Saturday, September 2, 2017

CAS Watercolour Silhouette Challenge

Time for our CAS Watercolour September "Silhouette" Challenge.  So many Gorgeous cards by our Design Team and our Amazing Guest Designer, Birgit (Rapport fran ett skrivbord)!


I chose my Memory Box "Dragonfly Stems Left Corner Die" for my Silhouette Image.


After borrowing Loll's (Stamping with Loll) Die at our Retreat in May,  Loll surprised me recently with my very own Dragonfly Die!  Thank you so much sweet girl friend:-)  Even though I recently made THIS card with Loll's borrowed die,  I just had to use it for my CAS Watercolour September "Silhouette" Challenge launch card.

I started with a Stitched die cut piece of retired SU designer series paper.  It has a watercolor wash look,  but I sponged more Distess Oxide ink onto the paper.  I swiped Peacock Feathers and Broken China onto my craft mat and spritzed with water.  I sponged onto the paper with my blending tool.  It gave more of a watercolour wash look,  but not as much as I had hoped,  but was fun to try.  I love playing with my DOX Inks.

Next I placed my dragonflies die on the sponged paper and die cut.  Attached a 2nd layer of die cut stitched designer paper and attached the 2 layers, so the white cardstock under the layer would not show.  Then I die cut the dragonflies using Thick Whisper White CS, which I inlaid using SU Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Next I glued on the black die.  That popped up my dragonflies and also gave them a slight white shadow for more dimension.

Next I added a stamped sentiment and sequins to my main image and Wink of Stella to my die.

To finish my card I popped up the main image using fun foam onto my Thick Whisper White card base.

I hope you get to join our fun CAS Watercolour Challenge.  You have until the 24th to play along.  Be sure and check out all the fabulous DT and GD, Birgit's cards for inspiring CAS Card designs.


Supplies:
Stamps: SU "Gifts of Kindness" ..retired.
Inks: Archival Jet Black.  Ranger: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks: Peacock Feathers and Broken China.
Paper: SU Thick Whisper White and Retired DSP
Accessories: Memory Box Dragonfly Stems Left Corner Die and MB Stitched Rectangles Die.  Sequins from stash, SU Fine Tip Glue Pen, Fun Foam ($ store)







17 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

Nancy, that's such a beautiful DOX background on top of your DP. Now I'm dying to know what it looked like before you added the colour. BTW what a great way to use your DP. The shadowing for your die cut looks awesome, it certainly does add dimension :)

Loll said...

Your watercolour wash background is so pretty, Nancy! Love the white shadow edging on your dragonfly black silhouette. The sequins add some lovely sparkle. xx

nancy littrell said...

The DP was just a softer shade of both colors that I sponged on...I wish I had added even more DOX layers. Next time....Thanks for you comment my friend. Hugs...

Susan said...

Very interesting that you sponged with watered down ink! I've never thought of doing that! Perfect colours for the dragonfly silhouette - and perfect placement of sentiment and sequins!

Papercraft Boutique said...

I admire that you explore new ways of doing things, Nancy! Sponging oxide inks on DSP is totally thinking out of the box. Your serene sky background beautifully showcases the dimensional dragonfly and stem silhouette. Hugs.. Hideko

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous Nancy, lovely to see the dragonfly die as I am waiting for mine to arrive on order.xx [aNNie]

Mac Mable said...

Good idea to pop more ink on top of the paper and that dragonfly die cut is fabulous x

Pat said...

I love your prettily inked background DP Nancy and the colours are so pretty. The Dragonfly Corner has lots of dimension and I love the touches of white to highlight, and the sequins and sentiment to finish. A beautiful card. x

nancy littrell said...

Thank you for your sweet comment, Pat. I always love reading your comments. Hugs...

Brenda in IN said...

This is lovely and the colors are beautiful. I never think to sponge on dsp so thanks for the reminder.

Julia Aston said...

That wonderful die cut really pops off your lovely shades of green background Nancy! I never thought to watercolor over DP! Julia xx

Bonnie said...

How clever to add color to your DSP! I'd never thought to do that. Love, love, love the dragonfly corner against it! Wonderful dimension, my friend!

Leslie Miller said...

I love the look of layered dies. The background of enhanced designer paper is pretty with the die and the sequins make me think a little bit of bubbles. I also love that you firmed up the DP layer with another layer underneath, but did not leave a mat border.

Ros Crawford said...

That die cut looks amazing against your BG ... Beautiful card Nancy!

Trina P. said...

I'm surprised the pattern paper didn't fall apart when you spritz it. Pretty DOx background for the gorgeous diecut. Love the extra diecut for a shadow effect. Terrific card, Nancy.

nancy littrell said...

SU DSP is pretty sturdy and did just give it a fine mist, but worked fine. I have stamped on DSP before and colored with SU markers just fine. Never tried Zigs...that might work too. Thanks for your comment my friend. Hugs..

Karen D. said...

Such a beauty mf...love that bkg colour and I could kick myself for not getting that die, looks amazing!!
xx Karen