Thursday, April 02, 2020

CAS Watercolour April Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing my DT card for the CAS Watercolour April Challenge hosted by the lovely Susan (Cardmaker's Garret).  Susan wants us to watercolour Spring Flowers.  YAY!  As some of you know, flowers are my FAVOURITE to watercolour!  Susan wants us to use only spring flowers, so please think snowdrops, daffodils, tulips, crocuses, apple and cherry blossom, dogwood, etc.

We are so excited to have Vicky (Crafting Clare's Paper Moments) as our Guest Designer this month!

Nothing says Spring in Vancouver like cherry blossoms.  We have them everywhere throughout the city and suburbs.  They are pretty, delicate blooms that only last about two weeks.

I started by heat embossing my flowers with liquid platinum embossing powder.  Used distress inks to watercolour the blooms and leaves and and then cropped my image with a pretty frame.  I've added the sentiment at the bottom, heat embossed in the same colour.

Close-up ...

I hope you'll create a CAS card with the main feature of watercoloured spring flowers.  Then join in by clicking on the link on the challenge blog.  Hope to see you in the gallery!






Stamps:  First Blush, Million Thanks (both Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Versamark; Distress inks:  Abandoned coral, Twisted Citron (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Liquid Platinum embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, water brush, Simple Stackers frame (Penny Black)

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour April Challenge - Spring Flowers


34 comments:

Pat said...

Gorgeous cherry blossom Loll and love the PB die cut frame, so fresh and pretty and the platinum embossing really complements it. We have quite a bit of cherry blossom over here and such a shame it only blooms briefly, but is really beautiful while it is. x

Viv said...

I love cherry blossoms Loll. We had a very big tree in my childhood garden and I used to sit under it when the blossoms began to drop and pretend I was a bride at a wedding being showered with confetti petals!!!
Beautiful card. x

Chookarooni said...

Lovely card!

I Card Everyone said...

Oh Loll, I love the cherry trees in bloom - we have tons of them here, but it's too soon for blooming, and too blooming cold yet!!
I just love this sweet card, with the embossed cherry blossoms, and that fancy PB panel!
=]

Cindi said...

Love your cards. This one is particular lovely. It is dainty and makes me smile. Thank you for sharing. Do you know the name/brand of the stamp you used??

Nstiz said...

Beautifully painted, so eye catching gorgeous! Love that soft colors and that fabulous frame! Your watercoloring is a joy to see!

Carol D. said...

Your cards are always beautiful. I like your choice of Liquid Platinum embossing powder.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful heat embossed and delicately colored cherry blossoms, my friend. We have several varieties of flowering cherry trees so we get about a month of blooms:-) We have 3 varieties blooming now and our Japanese cherry trees bloom last and are about ready to start blooming. The hummingbirds and bees love them too:-) Loved your die cut frame and heat embossed sentiment too. TFS Love and Hugs...Nancy

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely die cut frame you stamped your beautiful cherry blossoms on Loll! Wonderful soft coloring on them! xx

Bonnie said...

This is so elegant with the platinum embossing and delicate frame! Love the dainty flowers with their soft color! A beautiful Spring card, my friend!

Susan said...

Such beautiful blossoms! And lovely watercolouring on them. I might have to buy that Simple Stackers frame - it gives such a unique and interesting look.

Bobby said...

I love cherry blossoms, Loll, on the trees and on your card.

TK said...

Gorgeous! Such lovely blooms and you've created them beautifully

Trina P. said...

Cherry blossoms are so pretty and I wish they lasted longer than a couple of weeks. Love that frame... it drew me in to your beautifully watercolored (as usual) blossoms.

Daria said...

This is such a lovely card--beautiful flowers and a terrific die-cut. Thank you for sharing this.

Christine Alexander said...

No kidding about the cherry blossom Loll, I love spring in Vancouver for that reason. Beautiful watercolouring and love your frame :)

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful watercoloring and I love that you embossed the outline of the cherry blossoms! Love your frame, too...such an elegant card, Loll! xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Bring on Spring flowers - a favourite time for me also... a simply beautiful cherry blossom card Loll, so delicate and pretty and I love the dimension that die cut frame gives.. wow I love this, enjoy you day and stay safe, hugs Robyn

kiwimeskreations said...

Loving this Loll - the embossing is a fabulous colour, and your colouring of the blossom exquisite .
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Marcia Hill said...

Your card is absolutely lovely Loll! You've water colored your Cherry Blossoms just beautifully with the soft color and I totally LOVE that frame you used! CAS perfection my friend!! Hugs. :0)

HilaryJane said...

love the silver embossing and the soft pink, a beautiful card xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Just stunning Loll! The blossom looks as delicate as the real thing and I love the effect of the platinum embossing. The die cut frame is gorgeous too and is going straight onto my wish list without passing go! Thanks for having me as your guest this month! Vicky x

Daffodil Cards said...

GOrgeous, Love the frame.
Keep safe and well.
Faith x

Anonymous said...

Delicate coloring, delicate flower, wonderful frame choice. This makes me smile. Thank you.

Leslie Miller said...

This is just as pretty as the real thing! My cherry tree usually blooms in May, if I remember correctly. It's so brief and then the ground turns pink when the blooms drop.

Ina G said...

Beeeeeeeeeautiful Loll and beautifully coloured. Just gorgeous.

Mac Mable said...

Stunningly beautiful and so very pretty. Great die cut frame too and delicate water colouring x....I love it! x.

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so pretty, Loll! I love how you watercolored the blossoms. The shades of pink are beautiful. I love that the image goes over the frame!
Hideko xx

Anita in France said...

A splendid sign of spring, Loll ... your cherry blossoms are so dainty and delicate ... and so beautifully framed ... lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Jo said...

You use the liquid platinum EP for the perfect cards. Love the pastels and softness of this card xx

Debbie L said...

Love this layout. Such a unique way to use the frame die. Simlple but stunning.

My Paper Epiphany said...

ow so gorgeous! i love the silver embossing and I need that frame die:)

BożenA said...

Oh, wonderful spring card. You made a beautiful coloring, it's so delicate, perfect for spring flowers
xx

Kia's Place said...

Beautifully soft cherry blossoms Loll. I do like that frame from Penny Black too. You know, its just one big long Wish List.