' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Cas Blue

Saturday 4 June 2016

Cas Blue

Creatively speaking I am all on a summer vibe... Today I painted some Frangipani flowers, love their smell and for me it's the scent of a beach holiday!

OK, so they're not true to life, what with being blue, but in my defence it's the colour for the Stamploration challenge!

The stamps are from the Plumerias set (Inspired By Stamping). I inked them with Distress ink to attempt a no line colouring, using watercolours. The solo flower is stamped with dye ink to get it to pop. I also stamped it twice using a mask (hand cut) to extend the flowering branch.

I added some leaves die-cut from blue cardstock (Tender Leaves by Memory Box). Again, not true to life, but Artistic license and all that...

As to the no line watercolouring I'm quite pleased with the result but the design doesn't really gel and I'm afraid I gave up on it after pushing paper around for what felt like hours.

I'll do better next time, promised!
Also entering the Casology, SSS Monday, SSS Wednesday and the Memory Box challenges.


  1. Beautiful, been sitting thinking of inking mine up too. Colour is beautiful.

  2. So cool crisp and elegant Christine and the contrast of the darker leaves works so well.

    Have a lovely Sunday.

    B x

  3. Beautiful card Christine.
    Flo x

  4. Such a beautiful card with great use of the water colours

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. Worth all your efforts Christine as it looks an amazing CAS card.

    CAS cards are soooo difficult to make and yet when completed they stand out from all the rest.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  6. Clean, simple and elegant! Great placement. Thank you so much for playing along with us this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog :)

  7. Wow - beautiful card.

    Thanks for playing at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Caryn xxx

  8. This is so pretty! I love the softness of the main image!!!
    Thank you so much for joining us for our 200th challenge over at CASology! :)

  9. C'est fin et délicat, j'aime beaucoup.
    Et j'aime bien aussi ton idée d'avoir ajouté des petites feuilles de chez Memory box (je crois bien les avoir celles-là!! :D) dans ce beau ton de bleu... Bravo Christine. Bises

  10. Love how you combined the stamped image with the die leaves. Great mix of mediums. Thank you so much for participating in the Memory Box June watercolor challenge.

  11. Beautifully CAS .... I love all the shades of blue. Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS challenge xx