Wednesday, January 2, 2019

CAS Watercolour January 2019 - WINTER

Hello friends.  Welcome back...I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that you are all ready to start out this new year at CAS Watercolour with a FUN challenge brought to us by Susan:


There hasn't been a lot of snow in my neck of the woods this month and lots of roller coaster temperatures...from freezing cold to the 40's!  I like the 40's better, but for everyone out there who loves the Winter sports, hope you're getting enough snow to ski, skate, sled, build snowmen, etc.  When I was young I loved to ice skate...my wonderful dad even made an ice rink for my brothers and I to skate on one year!  My ankles wouldn't hold me up now, but I sure do have fond memories of skating in my younger years!



I started by water coloring my background with Spun Sugar DI and salt.  I think the salt technique works better with darker colors, but I really had my heart set on a soft pink colored background.  The salt did do it's thing...it's just very hard to see because it's so light!  Here's a closer up photo:


Once my background was dry I added the die cut skates (Gina Marie Designs) and then added a Pierced Feature Frame (PTI) die cut to frame the skates.  It still felt like it needed something, so I added a few die cut snowflakes from MFT that I cut in half and added against the side edges of the frame.  A few sequins finished off my card and I added my "Winter Wishes" sentiment to the inside of the card.

We can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge using WINTER as your theme!  Check out all the FABULOUS cards from the rest of the DT and our special guest this month - Janet...she's going to blow you away with her creativity!!  The challenge is open till the 24th and you can check it all out right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


20 comments:

  1. Beautiful soft pink salted watercolored background, Marcia. Perfect for your die cut skates. I loved how you added the die cut half snowflakes. I thought they were part of your die cut frame, until I read your description. Very clever. TFS your Winter card, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

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  2. Lovely soft pink background - makes me think of all the little girls who are aspiring figure skaters! Beautiful skates with the white and silver! And I love the framing, the snowflakes, and the sequins. A perfect winter card for my choice of the theme this month!

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  3. Love to hear about your fond memories Marcia. What a delightful card, so pretty and with a fabulous design. Beautiful card x.

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  4. This is so pretty and delicate, Marcia! I can see the variation from the salt on your pink background. Very subtle, but very pretty! Love those sweet skates. Reminds me of when I used to skate as a young girl. :) xx

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  5. Wow, what a pretty skates card, Marcia! I love the soft pink salted watercolor background and the white skates with the silver blades! The snowflakes and the sequins are the perfect addition to jazz up the card.
    Happy New Year!
    Hideko xx

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  6. I bought a skate die last year. Haven't used it yet and now I like yours better, Marcia. The laces and silver embossed runners really make them come alive.

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  7. Oh Marcia, the is just beautiful! Love your soft pink background, the silver skate blades and the laces. This is marvelous!

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  8. Gorgeous card! I love the pink background for those stunning skates:)

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  9. Marcia, I love the skates your beautiful laces and that gorgeous pink background.

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  10. That pink, texture-y looking background is so lovely and delicate, Marcia ... and those skates are fabulous ... so detailed with the silver blades and those perfect laces! Brilliant! Hugs, Anita :)

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  11. This is so pretty in pink, Marcia. Beautiful texture. I have a niece who competes in skating and this reminds me of her. x

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  12. Super skate card Marcia, love the soft pink background for you wonderful die cuts

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  13. This is so soft and pretty Marcia! I love this design and products!! I also have many fond memories of ice skating in upstate New York where I grew up!

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  14. Love your ice skates and your soft pink background. Lovely card, Marcia and Happy New Year.

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  15. I LOVE this soft pink background with the snowflakes, Marcia! And those ice skates are fabulous! I love how you've laced them up! I loved ice skating when I was a child. I wouldn't dare try now though!

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  16. What sweet laced up skates Marcia! My sister and I loved to ice skate as kids - and our dad made a rink in our yard some winters too! And then when in middle school - we'd skate at the local rink - skating around the boys and giggling! Love the black soles and silver blades and the pink background is perfect for them! xx

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  17. What a wonderful card and so dreamy with the gorgeous soft painted background...

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  18. such a gorgeous card even down to the skate blades being that shiny silver!! wonderful
    xx Karen

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  19. You certainly achieved a soft pink look for your background. It's so lovely! The white skates and snowflakes framed in white as well makes this card so crisp and fresh. Just beautiful my friend!

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  20. These skates work well against that fairly soft pink background and within the pierced rectangular frame Marcia, and I love the snowflakes and sequins which finish it perfectly. x

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