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Thursday, 23 April 2020

Spring Flowers

Hi everybody.  This is a card for the CAS Watercolour Card Challenge the theme of which this time is Spring Flowers.  I chose this Penny Black Magnolia called Summer Dream, but despite the name they do actually come into bloom during the Spring.


I decided to use my water brush pens inking up the stamp with the different colour pens, spritzing and then stamping in one go.  I added the branch to the left and then some to the right and decided to fill in the area top right with a little more but second generation.  It actually didn't stamp as well as I wanted so I used some of the pen with water on my glass mat and added the colour.  I have to say my flowers are a bit brighter than your average magnolia but I'm using artistic licence here..lol.  I added a little background blue for sky again using a waterbrush to apply the brush marker, and then I finished with a sentiment using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink clear heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.

There are a couple of days left for the challenge so still time to enter.  Thank you for taking a look at my blog today and I hope to see you again soon. 






I am also entering the following challenges:

The Flower Challenge - No 43 Spring/Autumn.
Allsorts Challenge - Week 568 Flowers and/or Showers.
Addicted to Stamps and More - No 386 Anything Goes.
Penny Black Saturday April Challenge - Anything Goes - optional 'Use Ribbon or Twine'.
Penny Black and More April Challenge - Anything Goes.
Happy Little Stampers April Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes (optional Stars).
                                                               


(So pleased to be chosen as one of the Outstanding Designs at CAS Watercolour Challenge)

26 comments:

Robyn Oliver said...

A gorgeous card Pat, love your pretty colours and the layout, nicely watercoloured. Thanks for sharing with CAS Watercolour, Robyn

Viv said...

Lovely card Pat. I have tried inking/spritzing all the elements of the stamp in one go with my Arteza Waterbrush Pens and mine didn't turn out too well cos I think I took too long in between inking and stamping and the colour had dried quickly! (Back to inking each element separately for me......)

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous card at, I love the floral image and your beautiful watercolouring, you've added some lovely shades, beautifully CAS designed.
Hope you are coping well and keeping safe, Kate x

Marjan said...

Ah yes, I recognise this stamp, I own it too. Lovely work Pat, so appropriate for springtime! Lovely coloring on the blossoms!

brenda said...

Artistic licence is good Pat!!

This is such a prettily coloured floral creation using one of my favourite PB slapstick stamps and using my preferred method of inking up as well , thanks so much for joining in with our 'Flowers and Showers' theme at Allsorts challenge this week and also our April challenge at Penny Black and More challenge.

Stay safe and well,

B x

B x

Linby said...

This is very pretty and I love the white space. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts.
Lynn x
DT

Loll said...

Gorgeous magnolias, Pat! Love the bright colours. Wonderful technique you've used for watercolouring your blooms and branches. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Beautifully stamped and a perfect CAS design! Thanks so much for sharing at PBSC and CAS Watercolour Challenges:)

Bonnie said...

Such beautiful watercolor flowers, Pat! Magnolias or Tulip Trees as folks around here call them are among the first to bloom in the spring.I love how you've made a canopy of flowers on your card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Julia Aston said...

What beautiful magnolia blooming branches Pat - love your design with the branches coming in from the top - a lovely technique with the watercoloring on your stamp and spritzing. Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolor! xx

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card here Pat! Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

Aileen said...

So beautiful Pat, love the soft colours and the stamp used is just Spring perfection. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam

Susan said...

Beautifully done, Pat - lovely colours and yes, magnolias bloom in the spring - there are lots of them blooming now in Vancouver. Great layout with the sentiment going diagonally between the branches. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

Darnell said...

I can just see myself standing under this beautiful flowering tree, Pat! I think it's gorgeous the way you've colored it and with the sediment nestled in the branches! Take care and keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

Ina G said...

Simply beautiful Pat. Gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing at ATSM.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Pat
Fabulous card... got stamp
Thanks for joining us at PBSC
Hugs Sylvie xx

Ros Crawford said...

They are beautiful and I much prefer your colours... My husband loves Magnolia but for me they don't last long do they... Enjoy your day Pat ad stay well.

Mariann Jakobsen said...

Amazing card, Pat. Such a pretty coloured magnolia three. Love it!
You got me as a follower with this one LOL

linda said...

Such a bright and beautiful CAS card! Spring blooms are definitely welcome. Thank you so much for playing along with the Penny Black and More Challenge.
Linda

Helen said...

Such a pretty card with its bright, happy colours! Lovely effects on your flowers! Thanks so much for joining us at PB Saturday Challenge! Stay safe! :)

Helen said...

Lovely watercoloured flowers, Pat! Lovely colours and effects! Thanks so much for joining us at HLS Watercolour Challenge! Stay safe! :)

Vicky Hayes said...

Just stunning Pat! Beautifully coloured - and a little artistic license never hurt anyone! Actually it reminds me of when you're wearing sunglasses and then you take them off and all the colours look so lovely and bright! Vicky x

Liz said...

Your card is so pretty Pat, what a beautiful design. Nothing wrong with a bit artistic licence! LOL! xx

Mac Mable said...

Sorry to be late commenting Pat....I know I read it but obviously didn't comment! The card is absolutely beautiful and gentle and what a stunning water colour effect x.

Mervi said...

Gorgeous flowery card.
Thank you for entering Penny Black and more Challenge,
welcome again at May's "Boys and Men" theme;-))m

Karen Dunbrook said...

so beautiful...love the colours.
xx Karen