Monday, October 16, 2017

CAS Watercolour Fall Leaves Reminder

Oh My Gosh...Gorgeous CAS Watercolour Fall Leaves Cards by our DT and Guest Designer, Marcia (Marcia's Stamping Pad)!


Our 1st Birthday Celebration has been so much fun with so many wonderful well wishes from our followers.  Loll and Bonnie are so deserving of all the thoughtful comments.

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)


Here is my Fall Leaves Birthday card for my forever crafting girlfriend,  Leslie (Running With Scissors).  Leslie has received her card and loved it.  I was so pleased:-)  Happy Birthday my friend.

What would we do without our crafting friends?!?  I made the Bister powder background for my leaves and butterfly while in BC for a stamping Retreat with Loll, Christine and Susan.  I borrowed Christine's Bister powders and used her Thick CS from a local printing shop.

We were playing with the Cling Wrap technique.  I sprinkled Bisters Powders onto my thick cardstock and spritzed with water.  While wet I placed a piece of Glad Wrap onto my piece and scrunched up a bit to get these cool lines and to blend the Bister's colors.  The hard part....waiting until completely dry.  I left my piece to dry over night then carefully removed the cling wrap. Wow!!!  What a gorgeous background!!!

I finished my CAS Card recently by die cutting several leaves using SU Leaflets Dies and punched out the butterfly with SU Itty Bitty Butterfly Punch from my Cling Wrap background.

Next I dry embossed a SU Thick Whisper White card front using a older Cuddlebug leaf EB folder (Leafy Branch).  Then arranged the leaves and shaped butterfly attaching with SU Fine Tip Glue Pen and weighting down with a large acrylic block until dry.   Added linen thread to leaves and stamped my sentiment using MISTI and Archival Jet Black ink.  Done...and loved the results!  The colors and textures are...I think,  Gorgeous!

Hope you get to join our fun Fall Leaves 1st Birthday Celebration.  You have until the 24th to play along.  Happy Fall Stamping my friends.   Hugs..

Supplies: 
Stamps: STAMPlorations Helenium-Large sentiment
Paper: SU Thick Whisper White. Christine's thick white from BC printing shopl
Inks: Bister's Powder watercolours. Archival Jet Black ink.
Accessories: SU Leaflets Dies, SU Itty Bitty Butterfly Punch.  SU Fine Tip Glue Pen and linen thread. Cuddlebug dry EB folder Leafy Branch. MISTI. Bone folder to shape butterfly.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

CAS Mix Up Layering Stencils Reminder

Time already for our CAS Mix Up Layering Stencils Reminder Cards.  So much creative layering by our DT and GD, Sue (Sue's Card Craft).  

Julia (Create With Me) is hosting this month and chose a wonderful theme.



Here is my Reminder Card!

I am using Stamping, Layering Stencils with Distress Oxide Inks and Die Cuts.


I used scraps from the same background as on my CAS Mix Up launch card sponging with Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral and Candied Apple onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper using blending tools.  I love how smoothly and effortlessly DOX inks blend when sponging.  I kept adding colors until I was happy with the chalky Fall Colors.

Next I used 3 different stencils for my layering background.  I used TCW Raven Mosaic and Textures stencils and also Tim Holtz  THS007 stencil.  The 1st two stencils have several different stencil designs.  I used a total of 11 stencil designs from those 2 stencils plus the 1 THS007 stencil. I can see 6 designs on my background piece. I added Inka Gold..gold paint with my finger to the stenciled bird for a nice shine and stamped SU French Script using Candied Apple DOX for more depth. Then gave my bird an eye..using Staedler pen.

I Die Cut my background using Memory Box Stitched Circle Die, then die cut a white circle frame with SU Thick Whisper White.

Next I die cut CUTplorations Birthday Word using my background piece and again using SU Basic Black CS.  Attached off set using SU Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Placed my card base in my MISTI and stamped "Happy" from STAMPlorations "Happy Birthday" set.

I attached my main image trimming the edge for better placement balance.  Then attached die cut Birthday using Fine Tip Glue Pen and weighted down with large acrylic block.  Done and happy with results.

