Monday, 2 July 2018

Splashed Gears

2018 is flying by!  We're halfway through the year already!  There's a new challenge over at CAS Watercolour for the month of July:


The last time I was at Loll's house, I used one of her new dies and cut it out of mixed media cs.  It was sitting on my desk looking up at me, all boring and plain white, and just seemed to cry out for some splashing.  It was much more appealing once splashed and turned into this card:


I splashed both sections in light colours of Distress Oxide inks, and then splashed the inner section in some darker colours.

I glued the die cut onto the card and added a die cut sentiment on top - I think it will work really well as a masculine birthday card.

Splash watercolouring is a really fun technique and quite addictive.  Head on over to CAS Watercolour where there is a great instructional video by Loll Thompson to get you started and lots of inspiration by the Design Team and this month's Guest Designer, Marcia (Marcia K Designs).  You have until June 24th to link up a card - please be sure to keep your card clean and simple, and use some element created with splash watercolouring.






Supplies:
Ink - Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber, Antique Linen, and Vintage Photo
Paper - mixed media and white cs
Size - 4.75" square
Accessories - Ali Express gears die, Tattered Lace sentiment die



13 comments:

  1. Wonderful splash watercolouring on this interesting die cut, Susan! Great depth of colour. Makes for a very cool masculine card. xx

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  2. OMG..I am so inspired by all the Splashing you created on your background, Susan. So perfect for your die cut gears and an awesome guy card. TFS my friend. Hugs...

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  3. I love this design and wondered what die that is! Love the look of your splashing in my favorite colors. This is such a terrific masculine card. It looks fantastic mounted on your white card base for a nice, rich contrast.

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  4. Fabulous masculine card. Great effect with the fun technique and the die cut sure does looks amazing with those oxides splashed onto it x.

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  5. I think this will work perfectly for a masculine birthday card, Susan! What wonderful texture you've achieved with the splashing. It looks like metal which is a perfect look for these gears! Fabulous!

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  6. Susan what incredible splash colours and I love that gear die (gotta have it :))

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  7. Excellent choice of colours Susan. The neutral colours are perfect for a masculine card and for the gear frame. It's so cool! Great splashing! xx

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  8. I absolutely love these colours and the dies are now on my wishlist!

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  9. really cool card Susan, the splashes to add such extra interest. Well done.
    xx Karen

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  10. This is a FABULOUS masculine card Susan and I LOVE that die you used! The colors are wonderful and your simple sentiment was all this card needed! CAS perfection...LOVE it!! :0)

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  11. This is an awesome masculine card, Susan! Your DOX color choices are wonderful and the splash effect is perfect for the gear die-cuts. Love the rusty, rugged look! Hideko xx

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  12. What a great die cut - and wonderful watercolor splash over it!

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  13. Wow! I love this card - great texture and colors. Fantastic one for the guys too!

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