Greetings!  We’re starting a new month of challenges at CAS Colours & Sketches today, and with it, the design team is doing something a little bit different.  Instead of having one team member being the hostess for the entire month, we have four team members each hosting one challenge this month, and the other four members will each host a challenge in August.  We’re still keeping our usual rotation of color and sketch challenges, and we have an awesome guest designer this month, so be sure to check out the challenge site!

I think I had the sketch from last week’s double challenge lurking in the back of my mind when I created today’s card; although it’s not exactly like the sketch, the curve reminds me of it.  I spent some time trying to figure out how to use this week’s colors and finally settled on using them for a cute little puppy.  He comes from a fun set of stamps where you can interchange different animals’ heads and torsos with different shorts and legs.  The skateboard is another option with the set and I decided to use it here, to make it look like the puppy was riding down a hill.  I stamped the skateboard first, then the legs, and then the top half of the puppy, onto a scrap piece of cardstock.  I wasn’t able to line it up to get the shirt to sit right on top of the shorts (what you see here is attempt #3, LOL) so finally I decided this was close enough, figured the puppy was showing off his abs, and drew in lines for his sides.  Then I colored the puppy with Prismacolor pencils blended with odorless mineral spirits. I carefully fussy cut him out and attached him to the card front, after first adhering the die-cut hill.  The sentiment and word bubble are from the same stamp set.  I chose a saying that goes for any person of any age, any time of the year.  I colored in the word “awesome” to tie in a little more of the purple in the challenge colors.  Hmmm… as I’m typing this I see that in the photo, the shorts don’t look as vibrant green as they do on the actual card.  Oh well.


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I think it’ll be a cute card to donate to Send a Smile 4 Kids.  I’m entering it into their current “CAS 4 Kids” challengeShopping Our Stash is asking for speech bubbles on cards so I’m going to join in that challenge, too.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you’ll make a card with these challenge colors and share it with us at CC&S.  You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, July 13 to link your card at the challenge site.

Stamps: Skater Kids (Mama Elephant for Simon Says Stamp)
Cardstock: Cucumber Crush, Elegant Eggplant, Soft Suede (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: Premier colored pencils (Prismacolor); odorless mineral spirits (Hampton Arts); Landscape Trio die (Mama Elephant)

8 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #181”

  1. Hey, you were supposed to do dinosaurs (at least both cards talk about being awesome) 😉 This is a fun card – love the little puffs behind the skateboard!

  2. This is so fun and cute, what a lovely cause to donate to too. FAB use of the colours. Hugs Bev x

  3. What a little cutie! Your card is “awesome” too! Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT

  4. Oh this is so fun! And what a brilliant stamp set it sounds – like one of those flip books where you can create your own creatures.

  5. So cute, and is a great candidate for SAS For Kids…thank you for also sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash! See you soon!

  6. This is so cute and fun, Patricia! A lovely card. Caro x

  7. This is such an adorable card! Love the cute puppy image and what a perfect sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  8. Love this – the hill is a great idea. I often find that the previous challenge’s colours linger. It’s fun to get extra use out of them! Sorry for the late comment, I had a rather unexpected business trip this week which got in the way of my “real” stuff! Liz x

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