Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Pretty Spring Flowers

Flowers have always been a sign of Spring for me.  They peek their heads up out of the ground looking for sunshine and warm weather.  With the strange winter we've had here, I'm not sure they know what to do.  I'm just hoping that they don't get too chilly as this March weather tries to make up its mind.

Anyway, I used the Butterfly Basics stamp set, first introduced in the 2015 Occasions Catalog, and colored the image with Watercolor Pencils.  I think those Pacific Point flowers are so pretty.  But, give me anything blue and I'm happy.  I love the way Rich Razzleberry and Pacific Point look together.  I colored the pearls with Pacific Point but they came out looking lighter than the flowers.


Stamp Set:  Butterfly Basics; Ink:  Basic Black Archival; Watercolor Pencils:  Old Olive, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry; Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, Shimmery White, Whisper White Thick; Other:  Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels

The colors I used are from the CAS Colours & Sketches. Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/challenge-215-colours.html

The theme of Spring is from the CAS Watercolour Card Challenge and the Stampin' Royalty Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the images below.

http://caswatercolour.blogspot.ca/2017/03/cas-watercolour-march-challenge.html

http://stampinroyalty.blogspot.com/2017/03/stampin-royalty-challenge-sr365.html

The sketch I used is from the Sunday Stamps Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://sundaystamps.blogspot.com/2017/03/ssc148-banner-love.html

My card was also entered in the Anything Goes Retro Rubber Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2017/03/challenge-58-anything-goes.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

28 comments:

  1. This is a really beautiful colour combination Marsha. Your blue watercoloured flowers are so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

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    1. Thanks, Loll! I'm still such a novice at watercoloring.

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  2. beautiful flowers....the dark background banner really helps make your flowers pop.
    Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS Watercolour Challenge.
    Karen

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    1. Thanks, Karen! Loved these colors.

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  3. Love the intense blue color you gave this beautiful flowers, the color combination you picked frames this image perfectly.
    Thank you for playing along with RETRO RUBBER, hope you join us again next time.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

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  4. I love these pretty blue flowers, Marsha! The Pacific Point is really pretty with Rich Razzleberry! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

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    1. Thanks, Bonnie! Two colors I don't often use these days but they are so striking together.

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  5. Beautiful card! Wonderful use of the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

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  6. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at CC&S.

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  7. So pretty, love how you've used the CC&S colours, thanks for playing.

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  8. Beautiful Marsha! Those flowers are perfect for the challenge colours and loving the layout of your card. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in at CC&S. Hugs Bev x

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    1. Thanks, Beverley! Everything just came together. That doesn't always happen.

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  9. Very lovely card, Marsha! You combined the various challenges so well! I love blue flowers also. I would say that you are loving the watercolor pencils... it shows!! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with Retro Rubber this week. Always love seeing you in our gallery!!

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    1. Thanks, Katy! It's not often you can combine so many challenges and make a card to fit them all.

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  10. A wonderful card with Butterfly Basics! I will have to use that blue watercolor pencil soon because it turned out beautifully!! Yours cards never disappoint so I hope you will join us again soon. Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber!!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie! I'm really enjoying those new Watercolor Pencils. I still have a lot of practicing to do but they are really nice pencils.

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  11. Ahh Butterfly Basics! May it never retire... You've made such lovely use of it and the intense colours do it justice. I love the clean lines and crisp feel you've created. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber.

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    1. Thanks, Jan! I know, I love the Butterfly Basics stamp set.

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  12. Love the way you framed your flowers with the Rich Razzleberry and the white bg. It makes your circle and flowers pop! Thanks for playing with us at CC&S, Marsha! hugs, Cathy

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    1. Thanks, Cathy! Loved the colors for this challenge. They worked so well together.

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  13. Fabulous card, Marsha! Your right, those flowers look beautiful colored in Pacific Point! A very bold and bright card! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

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    1. Thanks, Annette! This sketch was a great way to showcase the flowers.

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  14. You've done a fantastic job coloring those lovely blossoms! Thanks so much for making CC&S part of your crafting fun! :)

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