Friday, September 6, 2019

CAS Watercolor Card

I love to play with my watercolors.  I keep hoping I will get better using them.  Somedays I like my results - other days - keep working at it.

I like to do the monthly challenge at CAS Watercolor Challenge because the CAS is always a challenge for me. 

The challenge this month is to use the color wheel and use complementary colors.   I decided to go with the blue - orange colors.  I honestly don't think there is a flower these colors in nature but I do like how it turned out.

This is a stamp set from Stampendous that Michaels carries.  I had looked at it for quite awhile but never purchased it and then I visited my friend Annie and she got it out and I used it.  I had to have it.  I also had received a couple card made with this stamp so the desire was already sitting in my head and Annie pushed it into the shopping card.

I used an inexpensive set of watercolors I bought at Joann's to color the floral image.  I used several shades of orange for the petals and several shades of blue for the center part of the flower.  I added gold onto the center of the flower and in the petals for another depth of color.  I loved the addition of the gold.

I had to also do an envelope to match.  I hope it makes the mail people happy as it goes on its merry way through the system and hopefully the recipient loves the hint of what is inside.  To color the flowers on the envelope, I just put the orange color of a piece of acetate and added some extra water and pressed it over the floral image.  I did color the center and added a little of the gold.

I am also adding it to the challenge at Addicted to Stamps where the challenge this week is Make Your Mark.  I colored with my watercolors. 

I am also adding it to the monthly challenge at The Flower Challenge where the challenge is Anything Goes.  

Thanks for stopping by.  


Bonnie said...

What pretty flowers, Barb! I love them bright and crisp on the card and loose and watery on the envelope! Don't you love it when friends help us shop ;-). Looks like a great purchase to me. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Viv said...

Such a lovely cared here Barb.Love your pretty flowers and how you have coloured them too.Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge';) Viv DT xx

Loll said...

Your daisies are gorgeous Barb! LOVE your watercolouring of blue and orange with a touch of gold. Very cool that you make an envelope to match! I have this same stamp ... it's a keeper! :) Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

K M Meena Herale said...

Beautiful work, Thank you for joining at Addicted to Stamps and More and waiting to see next time.

Meena DT

Susan said...

Maybe they’re not flowers you’d see in real life, but they sure are lovely. Great use of complementary colours. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Christmas.

Susan said...

That last sentence should have said “thanks for joining us at CAS WAtercolour!”.