I have two CAS (with the emphasis on SIMPLE) cards to share with you today. I started with some TH watercolor paper and used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi water colors to lightly add some sand and water.
Once my cardstock was dry I used a stiff bristle brush dabbed into the light brown water color I used to add some dimension to the sand. I added a die cut frame (MFT's Peek-A-Boo Window Frame) over the top and then added a starfish die cut (Gina Marie Designs) that I distressed with some Antique Linen ink and a sentiment from PTI's Winter Woods.
My 2nd card is exactly the same but with a different die cut.
So which one do you like best? Part of me likes the crab one best because of the pop of red color, but another part of me really likes the calm and tranquil look of the starfish card. I live in West Michigan and am only about an hours drive from Lake Michigan, which is kind of like our own ocean. As a young girl and even as a young parent, we spent many, MANY fun filled hours during the Summers at Lake Michigan...wonderful memories!
As always, you have until the 24th to play along with this month's CAS Watercolour challenge, so check out all the beautiful inspiration and then play along right HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do! :0)