Saturday, June 2, 2018

CAS Watercolour June Ocean

June is a wonderful time to enjoy the Ocean.  Thank you Bonnie for hosting this months
I live only 45 minutes from the South Western Oregon beaches and discovered
I do not have any beach scene stamps,  but my dear friend Darnell came to my rescue.
She gifted me an Inkadinkado stamp set "By the Seashore".

L-R Christine, Loll, Darnell(Dolly) and Nancy (me) at BC Retreat!
Susan took the photo with Darnell's camera.  We did more than craft.  Tea party
in Susan's Gorgeous Vancouver, BC garden and her yummy scones!

For more photos of our retreat from Alex click on my Retreat 2018 tab under my banner!

Just a part of Susan's beautiful vegetable and fruit garden.
Christine, Susan and Nancy (me)
Fun to share a few photos from our 2018 BC Retreat!

Now onto my Ocean Card!
I made a watercolored background and stamped and heat embossed my image.  Simply CAS!

Here is my card...

I used my  Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors and used the Wet on Wet coloring 
technique with a wide paint brush.  Then let dry overnight.  I love how the colors
ran into each other.  The bottom represented sand, then ocean, then sunset sky. 

I die cut my piece with Memory Box Stitched Circle die then placed in MISTI and stamped 
my image with Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink and heat embossed
with SU Clear EB powder.

Next I popped up circle with fun foam onto SU Whisper White Thick CS.
Attached circle with tombow glue and rounded the bottom corners of card base.

I loved the background and how easy my card went together:-)
You have until the 24th to play along.
Be sure and check out all the CAS Watercolour DT cards and our awesome
Guest Designer, Robyn (Waterlily Cards)card.

I guarantee you will be inspired! Hugs...

Stamps: Inkadinkado "By the Ocean"
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick and Fluid 115# Hot press.
Inks:  Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors and Versafine Onyx Black.
Accessories: MB Stitched Circle Die. MISTI. SU Clear EB powder, Fun Foam, corner punch


  1. What gorgeous special colours and your design is truly a simple beauty. That bird is one happy guy floating through that colourful sky. Lovely xx

  2. Absolutely stunning colours on your fabulous card Nancy and love how the flowed together.....CAS perfection x Thank you for sharing the photos of your retreat and Susan's lovely garden....I am partial to an afternoon tea x

  3. LOVE your beautiful watercolour wash background Nancy! The colours are just gorgeous together and perfectly matched with your sentiment. Loved our special tea party at Susan's. So fun, on a warm and sunny day, in a gorgeous garden with lots of colour, and with very dear friends! The best! xx

    1. I so agree, Lolly. It is so wonderful being with dear friends, who have so much in common...not just stamping:-) Miss you all. Love and Hugs...

  4. Nancy I love the soft colours and such a perfect sentiment. I wish i had the patience to air dry and then stamp :)
    the photos are great, we had so much fun that week.

  5. What beautiful, ice cream colors you used in your watercolor wash, Nancy! This is so lovely and a perfect setting for your wonderful stamp! LOVE this one!

  6. What a beautiful ocean sunset, Nancy! The simple stamping is perfect! A gorgeous card, my friend!

  7. oooow so gorgeous, your water wash background sure does look like a sunset beach, Lovely CAS card Nancy, and great sentiment

  8. Beautiful, beautiful colours in your watercoloured background!!! It truly looks peaceful. And thanks for saying such lovely things about my garden and my scones!

  9. Wonderful photos!! Your card is beautiful Nancy!

  10. What a beautiful CAS card, Nancy! Love the colors and effect of your wet on wet watercolored background! The placement of the horizontal stamp image/sentiment is just perfect. Very soft and yet very impactful. Hugs.. Hideko
    p.s. Thanks for sharing more of the Retreat pictures!

  11. CAS perfection Nancy!! I love the layers of colors you used for your sand, sea, sunset, and sky...absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! And your stamp/sentiment is just STUNNING against that beautiful water coloured background! Lovely, lovely card Nancy!! :0)

  12. Very creative, Nancy, to watercolor the sand, water, sky and sunset for your background. Great idea to let it dry overnight and allow the colours to blend. Beautiful ocean theme card! xx
    And way to include more of the retreat photos in your post.

  13. Great post, Nancy! I'm so glad I had my camera to capture that sunny and delighted afternoon enjoying Susan's scones and her beautiful gardens! And your ocean inspiration card is so beautiful! I love how well you blended your sand, ocean, and sunset elements with your paints!! Hugs, Dolly

    1. It was a very special day enjoying "High Tea" in Susan's gorgeous gardens with very special friends:-) Thank you for your sweet comment, my friend. I so loved being your roomy and meeting in person, Dolly. Love and Hugs...

  14. It's funny how we live so close to the beach and yet I, too, have very few beach stamps. Maybe because it's usually too cold and windy at our local beaches. They're beautiful, but we don't hang out there much and so don't make that association in stamping. I much prefer the woods and mountains and gardens! You did create a beautiful sunset and the stamp is awesome. Perfect for your CAS cards. Thanks for sharing another photo of Susan's garden. You know I love it!

  15. Hurray...I got a notice of your comment by clicking on notify me:-)

    I always thought I did not have beach/ocean stamps because I could just go the our beautiful beaches. We prefer in the Winter when all the tourists are gone. Our rain gear and boots are always handy!
    I, woods and mts are wonderful for photo shoots:-)

    TFS your wonderful comment my friend. Always appreciated. Hugs

  16. Beautiful colors on your lovely watercolored circle Nancy - and that simple sentiment stamp is perfect over it! Julia xx

  17. gorgeous card seeing the photos, such a special group of friends.
    xx Karen

  18. I have this stamp and I love what you’ve done with it.


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