Thursday, 2 March 2017

Classic Spring Watercolour

The March challenge for CAS Watercolour is "Spring".

What could be more evocative of spring than a vase full of tulips?  I decided not to use any fancy watercolour techniques, but rather to keep it just classic watercolouring so that the image can stand in its own right.

After I'd watercoloured the vase and flowers, I was planning to watercolour a background or do some splattering, but decided either of those would take away from the image and make the card less CAS, so simply watercoloured a bit of grounding for the vase, used a stitched rectangle die to trim it down, popped it up on fun foam, and added three sequins and a sentiment.

Please come over to CAS Watercolour to see the cards posted by the rest of the Design Team and our wonderful Guest Designer, Heather Telford of bits & pieces.  You have until March 24th to post your card - please be sure to stick to the theme of spring and keep your card CAS (clean and simple).

Stamps - Penny Black "Tulips in Porcelain", PTI sentiment
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black
Paper - white cs, watercolour paper
Size - A2
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, Lil Inker stitched rectangle die, blue and yellow sequins, fun foam


  1. Such beautiful painting here Susan - tulips definitely say Spring!! I also love the sequin embellishment.

  2. I love your pretty watercolored tulips in your blue and white porcelain vase. A really lovely CAS design for your beautiful Spring design. TFS Susan. Hugs...

  3. Your bright yellow tulips really to say that spring is here! Love the gorgeous image with the beautiful decorative vase. Blue and yellow are so perfect together! xx

  4. Elegant and classy and love how you've coloured it x

  5. No background is needed for this beautiful vase of tulips, Susan! I love blue and yellow together and this is so springlike!

  6. love the simplicity, also love the vase, reminds me of some of my mums old water jugs :)

  7. Love those colours together!

  8. so pretty and what a great springtime image...
    xx Karen

  9. This looks incredibly porcelain with tulips! Great picture! I love the combination of blue with yellow. Very elegant card.

  10. This is beautiful, Susan! You've made that image come alive, and I love that it goes so well with the challenge badge colors!! Hugs, Darnell


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