Wednesday 16 January 2019

Snowy Day- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello and Welcome.
I'm back with another card for the 

Our theme this month is 'WINTER'.

This month we welcome our guest Janet from Swanlady Impressions.  Please check out the wonderful cards created by these most talented DT's.

I received this wonderful stamp from SSS called Snowflake Outlines for Christmas and wanted to play with it.  It is such a great stamp to add colour over and I love the simple design.

I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and placed it inside my Misti.  I inked the stamp with some Versamark and pressed onto my cardstock.  I sprinkled on some white embossing powder and heat set with my heat gun.
I decided to use my Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Crayons to add the colour.  I really like them as they apply similar to a pastel but are water soluble.  So, I rubbed the crayons onto my non-stick craft mat, diluted them with a wet paintbrush and then smooshed my embossed snowflakes into the wet ink.
I like that they seem to hold the colour intensity a bit better then using the Distress inks after being diluted with water.
When the bkg was totally dry, I splattered it with some white acrylic paint to add to the snowy feel.  I added some pink gems then I stamped the sentiment using my Misti again and glued it over the snowflake.
I mounted it onto a plain white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:


Stamps- Snowflake Outline (SSS); Everyday Say (Hero Arts)
Inks- Memento Tuxedo black; Vicki Boutin Art Crayons
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- white acrylic paint; Misti (My Sweet Petunia); pink gems (Dollarama); 
white eb powder; heat tool; paintbrush; non-stick craft mat (TH) 


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! so Beautiful.

Pat said...

The snowflake outlines look great Karen, and the art crayons are such beautiful intense colours, and the finishing touches with the pink gems, paint spattering and sentiment strip work beautifully. x

Marcia Hill said...

This is so pretty Karen!! I love the intensity of color of the crayons you used. Are they the same as the TH Distress Crayons? I have a set of them but have only used them once and was not real impressed...yours on the other hand are simply BEAUTIFUL with all that gorgeous color! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, the crayon colours are so bright and colourful. Love the effect with your embossed snowflakes:)

Loll said...

Always fun to have a new stamp to play with! This is such a beautiful snowflake background, Karen. Love it embossed in white with the gorgeous colours from the crayons. xx

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning card Karen - love the colours and that stamp is beautiful

papierelle said...

Great, the background looks wonderfully cool and frosty.

Karen Brown said...

Beautiful watercolor snowflake card! I love the bursts of gorgeous color off setting the white snowflakes. Perfect for this time of year. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday!

Bobby said...

The color is fabulous, Karen, almost iridescent looking.

Mac Mable said...

Wow to those vibrant and beautiful colours. Yes that stamp lends itself really well to the technique you've used and what a stunning card x.

Tristan said...

Great technique card Karen. Love the colours you've been able to achieve with the smooshing. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday ChAllenge this week. Tristan DT

Virginia L. said...

Totally gorgeous! Love the crayon mix and soft colors, Karen! Hope you are staying warm and cozy this weekend! Sending warm hugs. Thanks for linking up my Show and Share!

Dawn T said...

What a fabulous background. The mixture of colours is so cool. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week
Dawn ~DT

Donna Scholz said...

Karen - I can see why you were so excited to try out your Christmas gift! Using the embossed resist technique with your new stamp is REALLY effective! Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us at Watercooler Wednesday! -Donna

Nandini said...

Very beautiful card, Karen! The background is absolutely stunning!

Shelly said...

Such an awesome card!

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful snowflake stamp, Karen! I love the colors in the background and splatters! A gorgeous card, my friend!

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful. The crayons are so much fun to play with and your results are stunning!

Daria said...

I love emboss resist, and this one is fabulous. The vibrant colors are wonderful.