Hello there!  It’s the fifth Thursday of the month, so that means at CAS Colours & Sketches we have a double challenge for you!  This week we have a sketch and a color combination for you to use together in creating a clean and simple styled card.

I’ve taken a few liberties with the sketch element – I’ve turned it 45° on its side and attached it to an A2 sized card base.  The challenge colors reminded me of a beach at sunset, so I made a watercolor wash using inks in the three colors for the background of my sketch element.  (I actually made two, but I didn’t like how the wisteria color turned out on the first one, so I tried again and came up with the one you see here.)  I stamped the otter and his gift box on a scrap of white cardstock, colored them, fussy cut them, and attached them to the square.  Then I freehand cut a wave from the first watercolor wash I’d made and attached that to the square so the otter wouldn’t look like he was randomly floating.  The first wash was a lot darker than the second, so there’s some color variation there, but trust me, they’re from the same color ink!  Anyway, then I attached my sketch element to the card base and added the sentiment.



I’m including this in the “Make Your Mark” challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More, too.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to see what the other CAS – Colours and Sketches design team members have made.  Then show us what you can create with the colors and the sketch! You have until 6:00 p.m. eastern time Wednesday, May 6 to link your work to the challenge post.

Stamps: Year Five (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Kraft, Basic Black (Stampin’ Up); Solar White (Neenah); watercolor paper (Artist’s Loft)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, and Island Indigo reinkers (SU); markers (Copic)

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