Saturday 15 January 2022

CAS Mix Up Reminder

Today is the 15th so time for a reminder over at  CAS Mix Up. This month we are using watercolour and Jenny is our host. She wants us to use loose watercolouring.

This time I stamped and heat embossed this little foliage heart and then loosely watercoloured it by dabbing some drops of colour with my Zig pens and then spritzing with water and moving the colour around a bit with a brush.

It was very straightforward and I was quite pleased with the look.

I sent this one to my mother in law who celebrated her 87th birthday on the 8th.

I actually made another as well:

This time I allowed the green from the leaves to bleed out into the background and I finished off with some grey splatters from a paint pen. I didn't use any yellow paint it is just the green watered down, but I did put a light blue wash on the paper after I had masked and stamped the image.

I am loving all the examples of loose watercolouring in the gallery so far. Have you added yours yet?

Here is a little reminder of the rules, but the most important is to remember to keep it CAS. 

You have until 24th to join us and don't forget to visit the blog to get more inspiration and some links to technique videos to help.

I am looking forward to seeing you in the gallery.

I am sharing the first card at:
Happy Little Stampers - January CAS Challenge
Stamplorations - January CAS Challenge
Allsorts #659 - add a heart

Cardstock: Hot pressed watercolour paper; Hunky Dory, adorable scorable coated card
Ink: Zig clean colour real brush pens; 
Stamps: Tonic Studios, Happy Hibiscus; Card 2, Uniko
Dies: Matching die from set; Card 2, Lisa Horton crafts, Lazy Daisy panel

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it. 


crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful cards and stamps love the watercolouring
Carol x

Sarn said...

Two lovely water coloured cards.
Thanks for sharing the first one at Allsorts this week.

Sarn x

Leslie Miller said...

Very nice, Hilary! I think this challenge is the most wonderful thing for encouraging those who thought they couldn't watercolor. I'm loving all the samples. Your two cards today are super pretty!

conil said...

Your mother in law is going to be thrilled with this sweet greeting. The coloring is lovely on both cards.

Bonnie said...

Two gorgeous watercolored cards, Hilary! I love this floral heart and I'm sure your MIL loves it too! Your second card is gorgeous with all the lovely wash!

nancy littrell said...

Two beautiful loosely watercolored floral cards, Hilary. I loved your pretty CAS floral heart loosely watercolored with Zigs. Your 2nd card was so pretty too with the loose watercoloring, splatters and framing. Your MIL is goind to treasure the 1st card for her birthday. Love and Hugs, my friend....Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

Two beautiful cards, wonderful effect with the loose watercolouring ♥

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful designs, love those goreous colours. Have a lovely Sunday. xx

Loll said...

Two beautiful cards using the loose watercolouring technique. Great work, Hilary!! Happy Birthday to your MIL! xx

brenda said...

Your first card is perfect for Allsorts Hilary and so pleased you9 shared with us, thank you. But I have to admit the design of the second draws me.

B x

Catie Cuddles said...

Very sweet heart card.
Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Mervi said...

Both so gorgeous cards Hilary.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

AlisonC said...

The changing colours are part of the fun of watercolouring. Green and pink is one of my favourite combos and I like both of these. x

Linby said...

Two fab cards with this technique and the masking on the second one looks great.

Chrissie said...

Such pretty cards Hilary, the colouring looks awesome, there's just something special in my mind with this technique!
Chrissie x

Linby said...

Back to say "Thank you for joining us at Allsorts challenge too".

Mac Mable said...

The loose water colouring looks fabulous Hilary and what a dainty and pretty card for your Mother in Law x.

papierelle said...

Both cards are beautiful!!! And I also love this technique, because you can give the colors the opportunity and space to spread out and be amazed by the result.

Susan Joyce said...

Love the Loose watercoloured heart Hilary, two very special designs!

I Card Everyone said...

Both really lovely, and loose, Hilary! It's amazing what can happen when we just let go of our need to control every little thing, right?
Happy birthday to your mother-in-law!

Cat Craig said...

Beautifully colored, Hilary.

Linda said...

Two beautiful cards. The little heart design is just adorable ..... I'm sure your MIL loved it xx

Greta said...

Love your cards, Hilary! The Zigs worked great with those images!