Tuesday, May 02, 2017

CAS Watercolour May Challenge

Hi everyone.  It's the start of the CAS Watercolour May Challenge - Flowers.



I had a lot of fun making the card above.  I started by added just a little subtle stenciling on the white card base.  You can just see it peeking out from the main panel.  I used my clarity brushes and a soft blue ink over a mesh stencil.  It just adds a little somethin' to the background. :)

The main panel I pulled from my stash.  This is done with the Splash Watercolour technique (click HERE for my video tutorial).  I used bright blue and lime green to create a colourful backdrop.

I just received this pretty flower die-cut in my lastest on-line order.  It was part of my order that I placed using a gift certificate from my sweet friend, Mary.  Thanks Mary!  I just love the look of this die ... it gives you the outline and also the filler for both the flower head and the leaves (didn't use the leaves with this card).

The flower head is cut from another piece in my stash.  It's a background I made by smooshing Liquid Watercolour sprays make from concentrate.  The pink, purple and red hues are really vibrant and pop off the blue background.

To finish the card I added a dark gray border with a white heat embossed sentiment.

We are thrilled to have Mac (The Sweetest of Peas) as our Guest Designer this month.  Please click HERE to check out Mac's card, and cards made by our talented Design Team.  Then come play along!

I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank Harriet (Ally Cat Cards) for all her hard work and inspirational cards that she has provided to the CAS Watercolour Challenge over the past eight months.  She is leaving the design team and we will miss her!







Stamps:  Sentiment (Painted Butterflies - Altenew)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Mixed media paper main panel (Strathmore 140 lb.); Basic Gray card stock (SU!)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Broken China, Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Textured Mesh Stencil (Memory Box), water mister, Sketch Daisy die (Memory Box), Liquid Watercolour concentrate in magenta, purple and red (Dick Blick), white embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour May Challenge - Flowers

32 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Loll. Thanks for the tute too. x

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  2. This is so beautiful and bright Loll and I love that die cut flower with the inlaid purple flower petals which contrast so prettily with the background, and the white on grey works well for the sentiment. x

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  3. Wonderful card! I love the blues and greens with the little hit of purple from the flower! The dark grey sentiment panel really grounds it.

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  4. What a pretty splattered piece your background is Loll and I love that vibrant flower and how it pops against the background! The subtle stencilling on the card base is inspired! Just fabulous! Have a wonderful day my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  5. Loving the soft use of the stencil on the background. Such pretty splattering and love the pop of colour on that ever so pretty die cut flower. Thank you so much for inviting me as your GD this month....Thrilled x

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  6. Beautiful card, Loll! I love the soft stencilling popping out from the panel, and the vivid colour of the flower head pops beautifully against the background.

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  7. Gorgeous bloom, Loll! Your splash watercoloring is the perfect backdrop and I love the subtle mesh stenciling in the background! I can't wait to play along again this month, but first I need to check out your video...Thanks!

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  8. I love your pretty flower, Loll! It's a perfect contrast for the splashed background! And the soft stenciling adds even more interest! A beautiful card, my friend!

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  9. Gorgeous card, Loll. Really lovely design and the colours are beautiful. xx

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  10. I love everything about this gorgeous card, Loll!! The colors are fabulous, the flower is dainty and an eye-catcher, and the backgrounds you've created on both the panel, and behind, are wonderful. And watercolored flowers are right up my alley! Time/weather/migraine permitting, I hope to play along too! Bev

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  11. the die cut is gorgeous, I love the inlaid pieces and that wonderful background.

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  12. This is stunning Loll, love the pop of purple x

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  13. Lovely card Loll another great background and love how your flowers 'pops' ...

    Anne

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  14. This looks beautiful. I love the stenciling just peeping out from behind the main panel and the die cut flower looks fab. I must confess I have that pretty die but never used it ...... I think its time I did! xx

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  15. Great card Love the background

    Lilian B

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  16. stunning! and thank you for the video!
    hugs

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  17. Really lovely card Loll - love the flowers die and the background is fabulous. Great tutorial, as always!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  18. Lovely card, Loll! Such pretty colors. I like the stenciling in the background and how you added the sentiment, too! :)

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  19. This is a spectacular card, Loll! The splattered background, the delicate flower with the vibrant petals, the grey sentiment strip and the subtle stenciling on the card - I love it all!

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  20. What a beautiful card Loll! Had to look twice to catch the subtle stenciling on the card base, but that really does add a nice touch to the base of the card! And I LOVE your new flower die...it's perfect with the colorful inlaid pieces! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

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  21. This looks lovely. I really like the subtle script stamp I can just see at the edges of your watercolour panel.
    Your die cut pops off the page!

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  22. I love your subtle stenciling behind your Gorgeous watercoloured background, Loll. Beautiful colors for your pretty inlaid die cut flower. Such a wonderful CAS design too my friend. TFS Hugs...

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  23. I do like that splash of purple on the petals. Makes the flower pop of the front. Hugs Mrs A.

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  24. Beautiful background, Loll and love the color of the flower in contrast to that background. What a fabulous color combination!

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  25. What a beautiful scene you created! Love the colors you used. The background stencil is just the perfect touch.

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  26. I love, love, love this card! It's beautiful! Where can I buy this flower die?

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  27. Gorgeous background and I love the pop of pink!

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  28. That die cut is so pretty, Loll. You are so good at making inky backgrounds and I love the subtle stencilling in the background, I think I will have to use that idea myself! x

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  29. The purple pops, Loll, and the stencil looks like overflow from the background. Love it!

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  30. Wow, Loll, this is beautiful ... the vibrant flower is gorgeous against the background. What a stunner ... love it! Hugs, Anita :)

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  31. Oh, Loll! What a beautiful card. I love the amazing background, Oxy does the real miracles! And I see that from the central panel emerges delicate image of a stenciled. You are a true genius.
    BożenA xoxo

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