Tuesday, October 9, 2018

October CAS Watercolor Challenge

Hello there blog friends! CAS Watercolor Challenge is celebrating their 2nd birthday, and as always, I am excited to play along! For the October challenge, they have chosen a beautiful autumn color palette for us...and here is my take ~

I wanted to watercolor a flower, so I chose this lovely Gerbera Daisy from Winnie & Walter using my brand new liquid watercolors. I also painted a strip of dark green on the left with Glimmer Metallic Ink, and added a touch of Wink of Stella to the center of the bloom...here is a close-up ~

It's a little difficult to see the sparkle on screen, but I love the effect of all the shimmer and flecks of gold in the green metallic ink on the border. I mixed it with a little water and brushed it on...yummy! I'll be adding more colors to my collection asap.

Check out THIS VIDEO by Jen McGuire using the Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Inks. 

Happy 2nd Birthday to Loll, Bonnie and their amazing DT at the CAS Watercolor Challenge! 

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Addies Garden
Dies: Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Addies Garden; SSS - Painted Hugs Wafer Die
Ink: Pinkfresh Studio - Liquid Watercolors (flower, stem, leaf); Hero Arts - Glimmer Metallic Inks; Versafine - Onyx Black Ink
Misc: Hero Arts - Clear Embossing Powder; Lucy's Things - Diamond Sequins; Wink of Stella - Clear Shimmer Pen 


Loll said...

So pretty!! Love your beautiful blossom with autumn colours, Barb! Liquid colours is fun to watercolour with! Great sparkled for the green and gold strip on the side and center of your flower. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

Cat Craig said...

Such a lovely card Barb; your daisy is colored in a lovely shade. The bit of glimmer on the side really adds a nice touch.

Anita in France said...

Bold, vibrant and deliciously bright, Barb ... the sparkly edging adds such richness to this gorgeous bloom! I'm catching up and have been enjoying all your recent cards ... all as wonderful as ever ... I was especially taken by the bird! Hugs, Anita :)

Christine Alexander said...

Fun flower, I love the artsy stem and leaf and the sparkle on the leaves.

Cindy C. said...

Love the sunny colors on the bloom!!

I Card Everyone said...

Barb, I'm so happy to see this sweet little daisy from W&W! I also have it in my LARGE collection of supplies that haven't had as much love as they deserve.
Such a darling card, for a very wonderful group of gals!

lostinpaper said...

Definitely bright and beautiful and so far I am telling myself that I do not need any liquid inks... I am not sure that this is working though and I gotta say that you haven't helped lol.

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb such a prettty watercolour bloom! Somcurious about liquid watercolours!

Joyce said...

Love your beautifully colored flower.

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful fall flower, Barb! Love the added sparkle and dimension! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

Brenda said...

I so love Gerber Daisies and I am loving this card! You have watercolored it so beautifully, love that big hugs sentiment as well. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining CAS Watercolour for the month of Oct! Hugs, Brenda