I actually made 2 cards for each of these challenges...hmm...which shall I chose to enter...
This first card is for the CAS Mix Up challenge and was made using alcohol inks. I used glossy paper and added drops of three different alcohol inks (sailboat blue, sunshine yellow, and citrus). I dropped the ink on one or 2 drops at a time and using the Tim Holtz Air Spritzer tool to spray burst of air at each of the drops. I repeated the process until I was happy with the results. You really get a different look every time you spray air at the alcohol ink. I cut it at an angle and popped it on a card base. Sentiment is from Altenew's Beautiful Quotes set.
This was the second card I made and I wasn't as crazy about it as I was the alcohol ink card. For this card I used the shaving cream technique that Loll talked about with distress ink re-inkers for the background of the card panel. I stamped the flowers from Sweet 'n Sassy - layering them using masks. I added some yellow Copics to the flowers. Of course, I also added a touch of wink of stella for a little shine.
This was actually my second card for the CAS Watercolor challenge, but I like it best. I'm really loving playing with water colors. I think I discover something new every time I try it! I cut a panel larger than I ended up with, and water colored the background. I think I needed a little more blue in the sky...but I'm happy with it. The trees are an older stamp from Flourishes...stamped twice and heat embossed with white. Sentiment is from PTI. Cut the watercolor panel down quite a bit and added a tiny dark blue border behind it, then popped it on a card base that I had embossed with a snow embossing folder.
This was the first card I made for the water color challenge. I water colored the background, and after it was dry, I stamped some tiny snowflakes (from a really old stamp set). I cut snowflakes with dies from MFT from glitter paper and added them on top of the painted panel. Then sentiment is heat embossed with white and is from Flourishes.
This is a card I just thought I'd share since I was posting. LOVE how this turned out! More water coloring (but no snowflakes!) It's kind of all in sepia tones. Sentiment is from PTI.
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