Tuesday, January 8, 2019

CAS Watercolour & CAS Stencil

I was more than happy to hear about the newest CAS Challenge … this time they are stretching my stash by using [or making] stencils!


I sure hope the CAS girls won't mind if I combine the Stencil Challenge with CAS Watercolour this month...


I botched my bokeh the other day but decided it could NOT be wasted!   I thought a few snowflake shaped bokeh dots would be cute... not so much!  So, while that slow-drying pigment ink was still sticky, I added a bit of sparkle to them by way of glitter embossing powder... here's how my sponging over a water-colored background turned into a pretty winter wonder... at least I hope the girls will think so!  I even made my own stencil!!!

 

Thanks for stopping by... it always makes me...
=]  Michele

22 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

Both cards are lovely! Jo x

designbydonna said...

Beautiful cad. Reinforces the rule-never throw out a disappointment. It can often be repurposed into a wonderful card.

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Michele! LOVE the softness of your watercoloured background. Your DIY snowflake stencil worked perfectly! Love the dimension and sparkle of your embossed snowflakes. The die-cut sentiment is the perfect finish to this lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour and CAS Stencil! xx

Barb Ghig said...

A 'Winter Wonder' for sure, Michele! Your background is amazing...I love how it turned out, and how you created texture with your beautiful snowflakes...hats off for making your own stencil, too! I also love the white polka dots on your die cut sentiment...it's just perfect in every way!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at our very first CAS Stencil Challenge!!!

Marcia HIll said...

YAY for making your own stencil Michele and for re-using your ooops! Your card is beautiful...lovely water colored background, beautiful and sparkly stenciled snowflakes, and wonderful dimension on your die cut sentiment!! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)

Lisa Elton said...

Oh this is marvelous! Your snowflakes are perfectly frosty...something that we might actually see tomorrow ~ ugh...

Christine Alexander said...

So pretty Michelle, your homemade stencil for the snowflake is wonderful against the pale blue watercolour. gorgeous card :)

Sharron said...

So frosty and pretty! Love the soft blue and how cool that your made your own stencil!

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so wintry and pretty, Michele! The way you watercolored the background is perfect for the sentiment, miss you. And it's wonderful that your DIY stenciled snowflakes got a new sparkly life! Textured die-cut sentiment is a cool finishing touch!
Hideko xx

Anita in France said...

Shimmery, frosty and fabulous, Michele ... the soft blue background really makes those delicate snowflakes pop! Love the texture on the die cut sentiment ... so cool! Hugs, Anita :)

~amy~ said...

Oh, this is so pretty!

Jeanne said...

Nope, you didn't botch a thing, Michele! You just created an opportunity to make an even more impressive card or two! Look at these delightful snowflakes. Wowee! Wonderful work! Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs!

Bobby said...

You turned tragedy into triumph, Michele. Maybe your card was meant to be this way in the first place.

Cat Craig said...

What a beautiful card and it looks as if all was intended.

Julia Aston said...

Great save for your pretty card Michele! Your snowflakes looks so 'snowy' against the blue washed background - thanks for sharing with us in the 1st CAS Stencil challenge! Julia xx

Bonnie said...

I LOVE IT, Michele! What beautiful snowflakes on that soft watercolor background! And you've hit two challenges at once! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful light blue Winter background for your gorgeous sparkly stenciled snowflakes, Michele. I love that you made your own stencil. I need to do that more ofter. TFS and joining us at CAS Stencil Card Challenge. Hugs..Nancy

P.S. Beautiful way to save and use your what was suppose to be Bokeh snowflakes:-)

Patti said...

Hi Michele : )

I'm loving this beautiful card! you can't even make "botched" it isn't in your creative power to botch anything! It just became a possibility for this beauty instead!!

Linda Callahan said...

Wintry and wonderful! Not a mistake in sight......a fresh layer of snow makes everything beautiful....:)

My Paper Epiphany said...

Great save and beautiful result! Thanks for sharing at the CAS Watercolour Challenge:)

Karen D. said...

Love your results mf...and of course love the blue, so soft like gentle snowflakes falling.
We don't have much snow here but it is so damp and cold...brrr.
Hope you are staying warm.
Thanks for joining us at the CAS Watercolour Challenge.
:) xxKaren

Linda said...

This is beautiful .... those snowflakes look so delicate. Thank you for joining us on the CAS Stencil challenge xx