Friday, May 15, 2020

May Mid-Month Reminder - CAS Stencil and CAS Watercolor Challenges

Today I'm here to remind you that you still have time (until May 24th!) to link up your CAS Stencil and CAS Watercolor card challenge entries!
For my stencil card, I used Altenew's beautiful Layered Dahlia A and Layered Dahlia B stencils
I watched the video linked over at CAS Stencil -  Layered Stencils by Jennifer McQuire using her Ink and Impress technique.
I brushed some Clear Glitter Wink of Stella over the darker orange parts of the petals.
Here's how I made this:  I first laid Stencil A over a piece of yellow card and sponged using a lighter orange ink.  Then I laid Stencil B over the panel and sponged with a darker orange ink.

Then I ran it through my Big Shot.
Here's the sandwich - base 1, cutting plate, Silicone Rubber pad, Stenciled panel, stencil lined up over stenciled paper, a paper shim if you need it (trial and error), cutting plate.
You can see the impression from the back
 and from the front -  cool right??!
And here is my watercolour challenge card -  Night Sky
I first brushed water over a panel of watercolor paper and then brushed on a watery purple water color paint in the center and then a light and dark watery blue over the rest of the panel.  I added a little watery black along the bottom.  I adhered tiny silver stars in the sky and a die cut stamped bunny colored with a grey copic.
We hope you'll join us in one or both of these fun CAS Challenges!  
The links are open through May 24th!



 You'll find the CAS Stencil Challenge here.           You'll find the CAS Watercolor Challenge here.

Stenciled card
Stamps:  Direct Messages - Papertrey Ink
Paper:  Harvest Gold, White, Orange Zest - Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Chamomile, Marigold, Obsidian - Altenew
Accessories:  Layered Dahlia A Stencil, Layered Dahlia B Stencil - Altenew, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, Direct Messages Dies - Papertrey Ink, Silicone Rubber Pad - Sizzix, sponge pad and applicator - Ranger.

Night Sky card
Stamps:  Upon a Star - Lawn Fawn
Paper:  White, True Black - PTI, watercolor paper - Canson.
Ink:  Obsidian - Altenew
Accessories:  Upon a Star Dies - Lawn Fawn, Kuretake and Ruby Mountain water color paints, Star Confetti - Honey Bee Stamps, W0 Copic, Ultrabond adhesive - I Craft, foam dots, paint brush, water.


jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Love these new stencils. Your colors are magnificent, mf!!

HilaryJane said...

Well your stencilled card is just amazing with that added dimension. I shall have to remember that technique as it certainly adds something special. Love the colours too. Very clever night sky. I tried to do a night sky and it was just rubbish so I haven't tried it since! xx

Loll said...

Love your stenciled card Julia. I just used this stencil for the first time for my Mother's Day card. It's fabulous! I love the colours you've used, and adding the dry embossing using the stencil is so cool!! Love the dimension it adds.

Your night sky is gorgeous! I love how the colours flow into each other ... lots of movement. The tiny stars and your cute bunny make it into an adorable winter scene. Great work, my friend! xx

Trina P. said...

My new and unused Dahlia stencil set has been sitting in my drawer for eons. You did such a lovely job with them... love the added impression to add dimension. Sweet second card with that adorable bunny making a wish.

Bonnie said...

I love all the texture and layered color on your stenciled card, Julia! It's so sunny and happy! And your night sky is amazing with the tiny stars! That sweet little bunny looks like he's enjoying his stargazing!

Marcia Hill said...

Beautiful cards Julia! I love your stenciled card using the Altenew A & B stencils and then embossing it too with the rubber mat...I'm going to have to try that with mine! And your night sky card is awesome and I love that little bunny just staring up at the stars...sweet, sweet card!! Hugs. :0)

Susan said...

Great cards for the two CAS challenges! Love the dimension and colours on the stencilled one, but even more, I love the watery blue and purple sky and that sweet little bunny.

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous Julia, the embossing and layering give so much dimension. Love the card.
Your night sky and that adorable little bunny are a perfect combination.

Mac Mable said...

Wow ....the layering and dimensional effect from the stencilling and embossing on your birthday card looks stunning and absolutely beautiful x. Super cute bunny card with a pretty night sky x.

Robyn Oliver said...

Your layered stencil card is amazing Julia, fantastic technique and thanks for sharing - it's definitely on my to do list... and your night sky card is really lovely with the sweet little bunny gazing at the twinkly stars... two fabulous card, hugs Robyn and stay safe

Zoechaos said...

Your Stencil card is fabulous, those stencils are great, might have to find me some! thank you for the embossing sandwich it just finished your card off in style. Love you night sky as well but blown away by the stencil. x

Linda said...

Beautiful cards. Your stencil design looks amazing .... love the added texture xx

Barb Ghig said...

Two really beautiful cards, Julia! I love how you played with your Altenew stencils...and really love your color palette! Your night sky is also stunning! I love the mix of colors and your CAS design is perfect!

Greta said...

Creative & beautiful--love both of these!

Brenda in IN said...

Your stenciled card is so beautiful. I love how you made it. The night sky is lovely with that sweet bunny making his wish. Those teeny confetti stars look perfect in your sky.

Karen Dunbrook said...

great cards the bunny looking up at the sky.
xx Karen

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love the gorgeous layered stencilling - stunning! This stencil on my wishlist now:) Your night sky is so pretty and the cute critter is the perfect addition:)