Thursday, January 2, 2020

CAS Watercolour Jan. 2020 - Cool Colors

Hello friends.  It's a brand new year and welcome to a brand new challenge at CAS Watercolour where Bonnie is our hostess this month and she is looking for cards using COOL COLORS.


I admit I had to look this one up...COOL COLORS are Violet, Blue Violet, Blue, Blue Green, Green, & Yellow Green.  I love blues and violets for Winter scenes, so here's what I came up with:


I started by making my background with the smooshing technique using Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet Distress Inks.  I added a die cut Winter scene (AE) over the smooshed background and then matted to a black layer before adhering to a white card base.


Next I added a die cut snowflake from PTI's Silver White Winters that I cut in half before adding half to the top and half to the bottom of my main image.  My sentiment is also PTI (Winter Hills).

What will you come up with using COOL COLOURS?  Remember to keep your card CAS (You'd be surprised how many we have to disqualify because they are way too busy...CAS means a lot of white space surrounding your main image.  Check out the definition on the side bar HERE if you're uncertain.)  Most of all, have FUN...isn't that why we craft in the first place?!!  Check out all the FABULOUS inspiration from the rest of the DT and our GD Chrissie, and then play along right HERE.  This challenge is open till the 24th.


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


20 comments:

  1. Loving your winters sky smooshed background Marcia. Great card!

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  2. A lovely little cool watercolour scene, Marcia - and I love that you added the snowflake halves, this adds extra gorgeous dimension...a fabulous card, hugs Robyn

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  3. Those are some beautiful cool colors for your deer, Marcia! Such a wonderful winter scene!

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  4. the perfect background for your winter deer Marcia, I love the mix of purples and blues :)

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  5. A beautiful die cut scene Marcia and so pretty in blue and purple. x

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  6. Beautiful background for the lovely winter scene you created Marcia. Love the card.

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  7. Love the cool colours you've used in the background. This is one of my favourite deer scene dies and it looks amazing with your background and black framing. The snowflakes in-behind the edges of the main panel add lots of texture and are oh-so pretty! xx

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  8. You girls are gonna make me jump right back into blue to start this year, aren't you?? lol Although - there are cool greens, too! Right?
    Such a gorgeous scene you've created - love the dimension of the trees, and your gorgeous half-snow-flakes... hey, with the sunshine, we cut about half of our snow today, too! BONUS!
    =]

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  9. wonderful texture added with your pretty die cut snowflakes slipped behind your frame and the die cut deer in the woods scene over your lovely cool color snowy sky Marcia!

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  10. This is a lovely collection of calm and cool Marcia! The scene you've created is just wonderful!

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  11. Gorgeous design! I love the watercolour background and such a clever idea to have the snowflakes behind the panel!

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  12. You are the bestest smoosher in blogland!!I love the colors you used! A+++++ (I wonder why the spell checker took issue with so many of my words in this post. giggles

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  13. Beautiful smooshed background for the deer - just lovely! And great added interest from the two snowflake halves.

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  14. Happy New Year my friend! Beautiful card for the challenge... Loving the smooshing!

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  15. What a gorgeous, cool and frosty background for your fabulous winter scene, Marcia ... the subtle smooshing adds such a delicious sense of depth! Happy 2020, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

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  16. WOW, fabulous card, love the snowflake die cut in half...nice addition to add interest and your background is fabulous for your winter scene!

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  17. beautiful looking scene, love the serenity it evokes.
    xx Karen

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  18. This is lovely Marcia! Love that cool, crisp wintry background with all the white details. A stunning card my friend!

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  19. I always love smooshed backgrounds for the way the colors move and blend. Yours is perfect behind that glorious die cut, Marcia, and the added touch of the split snowflake is unexpected and lovely.

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  20. What a beautiful card and great scene making. The smooshed colours are delicate and pretty and the design of your card looks wonderful x.

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