Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Spring Flowers

I'm having fun playing with the both CAS Mix Up May Challenge - Splattering and CAS Watercolour May Challenge - Flowers.  Today's card is for both. :)



I started by stamping the flower in brown ink onto mixed media paper.  The image was heat embossed in clear since the brown ink used wasn't waterproof.  I pressed yellow, orange and pink inks onto my mat and spritzed with just a little water.  I used a paint brush to pick up the yellow first, adding to the center of one of the flowers, then added some orange around the yellow, and finished with pink ink around the outside edges of the petals.  I repeated for all flowers.  I just did loose watercolouring so the colours would mix a bit.  Orange and pink inks were splattered over top.

I cut the panel down to size, cutting off a strip at the bottom for my sentiment to create a split design.

I hope you'll come play along with one or both challenges.  We already have lots of wonderful entries in the gallery.  Come check them out and be inspired!

Thanks for stopping by.






Stamps:  Blossom Bunch (Stampendous); Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Cocoa (Memento); Distress inks:  Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Clear embossing paste, heat tool, watercolour brush

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up May Challenge - Splattering
CAS Watercolour May Challenge - Flowers

27 comments:

Valerie Nolan said...

Love this Loll, very contemporary feel to it.
Val x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I love this set of colors. They blend beautifully, creating many amazing new shades. I also love this stamp, with no success I tried to buy it, so even more with admiration I look at this card. She is unique.
Hugs,
BożenA

Julia Aston said...

Your card is so bright and happy with these colors and fun splatter Loll!

Pat said...

I love the loose watercolour look you have given these flowers Loll and the colour combination is so pretty. x

Nancy Stislow said...

The striking thing about this card is the loose watercoloring. It caught my eye right away. Your colors are fabulous and the splatter is the perfect final touch. This one is so fun and looks fun to do!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful spring flowers, Loll! I love the way the colors blended and the splatters add extra fun!

Darnell said...

Great design, Lolly! I love those whimsical and cheerful flowers, happily splattered!! Hugs, Dolly

clavell said...

I love your watercolouring on this wonderful card! Thanks for explaining your steps...I would never have figured out how you achieved this gorgeous blend of colours! ♥

Lisa Lara said...

Oh so sweet Loll, I love how you cut your panel in two.

Susan said...

Wonderful colours and splatters - and love the split in the panel!

nancy littrell said...

I still can't believe I am in Vancouver, BC stamping with you Loll and Susan and Christine. What a fabulously creative time we are having and having so much fun sharing stories, techniques, and so much more. I LOVE your background, watercolouring and splattering of your pretty flowers. TFS my friend. Hugs...

Karen D. said...

great card mf...I just bought that stamp and made a card with it too!!
really fun stamp to play with.
xx Karen

Karen D. said...

You are so lucky....so happy you are having such a fun time. I can just imagine the amazing, inspiring cards you gals will make.
Can't wait to see them!!
xx Karen

Jeanne said...

So pretty! :)

Sue said...

Very sweet card, Loll! Beautiful colouring and spatters.

Bobby said...

Stamping the outline with brown. I haven't thought of that, Loll, but I'm definitely going to try it for a different look. I love your sweet flowers.

Christine Alexander said...

really beautiful, love the split pannel

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Loll. Love the image and the splattered background is lovely. xx

Colleen said...

What a gorgeous bouquet of flowers, Loll! So very pretty, your colors are spot on and the splatters too! Heart hugs, Colleen

Anita in France said...

So pretty and whimsical, Loll ... these sweet blooms look as thought they're drifting in the breeze! Hugs, Anita :)

Linda said...

This looks so pretty, I love that flower stamp xx

Mac Mable said...

Me too xxxx

Mac Mable said...

So delicate and so pretty. Love how you've cut the bottom and dropped it down a little. Loving the splats too x

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh Lol, I am just trying to catch up with my blogs and came across this beauty! Love the loose watercoloring with the splatters and the layout! I have pinned it because I own this stamp and adore how you used it!

Jo Manna said...

Gorgeous bouquet, the splatters really do the finishing touch xx

JosieD said...

Love the watercolor technique -- so soft and natural looking. Ventured in to trying splatters last night after watching your video. Definitely will take practice and playing(!) But a good look to learn how to do.

Barb Ghig said...

Such a clever way to combine challenges, Loll! Your flowers are so sweet, and your splatters are the perfect accent to your design! LOVE this charming card!