Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Guest Designer CAS Watercolour....

Thrilled to be invited to be the Guest Designer 
at the
CAS Watercolour Challenge this month....
Lots of scope for the theme this month.........
They have an amazing and friendly design team 
and the most fabulous inspirational creations...

Here is my card.....
I started with stamping and heat embossing the circle stamp three times.
The circles have been water coloured using the wet on wet technique 
and several different colours of Distress Inks.

I stamped the circles again, cut them out 
and used them as masks to stamp the flowers.
The flowers have been coloured using distress inks, zigs 
and watered down acrylic inks.
I splattered some water and lifted some of the colour
 and also splattered colours of pink and green.
The tiny script has been stamped with archival green ink
and a little embellishing with a white pen to finish.

I hope you find time to join in this fun and friendly challenge this month.
I am absolutely delighted and thrilled to be guesting this month 
and I thank you once again for the opportunity xx
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would like to enter....
Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes without the option
Stamplorations CAS Challenge - Anything Goes with the option of feminine colours
Creative With Stamps - Challenge 14 - Flowers


39 comments:

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Absolutely beautiful. Great stamping and I love the colours that you've used. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Stella said...

Mac I always smile when I see your name popping up in my dashboard. It's always a pleasure to visit you and your card made me sigh and stare. This is an absolute stunner and such fab use of your ink and paints. WOW! Enjoy being a GD; they are privileged to have you with them this month!
XX
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Cara said...

Just stunning, love those circles with their pop of sunshine flowers. Cara x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mac, beautifully coloured and lovely images, congratulations on your GDT, Kate x

Pat said...

Firstly, congratulatoions on your GD spot Mac. I love the green circles with the pretty flowers and that bit of script and water bleaching works well. A beautiful and modern take on the challenge. x

Greta said...

Absolutely amazing creation, Mac! Very creative design & your use of the white pen is wonderful! Congrats on being the GD!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Many congratulations on a well deserved GD spot Mac! Love this, you have used some terrific techniques here, yet still managed to keep it CAS! Great job my friend! Have a lovely evening! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Loll said...

WOW ... this is so cool!! I love your design, Mac. The circles are amazing and I love how you've repeated the zigzag design near the sentiment too .. so creative. Your watercolour cone flowers are gorgeous. So beautiful against the green background, and with lots of interest with the shading and white detailing. Love the water splats and your coloured splats in the backgrounds. Gorgeous design Mac! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month at CAS Mix Up!! xx

Team Clark said...

Hi Mac! You certainly colored these blossoms beautifully! Love this color combo and the repetition. Beautiful design. Congrats on you feature!!! <3 Hugs, Autumn

Sylviahobbycards said...

Beautiful card,Mac.Gorgeous stamp work.Congrats on your GDT.

Gr,Sylvia x

pam said...

Congrats on your GD spot Mac, gorgeous stamping on this fabulous card design, love the layout and colours.
Pam x

Bonnie said...

WOW! THIS IS AWESOME! I love the circles as each one is a mini masterpiece with so much interest! A wonderful design and still perfectly CAS! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month!

Claire Broadwater said...

Mac, this is fabulous! I love the circles, the script and the gorgeous blooms! WOW! Congrats on your GD spot, too! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous CAS Watercoloured design Mac. I love your creative way of designing your circles with your beautifully colored cone flowers and your bits of zig zag elements. You used so many wonderful techniques and yet kept your design CAS. TFS and so pleased to have you as our very talented Guest Designer this month. Hugs...

Mrs A. said...

Congratulations on your DT spot. Your card is perfect. Love your idea of the barbed wire circles with a different arrangement of flowers in each. Hugs Mrs A.

Nance Leedy said...

Such a beautiful watercolored card. Love these circles. With the pink flowers and green circles, they remind me of lilypads--perfect for the watercolor look! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Viv said...

Great water colouring and love how you did the circles with the pretty flowers in too Mac 😀 Viv xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Stunning!! Absolutely beautiful layout, my eye just flows across and down the front, following the trail of gorgeous spring colours! The coneflowers are so beautiful, totally love the squiggly stems!! Congratulations on your guest designer spot, well deserved my friend!!

I hope you are enjoying the wonderful spring weather. It's been lovely here, although quite wet, but I don't mind that at all. sending hugs :)

Karen D. said...

what a wonderfully creative and beautiful card Mac....love this. We are so lucky to have you as our GD this month!
xx Karen

Daffodil Cards said...

This is so beautiful, I LOVE the colours you chose and the flower in the circle is so beautiful, a WONDERFUL and delightful card.
Faith
x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Congrats on being GDT! Your card is amazing! Wonderful idea ans well done!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

This is such a beauty of a card! Love your watercolouring! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Players.

Patti said...

This is neat!! no wonder you were selected at a Guest Designer!! a well deserved honor by an uber talented papercrafter!!

Patti : )

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hello Mac,
Your color combination is very springy. Very interesting project. I love flowers that look out of these amazing green windows. WOW! As always another great card.
Hugs,
BożenA

Diane said...

What a fabulous technique and the flowers and colors are so pretty.

Hugs Diane

Ros Crawford said...

I'm so happy that you are Guesting... You always come up with fabulous creations and I love this! Wonderful design! BTW I had a great holiday and we have a little cruise to go on in a few weeks. That's hoping my sciatic problem eases ... I've been in a lot of pain and not sure how I will be walking around a ship... sunbeds are no problem Lol!

Joan said...

Fab piece of art Mac, love the design and the colours,so original
Congrats on your guest designer spot, well deserved

Joan

Izzy Scrap said...

First of all Congratulations for being Guest Designer ! Another piece of art Mac ! I love your creative design with the flowers inside the circles ! And as usual it is so well water coloured ! I Love it ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring.

Toni said...

Mac, this is amazing! I love the script on the green circles, among other things. Thanks for sharing at Stamplorations CAS!

Helen F. said...

Very pretty card, Mac. The script on those green circles and different coloring techniques came together in a fun artsy design!
Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps this month :-)

Sue said...

Such a creative design! Beautiful masking and stamping and great use of the stamps.

Suchi said...

Beautiful colors and masking! Gorgeous card Mac :)

Dorlene Durham said...

Beautiful card! I love the bright colors. Thanks for joining us at the Creative With Stamps site. Dorlene DT CWS

Heidi Stamps said...

I know that I viewed this blog post previously, but I can see that I did not leave a comment. I really think this is a lovely layout and very creative. I like the style of the flowers and the color choice helps make this so modern. Great job, and tfs!

Ina G said...

Simply stunning Mac. So so colourful and I love that it is a cut out. Nice touch with the script. Fabulous layout.

foleysfriend said...

Beautiful balance of white space and the three lovely circles; great job of colouring. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations CAS.

sue

Jenny Colacicco said...

This is gorgeous. I love the matching splatters and the colouring on the flowers is so good. Thanks for sharing with us at HLS watercolor challenge ! Jenny x

Linda said...

Love this! Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations challenge xx