Tuesday, March 03, 2020

CAS Christmas March Challenge

Hi everyone.  We're on to March already!!  Time for a new challenge --- CAS Christmas March Challenge - Winter Flower.  This month's challenge is being hosted by our lovely Colleen (One Smile Lifts a Spirit).

We are so happy to have Linda (Scrappin', Stampin', & Singin') joining us as our Guest Designer this month.  YAY Linda!!


I've had this Penny Black stamp for a long time and I've only used it twice.  It's so pretty and delicate, and I thought the blooms would look lovely in red.  I inked the stamp with markers, spritzed with a little water and then stamped onto mixed media paper.  I love this technique!  It gives an instant watercolour look.  Sometimes I have to stamp a second time (maybe with more ink, maybe with more water, or maybe with neither or both).  Just depends on how the first pressing looks.

Close-up ...
I hope you'll come join us and keep up your stash of making Christmas cards throughout the year.







Stamps:  Full Bloom (Penny Black); Christmas Sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Real Red, Pear Pizzazz (SU!); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Water spritzer, water brush

Challenges:
CAS Christmas March Challenge - Winter Flowers

27 comments:

Viv said...

Love the simplicity of this Loll - a gorgeous stamp and the loose watercolouring look fits it to perfection. (Glad you're back!) x

Colleen said...

That technique is beautiful and what an easy way to "watercolor" for those of us who are not quite so gifted in that area!! *wink! I love your beautiful red flowers! Heart Hugs, col

I Card Everyone said...

Loll, I just love this stamp … so happy to see you using it again, and sharing it with all of us!
Gorgeous Christmas card - I think you might want to make it one of an entire set of 12!
=]

BożenA said...

Wow! A wonderful card full of positive energy and volatility. Amazing and beautiful inspiration to the topic of challenge. I adore her!!
hugs,
BożenA

Barb Ghig said...

Your watercolor technique showcases the berries and leaves on this stamp beautifully, Loll! I love the pop of red and how you overlapped the sentiment, too...Another gorgeous Christmas card! Barb xx

TeresaC said...

So pretty, Loll!! I love the soft effect!!

Liz said...

Your card is so pretty, Loll. What a lovely stamp! xx

Bobby said...

So airy and delicate, Loll. Beautiful card!

Joan Bardee said...

perfect

Susan said...

Beautiful vibrant red flowers! Love the softer shade of green you paired them with so that the flowers really stand out.

Nstiz said...

Beautiful and I just spied my next stamp purchase! I've seen this one before and this is a technique I too just love. I love the simplicity of the artwork. Never thought of this as a Christmas card but it works perfectly! And YAY that blogger is back up!

Pat said...

This is a very pretty PB flower and the marker straight to stamp technique has given a stunning result Loll. You have it just right adding enough colour and water to keep the image clear which I think here is just perfect, and love that sentiment too. x

Brenda said...

This is a stunning card Loll! I am so loving that beautiful image and you are right, the berries/blooms look great in red. I love this technique and planning on trying it out when I do my card. Hugs, Brenda

Leslie Miller said...

Very beautiful! You're a master of this technique!

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous Loll, this was the perfect stamp for the direct to stamp and spriz technique. I love the simplicity of the image :)

TK said...

It's beautiful and you make it all sound so easy!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous, Loll. A CAS masterpiece.

Linda said...

So beautifully CAS, and such a pretty image. I do love how you do the watercolour effect, I haven't quite mastered this technique yet xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

gorgeous, love the crisp, fresh look it has mf.
xx Karen

Brenda in IN said...

This is so pretty, Loll. I love the watercolorish technique you did and it looks great.

Daffodil Cards said...

So Very Beautiful.
Faith x

Anita in France said...

Simply perfect in every way, Loll ... just beautiful ... I love it! Hugs, Anita :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful sprigs, Loll - just love the delicacy and all the shading you achieved by spritzing the stamp!! Perfect sentiment too! Thanks for having me as a Guest Designer this month - loved this challenge with the winter flowers!!

Linda said...

Beautiful delicate red flower for your winter flower. Love how you used the spritzing to get the watercolor look. Lovely card, Loll.

Trina P. said...

CAS perfection... simply beautiful, Loll. You’ve mastered that watercolor technique perfectly and got amazing results. Great time to pull out that gorgeous stamp again.

Mac Mable said...

Loll, your card is so pretty, delicate and unique....I love it x.

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so pretty and delicate, Loll! The way you stamped (ink & spritz with water) makes the image look even more delicate. Love the CASness with the perfect placement of the sentiment.
Hideko xx