Friday, 3 April 2020

You Brighten Everyone's Day

Hi and how is everyone managing with the restrictions, I do hope you are all ok and enjoying lots of time crafting.   All good at our home and I'm finding plenty to keep myself occupied - even deciding it's a good time to have hubby help with some spring cleaning and gardening...

Now it's time for our April challenge at
 CAS Watercolour 
with Susan our host wanting to see lots of happiness with SPRING FLOWERS 

I was inspired by  William Wordworth's poem -  I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vale and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

I stamped my daffodils with grey ink and used Distress Oxides ti watercolour them ... then I continued using the colours to create a field in the background and used coloured pencils to add fine line details.  Then I stamped on the sentiment, and to finish I trimmed the panel and rounded the corners and used foam sheet to attach to a white card.

Do hope you are inspired to join in our  Spring Flowers challenge - pop over to the CAS Watercolour blog and check out the design teams fabulous card, also Vicky's who is our guest this month.
Thanks for stopping by my blog   ---   Have a Happy Day and Stay Safe

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Hero Arts - Daffodil portrait,  Power Poppy - Poppies (sentiment)
Inks: Versafine - Smokey grey, black, Distress Oxides - Mustard seed, Carved pumpkin, Bundled sage, 
Other:  Coloured pencils, corner rounder


  1. I just love this, you have painted and coloured those daffodils so well and duplicating effect you have created for the background is just genius. Very clever, it really works well xx

  2. This is such a pretty card Robyn. One of my fave poems too!

  3. A lovely poem for your inspiration Robyn and a beautiful design on your card - daffodils are such a harbinger of spring - love your watery backgound images and pretty font on your sentiment! xx

  4. You have certainly brightened my day, Robyn! I've never been able to do a card with daffodils that did them justice, but you certainly have! I wish I could pop by for a lesson, my friend!

  5. Spring flower perfection! Your talent in adding the daffodils in the background is amazing! Just looking at that field of beautiful spring yellow makes me happy!

  6. such pretty spring flowers Robyn. Great card :)

  7. Your field of daffodils is gorgeous, Robyn! They are the happies of flowers with the bright yellow. Beautiful watercolouring of your daffodils and background of more daffodils! xx

  8. WOW! This is one STUNNING card Robyn!! Daffodil's are one of my absolute favorite flowers because of their intense yellow color, and you've captured that color so beautifully in this card! Your water coloring is SOOOO pretty and I just love the field of Daffodil's you've painted in the background too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

  9. My goodness Robyn, how clever are you?! The stamped daffodils are absolutely beautiful but the way you continued the colour into the background, adding detail to suggest a whole field of them is brilliant. Absolutely gorgeous! Vicky x

  10. Wow what a beautiful card and full of vibrant colour and those wonderful daffodils, which I love x. I so love how you have depicted the poem beautifully poem too Robyn x.

  11. Absolutely wonderful!! I adore daffodils and I love how you represented them with the delicate wash clever!

  12. This is such an inspiring card! I love the soft field daffodils, behind the bold stamped and beautifully coloured image!

  13. Love Daffodils and your card is so pretty showing them.

  14. the washed out look of the bkg.
    xx Karen


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn