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:

  1. 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.

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

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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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

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

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

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

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

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

    Hugs
    Anke

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

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  12. Gorgeous beautiful flowers and love those colors.

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

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

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  15. 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.

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

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  17. Very pretty Karen, love the bold flowers

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

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  19. 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.

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

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

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  21. 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!

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

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

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