Thursday, April 19, 2012

Soft Spring Colors

The Paper Players are having a great challenge this week. Jaydee is the hostess for this wonderful CAS challenge with a twist...'watercolour'. I haven't done water coloring in a while so I thought it would be fun to dig out the watercolor papers and give this challenge a try. The challenge at Card Crafters Circle is to use pastel or gentle colours.


After stamping this Raisin Boat "Joyous Garden" image onto my paper it was heat set, then I use a small detail brush to apply water over the image. The cute mailbox was colored using Distress and Vivid ink pads. Just press the ink pad into an old CD then pick up the desired color using a wet brush.


The background was flooded with water before I added the blue for the sky.

I rotated the "Freshly Made Sketch" to a portrait view to create this card.



I find it very difficult to do CAS...I simply love it and admire those who can do this genre. This is about as CAS as I get.

Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

19 comments:

Theresa said...

This is just gorgeous! Love the grounding and how you did the sky. What a fabulous post box. Simply beautiful!!

Sasha said...

Gorgeous card and a beautifully coloured image, Marie. Because we don't have mail boxes here in the UK I'm always fascinated by them. Love this one, surrounded by pretty flowers x

Jennifer said...

This is just beautiful! I love your mailbox and your flourish of lovely flowers!

Lisa said...

I want a mailbox like that Marie, it would make the junk mail and bills a bit more tolerable!! Very pretty card, great job on all of the challenges ;)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Marie! What a beautiful card! Great job coloring that pretty image!

Jen Timko said...

What stunning coloring this is! All the details are so lovely...the perfect accents to this beautiful image. So glad you joined us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lesley said...

The cluster of roses is wonderful and the way you interpreted the sketch works well with your beautifully, watercoloured image. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players and Freshly Made Sketches.

Debbie said...

This is beautiful!! The flowers and flourish complement that mailbox perfectly!!

Cheryl said...

What gorgeous watercoloring! And, another great Raisin Boat set, too! Those flowers look fab on the card--they tie in perfectly with the flowers on the mailbox.

onecraftymama said...

Oh, the CD idea is brilliant! I've always used the lids, and that leaves something to be desired. Genius :)
Love the sentiment tab, and your watercolouring is fabulous - must try that technique for the sky!

Elaine said...

Hi Marie, what a lovely card I like this image and you have coloured it so beautifully.
I am feeling much better now and am back viewing everyone’s creations. I love what you have been creating lately , fantastic work
well done Hugs Elaine

Nance Leedy said...

Gorgeous Marie!! Love how the watercolored flowers came to life with your embellishments. Beautiful coloring job...Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

Michelle said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Your rolled flowers are too pretty for words! I love the color palette you chose, too!

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful card!!!

Heidi said...

Wow, wow, wow, Marie! This card is stunning! What a beautiful job with your watercoloring (even the ground and sky...I'm super impressed!) and I am loving the flower accents on the bottom left of the card. Just an all around gorgeous card. So glad you joined in the fun at The Paper Players!

jaydee said...

Marie, your card is gorgeous and your water colouring beautiful! A soft, serene and tranquil card. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week
Jaydee

Julie said...

Fabby! Gorgeous design! Juliexx

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Beautiful card! Gorgeous coloring and such pretty flowers.

Maria said...

Great technique with coloring, Marie! You achieved the perfect effect! Lovely shaded background! A fabulous card, Marie!