Sunday, September 4, 2016

Pastels Color & Medium

Hello Friends,

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. 
So that is it for me! I want to give a huge thank you to CAS on Sunday for having me as your guest. I am truly touched.

And thank you so much for stopping by my little byte of the internet. If you aren't already a follower, I invite you to consider it. I share designs, techniques, and thoughts about well.... whatever is on my mind. So, join me as we all embark on my crafting journey together at TheGrandStampede. Until next time, take care everyone and happy stamping.

All the best,


Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on guest designer for CAS on Sunday. Your card really stood out on their site. Such a mystical first card. Fabulous blurring of the lines which in turn compliments the perfect sentiment. Fun second card too x

Jenna ♥ said...

Both your cards are wonderful. The first one is absolutely fantastic!!! Great job!!!
Hugs Jenna ♥
Jenna's Design

Janneke said...

Your cards are amazing ;O)
Thank you so much for joining us at CAS on Sanday as gdt.

Zw@@n said...

Hi Shawna, I looooove your cards. I like the CAS look and the design. Thanks for being our GDT for this challenge. Luv, Wilma

Donna Ellis said...

Shawna, I love this! Saw them over on CAS on Sunday and had to drop by and say GORGEOUS! I love your technique and the pretty shades chosen. I'm CAS challenged, and enjoy seeing the designs every other week on your challenge blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

P.S. I'd love to have you stop by my personal blog some time to say hello if you have a chance. Thanks!
{Creative Smiles}

Monika Reeck said...

Both cards are adorable the pastel with that boat I love the feeling so soft and so elegant
Now I want to buy that Pineaple Stencil
it is a cool things to have
and your second card is STUNNING CAS and I ADORE THIS TOO!!!
Great post my dear friend
now I stop commenting
boss going around now hehe LOL

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