Saturday, 16 December 2017

Snowy Mountains- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello and Welcome.
Time for another card for the 

Our theme this month is 
Anything Goes







My card was created so quickly using a simple technique I showed on my blog a few weeks ago that I called Acetate Inking.
It is really simple to do.  Basically, I rubbed Distress inks onto an acetate sheet and sprayed with water.  By bending the acetate sheet, I was able to apply the ink exactly where I wanted it to be on my cardstock.  When it was dry, it reminded me of a mountain winter scene, so I simply stamped the trees leaving my card simple.
I die-cut a frame and mounted the piece onto my card front.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
CAS on Friday- CHRISTMAS
The Male Room- CHRISTMAS/WINTER WISHES
Card Mania- CHRISTMAS
Allsorts- COLD AND FROSTY COLOURS


Supplies
Stamps- Mountain Top Trees (Poppystamps)
Inks- Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean Distress (TH)
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti; acetate sheet; Mister (TH); dies- (MFT)

34 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

Completely wonderful! Jo x

Bonnie said...

You get wonderful results with this technique, Karen! It does look like mountains and the trees are perfect! It reminds me of the hill behind the house I grew up in. Love the look of the shadows!

Mac Mable said...

So atmospheric, so beautiful and gorgeous x

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful acetate watercoloured background, Karen. I love how you stamped your trees to give them depth. Your card could be for any Winter occasion, so no sentiment means you can save and add sentiment later:-) Love that... Hugs and Happy Holidays my friend.

cuilliesocks said...

What a fabulous technique Karen and your card is gorgeous, Kate x

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, I love the misty effect of the watercolour and the trees are perfect. It reminds me of our BC forests above the water. I have to try using the acetate :)

Dortesjs said...

awww you just totally blew me away again i do love your colouring the bluesss

Ina Grehan said...

You certainly created fabulous mountains Karen. This is just gorgeous in 'your blue tones'. Love that you framed it - great finish.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is simply gorgeous Karen
Gr Karin

JanR said...

Beautiful!

Loll said...

You have mastered this technique (as you do with all the ones you try)! This is a gorgeous scene, Karen. Love the gray and blue colours which really portray a cold winter's day. xx

Barb said...

Brrrrr! I love this Karen. Barbxx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Wow! Karen, your cards are beautiful! I love your watercolors.

Nancy Stislow said...

Love your poinsettia and how I struggled with that one with ink and markers. Just could not get a crisp image like you did! I bow to you for that. Loved the trees and even hunted for that stamp but could not find it anywhwere. What a great technique and thanks for sharing it.

Julia Aston said...

A beautiful snowy winter forest Karen! Julia xx

Pat said...

Transferring the inks from an acetate sheet has worked really well Karen and the blue trees are perfect with the background too, and this is such a pretty winter scene. x

Marcia HIll said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Karen!! LOVE those blue trees and your background is FABULOUS! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

Maxine D said...
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Maxine D said...

What a great card - love that you have kept the 'scene' monochrome
Blessings
Maxine

brenda said...

A really lovely creation following our 'Cold and Frosty Colours' at Allsorts challenge this week, many thanks for joining in. And wishing you and yours a wonderful festive season.

B x

papierelle said...

Absolutly beautiful, so amazing!!!!

Ellibelle said...

It definitely looks like a mountain scene, how fun that you created it with inks and acetate. Gorgeous card, thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Allsorts challenge!

Anke said...

Wonderful card, Karen. Your background is fabulous, I love the beautiful mountain scene.

Hugs
Anke

Cathy Frailey said...

Wow - gorgeous card & technique! That scene is awesome! Thanks for joining us at The Male Room Challenge Blog!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Simply gorgeous, Karen! I love this serene mountain winter scene! The shades of blue and the acetate inking are so beautiful. Hideko xx

Bobby said...

You've created a wonderful frosty scene, Karen. The blue trees are the perfect style to go with your wonderful mountains.

Susan said...

So beautiful in those shades of blue - a wonderful background using the acetate sheet!

barb mann said...

Gorgeous watercolor card. Absolutely amazing!

Andreja L. said...

I like your beautiful festive card :-))
Thanks for joining in with The Male Room.

Lady Joyful said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Love the blues and the softness of the watercolour. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Annick said...

Nice card ! Looks really very special !

Rocky said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at TMR with such a simple but stunning card.

Carlene (aka Chatterbox-1) said...

Karen, this is a fabulous creation! TFS your technique, which gave you a wonderfully foggy looking mountain scene straight from the Pacific Northwest!

Mariken said...

Beautiful Cas card, love it! Thank you for joining our challenge at Cas on Friday!
Mariken DT