©Candles in the Garden. Sweet Poppy Stencil, watercolouring and Memory Box die.

CAS-ual Fridays CFC122 – Out on a Limb

Hey hey everyone, its time for another CAS-ual Fridays Challenge! This week’s theme is Out on a Limb and it would be great if you could all play along!

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You’ve got to use trees on your project and the possibilities are endless! Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Sweet Poppy Stencil, watercolouring and Memory Box die.

I started by inking up a stencil from Sweet Poppy called A Walk in the Park with Versamark, and stamping it onto some watercolour paper – for extra coverage, I rolled it through my Grand Calibur, resulting in a slightly letterpressed look. I sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heat set.

©Candles in the Garden. Sweet Poppy Stencil, watercolouring and Memory Box die.

Then came the fun bit 😉 I sponged various colours of Distress Ink over the embossed image and then went in with a water brush to blend together – I loved the result and almost left it there!

©Candles in the Garden. Sweet Poppy Stencil, watercolouring and Memory Box die.

Once dry, I mounted the watercolour panel to a black card base and went on to the next step – to draw some snow banks. I did this loosely with a pencil on some white cardstock, cut them out, sponged Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on the edges and then lined them with a silver Wink of Stella pen.

©Candles in the Garden. Sweet Poppy Stencil, watercolouring and Memory Box die.

The sentiment comes from the Hero Arts Miracle of the Holidays set, and I stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black. I foam mounted the snow banks to the watercolour panel and added a die-cut tree (Memory Box Twiggy Tree) in between the layers. I finished up with a punched out red heart, covered in Christmas Red Stickles.

Thanks for looking – check out what the rest of the DT have been up to! Our sponsor is Ellen Hutson, and one lucky winner gets a fabulous prize – more details are on the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog!

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27 thoughts on “CAS-ual Fridays CFC122 – Out on a Limb

  1. Jennifer says:

    Just discovered your blog through Taheerah’s post today and I’m loving your work. This card is amazing! I love all the beautiful color!

  2. Kelly Flaherty says:

    I also just found you through the pin of this card – it’s stunning. You have an amazing talent with color and design! I’ve bookmarked your blog and I am going to sit back today and just cruise through your entire site and enjoy! Would you be able to remember the colors you used on this card? I ask because I have a terrible time with colors (I’m lucky to put black and white together!), and I would also like to try to make this same card. Thank you so much for sharing this, again, it’s just breathtaking!

  3. Sarah Morgan says:

    This card is truly beautiful. Might have to have a go at this idea as I have this stencil.
    Just Fabulous!

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