Monday, October 8, 2018

CAS Watercolor October Orange, Green and Brown

Gorgeous Color Combo for the October CAS Watercolor Challenge 2nd Birthday!
Hosted by Bonnie.

Happy 2nd Birthday!

The Theme!


Time to Celebrate!

I never tire of using this beautiful "Joyful Sunflower" stencil by TCW!
I received this awesome stencil from Bonnie several years ago and I think it is
perfect for the CAS Watercolour 2nd Birthday color challenge.

I secured my stencil with masking tape over a piece of Strathmore 
 Mixed Media paper.  I find Mixed Media paper works best for blending Zigs.

I used Zigs and aqua painter to watercolor my Sunflower thru the stencil.
It is important to secure your stencil so you do not get
ink flowing under the stencil.
Do not use too much water either from the aqua painter when blending colors.

I used Zig markers: Yellow, Bright Yellow, Orange, Scarlet Red, 
Pale Green, Light Green, Light Brown and Dark Oatmeal.

I removed stencil, let dry then die cut image with
CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die.
Placed image in MISTI,  stamped the sentiment and done!

I hope you are enjoying an Indian Summer with a few more sunny days!

Happy 2nd Birthday again, Bonnie, Loll and all the DT girls and
followers of this fabulously Inspiring Challenge:-)

Adding to STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge.




Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations: Bloom Happy sentiment.
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media.  SU Whisper White Thick CS for card base.
Inks: Archival Jet Black.  Zigs markers: Yellow, Bright Yellow, Orange, Scarlet Red, Pale Green, Light Green, Light Brown and Dark Oatmeal.
Accessories: CUTplorations: Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die.  MISTI, SU Aqua Brush, TCW "Joyful Sunflower" Stencil.

22 comments:

  1. I too love this stencil. Perfect for the colour challenge and sentiment. Placing it on the corner adds to this beautiful card. xx

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  2. I never tire of seeing you use this stencil, Nancy! I love the vivid colors of your sunflower and how crisp they have turned out! You certainly have the right touch of water!

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    1. Thank you dear friend. It is because of you and your gift and inspiration from your sunflower stencil cards that I have become so attached to this beautiful stencil. Hugs...

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  3. I never get tired of seeing the way you use this gorgeous stencil. I was lucky enough to receive one from Bonnie as well and I have used it A LOT! It makes such a happy card. I love the bright, clean colours. Gorgeous watercoloured card Nancy! xx

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    1. Bonnie made her friends so happy with this beautiful stencil. I have loved All your stenciled cards too, my friend. Hugs...

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  4. love the fall colours Nancy, every card you have done with this stencil looks so different and so beautiful.

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  5. What gorgeous, brilliant colors, Nancy! Love how this turned out and your blending is so perfectly done. I've always loved when you used this stencil! Beautiful card!

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  6. love how this turned out mf...I need to get that stencil.
    xx Karen

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  7. Such a fabulous water colour effect through the stencil and with little or no seepage....Fabulous and so very eye catching x.

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  8. How lovely Nancy! Beautiful watercolors on this great stencil - I purchased it after seeing Loll use it a couple of times - but I haven't inked it up yet!!

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    1. I can't wait to see what you design. You will love it! Hugs

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  9. I don't ever tire of seeing this stencil used either Nancy...in fact I get quite giddy when I see it used! And how perfect were the colors of this challenge to use on that stencil?!! Your blending with the Zigs is BEAUTIFUL and your whole card is absolutely lovely my friend! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)

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    1. Thank you Marcia for your sweet comment. I think everyone should have this awesome stencil:-) Hugs..Nancy

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  10. What a pretty sunflower card, Nancy! I love the cheerful colors! Just looking at the flower makes me happy and takes me to a mental vacation!
    You controlled the water amount so well that the Zig colors didn't seep and blended beautifully. Great balance of the black sentiment placement too!
    Thanks for sharing, my friend!
    Hugs.. Hideko

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    1. Thank you Hideko. I was very pleased with how it turned out. The more I use my Zigs, the more I love them. I think I have used this stencil more than I have used any other product:-) Hugs..Nancy

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  11. Oh it's wonderful! It's hard to believe that you did this with a stencil and beautifully blended colours Nancy.

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  12. Wow! You couldn't have chosen a better image for these colors. You've done amazing things with this sunflower stencil. Love it all crisp and CAS against the white with the gently shaded orange. Fabulous, Nancy!

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    1. Thank you Leslie. With the help of my favorite ever..stencil and my Zigs, this card came out beautifully. Happy Fall, dear friend and Happy Birthday...again! Hugs, Nancy

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  13. Amazing Nancy, your colours are stunning and work wonderfully with this beautiful stencil. As always, love your work.

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  14. This is beautiful .... I love that stencil too! Great job with the ZIGs through the stencil xx

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  15. Beautiful card, Nancy! Perfect use of the orange, green and brown colours... love the bright shades in those colours. Beautiful job stencilling, too. xx

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  16. There's that GORGEOUS bloom again! Nancy I just absolutely love it... these colors were MADE for it, right? xx
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Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your much appreciated comments! Hugs....Nancy