CTS #250 screams for a little water coloring, right? And florals? yes, please. I've decided to use Leigh's Sketch to do a little experimental painting with Distress Oxide inks. However, in place of florals, my 'subject' is a simple, gorgeous pine bough stamp set ... here it is three ways:
Attempt A: stamped in Versafine gray/clear embossed, using a less-watered-down version of Distress Oxides, and an attempt at a loose water colored background, stamping into the very wet ghost-stamping, onto a wet paper, using a smaller pine bough from the set:
my in-house critic thought the top ghost stamping looked like a creepy hand -
decided he was right...
Attempt B: black/clear embossed stamping, with a more spattered background:
Finally, the card you came by for: more CAS, clear embossed stamping... which gives more of a Princess Pine style needle. Because it's Christmas, a little gold wash on the cones, and a very subtle background wash:
Which do you prefer? I'm pretty sure we'll love any subject, or floral you choose for your card!
Now, let's go see Leigh's card, shall we? I'm sure my entire team will have treats in store... at CAS[E] this Sketch!
I'll be sharing this CAS card with Loll and Bonnie at CAS Watercolor December Challenge: Anything Goes!