Sunday, April 02, 2017

CAS Watercolour April Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today is the launch of the new CAS Watercolour challenge for April.


This is such a pretty colour combination.  I started by heat embossing this pretty image in white on mixed media paper.  Zigs were used to watercolour the flowers using a damp brush.  I used a soft gray zig to outline the flowers, spreading out the colour with a damp brush.  It seems to give the flowers a bit of a lift from the page. To finish, the sentiment was stamped in soft gray ink.

We are excited to have Marcia (Marcia K Designs) are our Guest Designer this month.  Marcia won our February challenge - Love.  Welcome Marcia!

I hope you'll have time to check out the challenge blog.  There's lots of inspiration from our wonderful Design Team and our special Guest Designer.

And I hope you'll come play along.  Just remember to keep you design CAS (Clean and Simple) and include watercolouring following our challenge of Green & Pink!







Stamps: Sweetbriar Rose (Stampin' Up!); Enjoy (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Zigs; Smoky Slate (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  White embossing powder, heat tool, water brush

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour April Challenge - Green & Pink

32 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Simply beautiful Green and Pink watercoloured Spring flower design, Loll. I love your Zig coloring and your grey shadow effect for more dimension. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful watercolour CAS card Loll

Anne

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous colour combination, so pretty and delicate. Love the use of the grey around the flowers and on the sentiment x

Barb Ghig said...

Your roses are so pretty, Loll! And, perfect in pink! You did a beautiful job watercoloring them with your Zigs and I love your soft gray sentiment! I can't wait to play along again this month!

Valerie Nolan said...

Pink and green, one of my favourite combos Loll, such a pretty card!
Val x

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous card Loll. That is the perfect hues of green and pink.

Susan said...

Love the vibrant pink and green. The grey shadowing definitely gives them a lift - on first glance, I thought you'd fussy cut them.

Vicki Dutcher said...

This is just beautiful

Nancy Stislow said...

That gray created such a beautiful, subtle shadow! I will have to try that too! Love your gorgeous shading and glorious, spring colors Loll. Beautifully done!

swldebbie said...

SO pretty, Loll! I love the delicate look of your coloring on these delicate looking blooms - simply beautiful!

Bonnie said...

Your pretty flowers do seem to lift off the page, Loll! Love these soft spring flowers!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Gorgeous card Loll! And fabulous watercolouring! Have a great week! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Karen D. said...

gorgeous...love the soft pinks on the flowers mf.
xx Karen

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous Loll, such soft hues and beautiful shading.

aussie aNNie said...

Certainly is a pretty card, that pink is gorgeous.xx ♥[aNNie]

Maxine D said...

Oh Loll this is gorgeous - so very pretty and delicate
Blessings
Maxine

Shylaa Shree said...

this card is stunning

Jeanne said...

Wow! This card is fabulous. The flowers are perfectly pink. The gray helps them shine even brighter. Thank you so much for sharing! :)

Barb said...

A really beautiful card. The colour combination is lovely. Barbxx

Brenda said...

Oh my Loll, this is a stunning card! The flowers and leaves are so pretty colored in with your Zigs, beautiful color combination as well. All we have to do it look at nature as it has some amazing colors combos! Your coloring is just so beautiful. I look at mine and wonderful what I always do wrong. lol But yours and other's who color are so beautiful and you guys make it look so easy! Hugs, Brenda

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful colour combination as shown on your card, just Gorgeous.
Faith
x

MaryH said...

Pink & green, awesome spring colors. Your gray outline around these beautiful flowers looks amazing. I would have had that color smudged everywhere. (even with the white embossing!) It really does make the edges shine, and of course I love the soft pink shading. The gray sentiment combined with the spring colors looks so very elegant! TFS & Hugs

Linda said...

This is so gorgeous Loll. Looks like they are made of vellum.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Once again I was speechless! This card is amazing! I love the intense, but also the delicate roses and the beautiful juicy green. Flowers are painted in an amazing way. Flakes are like the sunlight, the places are brighter, the places are darker. WOW! Amazing appearance.
You are OK? I thinking of uou very often, my dear friends.
Hugs,
BozenA xx

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Loll! This is gorgeous, and I had to look twice to see what flower this was...beautifully watercolored and such an elegant card! I hopped over from Karen Dunbrook's blog to the CAS Watercolor blog and saw your card! You are amazing! Hugs!

Happy Dance said...

Pink and green are right up my alley! Your card is so beautiful; gentle and soft. I love the sweetness of this. Hoping to play along too! Will have to try using the gray. Love this card, my friend. Bev

Izzy Scrap said...

WOW Loll, this is superb ! Your card is so soft and delicate ! I love your CAS layout ! And what a great combo of colours for this new challenge ! Thanks so much for sharing and for inspiring!

Susanne Vargas said...

How pretty and spring like! Love these shades of pink and green, and the grey outline makes the flowers pop! Beautiful!

Anita in France said...

So pretty and delicate, Loll ... seems those lovely blooms are all dimensional ... the subtle grey outlining sure makes them pop! Hugs, Anita :)

Linda said...

Simply beautiful ...... love it!! xx

Kirsi said...

So beautiful!

Bobby said...

Beautiful!