Wow!  It’s already the third Tuesday in November, and that means it’s color challenge time again at CAS Colours & Sketches.

I decided to combine the colors with the sketch from the current AAA Cards challenge and the theme from this week’s challenge at The Paper Players.  I used a tree die for the vertical and horizontal elements of the sketch, and I hope with the wash of color for the sky behind it, that I’m not taking too many liberties with the sketch idea.  The little birdie fills in for the “any shape” element.  I stamped the birdie onto a scrap of cardstock, colored him in the grey and darker purple of the challenge colors, and fussy cut him (even around his tiny little legs!) so I could glue him in place on his perch.  Then I used my stamping platform to help me add the sentiment precisely in place.  I opted to use the grey from the challenge color trio for the card base because it’s neutral and it matched my coloring the best.


What will the CC&S colors inspire you to create?  We’d love to see your clean and simple card in our challenge gallery!  You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Monday, November 23 to link your card to the challenge post.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Winter Sparrows (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Basic Gray (Stampin’ Up); The Langton Prestige Extra Smooth Hot Press watercolor paper (Daler-Rowney); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: Almost Amethyst reinker (SU); markers (Copic); Winter Trees die (Penny Black)

10 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #397”

  1. How sweet! I really love that little bird. Beautiful clean card.

  2. The touch of lavender (purple posy) behind the tree is perfect. Very sweet!

  3. This is CAS perfection! I love every detail! That little bird is adorable! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week!

  4. Such a fabulous CAS Christmas card, Patricia! Love the cute bird in the die cut tree and fabulous punny sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! Love how you’ve used the sketch! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  6. Super sweet. The light purple lends itself well to a winter sky. Love it!

  7. Oh, my gosh! What an adorable holiday card! I love this sweet little bird! Thank you for playing in my Clean and Simple challenge at The Paper Players this week!

  8. Patricia this is really clever – an especially creative use of the colours and perfectly CAS too. Thanks for playing along with us over at The Paper Players this week!

  9. This card is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at AAACards!

  10. Such a wonderful take on the sketch! Love it! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

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