Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Case this Sketch #157 and a little watercolor

I love this week's Case this Sketch challenge!  I knew the minute I saw it what I wanted to do...and it turned out exactly how I envisioned it!  How cool is that....and how often does it really happen!

Using my MISTI, I stamped the sunshine first...then I sponged the clouds with distress ink.  After sponging the clouds, I put the panel back in my MISTI and re-stamped the sunshine to make it a little brighter.  I thought about masking it, but I really wanted a little blue behind the sun, so I decided re-stamping it would work the best.  The sentiment is from Flourishes...and just perfect for this card! I rounded the corners and added a touch of blue by added a small border around the panel before adhering it to the card base.  Another quick and easy card!

This card is one that I made just because I had an idea....and it kind of worked.  I love the tree popped over the sky background...I'm not too happy with the "ground" around the base of the tree.  But...still, kind of a cool card.  I die cut the opening with a SSS stitched rectangle die (using a partial die cutting to make it more of a square).  The tree is a Impression Obsession die cut from brown card stock.  I colored the base card (the background) with distress inks, and then popped the die cut opening over the "sky".  The sentiment is from HA. The "grass" was done with Copic markers.

This card is one I made a while back, but I don't think I every posted it.  I used a background stamp to heat emboss the background  (I think it's HA) on water color paper.  I colored the diamonds with distress markers and then added a little water to make them move across the diamond.  Popped the panel over a blue card base.  The sentiment was heat embossed in white on black card stock.

This last card was one I made after taking the intermediate water color class at Online Cards.  I'm not sure I like the colors (although IRL they are NOT this bright!) It was really a cool class and I did learn a lot.  I think my biggest challenge with water color is that true water color is loose...and free.  I like tight control...not going to happen with water coloring!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit!  Hope you'll come back soon!  Your comments are greatly appreciated! Until next time...

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Ashwini Rao said...

Lovely cards, Susan! Especially liked the one with the tree - but I did like the ground! :D

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love your dreamy sky and cheery bright sun on the first! Your tree and grasses are beautiful and love the frame, great colours and watercolour on the have been busy!
Have a wonderful day and thank you for the sweet visit at my blog :)))

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful cards! I especially love the first one with those pretty inked clouds -- fabulous take on the sketch!

Daffodil Cards said...

GORGEOUS cards, love the colours and cleverness of the designs.

Carol Cel said...

Beautiful cards -- I love the distress watercolor Hero Arts card -- the colors just caught my eye -- oh and the sun and clouds are beautiful with that sentiment -- love them!

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful take on the sketch--the clouds in the background are gorgeous!

Nancy said...

Lovely cards, you better look out I think I could be a stalker for your cards, I love your style!
I did CASE your "Love/heart" card and gave you credit, now I find your sunshine card which is gorgeous.
I too have a Misti, from my daughter this past Christmas, I'm still getting use to it, but do like it and appreciate your sharing your comments about using yours.
Again many thanks

Daffodil Cards said...

What bright and cheery cards, love them.


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