Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Wildflowers

Hi everyone.  The CAS Watercolour March Challenge - Garden is winding down.  Just three more days to play along. :)

Today's card combines four flower images to create my garden.  Three of the images are from AliExpress and I have included the links below.  I love the size of these images as they can be used on their own or combined with other images to create a focal point, or used as background filler.

Links to stamp sets:
Orange flowers
Blue flowers
Yellow flowers

I stamped the images in Sahara Sand ink (very light) and then used my fine waterbrush and distress inks to watercolour over top.  I used Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint for my garden.  I filled in the bottom a little with green to make it appear as grass and then stamped some ground flowers.

I used my wonky stitched rectangle (NBUS) to die-cut the panel and then popped it up on my card front with foam.

Here's a close-up ...
I hope you'll play along if you haven't had a chance yet.  Come join us!







Stamps: Wildflower stamps (AliExpress); Sentiment - Friendship Garden (Fiskars)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series)
Ink:  Sahara Sand (SU!); Distress Inks:  Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  waterbrush, Wonky Stitched Rectangle (CUTplorations)

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour March Challenge - Garden

28 comments:

  1. This is a darling little watercolored garden, Lolly! Wouldn't that be sweet done on canvas and framed? I love it! Hugs, Dolly

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  2. I have some images like these and I've never thought to use them this way. I've only used as silhouettes. Now I've gotta try it this way! Love how your card came out Loll and I really love your wonky stitched rectangle. Hugs, Brenda

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  3. Love your sweet early Spring flower garden, Loll. I love how you planted your flowers on a little raised mound with a ground cover of grass and pretty blue flowers. So creative and a wonderful reminder that Spring is here:-) TFS my friend. Hugs...

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  4. Amazing how you water colored that detailed stamp so beautifully. Not sure I'd even try to paint those stems but love the soft look of your flower garden. Thanks too for those links!

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  5. And such a beautiful garden you created!! I just love each perfect detail wowie!

    Patti

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  6. Love this flowery garden watercolor look. Not sure why I don't use it more often.
    Beautiful, Loll.

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  7. A lovely, lovely little garden you created Loll and a perfect sentiment too! Love it!! :0)

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  8. What a lovely flower border! Love the soft colours and the addition of the grass!;l

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  9. Loll, I love watercoloured flower bed, such an amazing effect :)

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  10. Absolutely charming, Loll ... your watercolouring is so soft and dreamy ... it's gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  11. So pretty, Loll! A lovely little garden scene. Looks like you could pluck a beautiful wildflower bouquet! Thanks so much for sharing. :) Hugs!

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  12. I love the combination of flowers and soft water coloring. You always inspire me with your ideas and new techniques.

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  13. So delicate and pretty and great use of the individual stamps. I used individual stamps on my last card and I had so much fun. It's not a thing I do often but will do more in the future....it stretches the stamps further and I love the unique effect on your very beautiful card Loll x

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  14. Gosh it could be embroidered, it's so beautiful.
    Faith

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  15. A beautiful garden, my friend! Wouldn't it be a wonderful place to sit and chat? Love the way you've painted it and the beautiful mix of colors! The ground cover is such a pretty way to ground the larger flowers!

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  16. This is so pretty, Loll. I love the delicate design. xx

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  17. What a beautiful garden you have created Loll - love how you have used the stamps both in the positioning and the way you coloured them
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  18. love your pretty little garden scene....can't wait for the weather to actually permit that to happen. We still have snow and very cold temps...ugh.
    xx Karen

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  19. You always make such gorgeous cards Loll! and here is another one, such a pretty scene too ;) Viv xx

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  20. I love the berm that you placed your flowers on, Loll. It's such a sweet little garden patch.

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  21. Such a natural looking garden -- love the sentiment!

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  22. Oh! I so love this Loll, it just speaks natural garden to me! those stamp images are placed perfectly together. Love it!

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  23. Beautiful card, so lovely ...

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  24. Such a sweet picture, Loll. I love the delicate print of your plants. It looks so beautiful Loll!
    BożenA xoxo

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  25. What a sweet garden, Loll! You combined a few stamp sets so well and painted the images beautifully (instead of just stamping)! Thank you for sharing the links for the stamp sets too. Hideko xx

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  26. Oh my, you are a magician with stamps and watercolours, simply beautiful! Love it, xx

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  27. Super idea and a great way to stretch solid image stamps. Beautiful watercolouring as always. Love your fresh watercoloured garden. xx

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  28. Your wildflowers are so pretty, Loll! I love how you stamped them to create a no line watercoloring effect, then colored everything with DI's...such a beautiful card!

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