Sunday, 6 July 2014

Watercoloured Waterlily

Hi there

Today I'm sharing a card I've just made, initially for the CASology challenge but I've also found a few more challenges to combine which are listed below.

The challenge this week at CASology has the cue word 'Float'.  Here I've used a waterlily stamp from a Clearly Besotted set I've had for some time, but I'd not yet inked up this particular stamp.





I used the waterlily die to cut out some watercolour paper.  I then stamped the co-ordinating waterlily in grey ink as I thought black may be too harsh for a watercolour image.  In hindsight I think I should have used something even paler.  I then squished my green, pink and yellow inks onto an acrylic block and coloured in the image using a waterbrush.  I used some fishtail flag dies to cut out three pieces of patterned paper and layered these up before adhering the waterlily on top using 3D foam.  I stamped the sentiment in the same grey ink and finished off with a few 'water droplets' of glossy accents.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps - With Love and Pretty Petals
  • Dies: Clearly Besotted - With Love; MFT Die-namics - Fishtail Flag Stax
  • Ink: Memento - London Grey, Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Cantaloupe and Cottage Ivy
  • Patterned Paper: Hot Off The Press - Cardmaker's Ultimate Pack, Floral
  • Glossy Accents

I'd also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Love to Create - Challenge #122 - 3 or more Design Papers
The Friday Mashup! - Challenge 167 - Watercolour Wash / CAS
AAA Cards - Game #10 - Play with Watercolour Techniques
Brown Sugar - Challenge #101 - Anything Goes


I hope to be back again soon with more to share.  I've had a hectic weekend so this is all I can share at the moment.  

Hope to see you soon :)






14 comments:

  1. Pretty card. so soft looking.

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  2. This is beautiful Anita, lovely soft colours and I think the grey ink works perfectly and the water drops are an inspired idea x

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  3. Your watercoloured flower is gorgeous, Anita, and I love the little water droplets! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  4. What a cute card! Great layout, love the CAS look! Thanks for joining in at Love to Create! mo x

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  5. Anita, this is beautiful! Colour choice is lovely! The addition of water droplets is perfect! Really like this card!!

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  6. Very pretty Anita. Great watercoloring and love the mix of patterns and colors for the banners. xx

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  7. Anita, this is so soft and pretty! I adore the water drops, too...a perfect touch! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

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  8. Pretty card, love the waterlily coloured so beautifully using watercolours. Pleased you found us and decided to play at AAA Cards.

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  9. Very beautiful card! I love the water droplets you added to the Water Lilly!

    Thank you for joining us at The Friday Mashup.

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  10. Very soft and pretty card.

    Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup!

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  11. Anita, your card is so dog gone PRETTY! Thank you for joining us at AAA Cards!

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  12. That is SO cute! Nice water coloring and great stamp- the droplets are just too cool! Thank you for playing along with us and we hope you continue to visit. Cheers, Victoria Lavender, AAA Cards

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  13. Sweet! I just love the added water droplets! : )

    Patti

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