Thursday, October 5, 2017

CAS Watercolour Fall Leaves...again!

I do Love Fall Leaves, so was happy that our CAS Watercolour October Challenge was "Fall Leaves" hosted by Bonnie!


We are also still celebrating CAS Watercolours 1st Birthday:-)

Congratulations to Bonnie & Loll, the Design Team and our GD's for the year!

Would you like to know more about our DT?  Click Here!


I am so thankful for being chosen as one of Loll & Bonnie's DT members.  What a fabulous year of friendships, creative learning of new techniques and playing with watercolour products:-)

I made this card thinking about our year and some of my favorite techniques.  I used Layering stencils for my background, but I am not adding to this months CAS Mix Up Layering Stencils Challenge because I did not add a stamped image.  But it was fun practicing the technique and making this card.

I used Strathmore mixed media paper for my Layering Stencils technique: ARTplorations Shutters and Bubbles stencils, Tim Holtz Faded Dots stencil and Dina Wakely Leafy Stencil.  Started by sponging thru the stencils with Distress Oxide inks: Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Worn lipstick, Twisted Citron, Spiced Marmalade and Abandoned Coral.  I then added Versamark ink to the entire die cut image and heat embossed with clear EB powder for a very shiny textured look in real life.

Next I die cut the basic black layer with Memory Box Stitched Rectangles to match the main image. Then I die cut CUTplorations Stitched Thankful Die out of SU Basic Black CS and a piece of orange Fun Foam for dimension and to add an orange shadow.

I popped up the main image layer with fun foam and attached the Thankful with SU Fine Tip Glue Pen and attached all to SU Thick Whisper White Card Base.

My card needed more...searched thru my embellishment stash and found these pretty Fall Leaves that I glued onto the background.  Now I was Done!

Hope you get to join our CAS Watercolour October Fall Leaves challenge and birthday celebration.  You have until the 24th to play along!


Prizes
$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for Challenge Winner
&
$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for one random draw of all entries
 (must follow rules to be eligible for prizes)

Supplies: 
Stamps: None
Paper: SU Thick Whisper White and Basic Black CS.  Strathmore 140# Mixed Media.
Inks: Distress Oxides: Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Worn lipstick, Twisted Citron, Spiced Marmalade and Abandoned Coral.  Versamark.
Accessories: Stencils: ARTplorations Shutters and Bubbles stencils.  Tim Holtz Faded Dots stencil and Dina Wakely Leafy Stencil. T.H. Blending Tool for stencil sponging. SU Fine Tip Glue Pen. Fun Foam ($ Store). Memory Box Stitched Rectangles Dies.  CUTplorations Stitched Thankful die. SU Clear EB Powder and Heat Tool. Leaf embellishments?

Adding to STAMPlorations Oct 2017 CAS Challenge: Anything Goes with Optional Twist: Orange! I am so pleased to see STAMPlorations Challenges are in full swing again after a much deserved Summer Break:-)  Hugs...


Also STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge


20 comments:

  1. Great mix of stencils for your background, Nancy. And I love the large black thankful with the orange shadow and pretty leaves all tucked inside the black frame. Fantastic design, my friend! xx

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  2. So stunning with your bright panel framed in the black - as well as the double layering of your sentiment - wonderful layering of stencils and beautiful fall colors Nancy! Julia xx

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  3. Love these wonderful Fall colors, Nancy! They play beautifully off the black! Great job of layering those stencils!

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  4. Love how you have done the die cut sentiment. Great stencilling on your fabulous background x Mixed media and so beautifully CAS x

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  5. What a beautiful fall card, Nancy! Love that background and that wonderful technique! I'm also amazed that you list everything you've used right down to all the ink colors! I usually have a mess when I do this and would be clueless which colors I used (grin). This turned out fabulous!

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  6. Beautiful autumn card and fabulous stencil layering!

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  7. I do love how you've given this a playful look with the black and orange-highlighted "thankful" die dancing across the front. Those two stencils layered beautifully in the background and the leaves you added lastly are the perfect finish. ps: I'm having a relapse. Stronger meds now. Really getting tired of this thing!

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    1. So sorry you are not feeling well again...what a bummer. Take care and thank you for the comment my friend. Hugs

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  8. Amazing layered stencilling, Nancy. The colours are beautiful. Framing it in black with a bold black die cut sentiment is so eye-catching! Gorgeous autumn card.
    ps. did you have a good birthday getaway? I sent you a bday card... did you ever receive it?

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  9. So pretty Nancy, the colours certainly say fall :) I love the black frame it really makes everything pop.

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  10. Nancy I love the stencil layering here - such a lovely card. I miss you and the CAS Watercolor team! Thanks for playing in the STAMPloration CAS Card challenge! Hugs, Harriet

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  11. Now that is a "WOW" card Nancy!

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  12. A fun and impactful fall card, Nancy! The card reminds me of woodblock printing maybe because of the bold black die cut sentiment and the shape of the stenciled leaves. I love the contrast between the beautifully layered stencil background and the bold sentiment & the frame!

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  13. What a fun and fabulous creation! As always a brilliant design!

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  14. Nancy, this is so cool. Your layering stencils is so great especially as a backdrop to that black. Wonderful framing and designing here. I love your cards. Hugz

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  15. Fabulous layered stencilling, Nancy ... the popped up shadow sentiment has such a playful font, it's brilliant with the fun cascading leaves! Hugs, Anita :)

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  16. Beautiful fall flowers, Nancy! I love how the black frame and die cut contrast with the golds and orange! Thank you so much for all you add to our team, my friend!

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    1. Thank you so much Bonnie for your friendship and CAS Inspiration. A big hug my friend...

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  17. Beautiful card! Gorgeous stenciled background! Thank you for joining us for the Stamplorations October CAS card challenge.

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  18. Gorgeous autumn colours and the black really makes them pop! Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge xx

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Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your much appreciated comments! Hugs....Nancy