Friday, 3 January 2020

CAS Watercolour January challenge

Well I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas and start to 2020....
and now all ready to go with new challenges
CAS Watercolour team member Bonnie is hosting a
for January, so let's start off the year with something cool.

For my CAS card I used my old watercolour pencils - the wood has split and the leads keep breaking, but there was enough for me to scribble lots of colour onto my plastic worksheet - started with some blues and then spritzed with water and smooched my white card in the puddle, then I added some purple, lastly I pulled out a piece of that stretchy white foam latticey stuff they put around bottles to protect them and this added some depth and dimension to the flat panel I had made.  I thought it looked a bit like water so added a large die cut wavy section to the middle, stamped and silver embossed the sentiment and finished off with a fussy cut, stamped silver embossed sea shell, lightly painted with watercolour pencils and added some die cut 'water weeds'  behind it.

This is my first card as a member of the CAS Watercolour team and I'd love for you to pop over to the CAS Watercolour blog and check out the awesome cards from the other DT ladies and also our Guest Designer - Chrissie.
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Print Blocks - shell, Inspired by Stamping - sentiment
Ink:  Versamark
Dies:  Spellbinders - curved border, Sizzix - spring greenery
Others:  Watercolour pencils, Crafty Kids - silver EP


  1. A great card Robyn, your background has worked out beautifully!

  2. great background Robyn and a great way to use up old stock of water colour pencils :)

  3. A prettily smooshed background using your watercolour pencils Robyn and love the shell and seaweed to finish it off. x

  4. I never thought to use watercolor pencils scribbled on a craft mat to smoosh color, but it works beautifully! Love the watery background with the shells and wavy center! Welcome to the team, Robyn!

  5. What a great technique for making your watery cool color background Robyn! Your die does look like an ocean wave that complements your lovely silver embossed shell! So glad we're on this team together!

  6. I'm so happy you've joined our team Robyn:) I love making backgrounds like this and the wave-y panel looks great with the pretty shell! Beautiful design!

  7. Welcome to CAS Watercolour, Robyn! It's great to have you on the team. That's a lovely card for the cool colours challenge. Beautiful shades of blue in the background - I've never tried smooshing with my watercolour pencils! And you really captured the irridescent colours of a seashell in your shell.

  8. Lovely to see you on the Watercolour team Robyn and what a beautiful card to start of with... Oh I could use some warm beach days... I hope you and yours are safe from the awful fires?? Thinking of you and wishing you a very Happy New Year my friend

  9. How exciting for you to join such a talented team. Looks like they found someone to truly encourage the rest of us. This is a fabulous start, your "wave" is the best.

  10. First off, welcome, welcome to the CAS Watercolour team...we're so excited to have you on this team!! And your card is GORGEOUS Robyn! I'm loving the photos of the steps you used for your background's always great to have a visual! Again, welcome and lovely, lovely card!! :0)

  11. love the look of your beautiful bkg. So happy you will be part of our team.
    x Karen

  12. Beautiful design Robyn! Love your watery background ... that netting worked perfectly to add some depth and dimension. Lovely design with your wave die-cut. Your shell is gorgeous with the heat embossing and beautiful mother-of-pearl colours. So happy to have you on the Watercolour team!! xx


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn