderful Designers.

I hope you'll be inspired to play along!






Stamps:  Essential Sentiments (Makers Movement)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Magicals Witches Potion Purple (Lindy's); Distress Inks:  Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, hollyhock die (AliExpress), water brush

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour September Challenge - Complementary Colours

17 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

Such a striking color palette and I love the Hollyhocks, Loll! I also love that you chose purple for your sentiment...so bold and such a fabulous font! Sounds like a fun challenge ~ Barb xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous card. I may be able to case it! I have the die LOL.
Faith

Darnell said...

This is a perfect birthday card for someone who loves bold bright and festive colors! It's dynamite, Lolly, and I can imagine how fabulous the schparkle is in person!! Hugs, Dolly

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a gorgeous and striking card, Loll! The Magical's background does have different colors and it's so beautiful and interesting. You captured the pretty sparkle in the photo well. The yellow hollyhocks are so bright and eye-catching. The color contrast worked so well.
Hideko xx

Susan said...

Stunning colour combination, Loll! Love that violet background! And those hollyhocks are gorgeous in yellow!

Bonnie said...

Love those yellow hollyhocks on the purple background, Loll! The contrast is fantastic!

Nstiz said...

The most striking thing about this card is the beautiful, bright colors! What an impact this has. Love that background complimented by a yellow hollyhocks. Also love that your sentiment color matches your card!

Pat said...

I love the bit of sparkle you get with the Lindy's Magicals Loll, and such a beautiful purple which makes a great background to the yellow die cut hollyhocks, and I love the matching sentiment on the white frame. x

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful colour combo Loll, and love the sparkle from the Lindy's magicals :)

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Loll! I love your colors together...those Hollyhocks sure do pop against that lovely blue background! Awesome card my friend!! :0)

Linda said...

This looks fab ..... striking colour combination.
I've just bought a colour wheel after doing an online colour class. Now I just need to learn how to use it! xx

Brenda in IN said...

Oh, this is so pretty, Loll. I love that purple Lindy background and those stunning hollyhocks against it. This is such a cheerful birthday card.

Mac Mable said...

Striking colour combination and one very eye catching and beautiful card x.

kiwimeskreations said...

Love this stunning card Loll - the yellow/purple is one of my favourite combinations, but one I don't use very much... your card is inspiring
Blessings
Maxine

Karen Dunbrook said...

I just love those colours together mf....beautiful card.
xx Karen

Anita in France said...

Shimmery and sparkly, Loll ... and so pretty ... a gorgeous combination! Hugs, Anita :)

Jo said...

Simply stunning, such contrast with these two colours. The shimmer must be amazing in person xx