Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May Flowers

Hi everyone,  Just a reminder card for the CAS Watercolour May Challenge - Flowers.  There's still just over a week left to join our challenge.


The card above has a smooshed background of Distress Inks (wild honey, spiced marmalade, and ripe persimmon).   Once dry, I stamped the bouquet of tulips in Archival Black ink (permanent) and then watercoloured the flowers with more ripe persimmon distress ink.  A simple sentiment was stamped to finish the card.

Please click HERE to see the rest of the reminder cards from our wonderful Design Team and very talented Guest Designer, Mac!  I know you'll be inspired!

Playing along with the Poppy Stamps Challenge #32 - Flower Power.







Stamps:  Friends and Flowers (Poppy Stamps); Sweet Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon; Archival Black (Ranger)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, paint brush

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour May Challenge - Flowers
PSC #32 - Flower Power


21 comments:

nancy littrell said...

I love your sweet bouquet and smooshed background, Loll. Such a pretty card with the perfect sentiment. TFS my friend. Hugs...

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the yellow background - pretty card

Nancy Stislow said...

You have never created a background that I didn't just love! The lose coloring on the blossoms compliment it so perfectly. What a wonderful, upbeat card, Loll!

Karen D. said...

so pretty mf. and our smooshed bkgs always look so great.
xx Karen

Bonnie said...

Love these warm colors, Loll! Another fantastic technique from you, my friend!

Happy Dance said...

I love these colors! And that stamp is so pretty. You always make these beautiful watercolored cards look so easy, and they're always gorgeous too. This one is no exception; LOVE it!! : ) Bev

Mrs A. said...

Love the yellow background and the pretty display of flowers. A perfect pop of colour. Hugs Mrs A.

Christine Alexander said...

great colour combo for the background and love the pop of the flowers :)

Shylaa Shree said...

you are my inspiration for playing with watercolours. i love each card made by you

Linda said...

This is lovely and what a pretty image. I do love your watercolour designs xx

Valerie Nolan said...

Love the background Loll, the flowers look so pretty against it xx

Nonni said...

Beautiful use of distress inks, I love the warm color palette of this! Thanks for writing to me Loll, it was great to hear from you! Sending hugs! xxx

Jeanne said...

Beautiful!

Susan said...

Wonderful warm cheerful colours, a great smooshed background, and a pretty bouquet!

Brenda said...

Hello Loll! I can see I've missed a lot and I can see you have been making some stunning cards!!! Sorry to have been MIA for so long, no notifications once again and been busy. So coming through from Dashboard, maybe I can stay up to date now! Love your beautiful smooshed background and those stamped flowers. Such a sunny, happy, cheerful card!!! Hugs, Brenda

Maxine D said...

What a gorgeous card Loll - love your background, and the fact that you coloured the flowers with one of the same colours
Blessings
Maxine

Mac Mable said...

Simply elegant, so pretty, great background and CAS perfection. Thank you and the team for inviting me as your guest designer, I am still smiling x

Marcia HIll said...

LOVE the vibrant colors of your water colors Loll...SOOO pretty! This month has gone by so fast and I haven't even played along yet...NEED to get busy! But anyway, lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Barb Ghig said...

Ooooh, I really love that you chose ripe persimmon distress ink for the blooms and how you created an organic feel to the petals...beautiful background, too!

pam said...

Beautiful colours on this wonderful background Loll, gorgeous image.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Poppystamps!
Pam x

Lezlye Lauterbach said...

beautiful! Thank for playing with us AT poppy stamps!