Thursday, April 2, 2020

CAS Watercolour April 2020 - Spring Flowers

Hello friends.  This months challenge at CAS Watercolour is being hosted by Susan and she would like to see SPRING FLOWERS.  So not just any flowers like roses, daisies, etc., but SPRING flowers!  Think Snowdrops, Daffodils, Tulips, Crocuses, Dogwood, Cherry Blossoms, etc.


One of my favorite Spring flowers are Lilacs.  Not only their wonderful smell, but I just love the beautiful purple colors and the tiny, petite little blossoms all clustered together with the green foliage!  Here's what I came up with using an Impression Obsession stamp (H8731):


I started by stamping the image in black Versafine and then heat embossing in clear.  I used Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape inks and my Aqua Painter to water color the flowers and then used a Polychromos pencil to add a little detail to the centers of the flowers.  The leaves were water colored with Old Olive ink.


My sentiment is a 2 part die from Pinkfresh Studios called Sentiment suite: hello and I used vellum for the back piece and black for the top piece.  A few clear sequins finished off my CAS Spring card.

Make sure you check out all the beautiful inspiration from the rest of the DT and our Special GD right HERE, and then play along with us!  We'd love to see the gallery flooded with SPRING FLOWERS!  This challenge is open till the 24th.

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


20 comments:

  1. I can smell the gorgeous scent all the way here Marcia! lovely card!

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  2. Oh these are sweet, love lilacs the soft scent is fabulous and I can imagine the lovely scent of yours.

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  3. Oh, yes - Lilacs! Such a beautiful smell when they bloom in the sun - so pretty with the vellum sentiment over them so they are not blocked too much! xx

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  4. Lilacs are my favorite fragrant flowers... I love the white ones, too, Marcia! But these 'lilac' are exactly what the doctor ordered today, my friend! So pretty - hello, gorgeous!
    =]

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  5. I love lilacs and miss them. I've tried to grow them several times but it's just too hot for them in NC. There's nothing like the beauty and smell of a mature lilac bush! You've portrayed them beautifully on this card! Love the vellum around the sentiment! Thanks for the wonderful memories, my friend!

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  6. Ahhhh, I can smell those lovely lilacs just thinking about them! This is PRETTY Marcia and wonderfully colored!

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  7. I can't wait for my lilacs to bloom - I love them, and the scent fills my garden and makes me so happy. The buds are swelling so hopefully it won't be too long. Your lilacs are beautifully watercoloured, the sentiment is perfect with the vellum backing, and your sequin placement is fabulous (I always struggle with where to put them).

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  8. gorgeous Marcia, Lilacs remind me of my childhood. Those trees smell amazing. gorgeous card :)

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  9. Beautifully watercolored lilacs, Marcia. I love how you die cut the shadow sentiment layer using vellum. TFS Hugs...Nancy

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  10. LOVE your lilacs, Marcia! I used to have them in my yard at my last place, and I miss them. The smell is always so intoxicating! I love the lilac with olive leaves ... perfect colours together. xx

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  11. A gorgeous card Marcia, lilacs remind me of my nan and love your beautifully coloured cluster with the die cut sentiment and vellum underlay, have a fantastic week, stay safe, hugs Robyn

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  12. so pretty and it really says Spring has arrived.
    xx Karen

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  13. Absolutely love lilacs too Marcia with their pretty flowers and heady scent. Yours are beautifully coloured and set off charmingly with that vellum shadowed sentiment - must remember that! Vicky x

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  14. I love lilacs too, Marcia, and should go check to see if mine are blossoming. You colored these beautifully and the vellum backing to the sentiment lets them show through.

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  15. Beautiful and perfectly colored lilacs! This card is gorgeous and leaves me anxious for the warmth of spring, when our lilacs open. I can smell them now... ;0)

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  16. Such a pretty card and the lilacs are beautiful. Love the water colouring and the pop of black from the die cut sentiment x.

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  17. Our lilacs are just blooming, Marcia ... and you captured them perfectly here ... these are beautiful! Love how you used vellum to back the sentiment so the lovely lilacs can still be seen in all their glory! Hugs, Anita :)

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  18. Wow!! I love this Marcia... So beautifully done... My lilacs are in bud and I can hardly wait until they bloom... I love them! Take care my friend

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  19. Such pretty Lilacs! Beautifully coloured and I love how you added the sentiment!

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  20. I can smell these Lilacs as I look at your beautiful card.

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