Saturday, 2 December 2017

CAS Watercolour December Challenge Anything Goes

It's time for a new challenge for CAS Watercolour and for December it's Anything Goes. 
Our Guest Designer for this month is Hideko of Paper Craft Boutique, please head over and say hi and  check out all her wonderful creations along with the rest of the CAS Watercolour design team.

Being way behind on my Christmas cards I thought I would stick with the Christmas theme for this months.
This sweet little pup is from a Hero arts set with a kitten and a puppy.  I used some Daniel Smith Gold grounds on watercolour paper, then stamped the image and coloured with zigs.  The gold grounds give such a warm glow under the zig watercolouring.  I used a white gel pen to colour in toe, heel and cuff of the stocking.

This is a close up of the partially watercoloured image. I'm still playing around with the grounds, I also have the pearlescent white grounds so you may see more in the future.

Thanks for your comments, I love hearing from you and I'm happy to answer any questions you have.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Hero arts Fluffy stockings stamp and die
Paper: Watercolour paper, Cream 110 lb card stock
Ink:  blackRanger archival, Delicata gold
Accessories: Daniel Smith Gold Grounds, Zig Watercolouring Wens
Techniques: Watercolour


nancy littrell said...

Love your sweet pup in a Christmas stocking CAS design, Christine. I am not familiar with gold grounds. Any chance you can enlarge your card photo? I can not see the pups gold glow...aging eyes maybe?!? TFS my friend and Happy Holidays.

Cathy said...

What an adorable image! Such a cute pup, Cathy x

Julia Aston said...

What a sweet image and an interesting technique with the gold base - a beautiful CAS design! Julia xx

Loll said...

Adorable image Christine. So happy that you brought over the gold grounds so I could see them in real life. They do add a beautiful, warm shimmer. xx

Pat said...

What a sweet and fun image Christine and the yellow colour underneath the final colouring does impart a different feel to the finished image and the gold sentiment is the perfect finishing touch. x

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love your dog card series, Christine! :-) This little pup is so adorable! I'm interested to know more about the watercolor paper you used and looking forward to your future projects with the pearlescent white grounds too.
Thank you for your warm welcome! Hideko xx

Susan said...

Such a sweet little pup - makes for a great CAS card! Can't wait to try the gold and pearlescent grounds and see what effect I get.

Bonnie said...

This is adorable, Christine! I love the sweet puppy! I'm looking forward to seeing more with the grounds. That's a new product to me!

Trina P. said...

Aww... this is such a cute card. Beautiful watercoloured pup and stocking. That grounds product is so interesting. Love the card.

Karen Dunbrook said...

totally sweet card....what a delight it would be to receive a puppy in a stocking.
xx Karen

Nstiz said...

This image is just adorable, Christine! He made such a wonderful CAS card! I just had to look up those grounds and what an interesting product! You always use so many interesting products and thanks for sharing with us.

BożenA said...

WOW! Great CAS card! I love the sweet picture. Thank you for your tips on how you did this amazing card.

alexandra s.m. said...

It is absolutely adorable!