Friday, September 1, 2017

Pink Wash for CAS Mix Up

Hi, ya'll.

It's time for a new challenge at CAS Mix Up
and this month, I'm the host.

First, here's my card.
and here's the challenge

My card uses stamping, watercolor wash, heat embossing with emboss resist technique.

I used a stamp that my dear friend Nance (Soul Stampin') gave me for my birthday.
Thanks again, Nance!

I stamped it on a piece of mixed media paper cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
with white pigment ink and heat embossed it.

The embossing helps to hold the watercolor inside the design.
This stamp is perfect for that because the frame is a part of the stamp.

I wet the design area so there was a good sheen but not puddles
and dropped watercolor onto it. Using an Aqua Painter, I spread 
the color then dropped more color onto the center of the flowers.

For my color I used Seedless Preserves ink applied to my palette with
a little water dropped onto it.

Easy and fun!

There are videos on the challenge site.  I found them to be very helpful!

Our very talented Design team is joined by Cathy R. this month
as our Guest Designer.
Be sure to check out their creations too.  They are bound to inspire you!

I hope you'll join us at
CAS Mix Up.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Blossoming (Stamplorations)
Ink:  Whisper White (SU), Seedless Preserves (DI)   
Paper:  Mixed Media (S), Neena
Other:  White EP (SU), Aqua Painter (SU)


Julia Aston said...

Your white embossed image looks beautiful with the watercoloring of the blooms Bonnie! I love the way you can make darker and lighter colors by adding more water or color - a lovely thank you card! Julia xx

Loll said...

Beautiful stamp that you got for your birthday!! And I love it done with the emboss resist watercolouring technique. Such a fun and easy way to add colour. Love the way you've added some shading to your flowers, Bonnie. xx

Daffodil Cards said...

How very elegant and beautiful.

nancy littrell said...

I love the simplicity of your heat embossed and watercolored flower CAS design, Bonnie. Simple, yet so beautiful with wonderful texture from your heat embossed images. Love the font on you sentiment too. TFS and hosting a fun and creative challenge my friend. Hugs..

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous, Bonnie!

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, love the image and this resist technique is perfect for watercolouring, thank you for having me as a guest once again, Cathy x

Papercraft Boutique said...

This card is so CAS and pretty, Bonnie! I love the combination of the white embossing and the shades of the distress ink.
Thank you for hosting the challenge! I've been looking forward to it! :-) Hideko

JosieD said...

Beautiful card! Love your water coloring -- has richness and depth. And I am a fan of "think pink"...

Brenda in IN said...

I love the wash you did and that's a great stamp. I like the idea of having the frame as part of the stamp. The sentiment stamp is very cool.

JoAnn said...

This is so pretty. Love the white embossing and watercoloring. You do such a good job with watercoloring.

Susan said...

Great idea to do a watercolour wash over an emboss resist. Love the varying intensity in the pretty shade of pink.

Christine Alexander said...

the watercolour wash over the emboss resist is so pretty. great birthday gift :)

Darnell said...

You've chosen a beautiful image for your pretty pink wash, Bon-Bon! This is gorgeous!! Hope you are enjoying Labor Day weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Mac Mable said...

So pretty and such a great effect and love that the stamp has edges to keep the colour in x

Ina G said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie. Love those little STAMPloration stamps. Make such a lovely cas card. Great choice of colour!

Maxine D said...

What a gorgeous card Bonnie - love your colour and thanks for saying how you applied it.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Your card is so beautiful, Bonnie. Flowers look staggering. I love their delicate color. Very feminine card.

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful stamp and it works perfectly with the emboss resist technique! Such a lovely color palette too, Bonnie!
Thanks so much for letting me know that my card qualifies for both challenge :)

Bobby said...

Great technique to use with that lovely floral stamp, Bonnie.