Friday, November 2, 2018

CAS Watercolour Nov. 2018 - Christmas Florals & Greenery

Hello friends.  Welcome back to another challenge here at CAS Watercolour, where this month Susan is hosting our challenge and would like to see Christmas Florals & Greenery on your cards. (NO tree's please...we've already done tree's!)


So many options to choose for this challenge as I'm a bit obsessed about making Christmas cards and have LOTS to choose from, but in the end I went with a new Penny Black stamp (well new to me!) called berry speckled.


Now I realize there's no flowers on this card, but at this time of year I think just simple greenery and berries is SO BEAUTIFUL that it qualifies as a flower!!  I put the stamp in my MISTI and used a combination of distress and SU! markers to ink up the stamp and then misted very lightly before stamping on my water color cardstock.  I repeated this process till I had the depth of color I was happy with, and this time actually remembered to do the berries last so that my red didn't run all over the place!


Here's a closer up shot so you can see the detail better.  I also used a stamp from Penny Blacks Yuletide Wishes to stamp my sentiment, and then matted my card with a layer of Old Olive cs and adhered to a white card base.  CAS and I love the way this one turned out!!

There is lot's of BEAUTIFUL inspiration from the DT and our special guest Maura, so check it all out right HERE and then play along with us...we'd LOVE to see you in the gallery!

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


16 comments:

  1. This definitely qualifies are greenery, Marcia! And beautiful greenery at that! Great job on those red berries! I keep forgetting to leave them til last.

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  2. Gorgeous card Marcia! Beautiful Christmas greenery and berries. So smart to leave the red to the end. I tend to forget that until it's too late ... you know what I mean! :) I love this pretty image and now need to go shopping! :) xx

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  3. Just love the delicate greenery with berries, Marcia! Looks amazing with that sentiment too!!

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  4. So pretty Marcia, I love this PB stamp. The bright Christmas colours are wonderful:)

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  5. Perfect beautiful Winter image for Christmas Marcia. I agree, berries are Winter flowers! I love how your greenery and berries are so beautifully watercolored and without any smearing:-) TFS my friend. Hugs...Nancy

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  6. Marcia! I'm gob-smacked by this beauty!! WOW is that a gorgeous stamp... and aren't you the lucky one to have it... add it to the pile I have to play with when I get there!! xx
    =]

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  7. Very cool, Marcia, very cool. I love branches with berries, so this beauty is right up my alley. That bit of OO cardstock really makes your focal panel stand out. This is a really lovely Christmas card! Have a great weekend!! Feel like a swim? ; ) Bev

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  8. Such a beautiful Christmas card. So very pretty and love the watercolour effect x

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  9. Gosh, Marcia, this is beautiful ... there's so much depth and dimension to your fabulous inking and stamping ... and I do love that wonderful (and so true!) sentiment! Apologies for not being around much ... two more colds on top of the Lake House one have seriously impacted my visits and comments. Still, I'm back now ... and what a gorgeous card to come back to! Hugs, Anita :)

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  10. I love the wispy look of this! It's CAS prettiness at it's best!

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  11. Marcia, I love on this greenery looks, very pretty!

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  12. This is so soft and pretty Marcia. Love that sentiment too!!

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  13. What a beautiful Christmas greenery and berries card, Marcia! Love the pretty watercolor-look stamping and the layout (you stamped the image at an angle and overlapped the sentiment)! Thanks for the tip about stamping berries at the last.
    Hideko xx

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  14. beautiful cards...love the vintage feel they have.
    xx Karen

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  15. This is gorgeous!! You got a superb result with the stamping and I love how the sentiment overlaps the image... Beautiful card!

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  16. what a lovely spray of greenery and berries Marcia! Your technique worked wonderfully in watercoloring your image!

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