Thursday, March 16, 2017

Spring Watercolour

Hi everyone.  Today's card is a reminder about the CAS Watercolour March Challenge - Spring.  There's just over a week left to play along.


I had a really difficult time photographing this card.  Sorry for the poor quality, but the camera seemed to be fooled by the splattered lime green background with gold embossing.  This was as good as I could get. :)

Here's a close up ...



I started with a Splash Watercolour background (click HERE for video tutorial), using twisted citron and mowed lawn distress inks.  The colours definitely say Spring to me.  I used a couple of small flower and leaf stamps, heat embossed in gold and watercoloured with more distress inks.  I added a small gold embossed sentiment to finish.

I hope you'll come join us for this fun challenge.  Use any products that give a watercoloured look (distress inks, dye inks, acrylic paints, inka gold, gelatos, distress crayons, etc.).

Check out all the reminder cards from the rest of our Design Team and our wonderful Guest Designer, Heather by clicking HERE.

Hope to see you in the gallery!







Stamps:  Spring Flowers (Simon Says Stamp); Enjoy (Penny Black)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Water mister, gold embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour March Challenge - Spring

22 comments:

Julia Aston said...

Your flowers look so light and airy against the beautiful watercolored green background Loll! What a tease for our elusive spring! Julia xx

Donna said...

Absolutely beautiful, Loll.
Such happy, pretty colours.
X

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous smooshed background for your pretty flower and leaves. I love your gold accents, Loll. Your photo looks beautiful to me, but I know what you mean when you can't get it perfect. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Bonnie said...

What a pretty splash background! These greens certainly do look like spring! Love the little flowers and the gold embossing too!

MaryH said...

The soft mottled green with the pretty gold-edged flowers says spring to me too! I like the touch of the pink flower, and the gold makes that little arrangement stand out so nicely. TFS & Hugs

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

So fresh and lovely Loll! A very pretty card with those sweet flowers - makes me feel spring is here - thank you for the inspiration! Have a great weekend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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Happy Dance said...

Definitely Springtime colors! I've got this longing to see more of them after the snows we've had this week, lol! So thanks for this sweet glimpse! I love how those blossoms pop against the greens, too. This is really lovely, Loll. I just love this card. Bev

Maxine D said...

Oh What a beauty Loll - love your colours!!
Blessings
Maxine

Cathy said...

Gorgeous greens Loll, love the gold embossing too and those flowers really pop of the page, so pretty, Cathy x

Linda said...

What a perfect card to welcome Spring. Love the colours and the background and the embossing on the flowers really make them pop! xx

Petra Swart said...

Oh, how beautiful, Loll and it's definitely singing spring!!!!!! I love the soft dreamy look of the sweet little flowers and leaves against your lovely green bg!!!! Your watercolouring of the flowers is really great and I'm definitely going to have a look at the video for the bg technique!!!! What I admire mostly about your work, Loll is how you work with the same basic lo very often and sometimes use the same leaves or flower dies or stamps on cards, but you always come up with a fresh new look and each card is so unique!!!!! And you're for sure the Queen of techniques to create stunning bgs!!!! This is another beauty, my friend!!!!
Off to watch the video!!!!
Have a great day!!!!
Hugz

Marcia HIll said...

Yep, those greens definitely say "Spring" to me too, and are so pretty as a background for those lovely gold embossed flowers! Beautiful card Loll!! :0)

Valerie Nolan said...

Your flowers look lovely against that gorgeous background Loll!
Val x

Daffodil Cards said...

Such a lovely fresh Spring green with little flowers that have the promise of Summer, love it.
Faith
x

Nancy Stislow said...

The soft colors on this are just exquisite! Love that background once again, Loll and the gold embossed, painted floral stamp is so well done! Love it. Agree too, lighting and photos is not an easy task with some colors!

Karen D. said...

I think it looks wonderful and perfect for spring. Love the fresh feeling green bkd
Xx Karen

Susanne Vargas said...

This pretty, green spring card is a feast for my eyes after snowstorm Stella dumped 30 inches of white stuff around here...! Thank you!

Mac Mable said...

Such a delicate and pretty card. Love the colour combination and the splats of gold. Such a refreshing and Spring like card x

Lisa Lara said...

Now your background is one gorgeous watercolor Loll!

Sheila H said...

Your embossing and watercoloring are spectacular.

Barb Ghig said...

Gasp! Spring on a card ~ Thank You!!! Your artistic design is not lost on us, even if your camera didn't want to cooperate! I love the mix of greens and your gold embossing is super elegant! Really gorgeous card, Loll!

Anita in France said...

Goodness, Loll, this little lovely really does say spring ... in a big way! The freshness of the splatter background is positively zesty ... so fabulous with those bright blooms! Hugs, Anita :)