Tuesday 17 September 2019

Complementary Colours - Blue/Orange

Hello there. It's mid-month reminder time for this month's CAS Watercolour Card Challenge.

I'm hosting this challenge and I really wanted to create a card that blended the colours to show how when combined, complementary colours can tone each other down. I have many backgrounds in my stash now, because I was really fussy:) This is the final result...

I made a wash on Arches Smooth watercolour paper, using Daniel Smith and Peerless Watercolours and when dry, I die-cut the feathers. Next I die-cut the panel, using Penny Black Antique Frame,  stamped the Hero Arts sentiment and mounted the feathers. To finish, I matted this on a blue card base and added some splatter.

You can see more inspiration at the CAS Watercolour Blog  and you can join the challenge here
We are joined this month by the talented Anita, from Stampin with Anita


  1. Beautiful feathers, Jenny! The colors have worked perfectly with just a bit of blending! Awesome card and challenge!

  2. Love this stunning card Jenny - what a beauty. those feather dies are a great size for a feature on their own

  3. Absolutely STUNNING card Jenny...I just love how you've blended the blues and oranges on your feathers! Great challenge this month too...I really enjoyed playing with so many color combinations, even though my favorite ended up being the orange and blues together. :0)

  4. gorgeous card....love how you did the feathers.
    xx Karen

  5. Gorgeous, vibrant colours for your feathers, Jenny! They looks amazing. Love how you have the separate colour at each end of the feather, with the mix of the two in the middle. Great work! This has been a really fun challenge ... thanks for that! xx

  6. What a fabulous card! The watercolour wash in those amazing colours makes the feathers really pop. Gorgeous!

  7. Wow what a stunning card. Love the complementary colours you've chosen and I know exactly what you mean after trying a technique and having lots of backgrounds in the stash! x