Looking forward to seeing more of you join in our CAS Mix Up October Challenge.  Be sure and check out the DT and GD cards along with several videos.  I used my favorite Tim Holtz Layering Stencils Part One YouTube video (13:01).  Enjoy and Happy Layering!  Hugs..

Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations "Happy Birthday" set.
Paper: SU Thick Whisper White.  Strathmore Mixed Media.
Inks: Inks: Distress Oxides: Vintage Photo, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple.
Accessories: Stencils: TCW Raven Mosaic and Textured.  Tim Holtz THS007. T.H. round blending tool with sponges. Memory Box Stitched Circle Dies.  CUTplorations Birthday Word Die, MISTI, SU Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Adding to STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes.


CUTplorations October CAS Challenge: Anything Goes CAS: Twist Orange.


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


Monday, October 2, 2017

CAS Watercolour Fall Leaves 1st Birthday

I have been so looking forward to our CAS Watercolour October Fall Leaves challenge!
Hosted by Bonnie!


This is a Special month celebrating our CAS Watercolour challenge owned by Bonnie and Loll!

Happy 1st Birthday Celebration Girls!

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)

Here is my Fall Leaf card!


I am so thankful to be one of Bonnie and Loll's Design Team members:-)  It has been a year filled with inspiring and creative techniques, CAS designs and fun filled times with our very talented and friendly Design Team and Guest Designers. Thank you again Loll and Bonnie for the opportunity to learn so much about Watercolouring and see my techniques improve over the year.

I began my project by die cutting my panels using MB Stitched Rectangles Dies.  I then Splashed one color at a time of Distress Oxide Inks onto my craft mat and spritzed with water until I was happy with the depth of colors.  I dried between each colored layer (I prefer air drying).  Here is Loll's Splashing with Watercolours (2:24) Technique video.  

Next I did the same splashing technique onto Arches Mixed Media paper and die cut my SU leaf.

I mounted my die cut panels on SU Pear Pizzazz card stock and die cut another leaf using the same paper.

I used Fine Tip Glue Pen to attach the leaves off setting for a green shadow effect. Next glued on a tiny Lucky Limeade Twine bow.

I finally tried using Distress Oxide Ink (Peeled Paint) to heat emboss my sentiment onto piece of the scrap background.  It worked great using clear EB powder.  

Next I attached my leaves with foam tape and added fun foam to pop up my main image onto SU Thick Whisper White card base and attached at an angle.

I still am totally inspired by the magic of Distress Oxide Ink layering.  Hope you like the soft, chalky Fall Watercolours for my Fall Leaf.  Enjoy and hope you get to join our CAS Watercolour 1st Birthday Celebration.  There are awesome samples by our DT and our very CAS talented Guest Designer, Marcia (Marcia's Stampin' Pad) that will Inspire you all!

Thank you again Bonnie and Loll for all you do to keep us creating, organized and always having such Fun!!  Happy 1st Birthday my friends.

Supplies:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamps "Lots of Thanks" sentiment
Paper: SU Thick Whisper White.  Arches Mixed Media
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks: Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint.  LOVE my Distress Oxides.  I now have 24 :-)
Accessories: MB Stitched Rectangle Dies. SU Leaflets Dies. SU Fine Tip Glue Pen and Lucky Limeade twine (ret). Foam Tape and Fun Foam ($ store)

Adding to Darnell's NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) Challenge. 1st time to use the small stitched rectangle.


Simon Says Blog Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes



Sunday, October 1, 2017

CAS Mix Up Layering Stencils

I am excited to see Julia (Create with Me) Hosting our CAS Mix Up October Layering Stencils Challenge!  Julia is a Pro at Mixed Media Projects.  You will Love her CAS Mixed Media Cards!



My card using Stamping + Layering Stencils with Distress Oxide Inks + Die Cut


I started by sponging Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral and Candied Apple onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper using blending tools.  I love how smoothly and effortlessly DOX inks blend when sponging.  I kept adding colors until I was happy with the chalky Fall Colors.

