Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Impression Obsession Maple Branch for CAS Watercolour Challenge Oct. 19

Can you believe another month has rolled around and it is time for the CAS Challenges (Watercolor, Stencil, Christmas & Mix Up) which are usually due on the 24th. I wanted to play along with the watercolor challenge this month. It is also CAS' 3rd birthday!
The theme is Maple Leaf. So here is the challenge - use Maple Leave as an inspiration or image, keep it Clean and Simple and watercolor in some way.
Here is what I came up with using Impression Obsession's Maple Branch red rubber stamp:
I stamped onto Arteza 140 lb. watercolor paper with Scrapbook.com's Black Hybrid Ink. What is Hybrid ink? Why use it for watercoloring?

Here is the description from Scrapbook.com's site:
"Our hybrid ink pads are proudly made in the USA and feature an ergonomic design making it easy to hold; the lid snaps on the base that creates a handle so that it is easy to ink your stamps. They are archival, acid-free and feature a non-fading color ensuring that your stamped images will last for years to come. The ink is non-bleeding, you’ll have perfectly stamped images every time you use it and it’s waterproof when dry, so it’s easy to use with your markers and watercolors."

I ended up buying the whole set of inks once I tried them! Each color comes in a family of 4 and are marked 1 through 4, lightest to darkest. Easy to work with using the numbering system. Again, I like to have all the options available and with a coupon code I had, they were half the price of other sets on the market.

But back to the watercoloring. It was really a simple image that didn't take long to color. I used the Arteza Real Brush Pens in various oranges, greens, browns and a little burgundy and a water brush. I cut the image out with my Jillian Vance's Polka Dot Circle Backdrop Die. Nice selection of sizes with that set.

The sentiment comes from Trinity Stamps Autumn Sentiments Stamp set. This is a 3 X 4 stamp set with lots of unique sentiments. I actually cut apart the sentiment because I felt it fit better stacked than one long sentiment. It cut cleanly and I can simply layered it back together at a later time to use as intended.
The card base is MFT's Tangy Orange card stock cut to an A2 card size. Using my Misti, I stamped Right At Home's Grid Background Stamp with Scrapbook.com's Orange Spice. This is a 6 X 6 Red Rubber stamps that works beautifully. Again, I am always looking for a little something subtle in the background.
Lastly I simply layered the circle to the card base using liquid glue and trimmed of a bit on the top and sides. 
The finishing touch was a few of these Forever Green Confetti circles from Trinity Stamps. Beautiful for Christmas, St. Patty's Day, Spring cards and today an Autumn card!
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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. very pretty Fall card.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CAS Watercolour Challenge.
    :) Karen

  2. I love how you've colored these pretty leaves, Anita! Placing the circle off center adds lots of interest! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

  3. Thank you, Bonnie, you're so sweet to say so!

  4. Gorgoues watercoloured maple leaves, Anita! Love your layout and design which brings the eye to the leaves. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  5. I appreciate your comments and your challenges, Loll! Always fun❤️

  6. This is such a pretty card idea! Thanks for sharing with us at #OMHGWW



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