Hello there!  It’s the fourth Tuesday of the month, which means we have a new sketch challenge to present to you today at CAS Colours & Sketches.

It took me a little while to figure out what to use for the trio of mostly-vertical shapes on the sketch.  I finally settled on this pencil stamp from one of my older stamp sets.  Because the pencil image is not very big, I decided to crop down the focal panel to a 4.25″ square, and then mount that to a standard 4.25″ x 5.5″ card base.  I’ve also lengthened the pencils by cutting them just above the metal part and adding some space between the two parts when I glued them to the focal panel.  The sentiment panel hides the gaps.  I’ve used dimensional adhesive to attach it, so it “floats” over the thickness of the layered pencils.  It’s hard to tell in the photo, but the white panel is textured cardstock, which adds a little bit more visual interest to the card.


sketch 246

Shopping Our Stash is looking for cards based on sketches, so I’m going to enter my card there and invite their design team and participants to consider joining us at CC&S! 🙂

What will you do with this sketch?  I hope you’ll try out something and share what you create with us!  Link your work to the CAS Colours & Sketches blog by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Monday, October 30.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: School Days (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Cardstock: Kraft, Basic Black, textured Whisper White (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: Premier colored pencils (Prismacolor); Gamsol odorless mineral spirits (Gamblin); dimensionals (SU)

8 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #246”

  1. Awesome card and a great take on the sketch!
    Thanks for getting sketchy with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

  2. I love this – what a great image choice! And I love your tweak of the sketch!

  3. Hey Patricia,

    Clever clever card! I like how you rotated it – and it speaks volumes. Someones going to seriously love this one and keep it on display, with pride!

  4. Love the way you interpreted this sketch, the sentiment is amazing and so very true. I saw a banner in the classroom of one of my grandchildren that read: “I TOUCH THE FUTURE…..I TEACH!!”
    Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you join us again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  5. Such a clever use of that sketch! Love how you made the pencils appear larger by cutting them to lengthen, and covered the cut with the sentiment! Brilliant! Thanks for joining the fun at Shopping Our Stash!

  6. Great use of the sketch! Those pencils are so much fun and work perfectly with the design!

  7. Clever idea to stamp and cut up the pencils and then hide the cut ends under the sentiment. Love the sentiment too.

  8. Awesome image choice and a wonderful sentiment accompaniment. Your tweak of the sketch works wonderfully. Hugs Bev x

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