Saturday, 16 March 2019

Hollyhocks on Vellum- CAS Watercolour Challenge



Hello and Welcome.
Time for another card for the 


This month our theme is to watercolour onto Vellum.

We have 2 great guest designers this month- 



My card was a simple one to create.
I rubbed some Distress Oxide inks onto a piece of acetate, sprayed with water and used that to ink my piece of vellum.  I set it aside to dry, then glued it onto a piece of white cardstock for stability.  
(My vellum was pretty light weight so when it dried, it was a bit curled.  To help flatten it, I ran it through my Cuttlebug and that really seemed to help.)
Next, I die-cut a frame using a die from MFT and then die-cut the hollyhocks and put it all together to fit inside the frame.  
I pop dotted the piece for interest over a heavy white card base.
I decided to leave it with no sentiment so I can use if for a number of different occasions.



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More- MAKE YOUR MARK
Allsorts Challenge- FAV STAMP IMAGE/DIE
(love this die and all the detail it has)
The Flower Challenge- ANYTHING GOES

Supplies
Stamps- none
Inks- Distress Oxides- Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves (TH)
Paper- Vellum; heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Wildflowers die (TH); In and Out Diagonal Stitch die (MFT)

20 comments:

cuilliesocks said...

Just so beautiful, Kate x

Loll said...

This is beautiful Karen. I LOVE your acetate smooshed vellum background. Looks amazing with the white framing and white holly hocks. Gorgeous design! xx

Pat said...

You have got such a pretty background for your white hollyhock using the acetate to transfer the ink, and the rectangular frame with the diagonal stitch pattern shows it off beautifully Karen. x

Christine Alexander said...

wow Karen, your random press of colours is gorgeous, definitely a CASE in the future :)

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous watercoloring on vellum background for your pretty white hollyhocks, Karen. I love your framing too. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Ellibelle said...

A beautiful card Karen. Love the pretty colors behind the die. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week where it's all about our favorite stamps, dies or digis. Hope you'll visit and join in again soon!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So gorgeous with all the wonderful blue hues on your background. It shows off the hollyhocks beautifully.

Mac Mable said...

Striking colours on your fabulous card and thank you for the tip about trying to straighten the vellum....a CAS beautiful card x.

Susan said...

Karen, this is so beautiful! I really love hollyhocks so your card instantly appealed to me. And I love the colours you used.

Greta said...

Love the color combo for the vellum piece & your card is wonderful, Karen!

brenda said...

Very pretty and great inky background, thanks so much for joining in our 'Use a Favourite' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Marcia HIll said...

This is so pretty Karen!! I love the colors in your smooshed background and those simple white Hollyhocks look fabulous against it! :0)

Bobby said...

You made that background look like out-of-focus hollyhocks, Karen. This is such a beautiful card. You must have a different TH wildflower set because mine doesn't have hollyhocks. I must go check that out.

Viv said...

Wow this is so very lovely Karen ! my favourite colours and I love those amazing hollyhocks too. Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

Julia Aston said...

What beautiful results using the Distress Oxides rubbed on the vellum and spritzed with water Karen - I haven't worked with vellum much - but want to try what you've done here! So pretty!

Brenda in IN said...

I love that color combination of blue and purple and it's a great way to show the white die cut flower.

Bonnie said...

I love how the colors of ink blended on this gorgeous background, Karen! It's perfect for the framed hollyhock!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Such a stunning design! Amazing colors on the background and I just love those white flower silhouettes. Thank you for sharing your card with us at ATSM.

Rachel Vass said...

Such a gorgeous card and fab result. Love this technique. Thanks for sharing this with us at The Flower Challenge.
Rachel DT

Ros Crawford said...

You background vellum is beautiful!! Love the card!