Thursday, May 02, 2019

CAS Watercolour May Challenge

Hi everyone.  It's the start of the May CAS Watercolour challenge.  This month, Karen (Snippets) is our host and she has picked a fun challenge.

I recently bought this fun stamp from Stampendous.  Nothing says a kid's birthday party like presents, rainbow colours, and dots!

I might have gotten a little carried away with adding pattern, but this was a lot of fun to watercolour.  Used zigs and a water brush, dabbing with paper towel constantly to give a light look to the image.  I fussy-cut and then added some stripes on the presents followed by clear wink of stella on the ribbons for some sparkle.  And added large white dots on the Happy Birthday using a paint pen.  The image was cut in half, with the happy birthday being taped down directly onto my card front.  The presents were popped up for a bit of dimension, over top of a splattered background.

Here's a close-up ...
We are joined by Bobby (bits and pieces) who is our Guest Designer this month after winning March's challenge.  Please check out the challenge blog to see Bobby's awesome card and the fantastic cards from our Designers.

Then come join us!






Stamps:  Chunky Birthday (Stampendous)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Zigs
Accessories & Tools:  Clear embossing powder, heat tool, water brush, brush for splattering, permanent black pen, white paint pen

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour May Challenge - For a Child


22 comments:

Maria said...

Oh, so fun and colorful! A great fun birthday card, Loll!!

Darnell said...

What time is the party?! I'm there! This is so colorful and whimsical, Lolly! I love your painting and the additional fun elements you added, including the colorful dotty background!! Hugs, Dolly

BożenA said...

A card like a fairy tale :-) Every child will be delighted with this colorful card. I love how you did shading on the letters. Packages are also stunning. Wonderful inspiration, Loll.
Hugs,
BożenA

Bonnie said...

Wow! This is a whole party on a card, my friend! What fun with all those dots and stripes and the splashed confetti in the background! Love, love, love this!

Susan said...

Everything about your card says "birthday party" to me - the fun colours, the dots on the sentiment, etc. - it just brings balloons and birthday cake to mind. Love those happy colours and splatters!

Christine Alexander said...

the perfect card for any child and inner child. I love your wonderful rainbow colours Loll :)

nancy littrell said...

Such fun and colorful die cut presents and sentiment, Loll. Any child..young or old would love your cheerful birthday card. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Barb Ghig said...

You really nailed it, Loll! The fun, bright colors with all those adorable gifts are perfect for a child's birthday card...I LOVE it! Great idea to add the splatters in the background, too ~ xx

kiwimeskreations said...

What a lovely bright and cheerful card for a child Loll - love it
Blessings
Maxine

Jeanne said...

This is fabulous! I adore the bright colors. I also like all the ways you made it uniquely yours. Wonderfully fun and vibrant card. :)

Brenda in IN said...

This is charming with it's bright, happy colors and patterns. A party card for sure! This would bring joy to adults as well, Loll. It makes me happy.

Daffodil Cards said...

Fabulous
Faith

Trina P. said...

Bright, colourful,and fun, Loll. Perfect for a kid’s birthday. Fantastic doodling the patterns. xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Love all the gorgeous colours and splatter!

HilaryJane said...

I love the bright cheeriness of this card, perfect xx

Marcia Hill said...

Now this is one bright and HAPPY card Loll and I love it!! Your rainbow colors, stripes, polka dots, and sparkle just couldn't be any more FUN and this card is definitely going to make a little one (or even a BIG kid!) smile!! :0)

Karen Dunbrook said...

such a fun stamp, you created a delightful looking card, full of fun.
xx Karen

Leslie Miller said...

You have the cutest stamps! This one looks really fun to color and I can tell you did enjoy it. Love that you used all these different colors and added the patterns and sparkle. I also love those confetti splatters in the background. What a great challenge!

Mac Mable said...

Fun on a card, happy, vibrant and fabulous for a child x

Linda said...

This is such a fun design ..... so bright and colourful xx

swldebbie said...

CUTE!!! I don’t think you went overboard with the decorating at all and I love the fun colors. I’d send this to a child or anyone else. Love that image!

Jo said...

Truly a HAPPY colourful card. Lots of bright colours and loving the repetition in the splatters behind. The white dots make it even happier :D