Saturday, 2 May 2020

Night Sky- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Wow...where did April go?
I think it just flew away which means hopefully, we will be past this pandemic soon.
Anyways, I hope you are all doing well and a new month means a new challenge at the 

This month our theme is Night Time Sky

This month we are welcoming our guest Tina (treebug)
I hope you get a chance to check out the gallery with all these fabulous cards.

So onto my card details.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  I positioned my Deckle Rectangle mask over my paper panel, then I inked up my acrylic block with some DOX inks, sprayed with a bit of water and pressed onto my paper.  Using a paintbrush, I pulled the colours together and added some in places that the inking had missed.  
After the ink had dried, I put the panel into my Misti and stamped the tree line across the bottom.  I added some white stars using white acrylic paint.  
I die-cut a frame and glued the piece behind that, then I stamped the sentiment and pop dotted it over the inked panel.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
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Stamps- Pine Trees (Impression Obsession); Everyday Sentiments (YNS)
Inks- Distress Oxides (Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch, 
Black Soot); Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Deckle Rectangle Mask (A Colorful Life Designs); white acrylic paint; paintbrush;
Rectangle die; pop dots; Misti (My Sweet Petunia) 


Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card, Karen! Love the night sky and the trees!

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen, lovely scene, fabulous inking and stamping, Kate x x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen, lovely scene, fabulous inking and stamping, Kate x x

Julia Aston said...

A beautiful night sky Karen, with the lighter along the horizon turning darker as the eye goes up - your silhouette trees are standing sentinels in the night!

kiwimeskreations said...

Wow Karen - this is stunning - loving your sky!
Stay safe

Christine Alexander said...

Karen, you must have so many amazing tree line backgrounds. Ever time I see a new one I just want it so much. Beautiful card :)

Bonnie said...

Your starry night sky is perfect, Karen! Love the pretty pine trees against it. You have the best silhouette stamps! We will miss you at CAS, my friend.

Pat said...

Such a gorgeous night sky Karen and I love th IO trees, and the deckle edged mask which you put the colour through frames the piece perfectly. Sorry you are leaving the challenges but know we will see lots more of your wonderful work to give us inspiration. x

Robyn Oliver said...

Brilliant night sky Karen, love those spindly trees with the glow of colour behind... hugs and stay safe Robyn

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful design and lovely creation...x

Loll said...

Beautiful mix of shades of deep blue for your night sky Karen. Love the gorgeous silhouette trees and your sprinkling of falling snow. Thanks so much for all your hard work at CAS Watercolour. I will miss you!! Love, Loll

Annie said...

Your night sky looks so great! Great highlights on the trees making them reflect the starry light from the sky.

Marcia Hill said...

What an incredibly beautiful night sky scene you created Karen! Your water colored background is so pretty and the silhouetted pine trees are the perfect addition! Lovely, lovely card. I will miss working on the CAS teams with you but will still be following you and your wonderful creativity! Take care. :0)

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is breathtaking beautiful with that wonderful night sky. I love this card.

Susan said...

It's a beautiful sky, Karen - love the blend of blues and the tiny white stars. Great framing too.

Diana said...

Wow! That card is so beautiful!!!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Fabulous starry night sky, Karen! Love the various shades of blues. Thank you so much for your inspiration at CAS Watercolour Challenge! You'll be missed!
Hideko xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow Karen! So stunning! I am always so inspired by your cards and will miss having you on the team!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such atmosphere you have achieved with this card Karen, so beautiful.
Keep safe and well.
Faith x

Mac Mable said...

I like how you did the sky with the inks, mask and acrylic block, as it has produced a unique and striking effect on your night sky x.

Kia's Place said...

A beautiful peaceful card you have created Karen. I used trees, but they are not nearly as pretty as the ones you have used here.
I keep hoping this pandemic will end soon, but I think our world has changed forever by this. Stay safe.