Sunday, September 19, 2021

CAS Mix Up September Watercolor Challenge

Hello friends.  I'm playing along with the ladies over at the CAS Mix Up Challenge where they're looking for WATER COLORING and AUTUMN COLORS.


I have two cards to share with you today because I couldn't decide which one I liked better!!  Let's start with my easy peasy one first...


This technique is SO easy but I love how it looks!  You simply ink up an acrylic block (any shape or size) with your ink cubes, and then spritz with water before pressing (gently) into your cardstock.  I used Red Velvet, Tangerine Twist, & Wild Dandelion inks (Gina K), and I just love the way the colors blended into each other after adding the water.  Here's a closer up:


My red almost looks pink after being watered down a bit and I love how it blends so beautifully into the orange, and then how the orange blends into the yellow!  Once it was dry, I used a leaf stamp (Gina K's Autumn Silhouettes) and black ink to stamp the image, and also stamped the sentiment in the black ink (Gina K's The Best Flowers).  I matted this layer to a piece of black and then adhered both to a piece of white card embossed with a SSS Fall Foliage EF.  A white top folding card base and a bit of black & white bakers twine finished up this simple card that definitely says AUTUMN to me!

My 2nd card uses a MFT image from Fall Friends and a background using Lindy's Magicals.  Take a look...


  I started with a heavy piece of cardstock and used Red Hot Poker Orange and Screamin' Banshee Black Lindy's Magicals and water to create my background and then set it aside to dry.  Next I stamped my MFT image in black and then heat embossed in clear, and then water colored using an Aqua Painter brush and SU! ink pads.  Don't have the die for this sweet little gal sitting on her pumpkin, so had to fussy cut her out.  I used a couple oval dies to create my opening for my background, and also used SU!'s Subtle EF for my top layer.  Here's a close up so you can see the background and my water coloring a bit better:


I think water coloring is a perfect medium for Autumn, and definitely need to do more of it!!  My dad was so talented with water colors, and I so wish he were still around to see what I'm up to now...he would have loved it!!  I finished my card by pop dotting the little girl over the Magicals background, and then added a sentiment from the Fall Friends stamp set that I heat embossed in white on a black strip.  

Lots of BEAUTIFUL cards from the DT if you need more inspiration...you can check it all out and play along right HERE.  This challenge is open till the 24th 

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


12 comments:

  1. Two fabulous Autumn coloured cards Marcia. I LOVE the acrylic block watercolouring and don't think to use that technique often. It looks amazing with your silhouette leaf! And I love your sweet little girl sitting on the pumpkin with the gorgeous colours in the background. No wonder you couldn't decide .. they are both wonderful designs, my friend! xx

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  2. I love the simplicity of the color block with the leaf silhouette against that wonderful leaf embossing, Marcia. Your little girl is so cute and I'm in awe of that 'magical' background.

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  3. Oh, that is a magical background! I remember that little girl from one of our 12 Kits, she's a cutie patootie. Two fabulous fall cards, Marcia!

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  4. Wow! I see why you couldn't choose one, Marcia! Wonderful blending of colors on the first card and so perfect with this leaf! Love, love, love that deep embossed background! The background for this sweet little one perched on the pumpkin is awesome. It makes me think of a shaker without the frustration! Two awesome Fall cards, my friend! Thanks for sharing at CAS Mix Up!

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  5. Marcia, Both look fabulous. I would have a hard time deciding on one over the other.

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  6. Wow!! This is amazing Marcia and oh, so darling. Your water coloring is is stunning! I'd bet that your dad would be quite impressed by your skills. I am! I love how you did the color on the first card as well. Both cards are cleverly done and beautiful.

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  7. Your lil' punkin is so adorable, Marcia - btw I have the dies! I'm so loving the embossed card panel behind that precious little [Aspen?] leaf - such a gorgeous Autumn card!
    =]

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  8. I love the wc background technique on your first card. The inks blended beautifully and the block you used is a nice size for your CAS card. Beautiful embossed background, too. Your little girl on Card #2 is so perfectly fussy cut, you don't need the die. She so pretty sitting against your Lindy's Magicals background! Marcia, thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

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  9. Your Dad would be so proud of your artistic talent Marcia x.
    The dimension with the dry embossing looks fabulous on your first card and shows off the little topper beautifully x. Super adorable second card with the sweetest of little pumpkin girl and extra loving those Magicals x. Both cards are absolutely beautiful Marcia x.

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  10. Two beauties Marcia! Love the embossing on your first card and then the sweet little girl melts my heart...I'm hoping our Dads look down and see all they have missed and are smiling

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  11. Two great cards and techniques for the challenge Marcia, love them both.

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  12. Thank you Marcia for sharing both your beautiful watercolored Autumn colored cards, my friend. I Love the dry embossed background for your watercolored background stamped Autumn leaf. Your 2nd card has a beautiful watercolored Magicals background for your sweet little girl and pumpkin. TFS both your beauties, Marcia. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up. Love and Hugs...Nancy

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