4CC #345 - Flowers

Good Morning, Thursday!

Mother Nature is being menopausal again here in NC --- it started out in the 70s this week, hit 83, in the 60s today and by Friday it will plummet into the 40s!  Your typical spring in the northern part of the South!  LOL

Anyhoo, it's Thursday and time for a new challenge at 
4 Crafty Chicks!

Leanne is our hostess and since it's now spring, 
she has chosen our theme to be:

Who doesn't love flowers?  Even people who are allergic to flowers (I know a couple) like to look at them, at least from afar!

For my card, I decided to use a floral stencil by Tm Holtz that I recently received as a gift from my crafty friend, Bonnie Klass, aka Stamping with Klass.  We got together recently at my house for some chit chat and stamping and she brought me a few little crafty goodies!  Thank you, Bonnie!

I also decided to finally try out the Tim Holtz Distress crayons I have had for a couple months.  I used them on watercolor paper to color in the stencil and then use water to move the color around in each section.  I like how it came out, it has a very textured, painted feel to it.  I wanted to keep it pretty CAS so  just added the green stitched oval die from My Favorite Things and a sentiment from Lil Inker Designs.   I matted it on a bubblegum pink cardbase.

Stop by the Hen House and check out Leanne, Tamie, & Lori's fabulous projects as well as the one from our April Guest Designer, Christine!  Visit their blogs and leave them some blog love, we designers love comments too!

Then, come play along with us and share your flower projects with us.  We love being inspired by you as well!

For Following Challenges:

Crafty Chick Blessings!
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Liz said...

Gorgeous CAS card, I love the design. xx

Bonnie said...

You used this stencil brilliantly, Nance! It made a gorgeous card! I had such a fun afternoon at your house! Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

Tamie said...

Clean, simple and very elegant. I love your inspiration each week. You make this look so easy every week. Hugs

Leanne said...

Another beautiful card friend, you made the challenge wonderful. Hugs, L ;)

Loll said...

Great job with the Distress Crayons on your pretty stencil, Nance! I love how you've added a frame around your sentiment to bring emphasis. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

nancy littrell said...

I Love how you used your Distress Crayons thru your stencil and then spritzed for a watercolour look. I am going to have to try your technique Nance. TFS your pretty card and joining us at CAS Watercolour. Hugs..

Susan said...

Never would have thought of using Distress crayons with a stencil - it turned out beautifully! Lovely soft shades of pink and green! Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

Marcia said...

I love the loose watercolor look of your card. I can't believe you created that with crayons and a stencil. It really turned out great!! I'm still struggling with my crayons. Thanks for sharing!