Wednesday, 17 October 2018

A Simple 'Thank You'

Hello and Welcome. Today's post is for our 
CAS Challenge over at Addicted to Stamps & More

I bought this stamp set from Kaisercraft
some time ago because I liked what I thought - 
a very Australian image of Gumnuts.
I started by lightly stenciling my background with
Tim's Stone Stencil in Antique Linen
then inking my image with 
Versafine Clair Falling Leaves ink
(it's a very dark brown but looks black)
I went on to the colouring and blending with
Tim's Gathered Twigs/Mowed Lawn
Crushed Olive and Carved Pumpkin
enhancing the colour with touches of
Hag's Wart Orange and Canna Lilly Burnt Orange
 from Lindy's Magicals.
Added some Nuvo Aqua Shimmer and
a touch of glossy accents.
Sentiment is inked as above and from
This was cut from a Postage Die
and popped on to the larger die cut
and slightly popped again to my card base.

This card will be going over to the

Congratulation to Bonnie & Loll for giving us
2 years of Fabulous Watercolour Challenges
and to all the Design Team and Guests for their 
Monthly Inspiration and Encouragement. 

Thanks for dropping in.
Love reading your comments.


aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card Ina, the gumnuts are so typical of our country.xx

Loll said...

Very pretty Ina!! I have never seen gumnuts in person (or even heard of them), but now I know they are really beautiful. I love the bright green leaves with bright orange blooms. Gorgeous watercolouring over top of the soft stenciled background. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

Julie B said...

Never heard of gumnuts but it is a lovely image! :)

Marcia Hill said...

BEAUTIFUL card Ina!! Love your water colored image over the light stenciling...very pretty! I've never heard of gumnuts either, but they are quite lovely with the green and orange! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Watercolour! :0)

Judy Woodland said...

Loving this!!! The die cut panels are so cool and inspired, and I love the background with the stamp on top, colored beautifully. Very, very nice!

Inkyfingers said...

I never heard of gumnuts Ina but the certainly look pretty and I love how you coloured them against the stencilled background.
Carol x

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous card and image Ina, I love the lightly stenciled background and the fabulous postage stamp dies!
Hugs, Tammy

*Vicki* said...

Pretty image for sure Ina! Love the decorative edges and layers you've used with it too! Fabulous card! HUGS

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful with the wonderful coloring of the image and the postage stamp die cut layers. The subtle background shows off the gumnuts so well too. I guess gumnuts is something I am not familiar with but they sure look pretty on your card.

Mac Mable said...

The postage stamp die cuts are a great frame for that pretty stamp Ina. The stencilling looks great and the colouring and the light shimmer look wonderful. Fabulous inspiration....Thank you x

Mac Mable said...

Meant to say I haven't hear of gumnuts either but they are really pretty x

Bobby said...

Love all the dimension with the die cut panels, Ina, and the gumnut (?) image is beautifully painted.

Bonnie said...

My virus program is letting me in today, Yay! Love the soft stone stenciling and those gorgeous leaves and berries, Ina! A beautiful use of these colors! The stacked die cut background adds extra interest and dimension! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

lostinpaper said...

It's gorgeous Ina, love these gumnuts!

Helen said...

A beautiful card, Ina! Love the subtle background and so good to see some of you wonderful Aussie plants centre stage!

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is really lovely Ina! Love the stenciling under the image. I've never heard of gumnuts - thanks for sharing!

desperatehousewifecraft said...

This is such a gorgeous card Ina! I love the diecut layers & esp the beautiful stencilled background. Hugs, Gwendolyn

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

How sweet it is!!! Adore your layered die-cuts and colored image against softly stenciled background. Well done, Ina.

Monika Reeck said...

Love your stenciled background too and the main Image is so romantic
I dont have some kind of stamp
love your card miss Ina
hugs and see you around

Brenda said...

What a stunning card!I am so loving your image and how you watercolored it. I also love the stenciled background, it makes the image just pop. The layering is beautiful as well. Thanks for joining the Oct. CAS Watercolour challenge! Hugs, Brenda