Friday, September 7, 2018

CAS Watercolour Tree

September CAS Watercolour Tree Challenge hosted by Loll.
Be sure and check out the gorgeous cards by the DT and very
CAS talented GD Ros (Mikey's Mom).

I am sharing 2 Bister pigment inks Stenciled Monoprint Trees card.
They are the same except a little different Bister ink colors.

The 1st card uses Blue and Green Bisters.

The 2nd card uses Yellow and Green Bisters.

I can't chose a favorite.  Can you?  

I used a favorite ARTplorations "Christmas Tree 1" Stencil by Sanna Lippert Designs.

I taped down over Strathmore Mixed Media paper and sprinkled
with Bisters pigment powders: Blue and Green.

Then liberally spritzed with water and carefully removed stencil and
set positive monoprint aside to dry.

Then turned stencil over onto another piece of MM paper and pressed down stencil 
 to move ink around paper.  Removed stencil and set negative image aside for future use.

Yes,  I have a nice stash of negative and positive Stencil monoprint images:-)

Rolled a role of paper towels lightly over image to soak up any puddles.

When image dry I die cut with CUTplorations Die and placed in MISTI.
Next stamped the STAMPlorations Typografia Christmas "Christmas in the Heart" stamp
using Archival Jet Black Ink.  I stamped a couple times for good coverage.

Next attached to SU Whisper White card base.  Added a tiny halogram star to
the top of the stamped sentiment and Done!

The 2nd card was exactly the same except for using Bisters Yellow and Green
pigment powder.  I was so happy with both cards.

Thank you Loll for a fun challenge.  Enjoy and Hugs..

Adding to STAMPlorations Anything Goes Challenge

Stamps: STAMPlorations Typografia Christmas "Christmas in the Heart".
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick CS.  Strathmore Mixed Media.
Inks: Bister pigment inks: 1st card Blue and Green.  2nd card Yellow and Green.
Accessories: CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die. ARTplorations "Christmas Tree 1" Stencil by Sanna Lippert Designs. Masking tape. T.H. Spritzer. Paper Towels. star from stash.


  1. If I had to pick a favourite, I'd pick the blue and green one, but both are great. Love that stencil with the simple little trees. And your sentiment stamp works perfectly over it. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

    1. I have to agree with you Susan, the blue and green have become my favorite. Thank you so much for your comment. Hugs

  2. Love the mix of colors on the stenciling with the Bisters on both cards Nancy! a great background for your tree shaped sentiment!

  3. So pretty Nancy, I love those bister colours :)

  4. Two awesome cards Nancy! Love both colours ... can't choose a favourite! xx

  5. Love the muted colors on these, Nancy! Your prints are exceptional! Never thought of using Bisters for this but sure do love the way this looks.

  6. These are both SOOO pretty Nancy! I love the stencil you used and love both color combinations too...sorry, can't pick a favorite either! And your sentiment is FABULOUS over both monoprints! Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL cards my friend!! :0)

  7. I love that sentiment stamp. It's beautiful all on it's own. No, I can't pick a favorite. The first makes me think of spruce trees and the second is more a pine color. You must have quite a few Christmas cards by now. Yay, Nancy!

  8. I do so love this stencil and what classy and artsy cards you've made from it...both of them x. Love the colours you've used with the Bistre's, so earthy and fabulous. The sentiment look great with them. Sorry I cannot choose a favourite, as that doesn't seem fair.....They are both stunning LOL xxx.

  9. Both cards are so pretty, Nancy! I love the Bister's muted earthy colors, the clean and beautiful stenciled monoprint effect, and your choice of the tree-shaped sentiment (echoing the background trees)! Hideko xx

  10. I love the blue and green the best. No, I love the yellow and green the best. Actually, they are both fabulous, Nancy! I love this stencil and have it ordered. Thanks for the inspiration, my friend! And thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  11. These are absolutely stunning!! You come up with the coolest ideas! Thank you so much for your kind words!

  12. great effect using your stencil mf...wonderful card for the holidays.
    xx Karen

  13. Oh my, I have to get on the net more often. Loving these subtle background stencilled trees. The sentiment is perfect for these Christmas gems. xx


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