Friday, September 15, 2017

CAS Mix Up Challenge - Watercolour Wash - Mid Month Reminder!

I'm here today to remind everyone that there's still time to join in the September CAS Mix Up Challenge
You have until Sept 24th to link up your watercolour wash CAS card.
There are several YouTube videos on watercolour wash over at the challenge blog so you can learn a new technique in the process!  We're always looking for new ways to be creative on our cards right?!

For my reminder card I used stamping, watercolour wash, wet embossing, dry embossing, Nuvo Jewel Drops and sequins!
I stamped my sweet Agatha Flower from Stampotique and the Monet quote from PaperArtsy using Archival Jet Black ink on a panel of watercolor paper.  I quickly covered the stampings with clear embossing powder and heat embossed them.  I did a water colour wash over the background with blue and green watercolor paints and water.  After the background dried, I water coloured the flower girl image  
(I had a little color bleed off her hair - oops! Oh well, no art is perfect right??)

 I added Orange Marmalade and Key Lime Nuvo Jewel Drops to the flower center and stem for a little gloss and dimension. 
 (Trying to show the gloss in this close up)
 So please join us and link up your watercolour wash CAS card up over at the CAS Mix Up Challenge blog!  



Stamps:  Trees and Flowers - Eclectica3 Alison Bomber - Paper Artsy, Flower Girl - Stampotique
Paper:  Canson Watercolor Paper, White - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Clear embossing powder, heat tool, watercolor paints, water, paint brushes, painters tape (to mask edge), Heritage Embossing folder - Provo Craft, Vintage Chic Sequins - Lucy's Shop, Key Lime and Orange Marmalade Nuvo Jewel Drops.

9 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Such a unique card and clever use of the colour wash technique. Love the image, your delicate colours and the texture of the dry embossing. Fabulous inspiration, thank you x

nancy littrell said...

I love your soft watercolour wash background for your sweet stamped and watercoloured girl and flower. I love the quote..perfect for your main image. Wonderful texture with your dry embossed background too. TFS Julia. Hugs..

Cathy said...

Great card Julia, love your take on the watercolour wash too. Cathy x

Bonnie said...

What a fun image, Julia! Love the coloring and the wash and the bleed looks like it belongs! I love watercolor because you don't have to be precise! This is a great embossing folder too!

Susan said...

Such a cute image (and as a keen gardener, I love that quote!). Great watercolour wash for your background to the image, and fun embossed panel behind it!

butterfly said...

She's an adorable little gardener, and I love the little touch of gloss on the lettering.
Alison x

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your card makes me smile, Julia! The girl looks so adorable with the soft colored/wash tone. The dry embossed back panel adds visual interest to the card too. Hideko :-)

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a sweet card Julia! Love the fancy background and the darling girl! Hope you have a great week!

Loll said...

Adorable image, Julia! Great watercolour wash background, and wonderful watercolouring of your sweet little girl! xx