Wednesday, June 22, 2016

WWC73 - Gail's Clean & Simple Challenge
Welcome to Watercooler Wednesday and my summer-themed Clean & Simple (CAS) Challenge!
It's almost a month since I moved. No - I'm not anywhere near to being unpacked. No - I don't have my craft room set up. But - I was able to dig out enough supplies to do my card for this Challenge. Good thing it's CAS!

One of the new stamp sets in the brand new 2016 - 2017 catalogue that caught my eye right away was the Sitting Here set. Who could resist the cute cat and that curled up napping dog? Not me! So, when we were able to place our pre-orders, I was happy to see this was one of the choices.

For my summer-themed CAS, I used the pot of flowers and the cat. Using the masking technique, I stamped the cat first onto Thick Whisper White cardstock, using Archival Basic Black ink. Also stamped the cat onto a piece of scrap paper and fussy cut her out. Next, I placed the cut out kitty on top of the kitty stamped onto the WW cardstock, inked up the flower pot and flowers stamp with Archival Basic Black and stamped it so it looks like Miss Kitty is relaxing in front of it.

Using colours from the new 2016 - 2018 InColor collection - Peekaboo Peach, Emerald Elegance and Flirty Flamingo - I coloured in the flowers and leaves using an Aqua Painter. Peekaboo Peach is a great colour for Miss Kitty, as well!

To finish off, a light colour wash of Soft Sky behind the flowers and a bit of Crumb Cake shadow by Miss Kitty complete my little summer scene. Then, because I struggle with CAS, and it seemed unfinished to me, I added some splatter from the Gold Wink of Stella pen to give it a bit of sunshine sparkle. The image panel is popped up on Dimensionals on a Peekaboo Peach card base.
 We'd love to see your interpretation of Clean & Simple Summer. Just visit the Watercooler Wednesday blog to see what the other Watercooler Artists have done, then link up your card.


  1. Lovely card Gail and a great challenge - thanks for the inspiration - I hope I did your challenge justice

  2. Thanks for the great challenge Gail. Your card is sheer perfection. I love the way the simplicity of this card. The focal is really all about the cat and it does make you smile. Lovely card!

  3. Gail, what a beautiful card. Just the right amount of color and spattering.


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