Monday 2 September 2019

Complementary Colours- CAS Watercolour Challenge

I can't believe that it is September, that summer when so quickly!
Happily though, it's time for a new theme at the 

This month our theme is Complementary Colours.
Here is a colour wheel to help you with that:

We are so happy to welcome our special guest this month

So onto my card details.
I decided to use green and red as my complementary colours.  Now usually you would think Christmas, but I wanted to go for something else.
So, I got out this fun Peacock Feathers stamp and my Brushos.  I placed my paper into my Misti then I diluted some green and red Brushos with water to activate the pigments and painted onto the stamp with a paint brush.
I also sprayed the stamp with water to help further activate the colour and help them blend together.
I concentrated most of the greens to the bottom and the reds to the top, that way the colours wouldn't muddy up and make brown.
The Misti is an invaluable tool to use with this technique as you can repeat painting the stamp until you are happy with the results and coverage you have.
While that dried, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and white heat embossed it.  I pop dotted it over the dry image and mounted it onto a white card base.

I hope you come and play along with us.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Stamps- Everyday Sentiments (YNS); Peacock Feathers (Technique Junkies)
Inks- Brushos, Versamark
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); black cs
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); white eb powder; heat tool; paintbrush


  1. Just saw this over at CAS Watercolour and had to come and say Wow... just... wow!!! What a stunning card.

  2. This is awesome, Karen! Love this artsy feather and how you've used the red and green!

  3. This is a beautiful peacock feather design Karen using the complementary shades of red and green, and love the white on black sentiment and love the white layer you have used before mounting it on to the base white card which really makes it stand out. x

  4. Wow this is so beautiful and interesting, Karen! I love the artsy Brusho Peacock Feathers with a dynamic feeling! You managed the two colors blending perfectly.
    Hideko xx

  5. OMG Karen, the deeper green looks amazing with the bright red. Love that technique :)

  6. FABULOUS card Karen!! Love the red & green together and your image is awesome with the brushos! :0)

  7. You are an artist! this is fabulous.
    Faith x

  8. LOVE this artsy image done with red and green brushos, Karen. You'd never know that's the colours you've used. I love how you blended them to get a whole new set of colours. Great work! xx

  9. Gorgeous card! Love the artsy look. Great to see you in the ATSM gallery. Hope you will join us again soon!

    Paint Paper Scissors

  10. Love the movement in that fabulous image Karen - a stunning card.

  11. What a fun creative card Karen - love how you used the Brushos.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.

  12. Wonderfully artsy and a fabulous technique. A real Wow card, which I love x.


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