Friday, September 1, 2017

CAS Mix Up September Watercolour Wash

Time for our CAS Mix Up Watercolour Wash Challenge!

I used Stamping, Distress Oxides Watercolour Wash, Fussy Cutting and Doodling!

I started out by using a flat paint brush to liberally brush on water to a piece of Strathmore Cold Press paper.  Swiped my ink pads onto my craft mat and spritzed with water.   Then used same wet brush to add T.H. Distress Oxide ink Wild Honey part way down paper.  Then did the same wet on wet technique to add Abandoned Coral DOX ink blending the two colors.  As I worked down the paper I added darker layers of the Coral.  I loved how the 2 colors blended from honey to light coral to darker coral shades effortlessly with the DOX inks.

Next I placed my watercolour washed paper into my MISTI and stamped my STAMPlorations "Caffeinated Zen 1" using Archival Jet Black Ink.  That was when I decided to stamp the flower sleeve again using the black ink onto another white piece of the WC paper.  I liked the results.

I fussy cut the WC Wash cup and the black and white sleeve.  Shaped both with my bone folder. Attached sleeve with liquid glue.  Then doodled a border using my Staedler pen then placed in my MISTI and stamped my sentiment.

I attached my cup with foam tape down the middle back of cup to give the curved effect.  added Nuvo Glitter Drops to 3 of the flowers and was done!  I really liked how my Flat Watercolored Wash card turned out and it will be fun to use for a beverage gift card:-)

This was such a quick and easy card,  which is great for this busy time of year.  Enjoy and hope you get to join our talented Design Team and our very CAS talented Guest Designer, Cathy R (Cathy's Card Spot) this month. You have until September 24th to play along:-)

More Challenges:
STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes.

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

Stamps: STAMPlorations Caffeinated Zen 1.  SU You're a Gem (ret) sentiment.
Paper: SU Thick Whisper White.  Strathmore 140# Cold Press
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks: Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral, Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover..all the New colors of DOX inks.
Accessories: MISTI, papersnips, Staedler pen for doodling, Nuvo Glitter Drops, Fine Tip Glue Pen, foam tape, spritzer with water.


  1. Beautiful blending of the oranges and yellow on your coffee cup Nancy - love the fanciful doodling around the edges too! The uncolored floral band really makes it pop off the cup! Julia xx

  2. Great results with your flat wash on your coffee cup, Nancy. The colours are beautifully blended. The doodled border is so fun! xx

  3. You've created a beautiful blended wash, Nancy! This is a fab card! Your doodling takes it to the next level!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Great colour tones in your wash, Nancy, and I love the floral sleeve! Good for you for doodling - I'm always scared to try doodling in case it ends up looking like a disaster!

  5. Beautiful blend (no pun intended!) Love the colours you've used and the doodled frame is perfect with the stamped sleeve. Thank you for the warm welcome too, Cathy x

  6. I'm with Susan. I'm always impressed with your creative doodling frames - making the designs different according to the main image. I should try that when/if I can shake off my fear of ruining almost-finished cards. ;-P
    And I love the beautiful oxide ink flat wash cup with the pretty flower sleeve. The 3D effect is fun too! Hugs.. Hideko

  7. I love your card Nancy!! The inks are so well blended and look amazing with the black and white! The border is the icing on the cake!

  8. wonderful ombre effect with your watercolour wash. Love that coffee cup and it's cool jacket :)

  9. Those oxides really do look fabulous and love how you've kept the flower holder part with no colour. Fabulous! x

  10. I love how the wash looks with DOX inks, Nancy! You have created a wonderful ombre piece that makes a fantastic coffee cup! The sleeve adds a wonderful contrast and I love your doodled frame! Great job, my friend!

  11. Caffeinated Zen! Ha! Love that! Beautifully blended, rich color on your cup. Love the doodled look on both your cup sleeve and the border. Very fun!

  12. Gorgeous! Love the gradient colours. You achieved such beautiful rich colours. The black and white sleeve gives it great contrast. Nice work, my friend. 😉 Trina xx

  13. Beautiful watercolor wash on your cup and I love the B&W pattern! I also love how you added doodling around the border and your sentiment is too funny! Fabulous card, Nancy!

  14. cute and the doodled border!
    xx Karen

  15. Fabulous blended watercolour wash, Nancy, and I love the impact of the b&w sleeve.


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