Thursday, October 6, 2016

Autumn Watercolor Challenge

There is a new challenge starting up Called CAS Watercolour Challenge
and also a DT call if you are interested.


My friend Dar challenged me to do the challenge,
which I needed as I have no creative mojo right now at all!


Being CAS, it was pretty easy
as I cut a negative maple leaf
and simply used my recently purchased (and never been used 'yet')
Zig Clean Color watercolor marker set.

I used my Zigs and water on water color paper,
then simply placed the negative on top.

A sentiment was embossed with an old EB powder I had on hand
and a tiny orange hemp bow was added.

So pop on over and check out this new challenge
as it is a unique one, being that only water colors will be used!

Entering the following challenges:
CAS Watercolour .... Autumn (x)
Just Us Girls .... Word Week 'Leaves' (x)

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge .... Inspiration Picture (x)

If You Gave A Crafter A Cookie (x)

19 comments:

Darlene said...

ok YOU WIN!!! LOL
This is FABULOUS ... what a great technique ... love that idea! Did you use your die cutting machine for the leaf? I don't have any dies that large but LOVE the look!!!
Thanks for the fun ... we need to do this at least once a week (we could call it the BFF Challenge, lol)

Nancy said...

You girls are so fun! Congratulations on winning...according to Darlene! It's a really beautiful card, Diane! :o)

Anne Temple said...

This is beautiful! Love how you created the leaf.

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful fall card. Love that you could use that negative and that you got to use your new water color markers.

nancy littrell said...

Simply Beautiful Fall watercolored card. Love your maple leaf negative and sweet little bow. TFS

Carole said...

Such a beautiful Autumnal CAS card, Diane! I love the negative maple leaf and your watercolours are spot on! A gorgeous sentiment and bow finish off your card which is just perfect for our challenge.
Thanks for sharing your work at If You Give A Crafter A Cookie Challenge #54. Good luck and hope you'll join us again next time.
Carole x DT (Craftilicious Creations)

*Vicki* said...

Your leaf is so pretty!! I just love the coloring in the opening and such a fabulous sentiment too! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave me a nice comment! :)

Becca Cruger said...

What a gorgeous sentiment to pair with that big ol' leaf. Perfect card for fall!

Loll said...

Fantastic design! Love the watercolour through your maple leaf aperture. And beautiful sentiment to match. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour.

Bonnie said...

Such a wonderful sentiment to put with your gorgeous watercolor leaf, Diane! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

Sharyn Polesel said...

I love your water colored leaf and especially that you used the negative....how creative! Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at If you give a Crafter a Cookie, good luck!!! Amy DT

Ros Crawford said...

Oh it's gorgeous!! That sounds like a fun challenge and I'm definitely going to check it out ... Thanks for the inspiration my friend!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such a creative design Diane. At first look I didn't see the negative, I love how that is deceptive to ones eyes at first. You have to look at the edges to see if it is popped or recessed. Super sentiment too!

Leslie Miller said...

Yay for using your Zigs for the first time! Looks like you blended them together beautifully. The leaf cut out makes a pretty peek into the color, and I love the embossed sentiment. I've told myself I'm going to start using my embossing powders more. What happens to mojo, I wonder? Sometimes I get on a roll and then it just fizzles out. CAS is a good way to get it back, I think.

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

I love my Zigs! You did an incredible job with your watercoloring. The leaf is beautiful!

Jean said...

Great card, loving your technique. Superb sentiment too.

Thanks for joining us over at CRAFT for our Anything Picture Inspiration Challenge. Hope to see you again.
Good luck.
Jean Design Team xx

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! The watercoloring looks amazing!! Gorgeous card!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Deanne Saunders said...

Adorable!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper