Saturday 16 November 2019

Evergreen- CAS Watercolour Challenge

This month, I have the pleasure of hosting the 

...and you still have time to play!
It is our last challenge for this year as we will be taking some time off before Christmas.

This month we welcome our guest  

Here are my card details.
I began by creating the plaid background.  I picked out a few Copic markers in the same green colour family and simple drew on some lines to create my plaid.  It is really super easy and fun to do.  Even if the lines are not perfectly straight, the plaid still looks great.  You could always use a ruler though if you wanted perfectly straight lines.  
Next, I took a piece of white cardstock and placed it into my Misti.  I positioned the Evergreen stamp up near the top of my paper, coloured with my Tombow markers, sprayed with water and stamped.  I really love the look you can achieve by using this technique.
I stamped the sentiment, splattered the bkg. for interest and added some Nuvo drops to the branches.
I mounted the piece over the plaid card front then onto a plain white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Handlettered Holiday (MFT); Evergreen (Darkroom Door)
Inks- Versafine Clair Noir; Tombow markers; Copic markers
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Mister (TH); Nuvo Drops


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love the plaid background and your card.
Faith x

Pat said...

I love those greens in the plaid and hand drawn by you is absolutely wonderful, and the evergreen branches and large sentiment over the top work beautifully Karen. x

Lin said...

Beautiful, Karen - so welcome in these grey days!

Lori m said...

Karen your watercolor cards are just stunning, this one is just gorgeous, hugs, Lori m

Loll said...

Beautiful card Karen. LOVE the plaid background that you've created. I have not done that and need to give it a try. As always, I love the watercolour spritz technique for your beautiful evergreen branches. Thanks so much for hosting this fun challenge! xx

Christine Alexander said...

wonderful card Karen. I love your plaid background so clever using your copics to create it, and all your winter greenery is stunning :)

Bonnie said...

I am amazed at your plaid, Karen! It's beautiful and amazing that you did it by hand with Copics! The watercolor greenery is gorgeous and the sentiment a perfect font and fit! A wonderful challenge my friend!

Marcia Hill said...

And here I thought your plaid was DSP!! I will definitely have to give it a try! Your evergreens are so pretty and I love the technique you used with the markers and of my favorite techniques too! Lovely, lovely card and FUN challenge this month! :0)

Donna Ellis said...

Karen, you’ve made a fabulous card! I’d love wallpaper like this! Hugs, de

kiwimeskreations said...

Have you been inspired by Ardyth, Karen for your plaids? Loving the plaid background, and the soft lines of the leaves are a great contrast.

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful monochromatic colour, so vibrant and so creative and a stunning card x.