Sunday, June 10, 2018

A few more CAS Challenges

Hello again, blog friends ~
I'm back to share a quick post for 2 of my favorite challenges. First up is the CAS Christmas June Challenge, and the theme is Masculine


I love, love, love this Stag Stencil and I think it's perfect for a masculine Christmas card. I inked the stencil with Delicata Gold and added a thin gold foil border before mounting it on a black card base. 
If you are interested, you can buy this and other stencils at Sarah Gray's Folksy Store.

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Next is a card I created for the CAS Watercolor June Challenge for the theme 'Ocean':


I started by creating a wash with Peerless Watercolors in a few shades of blue and aqua. After stamping the fish and seaweed, I colored the mermaid with Copic markers and added a few bubbles with PTI Rainstones. And that was it!

 


Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies
Christmas Card:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Ornamental Style (sentiment)
Stencil: Stag from Sarah Gray's Folksy Shop

Watercolor Card:
Stamps and Dies: MFT - Mermazing, Stitched Rectangle STAX #1
Watercolors: Peerless - Joanne Palette

16 comments:

lostinpaper said...

A golden stag, it's brilliant Barb! Love both your designs, how sweet is that mermaid, you have made her shine!

Bonnie said...

I love this stenciled deer head, Barb! So elegant and rich! The mermaid is adorable and the ocean is cool and beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Christmas and CAS Watercolour!

Cindy C. said...

Great cards Barb!!

Christine Alexander said...

Barb, that's such an awesome stags head, so perfect for a masculine card. Now I've tagged that store and might have to order some stencils in the fall when I'm in the UK.
Such a beautiful image :). thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.

Dawn Turley said...

Two fabulous CAS cards Barb. Love the glimmer on the stag's head. And what an adorable sea scene.

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb these cards are so fantastic! Love the shine on the stag head and your sweet mermaid--love the colours!

Loll said...

Two awesome designs Barb. Love the gold stenciled buck ... perfect for a masculine Christmas card. And your ocean scene with ADORABLE mermaid is so sweet! I forget to use my peerless w/c ... they are such gorgeous colours! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas and CAS Watercolour! xx

Susan said...

You're right - the stag stencil is perfect for a masculine card! Wonderful CAS design. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Christmas!

Karren said...

Wow, that stag is just gorgeous and you've showcased it perfectly! And your little mermaid is adorable and I love the scene you've created for her.

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous golden stag, Barb ... so handsome with the black and the foiled edges ... and so striking! Sweet little mermaid ... your watercolouring is just beautiful ... such a lovely scene! Hugs, Anita :)

Trina P. said...

Two beautiful cards, Barb! The stag stencil is perfect for masculine cards! Love the simplicity and gold/black/white color palette. Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas Masculine challenge. x

Cat Craig said...

Lovely cards - your gold stag is elegant and your sweet lil mermaid is darling.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two fabulous cards, Barb - just love your stenciled stag - so pretty in the gold! I just made a card using a stag diecut but the stencil looks amazing! And what a darling mermaid card - just love how you framed the image!

Joyce said...

Manly and then cute. You truly have all the styles down pat. Love both of these cards.

Karen D. said...

very cute and fun cards....
Thanks so much for joining us and playing along at the CAS Watercolour Challenge.
:) Karen

Papercraft Boutique said...

The stenciled stag is so gorgeous and it's CAS masculine perfection, Barb! I love that you added the thin gold foil border. It's very thin but the effect has a big impact. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome card with us at CAS Christmas!
And the second card is totally different with the adorable mermaid under the sea. Love the way you watercolored and the Copic shading is so pretty! Hideko xx