Sunday, April 15, 2012

CAS Watercoloring for The Paper Players

It's Sunday and you know what that means! Time for another fun challenge over at the Paper Players! This week, Jaydee is our hostess and she has challenged us to create CAS (Clean and Simple) projects featuring: Watercoloring. 
Now, I'm not the best at watercoloring, but it's fun to keep on trying it out. I decided to color-up the Greeting Card Kids stamp set using my Blender Pens and ink pads. I attempted to keep it pretty CAS, which for me, still means a couple of layers. One day, I will make a one-layer card...really. All of the supplies used are listed at the end of the post.

Here is a close-up of my awesome coloring skills. *Insert chuckles here.* I added some Dazzling Details (glitter glue) to her little heart and a piece of bling to her hair bow. Yes, I am attempting to distract you with sparkly accents. Is it working? ;) 
This card is going in the mail to a good friend who needs a little cheering up (along with a cute pair of earrings from Brighton). Here is a shot of the inside with a sentiment from the (ret.) Occasional Quotes stamp set:
I hope you will share some CAS Watercoloring with us this week over at the Paper Players! The challenge is open until Friday April 20th at Noon (PST). Be sure to visit the rest of the gals on the Design Team to see what they have created this week: 
The Paper Players Design Team
Shirley Pumpkin - GD for April

Thanks for stopping by! 
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Stampin' Up Supply List: 
Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Perfect Words and Occasional Quotes (ret.)  
Paper: Everyday Enchantment DSP (ret.), Pool Party, Poppy Parade and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Poppy Parade, Pool Party, So Saffron (hair), Crumb Cake (hair) and Basic Gray (ground) Classic Ink Pads
Punches: Large Oval punch
Accessories: Blender Pens (to watercolor), Blush Blossom Stampin' Write Marker (to color skin), Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad pack from Sale-A-Bration (ret.), Dazzling Details, Basic Rhinestones and Stampin' Dimensionals
Non SU! Accessories: circle and scallop circle die cut


  1. It worked, you distracted me with bling and I was blinded by the sparkle! I love the Greeting Card Kids and I just looked at the list or retired stamp sets and I did not see it!! Happy Dance! I think your card is adorable! The cute simple layout works perfect!! I always love your stuff!


  2. Adorable! Love this little image and it's just perfect with the DP you used! Great coloring with that ink and blender pen too.

  3. She is stinkin' cute AM! Your watercolouring is amazing my friend! Love the colours you used too!

  4. She is as cute as can be! Your coloring skills are wonderful!!!

  5. Adorable card, Anne Marie! You have done a fabulous job watercoloring! And I LOVE the added bling!

  6. Dear Anne MArie. What a super sweet card. That will bring for sure a smile on her face. And I am with you.. One layer just doesn`t do teh trick for me... yet :) One day!
    Inky hugs, Pauline

  7. I think you did a great job with your coloring, your card is so pretty and I just love the colors you used.

  8. Sweet sweet sweet! That's one sweet for the colors, one sweet for the little girl and one sweet for your coloring :)

  9. She is just adorable AM! I love her sparkle and the big frilly bow. There's nothing wrong with your coloring--she's perfect! I hope you had a great weekend! ((hugs))

  10. Gash ... is there anything you CAN'T do, Anne Marie? Sweet image and sweet card.

  11. This is adorable and I'm sure will be as much appreciated as the earrings!

  12. Anne Marie, this is so gorgeous! I have this stamp set - it needs more love. Such a lovely card! I am not a big fan of watercolouring either for so reason, but should do it more often. You pulled this off just beautifully!
    Shanna :)

  13. Your water coloring is wonderful and the glitter and bling just makes it that much better!! Adorable card!!

  14. She is SO sweet with that sentiment...this will definitely cheer up your friend!

  15. You certainly don't need any more practice watercoloring, fabulous job. The card is so cute!

  16. You did great! No chuckling over here!! Love the sweet image!

  17. Ann Marie this is cuter than cute! Your coloring skills are just fine! Love these colors and the little girl is adorable. I Soooooo understand about the layers, you'd have to tie one hand behind my back! hugs.

  18. Oh, how I love the Greeting Card Kids stamp set...although I have yet to buy it! Every time I see a card made with one of those sweet little kids, I ask myself why I haven't gotten it yet?! Now that I know it will be in the new catalog, I might just have to go for it! You did a GREAT job with the watercoloring and it sounds like more people do use the blender pen/ink method with watercoloring than I thought. I'm glad to know I'm not alone! :) Love all of the sweet touches on your card!

  19. So love this sweet image, it is my favourite from that set. You coloured her beautifully and I love the added bling! Really love the layout you used to, it just makes that cute little girl the focus like she should be.

  20. This is a beautiful card. Sweet little girl and i love this DP.

  21. Oh, AM this card is adorable. I love your color choices and your image is beautifully colored. this card brings a huge smile to my face!

  22. Your coloring looks just GREAT, stop it! LOL (though I admit to subscribing to the sparkly distractions myself from time to time!) ;) I love these stamps, and I love the colors and DP you've used, too :)


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