Friday, 2 March 2018

In the Garden- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello and Welcome.
It's time for another card for the 
Our theme this month is 
GARDEN.

For the challenge this month, we ask that you include a garden and not just a flower.
We welcome Nonni from Nonni's Handmade Cards as our GD this month.  
So onto my card.

I decided to make a square card for the challenge this month.
I began by stamping the garden scene along the bottom of a square piece of cardstock with black Memento then I clear heat embossed it so it would resist the ink I was about to add.
To add the ink to my background, I used my Acetate Inking Technique with a piece of acetate and my Distress Oxide inks.  

I cut a square frame using a die from Spellbinders and pop-dot mounted the inked piece inside the frame.


I hope you will come and play along with us this month.
We would love to see what you create.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Addicted to Stamps and More- ANYTHING GOES
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES
Brown Sugar- SPRING/EASTER


Supplies
Stamps- Silhouette Grasses (Sheena Douglass)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans,
Wilted Violet Distress Oxide (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; acetate sheet; Mister (TH); clear embossing powder;
heat tool; Spellbinder Square die; pop dots

33 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

so beautiful Karen

gr karin

Loll said...

This is gorgeous Karen. I love how your Acetate Inking works to create a beautiful landscape background. Gorgeous colours as always, my friend! xx

nancy littrell said...

Your acetate inking technique made such a beautiful background sky for your stamped silhouette flowers, Karen. I LOVE how you inlaid your main image inside your popped up frame. Very creative CAS Square Spring Garden design, my friend. TFS Hugs...

Annie said...

I like that technique and that you can place it exactly where you want it. Now I must get myself some acetate and give it a try. Your card is a beauty! Do you use a basic cardstock or a heavier weight?

JanR said...

Beautiful!

Christine Alexander said...

Karen, your acetate inking is perfect. It really gives such a scenic effect. I absolutly love it :)

Nonni said...

Wonderful, artsy card! I love the sky you created with inks, such beautiful blend of colors, and those silhouettes look amazing. Thanks for having me as GD at CAS Watercolour!

Sarn said...

Simply FABULOUS xxx

Jules said...

Simply beautiful Karen .. .. love the finished look .. .. it would look great framed and hung on a wall!!!

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Mac Mable said...

What a beautifully water coloured card. Love the square shape too Karen and your card reminds me Warmer weather to come...Thank you x

Creations by Shirl said...

Lovely watercolor scenery! TFS it with BS Challenge!

Ellibelle said...

Absolutely beautiful Karen!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, the sky looks like a real photograph with the silhouette flowers and the ocean towards the bottom. It's amazing, and you are so gifted with watercoloring! I am in such awe of your work, sweet friend!! You make some of the most beautiful cards, and I love the elegant simplicity!! Warm hugs, precious friend!! xoxo

Verna Angerhofer said...

So fantastic. That background really looks awesome and so much like a sky too! I love this!

Bobby said...

Your acetate technique made the most beautiful sky, Karen.

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Karen, a lovely silhouette garden scene and fabulous background - a great technique.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

cuilliesocks said...

So beautiful Karen, love your watercolour sky, and the silhouette floral garden, Kate x

Pat said...

This is such a beautiful atmospheric scene Karen, and the acetate inking for the background and your oxide inks looks so pretty. The oxide inks have been layered up perfectly and add real depth to the wonderful blue sky. x

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful sky for your silhouette garden, my friend! I think this is one of my favorite of your acetate inked backgrounds!

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous sky background for your silhouette garden. Such great control with your acetate smooshing technique. Love your beautiful card. xx

Dortesjs said...

Beautiful card, so very pretty ;O))

Marcia HIll said...

Your silhouette garden looks FABULOUS against your GORGEOUS acetate smooshed background Karen, and the framing is the perfect finishing touch! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

Gery said...

Beautiful work, Karen and Thanks for explaining how your watercolortechnique works.
I just followed the link to learn!
Your card looks stunning ❤️
Love Gery.

Susan said...

A beautiful garden, Karen! Love the silhouette of the flower garden with the beautiful inks behind for greenery and sky. Nicely framed too!

Susanne Vargas said...

This is a fabulous little scene and looks like a painting, framed and hanging in a gallery!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your acetate inked sky is gorgeous, Karen! The black grass silhouette enhances the beauty of your watercoloring. Great framing too! Hideko xx

Lin said...

Love that background and the silhouette flowers, Karen! Thank you for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Ina Grehan said...

You are the Queen of backgrounds Karen. No matter what technique you use they are always awesome - as is this one. Your sky is so realistic. Lovely floral display. Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM this week.
PS This comment goes for me too Karen. You know how I love your creations.

Daffodil Cards said...

I agree wholeheartedly with Ina above, a SUPER DUPER background.
Faith
x

Julie B said...

Love how you mounted your mini work of art.
Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week. :)

Anke said...

Wonderful card, Karen. So lovely ...

Linda said...

Beautifully CAS. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

shirley-bee said...

This is so beautiful, Karen! I love that sky, and how you've framed the image and popped it up. Would look fabulous framed and hanging on a wall!! Thanks so much for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It :)