Sunday, 23 March 2014

BLUSH!

Hello my lovely crafty friends, I'm rushing in to share a card for CASology, where the cue is
BLUSH, what a beauty, so many ways to tackle this one, spoilt for choice! I tried cute but that didn't work then I tried painting, that was a little better,
Squishy paint mmm yum yum. My technique is 'just go for it'! :D I loaded the brush with two colours. A couple of years ago I did a one day painting course for longboats/barges called 'Roses and Castles', lots of fun and this is where I picked up the two colour idea.

This pic shows my practice board, somewhere there is a photo of the castle I painted but I can't find it :(........

Found it :D
Yes, well, probably shouldn't have bothered it was so much better in my memory LOL !!

The colours I chose for my card were coral and orchid, in acrylic paint.
 Added the sentiment and branches last.
I have loads of catching up to do, it's been a very distracting time, lots going on here so I am way behind on returning visits to my lovely readers. I am coming soon :D Thank you for still visiting even though  I'm such a useless blogger :(
Hope all is good with you, hugs Gay xxx

36 comments:

Valerie Nolan said...

Beautiful painted flowers Gay, is there no end to your talents? Such a simple design but it's stunning:)
Val x

Josie said...

This is beautiful, it has the feel of a Japanese painting. It is just stunning in its simplicity! You clearly have a great talent.

Crafty Lark said...

Stunning card Gay, love the colour . xx Flora

Julie Beech said...

Love how you made those petals Gay. It's amazing what you can create using that technique. :)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

That's paint?! Wow! Such beautiful texture and dimension -and still such a lovely, clean card! Very creative! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Sally H said...

Beautiful, Gay! Fabulous colour and so clever! I love it!

Carol Q said...

coo, how beautiful Gay.

Jenny said...

I love this technique.. The canal boat artwork is gorgeous as are your leaves, they really have dimension.
Jenny x

Christine said...

Beautiful painted Gay! A great card!
Hug
Christine

Patricia said...

Absolutely beautiful, simple and very elegant

Patricia xx

Judy1223 said...

Gay, those painted flower blooms are so gorgeous, and the colors are so wonderful for the cue this week! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

sally said...

Thats a very classy card Gay, really like it :-)

Sally

Michelle said...

Hi Gay
Wow your art just blows me away every time I see it! And I still want to be you! Loving all your latest work specially the black n white one. Thanks so much for your comments on my journalling and the olive and support in your words. I'm so very grateful to have such 'friends' would be lovely to meet you in person. Maybe one day! X Michelle

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Love this card Gay... and yes we all have times when visiting is hard.. dont i know it :D Shaz in oz.x

Netty said...

Love your painted flowers Gay. I love canal boat art, especially the way they do flowers and birds. Annette x

Paula Whittaker said...

Just perfect...you have a wonderful eye for design.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous and so beautiful too. Love the texture of the paint on the card too.
luv
Debby

Stamps and Paper said...

Pretty CAS card Gay...love the gorgeous colour

Anne

Doreen said...

Just stunning.xxx

Suze Bain said...

Wow Gay, how clever of you to 'paint' a card. Both the card and your barge board are just stunning. Xx

Coco said...

Hi Gay, this clean card is absolutely adorable. Love your painty 'two-colours' technique, the result is very beautiful! And your black board was fantastic!! Have a lovely day with sun I hope :) hugs Coco x

SARN said...

Absolutely divine card Gay. So delicate and very very pretty.
xxx

Karin said...

wow fabulous, love the painted flowers! Groetjes Karin

Gerrina said...

Beautiful delicate painying! Great card! Have a god day, Gerrina

Angela said...

Impressively splendid CAS beauty that is also a "stroke" of artistic genius, Gay!

Hettie said...

This is so pretty Gay.
So jealous of your narrow boat painting skills - painting in any form to be truthful! I have always fancied the painting on boats.
Hugs
xx

Faith A said...

You have done it again Gay, this is gorgeous and elegant too.

Keep up this painting :)

Gillian R said...

This is so soft and elegant. Just lovely Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

massofhair said...

S T U N N I N G card Gay :-) xxx

Gio said...

Painting on cards, I love it! Such a delicate touch you have, Gay.

ok ok, I prefer this one to the erhm strange castle ;-)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Gay what a STUNNER!

Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week, always such a joy to see your creations!

Shirley said...

This is gorgeous, Gay!! TFS. I love thinking about how fun to make such a beautiful card by squishing!!!

Aileen said...

I love the texture on your petals and the two tone colours give super depth. x

craftimamma said...

Absolutely awesome card Gay! Very pretty colour choice but the thickness of the paint has made the texture beautiful.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Viv said...

Wow Gay you clever thing you painting your own pretty flowers.Such a fabulous CAS card and I love it of course :) hugs Viv xx

Gery said...

Wow, great card!!! Beautiful painted with your acrylics.
It is soft and delicate.
Groetjes Gery