Thursday, February 02, 2017

CAS Watercolour February Challenge

Hi everyone.  Here's my Design Team card for CAS Watercolour's February Challenge.


Perfect timing as this card is going to my Mom for her 88th birthday with is in six days.  I wanted to make her something bright and fresh and I think this card fits the bill. :)

I got this stamp last year and it's the first time inking it up.  It had the word "Cosmos" in a oval ornate frame at the top of one of the flowers that I didn't like. So I carefully did some stamp surgery with my scissors and cut it out. :)  So happy to just have the flowers, which I stamped twice in Archival Black ink (masking a couple of flowers in the background).

Then I had some fun watercolouring the leaves and flowers with my Zigs.  I layered several colours on each flower to give them lots of shading and dimension.  I finished off by adding a sentiment banner at the bottom of my card front.

We have Michelle (Handmade by Michelle) as our Guest Designer this month. Welcome to the team Michelle! :)

I hope you'll come join us for this fun challenge.  Click HERE to check out the amazing cards by our talented Design Team and our Guest Designer Michelle.  I know you'll be inspired.

I'm entering this into Time Out Challenge #76 - Inspired by Words ... "friends are connected heart to heart, distance and time can't break them apart".

Thanks for dropping by for a visit!






Stamps:  Cosmo Spray (Stampendous); Sentiment - Field Flowers (SU!)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Black Archival (Ranger); Zigs
Accessories & Tools:  waterbrush

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour February Challenge - Love
Time Out #76 - Inspired by Words


48 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Loll, Gorgeous Zig watercolouring of your beautiful Cosmos flowers. Your sweet mom is going to LOVE her card made with so much Love! TFS my friend. Hugs...

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful card Loll - cosmos were my Mom's favorite flower! your Mom will surely love it!

Mac Mable said...

The colour blending is gorgeous on this colourful and gorgeous card. Happy birthday to your Mum x

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card, Loll. Love the beautiful colours. Happy Birthday to your mother - she will love the card. xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love your coloring! Very Sringtime card

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW what beautiful colours and colouring.
Faith
x

Nancy Stislow said...

It's always a pleasure seeing your outstanding watercoloring! Love the gorgeous shading on this, Loll! What vibrant, cheerful colors you chose!

Bobby said...

I love those flowers so I had to check out the stamp and I don't blame you for performing surgery, Loll. You did a fabulous job of coloring them and it brings a lovely touch of Spring. Happy Birthday to your Mom. She'll love it!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oooh, this is bright, vivid and stunningly beautiful Loll! I'm sure your mum will love it! Wish her Happy Birthday from me in blogland! Have a lovely day! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Pat said...

Such vibrant colours Loll and the Cosmos flower group looks so pretty and makes me feel Summer is here already...I wish. Your Mum will love this I'm sure. x

Gramma Sarah said...

So alive looking...perfect coloring of the Cosmos. Wishing your Mum a glorious birthday with all of you. XO

Karen D. said...

I love how your card turned out Loll...so Spring-like and fresh. I want Spring!! Hopefully the groundhogs predictions of an early Spring come true.
xx Karen

MaryH said...

The colors are very spring like, and just hot, happy colors, sure to make your Mom feel happy too. Great work on the masking, and enjoyed reading about the stamp surgery. Mighty fine work with the zigs too! TFS & Hugs (and big Happy Bday to your Mom!)

Bonnie said...

These flowers are so bright and pretty, Loll! Your Mom will be delighted, I'm sure! Sending happy birthday messages to her.

Marcia HIll said...

Such a bright and happy card Loll...I'm sure your mom is going to love it!! Those flowers are water colored so beautifully with your Zigs...FABULOUS card my friend!! :0)

Happy Dance said...

This is just beautiful, and I'll bet your mom is going to love it! It's bright and happy and perfectly watercolored. And when she sees that sentiment, I'll bet she'll tear up - I would! So beautiful. Love this! Bev

Brenda said...

OMGosh, I love this card Loll! It's so bright and happy! The blooms are so beautiful and you have watercolored them up perfectly. I am glad you did stamp surgery because I thing the ornate frame with the word in it would have distracted from these lovely blooms! Your mom is sure to love this card! Hugs, Brenda

Daria said...

