CAS(E) This Sketch #229: Watercolor block background

Hi there! First off, welcome to my new blog and thanks for stopping by! I have been dying to try my hand at the awesome card challenges out there, and figured a blog would make that much easier for me!

The first challenge I am participating in is the current CAS(E) This Sketch! challenge, #229, with the following sketch:

CAS(E) This Sketch #229

I love this sketch, I had so many ideas just looking at it! I went for a watercolour background using my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours (which I’m sure you all know are fabulous). I picked No.61 and laid a few layers of colour, nothing special and it was really quick.


After the background dried, I  cut it into rectangles and stuck them to my card base using double sided tape. Since I wanted to keep the colour scheme clean and simple, I chose a whale from the Whale Hello set from Avery Elle to add a little focus to the card. I stamped it in Versafine Onix Black ink, then heat embossed it with WOW! Superfine Clear embossing powder.


I then coloured it using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens (No.35 Deep Blue) and added white dots on the whale’s underside using my uni-ball Signo white gel pen. After fussy cutting it, I stuck it to my panel with double sided tape, and stamped a sentiment from the same set to make a card for any occasion.


This card was such a breeze to make, it was a welcome change from my usual! I hope you liked it and I’ll be back tomorrow for another challenge.