Monday, September 16, 2019

CAS Watercolour Reminder - Complementary Colors

Hello friends.  Just a friendly reminder that you have until the 24th to play along with this months challenge at CAS Watercolour.

We are looking for COMPLEMENTARY COLORS and here is the color wheel if you need the visual:

I liked using the BLUE and ORANGE so much at the beginning of the challenge, that I decided to use those same colors again.  (NOT lazy, just really like the 2 colors together!!)

I used The Greetery's Botanicuts: Sunflower dies to come up with this card:

I die cut the Sunflowers from TH watercolor cardstock and then water colored them with several different orange and blue inks that I smooshed onto an acrylic block and then picked up the color with an Aqua Painter brush.  Here's a closer up for you:

 There are 3 layers to the actual flower and 2 layers to the center.  I used a label die to cut out an opening on my top panel and then used the same die to cut a piece of vellum that I then embossed with an older SU! embossing folder.  I inlaid the vellum to the top panel and then attached both to my white card base.  I attached the Sunflower to the lower corner and added a sentiment strip (SSS Tiny Words) that I embossed in white on a thin strip of Night of Navy cardstock.  Easy peasy!!

Lots more inspiration from the DT and our special GD Anita to get you started, so check it all out right HERE and then play along with us.  The challenge is open till the 24th, so join in the FUN...we'd love to see you in the gallery!! 

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


  1. I really like the frame you have used here Marcia, the embossed background makes your colourful flower pop off the front!

  2. Such a pretty sunflower, Marcia! The framed embossed vellum adds a dreamy look like the fog burning off to reveal the bright sunflower!

  3. I like the pop of color from your pretty bloom. Wonderful card Marcia!

  4. Gorgeous combo of Orange and blue and such a perfect CAS Card:)

  5. very pretty and very elegant looking.
    xx Karen

  6. Love the orange with the deep blue, Marcia. Really beautiful layered flower that looks lovely over your embossed background. xx

  7. Great dimension and a clever use of the complementary colour combination. A fabulous CAS card x.

  8. Beautiful colors my friend. What a lovely CAS card.

  9. Wow! This is a statement card with that beautiful sunflower and the navy blue accent... Love it!


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