Next I used 3 different stencils for my layering.  I used TCW Raven Mosaic and Textures stencils. Also used Tim Holtz  THS007 stencil.  The 1st two stencils have several different stencil designs.  I used a total of 11 stencil designs from those 2 stencils plus the 1 THS007 stencil. I can see 5 designs on my background piece.

I sponged Abandon Coral, Candied Apple and Vintage Photo Distress Oxides thru my stencils and sponged the panel edges with Vintage Photo. Next I sponged Vintage Photo along the edge of the kraft card stock layer.

I added a white die cut silhouette T.H. Wildflower for contrast and a linen thread bow for an embellishment.  I stamped my sentiment with Vintage Photo and went over it with a brown gel pen for a pretty shine.  Then I popped up and attached my panel using fun foam onto SU Thick Whisper White card base.

I really like the depth, textures and Fall colors of my card.  Thank you again Julia for a fun and creative challenge.  You have until the 24th to play in our CAS Mix Up Layering Stencils challenge.

I guarantee you will be inspired by our DT and our wonderfully creative Guest Designer,  Sue (Sue's Card Craft)!  Also several very helpful videos.  I used the Tim Holtz Layering Stencils Part One (13:01) video for my card.  You can zip thru parts of the video unless you are like me and just have fun watching and listening to Tim's videos:-)

Happy Layering with your stencils my friends.  Hugs...

Supplies: 
Stamps: SU Bloomin' Beautiful (ret) sentiment (NBUS)
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media. SU Thick Whisper White and Kraft cardstock.
Inks: Distress Oxides: Vintage Photo, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple.
Accessories: Stencils: TCW Raven Mosaic and Textured.  Tim Holtz THS007. T.H. round blending tool with sponges. SU Linen Thread. T.H. Wildflower Die. SU Fine Tip Glue Pen. Fun Foam ($ Store)

Adding to Darnell's NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) Challenge. My old sentiment NBUS!


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Splitcoaststampers TLC656 Watercoloured Tissue + Embossing

Sabrina is hosting this weeks SCS TLC656 Watercoloured Tissue plus Embossing Challenge.  

I love any tissue paper technique,  so had to play along:-)


Here is my Watercoloured Tissue Paper plus Metallic Gold heat EB card!


I used Loll's (Stamping with Loll) wonderful Tissue Paper Watercolouring & Techniques You Tube Video for my background technique. Do not miss Loll's awesome video.  You will learn so much and be hooked on tissue paper techniques:-)

I used SU Daffodill Delight, Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango Classic Dye Inks to watercolour my tissue paper.  I swiped the inks onto my craft mat, spritzed with water and layed my 6" x 6" piece of tissue over the inks and then carefully picked up and layed onto a paper towel.

Next let dry then scrunched up into a ball and opened leaving lots of  scrunched wrinkles.   Brushed Golden's Gel Medium onto a 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of mixed media and attached carefully my scrunched watercolored tissue paper.  I weighted down with an acrylic block for good attachment.

I then used my embossing buddy on my piece and carefully rubbed Versamark ink on the raised ridges,  sprinkled on Gold Tinsel EB powder and heat embossed.  Wow...Lots of pretty gold glitter!

Added a twice die cut CUTplorations Birthday Word Die and attached with SU Fine Tip Glue Pen and weighted down with acrylic block until dry and secure.  Stamped my "Happy" sentiment from SU "It's Your Birthday" using Melon Mambo ink and attached with same glue and weighted down.

When everything was perfectly dry and secure I popped up on a piece of fun foam and attached to SU Thick Whisper White card base and Done!

Thank you Sabrina for a fun tissue paper technique.  So pleased you liked my sample for the DTGD17 Challenge.  Here are My DTGD17 Tissue Cards.

Here is the link again to The Technique Lovers Challenge on Splitcoaststampers TLC656 Watercoloured Tissue plus Embossing Challenge.  So many gorgeous cards in the Gallery.

Hope you get to play along too:-)  Hugs..


