Tuesday, 15 January 2019

CASology Guest Designer


I was so happy to be chosen as a CASology winner in December and to be their Guest designer for this week. Their Cue word for this week is "Cloud".



I struggled a little with this one. I don't have a cloud stamp but I have a die, although that didn't work for me. I then thought watercolour 👍
I decided to pull out some hot press watercolour paper and create my own cloudy sky.


I flooded some watercolour paper with water and touched the water with the paint brush with some blue on it, once I was happy with the colour saturation I let it dry.  To keep the clouds the focus of the image I though a few birds off to one side would be perfect.


I hope you join in with the challenge and I would be so happy if you left me a comment.



Card Recipe
Stamps: Tim Holtz Sentiment, Local King Silhouette Birds
Paper: 110lb white, hot press waterrcolour
Ink: Ranger Archival
Accessories: MFT die
Techniques: watercolouring.

21 comments:

  1. You couldn't have made a better or more realistic sky, Christine. The image with birds on a CAS design is a soothing sight and just the ticket when you need a quiet thinking of you card. Beautiful. Congrats on your guest spot, too!

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  2. Lovely card and the sky is so perfect. I have this die and never used it, thinking it's time I did after seeing your card.x

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  3. I love the way you framed your gorgeous sky! It's great having you guest designing with us this week at CASology!

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  4. Congrats on GD. You watercoloured a beautiful cloudy sky. The birds finished the scene brilliantly. xx

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  5. Beautiful soft cloudy sky with your soaring birds, Christine. A wonderful main image for a thinking of you card. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

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  6. Congrats on being Guest Designer at CAS-ology!! LOVE your cloudy sky with the birds, Christine. Perfect for the cue word. Wonderful CAS design! xx

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  7. Congrats!! And you created the perfect sky here... This is such a lovely card and the little birds are perfect!

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  8. A wonderful CAS card and your sky is perfect for the cue word. x

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  9. Perfect composition, lovely card !

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  10. What a beautiful sky! Because I tend to flood my paper always, I hope to try and achieve this soft look! Congratulations on the being guest designer too!

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  11. Congrats on your GD spot Christine and this fabulous card, the soft watercoloured sky looks amazing and the silhouette birds finish it off perfectly, Cathy x

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  12. Great solution for the cloudy sky! Love it with the black birds flying across it! Congratulations on being the Guest Designer!

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  13. A beautiful cloudy sky, Christine! I love the birds flying just in the corner! Simple and serene and so perfect for a thinking of you card!

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  14. Your cloudy sky is so beautiful, and I like how it is framed, just like I was looking out the window. The birds are a wonderful touch. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at CASology this week.

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  15. Your "cloudy" watercoloring is gorgeous! I really thought it was pattern paper when I first looked at it. So glad you could join as a guest designer this week at CASology - thank you!

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  16. Your sky looks very realistically. Great work with watercolors. Adding silhouettes of birds enlivens the card very much. It's just great inspiration
    Hugs,
    BozenA

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  17. You did such a sensational job with your clouds that it looks like you placed a sky photo behind your opening, Christine! The simple addition of a few silhouette birds was inspired! Congratulations on your CASology GD gig!! Hugs, Darnell

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  18. This is such a wonderful design, Christine! I absolutely love how you framed the serene scene! So peaceful looking!
    Thanks for guesting with us over at CASology! :)

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  19. The clouds you have made look wonderful Christine and the finished piece looks so atmospheric with the sweet silhouette birds and in that pretty MFT frame. x

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  20. Congratulations on the CASology GD spot, Christine! You came up with a wonderful and creative solution without using a stamp or die. The watercolored cloudy sky is beautiful and delicate. The black bird silhouette die-cuts are just perfect with it.
    Hideko xx

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  21. Congrats on your wi and on your Guest DT spot for this challenge! The softness of your cloudy sky is the perfect background for these lovely birds! Such a pretty card, Christine!

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