Let’s try again

Challenge I am entering:
CAS Watercolor: Complimentary Colors

I had so wanted to participate in the CAS Watercolor challenge but I had used pp where it should have been more open space. So this go around I colored the frame with watercolors in purple and added the same shade to the butterfly. Then added gold watercolor to the rest of the butterfly. Cut out the white behind the frame and stamped sentiment in black. Mounted all on the plain goldenrod color cs and that is mounted on white cs base.

It is really funny because when I first starting posting my creations I kind of took offence when so many of you left comments telling me you liked my CAS style. I thought I had gotten tons of layers and embellishments and did not want to be known as CAS. Now, when I am embracing the idea, I am getting too much clutter. I still love the challenges for keeping the creative juices flowing and actually like both versions of this card.

Sun Burst with Color Burst

Challenge to enter
Make My Monday: Shapes

Saw a sunrise the other day where the sky was this pale blue but the horizon went from bright orange to yellow that faded into the blue. This is my interruption of that scene. Started with pale turquoise cs and laid the sunburst stencil then added orange color burst. Sprayed the color with water and then removed the stencil. Cut that into 1″ squares. The edge of the cs lost its blue so I added copic color just on the outside edge plus a yellow for the center. Sentiments were made on the Silhouette. All is glued to a black cs layer and added to white cs base.

Tip: to get the 1″ pieces lined up I used my sticky mat that goes through the Silhouette. I placed them right side up and fussed till they looked straight then place purple tape on top and then removed the pieces held together with the tape. Added glue to the back of the pieces and place them on the black cs then gently removed the purple tape. Still not perfect but sure was easy and quick.

Water color butterfly

Challenge I am entering
Double D: Pick from Image

Fall is in the air but I still am not tired of butterflies yet so decided to us one as my focal image. It was cut on the Silhouette and colored with watercolors and water brush. Scroll frame and tag were also cut on Silhouette. Sentiment was stamped with black ink. Purple pp got splattered with white acrylic paint. All is mounted on Goldenrod colored cs base. I wanted the body of the butterfly to have a raised/rolled effect, so I rolled a piece of masking tape on to its self. Worked great! That let the wings be rolled slightly up and free.

Played with the Sketch Layout

Challenge I am entering:
Just Add Ink: Sketch

The Sketch is in portrait and i flipped it to landscape and cut out the peaks. The pp is two sided and is 4 1/4″x5 1/2″ and attached to the left peak on the inside. Images are stamped in black ink. Ran both sides of the front through dry embossing folder. The inside leaves lots of space to hand write a note. I really like how the dry embossing tied the two ends and center pp all together.

Fall Anniversary

Challenge I am entering
The Paper Players: Sketch

Had a second generation background from the previous project. Added sun, that was cut on white cs and sponged with stencil and ink, fussy cut leaf stamped in black on glossy photo paper that mopped up the leftovers in the previous post, sentiment cut on Silhouette and stamped sentiment that has been popped up. All is mounted on white cs base.