Only downside was a very tiring 6 hour drive home so as usual it will take me a couple of days to get over it - decided to spend my relax time doing a few cards for some upcoming challenges.
CAS Watercolour's challenge this month is 'Red and Black'. These colours always shout 'Oriental' to me so my card was obviously inspired by that.
I dragged a brush with some watered down black paint and made a few background mountains, adding a little pale red highlights.
I used an old stamp which is a little bigger than the impression here - the balance would have been all wrong as it was too big for the background - so masked off the bottom first and then stamped in Versamark Black.
I used a coin and carefully drew a circle, which I then watercoloured avoiding the spire as much as I could!
Some more watered down black paint and a very old Chinese letters stamp (no idea what it means or even if it means anything at all!) before framing and matting onto the base card.
Quite pleased with how it turned out as I am still not confident with watercolours and although there's not !
Also sharing over at Pearly Sparkles where the challenge is to 'Use Some Red'.
Thanks for looking - hope all is well in your part of blogland. x
Love the framing and matting and the really super scene, super take on the challenge.
A fabulous card for the Red and Black Viv, wonderful watercolouring for your misty mountains and red moon... thanks for sharing with CAS Watercolour, hugs Robyn
Lovely card Viv !
Gorgeous Viv, love those brushstroke mountains in the background :)
A dramatic card - love it
What a stunning card Viv you’ve created a lovely scene
This card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL Viv and I am so impressed with your mountains and how you "just" swiped some black ink to make them! And of course that red sun behind the pagoda is just perfect...the whole card is perfect...love, LOVE!! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)
Such a beaufiful card Viv, loving that pretty stamp and scene too.Well done on the bowls, they seem to be on a roll atm. ;) hugs Viv xx
wow Viv, love your card, love oriental and those mountains you created are magnificent...x
Stunning and atmospheric card Viv. Great freehand with the mountains and great masking too. I am loving this one x. Well done with the bowls win x.
How very creative, Viv! I love how you've painted the mountains and the red sun over the building! Clever to "downsize" the stamp to fit! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!
Fabulous card using red and black, Viv! You've created a gorgeous free-hand mountain range ... I'm so impressed!! Love the image with the red sun in the background. Great work, mmy friend! xx
WOW! perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles this month for our "RED" Challenge.
Fantastic card! your watercolour mountains look amazing and I love the whole design!!!
Beautiful card, I have never done cards with oriental theme yet they are so elegant. Another beauty Viv xx
Oh I love this Viv! Your watercolored mountains are beautiful with the red sun and lovely pagoda in front!
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