Sunday, 11 January 2015

Pink watercoloured rose

Hi again, I was inspired by the challenge at 
The Card Concept to make this card. Here is the gorgeous inspiration pic.

I scribbled a tombow marker onto an acrylic block and picked up the colour on an aquabrush to colour the rose. I stamped the image a year or so ago at my sister's but it's on regular cardstock, not watercolour paper. I've layered a section of the rose for dimension. I think my card fits the clean and layered category.

I'm also linking up to the challenge at Happy Little Stampers where the theme is watercolouring.

Darnell is having an NBUS challenge to celebrate the New Year and her ever growing following.
Her blog is always full of inspiration and is so much fun!
Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)
I've used a sentiment stamp for the first time that I bought from Inspired by Stamping. I cut the stamp into two, another first! It was too long to fit where I wanted it and my masking skills weren't up to the challenge!

I diecut the leaves from leftover snippets of white card and coloured them with distress inks. So, I'm popping over to the snippets playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop. to see what the playmates are up to!

Stampin Up rose stamp; versafine ink & clear embossing powder; Inspired by Stamping Fancy sentiments stamp: tombow marker; Memory Box Fresh Foliage die; distress inks.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


  1. Your rose is beautifully coloured. Stunning design! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  2. A beautiful and stunning card Cathy. The rose is beautifully coloured and pops out on the white cardstock.


  3. Beautiful rose. Ideally painted almost feel her stunning scent. Get this card it must be wonderful experience.

  4. Absolutely blooming gorgeous, Cathy!! Gorgeous colouring and so yummy against the crisp white! Anita :)

  5. So pretty Cathy! Love the dimension of your rose, both with the shading of your watercolouring and layering of the design. Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers! Loll xx

  6. That rose is so gorgeous with the leaves on the white background! I can almost smell it!

  7. I love how you layered the rose for more dimension. Your shading is very well done. So pretty.

  8. Love your pretty water color rose! Just perfect for the challenge. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

  9. This is beautiful. So pretty and feminine but not fluffy! Love it.
    You are brave cutting your stamps...I am always too scared in case I slip. I don't even like cutting new rubber either!

  10. This is so pretty and really jumps off the card1 Lovely! Hazel x

  11. Oh, Cathy, I'm so proud of you for cutting your stamp! It's really freeing, isn't it?! And, WOW, did you ever NAIL the CC challenge with this stunning pink rose!! This watercolored card is so pristine! Thank you so much for linking to my NBUS Challenge #3 again and thank you for your kind words!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

  12. Love your beautiful rose Cathy and your card so pretty:) xx

  13. Really pretty card Cathy! And fabulous water colouring too. I only recently became brave enough to snip stamps in half as well :)


    Di xx

  14. Wow, love your Clean and Layered card and your rose turned out fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept :-)

  15. Just found your blog, so enjoyed looking around, you make some really lovely cards. I shall be calling in to see your lovely creations regularly, hope you'll come and visit me too.
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  16. Just seen this fab rose on CC, such a clever idea, to layer up the stamping. :)


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