This is my submission to today's CAS challenge to use scallops, and today's TLC to go back to an old technique, and stamp on Craft paper and then watercolor the image. I tried 2 different ways to do this as it's been a LONG time since I tried it last! I stamped my leaves with White Craft Ink and let dry, then watercolored with inks. For the flower, I embossed in white, then used acrylic white paint, let dry and watercolored over that. The first way is much softer and in many ways prettier, but in the photo, it does not show up at all because the colors came out much richer on the second method, using a few coats to add shading.
I never know how much is too much for CAS... the you always read "it's about the design".... and not the embellishments, so there are NO embellishments on this, and lots of unstamped uncluttered areas, so I hope this qualifies! I am truly trying to get to where I can do CAS and actually like it when I'm done! :)
Thanks for looking and leaving me a comment! Have a great day!
Date: Monday, January 20, 2014 GMT Views: 1177
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 11049
Mon, Jan 20, 2014 @ 11:32 AM
Oh MY...awesome job coloring your pretty flower, and love how you matched the borders with the same color....Beautiful.....TFS..:0)
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.
Registered: January 20, 2010 Location: Brampton, Ontario Posts: 15026
Mon, Jan 20, 2014 @ 12:45 PM
Oh this technique looks wonderful! Thanks so much for describing what you did on your card in detail. I'm going to have to try this soon. As for your card, WOW is all I can say. It is gorgeous! That single blossom makes a huge impact. I love it!
Registered: June 29, 2004 Location: Sugar Land. Texas Posts: 53840
Mon, Jan 20, 2014 @ 1:31 PM
Love this pretty card. I wish whoever dreamed up the idea of CAS would at least tell us how many layers should be involved on those things. I am with you on never knowing to what extent the definition should go.