Friday, March 16, 2018

CAS Watercolour Garden Reminder!

CAS Watercolour March "Garden" Challenge Reminder Card!

Springtime is such a Gorgeous time of year with thoughts of Spring Gardens!

Here is my Garden Card...Enjoy!

And a Close Up!

I chose the same older SU Stamp Set, "Long-Time Friend" that I used for my March Launch Card!
Both stamps are beautiful and easy to Watercolour.

I stamped my image with Versafine Black pigment ink onto Fluid 100 Hot Press WC paper and heat embossed with SU Clear EB  Powder. Then began the fun of relaxing Watercolouring with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush and Aqua Painter.  I let each layer dry, which does not take long, before adding another layer of color.

Next I Die Cut my image with my Penny Black "Antique Frames" Dies Set.  Then placed in my MISTI and stamped my sentiment with Versafine Black ink and heat EB with clear EB powder.

Mounted main image and popped up using fun foam onto a SU Whisper White card base,
that I had die cut with CUTplorations
Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Die.
Added Wink of Stella to flowers and Done! 

I am itching to about you?
You have until the 24th to play along with us at CAS Watercolour.
Be sure and check out the inspiring Garden cards from our very talented DT and GD, Nonni (Nonni's Handmade Cards)!  Happy Spring Dear Friends!  Hugs...

Adding to The Flower Challenge #18 Anything Goes.  

Stamps: SU  Wood Mount "Long-Time Friend" 2006 (ret).  Penny Black "Happy Snippets" sentiment.
Paper: SU Thick and Regular Whisper White CS.  Fluid 100 Hot Press WC paper.
Inks: Versafine Black.  Zig Clean Color Real Brush waterbase markers.
Accessories: Penny Black "Antique Frames" Die.  CUTplorations "Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Die". SU Aqua Painter.  Wink of Stella on flowers.  Fun Foam ($ store).


  1. A BEAUTIFUL little garden all in a basket...LOVE it Nancy!! Your water colouring is SO pretty and really makes me think Spring might come after all! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

  2. Love your sweet basket filled with pots of flowers, Nancy! Great shading with your layers of watercolouring to create lots of depth and dimension! xx

  3. A perfect image for the garden challenge - love the basket and pots as it's just the sort of arrangement I'd love to have in my garden! Beautiful watercolouring and great deckled edge around it!

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  5. Your lovely basket of potted plants is making me anxious for spring even more Nancy! Lovely watercoloring on your image and I love both of your die cut framings!

  6. You have done an outstanding job water coloring this, Nancy! Your shading is impeccable and love the wash you created around that basket! What patience you must have to allow each color to dry but your effort paid off on this gorgeous card!

  7. I love your garden basket, Nancy! You've done a wonderful job of watercoloring those tiny flowers and the clay pots! I know your gardens will be beautiful, my friend!

  8. Nancy love your card, this little scene is so beautiful and its perfectly highlighted with that die you used. I feel I just have to get that die it is calling my name. Your colouring as always is perfect.

  9. So pretty Nancy, your watercolouring is so beautiful and that die id awesome. I might just have to buy it :)

  10. What a sweet little basket of flower pots, beautifully colored and perfectly framed with that awesome die!!
    Thank you for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play again soon.

  11. I simply adore the Antique Frame and the Crazy Double Running Stitch edge to the card Nancy, and the beautifully coloured basket of flowers are perfect for this theme. A beautiful card. x

  12. This sure does make me long for spring! Wish the weather would make up its mind. Pretty little image and love how you watercolored it. The "dream" is perfect. Says it all!

  13. Nancy, this is so lovely. Beautiful job water coloring.

  14. This is so fresh and beautiful!! I can almost smell it!! Super pretty design!


  15. Beautiful watercolouring and image, Nancy. I can see why you hung onto that set. Love the cool look of the antique frame. Fantastic card and inspiration. You will be working in your garden in no time. 😉 xx

  16. So pretty and so elegant and such pretty colouring too. Yes itching to get in the garden but very cold in Scotland today, so it'll be awhile yet x

  17. Just delightful! It's supposed to snow more here on Wednesday - Spring flowers are so needed....

  18. I can tell this is right in your alley, Nancy! It's so pretty! You Zig watercoloring is excellent! I love the colors you used, the shading of the basket and pots, and the wash for the ground. The clear heat-embossing gives definition, and the deckled frame adds a natural feel. I hope to be able to say that watrecoloring is relaxing like you do sometime soon! :-) Hugs.. Hideko

  19. such a pretty card depicting the garden Nancy....looking forward to Spring's arrival and actually seeing some new growth in the garden and green grass.
    xx Karen

  20. Beautifully done! I love the colouring and the design!

  21. Simple, sweet and beautifully coloured Nancy! Have a great week my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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