Thursday, 17 March 2016

March STAMPlorations CAS challenge - Mid-month inspiration

 

The mid-month reminder for our monthly CAS challenge over at STAMPlorations always stops me in my tracks. I can't believe how quickly the month is passing by. I hope you have had a chance to craft and maybe play along with our challenge already? If not, there is still plenty of time to join us for our Anything Goes with an optional twist of yellow challenge. The fantastic and very creative DT have a new bunch of cards to show you and inspire you with if you need a bit of help to kick-start the good old mojo. Don't forget that the winner will be rewarded with a $15 gift card to the fabulous STAMPlorations store ($10 if not using STAMPlorations products in your submission). 


I started by stamping the lovely Narcissus Large in Scattered straw Distress ink, and painted it with my lovely Gansai Tambi watercolours. I finally got a chance to use my brand new ultra fine Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Watercolour brush. So worth every penny! After finishing the flowers I added some green and turquoise around the flowers, and splattered really fine splashes of colour on the background. Last, I created the sentiment by spelling out "Easter" using the gorgeous Sketchy Alphabet and added a "Happy" from Blossom Overture. Whoever says you have to have lots of stash to create a card? All you need are a few stamps and some watercolours. And maybe a ridiculously expensive brush or two...


I'm linking up with the following challenges:
AAA Cards - Easter
Unicorn Challenge - CAS (My third entry for the challenge)
Deep Ocean Challenge - Easter
Try it on Tuesday - Nature
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes with an optional twist of Easter


Card: 300 gsm textured card 
Stamps: STAMPlorations Narcissus Large, Sketchy Alphabet, Blossom Overture 
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Scattered Straw, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours 

Disclaimer: I have received some STAMPlorations products for free in exchange for creating cards for the challenge. All opinions however are completely my own. As you can see by browsing my blog, I have been using STAMPlorations products (which I bought myself) way before my time on the DT and I wouldn't recommend them unless I absolutely loved them myself.

11 comments:

Ksenija said...

Karola, daffodils are just perfect for Easter greetings, it is a sign of Spring for me, love your colouring ;)

Meggymay said...

Beautiful daffodils, thank you for sharing your lovely fresh springtime card with us at TioT's this time.
Yvomme

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is a beautiful Easter card that made me enjoy Nature even more. Visiting from Try it on Tuesday.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Lovely! Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday !

Jane said...

Fabulous! Love those beautiful daffodils against the green outline. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Stampsnob. said...

Beautiful card such a lovely presentation TFS Unicorn Ch Lis DT

Toni said...

So pretty! I'm jealous of your flowers--c'mon spring!

Marjut said...

Beautiful earter card. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

Mac Mable said...

Vibrant, colourful and striking card. Fabulous colouring and so very pretty.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Amazing creation, simple but stylish, I love it.
Hugs Anja

Barbara Washburn said...

Very pretty CAS card! Thanks for sharing at Unicorn Challenges. Barbara DT