Thursday, November 2, 2017

CAS Watercolour November "Holiday" Challenge!

Taking advantage of our CAS Watercolour "Holiday" Challenge to add to my Christmas Card Stash!
Be sure and check out the Gorgeous cards by our very talented DT and Fabulous Guest Designer Ina (Little Bits of Craft)!


Here is my CAS Christmas Card !


My card was so quick and easy since I had my die cut poinsettia in my stash.  Here is a card I made in August using the same poinsettia Poppystamps "Holiday Poinsettia" and "Holiday Holly" Dies.  This was the smaller flower that I did not use.

First I made a watercolor wash using Gansai Tambi watercolours on Strathmore 140# Cold Press paper.  I used a flat paint brush and liberally added water to my paper then painted with my paints.  While paint was wet I sprinkle with Himalayan pink rock sale, then sea salt and table salt.  Let dry..be patient..takes time.  Then brushed off salts.

I then die cut my petals with the Holiday Poinsettia dies and the leaves with the Holiday Holly dies.  Shaped with my bone folder and attached with fine tip glue pen.  Added a gold Nuvo drop to the center.

I then used my Sizzix T.H Mixed Media Christmas Poinsettia die to die cut the corner.  There are 3 corner dies in the set:-)  Here is a card I made for our CAS Mix Up July Tissue Paper Challenge using the same corner die,  but very different effect.

I placed my card into MISTI (without flower) and used my new Penny Black "Holiday Snippets" sentiment set.  I arranged 4 of the sentiments with no problem using MISTI and stamped with Archival Jet Black ink.  I like how they are different fonts.

Next I added dimensionals to my flower and placed on my card.  Then attached my card front to SU Thick Whisper White card base and Done!  I am really liking the simplicity of the design and pop of color from the poinsettia.  Be sure and check out all the DT and our Guest Designers cards.  You have until the 24th to play along.  Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays my friends.  Hugs..

Adding The Flower Challenge #14 CAS



Supplies:
Stamps: Penny Black: Holiday Snippets
Paper: SU Thick Whisper White.  Strathmore 140# Cold Press
Ink: Archival Jet Black.  Gansai Tambi Watercolour Paints.
Accessories: Sizzix T. H. Mixed Media Christmas Die.  Poppystamps Holiday Poinsettia and Holiday Holly. MISTI. SU Fine Tip Glue Pen, bone folder and dimensionals. Nuvo gold drops.






23 comments:

Loll said...

Always great to have fabulous things in our stash! I love the look of the artsy poinsettia, Nancy. So pretty paired with the die-cut corner. Great use of different stamps to create a your own holiday greeting. xx

nancy littrell said...

This was such a fun card to make and so easy because of my stash:-) Hugs

Susan said...

Love the combination of the die cut poinsettia corner with the watercoloured die cut poinsettia! A beautiful festive card!

Pauline said...

Oh Nancy, this is beautiful! Love the die cut corner and then your watercoloured poinsettia - a gorgeous holiday card! TFS.

Nancy Stislow said...

What a cool way to use that poinsettia die and how perfectly it compliments your painted poinsettia and still remains CAS. Beautiful card, Nancy!

Bonnie said...

I love the look of the salted watercolor on the poinsettia, Nancy! It's so realistic! Gorgeous Christmas card, mf!

Barb Ghig said...

Your watercolored Poinsettia is gorgeous, Nancy...I love how you added texture with your technique! I also love how you die cut the Poinsettia and holly leaves to create such a stunning border...This is such a striking card!

Christine Alexander said...

your salted poinsettia is gorgeous, so great to have a stash of coloured cards. I love your die cut background so subtle with white on white. Awesome card :)

Ina G said...

OMGoodness that TH corner die is to die for. It's awesome and really makes your card stand out. Love your beautiful poinsettia -seems most of you girls were on the same waive length. Loving all the different variations of this favourite Christmas time stamp. So thrilled to be Guesting with such talent this month. Thanks for the warm welcome.

Leslie Miller said...

Utterly beautiful, Nancy! I'd be happy if all my Christmas cards look just like this, but I have all those stamps to color... sigh... The salt made all the difference in your watercolor wash. The poinsettia is gorgeous and you know I love that die cut corner!

nancy littrell said...

Thank you for your kind comment, Ina. We are so happy to have you playing along with us too:-) Hugs

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous, Nancy. Love, love, love the corner poinsettia die cut. xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow! So pretty Nancy! The poinsettia is stunning and the die cut background looks amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mac Mable said...

The effect of the salt technique on that gorgeous flower is really beautiful. That die cut is fabulous and love how you've done the sentiment too x

Karen D. said...

gorgeous card Nancy..love all the details yet keeping it cas.
well done.
xx Karen

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

I know you make great cards, but I have not been here in a while - so glad I came back today. This is such a beauty!

nancy littrell said...

I am thrilled with all your comments today my friend. You know how I LOVE your cards and projects :-) Hugs We sure have fun!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous design, the die cut Poinsettias add such beautiful texture to your panel, the colored one just stands alone looking amazing.
Thank you for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play again next time.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.DT

Aileen Ryan said...

This card looks amazing and I absolutely love the die cut corner, it truly finishes this card off to perfect. What a stunner Thank you so much for joing us at The Flower Challenge Aileen DT

nancy littrell said...

Thank you for your sweet comment, Aileen and your awesome flower challenges. Hugs

Papercraft Boutique said...

I LOVE this card, Nancy! Your salted poinsettia is gorgeous. When I saw this card, I felt like I found a beautiful poinsettia in the middle of fresh snow. The die-cut poinsettias in the top left corner are echoing the red one so well! Hugs.. Hideko

Sweety Gupta said...

This is extremely pretty! :)

Cara said...

Wow, this is stunning, I love the pop of colour from the flower.
Thanks for playing along with us this month at The Flower Challenge. Cara DT x