Wednesday, October 02, 2019

CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello!

I'm thrilled to be Guest Designing this month at the

Who just happened to be celebrating their 3rd Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!


I am not a watercolour artist by any means but entering here has shown me so many ways to use my paints in the simplest of ways...

This months challenge is to use a Maple Leaf


Here's my card


It's a simple one layer card using an old (but favourite) Kaisercraft french postal stamp which I masked off either side before stamping and then added touches of gold leafing here and there


I wanted the maple leaf to be the rich red of Autumn and I achieved that by
painting layers of red, orange and yellow (using Gansai Tambi paint) on a piece of white card till I got a really good depth of colour. I dried in between a few times with a heat gun and then die cut the leaf.
I also added touches of gold leafing and a few drops of Mod Podge dimensional to the leaf.


 To compliment the gold leafing I stamped and gold embossed my sentiment.
The team would love you to join in with their birthday celebrations this month and if you are looking for inspiration, do pay a visit to the blog...

Have a wonderful day

~ Ros ~

25 comments:

Carole said...

Beautiful ! xx

Pat said...

Congratulations on being GD this time Ros and so well deserved as your cards are always so eyecatching and this is no exception. I just love the postage franking and Eiffel Tower stamp in the background and the maple leaf is bright and colourful over the top, also the gold leafing and gold embossed sentiment look great too and finish it so prettily. x

I Card Everyone said...

Ros this little red specimen is just the tip of the iceberg of the beauty of your card... my gosh! It's stunning!!! So easy to see why that carte postale stamp is a favorite!
Congrats on being the CAS Watercolour guest designer … you've proven they've made a great choice !!
=]

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your Guest Designer spot, Ros! This is such a beautiful card...Your stamped background is so elegant and it pairs beautifully with your maple leaf!

Susan said...

What a fabulous card! I love the use of the postal card stamp behind the leaf and the bits of gold leaf you added to it. Your maple leaf truly is the rich red they go in the autumn. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month at CAS Watercolour.

nancy littrell said...

I Love all the texture and beautiful Fall colors on your leaf, Ros. Wonderful postal stamp stamped image and gold leaf touches too. All perfectly CAS. TFS and Congratulations on being the Guest Designer for a special 3rd Birthday of CAS Watercolour Challenge. Hugs..Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

Great combination with postcard stamped background and that gorgeous maple leaf. Wow the colour is spectacular :)

Diane said...

This card is gorgeous, just the perfect placement of everything...love the gold added and your 'real' looking leaf...another stunning card and congrats on your GD spot!!

Cindy C. said...

Congrats on being the GD this month!! Your card is stunning!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Maria said...

Congrats on your GD spot, Ros!! Your card is lovely! Wonderful stamping and the red leaf is the perfect touch for a pop of color! Well done!!

Bonnie said...

There's that pretty leaf again, Ros! I have one on the way. Thanks for the enabling. Love the collage you've stamped behind the leaf! Such elegance for a one layer card! Thanks so much for Guest Designing this month!

Leslie Miller said...

Another favorite challenge and it's good to see you guest designing! Absolutely brilliant fall card, Ros! I love the CAS collage look you achieved. So beautiful!

Greta said...

The perfect Guest Designer & card, Ros! The leaf is an amazing color--stunning card!

My Paper Epiphany said...

I am so in love with this card! The attention to detail is fantastic and it's so beautifully CAS!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful fall card, Ros, love the background for the leaf. Beautiful leaf as well. Taking a few to visit, still so hectic here! But it is cooling down a bit...looking forward to a real cool fall! Have a lovely weekend!

Inkyfingers said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Ros and the touches of gold leaf make it look so elegant! You got the perfect maple leaf colour with your paints and congrats on the Guest DT spot.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs
Carol x

Loll said...

Such a beautiful and romantic card Ros. I think it's the post card background that just invokes that feeling to me. Love the touches of gold on the background and on the gorgeous autumn leaf. It's such a pleasure to have you as our Guest Designer this month at CAS Watercolour! xx

Pauline said...

Ros, this is a gorgeous elegant card! Love the postal stamp background and the way you added the bit of gold - stunning. Your maple leaf is so rich in colour, and love the bit of gold and the mod podge dimensional. Congrats on GD this month, well deserved!

Barbara said...

A truly captivating one-layer card and you did a fantastic job on the coloring of that maple leaf, it really turned out to be as "rich" as you had planned.
Congrats on your guest designer spot, too!

Marina said...

How fabulous this is!!!

Mac Mable said...

What a fabulous scene and the falling beautiful maple leaf looks wonderful on your perfect CAS card Ros x.

Sue Lelli said...

Your leaf looks so REAL and I LOVE the postal BG!

Kia's Place said...

This is a beautiful Maple Leaf and wonderfully designed card.

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love this maple leaf card, Ros! It's so stylish and elegantly CAS. The color of the leaf is so rich, and the gold leafing and the Mod Podge drops add so much interest and dimension.
Hideko xx

Tracy said...

You really did get a rich color with your paints. The color is so warm and the little bits of gold make it even warmer.

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