I am so happy announce that today I am the guest designer for CAS on Sunday! What a joy and a honor to be joining them here today.
Their theme this week is all about PASTELS.
I was so inspired by their theme that I made not one, but two cards for this challenge. Enjoy!
|The boat is not hardlined but made to be mystical; I guess you could say spiritual.|
The boat was created using stencils from Martha Stewart call Nautical Study and masking fluid.
|When the masking fluid was dry I started my watercolor wash. |
I tried to make sure the edges were blurry with no distinct line.
|I removed the masking fluid when the watercolor was dry.|
Then stamped the sentiment using two separate sets.
I wasn't sure if the theme of pastel was meant for color or medium. So I decided to use both thus my second card. Enjoy!
This card was created using the medium pastels.
|The pineapple is a symbol of hospitality and welcome.|
So I thought it would be fitting to use this sentiment.
|I used a pineapple stencil from Dreamweavers and a |
stipple brush to quite literally pound and brush the color on the paper.
The minimal color and white space surrounding the image makes it very CAS indeed.
|I think what I like most is the way the leaves of the pineapple kind of |
fade away but still keeping its shape. Fun surprise!
Pastels come in a variety of textures. Mine was very chalky and messy.
I decided to seal the pastels to avoid anymore smudging.
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All the best,