Hi there everybody. I have two rather late entries for a couple of challenges which I like to enter every month if I can. Due to my week away and the hot weather which has slowed me down somewhat, I am rather late with these so I have decided to show them both in one post. The first is for the CAS Watercolour Challenge and the techique to use this time is Splash Watercolouring. I have used a 3D embossing folder which I bought a while ago and am only just getting around to using, which is by Sheena Douglass called Trailing Time.
I embossed the folder using a piece of white card and then used this watercolouring technique, a video for which you will find over at the challenge. The colours I used were Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean and Wild Honey Distress Oxide Inks. I did want the blue over the clock face which I managed to do fairly well, and then I added some extra colour over certain areas to strengthen the look using the same inks, i.e pink on the flowers and some honey colour over the bits of clock face, and I mixed the yellow with the blue to make a green shade to add to the leaves. The colours won't look true but I felt it bought out some of the lovely deep embossing. I finished by framing the piece with white card and added the gold embossed sentiment using WOW Metallic Gold Embossing Powder.
The second card is for the CAS Mix Up Challenge which asks us to colour our die cuts, use stamping and a techique of our choice. The die is a little turtle which I got from The Range.
I used the piece of card which was left over after die cutting the frame above and I coloured it with some Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Fossilized Amber and also Salty Ocean Oxide ink using the same watercolouring technique as above. I also decided to make some waves which I heat embossed using WOW Opaque Bright White EP using a Versamark pen. I also did a bit of water bleaching, especially at the bottom which I hope looks a bit like the water's edge. I then die cut the turtle from a piece of white card and backed it with another piece because I wanted the shell without the die cut holes, and actually it has given it a more ridged look. I then coloured it using the Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio plus some Ground Espresso, using a waterbrush. I finished by adding a dark green background layer and added the turtle using some Pinflair Glue Gel for dimension. I then added the sentiment using Adirondack Bottle Ink.
I would like to have entered the CAS Christmas and Darnell's Twofer Challenge as well, but I know that with a busy time coming up I probably won't manage them as they end on Tuesday. Do go take a look and maybe enter yourselves if you have some time over the weekend. Whatever you are doing I hope you have an enjoyable one and I'll see you again soon.