How is it the 21st of August already...it was just July! I love the CAS Challenges (Mix Up, Watercolor, Christmas and Stencil). They've introduced me to many new techniques.
For this post, I am showing cards for two of the challenges: CAS Stencil
and CAS Mix UP
I started with the stencil card, I placed a Flower Frenzy stencil on watercolor paper and spritz it with two shades of Heidi Swap sprays teal and green. I mopped up with a paper towel there were lots of splooges all over. The blotting made the sprays lighter. So my first two attempts will be kept for something later. My third attempt I used hot press water color card, and I had a bit better control on the spray. I was able to get a light spray. I love how the colors mixed. I decide to add some clear pearl embossing powder ontop. The spray is very sticky so this worked well. I love the texture and pearl effect this gave off.
My next card is for CAS Mix Up.
I took the messy and sticky paper towel and laid it on more hotpress watercolor paper. After lightly spritzing with water, I put a round stamping block on top of it and the used my fingertips to tamp down on it. I wanted to preserve the dimples from the paper towel in the color transfer.
I didn't get quite the look I wanted, the circle image wasn't clear enough, but the color with the dots intact was perfect. So I diecut a window cardbase to go over the piece. I die cut a daisy added it to the aperture, heat embossed a sentiment on a strip of same the same piece. That too was diecut and placed on the card front.
Both pieces are much more soft than my ususal colors, and I think they are great additions to my stash. Thanks so much for visiting.