Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Guest Designer for CAS Watercolour for October!



Hello my crafty friends, it is CAS Watercolour's 2nd Birthday and they are having a celebration! How fun is that and can you believe it has been 2 years now?!! I can't! Congrats to Loll, Bonnie and the Design Team!




Guess who is Guest Designer?! Yes, me!!! I'm still pinching myself that my sunflower card here won me this guest spot! I hope I do CAS Watercolour proud, it's a heavy burden as these ladies are extremely talented. Thanks Loll, I am very humbled to be Guest Designer for the month of October! Here is the challenge for the month of October-a fun one for sure and I can't wait to see where it takes you all!



Here is what I came up with. I did the splash technique using Distress Oxides. I know my orange kinda looks yellow, but it is an orange. I also took my brown oxide and splattered dots as well.  I was please with how it came out, but I could have used some more green. I then die cut my butterfly image in dark brown card stock from my snippets box. I hand cut one of the circles off at the bottom. I see now I should have cut the top one off, live and learn. I popped this panel up on foam tape and placed it on my card base. I then stamped my sentiment and heat embossed it in white onto some more of that snippet brown cardstock and placed it on my card. I hope you go check out the design team's inspiration and then play along!



As always, I thank you for taking the time to visit with me for a spell. Your comments always bring rays of sunshine into my life and I appreciate you all so much! I will be stopping by to visit you as well. 

Crafty hugs,





Card Recipe:
Distress Oxides: Wild Honey, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint
Penny Black die: Butterfly Circles-NBUS
My Creative Time: Window Sentiment

28 comments:

Carol L said...

I disagree that you should have cut off the top butterfly! Things always look better in threes, so 2 would have been off a wee bit! I love how this turned out and you did a beautiful job with the CAS challenge! I don't do CAS very well ad I always want to add more layers LOL Great take on the challenge and congrats on being the guest designer for this challenge! Well deserved and well done I'd say :)

Loll said...

This is a GORGEOUS card Brenda. I LOVE your splashed watercoloured background. So artsy and beautiful. The die-cut butterflies in circles is another beautiful element ... great choice with die-cutting from dark brown. They really pop off the background. A fantastic CAS design. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month at CAS Watercolour!! xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Such a unique design! Your splash background is the perfect setting for these striking die cuts. So happy to have you as our guest designer:)

Bonnie said...

What a pretty splash background, Brenda! Your mix of colors is so pretty and you've gotten great splashes! Love the die cut butterflies and how you've embossed the sentiment on the same brown! Great dimension! Thanks so much for joining our team at CAS Watercolour this month! And no, we are not enjoying fall weather yet. Seems summer doesn't want to leave NC!

Pat said...

Congratulations to be GD this time Brenda and love your splash watercolour background and the very pretty butterflies look great just as they are and make a wonderful contrast to the background, and the white on black sentiment tones in beautifully. x

kiwimeskreations said...

Congratulations on our GDT spot Brenda - a well deserved honour, your sunflower was stunning!
Love this card and how you have made it!
Blessings
Maxine

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant card Brenda!!!!!! ... so well done you, gorgeous in every way!

We’re often unnecessarily critical of ourselves and think nine of us would’ve picked the cutting off of circle there.. and think it look prob better balanced as it than with your afterthought.

A huge congrats on being chosen Guest, DT, very worthy effort, sis, thrilled for you.
Loads of love and prayers too, dear sis.
Shaz. Xxx
PS not blogging yet.. nor crafting.. bit numb still at times.. back home safely though from trip, pity you didn’t live near Nth Florida.. and very grateful to Our wonderful Father God for His many mercies.
Xx

Mac Mable said...

Such a wonderful card. Love the colour combination and your layout is fabulous. Loving the three butterfly circles just as they are x Many congratulations on guesting x

Brenda in IN said...

Loved your sunflower card and I'm so happy you are now the GD for this challenge. Your splash background is so pretty and fallish. How cute to add the circles to showcase your butterflies. Three is exactly right! Such a great card, good job, Brenda. We don't have fall yet - it is still in the 80's but a few leaves are starting to fall.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card, love the pretty slashed background and the butterfly rings.

Marilyn said...

Very pretty! Love the background!
Have a great day!
Marilyn❤️

nancy littrell said...

I LOVE your splash technique background for your die cut brown images, Brenda. Your sentiment adds a nice balance to your CAS design. Congratulations on being chosen the Guest Designer. TFS Hugs...

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on the Guest Designer spot at CAS Watercolour Challenge, Brenda!
Your splashed watercolored background is gorgeous! I love it! The dark brown die-cut butterflies & circles are a fantastic choice. The piece pops against the light colored background. The white space around the front panel shows it off so beautifully.
Hideko xx

Sylvia said...

Stunning background,Brenda and I love the beautiful butterfly die.
Congratulations on your GD spot.

Gr,Sylvia.

I Card Everyone said...

Congratulations, Brenda! and I LOve this smooshed background!! and you might have guessed that I might just love the butterflies... tee hee… xx
=]

Marcia Hill said...

I feel like I'm repeating what everyone else has already said, but your splashed background is absolutely BEAUTIFUL Brenda, and your die cut butterflies in the brown really pop off that background...lovely, lovely card!! So glad you are adding your talent to the rest of the DT this month...very well deserved!! :0)

Karen Dunbrook said...

So happy that you are joining us as our GD this month. Lovely CAS card, great look with the splashes of colour.
xx Karen

Veerle said...

Love, love this card Brenda. The watercolor look is fantastic.
BTW how I did the snow falling on my lantern card ? I used chunky whit embossing powder. You drop it where you want and heat set it from under neath.
Hugs Veerle x

Lisa said...

Congrats on your guest design spot!! Your card is stunning!! I love the pretty background and colors!! It's so gorgeous!!
Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

linda said...

Congratulations on being a guest designer for the challenge, Brenda! I love this card! I especially like the background and how the butterflies pop against it; a lovely layout too!

Liz said...

Lovely card, Brenda. The background panel is beautiful and I love the dark brown die cut. xx

Gail said...

This background is beautiful Brenda - thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving such loving comments - I am not sure if you are visiting due to a challenge I am entering - I am thinking so--- I do craft a lot and get on a roll - my old job was lesson plans and checking papers - Lots of work! Now my work load is creating - which I prefer! LOL - so nice to have you visit - have a blessed day!

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on your GD spot, Brenda ... you sure did the CAS Watercolour team proud! Love that splashy background ... the delicate die cut butterflies are perfect against it ... no change to that needed! Hugs, Anita :)

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful work Brenda, congrats on your guest design spot! The splash technique on the panel is lovely~

Inkyfingers said...

What pretty colours Brenda and I love how the butterflies pop! A gorgeous CAS design.
Hugs
Carol x

MaryH said...

What a great CAS splash background. The colors show off the pretty butterfly die so well, and you did a wonderful job on your GD spot. Your card that got you this spot was beautiful, so Bonnie & Loll made a good choice! TFS & Hugs

Susan said...

Forgive the lateness of my comment but I was away for most of October! I love your splash background - great use of the colours (and I think there is enough green in there!). What a fabulous and fun butterfly die! Thanks so much for being our October Guest Designer at CAS Watercolour!

Gail said...

Happy Happy Dance to you for being a Guest Designer - and I can see WHY - lovely work here! You rock crafting gal!