Monday, June 03, 2019

CAS Christmas June Challenge

Hi everyone.  It's the start of the CAS Christmas June Challenge.  We are already half way through the year for making Christmas cards!  Wow!  I hope you've been building your stash along with us.  Will make for a calm November when it's time to write up the cards and mail out. :)

Today's challenge is another fun one!!  Everyone love gifts! :)  The challenge is hosted by our wonderfully talented, Linda (Lin's Craft Corner)! .


I had so much fun watercolouring the adorable image above.  I smiled the whole time! :)

Inked up the image with Versafine Black ink then used my heat tool to make sure it was completely dry before watercolouring with my zigs.  Zigs are such bright colours, I thought they would be best to colour this image.  Using the colours of the rainbow made it even more special. :)  I stamped a fun sentiment in black to match, and added 1 1/2" strip of chevron green patterned paper on the side.

Here's a close-up ...
We are excited to have Leslie (Running with Scissors) as our Guest Designer this month.  Please check out the challenge blog to see Leslie's CAS Christmas Gifts card, along with the amazing cards from our Designers.  I know you'll be inspired.

Come play along!  I'd love to see you in the gallery!






Stamps:  christmas fun (Penny Black); christmas sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); Festive & Frosty Patterned paper (Penny Black)
Ink:  Black (Versafine); Zigs
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, white gel pen

Challenges:
CAS Christmas June Challenge - Gifts



26 comments:

Dotty Jo said...

Your card is delightful - I love that little mouse, Jo x

nancy littrell said...

Adorable brightly colored Christmas packages for your cute mouse, Loll. Love your DSP that looks like little Christmas trees:-) TFS Hugs..Nancy

Barb Ghig said...

Super cute Christmas card, Loll! I love the bright colors of the rainbow that you chose for the presents and your chevron paper is the perfect touch! You've inspired me to re-visit my Zigs for watercoloring...thanks :) Barb xx

Bunny said...

Love your cute Christmas card. The colors are beautiful. 

[Bunny]`

Nstiz said...

I'm out of adjectives to describe your wonderful watercoloring and shading. Love this fun image and love the bright colors of the packages. Your border of designer paper beautifully compliments that image.

Colleen said...

Loll, this is such a "fun" card...love your coloring in rainbow colors and the border helps to draw your eye to the little mouse...is he stealing all the gifts?

Leslie Miller said...

You seriously have some of the cutest stamps, Loll! How adorable. I love it with your awesome watercoloring!

Maria said...

Awww...so cute with the mouse holding all those colorful gifts! Great card!!

Susan said...

Adorable mouse barely managing to balance his pile of gifts! Beautifully coloured! And great use of some patterned paper!

Linda said...

Your little mouse is so cute holding all those gorgeous gifts. Beautifully coloured xx

Julie B said...

This is such a cute image, no wonder you were smiling whilst you coloured it. :)

Jeanne said...

I'd be smiling too as I colored this. It's an adorable image in lovely bold colors. Great job, Loll!

Bonnie said...

This rainbow stack of presents is awesome, my friend! And so is that little guy carrying them. Love how you used the paper on the side. That's a great way to add interest and use up some of that stash!

Brenda in IN said...

This is a cute stack of brightly wrapped presents with that fun Christmas tree on top! I like that pretty border of paper along the left side.

Trina P. said...

Aww... so adorable, Loll. Rainbow colours? Yes please!!! Beautiful watercolouring. The pattern paper panel is a great add to the design. xx

Brenda said...

OMGoodness, how adorable is this Christmas card?!! I love that sweet image Loll and of course I love how you have colored it. Also love the fun paper you used on the side, very cute card! Hugs, Brenda

Mac Mable said...

No wonder you smiled all the way thorough making this adorable card Loll. Super cute image, great colouring and I love the vibrant paper strip on the left and the cute little mouse has a wonderful smile on his face too.....No wonder with all those presents x

Linda said...

Loll, what an adorable image that you have watercolored so beautifully. Hope you have a great week.

Ina G said...

And oh what a fun card you have here Loll. So adorable!

nwilliams6 said...

Fun image and awesome coloring. Very cute card. Hugz

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Adorable image and I love how you colored it, Loll - who wouldn't love a pile of presents like that?!!

Anita in France said...

Cute and fun, Loll ... the zesty green Christmas tree patterned paper gives it a fabulous contemporary vibe! Hugs, Anita :)

Julia Aston said...

You chose the perfect sentiment to go with your adorable image Loll! Love the 'tree' patterned paper strip and your coloring is wonderful! xx

Michelle W said...

Adorable card, love those brightly coloured gifts!

Jo said...

Oh my, what a energetic mouse with those colourful gifts. You are a pro with those Zig markers. Such a happy card ready for the festive season xxx

BożenA said...

This mouse is great. I love how you colored the picture. You just did it brilliantly.
Hugs,
BozenA