Tuesday, January 10, 2017

CASology #231

Welcome to Week 231 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:

This week's cue word gave me a good opportunity to pull out and use some NBUS stamps.  Now I know these Simon Says tree images have been around for ages but I just got them recently.  I tried watercoloring them with Zigs but I really need more practice in that department so them I just coloured them with Zigs on their own - no water.  I like the richness of the colours like this but I still want to master watercoloring with them!

Looking forward to seeing what direction the cue word takes you.  Check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the design team and then play along!

Hazel Hodgkins - Taking a break

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Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember that the deadline for entries is Monday at noon (CDT).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Ranger, (Black) Gina K
Stamps:  (Trees from One With Nature) Simon Says Stamp, (Sentiment from Casual Comfort) CAS-ual Fridays
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Jet Black Archival Ink) Ranger
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Stitched rectangle) Lil' Inker Designs
Markers:  (Zig Clean Colour) Kuretake
Gems:  Recollections


I Card Everyone said...

Based on a little wallpaper I spotted on a sitcom last night, I've been playing with this very set, Jen ... LOve what you've done with the trees from the forest!

Judy1223 said...

Lovely trees, Jen! I love the rich colors, they really pop against the white card. Enjoy your new stamps and Zigs!

Lisa Elton said...

This is a wonderful sympathy card Jen. love your take on the cue word!

Lindsey said...

Graphic trees like these are perfect for undiluted Zigs! And watercolouring with them can sometimes be trickier than other times, I find. Which all goes towards saying I like this a lot!

Bobby said...

Some images are just meant for straight Zigs, Jen, and I think those little trees are one of those. They look fantastic the way you did them.

Joyce said...

I just love those modern trees, and your coloring and masking is wonderful.

Claire Grantham said...

I love this stamp set Jen and I really love what you have done here. Zigs take a while to get used to when watercolouring, but they are SO much fun to use. However I do prefer distress inks and an aquabrush. Have a great weekend. Cxx

Karen B. said...

Oh how fun! Diggin the bold coloring.

Anita in France said...

I do love this set, Jen ... it was where my mind went when I saw the cue card too! You've showcased it beautifully here, the rich colour on these yummy contemporary trees is fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your forest my friend. Love the bold colour using your ZIGs!