Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Happy Wishes- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Welcome.
Time for another card for the 
This month is an easy one....flowers.  



I just picked up this sweet Blossom Bunch stamp last month at Scrapfest and wanted to play with it.  One of the reasons I liked it was all the open space on the flower petals which makes it ideal to do a loose watercolouring on.
I began by stamping the flowers onto watercolour paper then watercoloured the petals using my Zigs and a wet paintbrush.  When they were dry, I fussy cut them out and set them aside.
I die cut the stitched frame using my Cuttlebug and added some blue gingham paper behind the frame.  I think the gingham always adds such a fun and summery look.
Next, I stamped the sentiment using my Misti then popped the flowers in behind the frame.
Added some black pearls to the flower centers.


Also adding my card to these challenges:

The Crafter's Cafe- BIRTHDAY

The Crazy Challenge- MONOCHROMATIC

A Bit More Time to Craft- ANYTHING GOES

Monochromatic Magic- MONOCHROMATIC



Please come and play along with us this month.  

Supplies
Stamps- Blossom Bunch (Stampendous), Fond Expressions 2 (STAMPlorations)
Ink- Memento black
Paper- Canson 140lb watercolour
Accessories and Tools- Misti, black gems, Cuttlebug, die- MFT, Zigs, paintbrush, pop dots

26 comments:

  1. Such a sweet card! I love how you've arranged the cards inside the frame - so effective! Jo x

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  2. I do love these sweet flowers, Karen. And they awesome with the gingham background. The black pearls are just perfect for the centers. xx

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  3. Such a lovely card, love the way you have placed the flowers, so VERY pretty.
    Faith
    x

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  4. I love your loosely watercoloured and fussy cut flowers, Karen. Adding your gingham paper behind your die cut window and then tucking in your cut flowers was genius. I love the entire effect of your pretty CAS design my friend. Hugs...

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  5. So fresh and light ... love the gingham ... and so happy to see that stamp again. Mine hasn't seen ink for a while now, but I'm going to get it out again.

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  6. Oh I ADORE the gingham and the pretty flowers peeking out of the window!! AMAZING design!

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  7. The gingham is perfect with these fun flowers that seem to be popping out of the opening! Love this, Karen!

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  8. I love how those flowers spill out of your frame ... lovely design.

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  9. Pretty Birthday card. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Birthdays" challenge.

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  10. Stunning and fresh. Lovely CAS Card. Thanks for joining me this month. Lisa Monochrome Magic

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  11. So simple and so beautiful!! Love it!

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  12. Love how you tucked those flowers in the die cut window with the gingham behind them! What a fresh look! I have all those products, so thank you for the inspiration!

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  13. Beautiful card, Karen! Love that gingham background and the blue flowers.

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  14. What a delightful card and I love the gingham background. This is so beautiful and the blue colors are fantastic!

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  15. Wonderful summery card, Karen - love the gingham in the background and the flowers coming out of the die cut aperture.

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  16. Such a lovely card, Karen, with the pretty posies reaching from behind the aperture! hugs, de

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  17. so pretty with that little gingham background. So glad you joined us at the Crafters Café, CarolG

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  18. cool layout with the flowers peeking out and the gingham behind.

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  19. looks great. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
    http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  20. Cool blue and the black center of the flowers pops out.

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  21. Karen this is so beautiful in blue!

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  22. Really lovely - such a fresh look and the gingham looks great behind the flowers.

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  23. Hi Karen, thanks for your comment. Your flowercard looks very beautyful.
    Nice day,Sabine

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  24. Another super colourful card Karen. Love that peek a boo die. Doesn't it give a great effect.

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  25. Sweet is how I'd describe those flowers too, Karen. They are perfect on the gingham background.

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  26. This has such happy whimsy to it! Peppy and fun.

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