Hello hello!  I hope the month of June has gotten off to a good start for you.  Here in my area, families with school-aged children are gearing up for the last few days of school.  Now that my boys are older, we know a lot of students who are celebrating graduating from high school.  It’s a busy but fun and joyous time of year!

As usual at CAS Colours & Sketches, we start off the month with a color challenge.  Our hostess for June is Lizy, and she’s chosen a color combo using some of Stampin’ Up’s newest In Colors.  Now, we realize many people may not own cardstock and ink in these colors yet, but that’s OK – just use whatever product you have that most closely matches.

Since I don’t have access to the new colors yet, I’ve substituted other colors, thanks to an In Color Comparison chart created by my friend Helen.  The stamp I used is one of my newest purchases.  One of our CC&S challenge participants used it recently and I fell in love with her card, so I was glad to be able to order the stamp through Amazon.  It just arrived the other day and WOW – I guess the dimensions of the stamp didn’t really sink in with me, because this image is BIG!  It doesn’t quite all fit on an A2 sized card front.  But I still think it’s really cool.  I’m not quite sure what type of flowers these are supposed to be, but they remind me of calochortus.  (Calochortuses?)  Anyway, I stamped the image on watercolor paper and used watercolor crayons smoothed out with blender pens to add color to it.  For the pink petals, I used a mixture of Cameo Coral and Rose Red.


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Be sure to stop by the CAS Colours & Sketches blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created, and to give a warm welcome to Jan, our Guest Designer for the month of June!  Then make your own card using the challenge colors and share it via the linky tool by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, June 10.  We’d love to have you join us!

Stamps: Charming (Penny Black); Everyday Messages (Stampendous)
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Sage Shadow (Stampin’ Up); watercolor paper (Artist’s Loft)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: watercolor crayons, blender pens (SU)

4 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #127”

  1. nice! I love that image and the way you colored it.

  2. You’re right it is a gorgeous image and I love how dainty and delicate it looks despite its size.

  3. This is a lovely stamp. I think it’s interesting how everyone on the design team has a card with a slightly whimsical, romantic feel to it. The colours just have that mood to them, so I’ll be really keen to see how it works out for other other entrants.

  4. It is a lovely stamp and I’ve been admiring it too. Don’t have any PB stamps, maybe it’s time to put that right. Beautiful colouring Patricia. Stef x

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