Monday, May 13, 2019

CAS Watercolor: For a Child

Hello on a Monday, friends!  I can hardly believe I'm back so soon with another card.  I'm starting to feel like one of those people who stamps a lot.  I changed my morning routine, got new stamps and, well, things happen.  I don't know how long I can keep this up as we've already gone on our first camping trip (last week) and now that the weather has changed we'll be out and about a lot.

For the time being, I've been inspired by some challenges I hope to play in more often.  Today it's the CAS Watercolor Challenge.  This month's theme is "For a Child", and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to ink up my new MFT Picture Perfect set.  I didn't buy this set with kids in mind, but it works.  I made this into a birthday card which will go to one of the little girls next door.  Between us we have three dogs, so it's perfect -- picture perfect!





Per the challenge rules I watercolored and kept the card clean and simple.  I used Tombow markers and some MFT dies and mounted the image panel on a grocer's kraft card base.  The sentiment is MFT Die-namics #Captions, frame is Wonky Stitched Rectangle Stax, and leaf sprig is Wild Greenery.  I had to put the leaf sprig there to cover up a splotch where I dropped a marker, but the card is better for it.  Nice how that works out sometimes.





That's all for today.  Thanks, CAS Watercolor team, for the creative spark.  Have yourself a beautiful day... hug a furry friend and try on a smile!






22 comments:

Glenda said...

Such an adorable card! I love the 3 dogs image and the colors you chose. Your water coloring skills are over the top and you rock clean and simple. I love this kind of card as it is so easy to mail!

Pauline said...

Oh Leslie, this is so sweet! Love how you kept this CAS, fabulous watercolouring and great colours. Also really like how you coloured the sentiment and embedded it into the card - so perfect! This card sure made me smile as I know it will for your little friend next door. Those doggies are adorable, and I can see the middle one me Wally! Every time I see you colour with your Tombows it makes me want to get mine out, it's been way too long since I used them. I'm off this week, a lot of birding to be done. It's a rainy/misty/gloomy morning here, but sometimes that makes the best photos. Enjoy your day Leslie!

Lynette said...

So cute, Leslie! I love that you put the letters back into their spots. Your CAS cards (and everything else!) are so wonderful.

ChristineCreations said...

So adorable Leslie! Don’t you love that when you have an accident on a card and you like it better after you embellish! Whew! Really sweet design.

Yogi said...

real cute. have a great day

Darlene said...

OMG this is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute and your little neighbor will LOVE it! Great coloring (no surprise) and your design is just perfect! LOVE the expression os their faces ... brought instant smiles!! Great job!

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is so sweet and adorable and I am sure the girl next door will love it too!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

This card is so cute - I'm sure the little girl next door will love it! Anything with animals are so sweet and loveable! I love their adorable faces and the multicolor greeting! Have a great week!

Bonnie said...

These adorable pups make me smile, Leslie! A perfect card for a child or a child at heart! Thanks so much for sharing the smiles with us at CAS Watercolour!

Christine Alexander said...

Leslie, OMG such a cute doggy selfie, I love this sweet trio, the perfect children's card :)

Loll said...

Fantastic card Leslie! First ... LOVE the picture perfect dogs ... they are so adorable and you can't help but SMILE when you see them! :) Speaking of SMILE, perfect sentiment for this card. Love that you've done in it in greens and blues to match the card. And the branch is just perfect up in the corner. Don't you love happy accidents??!! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

Sherri said...

I bet your little neighbor girls save every single card they get from you! I still have every single one you have ever sent me! This image is just adorable and perfect for dog lovers! I'm guessing they are both in love with Wally and Lulu too! Wow! You really nailed it again! Hugs!!

Diane said...

SMILE indeed, I sure did...what a fabulous card, gotta love those pups!! Your coloring on them is perfection and the stamp is so cute, I had them on my 'to buy' list at some point, but I just ordered 4 new Mintay paper pads, so have to be good...sigh!!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous fun image and colouring,love the inlaid smile and the happy accident finishes it off perfectly
Carol x

Cindy Beach said...

Such an adorable trio of pups, sure to bring a smile! I love the way you coloring the sentiment and tucked the die cut letters into the negative space. A great card all around, love it!

Glad you're having fun with new stuff! We'll enjoy your posts every time they come, no matter what!

Ros Crawford said...

As soon as I saw those dogs I had a huge smile... This is wonderful and I love how quirky they are and as always coloured to perfection!

Karen Dunbrook said...

totally love this Leslie, yes....it is a big smile worthy card for sure!!!
Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS Watercolour Challenge this month!
:) Karen

My Paper Epiphany said...

Perfect sentiment for this adorable card - it definitely brought a smile to my face! Wonderful colouring and great save with the sprig! Thanks for joining the fun at CAS Watercolour Challenge.

laurie said...

This is so adorable. I just love the expressions on their faces!

Donna Ellis said...

I'm sure this is a Wally-inspired card despite the pointy ears LOL such a cute creation, Leslie, and beautifully watercolored! hugs, de

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness I just love this set, and I like how you colored it, I was tempted to buy them but haven't yet. I do love those sets that can go for adults or kids. Neat two tone coloring on the sentiment too. Glad you are getting out there and having fun on your camping trips :) You will just have to take your coloring with you and then make them into cards when you get home ;)

Pam Sparks said...

It's awesome you're getting to make cards! AND, so glad you share them with us! Your pet selfies card is so adorable! Beautifully colored! I love it!

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