Saturday, December 2, 2017

December CAS Watercolour Anything Goes!

I am still in the making Christmas Cards Mode, our December CAS Watercolour Anything Goes Challenge is perfect for adding more Christmas Cards!

I am so excited that my friend Hideko (Papercraft Boutique) is our Guest Designer this month.  Be sure and check out her beautiful card along with our DT's cards.


Here is my No-Line Watercoloured "Perfect Pear"!


I had so much fun watercoloring my Penny Black "Perfect Pear" image using Distress Inks.
I began by placing my Arches Hot Press watercolor paper in MISTI.
I placed my stamp on the paper and closed MISTI door and then opened to begin coloring this beautiful stamp with Distress Inks.

I inked up the entire stamp with Tea Dye Distress Ink and stamped onto Hot Press paper.  This was dark enough to show all the details of the stamp.  Next I swiped Peeled Paint onto my craft mat and used my SU Aqua Painter to paint only my leaves adding more color to areas of leaves I wanted darker.
When done I added Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade to the lighter areas for a touch of Fall color using the same technique.

Then I began watercoloring the pear using Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon starting with the light and then onto the darker shades.
Next I used Vintage Photo to watercolor the stem of the pear.
Then used  Prisma color pencils to add veins to the leaves and lightly outline the pear.

The stamp has a few splatters and I drew a few more using SU Delightful Dijon marker.
Next I stamped the Noel using Vintage Photo.

I placed my Penny Black Antique Frame over my finished pear and die cut the image cutting off just
a bit of the bottom leaves and decided then to cut the next size larger die for a frame.
The main image is popped up on fun foam.

I showed my card to my DH, Denny and he said, "You painted that...?  That is
the most gorgeous card you have ever made..well, at least in the top 5!"
That made my day!

I have hidden the card in a safe place and it will be Denny's Christmas card.
We will both be happy...now I can keep my card in the family:-)

Enjoy and Happy Holiday Stamping.
You have until the 24th to join the CAS Watercolour Challenge.
Hugs...


Adding to December CAS Mix Up: Stamping + 2 items of Your  Choice.
I used stamping + no-line watercoloring and die cuts.




Supplies:
Stamps: Penny Black "Perfect Pear". HLS "Mixed Christmas Sentiment" 
Paper: SU Thick Whisper White card base.  Arches Hot Press watercolour paper.
Inks: T.H. Distress Inks:Tea Dye, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Fossilized Amber, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade. SU Delightful Dijon marker.
Accessories: MISTI, SU Aqua Painter, craft mat, Prisma Color pencils.  PB Antique Frames Dies.

30 comments:

Cathy said...

Beautiful card, and the colours are gorgeous. I agree with your DH in that it is so beautifully painted, Cathy x

Leslie Miller said...

I may have to agree with Denny. At least the top 5! Beautiful color on that pear, and an interesting die you cut with. What a beautiful Christmas card!

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful job with your no line water coloring of your beautiful pear Nancy! I haven't tried this technique yet - I'd say you've mastered it! Julia xx

nancy littrell said...

I love it too and I will be sharing with you on our next IRL visit:-) Thanks for your sweet comment my friend. Hugs

nancy littrell said...

May be beginners luck?!? But I can't wait to try the technique again on more of my PB images..after the holidays. Thanks for your sweet comment..so appreciated my friend. Hugs

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, what a piece of art, Nancy! This gorgeous pear looks like a real one. Look at all the colors of the leaves. I love them! Wonderful job on the no-line water coloring, my friend! How lucky Denny is to receive this card! :-)
Hugs.. Hideko

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nancy littrell said...

Sneaky me..now I do not have to give up my favorite card either:-) Thank you for your sweet comment my friend. Hugs

Nancy Stislow said...

Nancy, you do SO many gorgeous cards but I can say that this is probably my all time favorite! Your painting is perfect and so is your eye for those incredible, muted fall colors. You painted them so perfectly that I scrolled back up no less than 5 times in awe of the blending.

Loll said...

Amazing watercolouring skills, my friend! I agree with Denny, it is beautiful! He will love getting it for Christmas. The antique frame edge is so artsy and fun! LOVE the look. xx

Pat said...

That pear looks good enough to eat Nancy and the colours are beautiful. I love that double frame too and such an unusual shape. x

Ina Grehan said...

Lucky hubby to have such a talented wife. I bet you are happy you can KEEP this beautiful card. That pears is coloured magnificently. Totally awesome Nancy.

nancy littrell said...

Thank you Loll. You have inspired me to try the no-line watercolouring with all your beauties..we have so much fun! Hugs

nancy littrell said...

5 times..Wow!! It took adding, adding, adding layers of different colors until I was happy with the results:-) Thank you sweet friend..your comment made my day:-) Happy Holidays..

I Card Everyone said...

I think you and Denny, and your card, are the sweetest of pears/pairs!
He's right Nancy... it is gorgeous! and I LOve those deckle-edged panels!
=]

Bonnie said...

This is awesome, my friend! Beautifully colored and a work of art! Perfect for Denny's Christmas card!

Karen D. said...

so beautiful and I love how you used the deckle edging frame....sure he will love it!!
xx Karen

nancy littrell said...

Hee, hee...loved how you peared...oops..paired us up:-) Happy Holidays my friend. Hugs..

Kia Gibson-Clapper said...

So very stunning and I love the dies too ... beautiful in every way Nancy.

Christine Alexander said...

Nancy your watercolouring is amazing and the colour are wonderful. I can see why Denny loved it so much. Perfect matting with the deckled edge dies.

nancy littrell said...

Isn't great when our DH's appreciate our art? Happy Holidays my friend. Hugs

Jerrie said...

Your watercolor card is fantastic! The laayering is amazing, The colors are bold and fun and the finishing splatters work so well. Great card!

Mac Mable said...

So creative and absolutely stunning and such a clever idea x

Amy A said...

This is PEARfect Nancy! I love the softness of it and the CAS design. Hugs!

Ros Crawford said...

I'm in awe of this ... What an amazing piece of art! Love how you got those leaves on the edge and the die cut frames. It's perfect in every way!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely no line coloring of this image!

Sanna Lippert said...

beautiful card, Nancy!!!! ps. thanks for those extra special comments to my blog and to the STAMPlorations blog - I´ve enjoyed reading every single one of them and cherish them very much! cannot wait to see your projects with the stencils :). xx, Sanna

nancy littrell said...

You are so sweet and talented, Sanna. I have loved your mixed media projects from the beginning:-) I can't wait to make some real inky projects with my 4 new stencils. I still have more of your stencils to add to my wishlist:-) TFS your talents with all of us. Hugs and Happy Holidays.

nwilliams6 said...

I saw this on SCS and totally loved it - I still love it!!!!

Susan said...

I'm very behind in commenting - forgive the lateness! This is stunning - it is probably one of my all-time favourites of your cards! The watercolouring is superb!