Thursday, July 5, 2018

July CAS Watercolor Challenge, Muse Card Club


Hello again, blog friends! I'm playing along with a few challenges, so I'm back to share my entries...My first card is for the July CAS Watercolor Challenge, and the theme is 'Splash Watercoloring'.  


I started by watching Loll's Video on the Splash Watercoloring technique, and I was so happy that it looked like an underwater scene. I wanted to keep it CAS, so I added one of my NBUS Mermaids reaching for a sparkly sequin...and that was it - no foliage or schools of fish :)
I am also entering this card in the current CAS on Friday Challenge for the theme 'Watercolor'.

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My 2nd card is for this week's challenge at Muse Card Club, where Anita created this beauty to inspire us: 


I really love Anita's card...to the extent that I actually CASE'd it!


I used the same Distress Inks except I didn't splash it with water and I used a different bloom.No imagination here, guys...but you know what they say...'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery'! 

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies

Card #1:
Stamps: MFT - More Essential Sentiments
Dies: Impression Obsession - Mermaids; MFT - Stitched Tag Corner Rectangle
Ink: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers; Versamark
Misc: Pretty Pink Posh - Clear Sequins, WOW - Super Fine EP

Card #2:
Stamps: Altenew - Wildflower Garden
Ink: Shaded Lilac, Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio; Versafine Onyx Black
Misc: Black Gel Pen

18 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

two lovely cards, Barb - that mermaid is so sweet on her pretty watercoloured background.

Bonnie said...

Two lovely cards, Barb! Love the mermaid reaching for the sequin! The splash technique made a perfect water scene! Love your CASEd card too! Fabulous stamp! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Christine Alexander said...

Barb, beautiful underwater scene with the splash technique and love your mermaid. your case of Anita's card is perfect for a sympathy card. I love your silhouette flower :)

nancy littrell said...

Both your cards are so beautiful, Barb. I love your Splash Watercolor Background...perfect for your mermaid and how clever to have her reaching for a shiny sequin. Love how your sentiment is perfect for your image too. TFS and joining us, my friend at CAS Watercolour. Hugs...

Dawn Turley said...

Two gorgeous cards Barb. I'm going to watch Loll's video as your background is beautiful. Love the CAS look on the second one.

Aileen said...

Barb love both these cards, the mermaid is just beautiful, love the silhouette in the water and the other card with the soft blending with that flower stamp just wonderful.

Marcia HIll said...

Loving your mermaid card with the splash technique background Barb! Your colors are just perfect for the water and the silhouette image of the mermaid reaching for the sequin looks FABULOUS against all that beautiful color!! Your blended colors for your sympathy card are just as pretty too...two lovely, lovely cards!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)

Quillish said...

Aww.. that's flattering really.. Anita would be glad. Lovely card linked at Muse. I loved your splash watercoloring too!

Neets B said...

Wow, I'm super flattered! Thanks so much for loving my card so much and for creating a wonderful version. And I'm loving your mermaid card too, that background is delightful and perfect for this gorgeous theme. Thanks so much for playing along at Muse, Anita xx

Cat Craig said...

Your underwater panel is fantastic, I'll have to check out the technique. Your case of Anita's card for Muse is rockin!

Loll said...

LOVE the gorgeous colours and lots of splashes for your underwater scene Barb. So pretty with the mermaid silhouette reaching for the sequin. Very creative and beautiful. And your second card is gorgeous with the colours you've blended for your center strip. Another beautiful silhouette stamp! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

jintyoo7 said...

Gorgeous cards - LOVE the mermaid and her background :-)

Tracey McNeely said...

Lovely design Barb, pure sweetness! Thank you for joining us at Muse!

Ardyth said...

Ah, man! I'm behind in my commenting, but now I HAVE to stop and watch Loll's technique video too, becuase your card is stunning! As is your Muse card - love the blend! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week, Barb!

Karren said...

Both beautiful cards! I'm going to have to check out this watercolor technique! Your ink-blending on your Muse card is perfect and the silhouette stamping is so rich-looking against the inked panel.

Robyn Oliver said...

Your Muse card is just lovely Barb, Anita's card is a really nice one to case and you've created a beauty

Anita in France said...

Two beauties, Barb ... the splashy ocean is gorgeous ... leaving it simple with the silhouette and single sequin was a perfect design choice! Beautiful blending on your sympathy card ... and such a lovely, delicate bloom ... soft and serene and a delicious CASE! Hugs, Anita :)

foleysfriend said...

Very nice CASE of Anita's Muse card. It's lovely.