Thursday, January 13, 2022

CAS Mix Up - Loose Watercoloring

 Hello friends.  I have a birthday card to share today.  I made this card using the loose watercoloring challenge at CAS Mix Up Card Challenge.


I watched several of the linked videos on loose watercoloring before making my card.  I stamped the flower and leaves from Reverse Confetti Peony stamp set in Versamark ink on watercolor paper and embossed them with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I then brushed the images with water and applied Gansai Tambi watercolors in a rose red and green.   It was fun to watch the watercolors spread over the stamped images.  I did it loosely so some colors got outside of the embossed edges,  I then die cut them with the matching dies.  I mounted the flower with foam tape to the card front and glued the leaves under the edges.  I then stamped the sentiment from Just Rite Large Fancy Sentiments.  It really is a CAS card - I have a hard time not using layers and embossing, but I like the final result.  I will definitely be doing more of the loose watercoloring technique.

 I will also link to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge - I used the center row down (birthday, CAS, sparkle).  The gold embossing sparkles.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,


  1. This is just gorgeous, JoAnn! Anyone would be delighted to receive this beautiful birthday flower! I haven't had my GT watercolors out in ages, so thank you for the nudge! Happy New Year! Hugs, Darnell

  2. I love the way the color flowed and moved in this beautiful flower, JoAnn! A beautiful birthday card! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  3. JoAnn, Lovely CAS design and great take on the middle row down. Thank you for playing along with us this week challenge.

  4. Your loose watercolouring is fantastic JoAnn!! I love the beautiful, bold flower and leaves. It's gorgeous. Leaving all that white space makes the flower the star ... as it should be! :) Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. JoAnn your loose watercolouring is beautiful on that blousy pink rose. Thanks for playing my board over at TicTacToe this week!

  6. Beautiful watercolouring Joanne, Lots of depth of colour! Thanks so much for joining the fun at CAS Mix Up:)


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