Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Happy Wishes- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Welcome.
Time for another card for the 
This month is an easy one....flowers.  



I just picked up this sweet Blossom Bunch stamp last month at Scrapfest and wanted to play with it.  One of the reasons I liked it was all the open space on the flower petals which makes it ideal to do a loose watercolouring on.
I began by stamping the flowers onto watercolour paper then watercoloured the petals using my Zigs and a wet paintbrush.  When they were dry, I fussy cut them out and set them aside.
I die cut the stitched frame using my Cuttlebug and added some blue gingham paper behind the frame.  I think the gingham always adds such a fun and summery look.
Next, I stamped the sentiment using my Misti then popped the flowers in behind the frame.
Added some black pearls to the flower centers.


Also adding my card to these challenges:

The Crafter's Cafe- BIRTHDAY

The Crazy Challenge- MONOCHROMATIC

A Bit More Time to Craft- ANYTHING GOES

Monochromatic Magic- MONOCHROMATIC



Please come and play along with us this month.  

Supplies
Stamps- Blossom Bunch (Stampendous), Fond Expressions 2 (STAMPlorations)
Ink- Memento black
Paper- Canson 140lb watercolour
Accessories and Tools- Misti, black gems, Cuttlebug, die- MFT, Zigs, paintbrush, pop dots

26 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

Such a sweet card! I love how you've arranged the cards inside the frame - so effective! Jo x

Loll said...

I do love these sweet flowers, Karen. And they awesome with the gingham background. The black pearls are just perfect for the centers. xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Such a lovely card, love the way you have placed the flowers, so VERY pretty.
Faith
x

nancy littrell said...

I love your loosely watercoloured and fussy cut flowers, Karen. Adding your gingham paper behind your die cut window and then tucking in your cut flowers was genius. I love the entire effect of your pretty CAS design my friend. Hugs...

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So fresh and light ... love the gingham ... and so happy to see that stamp again. Mine hasn't seen ink for a while now, but I'm going to get it out again.

Nora N. said...

Oh I ADORE the gingham and the pretty flowers peeking out of the window!! AMAZING design!

Bonnie said...

The gingham is perfect with these fun flowers that seem to be popping out of the opening! Love this, Karen!

SmilynStef said...

I love how those flowers spill out of your frame ... lovely design.

cass said...

Pretty Birthday card. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Birthdays" challenge.

Lisa J said...

Stunning and fresh. Lovely CAS Card. Thanks for joining me this month. Lisa Monochrome Magic

papierelle said...

So simple and so beautiful!! Love it!

Susanne Vargas said...

Love how you tucked those flowers in the die cut window with the gingham behind them! What a fresh look! I have all those products, so thank you for the inspiration!

Marsha J Reed said...

Beautiful card, Karen! Love that gingham background and the blue flowers.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a delightful card and I love the gingham background. This is so beautiful and the blue colors are fantastic!

Susan said...

Wonderful summery card, Karen - love the gingham in the background and the flowers coming out of the die cut aperture.

Donna Ellis said...

Such a lovely card, Karen, with the pretty posies reaching from behind the aperture! hugs, de

creationsnz said...

so pretty with that little gingham background. So glad you joined us at the Crafters Café, CarolG

Christine Alexander said...

cool layout with the flowers peeking out and the gingham behind.

Ine Swinkels said...

looks great. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

Gabi MeWi said...

Cool blue and the black center of the flowers pops out.

Tracey McNeely said...

Karen this is so beautiful in blue!

Marina said...

Really lovely - such a fresh look and the gingham looks great behind the flowers.

Elli p.´s Stempelvitrine said...

Hi Karen, thanks for your comment. Your flowercard looks very beautyful.
Nice day,Sabine

Ina G said...

Another super colourful card Karen. Love that peek a boo die. Doesn't it give a great effect.

Bobby said...

Sweet is how I'd describe those flowers too, Karen. They are perfect on the gingham background.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This has such happy whimsy to it! Peppy and fun.