Wednesday, 28 December 2016

CAS Watercolour December's Top Picks


Thanks to all that took time from busy schedules to join our December challenge!

Our Top Pick for December
Michelle
These soft colors and a beautiful layout brought this to the top of our list.
The sentiment stamped on the vellum and fussy cut added that extra punch
without taking away from this elegant clean and simple card.

Congratulations, Michelle
Make sure to grab the "Top Pick" badge below.




And some more Outstanding Designs




Congratulations to Darnell, Jenny, Viv, Anke,
Michelle, Linda, and Ros
Make sure to grab your badge below.



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We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all that have played along with our new challenge this year.  Look forward to having lots of fun again in 2017!
January's challenge starts in a few days.  See you on January 2nd!









Friday, 16 December 2016

CAS Watercolour December Reminder


We're over half way through December, so just a reminder of our challenge this month is Watercolour Resist.

Here's a short description of this fun technqiue.

First create a resist on your card base.  A resist can be made in many different ways: heat embossing, translucent pastes or gels, versamark, acrylic paints, etc.  Any product or technique that creates a surface that is resistant to colour.  Then add watercolouring over top.  Any type of watercolour medium is welcome (watercolour paints, distress inks, sprays, etc.).  Make sure to leave some open space on your card with limited embellishments and layers, to create a Clean and Simple design.


Please only enter Clean and Simple Watercolour cards
Thank you!!

More samples from our DT and Guest Designer, Deepti (Dee's Art Utopia).



The challenge is open until end of day Dec. 24th, so there's lots of time to play along.








Friday, 2 December 2016

CAS Watercolour December Challenge

Welcome to December's challenge at CAS Watercolour!

Thanks to all that entered our TEXT challenge last month.  We had so many beautiful entries.  Congrats to Hannelie who is our Top Pick for November.

To see all the Design Team cards and entries, please click HERE to see the Pinterest Board.  We know you'll be inspired!

On to this month's challenge ...


We're mixing it up a bit by including a technique this month.  Please create a CAS Watercoloured card that includes the Watercolour Resist technique.

Not familiar with this technique??  Here's a short description or check out the details on the Design Team cards for ideas.

First create a resist on your card base.  A resist can be made in many different ways: heat embossing, translucent pastes or gels, versamark, acrylic paints, etc.  Any product or technique that creates a surface that is resistant to colour.  Then add watercolouring over top.  Any type of watercolour medium is welcome (watercolour paints, distress inks, sprays, etc.).  Make sure to leave some open space on your card with limited embellishments and layers, to create a Clean and Simple design.


Please enter only Clean and Simple Watercolour cards.
Thank you!!

We are excited to welcome Deepti Malik (Dee's Art Utopia) as our very first Guest Designer at CAS Watercolour.  Deepti was the Top Pick for our October challenge - Autumn with this beautiful card.  Welcome Deepti.

Our sample cards ...

Deepti
(Guest Designer)


Bonnie


Loll


Nancy
We hope you'll be inspired to play along.  Create a CAS Watercolour card that includes Watercolour Resist and join with the link below.  Challenge is open until end of day December 24th.









Monday, 28 November 2016

CAS Watercolour November's Top Picks

We had wonderful CAS Watercolour TEXT cards entered for November's challenge.
Thanks to all that played along!


Our Top Pick for November
Hannelie

Hannelie's watercolor leaf with the script is beautiful and her sweet little collage stands out with all that brown "white space".

Congratulations, Hannelie
Make sure to grab the "Top Pick" badge below.


And some more Outstanding Designs


Congratulations to Bobby, Ina, Sue, Ros, Jenny, Vikki, Hazel, Evelyn, and Barb.
Make sure to grab your badge below.



December's challenge starts in a few days.  See you on December 2nd!








Wednesday, 16 November 2016

CAS Watercolour November Reminder

(other than a sentiment)

We are already more than half way through November.  This year is disappearing fast! :) Just a reminder that there's lots of time left to join in CAS Watercolour's November challenge.  Include Text on your CAS Watercoloured card (other than a sentiment) and link up below.

Please only enter Clean and Simple Watercolour cards
Thank you!!

More samples from our new Design Team ...


Bonnie


Nancy


Susan


Karen


Harriet



Loll off this week



We hope our cards inspire you to play along.  The challenge is open until Nov. 24th.





Wednesday, 2 November 2016

CAS Watercolour November Challenge

Before we announce November's challenge, we are happy to announce our new team.  Please join in welcoming to CAS Watercolour Card Challenge ...


Karen Dunbrook


Harriet Skelly


Bonnie and I are also happy to have two of our designers join us from our
sister challenge, CAS Mix Up.

Nancy Littrell


Susan Bridgman

We'd like to thank all the talented card makers that put their names forward to be on our Design Team. 

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Also thanks to everyone who entered our very first challenge last month.  There were so many gorgeous CAS Watercolour Autumn cards in the gallery.  Click HERE to view full-size photos of the Design Team and participant's cards.

Check out the winner's post HERE to see the Top Pick and Outstanding Designs from last month.  Congrats to Deepti, Aileen, Anke, Harriet, Joanna, Karen, Karola, Susan, and Tanja!

On to this month's challenge ...

(other than a sentiment)

This is such a fun challenge --- thanks to our DT member Susan for the suggestion!

Please include Text on your card (other than a sentiment).  Use it for background stamping, focal point ... whatever you like as long as it's not just the sentiment.

Please enter only Clean and Simple Watercolour cards.
Thank you!!

Our sample cards ...

Come play along ... we'd love to see you in the gallery.  The challenge is open until end of day November 24th.








Friday, 28 October 2016

CAS Watercolour October's Top Picks

We were thrilled with the amount of beautiful entries for our very first challenge at CAS Watercolour.  Thanks to everyone that played along.

And thanks to all that applied to be on our Design Team.  The team is set and members will be announced on November 2nd.

Our Top Pick for October
Deepti 

Deepti's card is pure CAS (Clean and Simple).
The negative watercoloring adds so much dimension and the detail in the leaf is so realistic!

Congratulations, Deepti
Make sure to grab the "Top Pick" badge below.



And some more Outstanding Designs




Congratulations to Aileen, Anke, Bozena, Harriet, Joanna, Karen, Karola, Susan, and Tanja
Make sure to grab your badge below.




November's challenge starts in a few days.  See you on November 2nd!










Sunday, 16 October 2016

CAS Watercolour October Reminder


We are already over half way through October!!  Thanks to all that have played along in our very first challenge at CAS Watercolour.  And thank you to all that are interested in joining our Design Team.   The Design Team Call has now closed.  Successful applicants will be contacted within a few days.

If you haven't had a chance to play along yet, why don't you come join us.  We'd love to see you in the gallery!

Please enter only Clean and Simple Watercolour cards.
Thank you!!

Our sample cards


We hope our cards inspire you to play along.  The challenge is open until October 24th (midnight PDT), so there's lots of time to join in.