Thursday, January 02, 2020

CAS Watercolour January 2020 Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to our first challenge of 2020!  This month's challenge is being hosted by the very talented and sweet, Bonnie (Stamping with Klass).  She has picked ...

Here's a sampling of cool colors

Perfect challenge for this time of year.  The above card is a birthday card for my dear friend, Karen (Snippets), who celebrated her birthday yesterday!

Happy Birthday Karen!!

About the card ... I stamped the woodland stream in weathered wood, keeping my stamp and card front in my misti.  I used a waterbrush to soften the lines of the stamping and give it more of a watercoloured look.  I then stamped again to bring back some of the details.  Added lots of powder from my embossing budy and stamped in Versamark, embossing in clear.  I then watercoloured the stream, hill tops and sky in shades of blue distress inks (salty ocean, faded jeans, chipped sapphire).  Die-cut the image with a circle die, popping it up over top of a dry embossed snowfall background (gift from friend).  Finished the card with a black sentiment banner heat embossed in white.  Inside the card is "happy birthday".  This could have been a Christmas card as well, if I changed the birthday sentiment.

Close-up ...
We are excited to have Chrissie (Simply One of a Kind) as our very first Guest Designer of 2020.  Welcome Chrissie!

Please check out the challenge blog to see the beautiful "Cool Colours" watercoloured cards from Chrissie and our talented Designers.  Come play along!







Stamps:  Woodland Stream (Inkylicious); Sentiment - Merry Up (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White base (Neenah 110 lb.);  Black (SU!)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Weathered Wood, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, embossing buddy, clear embossing powder, heat tool, circle nestability (spellbinders), white embossing powder

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour January 2020 - Cool Colours


32 comments:

Liz said...

What a beautiful image Loll and I love the subtle embossed background. xx

Viv said...

Perfect winter scene Loll. Beautiful! x

Jo said...

Such a precious card and beautiful design. Those cool colours are so rich for this scenery (thanks for detailing the approach, brilliant). Love the circle without fussing against the snow embossed card base. xx

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful image, Loll! The wintery-cool colors work perfectly with the scene and I love how you added 'snow' with your embossed background...Another gorgeous card! Barb xx

Robyn Oliver said...

A wonderful watercolour scene Loll, that's a fabulous stamp and I love the technique - a lovely card, Hugs Robyn

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful little scene, Loll. and so perfect for Karen with all these blues!

I Card Everyone said...

I feel like I'm walking in a Winter Wonderland, Loll!!! Gorgeous!
=]

Marian said...

Wow this is so pretty. What a nice card for this time of year.

Christine Alexander said...

that's such a gorgeous image Loll, I love the winter colours and your circle layout :)

BożenA said...

WOW, Loll !! A fabulous card! I love how you created a tiny landscape in this sphere. The addition of embossing in the background that makes it snow is even more impressive that I'm among those snowy hills. Great inspiration, Loll! xx

Bobby said...

What a beautiful winter scene, Loll. I can see the 'frost'on the branches. ;)

Pat said...

Such a beautiful winter scene Loll and love the bright sky and gently running stream, and the white on black sentiment really pops over the top. I love the dry embossed falling snow too, the perfect accompaniment. x

Jeanne H said...

Very lovely card!

Nstiz said...

What a beautiful and serene scene, Loll! Watercolored to perfection! I still never got the hang of the watercoloring but so love the use of the MISTI to create this. The snowfall embossing is the perfect backdrop.

Susan said...

Such a lovely peaceful winter scene - I'd like to be going for a walk in it. Wonderful colours and shading, and perfect with the falling snow embossing folder background.

Julia Aston said...

what a wonderful 'in the wild' winter scene Loll - love the babbling brook meandering through the snowy banks - beautiful blend of colors in your sky and brook! and I almost forgot to mention the great texture of the embossed snow background! xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

CAS Perfection and such a pretty scene! ?Your colouring is fantastic as always:)

nancy littrell said...

Happy Birthday Karen:-) Your Winter scene is so beautifully colored and textured, Loll. I love the blues and glitter of the snow and water. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

TK said...

Your small circle scene is gorgeous, and perfectly made the center of attention surrounded by the pretty background!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh it's gorgeous!! I love that painted scene and I'm sure your friend will too!

HilaryJane said...

This is just beautiful, you have succeeded in adding depth to the image with your watercolouring. I love it xx

Jeanne said...

Such a lovely winter scene. Wow!

Anita in France said...

You captured the fresh frostiness of winter beautifully with this wonderfully detailed scene, Loll ... it's gorgeous! Happy 2020! Hugs, Anita :)

Marcia Hill said...

WOW!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS card Loll! I love the image you used and you've water colored it just beautifully!! CAS perfection my friend and I'm sure Karen absolutely loved receiving this gem in the mail!! :0)

Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning card Loll.
Faith x

Ina G said...

What a beautiful soft serene scene you have here Loll. Love the embossed background. Just looking at that snow has a cooling effect on me while I spend time inside with the AC on.

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh my goodness Loll this is exquisite - love it!!
Blessings
Maxine

Karen Dunbrook said...

really gorgeous card mf...has a serenity to it that I love.
xx Karen

Sandy said...

I have told you Loll, I follow but do not always comment. I love this card and it is a pleasure to see what you create. I love this card and am looking forward to seeing all of your creations in this New Year!
Sandy xx

Sandy said...

I said I love this card twice! I must really love this card!!
Sandy xx

Mac Mable said...

The circle really draws your eyes into the serene and gorgeous wintery scene. The sky looks so pretty and love your attention to detail with the embossing and delicate water colouring. Loving this one x.

A.Rose said...

I love the perspective in this stamp, but more so the way the coloring lends to the perspective! Lovely card!