Sunday, August 11, 2019

CAS Watercolour August Challenge

Hi all! Time for the CAS Watercolour Challenge for the month of August 2019: Colorful Butterflies! I really enjoy the CAS challenges, for beside using the challenge requirements, you also have to leave plenty of white space, keeping it Clean and Simple.
To make the background behind the circle cut out, I used Fluid 100 Watercolor paper and Pigment Sprinkles in blue and greens with a wet on wet technique. My idea was to try and create movement with the background for butterflies to be flying around the circle.

I keep these Pigment Sprinkles in a watercolor pallet and let them dry in between uses. It's easy to reactivate the ink with water and/or add more sprinkles. I wanted to show you the "salt" shaker top of the sprinkles and my pallet.(See bottom left corner) I know it looks messy, but works well and is portable. I often color on my lunch hour at work.
Once I had the semi-dry blue and green water colored paper, I added water droplets and dabbed off with a paper towel. Next, I sprayed Frost White Shimmer Paint mixed with water in a Stampin' Spritzer. It has a really cool pearl shine.
The butterflies were stamped with Versamark on Fluid 100 paper with the Butterfly Gala set, sprinkled with Shimmer Black Embossing Powder and heat set. They have a great sparkle, too, but hard to capture in photos. They were water colored with the Pigment Sprinkles, too using all 6 colors.
I tried to create more movement with the "wind" like stamp from the Leave a Little Sparkle set. I stamped with Memento Black Ink onto the Whisper White card stock.
The sentiment is from the same Butterfly Gala set. White heat embossed onto Basic Black card stock and cut into a nice thin banner.
The inside was stamped with the "friend" sentiment from the Botanical Bliss stamp set and finished with a 3rd water colored butterfly. I wanted a card that could be sent for many occasions and left the inside quite generic.

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  1. Lovely, lovely card Anita!! Your colorful butterflies are SO pretty and I'm loving your blue/green background circle too! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)

  2. Thank you so much for the great comment, Marcia! Very much appreciated♥️

  3. Super, beautiful, colored butterflies, Anita! Love the crystal background and all that feeling of movement too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  4. Thank you so much, Bonnie! I am glad the feeling of movement was translated. I very much enjoy your challenges!

  5. WOW! Gorgeous watercoloured circle aperture, Anita. There is a lot of movement with your watercolouring and drops of water. So pretty with the deep blue card base. Your butterflies are gorgeous and vibrant. They really make an impact on the front of the card, as well as the one on the inside. Great design! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

    1. Thank you, Loll! You always leave the nicest comments and I really appreciate it❤️



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