Monday, 3 December 2018

Geode Watercolour Thank You

The count down is on! Yes, December is upon us, so I hope you're still finding time to create during all the Festive activities!

It's the 2nd of the month, which brings us to a new CAS Watercolour Challenge. The theme this month is 'THANK YOU' and out host is the delightful Bonnie of Stamping with Klass.

I decided to practise layering with my Daniel Smith and Maimeri Blu watercolour paints on Arches Cold Press paper.

I chose my favourite colours and I am thrilled with the result - I think these colours are so soothing. 
I added a bit of silver foiling. The butterfly and sentiment stamps are both from Penny Black.
The trick with layering is to wait until each layer is completely dry and to use colours that wont go muddy. I plan to try this technique again with a more organic Geode shape. 

The Design Team have made some wonderful cards to inspire you and we have a fabulous Guest Designer, Michelle, from 'I Card Everyone'.  I hope you'll check out their creations over at 
CAS Watercolour Blog and join the fun! 


  1. Jenny this is more beautiful than ANY geode stamp on the market! What a stunning creation... and one of my favorite little creatures, too!

  2. WOW! Gorgeous layering of watercolour paints to create this beautiful circle background Jenny! The colours are goreous, cool, and calming, And are perfect with your beautiful butterfly. Beautiful card! xx

  3. This is stunning and looks like a branch slice! Gorgeous work AND you've explained something I've been wondering about, so I'm grateful :-) Lovely, lovely work.

    Cath x

  4. This is amazing, Jenny! Your layers of blue are so perfect and such peaceful colors! Love the butterfly perched atop! I keep going back to look at it again. Love this!

  5. Wow .....your card is stunning Jenny, so unique and so creative. Absolutely beautiful and what a fabulous technique x.

  6. stunning effect by layering the colours. A technique I have to try :)

  7. Wow Jenny this is amazing - love your layered colours and the gorgeous butterfly and the dreamy colours on that

  8. This turned out absolutely BEAUTIFUL Jenny...LOVE the colors you used and that butterfly looks so lovely against all those perfect rings of color! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

  9. This is stunning, Jenny! I love this card! What a beautiful Geode and soothing shades of blue! The butterfly perching in the center is a great design. The silver foiling is a perfect, shiny, and lovely touch!
    Hideko xx

  10. Jenny this card is amazing... love how you've created that gorgeous ring of colour for your butterfly.. wonderful

  11. This is SO beautiful! I love it so much!!

  12. Sorry for this late comment but I wanted to say that I'm totally in awe with your stunning blue geode ! It is SO beautiful and what a gorgeous background for this lovely butterfly ! Just WOW ! Thanks so much for sharing and for inspiring. x

  13. wonderful sorry I'm late at totally got away from me!
    xx Karen

  14. Wow gorgeous work layering the DS Watercolors, I love your geode! The colors you picked are gorgeous! Please tell what colors you used for this piece? I pinned to my favorites!

    1. Thanks Tami. I'm sorry my paints are at my holiday house, so I'm unsure of colours.