Tuesday, 24 October 2017

SMILE.......

Trying to watercolour ..........
I was experimenting with using a couple of leaf stamps, 
colouring them with several different colours of distress markers 
and then lightly spraying with water before stamping...
 To finish I hi-lighted with a white pen, glossy accents over the 
die cut layered sentiment and  also for the water droplets.
This technique is very new to me......
I shall keep practising because it was fun to do......
Thank goodness for the Misti!

The CAS Watercolour Challenge is celebrating their 1st Birthday....
Happy First Birthday 
and Thank You for the fun and inspirational Challenges.
The theme this month is Fall Leaves.....

Thank you for your continued support and finding time to stop by,
I really do appreciate it.....
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would love to enter.....
The CAS Watercolour Challenge - Fall leaves
Inkspirational - Photo Inspiration - 
The glorious colours of the leaves tumbling out of the basket
Uniko Challenge - Autumn/Fall - without the Halloween twist
Amazing colours of those leaves.....
Stamplorations - CAS Challenge with the optional twist of orange...







41 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

So wonderful Mac! LOVE those leaves, you have made them look so realistic! Great autumnal feel to it! Great job! Have a great day! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Sylvia said...

Really beautiful,Mac.Love the black layered sentiment and the stamps.

Gr,Sylvia.

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning Mac, beautifully designed and coloured card, love the leaves and how they are variegated colours, Kate x

Mrs A. said...

Your leaves are gorgeous. You have jcaptured just the right mix of colours. Hugs Mrs A.

Bonnie said...

You certainly have the knack for this technique, Mac! Your leaves are perfect! I always get too much water. Love the touches of Glossy Accents with these beautiful leaves! Thanks for sharing with us again at CAS Watercolour!

Ros Crawford said...

Looks like sheer perfection to me! The colors are glorious whilst the water droplets add a sort of magic to the whole thing! Love it!

Marina said...

Great effect and I would have never of thought of using the gel pen like that but it looks great,

Susan said...

You're definitely mastering this method of watercolouring - you got a beautiful blend of colours on your leaves. I've never thought of using glossy accents as water droplets - great idea! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

Loll said...

I think you have perfected this technique, Mac!! Your leaves are GORGEOUS. Love the colours and the placement. And your glossy die-cut sentiment really pops and adds dimension. Great work. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

Daffodil Cards said...

SO VERY BEAUTIFUL, love the effect you have achieved on the leaves and the glossy accents have worked their magic, (with your help). Love the card and the sentiment. You inspire me to have a go at stamping!
Faith
x

Margik said...

A really beautiful card, Mac! You created magic with these markers.
The water droplets are such an awesome touch too!
Mar :)

Ina G said...

Great result you achieved with the leaves M. Lovely cas card. Nice water drops - glossy accents just perfect.

aussie aNNie said...

Absolutely first class, love the drops of glossy accent to make the water drops, love this.xxx [aNNie]

Darnell said...

Gasp, Mac! You did an extraordinary job with your watercoloring of the leaves! They look totally real!! Hugs, Darnell

Greta said...

Lovely card, Mac! That is a fun technique I need to do more often--thanks for the inspiration!

Maxine D said...

What lovely leaves Mac, and I love the 'raindrops', and the glossy sentiment - your card made me smile :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Pamellia Johnson said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mac!! I just love your ability to combine mixed media with CAS so successfully! So much interest, colour, texture and work goes into this, and yet it's appears clean and simple. Quite a talent you have my friend! Love the glossy sentiment and the wonderful dew drops, such a gorgeous autumn piece!! sending hugs :)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Awesome leaves and that thick black sentiment - how did you make that??? although at second glance it almost reminded me about a slug crawling over the wet leaves. Sorry...I probably should have kept that thought to myself... ;)

Mac Mable said...

Hi Cornelia....
Thank you for finding time to stop by my blog and leave such kind and generous comments.......And also funny ones....
I don't need to tell you now how I made the sentiment.... as it will forever be know as the 'slug' method x
And now I see it too...who knew xx
Hugs
x

nancy littrell said...

Your watercolored Fall leaves turned out beautifully, Mac. I love your CAS stamping design and use of glossy accents on your die cut Smile and water droplets. TFS and joining us at CAS Watercolor. Hugs

pam said...

Gorgeous colours on those fabulous leaves Mac, what a beautiful CAS card design.
Hugs Pam x

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a beautiful card, fab watercolour stamping and love the addition of the water droplets! Deb xo

Linby said...

Such beautiful colours and those drops are perfectly placed.

Christine Alexander said...

wow, what a perfect take on this technique :). I love the autumn colours and great layout with those water droplets. Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour :)

Cara said...

I love your watercoloured falling leaves, just beautiful x

Karen D. said...

so pretty...love the multicoloured leaves.
xx Karen

Mia said...

I love your new technique, Mac. Beautiful watercolours, pretty leaves! Kisses, my friend.

TK said...

Beautiful! The colors are gorgeous, and I love your accents

Jane said...

Stunningly beautiful leaf colours and beautifully placed on your card. Love it! Thanks for playing at Uniko.

Izzy Scrap said...

Absolutely stunning Mac ! Your leaves look like so real ! You succeeded in obtaining such fall colours ! And I love the water droplets, it's like drops of dew ! I think that you already control very well this technique ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Uniko !

Lindsey said...

Wonderful colours and excellent technique with the leaf stamped images. I love the water droplets - lovely finishing touch x

Anita in France said...

Wow, Mac ... what a stunner, it's beautiful ... seems you've mastered this technique already! This is what our courtyard looks like each day at the moment ... gorgeous leaves strewn across the ground in their array of lovely autumnal colours ... with just a touch of morning dew glinting in the morning sunlight! Hugs, Anita :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful card with beautiful fall leaves!

Juhi said...

Beautiful card. Those leaves are gorgeous! Thank you for joining us for the Stamplorations October CAS card challenge.

Linda said...

This is stunning, great layout and those leaves look amazing. Love the touches of glossy accents too. Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is such a beautiful CAS card, Mac! I watched a Tim Holtz video a few days ago, and he was showing this technique. I thought I should get distress makers and try it. Then I saw your stunning card this morning. I'm even more motivated to get the markers! ;-P
The leaf veins highlighted by white pen are effective, and the water droplets are perfect finishing touches! Hideko xx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

You mixed the watercolor paint well. I love how the colors get mixed up. I also love to add drops on the card, they look like autumn dew. Beautiful effect. Black sentiment so beautifully contrasts with the shining leaves. Great inspiration.
Hugs,
BożenA

Deborah Frings said...

I love your gorgeous autumnal leaves falling down the page! And the gloss on the die cut sentiment is fab. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko this month. Deborah, DT.

Mrs A. said...

Love your glossy smile. I like using distress inks for colouring. Hugs Mrs A.

cm said...

I'm crushing over and smitten with our water-coloured leaves; not only are they absolutely gorgeous, but they're maple leaves, which makes my Canadian heart smile! Stunning card in every way! Thank you for sharing this gem in the Uniko Autumn/Fall/Halloween Challenge, Inkspirational and STAMPlorations CAS galleries!
~carol

Beverley said...

Stunning! Loving the cascade of leaves and the added dew drops are a beautiful touch. Thank you for joining in on the Uniko Challenge and my apologies for my late commenting. Hugs Bev x