A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Thursday, 2 January 2020

Peace in Cool Colours

Today is the start of the 2020 CAS Watercolour challenges and Bonnie is asking for Cool Colours.

I went with a very cool blue, a green, and a dull gold - although gold is a warm colour, I thought this version of it qualified as cool.

I stamped and heat embossed the doves and the sentiment in platinum (it matches my dull gold card base), then watercoloured the doves.  I inked up the olive branches in green and stamped them on, and added a bit of blue splatter.  The panel is trimmed with a stitched rectangle die, and popped up on fun foam.

For more inspiration, head over to CAS Watercolour to see what the rest of the Design Team and our wonderful Guest Designer, Chrissie (Simply One of a Kind) came up with.

Happy New Year to all who join us at CAS Watercolour!

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  1. Beautiful Susan, your Peace doves look perfect in a touch of light blue.

  2. I am assuming that you never got to finish this post Susan, but the doves are really pretty making this a wonderful seasonal card. x

  3. This is such a peaceful card, Susan! Love these doves!

  4. So pretty with your lovely doves with the branches in their beaks,wonderful soft colors and touches of gold! xx

  5. I love your pretty doves and the splatter:) Beautiful card!

  6. Such soft pretty colors for your dove Christmas card, Susan. I love the added gold for added elegance. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

  7. Beautiful card Susan! Your water colored Doves are so pretty and am loving the soft gold layer...makes such a lovely and elegant card!! :0)

  8. how beautiful...love the softness it has.
    xx Karen

  9. Beautiful peace card with your doves, Susan. Love the soft colours with the soft splattering in the background. Very peaceful card! xx

  10. The doves are lovely and peaceful, Susan! The platinum heat-embossing looks wonderful and serves to unite the cold colors with the gold (card base). The fine blue spatters are really nice touch, too.
    Hideko xx

  11. Lovely doves watercolored in cool colours. Love the splatters.

  12. What a delicate card and love your choice of cool colours, including the deep duller shade of gold Susan x.


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