Thursday, February 2, 2017

CAS Watercolour February 2017 Love Challenge

It is already time for our CAS Watercolour February Challenge: Love.  Just in time for Valentine's Day,  but a wonderful challenge for many occasions.


I chose a Valentine's Card for my DH Denny :-)


Here is a close up showing all the pretty shimmer from the Pinata Rich Gold metallic Alcohol Ink.


These are not your normal Valentine's Day colors,  but I could not resist using this beautiful Alcohol Ink background I made using the Smooshed on foil technique.  Here is Loll's video on Alcohol Inks with Yupo Paper.  I followed Loll's steps exactly.

I especially loved the pretty gold shimmer from the Pinata gold metallic AI.

I added a thin black CS trim on the panel and die cut heart.  Before attaching to my card front I splattered diluted Inka Gold..Gold paint,  which added a watercolour texture. Then I stamped my PB sentiment  using my MISTI and Archival Black ink.

I am so happy with the results.  I know Denny will love the results,  since he loves my AI backgrounds and non-traditional holiday colors.

Be sure and check out all the gorgeous samples from the CAS Watercolour Design Team and our awesome Guest Designer Michelle (Handmade by Michelle).   Enjoy and wishing you all a month celebrating with your loved ones!  Hugs....

Supplies:
Stamps: Penny Black "Heartfelt Thanks".  Paper: SU Whisper White thick and Basic Black.   Yupo Paper.  Ink: Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink: Sailboat Blue, Wild Plum and Purple Twilight.  Pinata Alcohol Ink: Gold metallic.
Accessories: Foil, Ranger Blending Solution, MISTI, Inka Gold paint, palette, #6 paint brush, SU Hearts Die (ret), dimensionals.

28 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

What a beautiful swirly, swooshy, colorful card! Lots of depth in your alcohol ink background, and I love the shimmer of gold. Nice sentiment. Denny will love this!

Loll said...

The smooshed alcohol inks are so pretty, especially with the gold metallic running through. Love the design with your popped up heart thinly framed with black. The splatters are a perfect finishing touch, Nancy. xx

Susan said...

I LOVE the non-traditional colours - they are so pretty together. And your design is beautiful - wonderful splatters to add to the watercolour theme.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Wow! Nancy! I admire your smooshed alkohol ink panel. Amazing !!!
Hugs,
BożenA

Mac Mable said...

Wow fabulous result from the AI's and I am loving the gold ink too. Contemporary and gorgeous card x

Nancy Stislow said...

What fabulous marbling using that technique, Nancy! I love your colors and love the way you got the gold to break down and create those wonderful speckles! Beautifully designed!

Pat said...

Gorgeous colour combination Nancy and that touch of gold is just luscious. The black matting is perfect with it too. x

Karen D. said...

love how this turned out Nancy...love the colour blends...well done.
xx Karen

My Paper Epiphany said...

This is so dreamy! Love it!

Bonnie said...

Such pretty colors, Nancy! Love those gold splatters!

Ros Crawford said...

Beau-Ti-Ful!! Love the look of those alcohol inks!

Lydia Fiedler said...

STUNNING

Kia said...

Love love love this Nancy ... beautifully done with the alcohol inks in a fabulous style. tfs

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh my Nancy! This is just stunning!! So vivid, so striking! I LOVE that colour combo! Have a wonderful weekend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

nancy littrell said...

I am so happy to have you comment Hazel. Hugs....

JosieD said...

Wow! great looking card and like the double use you got from an AI / yupo panel. Like that it is different from standard Valentine colors because it could be used anytime for "sending a piece of my heart" type reasons.

Anonymous said...

Nancy, this is such a gorgeous card! I love the look of the alcohol inks and the addition of the piñata gold! Sue (suen)

Sue said...

Wow, Nancy, this is beautiful. I love the AI smooshing and touches of gold. Lovely sentiment and layout too and the splashes are a perfect touch.

Nonni said...

Absolutely beautiful! Your ink bg looks like marble, so vivid and rich colors, love it! And so will your husband for sure. :) Thanks for popping by my blog today and have fun weekend!

nancy littrell said...

Your very welcome Nonni. Thank you for visiting me too :-) Hugs..

Jo Manna said...

Beautiful design and that smooshing is gorgeous.... soooo rich!
Love the card and so will he ;)
Hugs

Lisa Lara said...

oh I am so glad you showed a close up. I love the gold!

Marcia said...

Love those colors!! Absolutely love your card!! It's perfect for Valentine's Day. Gotta shake things up sometimes and surprise 'em, right!?!?! Love that shimmery shine too!! Thanks for sharing Loll's video. I've got to check that out.

Gramma Sarah said...

Love the use of AI smooshed panels!! Yes, I CASEd it for a valentine. (I make 25 different ones for g'children and others). Your smooshing is awesome.

Vicki Finger said...

This is one gorgeous card, Nancy!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love that touch of gold in your AI panels! Beautifully done!

blueheron said...

I love, love, LOVE this card! A wonderful combination of vivid colors, so much texture and depth and bling. Oh, and did I say how much I love it?

nancy littrell said...

I LOVE how much you Loved my card Judy. I finally get to give it to Denny on Tuesday :-) Hugs