Hello!   July has five Tuesdays, and that means it’s time for a double challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches!  This week we’re asking our challenge participants to combine the given colors with the given sketch.

The colors made me think of flowers and Christmas, and in my opinion the best way to combine those two thoughts is with a poinsettia.  I’ve used a digital image and colored it with Copic markers before carefully cutting it out.  I decided to make the green colors the focus of the card, using the lighter green for the focal panel and the darker green to ink the swirls and the sentiment.  I briefly considered using a rose pink card base but the card looked more clean and simple in style with an ivory base to match the ivory sentiment panel.  I squashed the shape of the card into a landscape oriented rectangle so I’d have more room for the sentiment, and flipped the sketch mirror-image.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the CC&S Design Team has made.  Then get your craft on and link your own card to our challenge post!  You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Monday, August 5 to share your card with us.  We’d love to see what you can do with our double challenge!

Digital Image: Poinsettia (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps)
Stamps: Season of Joy, Sincere Salutations (Stampin’ Up)
Cardstock: Pistachio Pudding (SU); Pure Luxury Ivory (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Emerald Envy (SU); printer ink
Other: markers (Copic)

Hello!  It’s time for another color challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches.

There’s a saying that goes “the third time’s the charm” and that proved true for me in making this week’s card.  I opted to go with a graphic design.  On my first attempt I didn’t mask my stencil well enough and got ink where it wasn’t supposed to be.  I opted for something completely different on my second try and didn’t like the way that ended up.  The third time, I used a different stencil.  Some time ago I made a stencil by cutting a few circles of various sizes from a piece of acetate.  I brushed the two lighter colors from the color combination into the circles.  Then I stamped a sentiment in the darkest color and attached the card front to a card base in the same navy blue.  I added a couple of enamel dots to finish the card.

We hope you’ll enjoy working with these bright colors and share your own card with us at CC&S!  You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Monday, July 22 to link your card at the challenge post.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamp: So Much to Say (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Night of Navy (Stampin’ Up); Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: Marigold Morning, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy (SU)
Other: stencil brushes (Claritystamp); enamel dots (SU)

Hello there!  It’s time for a new challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches and this week we have some pretty pastel colors to play with. The colors practically shouted “Do a floral card!” so that’s the direction I took with them.  I pulled out an oldie-but-goodie stamp set that has stamps to create the different layers and shading effects.  To get the two shades of green for the foliage, I stamped the image off on scrap paper once before applying the stamp to the image panel.  Then I selectively inked the rubber again and stamped it over top the first impression.  I originally planned to just adhere the image panel directly to the card base, but that seemed a little too plain, so I decided to add a very narrow mat of green.  It’s really difficult to tell in the photo, but I used shimmery cardstock for the image panel, so in real life the card has a hint of sparkle to it.  The only color in the challenge trio that I actually own is the darker pink, so I substituted the closest colors I have to the lighter pink and the green.

I’m going to enter this into the current challenge at AAA Cards, too.


Thanks for stopping by today!   I hope you’ll try this color challenge and share your card with us at CC&S!  You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Monday, July 8 to link your card at the challenge site.

All supplies for this card are from Stampin’ Up.
Stamps: Terrific Tulips, Lotus Blossom
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding, Shimmery White
Ink: Blushing Bridge, Pistachio Pudding, Flirty Flamingo

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