Monday, 2 April 2018

Together- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Welcome and meet today's card.
It's time for another fun challenge at the 


For those of you that are intimidated by having to watercolour, check out the challenge blog as there are always wonderful links for techniques to get started there and the Design Team always adds so much to be inspired by.
We also want to welcome our GD this month, Stef from Perry Papercrafts.

I began my card by masking the edges with some Score Tape. Next, I inked up a sheet of acetate with Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide inks, sprayed with water and pressed onto my paper.  I repeated that process until I was happy with the ink coverage.
I inked up the stars with more DOX and stamped to the side.  Using some drywall tape, I added some stenciling to add some interest and texture.
I placed the inked piece inside my Misti and stamped this wonderful sentiment from Technique Junkies called Together.  I die-cut the birds then added them with pop dots.


Thanks so much for coming to see what I've been up to.
Hope you get a chance to play along.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
The Male Room- WATERCOLOR
Addicted to Stamps and More- PHOTO INSPIRATION
Stamping for Autism Awareness- AUTISM AWARENESS DAY


Supplies
Stamps- Together (Technique Junkies); Stars (Stampington)
Ink- Distress Oxide, Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; Cuttlebug; Birds in Flight (Memory Box); acetate sheet;
Mister (TH); drywall tape; inking tool (TH); ScoreTape

32 comments:

Daffodil Cards said...

BEAUTIFUL Karen, love the sentiment and those birds.
Faith
x

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautifullllllllllll Karen

gr karin

Marcia HIll said...

Absolutely beautiful card Karen!! I love your background...so many lovely details and layers!! And your die cut birds are the perfect addition along with that beautiful sentiment! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Karen, I love the colours and stamping, embellished beautifully too, Kate x

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful stamped watercoloured background, Karen. It goes so perfectly with your die cut birds and masked framing. TFS my friend. Hugs..

nancy littrell said...

I forgot to mention your absolutely Wonderful sentiment. You do sentiments better than anyone, my friend. Hugs...

Mac Mable said...

Artsy and amazing background. Love all the layering without adding bulk. Glorious colours and techniques and the sentiment is wonderful....as is your card x

Pat said...

The blue tones and the white go together beautifully Karen, and I adore the die cut Seagulls, just perfect for this challenge, and the stamped stars and drywall tape look great in the background. x

Loll said...

Love this beauty, Karen. The sentiment as so wonderful and I love how you've added the "deep as the ocean" and "high as the sky" images to your background to tie it all together. Love the white seagull die-cuts. xx

Lin said...

Another of your blue beauties, Karen - love the impressionistic feel of this one! Thank you for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Jules said...

Hi Karen

What a fabulous card .. .. so inspirational.

Loving all the techniques you have used and those cute bird die cuts are gorgeous!

I hope you had a lovely Easter break.

Love Jules xx

Christine Alexander said...

stunning Karen, I love all that stenciling and layered stamping.

Susan said...

Fabulous card, Karen - love the shades of blue with the bit of stenciling and the stars to add interest to the background. Beautiful addition of the die cut birds!

Maxine D said...

What an amazing card Karen - love that there is so much depth in your design that it looks to be inside a die cut window!! Absolutely stunning.
Blessings
Maxine

Conny G. said...

Wow.. your card is really amazing!
Hugs,
Conny

Dotty Jo x said...

A beautiful little work of art! Jo x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful colored background and the sentiment and birds look fantastic with it.

Bobby said...

You have a way of laying out your images, whether stamped or die cut, that just makes all your cards so wonderful in design and color, Karen.

Cheri said...

Absolutely stunning, Karen.

Craftychris said...

This is absolutely beautiful! xxx

Macimbalo said...

Wow GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for linking up this week at JUGS!

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

Wow so much beauty concentrated in one small panel, you're amazing! Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps and More and we hope to see more of your wonderful creations soon! Hugs, Gwendolyn

Stef Perry said...

What a beautiful card design with the masked area in the center with such interesting images amd the die cut birds circling around the edges. Love that sentiment too!

TLady said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! THANK YOU for supporting Autism Awareness! ;)

Jo Manna said...

This beauty caught my eye, I just had to read your process. The harmony in this card is superb and the sentiment so appropriate. The clean white die cut birds add to the magic and truly complete this awesome CAS card. Thank you for the inspiration xx

Annick said...

what a smashing background again !

stampingbowd said...

Karen this is gorgeous!!! I love the masked frame and the gorgeous white birds!

Terri Burson said...

Oh, this is so pretty! I haven't played at the CAS Watercolor challenge in awhile but it's one of my favorite challenges. Thanks for linking up to the autism awareness challenge!

Bonnie said...

Another gorgeous background, Karen! Love those seagulls and the sentiment is a perfect match!

Jutta said...

I love every thing about this card! Where did you order your stamp from?

Papercraft Boutique said...

Simply stunning card, Karen! I love the layers of blue - acetate smooshing, stamping the stars, and stenciling with drywall tape. The great sentiment and the cool bird die-cuts make the gorgeous background look even more beautiful. Hideko xx

Chris said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous background, which works beautifully behind the birds. Thank you for sharing your card with us at The Male Room.
Chris