It’s color challenge week again at CAS Colours & Sketches, and we have some bright cheery ones for you this time.  I have to admit it took me a while to decide how I wanted to use them on my card.  I finally decided to combine the color challenge with a couple other challenges and make a birthday card.

The current challenge at Less is More is to make a one-layer card incorporating splatters of some sort.  So I masked off an area on the front of my card, stamped the balloons (masking each one as I stamped them), and splattered some Coastal Cabana ink over the area with an old toothbrush.  Then I removed all the masks, partially colored the balloons with Perfect Plum and Rose Red watercolor crayons, and used a paintbrush and water to spread and blend the color over the balloons.  It’s been a long time since I’ve participated in a challenge at AEIHeartU, and their current one is to use watercoloring, so the balloons qualify this card for that.  Using the corner rounder on the bottom corners of the card was a last-minute decision to do something a bit different.  I think it ties in with the roundness of the balloons.  And there you have it – one layer, splatters, watercoloring, and the three CC&S colors.


Challenge 23

How will you use our challenge colors?  If you want additional inspiration, be sure to see what the rest of the CC&S design team has made.  Then link your own card to the challenge post by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, April 22.  We’d love to have you join us!  Thanks for stopping by today.

Stamps: Storybook, So Happy (Avery Elle)
Cardstock: watercolor paper (Artist’s Loft)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: Coastal Cabana reinker, Rose Red and Perfect Plum watercolor crayons (Stampin’ Up); corner rounder (EK Success); paintbrush, water

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