Well hello there!  It’s the first Thursday of the month, which means we have a new hostess of the month over at CAS Colours & SketchesLizy has planned some fun things for us this time, and she’s starting us off with a really nice, soft, mostly pastel color challenge.

I had the current CAS(E) this Sketch! layout in mind when I was making this card, although I took a few liberties with it by adding a matted layer and changing the rectangular focal point to a circle.  The mint green color that Lizy chose tied into this week’s Paper Players challenge, and I chose the option of circle/embossing/Mint Macaron.  Since I don’t have any Mint Macaron cardstock or ink yet, I just used the colors that seemed closest. My first attempt at coloring this image with my Copic markers was a flop – the green ended up too dark, and I just wasn’t happy at all with the result.  So I started over again with my circular element and used my colored pencils with odorless mineral spirits.  I was much more pleased with the way it turned out.  Since I’m planning to send this card to Send a Smile 4 Kids, I chose a sentiment that hopefully will bring some cheer to a child of pretty much any age.


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Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you’ll share your own card with the CC&S challenge colors by linking it to the CC&S site by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, September 9.

Edited on September 8, 2015:  Thank you to Lisa of the Paper Players Design Team for choosing my card as “A Cut Above”!  What a nice surprise!

Stamps: Critters Ever After (Lawn Fawn); Simply Said: You (Avery Elle)
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Rose Red (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Sage Shadow (SU); Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: Premier colored pencils (Prismacolor); odorless mineral spirits (Hampton Arts); standard circle Nestabilities die (Spellbinders); D’Vine Swirls embossing folder (ProvoCraft); dimensionals (SU); sponge

8 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #140”

  1. Patricia, this is wonderful! I love the embossed background and that image is so adorable!

  2. So gorgeous, love that Lawn Fawn image, it’s jumped straight to the top of my wish list! You may like to link up with AAA Cards too as we’re wanting embossing there.

  3. Oh, this is so cute! Super sweet take on the sketch!

  4. Your card is so sweet, I love that cute image! Perfect for all three challenges,too. Thanks for playing along with us at The paper Players this week!

  5. Super cute!! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

  6. What a fabulous card you have created for such a great cause. I love the CAS feel – it really lets the image shine. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week.

  7. I love this Patricia! Your green looks just like Mint Macaron! Your card is so softly coloured and I’m sure it will be a welcome donation to a worthwhile cause 🙂
    Lizy xx

  8. What a stunning card Patricia! The dragon is one of my favourite Lawn Fawn images, love the soft colours you used for him!

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