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:

Julie B said...

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

maria f. said...

Happy Spring!

Shery said...

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!

Ksenija Rizova said...

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!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

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

sandie said...

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

Sue said...

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

Sue said...

And congrats on your GD spot!

Susan said...

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

Bożena Adamusińska said...

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

nancy littrell said...

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

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely blending! Looks so pretty~

Gail Townsend said...

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

Dawnie401 said...

Love the background Loll. Lovely flower coloring as well.

Donna said...

Lovely card, Loll. Background works a treat. X

Barb Ghig said...

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 :)

Barb Ghig said...

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

Bonnie said...

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

Linda said...

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

scrappindede said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

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

Anne

Lee-Anne said...

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

Bobby said...

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

Heidi Stamps said...

Beautiful!

MaryH said...

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

Shylaa Shree said...

gorgeous loll

Rahmat said...

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.

Mac Mable said...

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

Karen D. said...

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

Pamellia Johnson said...

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 :)

sandie said...

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

Inkyfingers said...

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

Anita in France said...

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 :)

Karen B said...

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

Hugs

Karen xxx

Nonni said...

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!

Shona Chambers said...

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!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

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

Brenda said...

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

Pat said...

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