Wednesday, 24 July 2019

CAS Bouquet

Two very dear blog friends have had their milestones birthday this month....
Bonnie and Darnell .....Which I am sure need no introduction x.
CAS Watercolour have had a celebration this month of their 'Special' Birthdays.
This is my card for the two very special ladies............
The theme is Bouquet.
This bouquet stamp is a very old unused stamp, which comes in two sizes....This is the smaller one.
 The background is water coloured in several different shades of pink Lindy Magicals.
The shimmer from the magicals look so pretty.
The bouquet has been stamped and then using bleach to lift the colours.
I have used pencils to colour the bouquet and leaves.
I wanted to end by saying that I am in awe of you CAS perfectionist out there.
This card was incredibly hard for me....
My heart is in techniques but that doesn't mean I can't do CAS but CAS properly, 
well that is a different thing.....
I found it incredibly hard to contain my design and also hard to colour etc....
What surprised me was that I loved this card......And I hope you do too? x
It took me two weeks to do and for my friendly and special blog friends it was sure worth it x
Challenges I would love to enter.......
AAA Challenge - One Image without the optional twist
Simply Less is More - Small Images
CASology - Shimmer
Uniko - Flowers
AAA Birthday - One For The Girls

44 comments:

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

You know I am a GREAT admirer of you wonderful work and I can see why you like this card so much, the CAS design is perfect and your colouring is fabulous and I love the background of the flowers too. A Beautiful card Mac.
Faith x

Trina P. said...

Oh, Mac, you’ve captured my CAS-loving heart with this beautiful CAS-perfection card! Beautiful bleaching and coloring. Love the colors. Love the design. Love it. xx

Donna Ellis said...

I'm with you, Mac! I admire proficient CAS artists. It is way above me that they are able to create so beautifully. However, this card is amazing! The pink ombre look, and the detail in your watercolor bouquet is gorgeous. I'm grateful this beauty is no longer a virgin in your stash. It's really beautiful - and how nice that it comes in two sizes! Thanks for sharing! hugs, de

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mac, I love this card and your cas design is superb. The floral bouquet is gorgeous and beautifully coloured, a fitting card for the birthday girls, Kate x

pam said...

Wow love this CAS card Mac!, how I wish I could achieve something so pretty and elegant.
Pam x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

This is lovely. I've probably said this before but I think that making a CAS card is really hard to complete and look finished and this is perfect. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

Bonnie said...

This is awesome, Mac, and it holds a special place in my heart! You do CAS beautifully and your talents are so amazing! Love, love, love these white flowers on the soft, shimmery pink background! And all that white space make them even more beautiful! Thanks so much, my friend, for helping to celebrate our birthdays at CAS Watercolour! xoxo

Brenda said...

These two ladies are fabulous ladies indeed! I so love your CAS card Mac, it is so beautiful. The background is stunning and show cases those flowers so well, they just pop off the background. I love the way you colored the green leaves and stems and you blew me away with the bleach and lifting the color. Loll did too. lol I know back in the day we used bleach to stamp with, but I'm not sure we ever lifted color. You did this CAS card really well Mac!! No doubt about that! I love CAS cards but find them hard to do too, and I don't do them well. Once in a blue moon I will get a really good one, but doesn't happen often. lol Hugs, Brenda

Christine Alexander said...

Mac, your CAS card is off the scale beautiful. Wonderful background with the Lindy's magical's and the bleaching and pencil work - Love it :)
Great celebrations for Bonnie and Darnell.

Cat Craig said...

Mac, what a CAS-ALICIOUS card! So pretty and so perfect for the challenge. What a nice tribute to those fab women.

Jane said...

So pretty! Love your beautiful water colouring. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday and AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges at both.

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW - let me clear the keyboard of my chin.... ok, what an amazing CAS card Mac - you have excelled yourself. This is exquisite, and I love what you have done with the die cut, that is stunning
Blessings
Maxine

Anita in France said...

Goodness, Mac, you do CAS as brilliantly as you do techniques ... this is beautiful! Simple, pure, crisp design ... with such wonderful detailing in the die cut frame, the background Lindy's and your awesome colouring! A fabulous tribute to both Darnell and Bonnie! Hugs, Anita :)

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and very stunning card and glorious image.xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

so pretty and very elegant!!
I sure wish I had more time to play along with the challenges. Working with my little ones keeps me too busy!
xx Karen

Susan said...

What a perfect CAS card! Wonderful white space, sweet little bouquet, beautiful colours and colouring. Thanks so much for making a card for CAS Watercolour.

karen h said...

Very pretty! Great CAS style! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

sentsue said...

Pretty shimmer! Thanks for playing along with us on the CASology Challenge blog.

Izzy Scrap said...

