Wednesday, February 06, 2019

CAS Watercolour Challenge


Good morning...
Two posts in two days? Well I had time to play yesterday so I made a few cards, One of which is for 


Marcia is hosting this month's challenge and she has chosen Red & Pink for the month of 'love'



 If you follow my blog you'll see that I hardly ever use pink, I like using red for flowers but I'm not good with pink for some reason, but... I had a go


I stamped a poppy onto ordinary cardstock and embossed it with a mix of silver and gold embossing powder - The stamp is an old one by Altenew and really doesn't have many lines to it...


So I painted it with Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries DI in an attempt to 'define' the poppy... Not sure if I succeeded that well... 
 I used a rectangle die to cut around the image first, then turned it to get a diagonal shape on the bottom part. The sentiment is part of a set of 4 dies I picked up at The Works a while ago and after cutting it I covered it with Versamark ink and then embossed it too. 
So there... I've tried pink Lol! 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back soon 

~ Ros ~

20 comments:

Carole said...

Pretty in pink..it's worked well Ros...very different with that unusual die too.xx

Loll said...

Ros, you do amazing work with EVERY colour! This is so beautiful. I love how you've heat embossed the outline and then defined it with red that blends softly into the pink. Great design! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...this is STUNNING Ros!! I love the pink and red together and hope you were pleased by how the colors look together!! Loll was right in that you do any color together well...this is simply a GORGEOUS card!! I have that Altenew Poppy and mine have never looked this good! Love the sentiment arrow too...perfect finishing touch! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)

Christine Alexander said...

wonderful Ros, beautiful wet on wet colouring of the flower and stunning die cut :)

Mac Mable said...

A difficult colour combination and boy do you make it look easy....Absolutely wonderful Ros x

Pat said...

A beautiful card and such a great idea to define the out edge of the poppy with the added red ink, and the pink looks so pretty. I love the way you have cut the rectangular die into that interesting shape too. x

Pauline said...

Beautiful Ros! You did a fabulous job on colouring this pink poppy! Love how you embossed the 'love' arrow to correspond with the embossing of the poppy. Your layouts are also so unique - love it!

Mia said...

Beautiful card, Ros. I think that pink is perfect for this gorgeous flower. Kisses, my friend.

Maria said...

So lovely in pink, Ros! Such a lovely flower! Wonderful love arrow and touches of silver!

nancy littrell said...

Lovely pretty pink with a bit of red poppy and background, Ros. Love your angled CAS design too. TFS Hugs..Nancy

BożenA said...

Wow! What you did with this stamp is a real world championship. This card is my favorite for the main prize CAS Watercolour. A great approach to the theme of stami and watercolor. I need to try something similar. Thanks for the inspiration.

Robyn Oliver said...

Simply fabulous Ros, this is so soft and pretty, love the effect you've achieved

Bonnie said...

The red defines the edges of the poppy beautifully, Ros! I love the embossing and the diagonal stitched cut! Fantastic die cut too! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh this is GORGEOUS! You should use pink more often!

Susan said...

You're too hard on yourself! I think this is lovely. Great use of the red to outline the flower and help it stand out, and a fabulous layout. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

Greta said...

You know I love pink & you did it proud! This is gorgeous, my friend!

Darnell said...

Yeah, it's really a shame that this card is such a fail, Ros. NOT!! It's a brilliant design with the diagonal movement and I love the unique arty look you achieved for the poppy!! Hugs, Darnell CASWC GD

Diane said...

You might not do a lot of pink cards, but by looking at this beauty, maybe you should do more as it is STUNNING!!

Barbara said...

A try worth repeating! Beautiful card.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Sweet card, nice soft look with pretty colors!

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