Just for you!

Hi! I hope your having a wonderful week! The weather has been crazy here. Its in the 70's and everything that normally blooms in March is already blooming and they started two weeks ago! My roses, all the trees, and then when I look at all the bad weather the east is getting.... crazy!! Were setting heat records and were still in a drought so that concerns me. We need more rain!
 
 
A very loose interpretation of the sketch, but I'm playing this week at CAS(E) this sketch :-)

 
 I started off by layering different distress inks on top of watercolor paper, then spritzed a stencil with water and laid it on top of the distress inks. I love the cool technique this achieves. The roses are from Altenew and it is by far my favorite rose stamp set. I wish they made the exact one in a bigger size too :-)
 
 
Thanks for visiting ! Hugs, Char

26 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Charlene! I love it!

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the beautiful colors of the background!! The flowers are so pretty!! Love this!!

It was -15 here this morning...I would love your 70 degree weather!! I hope and pray that you get more rain. Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

donna mikasa said...

So vibrant and gorgeous!

KayM said...

Wow!! What a beautiful card! That background is stunning!!

Karen D. said...

super pretty....

Lisa said...

Beautiful card Char!! I love those roses and your background is fabulous!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

That BG is fabulous! Gorgeous card!

Ros Crawford said...

I love your watercolour cards Char ... This is another fantastic creation!!

~amy~ said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Ooh, this is gorgeous, Char! I love everything about this! Seriously, those flowers are amazing, and I'm quite smitten with the color you used for them. It's so different and sooo eye catching. Love the lattice background, too. But mostly.... my jaw is hanging open over that cool background. I haven't used that technique before, and now I can't wait to try it!
Hope you all get more rain... but I am a bit jealous over your 70 degree weather! :)

Annette Allen said...

oh my this is gorgeous.. I love all the blend of color.. awesome designing..

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

A jaw-dropping, breath-taken-away delight!

Greta said...

Wow, wow, wow! I adore this card, Char--gotta try that technique with the stencil & now I "need" that rose stamp--added to my huge collection--LOL! The weather is amazing--actually pruned my roses last week they had so much new growth already! Hope you guys get some of the rain finally hitting us.

Ira Huberts said...

What a beauty Char, love your watercoloured background and fab choice of colours, so vivid, so bright! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Benzi said...

Beautiful roses and I like how you used that stencil. The card is gorgeous.
I'm turning green over your temps. It won't be too long for us...hopefully. I hope you got lots and lots of rain soon. Our snow is just about all melted. Sure didn't last long.

Linda R said...

The weather has been real crazy. It seems like every year it gets even more crazy. I do Love your card my friend. So Pretty.

I hope all is well with you.

Hugs, Linda

My Happy Place

alexandra s.m. said...

Swoooooon ;)

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, what pretty colors, Char, and I love those beautiful teal flowers!!!! The background looks fabulous, too!!!!

MaryH said...

Char, Glad you are feeling well enough to make some pretty cards. Love the die cuts over the pretty background and the gorgeous flowers. Glad you're having nice weather...beats snow & ice. And we're lucky that we only got a bit of it, unlike our neighbors in the northern states. TFS & Happy wkend.

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Charlene! Your background and flowers look stunning!

Tracey said...

so pretty charlene..love the water colouring, great card!

Tracey said...

so pretty charlene..love the water colouring, great card!

Deepti said...

Oh my ! This is such a beauty, so delicate and so very elegant :)

Lisa said...

Char those flowers are simply gorgeous and your background is amazing!! Beautiful card!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

FAB.U.LOUS! Love, love, love.

Samra Leshinski said...

What a work of art!!! Love the vivid colors. :)
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