Thursday, March 03, 2016

STAMPlorations CAS Challenge Guest Designer


Hi everyone.  Today I'm honoured to be the Guest Desiger for STAMPlorations March CAS Challenge - YAY! :)

Here's is the challenge.




I love how sunny, fresh and spring-like this card is with this bright yellow sprayed background.  I used my watercolour sprays to create it, just adding the one shade of yellow.  Quick and easy and it adds a lot of visual texture. :)

I stamped the bloom and leaves onto mixed media paper, coloured with my Zig Clean Color Real Brushes, moving the colour around and blending with a waterbrush. Again, another easy technique!  I fussy cut the flower and leaves, and then popped them up over my torn vellum sentiment banner.

I hope you'll come check out the STAMPloration's March CAS Challenge and see all the beautiful cards made by the Design Team.  And I hope you'll play along.

And since I used STAMPlorations stamps, I'm linking up to the Never Ending "Anything Goes" challenge at STAMPlorations.



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Also, this card is another example of CAS Mix Up.  A CAS design with mixed media products or techniques and fits the March challenge of Watercolouring.  I have stamping, watercolouring (watercolour spray background + watercoloured flower with zigs) and "my choice" is vellum, heat embossing and fussy-cutting.




Edited to add:  Thanks to my wonderful friend Sandie's suggestion, I'm heading over to link up my Spring card at Time Out Challenges.  They are celebrating their two years --- congrats to them!  Their theme this time is Easter and/or Spring with the twist of masking. :)

Thanks for coming by for a visit!




Stamps:  Blooming Buds (dee's artsy impressions); Fond Expressions 2 (STAMPlorations)
Paper:  White card base and front (Neenah); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore); vellum
Ink:  Black (Memento), Zig Clean Color Real Brushes (Lemon Yellow, Orange, Light Green, May Green)
Accessories & Tools:  Yellow watercolour spray made from Liquid Concentrate (Dick Blick), waterbrush, clear embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
STAMPlorations March CAS Challenge - Anything Goes - optional twist: Yellow
CAS Mix Up March Challenge - Watercolouring
STAMPlorations Anything Goes
Time Out #51 - Spring

39 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Loll, love that stamp set of Dee's, so versatile. :)

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  2. So gorgeous! I fell in love with that sprayed background -- I stay away from sprays because I'm too messy and when I spray, my backgrounds never look as beautiful as yours! So happy to have you at STAMPlorations, Loll!

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  3. Loll, this is so beautiful creation! Love your background adding so much interest to this CAS style card. Really great to have you as our GD this week!

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  4. Such a pretty card Loll! So fresh and I love the torn vellum strip for the sentiment - great minds think alike, I put a card up on Instagram yesterday with a torn strip of vellum for the sentiment - I didn't bother to blog it as it was almost identical to the one I made for this month's HLS card! This pretty card has made me yearn for spring, but I suppose we shouldn't wish our time away like that eh? Have a lovely evening my friend! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  5. A spring joy, love the bacground and the vellum looks fab torn. Congrats on GD and why not add this to TO x

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  6. This is stunning, Loll. Your beautiful background makes a perfect base for the lovely flower, such a great design x

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  7. And congrats on your GD spot!

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  8. Love the vellum for the sentiment! Beautiful happy shades of yellow to brighten up this dreary day! Congrats on being a Guest Designer!

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  9. Wow and YAY! This is a wonderful card that brings us spring. When I look at her, I have the impression that the window nature wakes up from winter sleep ... so much optimism is on the card, beautiful!
    Hugs,
    BożenA

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  10. Love your sprayed background for your pretty fussy cut flower. Congratulations for being STAMPlorations Guest Designer Loll.

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  11. Lovely blending! Looks so pretty~

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  12. This is a lovely bright spring time card, love how you have created the background and the velum strip for the sentiment xx

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  13. Love the background Loll. Lovely flower coloring as well.

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  14. Lovely card, Loll. Background works a treat. X

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  15. Your soft yellow background is gorgeous, Loll! I also love how you colored the bloom with your Zig markers, and your vellum panel is the perfect touch! A really stunning card! Off to check out your challenge :)

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  16. Oh my gosh, I completely forgot to Congratulate you on your Guest Designer spot at Stamplorations!

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  17. I love, love, love all this Springy yellow, Loll! The vellum adds an extra dreamy element! Congratulations on being the GD at Stamplorations!

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  18. This is just gorgeous! I love that spritzed background and the bloom is just so pretty ...... a perfect card for spring. So happy to have you as our Guest Designer this month xx

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  19. Beautiful card Loll. Your background came out really nice and I love the torn vellum for your sentiment! Congrats on GD at Stamplorations.

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  20. Lovely Spring card Loll and a perfect background to show off your gorgeous flower

    Anne

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  21. Just such a happy card with that yellow! Beautiful card, Loll! Congrats on your GD spot...so well deserved!

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  22. Lovely card, Loll. I love the torn vellum. Congrats on being guest designer.

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  23. Love this pretty floral image, and what you've done with it, to make it so happy in feel & so spring cheery. That background is lovely, and I totally like the torn vellum. Congrats on being the GD at Stamplorations, but easy to see why you were asked. Love this one! TFS & Hugs

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  24. I am coming here after looking at your card at the STAMPlorations, I just had to drop by to tell you, how beautiful it is, a super fantastic card, I love the yellow, and that torn vellum panel is brilliant! A great card.

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  25. Such a pretty card, delicate background and loving the vellum.

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  26. so pretty Loll...the yellow is so happy and cheerful at this time of year.
    It makes me want Spring! so badly!

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  27. Gorgeous Loll! Such a pretty card with all the lovely yellows and that luscious flower! Congrats on your guest spot, lucky for them to get your added inspiration! hugs :)

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  28. So pleased you did link up Loll...you can't escape me! I habe your new challenge on my list and am hoping to play. I haven't felt crafty and no cards for over a week but hoping to correct this, in tile to play xx

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  29. What a beautiful and cheery card Loll. Makes me smile!:)

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  30. Congratulations on your GD spot, Loll! What a beautiful bloom ... so lovely ... it's almost dancing in the breeze against the fabulous splattery background! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

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  31. Gorgeous citrus/spring card Loll. So fresh. Congrats on your GD spot.

    Hugs

    Karen xxx

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  32. I love the fresh look of this! The sprayed bg looks so artsy and the torn vellum was a great idea... All and all a fantastic card! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

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  33. So glad you linked your card to our challenge Loll, it fits in perfectly!! Such a beautiful card and absolutely love the background effect. It also reminds me I haven't used that floral stamp for a long time, so must get it out asap. Always wonderful to have you with us at TIME OUT!!

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  34. Excellent sprayed background for your gorgeous yellow flower, Lolly! And that vellum sediment is the perfect design choice!! Hugs, Dolly

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  35. Wow, this is a beautiful card Loll! I love that sprayed background, although I'm not sure what a sprayed watercolored background is, I just know I love it! lol That beautiful flower is gorgeous, I need a lot more practice with my Zig markers because my coloring doesn't look anything like yours! I think I need to practice with a larger image maybe. I love this card because it is so happy looking to me and I'm so ready for spring sunshine to beam down in my life. Hugs, Brenda

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  36. This is a delightfully elegant Springlike card Loll and the vellum with the sentiment is so pretty with the gorgeously coloured flower on top. x

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