Wednesday, January 15, 2020

January Mid Month Reminder Post - CAS Watercolour and CAS Stencil!

So, since I'm now on the Design Teams for both the CAS Watercolour Card Challenge AND the CAS Stencil Card Challenge, I have two reminder cards to share with you today to let you know you still have time to play along with both challenges!
I just realized that my Brusho watercolour background looks very similar to the challenge notice above!
To make my background, I sprinkled Turquoise, Sea Green, Ultramarine and Olive Green Brushos onto a water color paper panel and spritzed with water. 
I die cut the Candles Die and Make a Wish out of watercolor paper and layered them over the panel - coloring the flames on the candles with a Copic. 
I adhered the die cuts over the panel and layered the panel to a slightly larger piece of Enchanted Evening card stock and then to a white card base.
Reminder:  there are prizes to be won for entries to the CAS Stencil 1st Birthday Celebration!

I used a brand new 12 x 12 stencil ATC Mix Up: Toadstools from Stencil Girls for my reminder card.  This stencil has 9 small designs on it and I just realized I should cut them up into individual  stencils!  
My card is 3 3/4" x 3 3/4".
I used Blender Brushes from Picket Fence to rub the Distress Oxide inks through the stencil.  I've had these brushes for quite some time - but this is the first time I've used them!?!   
First I inked over the mushroom stems with Antique Linen, then I colored the mushroom heads with Candied Apple and then I realized some of the pieces by the stems were grasses - so I brushed over them with Evergreen Bough - not worrying if the green overlapped onto some the the stem pieces.
(I could have masked the stencil if I wanted each color pristine but I liked the look of it blended, it adds more depth!)  

I added Vanilla Flower Sequins from Simon Says stamp along the bottom of the stems.  I die cut the stenciled panel with a square Nestability die and layered it to my card base cut with Noted Scalloped Square Die from PTI.
You have until Jan 24th to link up your cards to either challenge.
CAS Watercolour and CAS Stencil.
Please join us!

I'm linking my birthday card to:
Happy Little Stampers

I'm linking my mushroom card (new stencil) to:
Die Cut Divas

Make a Wish
Paper:  White, Enchanted Evening - PTI, Water Color Paper - Canson.
Accessories:  Brushos - Turquoise, Sea Green, Ultramarine, Olive Green, water mister, Candles Die - Alexandra Renke, Birthday Top Edgers Dies - Impression Obsession, Copic Y38

Paper:  Water Color Paper - Canson
Ink:  Ranger Distress Oxide Ink - Antique Linen, Candied Apple, Evergreen Bough, Blender Brushes - Picket Fence, ATC Mix Up: Toadstools Stencil - Stencil Girls.


HilaryJane said...

Love that brusho background on your first card and I was a bit confused when I read a 12x12 stencil and then looked at your card. Of course it helps to read the text properly! I love my blender brushes, I use them most of the time now so I hope you like them too. The colours on your stencil are great and the little flower sequins are a wonderful little finishing touch along with that gorgeous scalloped die xx

Arlene said...

Wonderful card made with that new stencil. I love the background colors on the first card and the stencil makes for wonderful card to send off to brighten someone's day. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our something new challenge.

nancy littrell said...

Love your Make a Wish and Mushroom cards, Julia. Your cool colours are the exact colors of the cool:-) Love your soft blended colors using your make up brushes for your mushroom colors. Wonderful die cut framed CAS style card too. TFS both cards. Hugs..Nancy

Annie said...

Your cas cards look fabulous Julia x I love them both but the mushroom one is my favourite xx
Sending hugs
Annie xx

Marcia Hill said...

Both cards are FABULOUS Julia! And you're right...your water colored Brusho background does look a lot like the design logo! And it's perfect for the bright white candle line to pop off of and the die cut sentiment is just the icing on the cake! And your stenciled card is just a lovely...the colors and blending are just soooo pretty! Love them both! :0)

Darnell said...

And they are fav colors of mine, sis, so I'm swooning over this cool birthday card design! And your stenciled design could not be sweeter with the square scalloped design and your gorgeous variegated coloring! Love the itty-bitty flowers, too!! Hugs, Darnell

Barb Ghig said...

Two stunning cards, Julia! Your Brusho background on the first one is fabulous and I love how you blended your Oxide inks on the pretty! Love your beautiful scalloped card base, too!

Loll said...

Two fabulous cards Julia! I do love the colour of your watercoloured background on the first card. It is similar to the background of our CAS Watercolour badge. Two wonderful die-cuts to add your row of candles and sentiment. So fun!

Your mushroom scene is adorable. I love the mixing of the colours to add shading to the stems, etc. The scalloped border and sweet flower sequins really make this card special. And what a great stencil with 9 different stencils. Good idea to cut them apart to make it easier to use. xx

Bonnie said...

Love this bright Brusho background and the glowing candles, Julia! The white contrast really makes the background really pop! The mushroom stenciled card is so pretty with those blended colors and scalloped frame!

Robyn Oliver said...

Two wonderful cards Julia, your 'cool' watercolour Brushos background is a lovely contrast to the white candles and their bright flickering flames. Mushroom stenciled card is magical too, hugs Robyn

Cindy C. said...

Both so beautifully done!! Thanks for playing along our January challenge at Die Cut Divas.

Mac Mable said...

Great take on the challenge notice for the cas watercolour challenge (!....LOL)....Julia and such a wow card x. Great colours and blending on the wonderful mushroom card ...I love it x.

butterfly said...

How lovely - the mushrooms have a real air-brushed look which is so cool, and I love the background to your candles (what a great die!).
Alison x

Christine Alexander said...

Two great cards Julia, love the pop of colour on your watercolour background and the simplicity of your stencilled mushrooms :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Two inspiring cards, Julia!
Love how the Brusho cool colors blended and the white candles and die-cut sentiment pop.
The stenciled mushrooms are so soft and beautiful! I actually like the overlapped colors. The way you arranged the pretty flower sequins adds fun to the card!
Hideko xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

The background in your watercolour card actually reminds me of Florentine paper and I love the candles! I love the colours you've used on the stencilled card. 2 beautiful cards:)

Karen Dunbrook said...

Two awesome cards the blue on the first one of course.
xx Karen

Kia's Place said...

Both of these cards are beautiful. The background on your birthday card is gorgeous and I just love the whimsy of the Mushroom card.

Linda said...

Two amazing cards .... love the colours of your Brusho background on the first, and great ink blending on the second xx

Cathy said...

2 wonderful cards Julia, love the colourful brushos background, and the blending on the mushrooms is perfect! Cathy x