Hello friends. The challenge this month at CAS Watercolour
is ANYTHING GOES!
How easy, right? And especially when you have a brand new die to use (thank you for the enabling Loll, Susan, & Bonnie!!)!
Let me just say this card turned out NOTHING like what I was envisioning in my head, but when you're using water color, Brusho's, and salt, why am I even surprised?! BUT, it all ended good and I'm happy with the end results! Take a look:
I fell in LOVE with the Evergreen Window
die (Memory Box) after seeing Loll, Susan, & Bonnie use it, so that was the easy part of my card. Then I envisioned this real soft and pale blue wintry background with just a touch of pink in it. Well obviously that didn't happen!! I wanted to use Brusho's and thought if I used just a tiny bit of the Cobalt Blue, it would come out lighter. WRONG! There is nothing light about Brusho's and I'd forgotten how even just a small amount can be so vibrant once you add the water! I had also added just a grain of crimson in what was the middle of my cardstock panel for that touch of pink that I had envisioned...well same as the blue, even just a grain of Brusho's comes out very vibrant! While everything was still very wet, I also added some salt thinking that the resulting crystals would look like snow. Maybe salt and Brusho's aren't the best combination as you can't see a whole lot of crystal action going on!
It was a good thought, but I think I'll save the salt technique for when I use my regular water colors! My pink that I had envisioned being in the middle of my background ended up at the top of the background because I liked the way the blue looked on the bottom of my panel more than I liked the top part of the panel. So this definitely did not turn out the way I first pictured it in my head, but oh well, I still am happy with the way it turned out! (sentiment is from PTI's Beautiful Berries: Winter
There is still time to play along with this challenge (closes the 24th), so if you have all your Christmas stuff done, check out what Loll and the DT have for inspiration, and then play along right HERE
Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!