Friday, January 13, 2017

CAS Watercolour Jan. 2017 - Snowflake

Hello friends.  Playing along with the ladies over at the CAS Watercolour Challenge today, where the focus is on Snowflakes.


Having lived in Michigan all my life, I've seen plenty of snowflakes!  I really do love the look of them, and I like the snow when it first falls and is very clean and white, however my love of it ends right about there!  Now making a card with snowflakes...totally different matter!  I hadn't used my Quilted: Winter set (PTI) in quite awhile, and I love the simple lines of the die cut snowflake...made a perfect overlay for my watercoloured background! 

 
I used Deep Blue and Sky Blue Peerless watercolours first, and when that dried, I added just a touch of Cobalt Blue and Purple Brusho's.  I added a little bit of water splattering, and I really like how it looked when I added the white die cut quilt block over it!  I also added a embossed layer using SU!'s Northern Flurry ef onto my card base, and then added the watercolour and die cut layer on top (with a few dimensionals).  My sentiment also came from the Quilted: Winter set.  Here's a closer up view of the watercolouring:


Lots of FABULOUS cards from the DT and in the gallery to inspire you, so if you love watercolouring and snowflakes, then come join the fun!  This challenge is open till the 24th, and you can find all the info you need to play along right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!


8 comments:

  1. A CAS beauty!! You make the best backgrounds Marcia. The embossed snowflake background makes a nice backdrop for your water colored wonder!!

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  2. This is so pretty Marcia. Love your embossed background and the pretty blue to showcase that snowflake.

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  3. Beautiful snowflake and the background looks amazing ! That background sure packs a punch !

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  4. Gorgeous card Marcia. Love how the peerless and brushos work together to create this amazing background for your die-cut snowflake. Great dimension and texture with your dry embossed background. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

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  5. Thanks for your visit to my blog & the lovely comment. Beautiful card here. Love the background.

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  6. What a beautiful watercolor background for this die, Marcia! I love the built up colors of the background and the embossing peeking out from the design! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

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  7. Gorgeous blue behind that wonderful die which has been on my wishlist--love this, Marcia!

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  8. Great method of building layers of colour with the Peerless, followed by some brushos (I must remember to try that!). I love the colour blend you ended up with! And I love that snowflake die - it's perfect to overlay your background. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

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