CAS Watercolour & CAS Mix Up Challenges - happy holidays

I didn't want to miss my favorite challenges this month, so I combined the two: CAS Watercolour and CAS Mix Up.

I used watercolor, glitter paper, stamping, and die-cutting with a holiday theme.

I die-cut a piece of glitter paper and cut it into a triangle so that it looks like a Christmas tree. Then I popped up the tree with foam squares on the watercolor stroke background.

I wanted to try something I've never done, so I tuned the sentiment into a silver ink frame. Finally a red enamel dot was added to top it off. 

Thanks for looking!

Stamp: "Stamptember" 2017 Tim Holtz Collection (Stampers Anonymous/Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore - 140 lb),
Glimmer Paper (Stampin' Up! - Dazzling Diamonds)
Gansai Tambi Watercolor Paints (Kuretake - Prussian Blue), Encore Ultimate Metallic (Tsukineko - Silver)
Accessories: Die-namics Peek-a-Boo Polka Dots (My Favorite Things), Home for Christmas Enamel Dots (Stampin' Up!), Thin 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)


  1. This card looks so artsy and modern - love it! And the sentiment frame is a fantastic idea!

  2. Such a fun and artsy design, Hideko!! LOVE the swoosh of watercolour tree and the glitter one on top. Your sentiment frame is awesome! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour! xx

  3. So wish you had seen The Color Throwdown challenge, too, my friend - this is so perfectly wonderful ... LOve your swoosh, the surrounding sentiment, and that gorgeous glitter paper - wow, wow, wow!

  4. Love the way you used the sentiment to frame everything. Great watercolour swoosh - perfect behind your modern shimmery tree! Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!

  5. OMG..such a clever and creative modern CAS glittery Christmas design Hideko!! I love every single detail and am so pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour. Hugs

  6. fun and very unique...
    Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS WATERCOLOUR CHALLENGE!
    :) Karen

  7. Yes these are my favourite two challenges too. Love the creativity of your card, so unique and so very artsy...gorgeous x

  8. Hideko, so artsy and modern, love your Christmas tree. thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour :)

  9. Wonderful! Love that streak of perfect watercolour and the tree looks fabulous against it!

  10. What a wonderful, creative card, Hideko! I love your watercolor swish with the artsy Christmas tree! And the sentiment frame is perfect! The bit of red says WOW! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!


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