Sunday, 3 September 2017

Silhouettes and a Watercolour Wash

A card for both of Loll's and Bonnie's challenges, CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour:

For CAS Mix Up, I have the watercolour wash, a stamped sentiment, and smooshing and die cutting for my choice.  And for CAS Watercolour, I have die cut bird silhouettes.  Here's my card:

For the background, I did a graded watercolour wash as shown in this video.

For the focal image, I smooshed various blue, green, and brown oxide inks into watercolour paper and then die cut the world out of it.

I added three small silhouette bird dies with their wings spread, flying high above the world. 

I am also entering it in the SCS Free for All challenge, "Spread Your Wings and Fly High".

Stamps - SU Happy Birthday
Ink - Ranger Jet Black, various green, blue, brown Oxide inks
Paper - PTI cream cs, watercolour paper, black cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Ali Express world die, Impression Obsession bird dies, blue watercolour paint, fun foam


  1. So clever to get the two challenges into your amazing card...absolutely love it! x

  2. I love that die, just the perfect size for cards and awesome to hit the two challenges. What great colours for the world with the DOX inks. Love it :)

  3. Beautiful smooshed DOC inks for your beautiful die cut world, Susan. Love your watercolor wash and soaring die cut birds too. TFS your combined challenges card my friend. Hugs...

  4. Love that world die and your pretty watercolor wash background Susan - the black silhouette birds really pop off the sky! Julia xx

  5. I LOVE that world die and how you've colored it, Susan! It's perfect on the blue washed background and the silhouetted bird add a wonderful contrast!

  6. I love how you've watercoloured the world die, SUsan. And great wash background too!! xx

  7. Gorgeous card, Susan. I love your smooshed coloured world diecut. Great colours. I just received my world die from AliExpress this week.


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