CAS Watercolour March Challenge - have a great day

I made a card for the CAS Watercolour Challenge.
This month's challenge theme is Garden.

First, I stamped the images and the sentiment with brown pigment ink, and clear heat-embossed them. I put a DIY post-it mask for the water pitcher and the bird.
Then I watercolored the images and the shadows using Zig real brush markers.
The background looked a little sterile for a garden, so I spattered perfect pearls (a mix of regular perfect pearls and rose). Finally I die-cut the front panel and popped it up with foam tape.

Well, there were a few preparations behind the scene and I'm sure you all have experienced this:
This was my first time to use this stamp set and there are 24 images (!) and 6 sentiments in the set. So I stamped all images and fussy-cut the images. Then I decided which images I'm going to use while figuring out the placement on a A4 card base. Finally I practiced coloring some of the images.

I want to play with the other garden pieces sometime again soon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp: Garden Grow (Altenew), Friends (Hero Arts)
Paper: Watercolour Paper (140 lb. Hot Press - Arches)

Memento Luxe (Rich Cocoa - Tsukineko), Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers (Kuretake)
Accessories: Antique Frame Dies (Penny Black
), Embossing Powder (Clear - Hero Arts), Perfect Pearls (Perfect Pearl, Rose - Ranger), Foam Tape (3M)


  1. Such an inviting little scene Hideko!

  2. Adorable garden scene Hideko! LOVE the bird eating the flower seeds. :) What a great set of stamps. You are so smart to stamp and cut out each image and sentiment to use for setting up your designs. Great tip! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

  3. Hideko, Your sweet Garden scene makes me want to go out and Garden...soon as the rain stops in a few days..lol!

    What a clever idea to stamp, fussy cut and color your stamp set pieces to get an idea where to place on your card and how many to use. A bit overwhelming with so many pieces.

    I love your Zig watercoloring, grounded images and added splatters. Your die cut frame was perfect. Goes so well with your antique looking water pitcher.

    TFS and joining us at CAS Watercolour, my friend. Hugs...

  4. Adorable little garden scene. The bird is so sweet. Delicate and pretty colours and the die cut looks great on your beautiful card x

  5. great combination of stamps to make your garden scene. so sweet and adorable, I also love your wonderful watercolouring.

  6. This looks amazing! I love the scene you created and the soft colors you used have such a pretty, natural feel. Fun border die too! Great card!

  7. Hideko, I love images stamped in brown! This Altenew set has such sweet little images...you've created a darling little scene, and colored it beautifully, too!
    My husband happened to be over my shoulder - he loves the little bird - and yes, he does feed ours!

  8. What a sweet garden scene, Hideko! Love the potted flowers, watering can and that little bird sneaking some of the seeds! Lots of pretty garden pieces to play with from that set! Wow! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  9. What a lovely garden scene, Hideko! Lovely watercolouring and a great combination of images! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

  10. This is so lovely! Beautifully done!

  11. This is beautiful ... I have this set and you have inspired me with your wonderful card.

  12. I love this, Hideko. All the pretty details such as the deckled mat, the stamping in brown and the colouring all combine to make a gorgeous card.

  13. Just the perfect garden scene, and my - what a lot of fussy cutting you did with these tiny images. Your masking technique worked wonderfully, and those pots of spring plants are just so fresh. Love the little bird eating the seeds detail. Great watercoloring too! TFS

  14. Such a sweet garden scene! That little bird is so cute in the foreground. And how much work you put in to plan this all out! It was totally worth it because the result is fantastic!

  15. What a lovely gardening scene you created and watercolored Hideko! Perfect masking on the pot and pitcher - and that bird is so sweet pecking up the spilled seeds! And now you have lots of images already colored for a few more cards! Julia xx

  16. Gorgeous card Hideko, love the garden scene you've created, Cathy x

  17. Such a charming little scene! And I recognize that (very old!) Hero Arts sentiment--such a classic!


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