Friday, November 9, 2018

November CAS Watercolor Challenge


Hi there ~ It's time for a new challenge at the CAS Watercolor Challenge and I'm loving the prompt that Susan chose for this month...Christmas Florals & Greenery!


For this beautiful Poinsettia and holly branch, I thought it would be fun to channel my inner 'Loll Thompson'...isn't she amazing? 
Since I love playing with Brushos, I used several shades of blue and green for the background panel, drying it with my heat tool between colors. I wanted a white on white color palette and used linen cardstock for both elements, then added Prills to the center of the bloom and gold EP for the sentiment. A few gold sequins and this card was done and dusted! 

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Cheerful Christmas Greetings (sentiment)
Dies: MFT - Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window; Penny Black - Layered Poinsettia, Holly Berry Branch
Ink: Brushos - Ultra Marine, Turquoise, Emerald Green, Leaf Green
Misc: Mini Prills - You had me at yellow; Pretty Pink Posh - Gold Sequins

13 comments:

Mac Mable said...

What beautiful shades of brusho's and love the white on white die cut poinsettia. One stunning card and love the texture in the centre of the poinsettia too. Yes Loll is amazing X

lostinpaper said...

ooh, but you are cheeky, I thought I was going to see a watercoloured flower, how wonderfully out of the box just to add the colour in the background! Another amazing and beautiful card my friend.

Betty Keefe said...

a gorgeous card, Barb - the white with the pop of gold on that lovely bit of blue is truly wonderful!

Greta said...

So beautifully elegant, Barb--LOVE this!

Loll said...

LOVE this card Barb. Beautiful and bright colours through that sweet peek-a-boo window. The white layered poinsettia is gorgeous with the gold accents. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

Cindy C. said...

Amazing card indeed! I love it too!!

Nora N. said...

THis card is STUNNING!! I LOVE the blue with the beautiful white poinsettia. I also like the little touches of gold. The way you did the middle of the flower is just too clever!!! Lovely card!!

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous card Barb. That blue green shade is stunning and well worth your time and efforts to create such a WOW factor.

Christine Alexander said...

Barb, that certainly is your inner Loll :) I love your watercolour background with that gorgeous poinsettia.

Susan said...

Love the white on white of the poinsettia and card base! Having the bright blue / green in the peek-a-boo window is a great contrast. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

Anita in France said...

You may have channelled the lovely Loll, Barb ... but this gorgeous white on white bloom is all you! It really pops so beautifully against that fabulous brusho panel ... and I love the tiny touch of prills in the centre adding colour and texture! Hugs, Anita :)

Karren said...

Wow, your Brusho background is stunning, Barb! And the white die-cuts are the perfect way to showcase that gorgeous background.

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love this white poinsettia, Barb! It's so pretty with the Brusho background! Love the prills and I think I bought some after you used them before. Now where did I put them....Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!