Saturday, February 15, 2020

Feb Mid-month Reminder - CAS Watercolour and CAS Stencil Challenges

I'm here today with my reminder cards for both CAS Watercolour and CAS Stencil  challenges.  You have until Feb 24th to link up your cards!
For my Red and Black watercolour card - I stamped one of the flowers from Wallpaper Art set by Altenew onto a panel of water color paper using Obsidian Ink also from Altenew.  
I brushed over a few petals at a time with just water and then dipped my brush in watery Rose Madder Deep water color paint and touched it onto the wet areas.  I added more color or took away color with my brush until I was happy with the look achieved.  I brushed Cadmium Scarlet water color paint on the center of the flower.  I sometimes dried an area with my heat tool to see how it looked.  Then I could add more color with water if I wanted.  
I brushed water around the outside of the flower and used the same process of adding black watercolor paint, letting it really spread into the water as I wanted it to be like a grounding shadow rather than stark black.   I let the water define the edges.
When I was happy with the colors, I dried it again with my heat tool and then stamped my sentiment from Rubbernecker.  I layered the watercolor panel to a white card base.

For my foil stencil card - I once again used foil with Transfer Gel and my laminator.
A few process photos.
First the supplies - the smallest Pierced Feature Frame die from PTI, two pieces cut from my foiled panel, Soft Lilac Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray from Altenew, Decofoil Transfer Gel, Deco Foil Rainbow Shattered Glass, #78 Stencil designed by Olga Heldwein  from Aall and Create.
I spread Decofoil Transfer Gel over my stencil with a plastic spatula onto a white card panel and let it dry over night.  I got out this sheet of beautiful Rainbow Shattered Glass Deco Foil.
I placed the foil shiny side up over the stenciled panel, put it inside a folded piece of computer paper and ran it through my 13" Royal Sovereign Laminator putting the fold side into the machine.
And it came out like this, its really hard to show the gorgeous shiny colors in a photo!  Notice how white the stenciling looks (where there was no gel and so no shiny foil adhered to it).  I decided to spray the panel with Soft Lilac Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray from Altenew to tone down the white. 
(I wiped the spray off the metallic areas after spraying as it doesn't stick there anyway.)
For my card, I cut a piece from the panel using the smallest Pierced Feature Frame die. This area had blues and greens.  I stenciled over a white panel with Distress Tumbled Glass ink using a Blender Brush and the same stencil as used with the foil.  The sentiment is from  Keep It Simple: Friendship Mini Set by PTI.
I adhered the outside of the frame with foam dots and the inside just with tape runner inside the frame.  You can see more shimmer at this angle and you can also see the Lilac Ink Spray on the pattern. The spray has a shimmer as well!
I was able to cut a another frame from my original foiled panel and made a second card.  This section of the panel had blue and purple foil.  I used the same process of stenciling behind using Wilted Violet Distress Ink with my blender brush on this one.
 Once again a shot of both cards
CAS Watercolour and CAS Stencil

So if you were thinking of joining us in either challenge - now's the time to get it done!  Can't wait to see how you watercolor with black and red - and/or use foil with your stencils.  You don't have to use a laminator - there are other ways to use foil.  There are technique videos linked at the challenge.  Check out CAS Watercolour here -   check out CAS Stencil here!

Thanks for sticking with me for such a long post!

I'm linking my Sympathy Card to:

Fusion Card Challenge -  just the sketch
(although I did use red on the flower!)
 Creative with Stamps
 Water Cooler Wednesday

I'm linking my Wonderful Friend card to:
TIME OUT Challenges
 Try it On Tuesday
Share the Love

Watercolor Sympathy
Stamps: Wallpaper Art - Altenew, You are in our thoughts - Rubbernecker
Paper:  water color paper - Canson, White - PTI
Ink: Obsidian - Altenew
Accessories: Kuretake water color paints - Rose Madder Deep, Black, Cadmium Scarlet, water brush, water, heat tool.

