Hello!  It’s time for another sketch challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches.  Any shape can be used in place of the circular shapes on the sketch graphic, but the elements at the top and at the bottom should be distinctly different sizes.  It’s OK to tweak the sketch by turning it on its side or changing it to an A2 sized card.  So long as we can see the basic elements of the sketch in your card, it’s all good.

I will admit that I had a hard time figuring out what I wanted to do with this sketch, other than taking it from a square into a rectangular formatted card.  Finally I spotted this butterfly die that I hadn’t used in a long time and decided to go with that, using the butterflies for the circular shapes.  The butterflies are cut from designer paper that has some very large roses on it.  The design is scaled more for scrapbooking than cardmaking, but I figured cutting the butterflies from the middles of the roses would work to give them a slightly multicolor effect.  I’ve glued the middles of the butterflies down to the card base and popped up the wings for some dimension.  Some tiny rhinestones add a little sparkle.  I used some scraps of very old designer paper for the rectangular elements of the sketch, to give a sense of sky to the card.  I wanted to get another Mother’s Day card made for Send a Smile 4 Kids, so that’s what decided the sentiment I chose.  I’ll be entering this card into their current challenge.  Even though it isn’t one of my favorite cards I’ve ever made, I’m satisfied with how it turned out.


sketch 169

What will you create with this sketch?  For further inspiration, check out what the rest of the design team and our guest designer have made.  Share your artwork with us at the CAS Colours & Sketches site by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, April 20.  We’d love to have you join us!  Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamps: It’s Good to be Queen (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Watercolor Wonder designer paper (Stampin’ Up); scraps of designer paper from an unknown source
Ink: Going Gray (SU)
Other: Beautiful Wings die, rhinestones, dimensionals (SU)

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