Tuesday, July 11, 2017

CAS Tulip for SOS #311.....

Hello dear blogging friends: I love the CAS style of card making but sometimes I find it a bit difficult to leave a lot of empty space on my cards but, none the less, once in a while I venture into making this very elegant and, well.....simple cards to get used to the guidelines for CAS.
This week over at SHOPPING OUR STASH we want to see your interpretation of this style of card making, so I hope my card inspires you to join my teammates and me in our gallery.

I love SHOPPING MY STASH of very old and retired stamp sets, I have a ton of Flourishes sets that I absolutely love, this image is from one of those retired sets called "Tulips for Friends" that came out back in 2013. I stamped it onto a die cut piece of watercolor paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with some of my Sakura Koy watercolors. I always save the negative piece of die cuts, I have a nice stash of them in a box ready for when I need them.  I really wanted to color this Tulip and leave it alone but, as I was finishing adding some shadows to the petals, my aqua painter decided to jump off of my hand and it landed on the bottom left side of the flower making a big smear of paint on it.
I gasped!!!😨, my first impulse was to just start over but, I really loved the colors I got on this flower so, I decided to fix it somehow. I tried to remove the ink with a small brush and water but, all I achieved was to make the ink bleed so, what the heck!! I went around the whole image with my brush dipped in water and that was that!! 
A small sentiment and a couple of Nuvo drops completed this card front.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The sentiment is from another Flourishes set called "With Gratitude", the little tulips on the bottom, from "From the Garden", colored with Prismacolor pencils.
So I hope you give this challenge a try, go check out the SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge blog to see my teammates awesome creations.  And, for your 411, July 12th. is Simplicity Day, CHECK OUT THIS LINK to this blog and find out how you can simplify your life, there are some awesome quotes there that I've been implementing in my craft room. 

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Aileen said...

Stunning Maria, I ohh so love that green and lilac together, so so perfect. Beautiful card. Off to check out the challenge.

lauren bergold said...

this is just flat-out awesome in every way, as well as being an amazing example of CAS!

Leslie Miller said...

I hate when that happens! I can't always fix it and usually have to try and cover it up, but you saved it beautifully. Love the glow, and you managed to keep it CAS. Well done!

Mimi said...

Hey, happy accident! You ended up with a glowing, watercolor-y card! It's funny when things are blessings in disguises😊 Lovely, Maria.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovelt comment. It's appreciated.
I struggle with CAS too - always wanting to add that little bit extra. I think you nailed it here.
Your smudge was a happy accident too, I like the outline, it gives your flower a more 3D look.

Donna said...

Well I for one love the effect of the water around the image! A perfect example of an oops turning into awesome!
Way to save it teammie!!