Saturday, September 15, 2018

Mid-Month CAS Mix Up Card Challenge Reminder -

We're halfway through September already and it's time to remind you about the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge -  Ink Stamps with Markers!   For your inspiration, there are links to a lot of fun technique videos over at the Blog.
For this card I was inspired by Sandy Allnock's video - Inking the stamps with Tombow Markers, stamping them on watercolor paper and then brushing over them with a slightly wet paint brush to move the colors.  I also used die cuts - Noted Scalloped Square from PTI and Mini Provincial 3D Impresslits from Tim Holtz/Sizzix (these are SO cool!)
I just love the little watercolor garden scene I created here - and it was SO simple! I'm definitely making more of these!  I have some older red rubber-on-wood Art Impressions stamps that I used but I guess they make them as clear stamps now as that is what Sandy used in her video here:  Art Impressions Watercolor by Sandy Allnock (12:20)   She used these stamps.

So please join the rest of the Design Team as well as our September Guest Designer:  Chrissie (Simply One of a Kind) and link your CAS card up at the CAS Mix Up Challenge Blog - you have until Sept 24th!

Also linking this to:
The Flower Challenge

 



Stamps:  Large Foliage, Salvia Branch - Art Impressions, Small Grass - Sutter Enterprise, Tiny Dots - Magenta.
Paper:  Watercolor paper - Canson, Kraftstock Metallic - Tim Hiltz/Idea-ology
Accessories:  Tombow Markers - gray, green, blue, pink, purple, Noted Scalloped Square dies - PTI, 3D Impresslits Mini Provincial die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, foam dots, paint brush, water.

11 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Such a pretty card and so delicate. Love the twist on the technique and the pretty scene and pretty colours. Loving the texture from the die cut too. Wonderful card Julia x.

Loll said...

Very pretty garden Julia! I haven't bought any of the Art impressions small garden images, but they look amazing here and now I have to go take a closer look at their shop. You enable me, my friend! :) Love the mix of colours and the sweet way you've framed it. xx

Susan said...

Love the scalloped edge of the card and that beautiful little flower garden!

Bonnie said...

Your little watercolor garden is worthy of Monet, Julia! So pretty and I love the die cut square card and the scallop gold trim! Very elegant!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your watercolored flower garden is so pretty, Julia! You did a fantastic job with the technique Sandy used in the video. The shape of the card, scalloped edge, and the gold 3D embellished border make the card look even more lovely! Hideko xx

nancy littrell said...

Oh my, Julia...Love your framing for your pretty and sweet little watercolored garden. Your card is like looking out a window at a little garden. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Kim Heggins said...

absolutely beautiful!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Beautiful effect!! I love the softness you created with the flowers and the card is very pretty. Nice work!!

Jo Manna said...

Such a special mini card just filled with sweetness. The circle framing is perfect along with the detailed metallic strip. Love it! xx

Trina P. said...

Your watercolor garden is beautiful. Love the colours. Will have to give this technique a try.

Rachel Vass said...

Such a pretty scene, love the gold border. Thanks so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge.
Rachel DT