Friday, 24 April 2015

CAS(E) This Sketch 120

Hello!

Unusually for me, I planned this card ahead of time. I knew I wanted the watercolour background, and I knew I wanted to put something over the top of it, so I splotched out my background splodge a week before I actually made the card... and then I did a bit more stamping and watercolouring on top! :-) This is my card for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge.
The stamp set I used is a very old Stampin' Up! set called Botanical Blooms (retired). I still like it.
I was tempted to draw a bird for this card, but I was scared to mess up the background. Maybe next time!

The weather here in Brisbane has turned to Autumn, finally. That means that the overnight temps fall to about 11 degrees (celcius, around 50F) and daytime temps are up around 28 degrees (82.5F - positively, blissfully, cool after the heat of Summer, lol!). The mornings feel chilly, but to dress in anything warm means I'll overheat by lunch time... so I wear my Summer clothes and take a wrap with me. ;-) I'm so glad that most days are cooler. I really don't cope with the humid heat. Don't ask why I live in Brisbane... I'd be very happy in the snow, although our Brisbane Winters are AMAZING (not too cold, fine blue skies, and dry!).

Thank-you for visiting!

Michelle
xxx


17 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

This is gorgeous, Michelle! I love your fabulous take on the sketch!

sunshinelouisiana said...

Totally gorgeous card, Michelle!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm glad your card turned out just this way, Michelle, because it is so pretty and so very inspirational for those of us who keep toying with the fine art of watercoloring!! I'm pinning this one! Glad to hear you are finally cooling off a bit!! Hugs, Darnell

Brandi said...

Wow! Beautiful!

I Card Everyone said...

If this is what planning ahead looks like, I better buy one of those planners, Michelle! Just lovely... and I adore the sentiment...
=] One L

Kara said...

lovely!!

Sara Mac said...

I love this Michelle! It really is just perfect.

Shelly said...

This is beautiful! Love your watercoloring!

Lynn said...

Love, love, love your watercoloring Michelle!

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous card...love your beautiful water coloring.

Greta said...

Such an inspiring sketch & your card is stunning!

Marika said...

This is beautiful Michelle!

Kelly Latevola said...

Absolutely adore your take on the sketch! Your watercoloring is just beautiful!!

Lucille K said...

Such a pretty take on the sketch, Michelle :)

Sandi said...

Watercoloring is just beautiful! xx

Rosemary said...

what a beautiful card... the watercoloring is gorgeous!

CherylQuilts said...

Beautiful card, Michelle! Saw on Pinterest and wanted to let you know! Hugs!