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4/19/2016

Watercolor Flowers & Stenciling

Good afternoon. In case you didn't already know this, there is a fun challenge going on over at CAS Mix Up. This month's theme is Stamping + Stenciling and your choice of some other options.


Additional options are listed on the right side bar over at CAS Mix Up.

Here's my entry:

 
Yet another effort with the water coloring. 
 
Rubbernecker Layered Poppy Set 860 (bought in Florida on our last visit). Gansai Watercolors to create a background, then  stamped the outline using Memento Nautical Teal. Used Zig brush markers over the solid stamp included with the set, spritzed with water, inked the image.
 
- Used TH Flourish Stencil to add some dimension using Gold Viva Décor paste.
 
- the sentiment (which came from 2 different clear sets, and I don't remember which!) was placed on a stamp, inked with Nautical Teal. The focal piece is mounted on white fun foam, and adhered to a white card base which had been embossed with an old Darice EF.
 
Our family has a lot of summer birthdays, so this will take care of a June one!
 
I do hope you'll have time to join in with the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge for April. There's some AWESOME inspiration posted.

A lovely sunny warm day here in my area. Hope it's nice where you may be this afternoon too. Thanks for coming by to visit. Hugs & Blessings.

39 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous Mary, I love the colours you've used and the design is fab, Kate x

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  2. Now you know I'm drooling over this! What a beautiful use of my favorite mediums! Love this bright happy make! Hugs, Autumn

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  3. Lovely watercolouring with these tones and love your choose of blue outlines!A perfect matching! With your embossing and the foam panel the image pop out very well. Love the gold paste, your stencil adds interest and some dimension!
    ...Also in my zone the sun shines and weather is warm, but nights are still cold.
    Hugs

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  4. This is gorgeous Mary, love the colours. Carol x

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  5. Oh how beautiful! I love the colours, and the water colour look is so lovely. Gorgeous.

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  6. Well Mary, all I can say is that you are going from strength to strength with your watercolouring! This is quite simply divine! Hugs, Anne xx

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  7. Beautiful, love it.

    Kath x

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  8. Love your water-colouring Mary my friend! A great CAS design too! Great stencilling in the corners and that embossed background is terrific! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  9. Lovely watercolouring and pretty colours too. It's been a lovely sunny day here too!

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  10. Beautiful watercolour colouring Mary, love the stamp and colours you have used, lovely embossing.
    Pam x

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  11. This is absolutely beautiful love the scribby flowers and watercolouring
    Carol x

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  12. A gorgeous card Mary. The water colouring looks lovely and I really love how you've stamped the flowers with blue. The stencilled corners really make the design pop too and the embossing folder works beautifully. Barbxx

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  13. Yay, Mary, I'm so glad you shared this with us at Merry Monday! What a beautiful job of watercolor and I love how you've used just parts of the stencil! Awesome! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  14. This is gorgeous, Mary!! I love the watercoloring!! The stenciled corners look so fabulous!! What a beautiful card!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  15. What a stunner Mary - it is almost ethereal. Love it.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  16. Hi Mary, Loving the card.

    hope you have a good day. Sue

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  17. Stunning design with the beautiful water colouring, gorgeous colours.xx

     {aNNie}

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  18. Oh, your watercoloured flowers are so gorgeous, Mary and I love the touches of orange!!!!! The dry embossing frames everything beautifully!!! So lovely!!!!
    Have a great day!!!
    Hugz

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  19. Stunning work Mary.
    Hugs, Veerle x

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  20. The more I see the watercolor on cards the better it gets I am drawn and have been doing some I like the looseness of this it flows mine now I realize are often much to contained Thank you for that awareness...............Lis

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  21. Such a beauty Mary -- I have never water colored a card but after seeing this - I better give it a go.
    We are going on a little journey today - up to St.Simon's island and do a real tour on a trolley. I am slowing down on my card making - as if I could get any slower!!
    Sandy xx

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  22. Beautiful CAS card Mary!! I know you struggle with CAS, but you have nailed it with this card. LOVE those watercoloured blooms ... and the beautiful gold stenciled flourishes. Gorgeous ... your niece will love it! Thanks for sharing at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  23. Love the "loose" stule you used; great card! One that I like to look longer at! Hope you have a sunny day too!

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  24. Wow, this is a beautiful card Momma Mary! I love those flowers and how you did them, so beautiful looking in watercolor. I also love the flourish stencil and the gold color of it. The background is a lovely watercolor beauty, I think you got the hang of this watercoloring way better than I! lol I have not thought to use my Zigs to color on stamps though, so will have to give that a try! Hugs, Brenda

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  25. Oh wow Mary this is amazing water colouring. Just love it.
    Pumpy's friend.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  26. Great use of watercolour Mary and a really pretty card. The gold texture paste flourishes stand out beautifully and love the soft green watercolouring behind the flowers, and the whole thing looks great against that beautiful embossed background. x

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  27. This is more than a watercoloring effort - it's a 'you nailed it' watercoloring! SOOOO BEAUTIFUL!
    Lynn

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  28. Beautiful watercolouring Mary, cheers, xx

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  29. I do like the flurry look of your water coloring, to me this style looks extra artsy. Not something I've dared to try out yet myself, but I do admire the look of this card....

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  30. Just so beautiful Mary...I love your beautiful flowers against that wonderful embossed background!

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  31. Pretty card Mary! Love the framed embossing around the edges. And the sift colors really drew me in. Thanks for sharing this beauty!

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  32. Such a gorgeous card Mary!
    xoxo Olga

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  33. Mary this water colour offering is fabulous!! I love it! Hugs Christine xx

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  34. I love Rubbernecker stamps! Their watercolor flowers are super and so are yours!

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  35. Lovely watercoloring--looks like a painting ready to frame, Mary! I love the dry embossing, too!

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  36. These are both fabulous! Your watercolor is stunning as always and I am amazed at your Zentangle, I am afraid to attempt this, I will get brave soon as I have seen so many cool cards with this technique!

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  37. Wow! What a great watercolor background. I really like how those flower blossoms turned out. I am enjoying seeing what people are making for the CAS mix up. If I were to do mixed media it would be along these lines. Anything else just seems so time consuming!

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