Saturday, June 16, 2018

CAS Watercolour June Reminder

The month is flying by,  but you still have until the 24th to play
along with Bonnie's "Ocean" CAS Watercolour Challenge!

Here are my Diving Dolphins diving thru the waves card!

 Close up showing the Magicals Glimmer on the waves and Kuretake Gansai Tambi
Watercolors Glimmer on the Dolphins. So much prettier IRL!

While on our Retreat we tried using different mixed media products on white coated
tags that Loll found.  They were #8 size.  
I used green and blue Magicals using the Splash Technique.  Check out Loll's video:
Splash Watercolour Background Technique:2:25.

I had reconstituted Magicals powder with water.
I loved the results.  When I got home I kept looking at the tag and noticing
the splash background looked like waves.

So I trimmed off the tag end and then die cut with Ali-Express stitched rectangle die.
I used 2 Memory Box die cut "Diving Dolphins" that I watercolored with
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Shimmery Silver paint.
I loved the shimmer from the Magicals and Silver paint.

Next popped up the dolphins with SU mini dimensions.  Placed image layer in MISTI
and stamped my Penny Black "Happy Snippets" sentiments in SU Pacific Point ink.

Popped up image layer using fun foam onto my SU Whisper White Thick card base.

Be sure and check out all the amazing cards by our very talented DT and awesome Guest 
Designer,  Robyn (Waterlily Cards).

Happy Summertime, my friends.  Hugs

Stamps: Penny Black "Happy Snippets" sentiment.
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick.  White coated tag, print store...from Loll.  Fluid 100 Hot Press scrap for dolphins.
Ink: SU Pacific Point.  Lindy's Magicals: Blues and Greens..Loll's.  Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors: Shimmery Silver.
Accessories: MB Diving Dolphins Die.  Ali-Express Stitched Rectangle.  SU mini dimensionals. $ Store Fun Foam. Craft Mat and TH Spritzer to reconstitute Magicals. MISTI.


  1. The most perfect sentiment for this wonderful card. Love the movement of the splash water colouring and sure does look like waves for the dolphins to play in. Fabulous glimmer and shine too x

    1. Thank you for your comment Mac. It is so much fun when we can see different images in our backgrounds. Have fun creating. Hugs..

  2. Thank you friends for your comments :-) Hugs..

  3. A beautiful splash background, Nancy! So perfect for an ocean scene! Love the shimmery dolphins and you've picked the perfect sentiment!

  4. Your splash watercolour background is gorgeous, Nancy! There is so much movement that it is perfect for the dolphins playing and splashing around. :) Great sentiment. Love the shimmery gray dolphins which play off the shimmer of the water. Beautiful design, my friend! xx

  5. your background is so pretty Nancy:

    your Background is so pretty Nancy, perfect for your dolphin frolicking in the waves.

  6. That's one cool BG for your dolphins... I love dolphins and only ever got to see a real one once. Beautiful card!

  7. WOW! As if I've seen dolphins jumping above the waves! You made the scene perfectly! I love the colors of water that you used.

    1. I am so pleased that you approve of my dolphins frolicking in the waves, BozenA. Especially since you have seen this IRL:-) Hugs..

  8. If you had tried to get this to look like waves with white foam it would not have look so natural looking, and this is what is so exciting about the splash technique as it is different every time. I love the colours and the beautiful silver painted dolphins Nancy. Perfect! x

    1. I totally agree, Pat. You could never duplicate this design. We do have fun! Hugs

  9. Wonderful splash background for your frolicking dolphins Nancy, a fabulous card....but now you've told me about 'splash' technique, I've now seen Lolls video... I must try it out.. oh there's never enough hours in the day

  10. This is my new favorite of your creations, Nancy! It's incredible that your background came out to look so organically like big ocean waves! Those shimmery dolphins are right at home!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Wow, I LOVE this card, Nancy! What gorgeous and dynamic ocean waves you created! The colors are beautiful and the patterns are so interesting. The shimmery silver dolphins are just perfect for the Magicals glimmer splash ocean. They look like they're playing - so fun! Hugs.. Hideko

  12. love how this looks Nancy, it is just the perfect bkg for your dolphins....
    xx Karen

  13. Beautiful, your waves are so impressive. Those dolphins must be happy campers :D

  14. Love the use of the magicals to create those beautiful watery colours - and they do indeed look like waves. The perfect background for the shimmery dolphins!

  15. Your card is absolutely FABULOUS Nancy!! I LOVE how your background came out looking like a wave...the first thing I noticed and fell head over heals in LOVE with it! And your shimmery dolphins make this card so whimsical and FUN! Wonderful, WONDERFUL card my friend!! :0)

  16. And here is that gorgeous card you teased us with some weeks back! Love that background... perfect for an ocean theme. Great job my friend! xx

  17. It was so much fun sharing IRL in May:-) As you know my waves were much prettier and shiny IRL...oh well, I think we all know how that goes...
    Happy creating, my friend. Hugs...

  18. What a lovely ocean your shimmery dolphins are playing in!

  19. Your background sure is perfect for the dolphins! What a pretty card with a touch of whimsy. Anytime is a good time to play, which we've been doing for a week. Home now and back to business.


Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your much appreciated comments! Hugs....Nancy