8/11/2018

CAS Watercolour August Challenge - just saying hello

Marcia is hosting her first challenge at CAS Watercolour this month and she chose "Sunflower" as the theme. Bright and bold sunflowers are THE summer flowers, aren't they?




Here's my sunflower card:


I heat-embossed the sunflower in dark brown, and colored it with Brushos. Then cut it into 4 pieces and pasted them on a piece of white square cardstock. The notebook page was die cut and the sentiment was heat-embossed in the same color as the sunflower. I added a brass pin to the flower panel so that it looks like a summer memory pinup photo.




Thanks for visiting me today!


Stamp: Summer Flowers (Simon Says Stamp), Everyday Sayings (Hero Arts)
Paper: Watercolor Paper
(140 lb. Hot Press - Arches), White Linen (Ellen Hutson), Real Red (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Brusho (Lemon, Yellow, Orange, Leaf Green, Cobalt Blue, Dark Brown, Prussian Blue, Black), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Accessories:
Die-namics Mini Album Torn Notebook STAX (My Favorite Things), Embossing Powder (Early Espresso - Stampin' Up!), Vintage Trinkets (Antique Brass - Stampin' Up!)

12 comments:

  1. Hideko, your tile layout is spectacular on your notebook page. The bursho's are so vibrant :)

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  2. Fantastic Brusho watercolouring, Hideko! Your beautiful sunflower pops against not only the green background, but that red notebook piece. The tile layout is a creative and fun idea. xx

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  3. Sunflowers ARE the bloom of summer, Hideko, and I love them! I also love that 4-square design, you clever girl, you... and who knew that there was Espresso embossing powder? Fabulous! xx
    =]

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  4. Oh I LOVE this Hideko!! So CAS and PERFECT!! Love how you cut the sunflower into 4 pieces...so clever and that pop of red behind it just makes this whole card design say LOOK AT ME!! Well done my friend, well done!! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)

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  5. I love your angled window framed main image with the bright red background, Hideko. Your sunflower is so beautifully watercolored. I can just imagine looking out a window at a gorgeous tall sunflower, which we have in our veggie garden right now:-) TFS my friend. Hugs..

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  6. I love the design of your bright and colourful sunflower card!

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  7. I love how the darker background really makes this sunflower glow, Hideko! And what a beautiful sunflower! The piece of red notebook paper adds extra depth to your design! A beautiful pin up!

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  8. Gorgeous design Hideko! Love your beautiful, bright sunflower with the bold blue background ... the colours are amazing together. Wonderful design with the four squares over top of the red note sheet background. LOVE this fun, whimsical design! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

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  9. What a bright and cheery design Hideko! Love how you cut your beautiful sunflower and layered it over the white- the the red notebook cut really sets it off behind it all! Julia xx

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  10. The four panels make your sunflower look like it's peeking through a window! So pretty and fun!

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  11. Cutting up the sunflower into fourths adds so much interest, Hideko! What a creative idea!

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  12. Fabulous! Love the way you cut the sunflower into panels and layered everything at angles!

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