Thanksgiving Thanks

capture-decran-2016-10-04-a-20-43-28Yahou, Bonnie & Loll have created a new monthly Blog -> CAS Watercolour Card Challenges and October is the Autumn theme.

Using leaf stamps I brushed water colours, stamped on watercolour paper and moved the colours with more water.  I kept going to fill up my 4,25″ x 5,5″ piece.  Believe it or not, I only die cut an inchie with 2 neighbouring Nellie Snellen multi frame dies.  I also cut out the “thanks” word die in the same paper.  I adhered my square onto a larger square vellum piece.  I had left over watercoloured leaves made for a previous project, so I grabbed one similar to the watercolour inchie, used a skeleton stamp to copper heat emboss, added copper thread and got this new look 😀  A white vellum leafy branch die cut was placed behind my focal point, along with some copper thread.

I’m entering my card to three other challenges: “Just Us Girls” the theme is LEAVES #363; the “Male Room” where it’s LEAVES &/OR TREES #45 and finally “Addicted to CAS” is WATERCOLOUR #98

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This coming weekend, it’s Thanksgiving here in Canada, so I thought I’d give THANKS & gratitude for my family and my health.  Hope you have a good one too 😉

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy card making, HUGz Joannaimg_0961


A heartfelt thank you for the recognition where the CAS Watercolour Team selected my card on this BEAUTIFUL NEW WATERCOLOUR BLOG

Do go visit the other awesome October Picks, you’ll be inspired 😀   CONGRATS to ALL!!

The Ghost of Autumn

capture-decran-2016-10-04-a-12-39-06The month of October on the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge is GHOSTING! So I grabbed my Gelli Plate and starting mixing Tombow brush makers of ocher and orange and came up with this coral colour.  To remove some colour from the plate, I stamped with an old stamp set of leaves.  This is how I got a ghost print.  While wet I brushed with Pearl-Ex for the shimmer.  I also added positive stamping with the same leaves and ink left from the Gelli Plate.  Then I added light modelling paste to the white card base to give a wonky frame effect.  I die-cut leaves in white felt, white vellum and white card stock.  I fastened these leaves with a white eyelet along with jewelry wire and beads, of course 😛   and tied a knot.  Since the base was already wonky, I did the same with the ghost print rectangle.  Love playing 😀

Hope you enjoy, happy card making HUGz Joannaimg_0959


This card was chosen for the CAS Mix Up October Outstanding design.  Thank you so much for the recognition, I am truly honoured.  Congrats to all the other beauties, really worth taking a peek 😀