Friday, June 2, 2017

CAS Watercolour June Summer Challenge

Summer has finally arrived on the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast.  My favorite part of Summer has always been the gardening..beautiful flowers, fresh vegetables and fruits !

The perfect time for our CAS Watercolour Challenge...Summer!


Here is my Distress Stains Watercoloured Card.



Last month when I went to my craft retreat in BC we learned a new technique from Susan (Cardmaker's Garrett).  We used Tim Holtz Distress Stains to watercolour open lined stamp images using our MISTI's.  It is a fun and easy technique.  The sponge at the open end of the stains bottle is an easy way to apply your watercolours to the stamps, which I secured in my MISTI.    I stamped my Penny Black "Full of Glee" flowers (a gift from Loll) onto Arches Hot Press 140#  Watercolour paper.

I used #4 and #6 wet paint brushes to move the stains on my flower image.  I also added more stain to an acrylic block to add the darker shades.  I used Seedless Preserves and Peeled Paint for my Stains. It is all about layering.  I let each layer dry before adding the next layer.   I then stamped Loll's PB "Gratitude" sentiment.  I was very pleased with my watercolouring.  Loll reminded us that her artist son,  Jer says to leave white tips on your flowers :-)

I finished my main image at home.   I stamped and cut a mask for my flowers and then added black acrylic splatters with a #8 paint brush.  Also added Washi tape to cover up a splatter smear...hate that! But like the Washi tape :-)    Also added a partial framing using SU Basic Black CS.  My card is 5" x 5 1/2" so I could have more white space.

Enjoy and hope you can join us at CAS Watercolour.  You have until  June 24th to play along.  Be sure and go to our challenge to see all the gorgeous DT cards.  This month we have 2 Guest Designers with beautiful cards to share.  Leanne (weeinklings) and Ksenija (Sweet Kobylkin).

Thank you again Susan for your fun technique,  Loll for your wonderful stamp gift and Christine for sharing your beautiful home for 6 days.  We had such a wonderful time learning new techniques, sharing and gift giving and especially becoming close friends in real life!!!

Congratulations Christine (It's a card day's night) for being chosen as our newest Design Team Member!  Seeing many of your past and present projects in real life made me even more excited to have you as part of our team. Besides your fun and enthusiastic personality being such a perfect fit! Welcome my friend. Hugs!

Joining...

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20 comments:

Bonnie said...

Love these flowers, Nancy! I can see this stamp going on my list! Your watercoloring is superb with beautiful shading and I love the splatters and that bit of Washi tape! A gorgeous card, my friend!

LeAnne said...

This is stunning, and the washi is a good save! I just had one of those pesky smudges myself on a finished card. I managed to "repair" it, thankfully! Your watercoloring is just beautiful.

Nancy Stislow said...

WOW, Nancy! You outdid yourself on this one! This looks like it was done by Heather T! Fabulous shading on your blossom using that technique. Love this!

nancy littrell said...

What a huge complement Nancy...Thanks. The watercolouring probably took me a lot longer, but was relaxing and fun. Hope you can play along with us this month. Hugs...

Loll said...

Gorgeous card, Nancy. Your watercolouring with distress stains is AMAZING!! Love the colours you've used ... the splatters are just perfect. It was a wonderful time with us all together. I cherish the memories! :) xx

nancy littrell said...

I agree...a very special bonding and sharing time for us all. I hope we can do it again next year. Miss you...Hugs..

Christine Alexander said...

OOOOh Nancy that's such a beautiful card, the watercolouring is outstanding. It was so much fun at our get together I learned so much from everyone. Now the most exciting thing for me is to be part of this great group on line :)

nancy littrell said...

We are so excited you are part of our CAS Watercolour Design Team Christine. Your Gorgeous DT card is the perfect example of your awesome talents and why you are a perfect fit for our team. Congratulations again my friend. Hugs...

Ros Crawford said...

Oh Wow!! This is magnificent!

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous card Nancy!

Papercraft Boutique said...

I admire you always try new techniques, Nancy! Stunning coloring and splattering - I love the color and the shading of the flowers. Hideko :-)

Karen D. said...

just a gorgeous card Nancy...love the splattering, adds such interest.
xx Karen

Leslie Miller said...

The technique yielded beautiful results, Nancy! This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the flower stamp and the color you chose for it. I hope to spend time in the garden today. Got a few flowers to plant in pots.

Mac Mable said...

This card should be framed and hung up...it's amazing. Gorgeous colouring, beautiful colours and great splats! x

Gayatri said...

Love the spatter on your card. Gorgeous flowers. Great work. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

Nancy said...

This is stunning! I had to come on by and let you know!

Susan said...

I'm late in commenting on the CWCC DT cards because of being away - but better late than never to say how much I love your vibrant summer flowers. So glad you enjoyed the Distress Stain technique I demonstrated at our retreat! You turned the panel into a beautiful card with the splatters and the black border strips.

nancy littrell said...

I loved the technique you demonstrated for us at our retreat. We had so much fun and even had some quiet time while we watercolored :-) Hugs..

Pat said...

Sorry not to come and comment on your gorgeous card before Nancy but have been a bit distracted as we have had our sone over from Australia. This is such a pretty pink for the flowers and love the beautiful highlights and shading you have given them, also the washi tape and black framing down the two sides gives a great contrast. x

nancy littrell said...

What a wonderful distraction, Pat:-) Thank you for commenting on my cards today. So appreciated. Hugs..