Monday 2 October 2017

Nature is Painting- CAS Watercolour Challenge

It's time for another new and exciting challenge at the 

Our theme this month is an easy one for this time of year:

We are also celebrating our
There are great prizes to be won too so come and play with us!!

$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for Challenge Winner
$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for one random draw of all entries
 (must follow rules to be eligible for prizes)

So onto my card.
I began by masking the edges of my card front with Painter's Tape then using my Misti, I stamped the leaves and the baby's breathe and clear heat embossed them.  I did that so they would resist the ink when I added it over the top and not muddy up my images.  I did the same thing for the sentiment too.
To add the colourful background, I sprinkled some Brushos onto an acetate sheet (the kind that stamps are backed onto), sprayed with water to activate the pigment and used that to apply the colour over the leaves.  Since the acetate is so thin, I could bend it and place the ink down where I wanted it to be on my card front.
I removed the taped edges and simply mounted it onto a white card front.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you will check out the challenge with the chance to win and take a peek to see what my other talented team mates have created.  We also have a very talented guest this month, Marcia from Marcia's Stampin' Pad.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Addicted to Stamps and More- ANYTHING GOES
The Paper Players- AUTUMN FLORALS

Stamps- Silhouette 18 (leaves Impression Obsession)/ Nature is Painting (IO)/
Dans la Nature (Carabelle)
Inks- Brushos (Lemon, Orange, Scarlet)/ Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white cs (local store)
Accessories and Tools- clear eb powder/ heat tool/ Misti/ Painter's tape/ acetate sheet/
Mister (TH)


KarinsArtScrap said...

this is very beautiful Karen with beautiful bright colours

gr karin

Marcia Hill said...

Oh my...this is incredibly STUNNING Karen! I absolutely LOVE how you did this card and so want to try it with some of my silhouette images and Brusho's on acetate! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Brushos background for your heat eb leaves and sentiment. I love how you applied your activated Brushos leaving white areas with some of the beautiful Fall colours blending together. A really Stunning Fall Leaves design, Karen. TFS Hugs...

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Karen, beautifully designed and coloured card, I love the warm rich colours on this one, Kate x

Trina P. said...

Lovely autumn card. Beautiful Brusho background.
ps. happy first bday

Bonnie said...

This is a perfect background for your silhouette leaves, my friend! Love these colors and the patterns of the splashing! And there's another wonderful sentiment!

laurie said...

How beautiful! I love that background and gorgeous colors. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Loll said...

WOW ... love the fall colours paired with the dramatic black silhouettes. AMAZING!! And I love the way you did it. I'm going to try this technique! I am always learning from you! Thank you so much for being on the CAS Watercolour Design Team for the past year. It's been so much fun, my lovely friend! xx

Gayatri said...

BEAUTIFUL! The background is amazing. LOVE it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous background, the perfect autumn colours and love your embossed silhouette leaves :)

Mac Mable said...

Glorious colours and absolutely love it x

Pretty Paper Junkie said...


Crafty Pink Pixie said...

Awesome card design; love the colorful background!!!
Thanks for entering the D2BA October Challenge! -Tasha :)

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

What a stunning watercolour background for your silhouetted leaves and stems Karen - gorgeous rich autumn colours. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautifully colored background and with those images it makes for a wonderful Fall card creation!

Susan said...

Such wonderful autumn colours, Karen - perfect with the silhouette of leaves. And a great sentiment too!

Pat said...

This is full of fabulous bright autumn coloure Karen and I love the silhouette leaves and flowers and a lovely sentiment too. x

Bobby said...

A new technique. I'm glad you shared it, Karen. I love doing it with DIs but I need to get out my Brushos and try this. Your background looks terrific.

kiwimeskreations said...

A gorgeous card - love the background you have created

Nandini said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The background is stunning! Great to see you in the ATSM gallery. Hope you will join us again soon. Nandini, DT

Cara said...

A beautiful autumnal card x

Inkyfingers said...

What a beautiful card and I love the vibrant colours.
Thanks for sharing at ATSM.
Carol x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

I so love this card. The black over that colour really pops, gorgeous. Angela xXx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW!, I can see this card in an upmarket card shop, it's Gorgeous.

Papercraft Boutique said...

A dynamic and gorgeous card, Karen! The heat-embossed black leaves and the baby's breath pop against the vibrant colors. Thank you so much for explaining the techniques. I want to try them sometime. Hideko

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful and vibrant background you created with your brushos Karen - and the black silhouette stampings are so stunning popping off the colors! Julia xx

Kirsi said...

Beautifully designed and colored!

AlisonC said...

That's a really clever idea to use acetate, another idea to add to my list. The finished result is brilliant.