Tuesday 2 April 2019

Red Poppies- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello and Welcome
Time for another fun theme at the 

So pull out your poppy stamps and come play along with us.
This month, we welcome our Guest Rachel from Creating Paper Hugs.
Please be sure to check out the wonderfully done creations by the DT's.

So onto my card.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  I stamped the outline portion of the Altenew Poppy stamp with some black Memento ink.  I decided to watercolour my poppies using some Brushos so I sprinkled a bit onto a palette, added some water to dilute and picked up the wet paint with my brush.
Love the vibrancy the Brushos give.  
To add interest, I used the Chain Weave stencil placing it over he poppies then rubbed on some Weathered Wood DOX ink to the background just around the flower.  It still kept my card clean and simple but added the bit of contrast I wanted to better show off the poppies.
I then splattered with more diluted ink then stamped the sentiment using my Misti.
I glued that onto a piece of red cardstock and then onto a plain white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Try it On Tuesday- USE A STENCIL OR 2

Stamps- Treasure the Moments (Impression Obsession); Painted Poppy (Altenew)
Inks- Weathered Wood DOX (TH); Brushos
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); red cs
Accessories and Tools- Chain Weave stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); paintbrush; 
Misti (My Sweet Petunia); sponging tool; plastic palette

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs


cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen, beautifully coloured and designed, lovely subtle background, Kate x x

Bonnie said...

I love the rich red of the Brusho painting, Karen! It's such a wonderful contrast with the black outline. The soft stenciled background is just the right little bit to accentuate the beautiful poppies!

Pat said...

I love the look you've achieved with these beautiful poppies Karen, and they look a little sketchy with the strong but loose black outlines, and the bit of stencilling and spattering in the background and also the sentiment are great finishing touches. x

Loll said...

Beautiful card and design Karen. Love the bright red brusho poppies. The stenciling adds some lovely pattern in the background and really shows off the poppies. xx

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, I love the bright red of the poppies and the touch of blue in the background.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning! I love those vibrant Poppies and the artsy background:)

Cath Wilson said...

I actually saw this card last night on CAS Mixup Blog... I'm pleased you chose to link it to TIOT. It's a beautiful card and the subtle stencil work is perfect for CAS design. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
Cath x

Marcia Hill said...

Your Brusho Poppies are absolutely beautiful Karen and love the contrast of the softly stenciled background too! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

Mac Mable said...

I am loving the artsy look of that poppy stamp and it really lends itself to water colouring.....Beautiful CAS card and loving the delicate stencil work too x.

Susan said...

Wonderful vibrant red poppies and fabulous bit of stenciling behind them - the stenciling really does help them stand out! Love the subtle splatters too. Great sentiment too.

Meggymay said...

A beautiful CAS card, the stencil background is softly coloured and adds to the design. Thank you for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful background to show off those pretty poppies. I love this look!

nancy littrell said...

OMG..Karen, Gorgeous Brushos watercoloring on the inside of your stamped poppies outlined flowers. Wonderfully softly stenciled background, splatters and..as always beautiful sentiment, my friend. TFS Hugs..Nancy

kiwimeskreations said...

What a beautiful card Karen - love the subtle stencilling behind the poppies

Annick said...

oh so true !

Julia Aston said...

Love that whisper of stenciling behind your bold red poppies Karen! xx

ankitag612 said...

This is just gorgeous! Love how the red frame really brings out the red flowers. Thank you so much joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.xx Ankita

Bobby said...

The simplicity of the poppy with the intricate stenciling is a beautiful combination, Karen.

Pam said...

This is gorgeous!

Mrs.B said...

A lovely card, the poppies look lovely against the subtle stencilled background.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday, Avril x