Thursday, March 19, 2015

CAS Poppies


Hi everyone.  I love these poppies from Penny Black and have made many watercoloured cards with them.  Today I watercoloured them again, but then fussy-cut them out and added them to my card front, along with a very simple sentiment.  I'm really happy with the look of this VERY CAS card. :)

Yesterday I had my first fun field trip since my accident ... and what a perfect day to be out with the warm temps and sunny skies. :)  As many of you now, I tore a tendon in my leg back in late January. After surgery and a week in the hospital, I've been home for seven weeks, using a walker to get around until last week when I switched to crutches. Getting out and about with a walker was just too difficult, but the crutches have made that easier, so hubby drove me over to my mom's and we had a cup of tea and a visit. It's been a long time since I've seen her, so this was a real treat!  Looking forward to getting out and about more often now that I'm mobile. :)


Today I'm playing along with the latest challenge at AAA Cards - #35 - Bare Naked.  As the rules state, you can use the baby image for inspiration.  Or you can make any CAS card as long as it's VERY CAS, with lots of white space ... my favourite! :)


And CAS-ology #138 - Blossom.










Stamps:  Blooming Garden (Penny Black); Sunny Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Black Archival (Ranger); Distress Inks:  Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz); Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: water brushes

Challenges:
AAA #35 - Bare Naked
CAS-ology #138 - Blossom




42 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful CAS card Loll the colour of your poppies are stunning

Anne

nancy littrell said...

CAS Perfection Loll! A real Bare Naked Beauty! I just finished my 1st card using the same PB image :-) Why, did I just buy this beautiful "Blooming Garden Set" ? Because of you my friend :-) I have loved ALL the gorgeous cards you have used with the set. Off to post my poppy...THX Loll!

How exciting to be on crutches now :-) Hugs, Nancy

Jacquie said...

Hi Loll,

Gorgeous, gorgeous card, love the Poppies. Glad you up and about again be it just a little, good signs ahead my friend just don't overdo it lol!

Take care

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Carol said...

A gorgeous CAS creation Loll, I do love poppies. Pleased to hear you're getting about better. Carol x

LeAnne said...

GORGEOUS!

Linda said...

Loll .... this is just beautiful. I love the CAS design and those poppies are stunning! Glad to here you're getting out and about .... have a lovely weekend .... big hugs Linda xx

Deepti said...

Gorgeous!!!

Lisa Lara said...

So gorgeous Loll!

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Beautiful poppies! Very elegant looking card x

Lee-Anne said...

So happy you got out to see your Mom, Loll! Bet that perked both of you up :) This is CAS at its finest...absolutely gorgeous card!

Susan said...

As CAS as it can get! Well done for the bare naked challenge! Beautiful shading in the poppies and perfect placement of the sentiment.

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Loll, I always love how you do these poppies. I am so happy to hear that you are able to get out some now. Sounds like a lovely visit with your mom. Hugs, Brenda

Sue said...

LOVE poppies, Loll, and your beauties make the perfect CAS card x

Gail Townsend said...

Gorgeous card, love these poppies, and your colouring. Gail xx

Bonnie said...

These beautiful poppies really shine with all that white space!

Pat said...

This is so beautiful and really elegant Loll. Love that orange colour too. Glad you are getting more mobile now. x

wienerhoneymooners said...

LOVE this, I just used this die last night, LOVE POPPIES, my fave!! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards CAS Challenges

Rufus said...

Another gorgeous card and lovely poppies! Yahoo for being a bit more mobile and able to get out and about. Does wonders for "cabin fever"! Just be careful and don't overdo it.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Extraordinary uber-CAS card, Lolly! No one watercolors flowers like you do! I'm so delighted to hear that you are more mobile now and advanced to crutches! You go, girl!! Your mother must have been so delighted to see you! Hugs, Darnell

Sid said...

Beautiful poppies !

Karen B said...

Beautiful card Loll. Those poppies are stunning. So glad to hear you've upgraded to crutches..... doesn't time go so slowly when you can't get out? Bet your Mum was as glad to see you as you were to see her.

Hugs.

Karen x

Karen B said...

Beautiful card Loll. Those poppies are stunning. So glad to hear you've upgraded to crutches..... doesn't time go so slowly when you can't get out? Bet your Mum was as glad to see you as you were to see her.

Hugs.

Karen x

Julie B said...

Such a fab card Loll, I love that stamp also and have resisted from buying so far.
Glad to hear you are getting around more. My best friend tore her knee tendons a year ago skiiing, she said not getting about was the worst. xx

ÅsaJ said...

So gorgeous!!! Love it!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous CAS card Loll! Such an organic and realistic looking poppy, beautiful water colouring again!
Happy to hear that you are progressing with recovery and were able to visit your mom.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Loll, love the amazing vibrant colour of your flowers! hugs :)

Valerie Nolan said...

Stunning poppies Loll, gorgeous colour! Glad to hear you are progressing well and able to get out more:)
Val x

Barb Ghig said...

Your water colored blossom is GORGEOUS, Loll! I love the color you chose for the bloom and your CAS design is just beautiful!

Bobby said...

You do such a beautiful job on poppies, Loll. I have this stamp AND the die. You've inspired me to get them out and make a card.

Becky said...

Your card is stunning! Gorgeous colors.

shirley-bee said...

Those poppies always make me sigh, they're gorgeous. Beautifully coloured, perfect placement of the sentiment, fabulous CAS card. Glad to know you're able to get out and about, and especially to see your mum.

Anonymous said...

Hey Loll!! Totally stunning. I just learned about these poppies and ordered them. They are so elegant. I can't wait to make a card like yours. Beautiful done. Thanks for playing along with us this week at CASology.

Anita in France said...

Striking and gorgeous, Loll ... so beautifully coloured! Great news about your continued recovery ... sounds a lovely day out! Anita :)

Karen D. said...

just stunning mf...

May Sukyong Park said...

I'm glad to hear that you had a nice day out since your accident. Hope you perfectly recover soon, Loll. Oh, I almost forgot to say your card is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week! Hugs, May

Justine Hovey said...

This is so gorgeous! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards Challenges! Justine

Vicki Dutcher said...

So stunning!! thanks for joining in at AAA--

Kim M said...

Just beautiful! Your colouring of the flowers is just gorgeous. Love it! :-)

Jenny Colacicco said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, and wonderful watercoloring. Love the placement of the poppies too Thanks for joining AAA Jenny x

Angela said...

Intense beauty in your bare Poppy creation, Loll! Thank you so much for adding your work of art to the gallery at AAA Cards!

cm said...

Cas-ilicious in every way, Loll! Gorgeous poppies!
Hugs~c

Tami said...

Stunning card, love your watercoloring!!