Friday, 16 March 2018

A Lush Garden

I'm back with a reminder card for CAS Watercolour's March challenge:


It seemed the perfect opportunity to use a stamp I bought a few years ago.  So good to get it inked up!


The sentiment is part of the stamp - it says "May aging be forgotten when life's memories are remembered."  So I will probably use it as a birthday card.

It's stamped and watercoloured with my favourite watercolours - my Gansai Tambi set.  I die cut it with a stitched square die and was going to just pop it up on fun foam on the card base but it looked too plain, so I added a dry embossed background for texture and interest.

You have until March 24th to enter a card at CAS Watercolour.  It needs to be clean and simple, and follow the theme of "Garden" - not just a single flower but something that represents a garden more than that.






Supplies:
Stamps - Art Impressions Memories Window
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black
Paper - watercolour paper, PTI Vintage Cream
Size - 4.75" square
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, Lil Inker stitched square die, Sizzix Floral embossing folder



13 comments:

  1. Beautifully colored garden and the perfect stamped image for this months CAS Watercolour Challenge! Such a wonderful sentiment on the stamped image. Love how you added the texture with your dry embossed border too. TFS Susan. We are already doing a lot of Spring clean up with lots of flowers starting to bloom and plants and trees leafing out. I am sure your gorgeous gardens are doing the same:-) Hugs....

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  2. This is absolutely GORGEOUS Susan and water coloured just beautifully!! Love the sentiment around the image and the dry embossing behind it too! This card totally makes me smile and think that Spring might actually come after all! (Still Winter here in Michigan...sunny today but only in the low 30"s). Have a wonderful weekend!! :0)

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  3. A beautiful image of an English garden ... or maybe Italy or France. It's so pretty with the lush garden and vintage house, Susan. How lovely it would be to spend time in that garden!! Beautiful sentiment too. Great design with your added texture from the dry embossed layer. xx

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  4. What a sweet little image - so beautifully watercolord and double framed Susan!

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  5. You have the most interesting stamps, Susan! Love the way you painted this image and the cheerful colors you chose. The script around the image has such a beautiful font too. Terrific card.

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  6. What a sweet garden scene, Susan! The sentiment is sweet and I love the font and how it wraps around the scene! A perfect spring or summer birthday card!

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  7. Such a pretty stamp and great watercolouring. Love the wrapped stentiment :)

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  8. I love the quite simple colouring of this pretty little stamp Susan, and the embossed panel behind finishes it beautifully, and the stitched die cut edge to the main image gives it a crispness and elegance. A wonderful card. x

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  9. Susan, what a pretty little garden scene. I love this type of water color look. Don't know why I don't do it more often.

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  10. Perfect little garden scene image brought to life with your fabulous Gabsai Tambi watercolouring. The embossed layer was a nice touch. xx

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  11. Such a cute and beautiful card. Love your colouring, the pretty stamp and how you've framed it with the dry embossing x Noticing a lot of older stamps coming out for this challenge, which is so good to see x

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  12. This is such a pretty garden, Susan! It looks very European. I love your loose watercolouring and the colours you used. The dry embossed panel adds great texture too. Hideko xx

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  13. gorgeous scene mf...love how the embossed bkg adds such a great element of texture to help feature your main image.
    xx Karen

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