Supplies:
Stamps: SU It's Your Birthday (2005) Retired.
Paper: SU Thick Whisper White.  Strathmore mixed media.  White Tissue Paper.
Inks: SU Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango. Versamark clear pigment ink.
Accessories: Ranger Gold Embossing Tinsel. SU Heat Tool and Fine Tip Glue Pen.  CUTplorations Birthday Word Die.  Golden's Gel Medium and foam brush. Fun foam ($ store)

Adding to STAMPlorations Anything Goes


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall 2017 Coffee Lover's Bloghop!

Another fun Fall 2017 Coffee Lover's Bloghop Event!
Hosted by Amy and Chaitali.

STAMPlorations is joining the fun as a Sponsor with more prizes and linky fun!


I am joining the fun with my "May your cup be Full and your book be Long " card!

I made my smooshed background using T.H. Distress Oxide Inks: Antique Linen, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Abandoned Coral.  I started with my lightest color 1st.  I swiped one ink onto my craft mat and misted with water then smooshed onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  Dried with heat tool.  Repeated the technique until I had used all  my Fall colors.  I really like how my smooshed background turned out.

I was inspired by this card by STAMPlorations DT member, Kathy's bloghop card.  TFS Kathy (Stamps At Play)

Next I stamped the mug and books from Shery's STAMPlorations "Good Books and Coffee" stamp set using Archival Black ink.  Next stamped the sentiment from Becca's STAMPlorations "Literary Caffeine-ations" set.

I then stamped a leaf from Shery's "Trendy Leaves" set to make my card seem even more like Fall!

Die cut my layer using Memory Box Stitched Rectangles Die and attached to my SU Thick Whisper White card base.  A really fun, quick and easy card.  I love when that happens:-)

Enjoy and hope you get to play along in the bloghop too.  BTW...I am so happy...we are finally getting rain in the Pacific Northwest.  Should really help get all the fires under control!  Hugs..


Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations "Good Books and Coffee and "Literary Caffeine-ations" (sentiment)
Paper: SU Thick Whisper White. Strathmore 140# Mixed Media.
Inks: Archival Jet Black.  T. H. Distress Oxides: Used in this order...Antique Linen, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Abandoned Coral.

Adding my card to STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge!


Monday, September 18, 2017

CAS Watercolour Silhouette CASE!

I had so much fun CASE'ing my CAS Watercolour DT girlfriend, Karen's (Snippets) beautiful acrylic stamped watercoloured background and silhouette stamped beauty!

Karen's Gorgeous card!
Click on "Snippets" above for Karen's description!


Here is my card using Karen's technique.  TFS and always inspiring me my friend!

I inked my long acrylic block with Distress Inks: Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves.   I used only one color then spritzed with water.  Next I swiped one color at a time onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper.

After dry I stamped using Archival Jet Black Ink onto SU "Just Believe" stamp 2 times reinking between stamping.  Then stamped off for a light background image.

Then I placed my piece in MISTI  to stamp my 2 new Penny Black "Happy Snippets" sentiments. There are 37 choices of sentiments in different fonts that you can mix and match for many occasions. This is a very versatile set,  which are my favorite!

Next I die cut my piece using another new PB product.."Antique Frame" Dies. Then die cut mixed media paper with a larger  antique frame.  I popped up my main image onto that frame using fun foam.

Then attached the layers to my SU Thick Whisper White card base.  I loved the results.  Thank you again Karen for your beautiful technique and inspiring card.

My card is for our CAS Watercolour September "Silhouette" Challenge.  I just had to play again!

You still have until the 24th to play along.  There are so many creative and inspiring cards from our DT and GD, Birgit.  Happy Stamping...Hugs..




Supplies: 
Stamps: SU "Just Believe" (ret).  Penny Black "Happy Snippets" sentiments.
Paper: SU Thick Whisper White.  Strathmore 140# Mixed Media
Inks: Archival Jet Black.  T.H. Distress Inks: Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves.
Accessories: PB Antique Frame Dies. MISTI. SU acrylic long block and spritzer. Fun Foam ($ store).

Saturday, September 16, 2017

CAS Watercolour Silhouette Reminder

The month is flying by...already time for our CAS Watercolour Silhouette Reminder cards!

