Sunday, April 3, 2016

CAS Mix Up - Challenge #2; SSS Flickr Challenge #42

Hi there ~ I'm playing along again at the April CAS Mix Up Challenge




As you can see, the theme for this month is Stamping, Stenciling and our choice...I chose Watercoloring. Here is my card: 




I created the background with Peerless Watercolors, and used embossing paste for the frond stencil, then embossed the sentiment with Liquid Platinum embossing powder. The gems are actually round Rainstones from PTI, but the reflection from the sunlight caused them to look oval...I'll try to get a better pic tomorrow :)

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I'm also sharing a card I created for the current SSS Flickr Challenge #42, and the theme is "Spring is in the Air". I love a spring wreath on my front door, so that's what inspired my card:



I embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder, and watercolored the flowers and leaves. The wreath is SSS Chisholm Wreath, and the stitched/scalloped border is Mama Elephant's All Prettied Up die. A few gold sequins and a gem, and that's it!

Thank you so much for stopping by, and for leaving such lovely comments for me...I read each and every one, and it truly makes my day!


 








31 comments:

Julia Aston said...

I love your embossing paste frond with your beautiful watercolored background - and your wreath is beautiful!

Loll said...

WOW! Your watercoloured and stencil card is STUNNING!! I LOVE the colours, and the gorgeous stencil you've used. Amazing card Barb!! Thank you for sharing at CAS Mix Up! xx

And your spring wreath is so pretty and delicate. Another amazing card. xx

Betty Keefe said...

oh - love both of the them - especially the watercolored one - you could also enter your spring wreath in LaVon Hall's challenge - https://www.flickr.com/groups/lovehandmadecards/discuss/72157666502019762/

Joyce said...

Two absolutely beautiful cards, Barb. Love the watery softness of your first card and the delicate beauty of your second.

Barb said...

Barb, they are both gorgeous! Love the softness of your watercolor card - such pretty colors! And that spring wreath? Sooo perfect for the SSS Flickr challenge! Love it! Thank you for playing! ♥

Dawn Turley said...

Your cards are just delightful Barb. Love the soft watercolour background on the first one and the fabulous elegance on the second one.

cm said...

Such a pretty background for your stenciled fern (Yayyy for stencils!). Your spring wreath is stunning!
Hugs~c

Lee-Anne said...

Two fabulous designs, Barb! I love the colors you've used on your watercolor card...so soft and dreamy! And your wreath is absolutely gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

Oh, My, Barb, what an awesome card! Love that soft blue background with the white textured fern! Wow! Love that little wreath too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Cat Craig said...

Barb, so glad you are back to it and feeling better. Both cards are stunners, so pretty. I love that white against those blues and aqua's on your first card. The bitty pops of color on your spring wreath made me smile. Lovely.

Karen L K said...

So pretty! That leaf looks great on the watercolor background. The wreath is so delicate & pretty.

jintyoo7 said...

Two exquisite cards - thought the embossing paste fern was vellum on first sight! Beautiful :-)

TK said...

These are two really great cards! Love the frond on that pretty watercolored background, and that beautiful wreath on the second card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb two gorgeous cards! I have never known mixed media card to remain to gorgeous and CAS--well done my friend! Your springtime wreath is beautiful with the gold embossed sentiment!

Nora N. said...

What stunning cards!! I LOVE the first with the soft watercolor and the second is just STUNNING!!

Rosemary said...

what a pretty set of cards, barb... love the wreath on the second one! definitely says "spring"!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Barb ... thanks for my morning swoon!! These are both gorgeous ... lovely soft watercolouring and a stunning sense of dimension on the first ... and that second one is so delicate and pretty ... a wonderful breath of fresh spring air! Hugs, Anita :)

maria f. said...

These are just lovely. That blue BG on the first one reminds me of a summer sky. And I'd love to have that wreath for my door too!

TaeEun said...

Both are so beautiful in different ways! Love the texture of white embossing paste on that gorgeous watercolor background on the first card and the wreath on the second one is soooo pretty!

Greta said...

The effect with the frond stencil is amazing, Barb! Love the background colors, too! I need to make a wreath card as I love them, but tend to forget I can make them for other reasons than Christmas--you've inspired me!

nancy littrell said...

Both your cards are so beautiful Barb. I love every detail of your very different perfectly CAS designs. TFS

Aileen Ryan said...

beautiful cards Barb, talk about contrast. Totally love both of them.

OH Babs said...

Your card for CAS Mix Up is truly beautiful.

JosieD said...

Both cards are so lovely. Beautiful water colored background on the first card and love the frond done with paste. The wreath card is so spring feeling.

cards said...

Both cards are so delicate and pretty. I really like the stencilled one the background is gorgeous.
Heather T

Susanne Vargas said...

This is really stunning! Love the watercolored background, the frond, and the dew drops add the perfect finishing touch! Congrats on winning the CAS Mix Up challenge - well deserved!

Kia said...

Such a gorgeous creation. I love the fern and your textures - beautifully done.Congrats on being the Winner of the CAS Mix-Up Challenge.

Aileen Ryan said...

Just had to come say congrats on your win at CAS Mis Up Challenge. Stunning card, love how you did the leaves. Perfect

Cathy said...

Congrats on your win Barb, your card is stunning, such amazing colours, Cathy x

TK said...

Congratulations! Such a deserved honor, great card!

Bobby said...

Congratulations on your win at CASE Mix-up. It's a beautiful card and deserving of a win.