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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hello 2017

This is my attempt at going CAS using sponging, stenciling and water coloring as well as trying to go with the ombre look. I'm not sure it qualifies as CAS, maybe I should have left out the gold metallic string. But I'm quite happy with the color.
I used DIs candied apple, fired brick and aged mahogny. I also used a brusho, brillant red, for coloring of the flower. The flower stamp is Tim Holtz and I also used one of his stencils on the upper part of the card.
I sprinkled a bit of water and used a freebie stamp for the sentiment.

This card is for:

Less Is More - #310 Ombre
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes Watercolour + option of stencil
The Crafty Addicts - #32 Anything goes/Monochromatic

32 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Pia, this is so vibrant and impressive!! I don't know if this card is a CAS, but surely its simple design is full of interesting details! Great background with the ombre effect and the spritzing, and this flowers is so dimensional with the back stencils and pops out sooooo well!! A fabulous work of art!

meg said...

It's beautiful Pia, the colours merge beautifully, and I love the touch of gold

baileyrosy.com said...

Absolutely gorgeous I simply adore the beautiful colours and great techniques. CAS or not its one sensational card and I love it.

Marie

Laine said...

Beautiful and colourful. Love the depth and detail created.
xx

Paper Profusion said...

This looks super Pia. I find it tricky to work with red outside of Christmas as it can seem OTT, but I really like how youve used it here. Use of stencil at top band is also a very nice touch. Nicola x

*Vicki* said...

What a gorgeous design here Pia! Love the bold red color of your design and how that flower pops with dimension! Really loving your CAS style designs recently! :) HUGS

cotnob said...

This is stunning Pia, gorgeous rich colour and beautiful design.
Pauline
x

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous background love the different mediums and techniques used
Carol x

Brenda's Card Corner said...

WOW such a seining card Pia! Awesome background and flower!

Brenda

Kylie said...

Simply brilliant colour here Pia! I LOVE this. The deep red is so pretty and the flower is beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Karen Steele said...

This is beautiful Pia! The flower is just stunning and looks fabulous against the super sponging and stencilling that you have done here :-)

Loz said...

Gorgeous card and background colours Pia..loz

aussie aNNie said...

Congrats on a stunning gorgeous card...love the deep red and the splats of water on the ink....gorgeous.xx{aNNie}

Sazzle Dazzle said...

So vibrant, sophisticated and elegant. Lovely use of ombre colours and Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week. Sarah x

Zoe Tant said...

Beautiful card. Love the appearance of texture and what a stunning flower. Zx

Chrissy said...

Very striking Pia..gorgeous red, love the flower and also love the water droplets over the ink..looks fabulous.

luv CHRISSYxx

chrissy xx said...

Oh My! I LOve your colours and design Pia..
This flower is so pretty too with the touch of Gold.
Chrissyxx

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous Pia, I love that flower and your stunning background!
Tammy x

Sharon said...

Super rich colours on that fab ombré background Pia. I actually like the gold string too. A very elegant card.
Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More
Sharon xx

Mrs.B said...

A stunning card Pia, love the tone of red you've achieved with these colours, especially with the water splattering. Love the gold thread, give the flower dimension.
Avril xx.

Mervi said...

Wow this is striking, love the bold red. I think the strings are a good add;-))m

Diane said...

Wow fabulous design and flower Pia.

Hugs Diane

Marina said...

I came home tonight and found this beautiful card waiting for me . Thank you so much - it is totally gorgeous and the words inside mean a lot to me.

Donna said...

So vibrant and cheery, great job on your water coloring and the splatters!

Wendy L said...

Love the vibrancy of this card, xxxx

Imke said...

Pia, this is very beautiful ! Great design and i like your playing with different kind of reds. The flower is an eyecatcher !

Nonni said...

Oh I adore this! I love how you used the stencil only partly in this card and your ombre look is just fantastic. Great job Pia! And thanks for your card by the way, it arrived a couple of days ago, thanks for your kind words and the card design is so great! I'd love us to make an Easter kit swap... What do you think?

Shona Chambers said...

I think it can pass as CAS because apart from the flower and twine, the rest of the card is one-layer, so its CAS in my book!! Beautiful water colouring and love how you kept it mainly the same colour, just in different strengths. Its a stunning card and I'm so glad you shared it with us at Happy Little Stampers!!

Monika Reeck said...

woowww Pia
the flower colored perfectly wooohoooo
The string is great there Pia
and the BG with that stencil hmmm I have to try like this to make all in red
clever design sweety and coloring with DI you are now great ...I already jump to my Akashiya SAI hehe and forget my DI to coloring medium
BEAUTIFUL and adorable made my friend

Michelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge!

Mimi said...

Sigh-- so beautiful. You nailed the poppy's color, and the inky background is just... delicious. This is CAS in my book. Love it.

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Amazing card.
Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
xx Valentina DT xx
Tinka's paper wonderlland