Saturday, 28 May 2011

My first CAS card




For a while I wanted to try a CAS card, but boy, can it be difficult or what? Finally, today I got inspiration from Less is More Challenge #17 Recipe - Pick a square. That is, one of the five squares you can see below:


Obviously, I went for the bottom right.

Apart from this being my first CAS card, it is the first time that I tried a new technique for the first time: watercolour! I had seen a few videos and tutorials, but I always thought it would be too difficult for me. This morning, I've been trying several white cardstocks, experimenting with the colour density, trying different inks to stamp the image... And it was soooo much fun!

At the end I went for Memento cocoa to stamp the image, as I wanted a brown colour and the choices from my stash were a bit limited. But if you let the ink dry really well, it does not get smudged with the water.

I didn't have a watercolour paper (as I didn't intent to use the watercolour technique!), and I found out that I was getting better results with a heavy weight sketch paper I had...

At the end, I came up with the card that you see, which I hope you like ;o)

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25 comments:

Kathyk said...

Lovely card and pretty colours - FAB

Kathyk

Helene said...

Lovely card. See it's not that difficult LOL.

Maureen said...

Lovely card, well done.
Maureen......x

Jan said...

Lovely card xx Jan

Carol said...

Simple and sooo lovely !!!

Carol

Mandi said...

Your card is great! Followed our sketch perfectly
thank you for making our challenge the one where you did your first CAS card
Thank you so much
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Rita said...

Lovely card. Hugs Rita xx

Kathleen said...

Lovely card, very CAS.

Kath x

Hazel said...

It's beautiful. Well done. Hazel x

Beryl K said...

Lovely card,
Beryl x

JeNjOy said...

Lovely card, well done on your first CAS card.
jenjoy x

Jenny said...

This is gorgeous, love the heart design and fab watercolouring too :)
Jenny x

Diane said...

This one has to be another of my favorites...love it!

StampingStace said...

Stunning!
Stacey at 32
X

Debgem said...

You're going to find that CAS is addictive!! And your card is fabulous! Love the colours.

Jo said...

This is a lovely card, very stylish. Jo x

Suze Bain said...

A fabulous image and you've coloured it beautifully. xx

Vicky said...

Love this card! Simple and pretty!

Lynne said...

Brilliant! See it`s not that bad.
Lynne xxx

Anastasia (Νατάσα) said...

Thank you all very much for your wonderful comments... They make my day!

Yeap, it's true it's not that bad... This is my first, but surely not my last CAS card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous first card! You will become addicted just FYI - :)

Pauline said...

Really lovely card, well done on your first CAS card!

Susan said...

It's a fabulous card! Hard to believe this is your first CAS..as you did such a great job with it! Lovely!!
My card is HERE

Chrissie said...

This is simply beautiful, what a great CAS card. Thanks for choosing our challenge as your CAS debut!
See you next time!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Shobana said...

Great attempt! Lovely! :)

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