Thursday, August 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop & CAS(E) This Sketch #187

As is my habit on the 25th of each month, I'm playing along
with the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.

This month, our challenge was to be inspired by this photo:


Isn't it cool?

I decided to make my card for the challenge using
 CAS(E) This Sketch #187 designed by Chrissy Larson:



Here's my card:


I started by watercoloring my background using my watercolour paints.
I had fun mixing colours to get the right shades, blending them onto 
my watercolour panel and adding water to give them more of a watercolour look.
Once it was dry, I flicked water onto my page and added gold 
embossing powder and heat embossed the droplets.
I diecut the paintbrushes from PTI's Masterpiece kit
and stamped them using the coordinating stamps in versafine onyx black
and heat embossed them in clear.
Instead of stamping the ends, I dipped them into the watercolour paint on my palette.


I stamped the sentiment (also from Masterpiece) onto vellum
and heat embossed it in clear.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, September 22nd to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!
SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

55 comments:

Kim S said...

This is stunning. Soft and sweet - and so meaningful.

cm said...

Swooning over your pretty water-coloured panel and painbrushes pairing, Leigh; perfect combination of images for the powerful message. An uplifting card in every way...
Hugs~c

DIANA L. said...

Your card is fab Leigh I love how you gave it the painterly artsy look, great take on the sketch. I was hoping PTI would bring that MIM back like they have a few others. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.

DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
DL.ART crinkle ribbon
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

artful-notions said...

Yes, Leigh! Way to capture the free expressive quality of the photo, and make it 'yours'! Gorgeous bg!

Jacquie Southas said...

Lovely watercoloring and finished perfectly with those amazingly detailed brushes and a great sentiment!

Vicki Finger said...

Love this card. I'm going to have to check out that kit!

Vicki Finger said...

THis is a beautiful card and those brushes are just fantastic. I'm off to see if I can find them in the store!

Julia Aston said...

I was going to use this set and then went off in another direction - wonderful watercolored background for your pretty brushes - love the vellum banner sentiment!

Luanne said...

Love the paint brushes. They're awesome, just like your card!

The Paper Toile said...

Love those soft water colors! Simply beautiful!

Megan Carroll said...

Soft and pretty! Great card Leigh!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love this!! I have an artist aunt and I know she would love a card like this...

Rosemary said...

lovely take on the inspiration photo!!

Patti said...

Elegant and wonderful! I love your take on that difficult sketch and your water coloring is divine!!!!

Patti

donna mikasa said...

Gorgeous take on the inspiration photo and the sketch, too! Love this!

Annheidel said...

I love your dipped paintbrushes! Such a soft and pretty card.

Helen F. said...

Great card for the Blog Hop, Leigh! You captured the inspiration photo perfectly :-)

Marcia HIll said...

What an absolutely perfect card for this inspiration photo...love your background and those paintbrushes are SO cool! Fabulous card Leigh!! :0)

Rema said...

Great take on the challenge Leigh!

Kathy Mc said...

Those brushes with the coordinating paints on them look so realistic, Leigh. It's a masterpiece with the vellum embossed sentiment!

Kathryn A said...

Love your take on the inspiration photo! The dipped brushes are a great touch!

Linda said...

Lovely Leigh. I love how you dipped your brushes in the paints. So creative.

Karen said...

Love this! I gave the challenge a bit of thought, but didn't get to it. I immediately thought of these paintbrushes. Your background is perfect!

Diana K said...

It really is the perfect card for the Blog Hop, Leigh. Your background painting is so pretty and I think I'm going to have to try that flicked embossing powder technique that you've been showing off. :)

Colleen said...

You are so clever!! Love your images, perfect for this challenge! and the colors and fantastic!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Very pretty! Love the watercolored background Leigh! Happy hopping!

Lindsey said...

What a great take on the sketch and inspiration photo. The colors you mixed are perfect.

Sadie said...

Great card, Leigh!! Perfect take on the inspiration photo. Love the combo of colors you used.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome, awesome, the colors look exactly the same, I tried to but never come that close!

Joyously Noelle said...

You nailed the inspiration! Lovely background.
I just got my Stylized Autumn set yesterday, hope yours come soon too! Wasn't it irresistible!

LEG Studios said...

What great use of the Masterpiece kit, Leigh! Love the paint on your brushes - it's all in the details, right? :) So clever!

Kathy said...

Wonderful interpretation of the inspiration piece into a card. The paint brushes are very cool!

lainey said...

Great take on the inspiration photo with your soft, pastel background and paintbrushes!

Greta said...

Oh what a great take on the sketch & inspiration photo! Beautiful background!

A Cup of Cold Water said...

Gorgeous card! The paint brushes were so awesomely used!

Kay Miller said...

Okay you totally nailed this one Leigh! What a beautiful interpretation of the inspiration photo! Gorgeous work!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Beautiful card! Love the paint brushes!

Claire said...

Fabulous background Leigh - I never seem to nail it with my watercolouring and end up throwing half of my 'masterpieces' away! Love how the paint is even on the tips of the brushes!

Lisa said...

Perfect take on the inspiration photo Leigh, this is beautiful!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Beautiful! I LOVE the texture on the paintbrushes!!!

Karen B. said...

What a perfect take on the challenge, such a pretty card!

maryrose said...

Lovely,Leigh! Great take on the challenge!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a perfect and gorgeous take on the inspiration photo! Love your card!

jen said...

I love your take and the gold embossed droplets are a great detail!

Donna Phelan said...

Your card is a masterpiece! Perfect execution! Very Pretty! Very sweet!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, this is fantastic Leigh. Love the soft background with those paint brushes... perfect take on the inspiration photo... the colors are so pretty.

maria f. said...

A delightful card to look at. And so clever to use that stamp set for your design.

Leanne said...

Very unique & beautiful! Love it.

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely gorgeous Leigh! Love the paint brushes!! :)

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

The simplicity of your design captured the inspiration totally, Leigh! It's a beautiful encouragement card!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Gorgeous Leigh! You nailed those soft colours beautifully. Great take on the inspiration.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the 'paint' on the brushes and the splatter you added!

Audrey Pettit said...

You nailed it! So, so cool!!

Nicola said...

Gorgeous card! The softness of the watercolouring is just beautiful

A Crafty Person said...

Beautiful masterpiece!! Love the way the colors blend.