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