Sunday, June 13, 2021

CAS Mix Up June Watercolour Challenge - FLIGHT

Hello friends.  Playing along with the CAS Mix Up Challenge today, and this month technique is WATER COLOR and the theme of FLIGHT.

 

Here is what I came up with:


I used a smooshing on acetate technique to water color my butterfly...this technique makes me feel like I have a little more control over where my color ends up!  I started first by embossing my butterfly image in gold (PFS - Butterflies) and then die cut with the coordinating dies, and then started the smooshing process.  I started with the pink color (Spun Sugar Distress Ink), and then when dry added the Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink color.  


 Here's a close up so you can see my smooshing a bit better.  Before adding my butterfly to my card base, I added a Lace Border Die cut (Concord & 9th) to the left hand side of my card base to add a bit of definition to it, and then finished off with the sentiment which also comes from the PFS Butterflies set, and a few clear gems.  Pretty simple card but I love how it turned out!!

There are some STUNNING cards from the CAS DT to give you more inspiration and you can check it all out right HERE.  This challenge is open till the 24th.

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


12 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful card Marcia. I too always use acetate for smooshing - otherwise the colour never goes where I want it to!
    Thanks so much for joining my 'Flight' challenge at CAS Mix Up.

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  2. You smooshed your butterfly beautifully, Marcia! This is a fabulous card!

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  3. What a beautiful butterfly and what a stunner of a CAS card Marcia x.

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  4. Your speckled butterfly is beautiful Marcia! I haven't done ink smooshing in a long time. You always inspire me.

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  5. You know I've never met a flutterby I didn't love! This is the only instance that smooshing one is allowed!!
    So pretty, Marcia! xx
    =]

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  6. What a great way to add color to your butterfly, Marcia, and that lacy edge is gorgeous.

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  7. Beautiful smooshed butterfly (in OUR fav colours!). Love the lacy border. Beautiful card Marcia! xx

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  8. I love this pretty butterfly, Marcia! Beautiful colors and pattern on him! The lacy die cut makes this card so elegant!

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  9. Beautiful smooshed and die cut butterfly, Marcia. Love your lacy die cut border for added texture and interest. Wonderful sentiment and gems too. The perfect CAS design, my friend. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up. Love and Hugs..Nancy

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  10. Hi Marcia... I'm playing catch up
    I adore your interpretation of Flight... this is a beauty!

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  11. This is beautiful Marcia. The colours of the butterfly look so pretty and I love the white die cut down the edge xx

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