  So many Inspiring and Creative Silhouette cards by our DT and amazing Guest Designer, Birgit (Rapport fran ett skrivbord)


I am trying to catch up on my Christmas Card Stash!

Enjoy!


I used a scrap from the large background I created for This Christmas Card. I made 7 cards from the large background and still had a few scraps left over:-)

I used Brushos powder on Arches Hot Press paper and spritzed liberally with water. Then added Himalayan Pink salt, Sea Salt and Table salt on my 9" x 9" watercolor piece of paper.  I do love the watercolor salt technique for backgrounds.  I did add white acrylic paint splatters for a snowy effect.  Also die cut my main image using Memory Box Stitched Rectangles die.

I added the Rich Razzleberry die cut frame to make the Brushos background pop.

The Poppystamps Snowflake Ribbon Craft die was from a playday spent with my very crafty girlfriend Leslie (Running With Scissors).  We always have fun sharing products when we craft together:-)  I attached with SU Fine Tip Glue Pen and added Wink of Stella and rhinestone for a bit of glitter.

Next I die cut my card front with CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Die. Attached main image that I popped up with fun foam.  Then stamped my all time favorite SU Merry Christmas sentiment using Archival Jet Black ink and Done!

Hope you get to join the fun at CAS Watercolour.  We would love to see your silhouette CAS cards:-)  You have until the 24th to play along.  Hugs....


Supplies: 
Stamps: SU Christmas Greetings (ret) sentiment
Paper: SU Thick and Regular Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry.  Arches 140# Hot Press.
Inks: Archival Jet Black.  Brushos Ultramarine, Purple and Turquoise.
Accessories: Poppystamps Snowflake Ribbon Craft Die.  Memory Box Stitched Rectangles.  CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Die. Wink of Stella. Rhinestone and Fine Tip Glue Pen. Fun Foam.

More Challenges:

SSS Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple

Friday, September 15, 2017

CAS Mix Up Watercolour Wash Reminder

Time for our  CAS Mix Up Watercolour Wash Reminder Hosted by Bonnie.

Be sure and check out the Gorgeous Watercolour Wash cards by our talented Design Team and Guest Designer, Cathy R (Cathy's Card Spot)


Here is my Watercolour Wash CAS So Sorry Card!


I found this pretty Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolour Paints Wash in my stash from our Spring trailer camping trip.  I die cut it using my Poppystamps "Flora Stem Collage" Die.  I die cut the same die again using SU Thick Whisper White CS.  I then inlaid the WC background pieces just like a puzzle and used scotch tape on the back to secure the background pieces.

I used a separate  flower in the die set and die cut it with Whisper White CS to add dimension. Next   I found an Alcohol Ink background in my stash with yellows, blues and greens and placed my flower die on a section with mostly yellows and a bit of green and die cut.  It is not a bright flower,  but I wanted a softer color because I will be using this card for my thinking of you type of cards for my stash.  I unfortunately seem to need this style of card too often.

I attached my flower with SU Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Next coloured the stem with my Zigs. Then I placed my card front in my MISTI and stamped the PB "Heartfelt Thanks" sentiment using Archival Black Ink.

I do love the texture from the Watercoloured Wash background and simplicity.  I will stamp another sentiment inside later.

Enjoy and hope you get to play along with our CAS Mix Up Watercolour Wash Challenge. There are several very helpful videos on the CMU site too.  You have until the 24th to play along.  Happy Stamping.  Hugs...

Supplies: 
Stamps: Penny Black "Heartfelt Thanks"
Paper: Whisper White Thick CS.  Strathmore Mixed Media WC paper.  Yupo for alcohol ink flower.
Inks: Kuretake Gansai Tambi WC Paint. Zig WC marker.  T. H. Alcohol Inks.
Accessories: Poppystamps "Flora Stem Collage". MISTI, scotch tape, SU Fine Tip Glue Pen.  WC paint brush, water.  Wet on Wet Watercolour Wash Technique.

Adding to SSS Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple
And The Flower Challenge: Tic-Tac-Toe..the Rt vertical Challenge: Sentiment, CAS, Colour (Blue).



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

Supplies:
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!