Sunday 2 June 2019

Always Friends in Blue- CAS Watercolour Challenge

I can't believe we have turned another page of the calendar but that means it's time for another fun challenge at the 
Our theme this month is Something Blue.

Guest Designer:  TaeEun (rainbow in November)

So you have to know that this challenge is right up my alley!!

So onto my card details.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and secured my Rectangle Mask over it as I wanted to be left with a clean, white border when finished.  
I wrapped my acrylic block with some elastic bands, then inked it up with some Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks, sprayed with water and stamped.
Here is a picture of what my block looked like wrapped with the elastics:

Next, I placed the piece into my Misti and inked up the Silhouette Leaves with some Mermaid Lagoon DOX ink and stamped to the side.  I sponged the edges to define the stamped area with some Tumbled Glass DOX then added the sentiment using my Misti again.  
I removed the mask and scored around the inking with my ScorPal to add a framing effect.
I mounted the piece onto a piece of blue cardstock then onto a plain white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Silhouette Leaves (Impression Obsession); Always Friends (IO)
Inks- DOX (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); blue cs
Accessories and Tools- Rectangle Mask (A Colorful Life Designs); ScorPal; 
Misti (My Sweet Petunia); makeup brush (Dollarama)


  1. Such an effective result with the elastic bands and the colour blue is so perfect for you. Stunning CAS card with a fabulous design and sentiment x.

  2. I love the blues you have combined and the silhouette leaves are so pretty over the top of that beautiful background, and what a fun sentiment too Karen. x

  3. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL card Karen!! Love, LOVE your background with the rubberbands and the blue silhouette over the blue background looks amazing!! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

  4. Karen, what a great way to add colour to your background. I love the randomness for the rubber band print with your beautiful leaves :)

  5. I love the bit of rubber band stamping, Karen! It adds even more interest to your great design!

  6. Love the rubber band stamping in the background Karen. So cool to just add a bit of it on the side the top. Gorgeous silhouette image on top. And wonderful sentiment to finish. xx

  7. Hilarious AND beautiful! You really know how to make me...

  8. It's amazing the drama the rubber bands created for your background, Karen! It's a beautiful card! Sometimes I think the simpler cards look the most soulful. This one is gorgeous! hugs, de

  9. Beautiful, love the different tones of blue and love the quote.
    Linda xxx

  10. Seems amazing you got this beautiful result from elastic bands. Love the colours, the great sentiment and the framing.
    Faith x

  11. So very pretty. I love all the blues, and what a fun and snarky sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  12. All these beautiful shades of blue. This just blows me away, it's so interesting and lovely!

  13. Great background using the rubber bands and the acrylic block. The silhouette image and sentiment look so beautiful with it.

  14. The perfect challenge for our "blue" girl!!! I LOVE your masked framing for your gorgeous blues background and rubber band and leaf stamping, Karen. Such a fun sentiment stamped over part of your image too. TFS my friend. Hugs...

  15. what a fun sentiment to go with your lovely card Karen - you must have been so happy for the color to be blue ;) I love the rubberband technique - it gives such a great print background! and the DOX ink stamped over is beautiful! xx

  16. Wonderful rubber band background! Gorgeous shades of blue!

  17. What a gorgeous effect you've created in the background using the elastic bands!
    Gorgeous blue card as always, Karen! Love the fun sentiment!

  18. This is such an good looking card...these are 2 of my fave shades of blue and I love how the card turned out using them. I also like the white border masked to set off the image. Thanks for the deets on how you did this. I am going to give it a try.

  19. I love the effect from using the elastic bands. Fab sentiment and great colour too. Thank you for playing along with the HLS CAS challenge xx


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