Sunday, 24 September 2017

Watercolour Wash......

After more than several attempts, this is today's card.....
I am a techniques girl and love to learn new ones.
One of my favourite challenges to do this is...
CAS Mix Up - this months challenge is Watercolour Wash.
Very new to me.....
They always have great inspiration from their talented design team 
and videos links to inspire you further.

I started with masking and a watercolour wash using a few colours
from Kuretake Gansai Tambi water colours.
The flowers have been stamped in black ink and 
the bottom half in grey ink with white ink on top.
Not CAS enough so I over-stamped and heat embossed in white.
This gave me a fun shadow effect.
I die cut the rectangles and popped some up onto foam tape at different levels.
 The sentiment has been stamped with grey ink also.
I loved the challenge to push me into trying watercolour washes, 
instead of blending inks, brusho's or sprays.
Spotlight it so I will be popping my card over there too.
The lovely Darnell has started her NBUS Challenge today #12. 
I have never used this old flower stamp before, 
so I shall popping my card into the challenge....
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would like to enter......
CAS Mix Up -  Watercolour Wash.
Watercoluring using Kuretake Gansai Tambi water colours for the watercolour wash.
The flowers and sentiment have been stamped and my choice is die cutting of the rectangles.
The product I have used form the store is Kuretake Gansai Tambi glorious water colours. Versamark ink pad and Altenew Mini Cube inks-rocks collection
Darnell - NBUS Challenge #12.  - Anything goes using never before used schtuff






42 comments:

Sylvia said...

Beautiful creation,Mac.Love the great design.

Gr,Sylvia

Heidi Stamps said...

I think it would have been quite beautiful if you left it alone, but I really do love the mosaic look you came up with! Very pretty color choice, too.

nancy littrell said...

Very creative dimensional stamped and watercolour washed CAS design, Mac. I am with you...I rarely do watercolour washes, so had to look at videos and practice with different watercolour inks and paints, which I like doing. Yep, I am a technique junkie too my friend. So glad you were able to join us at CAS Mix Up with your beautiful watercolour wash CAS design. Hugs

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning Mac, beautifully designed and coloured, looks a bit complicated to do, but I love it Kate x

Cara said...

Ooh fab looking card. Love the dimension you included in it x

Anita in France said...

Wow, this is fabulous, Mac ... dimensional, colourful and brilliantly creative! A gorgeous image, wonderfully showcased! Hugs, Anita :)

pam said...

Stunning design you have created Mac, love the colours.
Pam x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

A beautiful card, distinguishing some elements. You did it in a great way. Raising the individual elements of cards at different heights intensified highlight effect certain parts of the card. I also love this shade effect, sometimes such cases are very desirable. It looks really amazing .. And silver stamping ... it all makes the card look wonderful.
BożenA xoxo

KandA said...

Fabulous card and I love the cut rectangles design xx

Liz said...

Fabulous card, such a super design. I love how you've coloured only part of the image - really effective. xx

Bonnie said...

This is so clever and creative, Mac! I love how you've cut the flowers in different size rectangles and popped them up! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Mia said...

Fabulous card, Mac. I love the pretty colours and the design. Kisses, my friend.

Greta said...

You are always so creative, Mac--wozer, this is a stunner!

Loll said...

Very creative and unique to double heat emboss the image Mac. And I love the way you split the panels and popped up some of them to add levels of dimension. Very artsy!! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Susan said...

Love all the different panels - what a great design! And also love the white embossing powder over the black ink - such a neat effect. Thanks for joining us again at CAS Mix Up!

aussie aNNie said...

Loving this and love your result. It's great to play with different techniques, so many out there to discover.xx [aNNie]

Jenny said...

Love the puzzle piece panels in your design and those warm colours... great take on the spotlight technique :)
Thanks for playing along with our challenge this month at Seven Hills Crafts x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Mac, this is just brilliant! I am always so amazed with the creative design ideas that you come up with. The layering of these panels all from one image is just fascinating, my eye flows effortlessly around your card, like a 3d art piece you would see in a museum or gallery! You have mad skills my friend! hugs :)

Gemma said...

Beautiful! Love the spotlight panels, the colours are very pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Seven Hills Crafts competition this month.

Daffodil Cards said...

I LOVE how you experiment and come up with such fabulous creations, this are wonderful, love the layers and colours.
Faith
x

Ina G said...

Love the effect you got with the over stamping M. How cool to have that stamping popped in different heights. Clever you! Such a fabulous finish.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Amazing creation!

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful creative design with your layering of the panels Mac! the overstamping on the blooms looks lovely! thanks for sharing with us at the CAS Mix Up! Julia xx

Darnell said...

I'm gobsmacked by this design, Max! The layout is intriguing and spectacular and your sunset wash is divine behind those amazing blooms!! Thank you so much playing in NBUS #12!! Hugs, Darnell

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Such a beautiful card Mac. I've only tried something like this once before and it's way more complicated than it looks. You've done a wonderful job here, as always and I love it! Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Maxine D said...

Wow!!!! This is amazing Mac - love how you have stamped, overstamped and then embossed too, then taken it up another level by cutting and raising part of it. I am in awe of your work.
Blessings
Maxine

Stella said...

Mac I am always happy when i visit you. And today you made jaw drop. In fact it hit the floor LOL!
It might have taken an while and a few attempts but the result is fabulous. I love the samping and watercolouring. Your designg with raised parts looks gorgeous!
XX

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so intriguing (and of course beautiful), Mac! White embossing over the black stamping creates a very interesting shadow effect, the different levels of raised panels give a unique dimension to the image, and some parts of the image go beyond the panels. I LOVE this well-thought and creative design! Thank you for sharing the card-making process. Hideko

Ros Crawford said...

What an amazing design and you wash is fabulous!! Wonderful card Mac ... Hope you are well..

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful card!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love the design Mac! Serendipitous stamping too, I love the ghosting look too! Thank you so much for visiting my blog whilst I was away! It was lovely to come home and read all the sweet comments!Have a wonderful day my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Diane said...

What a gorgeous design and colors Mable. Love the technique.

Hugs Diane

Patti said...

Your cards usually make me say "WOW" this is delightful!! I love the water color wash and the way you popped portions up I LOVE that only parts of your image are colored!! Brilliant my friend!

Patti

Verna Angerhofer said...

It's a wonderful design and gorgeous colors too.

Viv said...

Such a clever card Mac and technique too, must give it a try sometime ;) Viv xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card! Love the beautiful water color washed background and the pretty flowers! Gorgeous!

Jeanne H said...

Such a super design you have made on this card. I love the way you combined techniques. tfs

Margik said...

Wonderful design, Mac! Soooooooo creative as usual.
Mar :)

Mrs A. said...

I'm amazed at the design on this card. I love the technique you have used. You have come up with a very unique card. Hugs Mrs A.

Christine Alexander said...

supper cool layout love the watercolours :)

Dortesjs said...

awww awsome, love this card. I will put a link to my blog to follow you closer. Have a great day.

xx Dorte in Denmark

Linby said...

This is one of my fav stamps and I love how you used it - so effective.