Monday, August 26, 2013

A Cheery Hello, CASE-ing Tosha @ Flourishes

Techniques: Water coloring, embossing with a die cut, and a simple aperture card

I'm definitely not a water color artist, in any shape or form. So it took no less than SIX attempts at this, stamping in Stazon black, lining up the images, and attempting to water color.

I water colored using distress inks Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord and Broken China along with a Niji water brush. I tore the edges of the watercolor paper.

You probably cannot see it, but I used the next largest die from this set in order to emboss a larger beautiful image around the aperture. Oh, if only you could see it ;) Then I used the CB Swiss Dots ef for the right margin to add interest.

The card that is CASEd is right on the Flourishes blog page, which Tosha uses Anemones in blues and purples. She also uses an aperture on the left with score lines on the right. I put the sentiment in the center, and she placed hers on a vellum strip along the bottom. I added the ribbon with button. She has a button on the vellum strip.

Card Recipe:

Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles (die cut the window)
GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock 120#
Water color paper 90#
Sheer dusky blue ribbon, jute twine, blue and lavender buttons, glue dots
Memento Pixi Dust pink and Lulu Lavender inks (sponged inside edge of window, around the sentiment)
Flourishes Spring Blossoms stamp set
Liquid Pearls in silver (dotted florets, around sentiment)
CB Swiss Dots EF

Entered into the Flourishes "Designer Focus" for Tosha

Thank you for stopping by to look!


  1. Rosy, I think this is beautiful! I love the colors on the flowers. Love the design and embossing.....well done!

  2. Rosy, this is sooooo beautiful!! I love everything about it and I can see the larger embossed die.

  3. It'a a lovely windowed design Rosy! The flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Flourishes!

  4. Gorgeous window card using that die and I love the water coloring look too. You did a fantastic job on it. The embossing really adds a lot to the overall design too.

  5. Well DONE! I've been struggling with W/C techniques, and achieved nothing so pretty as what you have here. Really you did a wonderful job on your coloring. Loved the way you did the aperture with the dots ef. Showcased your painting so effectively. and I liked your paper tearing on the inside. TFS & Hugs

  6. You did a gorgeous job of watercoloring!! Truly!! And believe me...I have MANY throw-aways while making some cards too. LOVE the colors of your flowers and your beautiful framing of them. I'm so honored you CASEd one of my cards!!


Your kind comments really encourage me! Mahalo nui loa!