Here is my CAS185 card using the Theme: Summer Treats........My treat each summer.....sitting under the shade of one of our flowering cherry trees for lunch with my DH as we enjoy and admire our flower gardens ;-)
My main image was watercoloring with my aqua painter onto a clear mount block and then stamping onto W White CS. I used Daffodil Delight, Primrose Petals and Raspberry Ripples for the background.
I then stamped the leaves with Gumball Green and stamped off also adding the cute little flowers using Rasp. Ripple and again stamping off. I added Dazzling Details and pearls to the flowers.
The framing layer and flowers were sponged with the same colors as above onto watercolor paper.
I spent 4 hours today stamping with a couple of gf's playing with water coloring backgrounds. Do we stampers know how to have fun or what?!?
Enjoy and thanks Denise for an awesome challenge.
Date: Monday, August 27, 2012 GMT Views: 3019
Registered: November 19, 2004 Location: Aurora, IL Posts: 11626
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:59 AM
Very pretty, Nancy. Flowers are certainly a visual treat, particularly in the summer. I was born with a black thumb, but my Mother was blessed with a very green one and it was a delight to sit in their patio room and look out at all her flowering gardens. Your color choices are beautiful together.
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Registered: March 15, 2005 Location: Iowa Posts: 7290
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:18 AM
Love your card, it is very summery, love the watercoloring and all your little touches, TFS
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Registered: July 18, 2005 Location: No matter where you go--there you are! Posts: 2958
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 @ 9:33 AM
What a pretty, summery card! Love the piercing beneath the sentiment--a nice, subtle touch. I don't know if the vine going through the sentiment is part of the stamp or something you added yourself, but it is really pretty.