CAS Watercolor Challenge August


Hi there.  It’s been a busy summer, a busy year, come to think of it, so I haven’t posted in a long while. I passed by a field of sunflowers yesterday and it inspired me to try this month’s CAS watercolor August- Sunflower challenge a try.  I used #thecraftersworkshop small Sunflower stencil #TCW525S and watercolored through it with Daniel Smith watercolors and then just let the paint and water do its thing. I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out, especially the center. It looks like it took some effort but it was just paint dabbed through the stencil and left to dry. The second one I worked on more (too much) and it shows 🙄 sometimes less definitely is more! Thanks for visiting!!


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CAS Challenge Felt Cork or Canvas

Playing along with the fun at CAS Mix-up Cork, Felt or Canvas.  I got some of Taylored Expressions new wool felt and thought it would be cool to use it with Altenew’s 3-D Rose Flurries dies.  I used double-faced tape to mount the felt stems on paper so they were a little sturdier to work with and mounted everything on top of the #KaisercraftCircleMeshdie which may be my new favorite background texture die. Plus, as an added bonus, is it gives you a cool negative outline you could use as a stencil to shade in with sponged ink. Almost forgot to include some stamping so added in Altenew’s Fill-in alphabet at the bottom. Thanks for looking!



CAS Challenge Watercolor Hearts

Clean and simple cards don’t come naturally to me. I’m all about complicated and over-done! Lol That’s why I like taking part in the CAS Challenges. This month we need to use watercolor and a heart theme.  This card started out as an experiment with #ZigCleanColorrealbrushes and a black heat-embossed image from #catherinescanlondesigns called Framed Succulents.  It came out a little too intense so I thought I’d cut the heart shape and use just a part of it. Thanks for stopping by!


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Dies Only – No Stamps

Here’s my card for the challenge over on the Papertrey Ink blog using only dies. I used the die from the MIM mini: Garden Gild cut in their adhesive Luxe Gold paper and the sentiment die from their Scripted die set cut from glossy black cardstock. I used some inks to add some color and some sequins for some bling. It was a little hard NOT to use stamps at all!

While I had my gold paper out I decided to brush off the Mighty Oak die and try it on a tone on tone look.  It’s pretty cool in person since it looks like it’s embossed instead of adhered to the base. Having the adhesive already on the metallic paper helped keep it neat.  I used the negative as a template to put the pieces in place. Thanks for visiting my blog!