Hello, and Happy Thanksgiving to my American visitors!  It’s time for another challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches and this time we have a very simple sketch for you to try.

I’ve turned the sketch 90° on its side for my card.  I swiped three shades of blue gel sticks onto a card base of shimmery white cardstock and blended the gel sticks with a damp paper towel.  Then I flicked some white shimmery paint over it, thinking it would look like falling snow, but on second thought maybe it looks more like stars in the sky.  I cut a narrow scrap of the shimmery cardstock to neaten up the top border of the blue part of my card.  For the bottom, I die cut a border of trees using another piece of shimmery cardstock.  I added a simple sentiment and then glued the panel to the card.  I had thought about using cardstock shims to raise the white panels over the blue for a little extra dimension, but supporting the trees would have been difficult without cutting more of them and layering the die cuts.  So the white panels are adhered directly to the card base.  Getting the shimmery cardstock to show in the photograph wasn’t easy.  I wanted to brighten up the photo to show the whiteness of the cardstock, but that washed out the shimmery-ness.


sketch 201

When I started out with this card, I didn’t intend to use the color scheme from last week’s CC&S challenge!  I tried out a few other sunset-inspired color combos with my gel sticks, but I liked the blues the best.

The Paper Players has a CAS Christmas card challenge going, and I’m also planning to enter this card into the Ombre challenge at Addicted to CAS.

What will you create with this sketch?  Share your work with us at the CAS Colours & Sketches site by 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, November 30.  Be sure to check out what the other design team members have made, too!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamp: Holiday Script (Lizzie Anne Designs for Gourmet Rubber Stamps)
Cardstock: Cryogen White (Curious Metallic)
Ink: Pacific Point (Stampin’ Up)
Other: gel sticks (Faber Castell); Wide Open Spaces die (Memory Box); Frost White shimmer ink (Tsukineko)

8 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #201”

  1. Beautiful scene Patricia, loving the ombre sky and the added sparkle. FAB take on the sketch too. Hugs Bev x

  2. Very cool! Love the turquoise blues and the white shimmery stars, stunning!

  3. What a stunning and peaceful scene. Thanks so much for having me as GD this month. I had such fun.

  4. Patricia, this is gorgeous! I love the ombre blues and the flecks of white do look like stars! The border of trees is perfect! So happy you joined my CAS challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

  5. This is such a clever card. I think the sky you’ve created is wonderful. It does look like a starry sky and I can imagine that in real life, with the shimmer, it would look even more amazing.

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous, Patricia! Love the shimmery snow and perfect ombre sky!

  7. Patricia, this is gorgeous I love the colors and it is CAS perfection. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week.

  8. Beautiful ombre effect, Patricia! I love how you created such a lovely winter wonderland scene, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

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