CAS - Colours and Sketches #113

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Feb 262015

Hello!  It’s time for another sketch challenge at CAS – Colours and Sketches!   As always, the sketch can be rotated or flipped – so long as we can see the basic elements of the original sketch, it’s all good!

I’ve rotated the sketch 90° on its side for my card.  It’s been a while since I’ve used my gel sticks, so I pulled them out and had a play with them to create the rainbow background and the coordinating yellow for the balloon.  I used my fingers to blend the colors for the background.  As I was drying my hands afterwards on a paper towel, I felt the colors were still a little too bold, but I didn’t want to dilute them too much by using water to blend them.  And I had a “light bulb moment” – and I used the damp paper towel to blend and soften the colors.  I liked that result much better!  My new Lawn Fawn dies just arrived, so I put them to use to cut the balloon and its string.  I think I’m really going to enjoy using this set of dies – there are eight different balloons in four different shapes (two shapes come in three different sizes), plus two strings and some little shapes that I thought were confetti at first, but then I realized they’re probably meant to add a highlight to the balloon.  (Of course I realized that after I’d assembled my card.)  Anyway – enough chitchat.  Here are the card and the sketch graphic:


Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you’ll join us over at CAS – Colours and Sketches with your own take on this sketch!  You have until 1:00 p.m. eastern time Wednesday, March 4 to link your card at the challenge website.

Stamp: Cake & Candles (Avery Elle)
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Basic Black (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: gel sticks (Faber Castell); Party Balloons dies (Lawn Fawn)

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