Saturday, August 15, 2020

CAS Mix Up Watercolour August Reminder: Beach

It is already time for our CAS Mix Up Watercolored: Beach cards hosted by Loll.
There are plenty of fun DT and Guest Designer CAS Cards to Inspire you:-)
Be sure and check them out!

Another Beach scene similar, but different than my launch card.
I cut a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper.
Then masked the borders using masking tape.

Next used Distress Oxide inks and make up brush to blend all my colors.
Starting with Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber and then Antique Linen.
Next blended in Salty Ocean,  Blueprint Sketch, Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet.
Then spritzed liberally with water using T.H. Distress Sprayer and blotted
excess water with paper towel.  This gave the watercolor effect.
I dried with heat tool.

Placed  card front in MISTI and stamped the Inkadinkado "Down by the 
Seaside" grass and beach sign image using Archival Black ink.

I added the stamped birds from the same set.
Also added CRAFTplorations "Shine Bright" Clear Sticker sentiment.
To finish the image I used a Staedler Black Pen and ruler to add the frame and Done!

Thanks to my dear friend Darnell (aka Dolly) I had one beach stamp set that
she kindly gave me at our 2018 Retreat.  Thanks again Dolly:-)

We would love to have you join us with your CAS watercolored beach cards.
You still have until the 24th to play along.
Love and Hugs...

Stamps: Inkadinkado "Down by the Seaside"
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media.
Inks: Archival Jet Black Ink.  Distress Oxide Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber and then Antique Linen.  Next blended in Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch then Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet.
Accessories: T. H. Distress Sprayer.  Staedler black pen. Masking tape. paper towels. heat tool.


  1. Love it, that sky is wonderful and I really like the hand drawn black frame. It sets the scene off perfectly xx

  2. You've given us the perfect directions for a fabulous beach, Nancy! SO pretty!

  3. I definitely want to follow that sign. It's early morning and those colours are so inviting. What a great tone choices. Definitely Happy thought looking at this beauty! xx

  4. Oh gosh, I wish I was on the way to the beach on your card. Great sentiment and beautiful water coloring. How could you not have happy thoughts in your beautiful scene.

  5. Real pretty colours Nancy - a fab card!

  6. This is a dream beach, Nancy! I love the gorgeous colors and the watery effect. The birds, the beach sign anchored by the grass, and the clear sticker sentiment strike a great balance! Hugs.. Hideko

  7. Another beautiful beach scene, Nancy! Love the bright colors and the sign pointing the way!

  8. Gorgeous colours for your sand and sky Nancy! Love that sweet beach sign! xx

  9. The colours are beautiful and glorious Nancy and such a calm and wonderful beach scene x.

  10. really peaceful looking card all the colour blends you used.
    xx Karen

  11. This looks fab ..... gorgeous colours xx

  12. The beach? Happy thoughts indeed... Beautifully done Nancy! Enjoy your weekend

  13. You've got the colors down pat for this warm and inviting beach scene, Nancy. Happy thoughts, indeed!

  14. This makes me happy Nancy. Oh to be on the beach this year!

  15. Totally fun beach card, Nancy. Love your colors!!! Hugz


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