Thursday 2 April 2020

Spring Flowers- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello and Welcome 
Are you ready for a new month and for a new challenge?
This month we will be celebrating Spring at the

So this month our host Susan has asked us to create some cards for Spring using those kinds of flowers.  So think snowdrops, daffodils, tulips, crocuses, apple and cherry blossom, dogwood, etc.

I can't wait to see my Spring flowers.  They are slowly beginning to emerge.  It is such an exciting time of year when all comes to life.

So onto my card details.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  I positioned my rectangle acrylic mask over the center area of my card panel.  I set it up in my Misti, then using my Tombow markers, I coloured directly onto the stamp which reminds me of crocuses, sprayed with water and stamped.  I repeated that process until I was happy with the inking.  
Leaving the mask in place, I sponged along the edges with some Shaded Lilac Distress ink and splattered just to one side using some of the DI ink diluted with water.
I removed the mask and stamped the sentiment in the bottom corner.
I mounted it onto a piece of purple cs then onto a heavy white card base.

I hope you will come and play along with us.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Inks- Shaded Lilac DI; Versafine; Tombow markers
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); sponging tool; paintbrush;
Mister (TH)


Susan said...

Beautiful colours, lovely layout with the sponged panel over the flowers, and a great sentiment!

Pat said...

So pretty Karen and love the masking and the straight to stamp technique with the inking, and the sentiment, of which you have a vast array and all so heartening. x

Viv said...

You are soooo good at this watercolour technique Susan - another gorgeous card!

cuilliesocks said...

Another gorgeous floral card Karen and such a lovely sentiment too, Kate x

Julia Aston said...

This is so pretty with the inner masking and outer framing in blue (of course blue!) Lovely flowers and sentiment Karen! xx

Bonnie said...

Love these sweet Spring flowers with the soft wash, Karen! The masking makes it even more fantastic! I've ordered the masks finally. Thanks for the enabling and the inspiration, my friend!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning and lovely blue colour.x

Christine Alexander said...

so pretty Karen, love that soft background for those gorgeous flowers :)

Loll said...

Beautiful blooms that are soft and delicate, Karen. I LOVE the colour. Great work with masking, sponging and splattering. This is your go-to layout, which is always amazing. xx

Robyn Oliver said...

A really pretty card Karen, love your technique and the lovely purple shades.... Spring is a glorious time, watching the flowers appear bring me lots of joy and happiness... have a fabulous day, stay safe, hugs Robyn

kiwimeskreations said...

What a gorgeous card - loving the way the image finished up - that is exquisite, and the sentiment extending onto the border is stunning
Stay safe

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Karen...CAS perfection!! Love the splattering just to the one side and your sentiment is just perfect for this card!! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

Vicky Hayes said...

Such a pretty, delicate card Karen. I love the masked off inky background and the beautiful watercolour effect of the flowers. Vicky x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! so delicate and Gorgeous.
Keep safe and well.
Faith x

Mac Mable said...

So delicate and so very pretty and lovely wash of water colouring Karen x.

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love the monochromatic look of this card and the colour is so pretty!Great design with the masking!

Kia's Place said...

So pretty as always Karen. Love the masking and the delicate colours of your sponging.