Beautiful! Happy Birthday to your mother; she will love this bright and cheerful card.

swldebbie said...

Saw this on Pinterest - soooooooooo pretty! It may be getting in the teens tonight but I'm feeling like Spring is in the air. :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your bright and colourful flowers Loll such a lovely card for your mum

Anne

Linda said...

Such a bright and happy card Loll ..... and coloured beautifully. I'm sure your mum loves it. Wish her a Happy Birthday from me too xx

sandie said...

This is so very elegant Loll and the layered watercolouring really gives a lovely depth to each flower. Thanks for joining Time Out

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Amazing! I love the lightness of this card. Delicate flower colors heighten the effect of white. Your mom will certainly be very happy when he receives the card. This card is unique. I join the best wishes for your mom. Good health and happiness.
Hugs,
BożenA

Nonni said...

What a beautiful stamp and I love your color choices! Your mum will love this!

JosieD said...

Just the time of year when we all need some bright and cheery and this card sure does that. Definitely in the spirit of "Think Spring" . You make watercoloring look so easy to get that natural, realistic look, but it takes a lot of experience to get there....and some good ole natural skill, too. Warm Happy Birthday Wishes to your Mom.

Susan said...

Your Mom will love the card! It's a treat for the eyes on another snowy day! The lovely bright colours and the flowers make me think winter will end! Wonderful watercolouring with your Zigs!

Sue said...

Beautiful flowers and colouring, Loll. I love the colours you've used and I love cosmos. I grew lots in my garden last year and the bees and butterflies love them too! Your Mum is going to be thrilled with her card! Best wishes to you and your family. x

Carol said...

Very pretty Loll. Carol x

Valerie Nolan said...

Gorgeous spring like card beautifully coloured Loll, your Mum will love it!
Val x

Kia said...

Be still my heart Loll, this is stunning. I love the happy colours of the flowers - they are just want to show it all off .... beautiful. tfs

Susanne Vargas said...

This is definitely a bright and fresh card and I'm sure your Mom will love it! Beautifully watercolored!

Maxine D said...

Oh Loll this is fabulous - love the depth of colours on the flowers :-).
Blessings
Maxine

Christine Alexander said...

So pretty, love the shading on the petals awesome work with the zigs. Also great idea with the stamp surgery sometimes we love most of the stamp but not all :)

TK said...

Bright and clean, just what the Daughter ordered! Beautiful!

Jo Manna said...

This is so springtime fresh, it's beautiful! Hugs

Sheila H said...

Your card is so fresh and Spring-like - love it!

Kylie said...

I really love the freshness of your card. Such pretty colours and a lovely design. Just gorgeous!

Petra Swart said...

Your watercoloured flowers are simply stunning, Lol!!!! Sooooooo beautiful - your mom is going to like it as much as I do!!!!!
Have a great day!!!!
Hugz

Jill Vickers said...

Beautiful card - I love the bright colours of the flowers - you have me longing for Spring already :) Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out! Jill

Maura R said...

So lovely, Loll!! Fabulous watercoloring with your zigs! Makes me want to get mine out right now......

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous watercoloring with your Zigs, Loll! I love your choice of colors and your design is stunning! Your mom is sure to love it, too!

Marcia said...

Mom is going to love that!! I'm breaking out the ZIG's and CASE-ing you. . . I need anniversary cards and this looks stunning. Love the hard line below the flowers. You're cards are always stunning!!

Lisa Kind said...

Gorgeous card! My mom will be 88 next month, and I hope I can create something as lovely as this! Thanks for playing our Time Out challenge!

Sue - said...

A lovely, bright summery card. I'm sure your Mum loved it!

Harriet Skelly said...

This is so bright and cheerful with beautiful water coloring Loll!

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful colouring, Loll - and great stamp surgery!

Heather said...

I love your colour combination and all that white space to really make it pop!
Heather T

Anita in France said...

Just beautiful, Loll ... you've made these gorgeous blooms shine with your wonderful watercolouring! I'm certain your Mom loved it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)