Remarkable You for CC&S #157


This week’s challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches is a colour challenge.  Here’s the banner:

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Now, I’m going to stop saying that I’m finding the challenges “challenging” because I’m saying it most weeks!  What I will say though, is that I thought I’d find the sketches harder than the colours.  Not this week!

I played around with these colours for a while before a stamp set caught my attention.  I bought it because it has calla lilies in it, and my wedding bouquet was dark purple calla lilies, so I have soft spot for them.  It’s a lovely set called “Remarkable You” from the current annual catalogue. I used a bit of artistic license with the colours:

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My base is Rose Red and I stamped the images on watercolour paper using memento black ink.  I watercoloured with Rose Red, So Saffron and Soft Suede using my aqua painters.  The sentiment also comes from “Remarakable You”.  This is a bit different to my usual style but I was thrilled with how it came out!  I added some interest by having two panels which I backed with Basic Black cardstock.  Here’s a close up of the watercolouring:

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Come and join us and enter a card – I really enjoy how the challenges stretch me – I certainly make cards I never would otherwise!

Hope you like it.


11 thoughts on “Remarkable You for CC&S #157

  1. It was a remarkable surprise to see you watercolouring. 🙂 But a happy one. Really pretty – I love that stamp set. Thanks for the reminder to use it more. Liz x


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