Tuesday, August 2, 2016



It's time for a new cue word!  Watercoloring has been wildly popular so let's see what you can do with it in clean & simple design!

As always, remember the following CAS guidelines when creating your design:
  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

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Let's take a look at what the design team and this week's guest designer created for inspiration!

Guest Designer:  Anita
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A popped up focal point surrounded by white space keeps your design CAS.

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White space doesn't have to be white! 

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Filling 1/3 to 1/2 of your card with images leaves lots of white space!

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Water color & White space = a CAS card :) 

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 Partial colouring of your focal image can help a CAS design to 'pop'. 

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Masking and watercoloring are techniques that work well together for a CAS design.
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Watercoloring is a quick way to add shades of color and interest to a CAS card.


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Watercoloring with distress inks can be fun on CAS cards!

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Loose watercoloring is fun, easy and clean and simple! 


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Monochromatic color schemes work well on CAS designs.


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Adding watercolor over a heat embossed image adds burst of color. 

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Adding a soft watercolour wash around your image creates a subtle frame on a CAS card.

Go have fun creating your CAS design and don't forget to link up here on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT)!


  1. Fantastic inspiration, as ever, ladies ... such wonderful variety ... thank you! Anita :)

  2. Beautiful inspiration cards! I love watercolours, so I am happy to see this appear as a challenge! Thanks, Nele

  3. Just placed my first watercoloured card. I did it with 3 Distress inkts.
    More Information at my blog