Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Seas and Everything that Moveth Therein

Today I'm playing along with the June CAS Watercolour Card Challenge.  The theme is OCEAN.
I've been wanting to learn more about watercoloring on cards and this challenge is a great way to do it with all of the inspiration from the design team and links on the challenge blog to techniques!
For my watercolor background I used a pouncing technique where I rubbed Ranger Distress Inks onto my craft mat, spritzed the colors with water and pounced the watercolor panel into one color at a time - drying with my heat tool between colors.  The first color I used was Cracked Pistachio, the second Broken China and then Seedless Preserves (which I just pounced along the bottom edge).

Then I stamped one of the fish from Sea Life from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous over the panel.  I layered the panel over a cream Bazzill card base using form dots.  I stamped the Psalm from Beauty by the Sea from Sweet N Sassy on a piece of watercolor paper and adhered it below the watercolor panel.

Anything Goes


Stamps:  Sea Life - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Beauty by the Sea - Sweet N Sassy (retired).
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, cream Bazzill.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Seedless Preserves, Hero Hues Black.
Accessories:  craft mat, water mister, heat tool, foam dots.

14 comments:

Esther Asbury said...

Oh wow! I love the watercolor effect you created for your CAS sea-themed card. The addition of seedless preserves is just the right touch! So cool!
I'd love for you to link up the brand new challenge up on the Cropstop blog! (It's always anything goes as long as you use a product or two from one of the companies they carry in the store. You did!)
https://cropstop.blogspot.com/2018/06/june-link-party-40.html

Redanne said...

Julia, the watercolour effect you created with the Distress Inks is stunning! It really does have the wow factor and looks beautiful on the plain background card... love this! Hugs, Anne xx

froebelsternchen said...

So beautiful Julia - great!!!

Esther Asbury said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Cropstopm, Julia! I hope you'll join us again sometime!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

That is so interesting and different - I really love it! The sentiment, too - was that a stamp? I guess I could print it on my computer, but whatever, I must have it! Hugs!!

nancy littrell said...

I love your watercolored background for your fish, Julia. Your colors look wonderful with your fish. You called your technique...Pounced...I call it Splash..which ever name you use your technique turned out beautifully. BTW Loll has a video on the technique..called Splash Watercolor Background that is short and awesome. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3YpjlxPiGc

So pleased you joined us at CAS Watercolor, Julia. I agree, this challenge really helps with watercolor techniques:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

Loll said...

Love the contrast of your beautiful colours of your watercoloured background Julia. So awesome! And the fish is beautiful too. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

Christine Alexander said...

Julia, great colours and love your background with the watercolour smooshing on acetate and that great fish stamp:)

Karen D. said...

great looking card mf....love the colour blends.
Thanks so much for joining us and playing along at the CAS Watercolour Challenge.
:) xx Karen

Susan said...

Beautiful colours in the smooshed background - perfect for the simple fish image! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

Mac Mable said...

What a fabulous effect you've got with that pouncing technique. Great colours and the technique works so well looking like water bubbles...love it x

Bonnie said...

This fish would make any fisherman happy and the sea has wonderful color and movement! Love the sentiment too!

Macimbalo said...

Love your card! Sorry I am late to comment but really appreciate you linking this gorgeous creation over at JUGS!

Papercraft Boutique said...

You did a fantastic job with the pouncing technique, Julia! The colors you chose are beautiful and the effect is fabulous! The black stamped fish is perfect. Nothing else is needed for the watercoloured piece. The textured card base matches the overall feel too. Hideko xx