Friday, November 02, 2018

CAS Watercolour November Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the CAS Watercolour November Challenge.  This month the challenge is hosted by our talented Designer, Susan (Cardmaker's Garret).  She chose ...


I do love this stamp and die set from Avery Elle and have used the large flower bouquet for today's card.  I stamped in black, watercoloured and die-cut; then placed it inside my antique frame die.  I didn't think it needed anything else, so no sentiment.

Here's a close-up ...
We are excited to have Maura (Maura's SCS gallery) as our Guest Designer this month.  Please check out the challenge blog to see the beautiful CAS Christmas cards from our Designers and wonderful Guest Designer, Maura  Then come play along!

Adding this card to the Jingle Bells Challenge - Mele Kalikimaka (Christmas Flowers) Challenge.






Stamps:  Holiday Bouquet (Avery Elle)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card base and frame (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Black (Versafine); Real Red (SU!); Distress Inks:  Crushed Olive, Forest Moss (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, matching dies for Holiday Bouquet stamp set (Avery Elle); Antique Frame die (Penny Black)

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour November - Christmas Florals and Greenery
Jingle Bells - Mele Kalikimaka


23 comments:

nancy littrell said...

I agree...no sentiment necessary. You can always put one inside. I love your watercoloring and antique wide frame with your beautiful flowers inside. TFS my friend. hugs..Nancy

Nancy Stislow said...

This is so beautifully painted, Loll! Love that image too and even better when the dies come with it. Your framing is perfect on this and I agree that no sentiment is needed. I've done that a lot lately.

Maura R said...

Lovely, Loll! Your flower spray is gorgeous and I love the antique frame - it's on my wish list!! Thanks for including me as a guest designer!

Bonnie said...

Nothing else is needed with these beautiful poinsettias, Loll! The pink flowers are perfectly shades and well deserving of being framed! So beautiful, my friend!

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful watercoloring, Loll! I love how you created dimension on the Poinsettia's and holly leaves, and that you included those lovely red berries! Your antique frame was the perfect choice for your design, too! Thanks so much for inspiring me to play along again this month!

Susan said...

A wonderful bouquet of holly and poinsettias! They easily stand alone without a sentiment. Wonderful watercolouring and framing!

SmilynStef said...

Love that lovely deckle frame ... and those gorgeous blooms too ... thanks for *blooming* with us at Jingle Belles.

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, that's such a beautiful spray of poinsettia, love the colours and the beautiful frame :)

Jeanne said...

Beautiful!!

Bunny said...

Lovely card. [Bunny]

Jo Manna said...

You've sold me on dark pink poinsettias. This colouring is amazing and this frame is totally awesome. BRILLIANT! Your are a pro when it comes to colouring, the tones are perfect. I really love this card, dear Loll, xx

Marcia HIll said...

This Poinsettia stamp is one of my favorites too Loll and you used it BEAUTIFULLY on your card! I love your antique framing and it definitely does not need a sentiment...the Poinsettia is so pretty all on it's own and surrounded by all that white on white...LOVE it!! :0)

Happy Dance said...

Those pretty poinsettia's really did not need a sentiment. They tell the story without words. Beautiful watercoloring, and the frame is just perfect to enclose them. Wonderful card, Loll. Bev

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely beautiful. The framing looks fabulous and the poinsettia's and foliage so pretty. Wonderful water colouring and fabulous card and yes it doesn't need a sentiment X

Linda said...

This is beautiful ... and you're right, no sentiment needed xx

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous, Loll! Beautiful colours and watercolouring. Love the popped up antique frame... gives amazing dimension. And agreed... it doesn’t need a sentiment and stands on its own brilliantly, xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Absolutely beautiful poinsettia spray, Loll! Love your pretty watercoloring and the way the flowers and the berries are coming off the frame. I agree that this looks complete without a sentiment.
Hideko xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Gorgeous card Loll, love how you've used the antique frame to display your beautifully watercoloured poinsettias... I love these flowers - often see them sold in pots around Christmas, so one might just come home with me this year.

Karen D. said...

this is so gorgeous....love the way you framed it all up.
xx Karen

maria f. said...

What a fabulous design element - that frame, and the florals peeking out from it. Love this, Loll.

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful floral stamp and lovely watercoloring of it Loll! Your antique die cut frame in the cream is perfect behind the colors! xx

Susanne Vargas said...

Loving that deckled frame for your pretty florals! Fantastic card, Loll!

lauren bergold said...

oh WOW! what an absolutely stunning card. amazing on every level. and again i say, 'WOW'!!! thanks for helping us celebrate festive flower power at JINGLE BELLES! ♥