Saturday, 18 March 2017

SPRING........

Today's card is a CAS Water Colour Card.....
I used a stencil for the water-colouring of the flowers
and used Lindy's Magical powders to water-colour with.
 As water-colouring is new to me 
I felt the stencil helped me with the confidence to give it a try.
The Lindy's magical powders played really well together.
Some have the mica in them, which adds a beautiful twinkle to the card.

After the card was dry, my intention was to 
stamp over the water-colouring with the co-coordinating stamp....
I had used the stencil the other way around so I couldn't!

However...I felt the card was quite loose (for me) so I was happy x

I lightly water-coloured the background with grey 
and splattered with pink magicals.
The sentiment is stamped in graduating tones of green with the help of the Misti.
The die cut rectangle has been popped up onto foam.

The inspiration to make the card came from the... 
The CAS Water-colour Challenge, which is Spring
I am thrilled to have been given an outstanding design shout out for this card-Thank you x
and The Rubber Dance Challenge - Everything Spring
Crafty Hugs x
I would also like to pop my card into the following fun challenges...
Penny B Saturday Challenge - Bright and cheerful Colours
The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes




29 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Beautiful Mac! You have made those pretty flowers look three dimensional with your clever shading around them! I hope you're having a lovely weekend my friend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

cuilliesocks said...

Just so pretty Mac, I love your flower composition and lovely colours, love the speckles dotted about, Kate x

Bonnie said...

This is amazing, Mac! Your flowers are perfect as is the layout! Wow! Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

Loll said...

WOW ... amazing art, Mac! LOVE your watercoloured flowers. Such a great idea to watercolour through a stencil. The bright green and pink are perfection. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

Stella said...

I always love to visit your blog; I am a bit behind due to a busy week...sorry! I LOVE your fab tag; the splash of colour made me think of spring! And this card; it made my jaw drop. I love the subtle watercolouring of your flowers. They look real and delicate. LOVE it!
X

Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning card and water colouring. Love the "splashes"
Faith
x

Heidi Stamps said...

Very pretty watercoloring. I do like the grey background, it adds a lot of depth.

Greta said...

Oh wow--you look like an expert in watercoloring to me! Beautiful colors & love how you did the ombre sentiment! So glad you joined us at PBSC!

Ros Crawford said...

It's stunning! Love the dimension you created with the watercolour!

Isabelle Siry said...

Oh it's absolutely superb ! This green together with that fushia is so awesome ! I've never think to make watercolouring using a stencil and I don't know what are Lindy's magical powders. Anyway the result is just stunning! Thanks so much for sharing and for inspiring.
Izzy Scrap

Stamp Smiles said...

Oh my this is absolutely stunning Mac!! I love the dreamy look of the watercolor flowers! So dimensional and pretty!! Thanks for sharing this over at the STAMPlorations CAS card challenge with us my friend! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*

Bożena Adamusińska said...

And here femininity and delicacy :-) How do you manage to change styles so? Awesome!
Hugs,
BozenA

nancy littrell said...

Hi Mac, your beautifully watercoloured flowers and watercolour wash are so pretty. I love your CAS design too. TFS and joining us at CAS Watercolour my friend. Hugs...

Linby said...

This is so beautiful, love how you mounted the design too.

Team Clark said...

This is a stunner! It screams spring. I always adore a pink/green color combo and you've used it perfectly. Hugs, Autumn

Joan said...

Beautiful, love the flowers. so delicate, lovely colours too

nitisartfromheart.bloggspot.no said...

This is so beautiful! I love Your watercolour flowers. Thank you for joining Rubber Dance Everything Spring Challenge.
Hugs, Anita

Susanne Rose said...

Stunning card! I love the watercolour flowers! Thank you for joining us over at the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugs, Susanne.

Karen D. said...

so pretty...love the soft tones of the pink flowers...
Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS Watercolour Challenge.
Karen

Mrs A. said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love your water colouring. So beautiful. Hugs Mrs A.

Susan said...

Love the way you watercoloured through the stencil - I must try that! Also love the way your shading and stems went over the edges of the stitched rectangle. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card Mac! love your pretty stencilling and pink/green colour combo too.Thank you so much for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Mac. CAS is such a classy style and you have mastered it beautifully with this card.
Thank you for entering the challenge at Rubber Dance.
Dot x

Aileen Ryan said...

Wow Mac beautiful creation. Love the soft colouring and the flower used. Thank you so much for joing us at The Flower Challenge Aileen DT

LauraJane:) said...

Simply GORGEOUS watercoloring! Thanks for playing at STAMPlorations Theme and Sketch Challenge:)

Bibi, Rubber Dance Stamps said...

What a beautiful card, Mac! So beautifully coloured. I like the grey shadowing to make the flowers pop. Thank you for joining our Spring challenge at Rubber Dance ♥ We start a colour challenge today, come have a look! xx

Chris Dring said...

I find it very hard to believe that water coloring is new to you, because this card is absolutely STUNNING!!! WOW!!! You need to do more of this!! Thanks for playing along at STAMPlorations theme & sketch challenge!

Pink Unicorn said...

Pink and green is the most spring colour combo there is! And your watercolouring is absolutely stunning. Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

Donna said...

Simply gorgeous. Such pretty colours. x