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 thanks to the CAS Watercolour Team for selecting my card at the 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, I am honoured.  Congrats to all the other beauties, really worth taking a peek 😀