Sunday, April 16, 2017

Showers of Blessings

Hello. I'm back with another card for the CAS Watercolor Challenge for this month - Green & Pink.

I needed a wedding shower card for later this month so this was a good opportunity to combine that need with our challenge:

I watercolored the umbrellas with Distress markers and an aquabrush. These markers are so easy to water color with. After the watercolor was dry I "painted" the umbrellas with a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen. The little heart confetti was added for final embellishment.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

April CAS Watercolor Challenge

Happy April! The rains here in California created gorgeous wildflower fields all over the state. Our poppies (state flower) are all in bloom too. Since it is the start of a new month we have a new CAS Watercolor Challenge for you - Green & Pink.

I created two cards using the same Penny Black Brush Stroke Stamp and two different watercolor methods. The first one was using my Tombow markers and huffing on the marker before stamping. I used two shades of each color and laid down the lightest on the entire image, and stamped, then highlighted with the darker shade and stamped again. I used my MISTI of course!

For this second card I used my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and painted right onto the image using the lighter shades first, then highlighting with the darker shade like I did with the Tombow markers. I didn't have to huff on the image since these are wetter markers and the colors blended more easily.

I like how they both came out. Do you like one better than the other?

I hope you will join us this month. Also, please check out the beautiful samples from the rest of the team and from our guest designer for this month: Marcia from Marcia K Designs.

Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Spring Happy Birthday

I know in some parts of the US it seems like winter is just starting with the blizzards happening as I write this post. But in my part of the country, the San Francisco area, it has been rather warm after all the rain we received and the bulbs are all blooming as well as our golden poppies. So it is looking like spring here and that is what the CAS Watercolor Card challenge is all about this month. Below is my reminder sample for the challenge:

This card was inspired by a card created by Michelle Lupton which you can see here (scroll down a bit).  I white embossed the My Favorite Things Rose background image on the smooth side of a Tim Holtz Water Color card. I used my Zig Clean Color Brush pens in various shades of pink, red, yellow and orange to paint the panel. I used my PaperTrey dies to cut a piece of white card stock into the two pieces and with foam tape adhered it to the painted panel. That was then adhered to a card base. The sentiment is from PaperTrey.

I am looking forward to seeing your creations in our gallery!  Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Happy Spring!

Welcome to a new month for the CAS Watercolor Card Challenge. This month we are celebrating Spring. Before we get started I wanted to mention how beautiful our LOVE gallery was last month!

Here is my sample:

One of my favorite flowers is the poppy. This image is from Altenew. I stamped the image (masking where needed) with gray ink from Altenew onto Tim Holtz water color paper (the smoother side). I then used my Zig Clean Color Brush markers and blended a few colors while they were wet. I used a stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp to cut out the panel and adhered it to grey cardstock.

I love using the Zig Brush Markers - they make a quick and easy card!  Please check out our Guest Designer Heather T for her awesome inspiration along with the rest of the team's creations.

Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Butterfly Kisses

It is time for a reminder for the CAS Watercolor Card challenge:  LOVE:

I cased one of my cards that I made several years ago - this is a valentine that I made for a friend to give to her daughter. I used water color pencils to color the image and Stickles on her wings. The heart die cuts are from Spellbinders and I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background.
I am looking forward to seeing your creations in the gallery!

Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

CAS Watercolor Card Challenge - LOVE

The Snowflake Watercolor Gallery from last month was filled with sparkling beauties! Thanks for playing along with us! Our new CAS Watercolor Card theme for the month of February is LOVE.
Please check out the beautiful cards that the DT have created to inspire you - here.
Here is my sample:

This is a quick and easy card to make since I used the Simon Says Stamp pre-printed card panel. I have the watercolor pack of "love" cards.  I colored the image with my Derwent watercolor pencils and an aquabrush. Before adhering the panel I embossed the card base with a very old Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Thanks for coming by!

Monday, January 16, 2017

CAS Watercolor Challenge Reminder - Snowflake

Hi everyone! I am back with another card and a reminder that you can still join us at the CAS Watercolor Challenge blog!

Here is my sample:

I watercolored with an old Cuttlebug embossing folder! To do this, open the folder and apply ink (I used distress inks) all over the side that is concave (the snowflakes were concave so the ink didn't touch the snowflakes). Spritz with water and place your watercolor card stock on the inked side and press with your hand/fingers to get an impression. Lift the card stock up and off slowly and turn it over and let dry.

I used a stitched border from Lil Inkers for the snowy hill and the snowman and sentiment are from PaperTrey Winter Hills set.

I hope to see you in the gallery and thanks for coming by!