Friday, September 8, 2017

CAS Mix Up Watercolour Wash Hello

This months CAS Mix Up Watercolour Wash has me playing with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Paints!

I used Stamping + Flat Watercolour Wash + Die Cuts, Heat Embossing and Fussy Cutting!

I started by using Versamark to stamp my STAMPlorations "Helenium-Large" flower image onto Arches Hot Press paper, then heat embossed with SU Black EB powder.  Watercoloured my flower with Zig markers and fussy cut with  paper snips.

Next I die cut a background layer of the hot press paper with CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Die, then I used a flat paint brush to liberally brush on water.  Next I used the Flat Watercolour Wash technique by Bob Davies (5:14) to add my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour paints.  I layered the yellow and then the green paints until I was happy with the saturation.  Let dry.

Placed my background into my MISTI and stamped my sentiment using Archival Black Ink.

I then popped up my fussy cut flower with foam tape.  Next added fun foam to my main image to pop up onto SU Whisper White stitched card front,  which I attached to SU Thick Whisper White card base.  Done and very happy with the results!

Hope you get to play along with our CAS Mix Up Challenge too.  You have until the 24th to play. Be sure and check out the beautiful samples by our DT and GD, Cathy R. (Cathys Card Spot) and helpful videos.  Happy watercolouring my friends.   Hugs

Stamps: STAMPlorations Helenium-Large..flower and sentiment.
Paper: SU Thick and Reg. Whisper White. Arches Hot Press 140#
Inks: Versamark.  Zig markers. Archival Jet Black.  Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour paints.
Accessories: CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Dies.  MISTI.  SU papersnips, Black EB Powder and Heat Tool.  3M foam tape. Flat paint brush.

More Challenges:

STAMPlorations Anything Goes..Never Ending

STAMPlorations Stamp and Anything Goes Summer Challenge

STAMPlorations CAS Summer Challenge Anything CAS goes

SSS Monday Challenge: Stamp It all month long!

SSS Wednesday Challenge: Stamp It! Stamp It!


Bonnie said...

This is a wonderful flower, Nancy, and beautifully colored! Love how it looks with the watercolor wash background!

Evelyn S. said...

The flower looks almost real! Fun watercolored image!

Susan said...

I have marigolds growing around my vegetable beds and they are flowering beautifully - yours look just like them! So lovely against the two-colour watercolour wash!

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant card Nancy.x [aNNie]

nancy littrell said...

Our marigolds and sunflowers are so beautiful in our veggie garden this year too. The smoke does not seem to bother our gardens. Thanks for your sweet comment my friend. Hugs..

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your Helenium is so beautiful, Nancy! I didn't know what kind of flower Helenium was, so I googled it. ;-P
After looking at a lot of pictures of Helenium online, I appreciated your card more than when I first saw it. The flower looks so alive against the two-color watercolour wash panel and the white card base. Hugs.. Hideko

nancy littrell said...

Thank you Hideko. I finally just googled helenium too. I knew it was a Fall flower and reminds me of marigolds, which we have in our garden. It was a fun flower to color and easy to fussy cut. I wish I had used a softer watercolor wash, but the background does make the flower pop. Happy Fall my friend. Hugs..

Trina P. said...

Fabulous card, Nancy. Lovely watercolour wash background. Your flower pops beautifully against it. And great job colouring it too.

Christine Alexander said...

wow, Nancy, your flower is stunning and i love the background. In awe of your artistry :)

nancy littrell said...

You are so sweet my friend. I do love these 3x5 sets by STAMPlorations. They are so fun to color and easy to use for CAS designs. Hugs..

Catherine said...

Beautiful card, Nancy. The bright flower against the watercolor background is so pretty. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Cathie ♥

Leslie Miller said...

Your pretty flower looks fun to color and it's perfect on your background. A nice fall color combo. I need to keep this challenge in mind next time I go to my room. Enjoy your day!

nancy littrell said...

We would be thrilled if you joined our challenge, Leslie. Your Watercolour washes with your colored images are always Perfect!! Hugs.

Ros Crawford said...

It's beautiful! I love the two colours on the BG!

Loll said...

Beautiful and vibrant colours for this card Nancy. Love the colours of your watercolour wash background with the bright and sunny flower. Great job, my friend! xx

Mac Mable said...

Your colour washing looks fabulous and the pop of extra colour from the pretty flower looks great x

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful bright colors on your wash and your big orange bloom! Julia xx