OMG, Mac, this is brilliant! Your pink watercolouring is just perfect and your colouring is stunning. You’re as brilliant with CAS cards as with all your multi media cards ! Look at that bouquet how delicate and pure it is, love it ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

Pip Lewer said...

Beautiful CAS card. Love the soft colouring. Thanks for playing along with this months theme at AAA Birthday. Pip DT

HilaryJane said...

What a triumph this card is, I absolutely love it. It is definitely CAS perfection, I love how you have used bleach to remove colour rather than add more. It has worked so well. the little die with the bow finishes it off brilliantly xx

Ros Crawford said...

I do love it and I love your technique cards too! Once upon a time I did all layered and vintage but I adored CAS and I too found it very hard to achieve so I understand you! Hope you are staying cool?

Loll said...

This really is CAS PERFECTION, Mac!! Love the gorgeous pink background ... bet it look incredible with the sparkle. The roses bleached and then colours with pencils is amazing work. You have really brought them to life. xx

Viv said...

I don't know how I missed this Mac - it didn't appear on my reading list (I hate Blogger) and only spotted it when I was having a nosey in the CAS gallery!
This is simply a fabulous example of CAS - beautiful! x

Bo┼╝enA said...

Great CAS Card, Mac. So elegant and delicate. I also love her, and I'm sure Bonnie and Darnell are delighted with them.
Hugs,
BozenA

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is such a lovely CAS birthday card for Bonnie and Darnell, Mac! The light pink Lindy Magical background is so pretty (and I'm sure it's shimmery) and the bleaching technique worked wonderfully to color the bouquet with penciles. The white roses look so delicate and feminine against the soft watercolored background. And I love the beautiful wide white space around the center piece. It was sure worth two weeks!! :-)
Hideko xx

Mrs A. said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the design and the lovely pink background you have created. Hugs Mrs A.

Greta said...

Beautifully done & wonderfully CAS! Wouldn't know it was hard for you, but must admit it doesn't look like a Mac card--haha! I do love it, though & it's fun to do something different--right?!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

We would never know Mac as you always create CAS like a breeze, you know how I struggle to create on one layer. It's a beautiful image worth the love and attention you have given it over the past couple of weeks. A wonderful piece, now it's time to try it with the larger image ;)
Thank you for sharing it's beauty.
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

I love CAS and I don't see that you struggled here! Just another one of your beautiful creations!

*Vicki* said...

Hello friend! :) I think you're too hard on yourself here because I think your take on the CAS style is really amazing especially with the different techniques that you were able to add into it! Love the idea of the bleached florals and your pencil coloring is fabulous! Thank you for sharing! It's great to see your blog again and just be able to sit down and enjoy! HUGS

butterfly said...

I'm right with you - my admiration of a CAS creator knows no bounds, but that polished perfection always seems to elude me. But I think you've achieved it here - the subtle shimmer of the pink, the delicate white blooms, and all that simple white space to frame it all - gorgeous!
Alison x

TK said...

While I believe it took awhile (always takes me awhile to come up with a viable card), I simply disagree that you don't do CAS! It's wonderful!

Marina said...

So pretty and it's great to try different styles and keep ourselves on our toes!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Beautifully CAS and so pretty too x

Julie B said...

Well done reining in yourself, the result is so pretty and understated.
Thanks for sharing at Uniko. :)

Karen Brown said...

What a sweet beautiful CAS card!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I am so late getting around to commenting, but I wanted to tell you how much I love this card too. And you put your heart into it, and that makes it even more lovely. It is a perfect CAS card. I love the technique you used to lift the color , and I love your pencil coloring, Thank you so much for sharing this beauty at Less Is More.

mugdha gujarathi said...

Such a pretty card and lovely coloring.thank you for playing along with us at AAA Birthday Challenge:)

Pat said...

What beautiful flowers Mac and I love the white roses with the soft pink background and the pretty inset frame has lots of impact. Like you I find it very difficult to leave the white space that CAS demands and have to be really strict with myself, but you have tackled this perfectly. x

Darnell said...

Sorry to be so late commenting, Mac. My company is gone and I'm back from a week in the Midwest with my sisters, so I'm finally and slowly catching up! I've left this post in my inbox to thank you for the very special post and beautiful bleached bouquet you made to help Bonnie and me celebrate our 70th birthdays! It is well and truly appreciated! I think you did a brilliant job designing a CASlicious card, which I know is way outside your comfort zone! I'm so glad you like it because it's stunning! You have all it takes to create CAS designs should the mood (or a challenge) strike you again!! Love and hugs, Darnell

LucieGCards said...

Oh what a stunning card! Love that image and the colours you used! A belated thank you for playing along with AAA Cards One Image challenge!

Beverley said...

CAS perfection and love how you inlayed the die cut, it frames the flowers beautifully. Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Hugs Bev x

Linda said...

Beautifully CAS my friend. What a pretty little bouquet. Thank you for playing along with the Uniko challenge xx