Saturday, 2 September 2017

You're out of this world!


Hi everyone, I was so excited when Bonnie recently invited me to be a guest designer at Cas Mix Up Card Challenge! I love CAS cards and I also love trying different mixed media techniques. The video tutorials Loll and Bonnie linked to the site were a great help too, as this is still a pretty new  technique to me.

The recipe for this month is to use watercolour washes along with stamping and at least one other component or technique. My extra components are distress inking, wet embossing and diecutting.



 I started by applying a wash to some watercolour paper using Kuretake Gansai paints. I didn't stop with one though!
 I added more blues and water and kept the paint moving by tilting the board the paper was taped to. While the flat washes looked ok I actually loved the texture created as the paint pooled and bloomed.
I added a spatter of silver Finetec paint to add a starry effect.

Next I applied some chipped sapphire and black soot distress ink around the edges. A spray of water helped the inks blend in to the watercoloured area.



(Here's a pic of the other half of the panel before distress ink was applied to the edges.)



I stamped one of the Altenew moon images and embossed it with liquid platinum powder. I diecut it with a small circle die, added some grey distress ink and used a mouse pad and shaping tool to add some dimension. It's popped up on a smaller disc of fun foam to keep the 3d look.
The stamped sentiment is embossed with fine detail silver powder and I diecut the Dad from a snippet of silver paper.

It's Father's Day here on Sunday, so I hope he likes his card!

I'm also linking up to the anything goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday,

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and to the make your mark challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More.


Supplies:
Kuretake Gansai and Finetec silver watercolour paint; distress inks; Altenew to the moon stamp; versafine ink and liquid platinum and fine silver embossing powder; Impression Obsession alphabet die.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

19 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Wow!!! Stunning starry sky background for your beautiful moon image and sentiment, Cathy. TFS all your steps for your watercolor wash technique. I loved how you applied Distress Inks around the edge of your main image, which pulled all your mixed media elements together. Your black frame was perfect for your elegant creative card. TFS and Congratulations for being chosen our Guest Designer as the winner of our July Challenge:-) Hugs...

Loll said...

Beautiful card Cathy. That night sky is fantastic! Love the silver moon and sentiment. Your dad is going to love this. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month. xx

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Gorgeous card... he will love it !!! Mxxx

Susan said...

What a stunning sky and moon! Love the rich dark blues of your watercolour wash and the subtle splattering for stars. Your heat embossing and die cut combination for your sentiment is terrific. Thank you for being our Guest Designer this month!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on guest-designing at CAS Mix Up Challenge this month, Cathy! After reading your explanations above, I now know you took a lot of steps to make this stunning night sky and the moon. This card IS out of this world! Thank you so much for your inspiration! Hideko

Brenda in IN said...

The addition of silver paint to your great background is beautiful. Embossing the moon was a terrific idea and really makes it stand out. He will love this card.

Cat Craig said...

Fantastic card, he'll love it.

Julia Aston said...

I love your watercolor wash night sky Cathy! and that moon stamp is so cool! what a great card for your dad - so happy to have you as our Guest DT this month! Julia xx

Mac Mable said...

Amazing colour washing and love the moon too. An eye catching card x

Christine Alexander said...

Absolutely stunning, the moon just glows against the deep blue background.

Darnell said...

Congratulations on the well-deserved Guest Design spot, Cathy! Your card is gorgeous - really out of this world!! Hugs, Darnell

Anita in France said...

Wow, Cathy, what a spectacular card ... love the glow of the moon against that gorgeous rich background! Congratulations on your GD spot with CAS Mix Up! Hugs, Anita :)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

This card is amazing. Just magic !! I love your night sky and this amazing moon.
BożenA xoxo

Pat said...

Your Dad can't fail to love this card Cathy. I adore the depth of colour in the background and the Altenew moon is just perfect, also the sentiment and 'Dad' in silver go beautifully. x

Bonnie said...

Wow! Your watercolor wash background is fantastic, Cathy! Love that moon and the added dimension! Thanks so much for joining our Design team this month at CAS Mix Up!

Susanne Vargas said...

Congrats on the GD spot! You created a stunning night sky and moon!

Melissa Bove said...

Fabulous card! Love the design and that wonderful background! So pretty!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Fantastic card! The background is stunning. Thank you for sharing your card with ATSM!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your win and Guest Designer spot, Cathy! This is such a stunning card! Your watercoloring is beautiful and I love that you embossed the moon in silver...a really striking masculine card!!!