Wednesday, August 16, 2017

CAS Watercolour Challenge Reminder

Hi there!

Just a reminder of the current challenge at



Where I am lucky enough to be guesting for the month of August

As you know the challenge is to use salt with your watercolour - Have you seen the wonderful entries on the Blog? Go take a look and check out the amazing team creations too

Here's my card for the reminder post


 Gambai Tambi paints were used on ordinary cardstock and simple table salt sprinkled on the wet paint. This time I thought the result looked like water being splashed so I cut a mermaid from Vellum that had been splattered with gold paint and just added the tail end


I didn't adhere it down completely so the tail kind of moves like it's splashing...

I also splattered the BG with gold paint and then used Glossy Accents to look like water droplets

I told you that no two pieces ever come out the same, that's what's so fun about this technique... Have you tried it yet? There's still time to enter your creations


A HUGE thank you to the wonderful team for inviting me to join them this month... It's been an absolute pleasure and I've learned something new too!

Wishing you all a lovely day

~ Ros ~

23 comments:

Greta said...

Very clever, Ros! That background does look like water & your water droplets are perfect! Love the mermaid tail from vellum! Since you got this result with regular salt, I'm inspired to give it a go! PS--I could always use coffee & a hug with you, sweet friend!

Barbara said...

Oh, how precious!

Christine Alexander said...

Ros, Love the mystical look for the mermaids tail in the salty water. Awsesome card for the CAS Watercolour reminder. So happy to have you join us as GD for August.

nancy littrell said...

OMG..Ros, Your watercolored and salt background are so perfect and beautiful for your water featuring your creative vellum mermaid tail:-) I love how you added the gold accents and glossy accents drops to your background. TFS your CAS beauty and for being our very talented Guest Designer this month. It has been a joy my friend:-) Hugs

Leslie Miller said...

It does look like a splash! Amazingly creative use of that background, Ros! Love the gold splatters and your CAS style. The mermaid's tail is over the top cute with the sentiment. Wow!

Mac Mable said...

Loving the colours and the salt technique is so pretty and looks great as an underwater scene. Clever idea to use the tail of the mermaid and the gold splats are glorious x Perfect sentiment too x

Pat said...

A wonderful card Ros and I love that pretty blue with the gold splatters and the mermaid's tail is such a great idea, also finished with a beautiful sentiment too. x

Marcia HIll said...

Such a fun and lovely card Ros! Love that the tail moves and the gold splattering is so pretty and ties in perfectly with the sentiment...love it!! :0)

Bonnie said...

Another gorgeous salt piece, Ros! And I LOVE that mermaid swimming away! The gold splatters make this so elegant! Thanks so much for joining our CAS Watercolour team this month! You have inspired us!

Susan said...

Fabulous card - love the salty background (perfect for water) and the gold splatters and drops of glossy accents make it look like water sparkling in the sunlight. Your vellum mermaid tail is a wonderful addition. Thanks so much, Ros, for being our Guest Designer at CAS Mix Up this month!

Loll said...

Hi Ros. Your card is AMAZING!! LOVE the colour of your watery background ... the salt bursts, gold splattering and water droplets all make it seem so magical. And that vellum mermaid tail ... so fantastic. Very creative design. Thanks again for being our Guest Designer this month!! xx

Diane said...

This has to be another favorite of mine and one I might have to 'case' for my daughter's October birthday, she would love it as well!! The mermaid's tail is so beautifully created as well as the entire design is fabulous!! I might send a box of 'kitties' to your son...lol!!

Kathy Krug said...

this is so gorgeous. I have never tried this technique. I love what you did with the tail...genius.

Maria said...

Oh, how creative, Ros! Lovely water color with the pretty blue using salt! Wonderful gold splatters! And, love the mermaid tail and perfect sentiment!

Mia said...

BEAUTIFUL card, Ros!!! I love it!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So gorgeous!!!!

Greta said...

Forgot to say how sorry I am about Pat's son loosing his dog--really leaves a hole in our hearts.

Darlene said...

OMG this is so amazing! What an imaginative idea! Looks AWESOME as always Ros! Thanks for always inspiring me! What a fun card!

Stella said...

This card shows exactly why they asked you to be a Guest Designer. Because this is stunning! Wow Ros; you did a fabulous job with this technique. And your Gansai Tambi paints. I love the idea of only adding the tail instead of the whole mermaid. Cards like this make me sigh...:)

I'll mail soon; sending a big hug!
XXXXX

Darnell said...

I think it's the ladies at CWCC who feel honored to have had you as their Guest Designer, Ros! This is another unique and utterly spectacular card!! Hugs, Darnell

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is amazing, Ros! I love that you used vellum for the mermaid's tail, and left the tip unglued. How creative! The salt effect creates a perfect splash, and it's so beautiful. Hideko

Marina said...

Absolutely magical!

Tracy said...

Fabulous! That mermaid tale was perfect for matching the sentiment and I love the look of the salted watercolor and the splatters.

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