Monday 2 March 2020

Luck of the Irish- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Well we are into the month of March and it's time for another fun theme at the 

This month we are celebrating The Luck of the Irish!

Everyone's Irish on St. Paddy's Day right?!  So this month lets show some green, it could be shamrocks, meadows, leprechauns (or gnomes!), or use some color with a rainbow or something gold. It doesn't have to say anything about St. Paddy's Day but be inspired by it.
This month we also welcome our Guest Designer:  Hannelie (Desert Diva)

So onto my card details.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and positioned my Fern Garden stamp into my Misti. I got out my Green Brushos, sprinkled some into my palette then diluted it with a bit of water.  Using a wet brush, I painted the stamp with the green and pressed onto my paper.  I did spray the stamp with some water after the first impression was stamped to use all the little bits of colour still left on the stamp.  It also helps give the overall impression a more watercoloured look.
When all was dry, I die cut the middle area of my card with the hemstitch die to add interest, then stamped the sentiment.  I did add some faint grid stamping in the corners for interest as well.
I simply mounted it onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Fern Garden (Stampendous); Scripted Bold Sentiments (Pinkfresh Studio)
Scratch Bkg (SU-so sorry, but I don't know the name of this stamp)
Inks- Versafine, Brushos
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Hemstitch Die (Spellbinders); 
Cuttlebug; paintbrush


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Another Beauty Karen, love the design.
Faith x

Robyn Oliver said...

Great technique with the Brushos and stamp Karen, fab card with that die cut border, hugs Robyn

Julia Aston said...

A lovely watery green stamped background for your dark script sentiment Karen - that Hemstitch die frame adds a great subtle pattern to your design! xx

Christine Alexander said...

I really need to practice this technique Karen, my attempts never look this good :) I think I use too much water.
Love that colour and the loose artsy effect.

cuilliesocks said...

Just beautiful Karen, lovely colours too, Kate x

Donna Ellis said...

Your watercolor background is beautiful, Karen! Loving the nature-feel of this lovely piece! hugs, de

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous green Brushos watercolored Fern Stamped background with your bit of faint grid stamping, Karen. Adding your die cut stitching is a wonderful detail and Love your Bold font sentiment too. TFS your beauty and your detailed description, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

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Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful with all that awesome green.

I Card Everyone said...

Love every single shade of green that comes from those Brushos of yours, Karen! I'm betting it's a surprise each time you use/add water, right?
Gorgeous card... aren't we getting such wonderful use of those Hemstitch dies? They sure haven't gone unused by either of us!

Marcia Hill said...

WOW...absolutely GORGEOUS card Karen! Loving all that lovely green you used and the bits and pieces of the design that pop out at you the longer you look at it! Love the hemstitched die used on the card front too! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

Susan said...

Wonderful texture in the card with the hemstitch die and the grid stamp! The technique of painting the stamp with Brushos turned out perfectly.

Conny said...

Wow, this is fantastic! Love the colors!


My Paper Epiphany said...

Wonderful depth in your stamped ferns and I love the die cut hemstitch frame:)

cotnob said...

A super card Karen, a fabulous technique.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Mac Mable said...

What a stunning water colour effect and a fabulous effect from the technique Karen x.

Brenda in IN said...

This is artsy and unique. I love the mix of colors and that beautiful frame you used.