Saturday, September 8, 2018

September CAS Challenges

Hi there, blog friends ~ Loll and Bonnie have launched their September Challenges, and I'm playing along with 2 of them today. My first card is for the CAS Christmas Challenge and the prompt is 'Wreath' ~



I started by stenciling the English Brick Wall in Grout Gray for a subtle background, then used my favorite SSS Chisholm wreath for my focal point. I die cut it twice and rotated it to add dimension. The birds and bow are part of this die set...I added the sentiment and a few clear sparkly sequins and that was it.

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My 2nd card is for the CAS Watercolor Challenge and the prompt for September is 'Tree'. 



I thought it would be fun to use an old Hero Arts stamp called 'Shari's Tree #2'...I stamped the tree with Archival Jet Black ink then used my Koi watercolors and Gansai Tambi Starry Colors for the tree. I really wanted to keep this card CAS, so I added a sentiment and a few snowy hills, and this card was finished. 

Both challenges end on the 24th, so there is still plenty of time to play along!

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies
Card #1:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Holiday Wishes
Dies: SSS - Chisholm Wreath (includes bow and birds); MFT - Stitched Rectangle STAX
Stencil: MFT - English Brick Wall
MISC: Lucy's Things - Diamond Sequins

Card #2:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Shari's Tree #2; Clearly Besotted Stamps - Ornamental Style
Dies: Mama Elephant - Landscape Trio
Watercolors: Koi Watercolors; Gansai Tambi - Starry Colors (Star)


18 comments:

Loll said...

Two fabulous Christmas cards Barb! Way to build your stash! The white-on-white die-cut wreath is so pretty. I can just slightly see a little of the brick stenciling at the bottom. Very subtle, but adds something special. The red really pops against all that white.

Your tree is adorable! Such a fun and funky tree and so pretty in the sparkling watercolours. Great colours too! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas and CAS Watercolour! xx

lostinpaper said...

Both of your designs are awesome Barb! I do have to say how fabulously fun your Christmas tree is and so sweetly coloured too!

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous cards Barb. YOur wreath with that soft brick background grabs my heart. And who could resist that sweet lil tree as well. Ya rocked it.

Dawn Turley said...

the Queen of CAS reigns!!!! How wonderful these two cards are.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two beauties, Barb! Just love the white twig wreath with the cardinal duo! Shari's tree looks amazing how you watercolored it & I love the layered snowbank!!

Cindy C. said...

Wonderful CAS designs!!

Betty Keefe said...

two wonderful designs, Barb - the wreath is so pretty with the bit of brick wall background and the snowy banks are perfect for your cut little tree!

Bonnie said...

I love the white on white texture with your wreath and the pop of red birds and bows! The subtle stenciling makes a wonderful background too! And that Christmas tree is too sweet! Love the bright coloring inside the "baubles" and the added texture and dimension of the snowy hills! Two beautiful cards, Barb! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Christmas and CAS Watercolour!

Anita in France said...

Your white on white (with a touch of subtle grey!) wreath is so elegant, Barb ... love it with the pops of colour in the cardinals and bow! Deliciously cool, graphic and fun tree ... the gold star shimmers beautifully with those yummy greens! Hugs, Anita :)

I Card Everyone said...

There are few winter scenes more beautiful than Cardinals hopping among snowy branches, Barb … your depiction of that is just stunning! LOve that twiggy wreath!
The window you've made for your modern tree is perfect - as is that glittery star... gold star card, indeed!
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Tracey McNeely said...

Both fabulous cards Barb! Love the white wreath and your watercoloured tree is so modern!

My Paper Epiphany said...

What a gorgeous dotty tree! I love the colours - my fave! Your wreath is also beautiful and CAS:) Thanks so much for sharing at the CAS Watercolour Challenge.

Ros Crawford said...

They are both wonderful!! Thanks so much for playing along at the CAS Watercolour Challenge!

Karren said...

Two gorgeous cards and both so different - the wreath is so elegant with its pops of red and the tree is so modern and fun - love that image!

Susan said...

Two fabulous cards - love them both! Wonderful white on white wreath card with terrific bits of red and just the right amount of sequins! What a great artsy tree and a perfect CAS design! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Christmas and CAS Watercolour!

Jeanne H said...

A true CAS card, the white on white wreath card. Love it and the touches of red make it so special.

Bobby said...

I love the Chisholm wreath too, Barb and thought of using it for my card for the challenge. It looks wonderful doubled up like that. The tree stamp is so mod and fun.

Christine Alexander said...

Both cards are beautiful Barb, I especially love the white on white with the pop of red with the birds. thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas :)