Sunday, 2 April 2017

Pink and Green- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Meet today's card.

It's time for another challenge at the 
This month our theme will be Green and Pink.

 http://caswatercolour.blogspot.com/2017/04/cas-watercolour-april-challenge.html

Like I had mentioned on yesterday's card, I just picked up this great set of flowers from Altenew and wanted to do a loose watercolouring using them again.
I really like the whimsical look of these flowers and they were super simple to paint.
I began by placing the flowers inside my Misti, inked with Memento black ink and stamped onto watercolour paper.  Then using my Zig markers, I watercoloured the flowers with pinks and greens using a wet paintbrush.  
When that was dry, I stamped the sentiment using more Memento black ink and my Misti.  I scribbled my green Zig onto my acrylic block, sprayed with water and used that to splatter some green onto my background.
To help pull the whole design together, I doodled in a border around the outside edge.  I think the border helps with the whimsical look of the flowers.



I am also adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES

City Crafter- IN BLOOM

Time Out- INSPIRED BY WORDS

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.  
Hope you will come and play along with us.


Supplies
  Stamps: Wild Hibiscus (Altenew), Happy Wishes (Penny Black)
Paper:  Canson XL watercolor paper 140lb.
Ink:  Memento black, Zig markers
Accessories and Tools:  Misti, paint brush, mister (Tim Holtz), acrylic block

26 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Fun and whimsical loose watercolouring image, Karen. I love how you added your splatters and doodled border. Your border really pulled your flowers together for a more finished look. TFS my friend Hugs.

Craftychris said...

Ooh one of my favourite colour combinations! Beautiful watercolouring and I am loving those Altenew flowers too! xxx

Mac Mable said...

Glorious layout and colours. So very pretty and eye catching x

Gabi MeWi said...

Love it.

Loll said...

Really beautiful Karen!! Love your watercoloured flowers ... definitely they look whimsical with the doodled border. Such a great design. And I love the green to fill in around the flowers. Just perfect! xx

Pat said...

Such pretty watercoloured flowers Karen and love the sentiment too. The frame you have drawn is a great idea and draws your eye in. x

Bonnie said...

Beautiful flowers, Karen! I love their bright colors and your doodling frames them perfectly! This really is soul food!

Christine Alexander said...

love the frame for the flowers with the doodle border, and so sweet in the pinks and greens for the challenge.

Susan said...

Wonderful shades of pink and a beautiful green! Love the doodled border and the great sentiment.

Ina G said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen. Love the super colours and your doodling is a great touch!

Anke said...

Wonderful card, Karen. Fantastic colour combination and beautiful flowers.

Hugs
Anke

papierelle said...

So beautiful card with stamps from one of my favourite stamps sets.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous beautiful flowers and love those colors.

Barb said...

A great sentiment and lovely colours. A super card Karen. Barbxx

CherylQuilts said...

Ooh, Karen, no matter the color, your cards are stunning! I love this combination! Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

Joyce said...

Stunning card, Karen. I love your loose water coloring, and the hand drawn border really pulls everything together so nicely. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Ros Crawford said...

What a fab card for our challenge! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Dandi93 said...

Very pretty Karen, love the bold flowers

Donna said...

Love the layout and colours. This corner layout/design that works so well. x

Jennifer Earley said...

Beautiful card! Your zig markers...are they just regular zig markers that spread so nicely on eater color paper? Love being able to use my markers.

Stella said...

Such a stunning card! I LOVE this! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

Susanne Vargas said...

The tropical look of your card is wonderful and makes me book a vacation! Love how you arranged and colored the flowers, and the hand drawn border finishes it off nicely!

Jennifer Earley said...

That should be water color paper, certainly not eater color paper!

Gerrina said...

Beautiful watercolouring! I love that "loose"style! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

Kirsi said...

Beautiful card!

Bobby said...

This is beautiful, Karen. I love the layout and the doodling is perfect.