Sunday, August 7, 2016

*Water* x Two...CASology Week #209~Watercolour, Just Us Girls Challenge #355~Word Week: Water, STAMPlorations August 2016 CAS Card Challenge~Anything Goes and Anything Goes Challenge, Colour Throwdown #404, Less Is More #288~Blue and Brown


Hello,

We're watching Olympics today; the women's road cycling race, specifically. One of our Canadian racers competing today as well in the time trial scheduled for later in the week, is a gal I taught many years ago - Tara Whitten. Cheering her on loudly!

I imagine that many of you are also watching the Games, so I'll be quick and pretty much babble-free.

Two cards today, both with 'water' as their key theme:

Card 1: I used my Zigs (I know...flabbergasting that we had yet another bonding moment!) to watercolour the pretty Daisy Border from STAMPlorations...


Card 2. Thank you for indulging me with yet another play date with my marvelous layering seahorse set. I promise I'll put them away....at least for a while!  The 'water' connection: the sea creatures, the 'bubbles', the water-splatter in the little "ocean" inked sentiment strip.


My layout comes from  Freshly Made Sketches #248, a reversed and *slightly* adapted version...

 The galleries I'm heading to:

Both cardsCASology Week #209~Watercolour
 

Just Us Girls Challenge #355~Word Week: Water
Daisy Border:  STAMPlorations August 2016 CAS Card Challenge~Anything Goes


and Anything Goes Challenge


Seahorse Card:  Colour Throwdown #404 (I don't have a full-fledged aqua ink, so I kept what I had as close to that shade as I could...)



Off to watch the race finale. Alas, our Canadian women aren't in medal contention, but I'm applauding those who are; this is one challenging, sketchy race course (as evidenced by the number of crashes in the men's race, yesterday! Yikes!)...

Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me; your visit brings me joy!











23 comments:

  1. Such sweet cards! Love your watercoloring! Glad you joined us at FMS!

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  2. Wow, I outdent decide which I like the best, so it will have to be a tie. Love the border of daisies with just a touch of zig, beautiful then the blended strip (perfect) the sea creatures and your wonderful splatter/bubbles. Love them, brilliant both.

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  3. Gorgeous cards - especially the first one! LOVE how you used that stamp!

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  4. Very pretty CAS water card. Love the seahorse and the starfish. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

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  5. Beautiful! Both of them! Love how you colored the daisies and you can keep using that sweet seahorse! Love seeing it on your blog!

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  6. Such lovely cards... Loved them...

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  7. Two fabulous cards and beautifully laid out. Your brown and blue card is perfect for our colour challenge at Less is More and the more I see of that stamp set the more I want it! Thanks so much for sharing with us :) Esther (Less is More)

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  8. Oh Carol! You have two gorgeous cards here. Both make me smile so big! I adore the colorful daisies! Practice may make fun for you after all! :) I also like that the daisies have the musical background. Are they singing? :) Maybe happy birthday! You can use that seahorse as many times as your heart desires, my friend. You create delightful cards with it. This one is so soft and pretty. I just about hear the ocean in the background. I listened to and turned around a lot during that men's bike race (tv is behind me in my crafty space) as the men were cycling. Wow! Lots of crashes! Shocked the announcers that is for sure. Hope you have a fabulous day, my friend. Place with those watercolors some more. :) Big hugs!!

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  9. Gorgeous cards! LOVE the soft, serene feel to the second card. Thank you for playing along with us at Color Throwdown this week!

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  10. Carol your sea horse and star fish work a dream and stamped to perfection here. Beautiful CAS card and Thanks for playing along at Less is More Cards this week. Sarah

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  11. love your seahorse card, perfect for this challenge! thanks for sharing at less is more!

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  12. Oh Carol these are both stupendous!! wow That daisy border is calling my name BIG TIME!! and I hope you won't put your sea horse too far away! Beautiful cards friend!!

    How exciting that a former student is in the Olympics!! maybe when she gets the gold she stand up on National television and say it was all because of her favorite teacher Mrs. Mayne.... Could happen : )

    (((Hugs)))
    Patti

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  13. Beautiful, vibrant blooms, Carol ... the bright colours pop beautifully against the crisp white! Delicious and dreamy ocean scene ... so soft and lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

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  14. This is really a beautiful cards. The card with the seahorse and starfish is awesome, especially with the gorgeous panel. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  15. Really love your seahorse/starfish card...a fabulous take on the throwdown colors! Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge!

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  16. These are both gorgeous, Carol, but I am especially partial to the second card. Wonder why?? Love that sweet seahorse and the gorgeously blended sentiment panel. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  17. How fun to know somebody in the Olympics!! (I had to look her up - sounds like she is fully focused on the time trials later! And then I read a bit further and saw she had a fractured skull earlier this year. These athletes are amazing (or insane)!

    Beautiful use of our sketch!! Love the softly colored water with the two sea creatures! Thanks for playing along.

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  18. Both cards are gorgeous...the flowers are just amazing, all in a row and so beautifully colored! The "water' scene for JUGS is fantastic! that seahorse is just darling...keep using him, he is a keeper! Thank you for joining us over at Just Us Girls!

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  19. Fabulous seahorse card - love the watercoloured strip and water splatters, also the delicate seahorse! X

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  20. Two beauties, Carol. I love the brightly coloured daisies and oh my, the soft blues and neutrals of your seahorse card are so dreamy. Perfect font too, I love it.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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  21. See. The more you use the Zigs the more comfortable you are with them. The daisies are wonderful and I can't say enough about the background you created for your new pet, Sam the seahorse. I think he deserves a name, don't you, Carol?

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  22. Fabulous! I love the way you colored the flowers so brightly! Thanks for joining us at the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge!
    Lisa

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