Sunday, April 19, 2015

CAS Watercolor for The Paper Players

Happy Sunday, everyone! I love Sundays, especially this one, because my sweet DD and I are going to a bead show today! Yes, just another one of my crafty addictions. I barely have time to make jewelry any more, yet I have enough beads to wrap around the globe once or twice! I really love our time together at the show, and we'll be sure to come up with a few creations afterwards. Any other beaders out there?

Today at The Paper Players, the amazing Nance Leedy is our hostess, and she has chosen Clean and Simple Watercolor for the theme of our challenge. I love to watercolor! I must admit though, I was stumped for a while as to how to do it on a clean and simple creation. I roamed the web for a while for inspiration and an idea was born.

First of all, a big shout out to my wonderful and witty friend, Darnell Knauss of djkardkreations. On her most recent NBUS challenge, I was the fortunate recipient of a gift card to Simon Says Stamp, which was burning a hole in my pocket - day one! With it I got this beautiful Butterflies stamp set and matching dies. Thanks, Darnell! Mwah! 

Now, about my card... I found this amazing video tutorial on how to do Watercolor Stamping with a buttefly stamp. I used my new stamp set with some Mini Distress Inks. I inked the butterfly stamp with Antique Linen Distress Ink, just on the edges. I stamped it on to watercolor card stock to create a border, then I proceeded in my attempt to color it in. The first two tries ended up in the trash, but I hope this one is a bit more acceptable. It looks better from far away, lol! 

Butterfly completed, I went in search of a layout. The one at Freshly Made Sketches was perfect, and also perfect for a CAS creation. Though I used some patterned paper in the background, I hope the center panel has enough white space to keep it 'clean'. Along the left side of the panel, I used a marker and a piercing template to give the illusion of piercing.

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Butterflies (SSS)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Basic Gray (SU)
Patterned Paper: Harmony (Authentique)
Ink Pads: Black Soot, Antique Linen, Peacock Feathers, & Scattered Straw Distress Inks (Tim Holtz)
Markers: Tuxedo Black Dual Marker (Memento) ps: everyone needs one of these :)
Tools: Essentials Piercing Pack (SU)
Accesories: Watercolor Distress Cardstock & Artist Brushes (Ranger)

We can't wait to see what you create for this challenge at The Paper Players!  Please visit the rest of the Design Team, too! 


Nance Leedy said...

Sandy! I love everything about this...the colors, the butterflies, the gorgeous background paper, the faux piercing, it's all fabulous. Your watercolored butterfly is stunning--gorgeous blend of colors. You nailed it. Hope you're getting great beads today! I'm a beader too--well, when I'm not stamping LOL. ((Hugs))

Darnell said...

You're very welcome, Sandy! I love what you've done with the new goodies! Your watercolored butterfly looks positively dreamy! Thank you for the links; I'll go check them out!!

I have to tell you when I first started reading your post, I thought you said you were going to a bread show and I got all becited, haha!! I'm sure you had a wonderful time with your daughter at the BEAD show!! Hugs, Darnell

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous, Sandy....and that butterfly paper is a perfect accompaniment! Love it!

Karren said...

Beautiful card, Sandy! Your butterfly is just gorgeous and I love the CAS layout.

laurie said...

That butterfly is so pretty! I love that butterfly background,too. Such a fun note card!

Debbie Mageed said...

Uh oh! I am so glad I came back to your blog because it looks like my first message didn't go through! This card is stunning! Wow!!! Your technique is perfect and thank you for giving the link to the tutorial.

Kim S said...

Your butterfly is truly stunning - it's a gorgeous mix of colors. And I love that you went in a different direction than so many of the rest of us did with this sketch by putting the image in the small panel - great look! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, I adore this card! It is just gorgeous! The beautiful mix of colors on the butterfly are stunning! I just love it! XX

Jaydee said...

Sandy, firstly... what fun.... a bed show with your DD - what a great way to spend time together.

I LOVE your butterfly. It is soft and whimsical and I am totally in love with it. Thank you for the links, too!


Ann Schach said...

Clean and beautiful, Sandy! I LOVE the way you watercolored the butterfly!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I love the watercoloured butterfly Sandy - it's a masterpiece! I've never seen anything like this before and now I'm hunting through my stamp collection to find something I can try with it! I love the background paper too...and the fact, I love everything about this card!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Gorgeous Sandy! I love how the butterfly just pops off your card. You really rocked the challenge. :)