Monday, 11 May 2015

Pink & Gold Flowers


Hi again, I spent some time yesterday playing with some new toys!
Kuretake Gansai water colours, Finetec gold paints and the Memory Box tilth floral die.
These paints are so vibrant!

I was inspired by this card by Lisa Addesa at her blog I'm in haven.
Lisa's cards are amazing!

My layout is similar but I inlaid my diecuts. 
I used the faux stained glass technique again in pink and red with my new paints. I also painted a sheet of watercolour paper with the gold paint and diecut  more flowers to use as the petal borders.

The white background is embossed with a papertrey ink cover plate. It's a little hard to see in the pic but it adds a lovely texture.

I'm linking up to the challenges at Scrapbook Boutique where they have this gorgeous inspiration pic.
Enter Our Challenge - starts 10th each month

(If you live in Australia the challenge is open until the end of this month.)

At Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge the theme is to use dies or punches.

I'm putting another entry into the 1st birthday celebration challenge at AAA Cards.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

23 comments:

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Cathy! Love the watercolour pink and gold blooms ... wow, the colours are amazing! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

Irene said...

Just stunning Cathy, with fabulous vibrant colours that just pop.

luv
irene
xxxx

Kath said...

This is a fabulous card - I love the flowers and your vibrant colours.
Kath x

Cardsbymaaike said...

the gold outline is really pretty, well done on the watercolouring

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Simply beautiful. I love the pink and gold, the water-coloring and the layout too.

Bo┼╝enA said...

Wonderful combination of colors. I do not like the color pink, but this time in a watercolor version is absolutely justified. I love the card and gold accessories.
Regards,
Bozena

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Bright and fun. Love your birthday card.

Ann said...

Congratulations on being first to post at Scrapbook Boutique this month Cathy! Your card is stunning - I love the inlaid die technique, and in this case, the gold painted outline works perfectly with the inspiration pic. Thanks so much for sharing with us at SBB!

Linda said...

Oh my gosh I have those paints on the top of my wish list Cathy and wow what a stunning colour!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Wow! Those blooms are eye-popping.
Love your colour choice and thanks so much for linking up and joining our birthday party challenge at AAA Cards

Deepti said...

These flowers are sooooooooooooooo pretty, gorgeous colors!

D- said...

Your flowers are soooo pretty. Love your card. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Brenda in IN said...

I like how you inlaid all those cut pieces. Your watercoloring is really pretty.

lostinpaper said...

Oh so pretty Cathy! I keep telling myself I don't 'need' those watercolours and seeing cards like this make me kinda think I 'need' to change my mind lol. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique!

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Cathy ... fabulous bold pink and gold ... and such a wonderful image! Those watercolours are so on my wish list! Anita :)

Judith said...

Beautiful. Simple but effective. Those watercolour colours are gorgeous.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Just gorgeous! Love the vibrant colors! Thanks for linking up and joining our birthday celebration at AAA Cards!

Angela said...

WOW this is so eye catching!! Love the vibrant colours too! thank you for playing along at Scrapbook Boutique this month! x

Linda Beeson said...

So loving the gold accents, very pretty. So glad you could play along at AAA Cards.

roffeycreations said...

Ah is in love with this one... Mxxx

Victoria Lavender said...

Your card is stunning- I've enlarged it to its true beauty! Love the way it came out! Thanks so much for joining us for our birthday party hop challenge! Cheers, Victoria- AAA Cards

inkyfingy said...

A lovely card, simple and effective...the embossed background does give it great texture...the kg paints are so amazing...I'm working up to them!

Jill V said...

Stunning card! The colour combination of gold and is fabulous - and the texture of the background really makes the flowers pop. Thanks so much for celebrating with us at AAA Cards this week! Jill