Can You Case It Challenge #70 – May Flowers



Many times a challenge with get you out of your box to try something new and that’s great.  But this week’s challenge is right up my alley…I LOVE flowers and have tons of flower stamps.

Here’s my entry for CYCI#70…


Ah, yes, a no line watercolor flower…who would have guessed I’d come up with that?  I have fallen in love with this technique.  Did you ever do a paint-by-number painting when you were young?  I loved those sets and could entertain myself for hours.  This is similar, but you get to pick your colors!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this one…


  • Paper:  Pool Party cardstock, Newsprint DSP and watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight.  Actually, I will probably add a sentiment in Memento Black when I use this one.
  • Stamps:  Indescribable Gift (Retiring end of May)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Watercolor Set and Brush


  • The Pool Party base card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • The DSP layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • The Watercolor layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Stamp your image on the watercolor paper in Daffodil Delight.  When you watercolor the lines will disappear.  I like to paint wet-on-wet, meaning I use my brush and dampen one petal or leaf at a time, then pick up some watercolor and just touch it to the paper to see how it reacts.  You can tip your paper in different directions to spread the color.  You can also go in with just a damp brush and move the color where you want it.
  • Once all is painted and dried, I outline with the small Project Life Journal Pen or a Micron Pen for details.  Finally, I will wet my brush with water and a good amount of paint and splash it across my painting.  Magic!
  • Dry your masterpiece with the heat gun and while it’s warm, lay the largest acrylic block on it and let it cool.
  • Attach all your layers to the card front.
  • Make that gorgeous linen bow.  You can find a video here on how to make it.

I always sign my paintings in an inconspicuous place…can you find it?

Tootle on over to and enter the challenge this week.  I know you can make a May flower…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Get those fingers inky…Be HaPpY!



  1. Another beautiful card, Billie. I found your name and love how you hid it. Thanks for the tips on your watercoloring techniques. I did some paint-by-number in my earlier years, but never creative enough to think outside the box. Your detailed directions on making your cards is helping me feel more comfortable with watercoloring and I appreciate all your effort to bring us beautiful creations every day. I have printed the B-ism to add to my craft room. Very cute!!

    • I’m proud of you for picking up the watercolor and giving it a try. For me it is relaxing…I lose all sense of time when in my studio. Sweetums peeks his head in and asked, “What’s for dinner?” I have no idea…Thanks for writing and keep painting…B

  2. Billie, this is another masterpiece. I gave this technique a try yesterday. I have NOT mastered it yet. I will keep at it but not sure I’ll ever have something as beautiful as this! You amaze me! 🙂

    • Wish we could have a play day together…I bet we could teach each other all sorts of nonsense. This week has been hard as I’ve had a virus that really knocked my socks off. Just getting my feet back under me today. Thanks so much for commenting…B

  3. Billie such a pretty card! I do Love this Stamp too! I watched the video on the linen bows and your seam binding dyeing! Or was it the white Organza? No matter, I now will try that technique too. Thank you for sharing!

    • You are so welcome Chery! The linen thread bow video is my most popular. Thank you so much for commenting…B