Sunday, 22 January 2017

CAS Watercolour - Snowflake

I have been meaning to join in with the challenge at CAS Watercolor  for ages and was determined to make a card for it this month. After all it didn't look difficult  - watercolour and a snowflake.

How wrong was I! I started off doing an emboss resist piece but the embossing didn't work very well on watercolour paper, so it went in the bin. Then I made a Brusho background which was quite nice but I wasn't sure where to go with it. A few days later I remembered this snowflake die which hadn't been used and thought I could put the Brusho background behind it, but a) it was too pale, and b) it was too narrow. So back to the drawing board and I found a piece of vellum, wet it and sprinkled it with brushos, now this looked much better behind the snowflake. I rather like the way the light comes through but I think it will have to have some sort of insert to hide the inside before I can use it next Christmas.


  1. Well you certainly ended up with a lovely card for the challenge Sue. A fun technique and that is a beautiful snowflake die. Barbxx

  2. I haven't tried brushos on vellum - love the idea of the light coming through the snowflake die. Beautiful shades of blue! Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

  3. I have never tried brusho's at all and I do not intend to start as I have enough problems with distressed ink pads, chalk and colouring without making a mess with something else.
    This is a really beautiful card, the blue is stunning with lovely variations in shades. I have this die and not used it for a couple of years, may have to rectify that very soon.

    Kath x

  4. Great idea and a brilliant design. Love it! Right up mt street. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  5. I'll bet the light coming through makes it look like stained glass, Sue! This is beautiful! Thanks so much for persevering and sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  6. I'm glad you persevered Sue, because your card is really beautiful. Love the softness of the brushos on the vellum. And you really can see the light coming through to create almost a dreamy effect to the snowflake. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  7. Oh how pretty! Love this. Well done for persevering. xxx


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