Thursday, 2 August 2018

Sunflower with Splatters

 
It's August already - where has the year gone?  The flowers of high summer are fading and we're starting to see the later blooming flowers, one of which is the sunflower.  So appropriately, that is the theme for the August CAS Watercolour Challenge.


I found a Penny Black stamp in my collection that I've never inked up before so am happy to have the opportunity.  I inked it up in brown on cold press watercolour paper as I thought brown would suit the colours better than black.  And then watercoloured with my Gansai Tambi paints.

I fussy cut the sunflower and popped it up with foam tape on a piece of cs splattered with Distress ink.  I created a frame using deckle edged dies, cutting it twice and layering them to give it a bit more dimension.  I added a brown vertical sentiment to the frame.

Here's a close-up:

Please come and join us at CAS Watercolour.  We're looking forward to seeing all sorts of sunflowers - stamps, dies, stencils, whatever, as long as you use watercolour on the card and you keep it clean and simple.  There is lots of inspiration from the Design Team and our wonderful August Guest Designer, Izzy of Izzy Scrap.  The link up is open until August 24th.





Supplies:
Stamps - Penny Black Blooming Garden sunflower, Technique Junkies sentiment
Ink - Ranger Archival Potting Soil, Distress Brushed Corduroy
Paper - white cs, watercolour paper
Size - A2
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, Spellbinders deckle rectangle die, foam tape



13 comments:

  1. Beautiful Susan, wonderful colouring and fussy cutting of your sunflower. I love the frame and the subtle splatters :)

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  2. You watercolor so beautifully with your Gansai Tambi watercolors, Susan! Love the perfect splatters too. The deckled Spellbinders frame is one of my all time favorites. Gorgeous card.

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  3. This is one GORGEOUS card Susan!! LOVE your bright and beautiful sunflowers, and the design ... awesome! Splattering --- perfect .... deckled framing ---- perfect! xx

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  4. I thought I had quite a few sunflower stamps, but I don't have this one that you used and I really, really like it! Your water colouring is just beautiful Susan and I really LOVE how you did the framing too! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

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  5. These sunflowers look so pretty framed with the deckle edge, Susan! Love the splatters and beautiful job of watercolor!

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  6. I love the softer more Fallish tones of colors for your beautifully watercolored and fussy cut sunflowers, Susan. Wonderful die cut frame and splatters too. TFS my friend. Hugs

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  7. What a beautiful CAS card, Susan ! I really love the design with the deckle edged frame which gorgeously highlights those lovely sunflowers. Also love the splatters as a background ! A beautiful thank you card. Thanks so much for inviting me as Guest Designer for this month !

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  8. Just beautiful, Susan! Great choice to stamp them in brown. Fab splattering and the deviled Frame fits with the whole look of the card. xx

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  9. Sunshine on a card. What a wonderful challenge theme this month, so jolly and happy. Love your colouring, the fussy cutting and the splats....Gorgeous card Susan x

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  10. Two very pretty sunflowers Susan and they look wonderful in the deckle edged frame and love the spattering and accompanying vertical sentiment. A brilliant CAS card. x

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  11. Very pretty sunflower card, Susan! The brown outlines make the images softer and I love it. Great job with watercoloring, fussy-cutting and spattering! Hideko xx

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  12. So much to love in your card! The gorgeous bloom, the frame and splatter and the vertical sentiment! I'm so happy to be on the team:)

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  13. Beautiful watercolor and I love how you made the frame. It looks beautiful.

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