Thursday 3 September 2015

HLS September CAS Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the HLS CAS challenge for September.  We had lots of creative entries last month for our Masking challenge.  The team was so impressed with all the beautiful cards and the innovative ways in which people used masking.  Thanks to everyone who participated.  The winners will be announced on Sept. 10.

We did have a lot of entries last month that were not CAS (clean and simple) ... so please remember that this is a CAS Challenge and only CAS cards should be entered.  Thank you!

Here's our new challenge ...

We are excited to announce that we now have a prize for the winning entry for the HLS CAS Challenges.  Happy Little Stampers had their first stamp release last month, and will now be sponsoring the HLS Challenges.

Winner will receive this stamp set

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There are lots of ways to include colouring on your cards.  Whether you like using markers to colour images (alcohol, water-based ink or distress) ... or you enjoy watercolouring (paints, inks, pencils) ... or colouring with pastels or gelatoes, etc. --- there are many different mediums. And within each of the mediums are many different techniques.  Lots of options with this challenge. :)  Interested in trying something new??  Check out the video tutorials below and try a new technique, or use whatever you like best.  It's all about having fun and sharing our experiences.

Please remember to keep your card entries CAS ...

At Happy Little Stampers, CAS  (clean and simple) is defined as:

- one main focal point
- lots of white or open (no pattern) space
- minimal layers
- minimal embellishments

We are thrilled to have Riti (A Lil Piece of Heaven) as our Guest Designer this month.  Welcome Riti!

Lots of wonderful inspiration for you!  Speaking of inspiration, make sure to check out our HLS September CAS Challenge board on Pinterest, which has the Design Team, Guest Designer and participant's cards!

Here are links to some wonderful colouring tutorials on YouTube to help inspire you ...

Colouring with Alcohol Markers by Kylie Purtell (5:25)
Watercolouring with Distress Inks by Loll Thompson (5:34)
Marker Layering by Karen Barber (8:02)
Thumping Technique by France Martin (4:30)
Floating Re-inker Watercolouring Technique with Sage Kimble (6:32)
Watercolour Spritz Technique by StampTV (5:21)
Watercolouring with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers by Debby Hughes (5:31)

Come join the fun and link up your Coloured CAS cards below.


  1. Wow, ladies ... what a gorgeous array of cards! Thanks so much ... I may be back!! Anita :)

  2. No 32 should read Margaret A (Granmargaret). I don't know why blogger changed what I typed and put blog post title.
    Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team.

  3. Beautiful cards ladies! Lovely coloring! thx so much for a great challenge to enter!

  4. I've just watched the u tube inspiration links that you kindly provided and what great inspirtion they are. More new techniques for me to try. Thank you very much x

  5. Amazing colours from everyone!! Thank you for this fun challenge!! Hugs, Darnell


Thanks so much for your comments. Hopefully we have inspired you today! Happy Little Stampers xx

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