Monday, 7 August 2017

CASology Challenge - Week # 260

Hi there everyone and happy Monday!! I've had a fantastic start to my week. Dave started a new job today and we had to drive him to Nelson to pick up his work car and meet with his colleagues etc. So I decided the kids could take the day off and we would go to the new Indoor Trampoline park. It was awesome and after 3 hours of jumping we drove home and are all ready for bed! 

I remembered though that I had a card for the current CASology challenge and only a few hours left to link it up, so here is my very quick post before my eyes close!






Yep, the Cue Word for this week is 'Juicy'. I had so many ideas for this but just didn't have the right stamps and dies to turn my ideas into a card. I was flicking through some patterned paper yesterday and kept coming across watermelons, so decided to try and create my own:


I think this is the very first watercolouring project where the paint did exactly what I wanted it to do!!!

I started off by cutting a 'curved triangle' freehand from some watercolour CS. I grabbed Distress Inks 'Mowed Lawn' and 'Worn Lipstick', a big round paintbrush, my palette and some water. I really wanted to capture the true colouring of a watermelon, where its green on the outside, fades to white and then light pink to darker in the middle. Using lots of water and doing brushstrokes across the triangle I managed to do just that. I'm so happy with how it turned out. There might actually be some hope for me in the 'watercolouring' world!!

Once the paint was dry, I used a fine tip black pen to draw on the seeds, added some foam tape to the back and put on the card front. I then found this sentiment from Clearly Besotted 'Vegetable Patch' which I thought fit the card perfectly. I stamped it on a strip of white CS, put it on foam tape as well and added some Neat and Tangled clear sequins for a touch of shine.

I have three other challenges I would like to enter:

The Hearts Desire Challenge #15 



AAA Card Challenge # 96 



Stamplorations Summer CAS Challenge 

 

My bed is calling my name. At least I don't need to worry about my electric blanket tonight. I don't know what's going on with the weather but it's so warm tonight. I took Bella for a walk at 5.30pm and it didn't start getting dark until 6pm, 30 mins later than usual for this time of year and it was 13 degrees (celcius) about 10 degrees warmer than usual. Spring may have arrived a month early, which would be great but I have a feeling we will be hit by a frost at some stage to shock us back into Winter! Buggar!

Take care
Shona



 

15 comments:

  1. Wonderfully CAS and juicy. Can't resist watermelon in the summer. So happy you could play in the CASology challenge this week.

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  2. Such a beautiful card and gorgeous coloring!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CASology!! Anna xo

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  3. Shona, I love your juicy watermelon...great watercoloring! Nice to read about your fun day...hopefully spring is arriving and no more frosts will surprise you! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

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  4. Beautiful thirst quenching watermelon ... fabulous colouring. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards
    Elaine

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  5. This is brilliant, Shona! Love how you created this yourself and the watercoloring is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  6. Oh yes, be careful of those late frosts...some things just start budding and, boom!, they get burned on a very cold night. I hate that. What I love is this beautiful slice of watermelon. Looks delicious and your watercoloring is spot on.

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  7. Such a great yummy card thanks for playing along at THD

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  8. Your watermelon looks delicious, Shona, and speaks Summer. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

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  9. Simply yummy and perfectly juicy!
    Thank you so much for joining us at CASology !

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  10. Definitely speaks Summer to me with that deliciously coloured watermelon! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  11. now you've made me hungry! fab job on coloring that up--impressed you freehand cut it too! Hope to see you again at THD!

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  12. This looks so delicious! Great job!!!

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  13. Yes to Watermelon! Love this fun card Shona!
    Thanks for joining us at The Heart Desires!

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  14. I totally love this. So cute

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  15. Yum! Perfect for thd, ty for playing!

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