Wonderful Friend Foil
Stamps:  Keep it Simple Mini Set: Friendship - PTI
Paper: White - PTI.
Ink:Obsidian - Altenew, Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass and Wiled Violet.
Accessories:  #78 Stencil - Aall and Create, Deco Transfer Gel and Deco Foil Rainbow Shattered Glass - Thermoweb, Pierced Feature Frame Dies - PTI, Royal Sovereign Laminator, foam dots.


HilaryJane said...

two wonderful cards, I like the simplicity of the watercolour and the wonderful shine and pattern on your stencilled card. Thanks for the detail on how you made it too xx

Nancy Seed said...

Beautiful. Thanks for the ideas.

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful watercoloring and your foiled cards are gorgeous, Julia! I love the pattern and colors that you chose for your foiling, and the shine is amazing...super pretty cards!

Karen Brown said...

Such a pretty watercolor floral card! I like the clean look and such a nice sentiment. We are so pleased that you joined us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen - DT

Robyn Oliver said...

Julia, your ruby red flower is just lovely, beautifully watercoloured simply with the red and black, fab card, hugs Robyn

sandie said...

What super cards. Love the arty feel to your first card Julia and what a great geometric look to the second. What a fab shiney effect the foil gives it and the background softens the whole card. So good to see you at Time Out-thank you for supporting us so much x

Marcia Hill said...

Two wonderful cards Julia!! Love your red and black water colored flower...soooo pretty! Your 2nd cards are STUNNERS with that gorgeous rainbow foil...absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! :0)

Anita in France said...

A gorgeous, beautifully water coloured bloom, Julia ... and delicious foiling ... the glimmer is fantastic ... puts me in mind of light shining through stained glass! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Linda said...

Beautiful cards. Your foiled designs are stunning .... love the stencil xx

Shauna said...

Wow... what pretty cards! Your watercoloring looks great and I appreciated your tutorial on creating that foil look. Thanks for playing at Time Out Challenges!
- Shauna

Linda Callahan said...

Your cards are gorgeous!

My name is Erika. said...

Both of these cards are just gorgeous. The rose is so romantic and the simmer of the pattern mosaic piece is amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at Try It On Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

Christine Alexander said...

Two gorgeous cards Julia, your Mosaic foil is s stunner and I'm loving the red and black flower :)

Marsha Reed said...

Wonderful cards, Julia! Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Marsha DT

Bonnie said...

Your watercolor flower is so dramatic with the dark shadow! Wow! And your stenciled foil is stunning! Love the varigation of colors and the soft sponging of color through the stencil for the background!

Loll said...

Wowzers!! LOVE your gorgeous watercoloured bloom with the black/gray highlights and wash. Gorgeous card Julia!!

Your foiled cards are gorgeous too. Love the beautiful stencil you've used and love how you've sponged the background with it and then popped up the foiled panel over top. So beautiful. And the colours of the foil are gorgeous. Love those multi-coloured foils! Amazing work on all three cards Julia! xx

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful red and black watercolored CAS design for the CAS Watercolour Challenge, Julia. LOVED your Stunning stencil foiled panels for your beautiful CAS Stencil Challenge cards. TFS your steps and extra photos too. Hugs..Nancy

Mac Mable said...

Stunning both of them, with glorious watercolouring on the first and amazing result with the foiling x.

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Mac Mable said...

Came back to say that both of your foiled cards are stunning Julia and thank you for the inspiration x

Billie A said...

Two wonderful cards. I love red flower and dark background. So glad you shared over at Creative with Stamps.

Trina P. said...

Both beautiful cards. The shiny foiling is stunning. Thanks for the step-by-step process.

Karen Dunbrook said...

really beautiful cards mf....well done.
xx Karen

Cathy said...

Wonderful cards, TFS the process on the foiling one. Great idea to use the same stencil on the base too, it looks so effective, Cathy x

Lucy E. said...

Beautiful cards!
I love the foiled cards.