Wednesday, April 10, 2019

CAS Watercolor Card Challenge: Poppy

I just had to play in the CAS Watercolor Card Challenge hosted by Loll.
All the sample cards by Loll, Bonnie and all the DT and GD were so Gorgeous!

Be sure and Check out all their beauties.  You will be inspired too!

Denny and I have been so busy with all our Spring weeding, mowing, etc.
I really enjoyed some quiet time relaxing while watercoloring the PB Poppies.
Enjoy and Happy Spring!

I stamped the single Penny Black poppies image onto Strathmore Mixed Media 
with Versafine Onyx Black ink using MISTI.

Then used my T.H. Glass Mat and swiped ink from my Distress Oxide ink pads 
directly onto mat and spritzed with water.

I used a #2 paint brush to watercolor the beautiful Penny Black Poppy image
from the Blooming Garden stamp set, which has 4 other Spring
blooming flowers in the set. I air dried between each layer of color.

I watercolored the colors going from the lightest to the darkest shades of 
Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon,
Festive Berries and Barn Door on the blooms.  Then added Mowed Lawn on buds.

When poppies were dry I stamped the Penny Black Happy Snippets sentiment 
with Versafine black ink and heat embossed with SU Clear EB powder.

Next Die cut the frame with SSS Postage Stamp Edge Frames.
I am loving this new to me Frame set that has 3 rectangle dies
 and one smaller square frame.

I used the middle rectangle die for my main image.
Popped up with White Craft foam onto SU Whisper White 100# CS and Done!

Love the Crisp CAS look of the rich colored poppies...That is what Denny said :-)  

Thank you Loll for your fun challenge.  
You still have until the 24th to play along.  Hugs..

Stamps: Penny Black Blooming Garden and Happy Snippets (sentiment).
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media and SU Whisper White 100#.
Inks: Versafine Black Onyx.  Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon,
Festive Berries and Barndoor on the blooms.  Then added Mowed Lawn on buds.
Accessories: SSS Postage Stamp Edge Frames Dies.  MISTI.  SU Clear EB powder and heat tool.  #2 paint brush.  White Craft Foam (SSS).


  1. Beautiful and bright poppies, Nancy! This is my favourite poppy image and I have made a LOT of cards with it. It's the best! Love it with the stamp frame. Just perfect! xx

    1. Thank you Loll. Now I want to color the other beautiful flower stamps in the set:-) Hugs...

  2. Beautiful wonderfully coloured poppies! Great new postage stamp die! Thanks for making a card for CAS Watercolour!

  3. Super pretty image colored up so pretty, Nancy. I really love how you have framed it and made it really stand out. A beautiful card for sure. Hugz

  4. Beautiful poppies, Nancy! A perfect CAS card, my friend! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  5. So pretty Nancy, I love that you let the Poppies take centre stage. The postage stamp die is the perfect frame. Such a gorgeous card :)

  6. This is so pretty Nancy. I have had this stamp on my wish list for a long long time and keep promising myself I will buy it soon! Coloured beautifully and it really is fab with that stamp frame!

    1. Thank you Viv. Now I want to color the other flowers in the set. Fun finding buried stamp sets that once get unburied they are like new again:-) Hugs..Nancy

  7. CAS and absolutely BEAUTIFUL Nancy!! I love the color of your Poppies and that postage stamp die gives the perfect amount of definition to your lovely, lovely card! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)

  8. Nancy I'm so glad you and Denny are enjoying Springtime in the Northwest! I sadly had a full covering of snow this morning!
    Your poppies are gorgeous, and a wonderful bright red! It's those seed heads I'm in love with! xx

  9. Those are gorgeous poppies and beautiful watercoloring, Nancy! All on such a crisp, clean white card. Love! I have flowers for my pots, but would like it to stop raining in order to plant them, sheesh.

  10. Nancy, those poppies are so well colored and they definitely POP. The red is a perfect shade in my opinion. Love the bold color and all that lovely white space around it. Beautiful card.

  11. This is so clean and crisp, Nancy! Beautifully colored and I love the perfect sediment for it!! Hugs, Darnell

  12. What a pretty card Nancy, clean and CAS perfection with beautiful water colouring x Yes it is a busy time of the year tidying up after the long winter (my end too....) x

  13. Your poppies are so pretty, and our watercoloring is superb, Nancy! The shades of orange-ish red are gorgeous! I love the lovely crispness. The white space looks like a perfectly ironed white shirt. The postage stamp edge frame adds the right amount of interest.
    Hideko xx

  14. Stunning watercolour poppies Nancy ... It's too cold to venture out here... Brrr

  15. What a gorgeous CAS design Nancy - so striking!
    Hope you had a great weekend.
    Carol x

  16. An amazing card, the essence of elegance and CAS. I love the color contrast on the card. Your watercolor technique is perfect, Nancy. I also love the technique of watercolors. I am aware of how much effort you have to put in coloring to get such a perfect effect. Thank you for the great inspiration and thank you for your support.
    Happy Easter, Nancy!
    BozenA xx

  17. This is so lovely it just pops off the card. Bright colors all blended so well and I love the postage mat. That is a great stamp set.

  18. such a beautiful card Nancy, I love the clean, crisp look they have.
    hope you have a great wknd and Happy Easter mf.
    xx Karen

  19. The poppies are beautiful! The card is a lovely layout, too.

  20. Just beautiful, Nancy. Fabulous watercoloring and shading. Love the postage frame. xx


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