Hi there, blog friends! Once again, I'm playing along with Loll & Bonnie's challenges ~ First up is the CAS Watercolor Challenge and the theme is 'Bird'.
Here is my take on the challenge:
I have several bird dies, but I think this Concord & 9th set works best for watercoloring. I used Peerless watercolors using the same colors, but different 'markings' on each bird. There is a removable border around the branch and birds, which I peeled off to expose the blue watercoloring on the card base. Also, I used gold gems from an old Prima set for the eyes and placed everything onto a white woodgrain panel.
Last month, Loll & Bonnie started a new challenge ~ CAS Christmas and the theme for this month is Ornament!
And, my card...
I had alcohol inks in my stash for years, used them twice and finally gave them away about 3 years ago to a dear friend...then, when I saw all of the gorgeous cards using them in blogland, I bought them again :)
I used 3 shades of blue/teal and once dry, I die cut the ornaments. To create the faux string, I used my Versamark pen to draw a line and embossed them (and the sentiment) with Altenew Rose Gold, which is gorgeous in person! For both cards, I deliberately left off any gems or enamel dots to keep the focus on the birds and ornaments...very clean and very simple!
Stay tuned for the May CAS Christmas Challenge...as the winner of their first challenge, I will be their Guest Designer ~ Woot!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and especially for your lovely comments...I read every one, and appreciate them very much ~ Have a great week!
Stamps: SSS - All My Love (sentiment)
Dies: Concord & 9th - By Your Side; Mama Elephant - XOXO
Ink: Peerless Watercolors
Cardstock: Tim Holtz - Watercolor cardstock; SSS - Woodgrain; MFT - Gold Foil Cardstock
Misc: WOW - Fine Gold E/P; Mama Elephant - Confetti (heart)
Stamps: PTI - Think Big Favorites # 9
Dies: Memory Box - Classic Ornament
Inks: Ranger - Alcohol Inks; Versamark
Cardstock: Tim Holtz - Yupo
Misc: Altenew - Rose Gold E/P; MFT - Gold Foil Cardstock