Tuesday, July 2, 2019

CAS Watercolour July 2019 - Bouquet of Flowers

Hello friends.  We're back with a special edition of CAS Watercolour this month...

Special Event

Please join us in celebrating Darnell's Birthday!!

One more part to this special event.
The team has made special cards for Darnell's birthday,
along with our Guest Designer Leslie,
and several Featured Designers (friends from the retreat).

During our retreat, Darnell (Dolly to us) was up early one morning
and decided she wanted some frozen blueberries.
Some how she spilled almost the whole, Costco-sized bag of
blueberries all over the floor.

Bonnie snapped these pictures.
See the swipe of blueberries on the right photo??  We couldn't find a broom so we grabbed
a large piece of card stock to pick up the berries.  As they thawed, the blueberry juice
"smooshed" on the cardstock in a lovely design that looked perfect for card making.

Well, without Dolly knowing, we kept that piece of blueberry smoosh and cut it up.
Each Designer has used one piece in making Dolly's birthday cards. :)

And here's what I came up with using a piece of Darnell's special smooshed BLUEBERRY cardstock:

I thought it was a lovely piece of cardstock and wanted to show as much of it as possible (nice job Darnell!!), so I went with a small image, using PB's Golden Dance stamp, and water colored the bouquet of flowers in several shades of blue and purple inks with my Aqua Painter.  I fussy cut the image out after it dried and pop dotted it to Darnell's lovely background and finished with a simple sentiment banner embossed in white on Night of Navy cardstock.  Here's a closer look at the flowers:

This was such a fun little bouquet of flowers to color up for you Darnell, and I hope it brings lots of Birthday smiles to your face!  

We'd love it if you'd join us in wishing the lovely Darnell a very happy birthday, and water coloring up a bouquet of flowers for her...BLUEBERRY smooshed background is optional!!  You can check out what the rest of the DT and some very special guests came up with using the same background right HERE.  This challenge is open till the 24th, and we'd love to see you in the gallery!  

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


  1. What a wonderful smooshed blueberry background for your lovely pail of flowers Marcia! Your water coloring is just beautiful on the image! xx

  2. I love this whole story Marcia! Your background couldn’t be any better than what was made by the birthday girl herself , love her and your card!

  3. Oh, I remember that photo and the story! What a fun idea for celebrating Darnell's birthday!! Love your creative and very special card!

  4. Great use of your piece of blueberry smooshing and what a thoughtful and pretty card you have made for Darnell x

  5. I love the cardstock story and that you are all using it for sweet Darnell! Your card is fabulous and I know she'll love it!

  6. Your pail of beautiful flowers does have me smiling all over, Marcia! Your coloring is amazing and I love that you chose this small image to let most of your piece of my blueberry bumble show! Great matting and blue sediment, too! Thank you so much for making my 70th birthday one that I will always remember!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Sweet! Love this adorable bouquet of flowers, Marcia! It is one of my favourite from the last release from PB. You did it proud! Gorgeous watercolour of your flowers, leaves and can. It all works so perfectly with your blueberry smooshed background. Fantastic card for Dolly! xx

  8. I love your bouquet in a bucket with the blueberry smooshed background, Marcia. We sure had fun surprising Dolly:-) All the creative blueberry bouquet cards for Dolly turned out beautifully. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  9. The background looks fantAstic paired with your bucket of blooms:)

  10. Your flowers are a perfect companion to the blueberry bumble background, Marcia! I love the added dimension of the fussy cut and popped up image! Great shading on those flowers and leaves too!

  11. Marcia, such a pretty bouquet of flowers to share Darnell's smooshed blueberry background. Also, thank you so much for the beautiful card using two of the techniques'
    we shared at the retreat. It's so pretty, love the colors. First time in a long time that I have been in my craft room.

  12. What a perfectly wonderful splattery smooshy background. I'd want it to show, too. What fun this has been and a big surprise for Darnell. Love the stamp you used and so beautifully colored!

  13. Tee hee ... what a fun idea, Marcia, so beautifully executed! Your little bucket of softly coloured blooms for Darnell is just a delight against the splendid smooshy blueberry background! So pretty ... and a fabulous surprise! Hugs, Anita :)

  14. I just love your blueberry smooched card... Love how you painted that pretty stamp!

  15. What a great image to display on the blueberry background! I love your blue banner that matches so well with the smoosh! Such a fun celebration for Darnell!

  16. beautiful card...it's been a fun month for birthdays!
    x Karen


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